75 Gray Cat Names

Gray cat with green eyes standing on patterned rug

The Spruce / Sarah Crowley

If you recently adopted a new gray cat or kitten, one of the first things you will want to do is choose a special name.

Thinking about cat names is exciting—take your time and pick a gray cat name you love. 

Top Gray Cat Names

  • Ash/Asher
  • Baloo
  • Blue
  • Cinder
  • Cloud
  • Ember
  • Graycie
  • Ghost
  • Grayson
  • Luna
  • Misty
  • Pewter
  • Shadow
  • Smoke/Smokey

Tips for Choosing Gray Cat Names

If your cat or kitten is gray, it can be fun to choose a name that pays homage to their color. Gray cats come in a wide array of patterns. Whether your cat is solid gray, gray with tabby stripes, or gray with white markings, you have a lot of options for gray-themed cat names. 

When trying to land upon a great name for a gray cat or kitten, first start by considering your cat or kitten’s individual character. Among all the gray-themed cat names, there are names to fit every cat’s personality. Is your gray cat sociable or shy? Is your cat active or laid back? Is your gray cat goofy or serious? You can also take into consideration the length of your cat’s coat. Is it short and sleek or long and fluffy? 

Test out any names you think you might like by saying them out loud. Some cat names roll off the tongue better than others. Choose a name that’s easy and enjoyable to say—remember, you’ll be saying your cat’s name a lot!

If your cat is part of a wider family, make sure everyone is on board with the decision and that it isn't a name that will be easily confused with any other name in the household (for pets or people).

Gray Cat Names for Boys

Some grey-themed names sound more masculine, making them excellent choices for male cats or kittens. A few names on this list are also inspired by fictional gray characters who happen to be male. 

  • Ash/Asher
  • Baloo
  • Blue
  • Carbon
  • Charcoal/Coal
  • Dumbo
  • Dusty
  • Eeyore
  • Fog/Foggy
  • Ghost
  • Granite
  • Grayson
  • Meeko
  • Nickel
  • Pewter
  • Platinum 
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Smoke/Smokey
  • Steel
  • Stone/Stoney
  • Thumper

Gray Cat Names for Girls

Some gray-themed names sound more feminine, which makes them great options for gray girl cats. Consider these name that are perfect for your female cat or kitten: 

  • Ashley
  • Cinder
  • Cloud
  • Ember
  • Graycie
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Luna
  • Misty
  • Periwinkle
  • Shimmer
  • Storm/Stormy
  • Tinsel
  • Twinkle

Food-Themed Gray Cat Names

Food-based names can be lots of fun to use for cats. Certain foods with gray, blue or even light purple hues fit the bill perfectly for gray cats. Grab a snack and go over some of these gray name ideas inspired by foods:

  • Acai
  • Anchovy
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Earl Gray
  • Eggplant
  • Fig
  • Mackerel
  • Plum
  • Pumpernickel 
  • Squid
  • Truffles 
  • Taro
  • Ube

Gray Cat Names in Other Languages

For an international take on gray cat names, consider words that mean "gray" or "silver" in other languages: 

  • ʻAhinahina (gray in Hawaiian)
  • Argent (silver in French)
  • Grau (gray in German)
  • Gris (gray in Spanish)
  • Grise (gray in French)
  • Haiiro (gray in Japanese)
  • Plata (silver in Spanish)
  • Serebro (gray in Russian)
  • Seryy (silver in Russian)
  • Shirubā (silver in Japanese)
  • Silber (silver in German)
  • Waikālā (silver in Hawaiian)

Gray Cat Names Inspired by the Wild Animal Kingdom  

Take a hint from mother nature and think of other animals that are gray—you just might find a fun and unique name for your gray cat: 

  • Bear
  • Bunny
  • Dolphin
  • Elephant
  • Heron
  • Hippo
  • Koala
  • Mouse
  • Rhino
  • Shark
  • Squirrel
  • Wolf

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