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150+ Grey Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Grey & Silver Cat

Jessica Kim

By Jessica Kim

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Cats come in many different and unique shades of grey. Fortunately, there are a lot of beautiful and fun names that you can find from being inspired by your cat’s coat color.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of grey-inspired names that celebrate your cat’s luxurious, monochrome fur.

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How to Name Your Grey Cat

Naming your cat after its coat color can be a challenge because the color grey has a lot of meanings, and it symbolizes many different things. So, when thinking of a name, it’s important to stay focused on one or two categories to avoid becoming overwhelmed with too many options.

Some categories you can focus on are your cat’s coat texture, the shade of gray, or its personality. You can also think about people or characters that inspire you and have elements of grey in their persona or fashion style.

After you focus on one or two components, start making a list of things that fall into those categories. From there, look for a handful of names that stand out to you and eliminate any that don’t spark any interest. Keep narrowing down the list of names until you have one name left.

If you’re stuck on coming up with some names on your own, take a look at our list of categories and names to get inspired.

Natural Elements and Weather-Inspired Names

There are many parts of nature that reflect the color grey. Here are some names inspired by weather, metals, and other things you can find in nature.

  • Ash
  • Ashton
  • Char
  • Cinder
  • Cinereous
  • Cirrus
  • Cloud
  • Coal
  • Cumulus
  • Dusty
  • Earl Grey
  • Flint
  • Granite
  • Haze
  • Lava
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Luna
  • Lune
  • Misty
  • Moonstone
  • Nickel
  • Nimbo
  • Nimbus
  • Onyx
  • Pebble
  • Pepper
  • Pewter
  • Platinum
  • Rocky
  • Shade
  • Shadow
  • Slate
  • Silver
  • Smoky
  • Soot
  • Space Cadet
  • Sterling
  • Stony
  • Stormy
  • Stratus
  • Tin
  • Vulcan
  • Wooly
a grey cat lying on slanted ground
Image Credit: kylly, Pixabay

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Other Animals

Sometimes, it’s fun to name cats after other animals. They might display characteristics or personalities attributed to these animals. Here are some grey animals that can also be a suitable name for your cat.

  • Bear
  • Birdie
  • Bunny
  • Coho
  • Dolly (Dolphin)
  • Elle/Ellie (Elephant)
  • Fox
  • Goose
  • Ham (Hamster)
  • Hippo
  • Koala
  • Lele (Lemur)
  • Lynx
  • Mack (Mackerel)
  • Marten
  • Mink
  • Mole
  • Mongoose
  • Mouse
  • Mullet
  • Parry (Grey Parrot)
  • Pidgeon
  • Ray
  • Raccoon
  • Rhino
  • Seal
  • Sharky (Shark)
  • Sheep
  • Sugar (Sugar glider)
  • Wolf
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Famous Names

There are plenty of famous people and characters that are shrouded in grey. You might find a great name for your cat amongst this list of icons.

  • Akela (The Jungle Book)
  • Allen ( Gray-Man)
  • Athena
  • Baloo (The Jungle Book)
  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Berloise (Aristocats)
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Bugs (Looney Tunes)
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Chloe (The Secret Life of Pets)
  • Curley (The Three Stooges)
  • Dorian Gray
  • Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Farnsworth (The Little Engine That Could)
  • Gandalf the Grey (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Grey Lady (Harry Potter)
  • Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
  • Hades
  • Horton (Horton Hears a Who!)
  • Jaws
  • Jiraya (Naruto)
  • Larry (The Three Stooges)
  • Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy)
  • Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Munkustrap (Cats)
  • Moe (The Three Stooges)
  • Pearl Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants)
  • Quicksilver (X-Men)
  • Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
  • Selene
  • Selina (Batman)
  • Tom Cat (Tom & Jerry)
  • Yuki (Fruits Basket)
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Different Languages

Grey sounds nice in many other languages. Here are some translations of the word “grey” in different languages.

  • Abu-Abu (Indonesian)
  • Alu (Sinhala)
  • Bhukhara (Gujarti)
  • Cinzenta/Cinzento (Portuguese)
  • Dhoosar (Hindi)
  • Gireyi (Shona)
  • Gra (Danish)
  • Grau (German)
  • Grigio (Italian)
  • Gris (Spanish)
  • Griseo (Latin)
  • Grys (Afrikaans)
  • Gure (Japanese)
  • Hall (Estonian)
  • Harmaa (Finnish)
  • Hinahina (Hawaiian)
  • Impunga (Zulu)
  • Kelabu (Malay)
  • Khairo (Nepali)
  • Kijivu (Swahili)
  • Kulawu (Sudanese)
  • Liath (Irish)
  • Rumadi (Arabic)
  • Saaral (Mongolian)
  • Sery (Russian)
  • Siva (Bosnian)
  • Sivo (Bulgarian)
  • Szary (Polish)
  • Szurke (Hungarian)
  • Xam (Vietnamese)
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Image Credit: Little_Foxy, Pixabay

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Miscellaneous Grey Names

Here’s a list of some names that don’t fall into any particular category. They’re still fun options to consider, and they can inspire you to think of other grey-related names.

  • Anchor
  • Armor
  • Bullet
  • Chain
  • Chrome
  • Cloak
  • Crypt
  • Disco
  • Flute
  • Foil
  • Gizmo
  • Graycie
  • Grey Gatsby
  • Greyson
  • Grey-tel
  • Griselda
  • Gunmetal
  • Lloyd
  • Marengo
  • Ninja
  • Nube
  • Rachet
  • Shimmer
  • Shroud
  • Silverbell
  • Spirit
  • Spoke
  • Taupe
  • Tinsel
  • Wisp
  • Xanadu
  • Yin
a close up of a gret cat laying on couch
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You can draw many noteworthy names from grey things. They’re often found in nature, notable characters, and unassuming everyday objects.

There’s no need to stress too much over finding the perfect name for your cat. More often than not, you’ll find that the search for the perfect name ends with the perfect name finding you. So, have fun with the process, see where your creativity takes you, and be open to drawing inspiration from the most unexpected places.

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