175+ Grey Cat Names – An Awesome List for Naming Your Cat

Last updated: by Kyle Larson

Looking for grey cat names? You’re in the right place, my friends!

Sleek, striking and slightly mysterious, cats with grey coloring are gorgeous creatures. The color grey is all the rage right now, from Fifty Shades of Grey to countless grey interior decorations to articles declaring that “grey is the new beige.”

Grey cat names

But owners of grey cats were all about grey before it was trendy!

If you decide to bring a grey cat into your home, we have great grey cat names we’d love to share with you.

Grey Cat Names Inspired by Color

Here’s a no brainer: Why not give your cat a name based on its grey color?

You might think this is boring since there’s only one word for grey, right? Oh no, you are mistaken. There are many different words to describe the color grey and its different shades. 

Check out these grey cat names inspired by color and see what you think.

  • Ash
  • Ashton
  • Ashey
  • Ashley
  • Ashton
  • Carbon
  • Chrome
  • Cinder
  • Cindra
  • Coal
  • Disco
  • Dusty
  • Earl Grey
  • Ember
  • Granite
  • Grey
  • Grady
  • Graycie
  • Grayson
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Kelabu
  • Mercury
  • Phoenix
  • Periwinkle
  • Perse
  • Pewter
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Silverbell
  • Silverman
  • Slate
  • Slater
  • Smudge
  • Sterling
  • Stone
  • Stoney
  • Tinsel
  • Twinkle
Gray cat

Grey Cat Names Inspired by Fur Pattern

Many cats aren’t solid grey. Instead, their fur can have stripes, patches and other distinctive patterns.

The pattern and style of your grey cat’s fur can provide great inspiration for a unique, personalized name for your kitten.

  • Checkers
  • Dot
  • Freckles
  • Furry
  • Furbaby
  • Fluffy
  • Inky
  • Patches
  • Salt ‘n Pepper
  • Smudge
  • Speckles
  • Spot
  • Stripes
  • Zebra
Cute cat

Grey Cat Names Inspired by Nature

If you look around outside, you’ll notice that nature is full of grey colors. The stones in a park, the sky during a storm, the smoke from a fire.

Take a look outside and you’ll find surprising names that are original and beautiful. Here are some examples.

  • Birch
  • Cardoon
  • Cloud
  • Cyanite
  • Dusky – (Dusky)
  • Eclipse
  • Everest
  • Flint
  • Foggy
  • Frosty – (Frost)
  • Hazy
  • Iron
  • Lightning
  • Luna
  • Lunar
  • Midnight
  • Misty
  • Moon
  • Moonbeam
  • Nebula
  • Olympus
  • Onyx
  • Pebble
  • Pewter
  • Rain
  • Shadow
  • Shady
  • Sky
  • Smokey
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Stormy
  • Thunder
  • Twister
  • Willow
  • Windy
  • Winter
Grey kitten

Grey Cat Names Inspired by Other Animals

A number of other animals are well known for being grey in color. How fun would it be to name your cat after one of these creatures?

By naming your cat after another grey animal, you’ll recognize your cat’s fur color and provide a good laugh for others.

  • Anchovy
  • Bear
  • Bunny
  • Donkey
  • Elephant
  • Flipper
  • Heron
  • Koala
  • Mackerel
  • Mouse – (Mousey)
  • Rabbit
  • Sardine
  • Shark – (Sharky)
  • Trout
  • Wolf – (Wolfie)
  • Whale – (Whaley)

Cartoon Grey Cats

Cartoons are another great place to look for grey cat name inspiration.

Sure, orange and black cats seem to be much more prevalent, but there are still plenty of grey cats who’ve graced TV and movie screens. Here are some of the most famous.

  • Berlioz (from The Aristocats)
  • Diana (from Sailor Moon)
  • Fritz (from Fritz the Cat)
  • Nermal (from Garfield)
  • Rita (from Animaniacs)
  • Scat Cat (from The Aristocats)
  • Scratchy (Itchy & Scratchy from The Simpsons)
  • Tom (of Tom & Jerry fame)

Other Popular Grey Characters

Many other charismatic, adorable grey creatures have captured our hearts throughout the years. These too make for charming grey cat names.

Below are some of the most popular grey cartoon characters in history. If we’re missing any, please let us know in the comments below.

  • Baloo (from The Jungle Book)
  • Bugs (as in Bugs Bunny)
  • Donkey (from Shrek)
  • Dumbo (from Dumbo, of course)
  • Eeyore (from Winnie the Pooh)
  • Komala (from Pokemon)
  • Meeko (from Pocahontas)
  • Rocky (from The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends)
  • Thumper (from Bambi)

Funny Grey Cat Names

Humorous cat names are also a good choice, and these funny ideas are tailored specifically for grey furballs.

Take a look at the list below and get ready to laugh out loud.

  • Alexander the Gray
  • Anastasia Gray
  • Cinder-ella
  • Dorian Gray
  • Earl Grey
  • Fenrir Grayback
  • Gandalf the Gray
  • Grey Worm
  • Grey Gatsby
  • Grey Poupon
  • Iron Man
  • Jennifer Grey
  • Lady Grey
  • Meredith Grey
  • Sil-furr
Tough cat

Strong Grey Cat Names

Some cats are born with a little extra spunk and determination. If you’ve got a pet that’s a little more tough and tenacious than the average cat, these strong grey names might just be up your alley.

  • Avalanche
  • Banshee
  • Blade
  • Bullet
  • Cowboy
  • Everest
  • Flash
  • Ghost
  • Gunner
  • Mystique
  • Phantom
  • Rebel
  • Remington
  • Saber
  • Silverado
  • Spike

Grey and Silver in Other Languages

And finally, another great way to find a totally unique cat name is to explore translations in other languages.

It turns out the words grey and silver in other languages make for some pretty cool cat names.

You can start by figuring out if your cat is more grey or silver and go from there. Or you can pick the language you like the most and select that translation.

And of course, you could just pick the name that most sticks out!

  • Abu-abu (grey in Indonesian)
  • Argent (silver in French)
  • Argento (silver in Italian)
  • Arian (silver in Welsh)
  • Boz (grey in Azerbaijani)
  • Cawl (grey in Somali)
  • Ceniza (ash in Spanish)
  • Fidda (silver in Maltese)
  • Grau (grey in German)
  • Grigio (grey in in Italian)
  • Gris (grey in French and Spanish)
  • Hiriwa (silver in Maori)
  • Hopea (silver in Finnish)
  • Kelabu (grey in Malay)
  • Liath (grey in Irish)
  • Plata (silver in Spanish)
  • Prata (silver in Portuguese)
  • Siva (silver in Slovenian and Croatian)
  • Szary (grey in Polish)
  • Zilarra (silver in Basque)
Sweet cat

Grey Cat Names: Conclusion

As you see above, grey isn’t boring. Our list includes 175+ grey cat names that range the gamut from funny to tough to translations and so much more.

If you have other grey cat name ideas, we’d love to hear them! Leave us a comment below. We use your ideas to keep our site fresh.

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If you’re not digging any of the grey cat names on the list, try our online generator and find even more fabulous name options. 

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How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: how do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your cat?

After years of helping new cat owners find the perfect name, here are some tips we’ve picked up along the way:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great on paper but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you become set on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue because after all, you’ll be saying it many times a day once the cat joins your family!
  • Does it fit your cat? Check to see if the name matches your cat’s personality and appearance before committing to a name.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine calling for your cat with this name? If not, then it’s not the right choice. Move on and select something more appropriate.
  • And finally, trust your gut. Ask any new cat owner: when you find the right name, you’ll know it!

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  1. Jenny Nazak


    • Angela Nicole Vanschaick

      Omgosh how weird is it, that my 3 yr old daughter wanted to name our new bundle of joy “starshine”?! I wanted star lol she was just born July 1st. .. and we got her 3 days ago. Wonder if I should listen to my 3 yr old? Lol

      • Jenny Nazak

        DEFINITELY listen to your 3 year old, Starshine is a perfect name for a grey kitty :-) My baby girl, age 14, is named Starshine <3 According to my research, this cat (that I adopted 14 years ago as an abandoned stray when she weighed about a pound) is a Nebelung, which is a longhaired Russian Blue. Sorry the pic came in sideways LOL.

  2. Amalian

    I am gonna name my cat bluebel ,blossom,calypso,keifer,nathaniel,olive,malise,alfie,fuzzy,olivia or mittens do you know i love cat ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Elizabeth A. Plunkett

    My grey cat is named Nimbus.

  4. cheyenne

    my little kitten is grey and i named her Azora Camellia

  5. aurawolf!?

    my sister wanted a name for her TOY cat. LOL

  6. mimmsy


  7. nae

    i named him grayson before looking at this website bc he was gray and my moms son LOL

  8. Val

    What name has the word ash in it? Akasha, queen of the damned in the novels by Anne Rice…

  9. Lucifer

    My grey cat is named kora after supergirl

  10. tuxedo cat

    wow i like this:)

  11. Zoe Vezeau

    My top 3 not on the list but that i found where Tokyo, Kiko, and Joon :) still debating

  12. I NEED A CAT NAME NOW!!!!!!!

    Oh my gosh, I’m getting a blue/grey kitten in 2 months and like I’m literally searching for names and none of them are good. Any ideas???
    Ps. Look at my name

  13. juliet

    my very favourite cat was a grey shorthair who we called Cobweb, and it was a lovely delicate name for her. It was the name of one of the fairies in the Shakespeare play, Midsummer Night’s Dream, too!

  14. Heidi

    Silver in Arabic is Feddah, and Grey in Arabic is Ramadi. I had a grey and white cat named Micki as she had big ears as a kitten and a very long tail both like a mouse