Whether you’ve got a light grey Russian Blue, a silvery Chartreux, or a speckled Shorthair, it’s a great idea to give your feline a grey cat name to match.
Although grey might not seem like the most exciting color, there are all sorts of places to take inspiration from including the natural world, famous capital cities, historical figures, and even ancient Greek myths.
Before you begin testing out names, though, remember: You’re going to be saying this name countless times in the near future. As such, be sure to try out a handful before you settle on one. To help you get started, here are 65 cool grey cat names to consider.
Most Popular Grey Cat Names
Our Favorite Grey Cat Names
There are hundreds of cool cat names for grey cats to choose from, but we’ve managed to cull down our list to the best of the best. Here are our top 5 options.
Luna: Greek in origin, the name Luna means “moon” and makes for a celestial and bright name choice for a kitten with a light grey or dappled coat. It’s a great pick for a cat with a calming and sweet personality, and it’s also one of our favorite grey and white cat names.
Dorian (Gray): Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this name’s a fun play on words—especially if you’re a British literature buff. Dorian was a character who wished that he could remain young and handsome while a magical portrait of him grew old, so it could be a good fit for a particularly good-looking boy who spends lots of time grooming.
Anastasia: This name’s ideal for Russian Blues. Elegant and royal, Anastasia (or Ana for short) was the name of the daughter of Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia. Anastasia means “resurrection,” which could make it a powerful name for a rescue cat who’s been through a lot.
Sylvester: Get it? Silvester! While the popular cartoon Sylvester the cat had a tuxedo coat, we love this name for a cat with a particularly silvery or shiny coat, too. It just has a classic ring to it. And if you’re a Rocky fan, you could always name him Sylvester Stallone.
Oslo: Looking for unique grey cat names? Here’s our wildcard. For a playful boy or girl with a whimsical personality, consider the worldly name Oslo. The capital city of Norway, Oslo is well known for its fjords, snow-capped skiing spots, and very cloudy and grey weather.
Grey Female Cat Names
If you’re trying to name a female kitten with a beautiful grey coat, try calling out these cute grey cat names. You could have a match if her ears perk up.
Ella: Short for Cinderella, the name Ella means “beautiful fairy,” making this one of the sweetest name choices you could consider for a *slightly* spoiled kitten who’s basically your little princess.
Lavender: Many grey cats have a nearly purple-blue sheen that resembles the color of a lavender bush. Known as one of the most calming scents in existence, Lavender could be a lovely name for a kitten with a soothing personality and purr.
Tinsel: Whether your kitten was a Christmas gift or not, Tinsel makes for an adorably sweet name for a female cat, especially if she’s got a cheery personality.
Misty: An English name that brings out the beauty in grey, foggy days, Misty makes for a nice, feminine name for a laid-back feline.
Juno: Here’s another wildcard for you. According to ancient Greek mythology, Juno was a Roman goddess who was considered the essence of femininity and a protector of all women. We think Juno has a simultaneously regal and playful sound to it. And Juneau is also the capital city of Alaska, a place often shrouded in grey clouds.
More Names for Grey Female Cats
Grey Male Cat Names
Whether your little boy’s got a light and friendly personality or he’s a bit dark and stormy, there are plenty of good names for grey cats to choose from. Here are our top picks for male cats.
Ash: Ash, short for Ashton, is an English name inspired by the ash tree, a flowering plant related to lilac and olive trees. But it also brings to mind ashes, making it a neat name for a darker-colored grey cat.
Bolt: Got a kitten who, well, bolts the instant you approach him or open the door? This name’s a fitting pick for a speedy, playful boy cat.
Charcoal: Another one of our favorites for unique grey cat names, charcoal could be a one-of-a-kind name for a darker-colored cat with a moody look.
Peri: Looking for particularly cute grey cat names? Consider Peri, short for Periwinkle, a type of plant with delicate, light purple-blue flowers. This could be a sweet name for the runt of the litter or a shy, skittish cat.
Sterling: Short for sterling silver, this name also means “excellent or valuable,” as your cat surely is. We think it’s a cool pick for a solid, reliable cat.
More Names for Grey Male Cats
Badass Grey Cat Names
Want a tougher name for your partner in crime? Here’s a list of badass grey cat names that would look great on a spiked collar.
Bond: James Bond, that is. Name a sleek grey cat after the smoothest secret agent of all spy movies. Nickname: 007, of course.
Bullet: If you’ve got a kitten who zips through the room or might have a bit of a mean streak, Bullet makes for a fitting name choice.
Ninja: For a sneaky, sharp cat who loves to pounce on you with surprise attacks, consider the name Ninja.
Thor: Thor is the name of a hammer-wielding god who brings lightning, thunder, and storms with him—meow! Whether you’re a fan of Germanic mythology or Marvel Comics, Thor is a rock-solid name for a strong male cat who knows he’s boss.
Vlad: Vlad the Impaler was the original Dracula, a Transylvanian prince (in)famous for impaling his enemies on sharp, silvery stakes. Can a cat name get any more badass?
More Badass Grey Cat Names
- Darth (Vader)
Funny Grey Cat Names
If you’ve got an awesome sense of humor and want a cat name that’ll make your friends and family laugh, there are loads of options. Here are our favorite funny grey cat names.
Alexander the Gray: Alexander the Great was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. Alexander the Gray, on the other hand? Well, he knows he’s the king of the house.
Dumbo: A Disney classic, Dumbo told the story of an adorable little elephant who just happened to be able to fly with his big ol’ ears. Naming your cat after him? You can’t get much sillier than that.
Eeyore: Ever gloomy and grey, Eeyore is one of the most lovable, slow-moving characters in A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh series. It makes for a funny name for a kitty with a sullen face or bummer attitude.
Grumpy: So, let’s be honest: not all cats come with a sunny personality or the prettiest of faces (We’re looking at you, Grumpy Cat!). If you’ve got a cat who often hisses, scratches, or just has a frowny face, Grumpy’s a good fit.
Smudge: For the runt of the litter or a darker-colored grey cat, Smudge makes for a fitting and funny name.
More Funny Grey Cat Names
- Bugs (Bunny)