Whether you’ve got a light gray Russian Blue, a silvery Chartreux, or a speckled Shorthair, it’s a great idea to give your feline a gray cat name to match.
Although gray 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 150 awesome gray cat names to consider.
Most Popular Gray Cat Names
If it’s a popular gray cat name you want, choose from these 20 top selections.
Our Favorite Gray Cat Names
There are hundreds of cool cat names for gray 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 gray 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 gray-and-white and black 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 gray 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 gray weather.
Gray Female Cat Names
If you’re trying to name a female kitten with a beautiful gray coat, try calling out these cute gray cat names. You could have a match if her ears perk up.
Gray 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 gray cats to choose from. Here are our top picks for male cats.
Badass Gray Cat Names
Want a tougher name for your partner in crime? Here’s a list of badass gray cat names that would look great on a spiked collar.
- Darth (Vader)
Funny Gray 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 gray cat names.
- Alexander the Gray
- Bugs (Bunny)
Unique Gray Cat Names
Unique cats deserve unique names. If you have a gray cat and want to name her something a little out of the ordinary, here are some options for your one-of-a-kind feline:
- Greyjoy (Game of Thrones)
- Dusty Miller
Gray-and-White Cat Names
Who doesn’t love a gray-and-white cat? The options for naming felines with this beautiful coat color are almost endless, but here are some of our absolute favorites:
Gray Tabby Cat Names
While tabby cats are often brown or red, they can also be a gray color that makes them as unique as they are beautiful. Here are some ideas to name your gray tabby cat:
How to Choose the Best Gray Cat Name
Naming your kitty is one of the most exciting parts about being a cat parent. After all, the name you choose will be the one you use every day to refer to your best friend!
While choosing the right name ultimately comes down to your own preference, you can use these questions to help you narrow down the list of almost right names to the right name.
- What distinct physical qualities does your gray cat have?
- What unique personality traits do you see in your gray cat?
- What names feel natural to say when referring to your cat?
- If you’re naming your cat as a kitten, which names do you believe will grow well her into adulthood?
- Most importantly, what names do you love the most?
Some gray cats can also feature other colors in their coat as well. So, if you’re still looking for more inspiration to name your cat, check out our other lists for calico cat names and orange cat names.
In the end, there are no rules! As long as you love the name you’ve given your cat, you’ve chosen the right one—and that’s what matters most.