I didn’t realize until I started digging how many wonderful pet names you can find even if you base your search solely on the fact that the cat you’re trying to name is gray. It’s honestly taken me effort to reel myself in and quit listing more and more options on this page so as not to overwhelm you with too many. Hopefully, the fact that I’ve split names up into different sections will help make browsing easy.
First section up: the unique names for grey cats section, where I’ve listed a few of my favourite translations of the words “grey” and “silver” into other languages. I think you’d be hard pressed to find many cats with names like these around, and I’ve added links to exactly where you can find more translations of these words in case digging for a better name using this idea is up your alley.
Picture from Post Avery’s Baby Pictures
Next cat-egory: the fitting section. Here I’ve split names into the sub-categories – gender neutral, male, female, striped/tabby, and grey and white cats. If there are any other sub-categories you want added to this section, do let me know! Would happily add more to the list if you’d find it helpful.
Finally, we have the funny grey cat names, under which I’ve included: ironic cat names, names after famous gray felines, names after grey cartoon characters, and popular fictional characters with the word “grey” in their names.
Would love to know which names you like best – and if there are any more gray cat names you think belong on this list. Who knows, your idea might even end up the helpful suggestion that named someone else’s new kitten!
(Psst – looking to name something else, besides a new cat? Check out my blog Name Noodle!).
Unique Grey Cat Names
“Grey” in Other Languages
Need more ideas than I list below? Visit here to see more translations of “grey” in other languages.
- Abu-abu (Indonesian)
- Boz (Azerbaijani)
- Cawl (Somali)
- Grau (German)
- Gris (French & Spanish)
- Kelabu (Malay)
- Liath (Irish)
- Siva (Slovenian & Croatian)
- Szary (Polish)
“Silver” in Other Languages
Love the following translations, but want to make sure you’ve got the perfect one? Visit here for more translations of “silver” to other languages”
- Argent (French)
- Prata (Galician & Portugese)
- Argento (Esperanto)
- Argentum (Latin)
- Arian (Welsh)
- Fidda (Maltese)
- Hiriwa (Maori)
- Perak (Indonesian & Malay)
- Silfur (Icelandic)
- Zilarra (Basque)
Fitting Names for Grey Cats
Gender Neutral Names for Male or Female Grey Cats
- Earl Grey
Names for Grey Boy Cats
Names for Grey Girl Cats
Names for Grey, Striped Tabby Cats
Names for Grey and White Cats
Funny Grey Cat Names
Ironic Names for Grey Cats
Stolen from my ironic cat names article. If you’re into ironic cat names, but none of the following strike your fancy, try popping over to have a look at the article for some more ideas.
- Mouse (shared by Eiona)
Cool Cats: Names After Famous Grey Felines
- Berlioz (from The Aristocats)
- Diana (from Sailor Moon)
- Nermal (from Garfield)
- Scat Cat (from The Aristocats)
- Tom (from Tom and Jerry)
Names After Grey Cartoon & Anime Characters
- Baloo (from The Jungle Book)
- Bugs (Bugs Bunny)
- Donkey (from Shrek)
- Dumbo (from Dumbo)
- Eeyore (from Winnie the Pooh)
- Kakashi (from Naruto)
- Meeko (from Pocahontas)
- Onyx (from Pokemon)
- Rhyhorn (from Pokemon)
- Rocky (from The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends)
- Roger (from American Dad)
- Scratchy (from The Simpsons)
- Snowball (from The Simpsons)
- Thumper (from Bambi)
- Totoro (from My Neighbor Totoro)
- Tramp (from Lady and the Tramp)
Names of Fictional Characters with the Word “Grey” In Them
- Anastasia Grey (from Fifty Shades of Grey)
- Dorian Gray (from The Picture of Dorian Gray)
- Fenrir Grayback (from Harry Potter)
- Gandalf The Grey (from The Lord of the Rings)
- Grey Worm (from Game of Thrones – more GoT cat names?)
- Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Your Favourites & Other Grey Cat Name Ideas?
Now it’s your turn! Which are your favourite grey cat names? Are there any you love that I missed putting up here?
Have you ever named a grey cat before? If yes, what name did you end up choosing?
My striped grey and white tabby cat – the one in all the pictures above – I named Avery, after the Jackson Avery character from Grey’s Anatomy. Why? They’ve both got piercingly gorgeous green eyes!