Got yourself a little gray kitty? Lucky you! Do you think Tom, Smokey, Puff are overused? Keep reading to make your decision regarding which are the best gray cat names!
Giving your kitten a perfect name is going to be a very important decision so please do not take it lightly.
Naming your cat
Why not get your cat to help you pick out a name? You can read a list of names you like your cat and if she reacts differently to one, that's her new name!
If you're naming a gray kitten, try to get a name she can grow into.
It's not that adult cats aren't cute; it's just that they have a certain elegance and dignity when they're all grown up, particularly the ones with naturally gray fur.
Male cat names for gray boys
For a gray male, try something that reflects strength like Steel or Bullet. If you're into comic books or heavy metal Iron Man makes a good cat name. Or if your cat seems on the presidential side, maybe the name Eisenhower (It means “Hewer of iron” in German) would fit.
The on-line movie reviewer Brad “The Cinema Snob” Jones named his Siamese “Lloyd”. Since this name means “grey” in Welsh, it might fit a gray cat better.
If you like something sporty, there are a few teams with gray as a team color. Seahawk, Cowboy and Saber are such sporty inspired names. Most baseball teams wear gray at away games, so you can look to anywhere in baseball for a good name for a gray boy cat.
If your cat's coat leans more to a bluish-gray, you could name him Glaucus. It means “bluish-gray” in Greek and is the name of a fisherman from Greek myth who turned into a merman. (He tried to seduce a nymph, she got turned into a monster; you know how these things go.)
If you are into literary pursuits, try the names Christian or Dorian after two literary characters (if ones with unsavory personalities) with the last name Gray.
If you’d prefer to name your cat after a better role model, there’s Francis after the patron saint of animals. He often wore gray as a sign of humility.
Whistler sounds quirky and was the name of a painter who worked in grays. Read on for more suggestions!
- Gray Gatsby
Female cat names for gray ladies
For a gray female, you might want something that invokes an ethereal beauty. Musical theater fans might gravitate towards the name Grizabella after the Glamour Cat from Cats.
The name means “gray beauty” and really sticks in your memory. Also dont forget to check out our full list of girl kitty names for your feline!
Fans of Harry Potter might like the name Helena after the ghost known as the Gray Lady who haunts Ravenclaw House. (Rowling, you and those background features no one thinks will be important!)
The lyrical sounding Liadan means “gray lady” in Irish Gaelic. Misty makes a pretty gray cat name as does the Japanese name Kasumi.
If Moonbeam sounds a little too Bohemian for your taste, try Annabelle Lee, after the poem Poe wrote about a dead girlfriend (did he write about anything else?) who is associated with moon beams.
Comic book fans might like Jean Grey after the mutant who just can't stay down. Here's some more great ideas!
- Lady Stardust
Gray Cat Names Inspired by Nature
Gray is not a boring color! A stone inspired name might fit your cat as would one based on stormy weather or even quiet yet mysterious weather conditions like clouds or fog. Gem stones are usually thought of as girl names but Diamond, Slate and Charcoal would fit for a boy.
Flower names aren't off the table, particularly if she has flecks of white or a lilac overtone to her coat. Names of plants are almost always for girls, but Birch would work for a boy as would Aspen.
The ocean can be grayish under certain conditions and can inspire some nautical names. Gray is a common color for apex predators so you can name your cat after one such as Wolf, Shark or T. Rex. (Reaching there, since no one's sure what color they were.). This list has some great suggestions.
Cool cat names for gray cats
Old school movie stars can inspire a cat's name. There's a reason it was once called the silver screen! Pre-Technicolor inspired names could be Bogie, Vincent or Cagney.
For your leading lady there's Marilyn, Rita and Audrey. Prefer comedy? The Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges had some odd yet cool names. For funny women there’s Phyllis, Lucy and Gracie.
You could also name your cat based on the breed's country of origin. For example, a British shorthair could have a proper English name like Winston or Victoria.
A chartreux can have a romantic French name like Pierre or Eloise. A Russian blue can go with Ivan or Valentina. There's lots of cool people and things to name a cat after. Read on for more suggestions!
- Gray Boy
- James Bond
- Lady Grey
- Sir Sterling
Cute gray cat names
Well, there's always Nermal after the World's Cutest Kitty Cat that Garfield is always mailing to Abu Dhabi.
For the anime fans, there's Diana after the time traveling kitten from Sailor Moon.
The Bronies might want to name a gray cat, particularly one with white flecks or yellow eyes, Derpy after the clumsy but lovable muffin muncher.
These are names that would suit a cute kitten but also fit them when they're adults. Keep reading to get more ideas!
Unique gray cat names
You may consider a name that's literally out of this world like Stardust, Nebula or Moonbeam. You could name her Starshine and every morning tell her “The Earth says hello.”
Ambiguity would be a fitting and unique name for a gray cat, illustrating that few things are “black and white”. (Call him Ambie for short.) Sphinx is always an exotic cat name as is anything associated with mystery and the unknown.
If his color reminds you of a certain fungus, you can call him Mushroom or even just Shroom. Oatmeal, Sage and Oyster are also names you could just eat up. For the Civil War aficionado there's always Rebel. Here's some more good names!
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