50+ Unique Names for Gray Cats and Kittens

Grey cat playing with yarn

Choosing Gray Cat Names

If you're looking for names for gray kittens, there are plenty from which to choose. Just perusing a palette filled with shades of gray offers a lot of naming inspiration, but the hunt for a name that's descriptive as well as clever doesn't end there.

  • Cloudy
  • Dapple
  • Cash
  • Nickel
  • Shimmer
  • Mercury

Check out the following slides for additional yet uniquely suitable names to which any gray kitten would be proud to answer.

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Famous Grays

Real or fictional, one of these famous names would suit a gray cat just fine.

  • Meredith Grey - Character from Grey's Anatomy
  • Erin Gray - Actress from Buck Rogers
  • Joel Gray - Actor from Cabaret
  • Jennifer Gray - Actress from Dirty Dancing
  • Macy Gray - Singer
  • Linda Gray - Actress from Dallas
  • Grizabella - Aging, gray tiger-stripe cat from the musical Cats
  • Greystoke - Tarzan's English title is Lord Greystoke
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Interesting Shades of Gray

One of these shades of gray might make a clever name for a male gray kitten.

  • Arsenic
  • Ash or Asher
  • Battleship
  • Charcoal
  • Grizzle
  • Oyster
  • Stony
  • Taupe
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Shades of Gray for Females

Now it's the girls' turn. These shades of gray sound a bit more feminine.

  • Ashley
  • Cinder
  • Dove
  • Dusky
  • Heather
  • Isabelline
  • Pepper
  • Powder
  • Sere
  • Xanadu
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"Mood" Names

Some words associated with gray bring a particular mood or image to mind. Think of clouds on a blustery day or a cool, silver mist rising off a lake at dawn. When you use your imagination this way, you may find that something from the following list will make a fitting name for a gray cat.

  • Cloudy
  • Cool
  • Foggy
  • Gloom
  • Haze
  • Misty
  • Shady
  • Smoky
  • Somber
striped gray kitten

Precious Grays

More names for gray kittens can be drawn from stones, metals and gems.

  • Granite
  • Iron
  • Pearl
  • Platinum
  • Silver or Silvia
  • Slate
  • Sterling
five tiny grey kittens

Gray in Other Languages

Everything sounds just a bit more mysterious when it's said in a language other than English. Here are words for gray in a variety of languages.

  • Gris - French and Spanish
  • Grigio - Italian
  • Grau - German
  • Cinza - Portuguese
  • Haiiro - Japanese

If you still haven't found just the right name for kitten yet, check out Kitten Names and Meanings.

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50+ Unique Names for Gray Cats and Kittens