Our Favorite Grey Cat Names

If you are preparing for the birth or delivery of a grey kitten or you are about to adopt a grey stray then you’ll need a new name. We’ve rounded up a list of nearly 50 names that will be ideal for your kitty.

In no particular order…

  1. Shadow
  2. Smoke
  3. Slate
  4. Ash
  5. Storm
  6. Smokey Joe
  7. Misty
  8. Grey
  9. Silver
  10. Pewter
  11. Cloud
  12. Steel
  13. Flint
  14. Graphite
  15. Dolphin
  16. Badger
  17. Gull
  18. Dove
  19. Coyote
  20. Wolf
  21. Seal
  22. Otter
  23. Panther
  24. Jaguar
  25. Lynx
  26. Bluey
  27. Marble
  28. Diamond
  29. Dunn
  30. Basalt
  31. Bobcat
  32. Cole
  33. Cinder
  34. Ember
  35. Carbon
  36. Dust
  37. Stone
  38. Moon

These are just some ideas, clearly the list of potential names for a grey cat is almost endless. And, obviously the name doesn’t have to reflect the cat’s coloring, but it does make for a great starting point, especially if you haven’t spent much (or even any) time with the cat yet and need some ideas.

Some of our favorites are…


This is just a fun name for a cat. It’s ironic, given that a wolf is clearly a relative of the dog — the cat’s perceived opposite — it’s also short, snappy, clear. Also, what could be a better name for a cat with an tough guy attitude?


Flint is a sort of tough guy name from a 1950s movie, making it beyond fun for a cat. Flint is also speckled grey, just like the coloring of some Persia cats we’ve seen.


Moon is a nice and classy name for a cat. It’s timeless, snappy, and rolls over the time. It also works for either a male or female cat, which is handy.


This is sort of a play on words, with an inexactness that you might have some trouble explaining to your family, but we find it to be simply delightful. Cole is, of course, a homophone for “coal” which isn’t exactly grey, it’s much closer to black in color, but black is pretty close to grey, just like Cole is pretty close to “Coal”… makes sense? OK not a ton, but it’s still a fun name!

Grey Cat Breeds

Many cat breeds have grey coloring, but these are the ones most closely associated with being grey.

  • British Shorthair
  • Russian Blue
  • Nebelung
  • Chartreux
  • Korat
  • Asian Semi-longhair
  • Chinese Mountain Cat
  • Mau
  • Siberian
  • Scottish Fold
  • Peterbald