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85+ Gray Cat Names: Smokey & Soft Options for Your Silver Cat

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There’s a certain mystique to gray cats. Whether they have the deep, solid coat of a Russian Blue or a lighter-colored array of spots or stripes, gray cats automatically have some extra elegance. Their coats can have a range of undertones—soft silvers, gentle blues, and even hints of violet. The cat names on this list can help you find the perfect fit for your cat’s appearance and personality. With such a beautiful coat, your naming options are practically endless!


Nature Names for Silver Cats

Nature names are usually gender-neutral options that bring to mind your cat’s wild ancestors. Some nature names come from plants and other animals that have gray undertones. Weather phenomena such as rain and mist can also be great inspirations for a gray cat.

  • Shadow
  • Cloud
  • Smokey
  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Charcoal
  • Lilac
  • River
  • Violet
  • Wolf
  • Mouse
  • Timber
  • Storm Cloud
  • Storm
  • Rainy
  • Mist
  • Misty
  • Thistle
  • Raindrop
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Mineral Names for Gray Cats

One great naming option for a gray cat is to go with a mineral name. So many metals, elements, and minerals come in shades of gray and silver. Mineral names can sound sleek and modern. Many names, like Flint or Granite, have a tough, masculine edge to them, but gemstone names can sound more feminine. Many of these names would be great for any gender.

  • Graphite
  • Pewter
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Flint
  • Granite
  • Sterling
  • Pearl
  • Nickel
  • Cobalt
  • Pebble
  • Steel
  • Opal
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Space Names for your Silvery Feline

Silver-gray and blue-gray cats often have a shimmer about them that brings to mind stars and galaxies. Space names are refined and mysterious, bringing to mind beautiful nights spent stargazing and faraway explorers. Many space names also have a mythological connotation that can give your cat’s name a double meaning. Any of these choices will be out of this world!

  • Nova
  • Cosmo
  • Comet
  • Neptune
  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Io
  • Stardust
  • Luna
  • Galaxy
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History and Culture Names for Silver Cats

If you don’t want to go with something from nature, you can also turn to history and culture for your cat names. You could name your cat after a fictional character associated with gray, like Gandalf or Silver Surfer, or a gray cat from literature. If your cat looks like a Russian Blue, you could pick a name from Russian history, like Anastasia.

  • Gandalf
  • Lady Jane (Gray)
  • Silver Surfer
  • Earl Gray
  • Mistborn
  • Grimalkin
  • Athena
  • Grendel
  • Anastasia
  • Alexei
  • Catherine (the Great)
  • Munkustrap
  • Merlin
  • London
  • Grizabella
  • Norris
  • Long John Silver
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Mystical Names for your Gray Cat

Gray cats can have a magical quality to them. Gray is an unusual coat color, and gray cats often seem to sparkle or shine. Cats have a long history of association with magic, and not just black cats! Magical and mystical names can highlight how special your cat is.

  • Charm
  • Ghost
  • Magic
  • Mystic
  • Phantom
  • Witch
  • Shimmer
  • Sparkle
  • Spirit
  • Warlock
  • Wizard
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Foreign Language Names for your Gray Cat

A final option is to name your cat something in another language. The words gray and silver sound beautiful in many languages. Picking a foreign-language name for your cat is a great way to make your cat’s name unique and beautiful. If you speak a second language or have connections to more than one culture, picking a foreign-language name can be a way to honor that connection.

  • Argent (Silver in French)
  • Grisa (Gray in Basque)
  • Siva (Gray in Slovenian)
  • Harmaa (Gray in Finnish)
  • Gris (Gray in French)
  • Liath (Gray in Gaelic)
  • Grigio (Gray in Italian)
  • Cinzento (Gray in Portuguese)
  • Huise (Gray in Chinese)
  • Imvi (Gray in Chichewa)
  • Kijivu (Gray in Swahili)
  • Hinahina (Gray in Hawaiian)
  • Kelabu (Gray in Malay)
  • Hina (Gray in Māori)
  • Plata (Silver in Spanish)
  • Sidabras (Silver in Lithuanian)
  • Arian (Silver in Welsh)
  • Yin (Silver in Chinese)
  • Fida (Silver in Arabic)
  • Sirivha (Silver in Shona)
  • Argentum (Silver in Latin)
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