Updated - Oct 30th, 2020
This unisex name is a great choice for a grey cat and makes a more interesting alternative to more common names like Ash and Smokey. It also gives you the option – if you have a girl cat and are into Disney – to nickname your little princess Cinderella.
Earl Grey tea is one of the world’s most popular choices for a good cuppa. The tea was named after Charles Grey, the 2nd Earl Grey and British Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834. If you have a grey boy who you treat like royalty, Earl would make an excellent choice. This is especially true for a British Shorthair with the “British Blue” coloring: a solid blue-grey coat with orange eyes.
Freya (or Freyja) was the Norse goddess of fertility and domesticity, and her chariot was pulled by two blue-grey cats. These cats were a gift to Freya from Thor, the Norse god of thunder and lightning. Freya would make a noble name for any blue-grey cat, especially a cathletic type.
This famous Lord of the Rings character (also known as Gandalf the Grey) is one of the most badass wizards around. Gandalf would make a great name for your grey kitty, but would be especially fitting for a rescue senior who is brave and wise beyond his years. If you have the ability to do so, consider adopting a senior cat. Many seniors are special needs and often get overlooked for younger cats or kittens, but they have so much love to give.
Any cat parents who enjoy the occasional vodka drink might want to consider Goose (as in Grey Goose) as a name for their new grey kitty. Goose is also a fun choice for Marvel fans who may recognize Goose as the name of Carol Danvers’s cat in Captain Marvel – although I use the term “cat” loosely…
Grigio is the Italian word for “grey,” and for wine aficionados it is one half of the delicious whole that is Pinot Grigio. Of course, this white wine is not grey; Pinot Grigio is named that because the skin of the grapes used to make it (the Pinot Gris varietal) have a bluish-grey tint. For wine lovers who enjoy this Italian white, Grigio is a fitting name for your grey kitty.
One of the rarest coat colors in cats is lilac (also called lavender). While it appears as a very light and slightly purple-hued grey, it is actually a result of a dilution of the gene for a chocolate coat, which is itself a rare mutation of the black coat gene. If you’re lucky enough to find a lilac girl, Lavender could be the prrrfect name for her.
Fans of the Shondaland original TV show Grey’s Anatomy will immediately associate anything grey with the show’s main character, Meredith Grey. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift certainly did when she named her adorable Scottish Fold, Meredith Grey. Whether you choose to stick with just Meredith or go with the full name like Swift did, Meredith is a lovely choice for your grey kitty.
Pepper is one of the most common name choices for a grey cat, but why not spice it up a bit and go with Sgt. Pepper? Classic rock aficionados know that The Beatles’ legendary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was a game changer for rock-and-roll, so why not give your little grey kitty a name as cool as he is?
If you’ve got a grey cat who follows you around wherever you go, you may have yourself a little Shadow. This is a great unisex choice for a grey kitty that can’t get enough of their human, especially one of the more affectionate breeds like Ragdolls, Scottish Folds, Maine Coons, Persians, and American Shorthairs.