Have you just decided on welcoming a beautiful gray pup into your home? Maybe a stunning Weimaraner, an Irish Wolfhound, or a blue Frenchie? Then the next thing you need to do is look at our extensive list of over 200 gray dog names to find the perfect one for your pooch.
Whether you’re looking for names inspired by nature, space, or something a little more original, we have the best ones for you to choose from. Read on to find your pup's forever name!
How To Choose The Perfect Gray Dog Name?
After thoroughly researching a reputable breeder, or even heading down to your local shelter (you never know, there may be an amazing gray pup there), you need to think about a name.
But where should you start? There are so many amazing gray dog names to choose from that it can feel a little overwhelming. Should it be unique? Strong? Reflect their stunning gray coats? Here are a couple of tips to find the perfect name for your gray-silver puppy.
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- Does it suit their personality? This may be a little hard to know before you get your new puppy but you can always check out the DogsPlanet breed profiles to get a better idea. Some pups are usually more outgoing or have specific breed characteristics. These may include herding instincts, how vocal they are, whether they love water, or if they’re more of a lap dog. You might want to choose a name that suits their personality (such as Twinkle for a little lap dog)! Size and body type are also something you can think about. Have you adopted a big, gray Great Dane? Then you may want a strong and powerful name rather than a cute one.
- Think about how unique it is. This is a really important factor for some dog owners. A couple of the names on this list, including Luna, are the most popular dog names according to the AKC. If you’re wanting something no one else has, then we have plenty of them on this list too!
- Make sure you like it from the beginning. We don’t recommend changing a pup’s name once they’ve gotten used to it. It can be very confusing for them and can make training difficult. Whilst they’re a puppy, it’s OK to try out a few names for a couple of days to see which one suits them best. But once you choose, stick to it.
- Keep it short. Most owners and pup experts recommend calling your pup a name with a maximum of 2 syllables. This helps them to learn it more quickly and for them to respond. Most of the gray and blue dog names on this list are on the short side, but there are a couple of longer ones to choose from too (should you want)!
Cute Gray Dog Names
Nearly all gray dogs (even the pups that look a little like rats) are cute. Some are huge, and some are small but they’re all adorable. Here are some of our favorite cute names for your smokey pooch.
Female Gray Dog Names
How beautiful is ‘Misty’ for almost any silver dog breed? It's such a cute name! These names for girl pups are sweet, strong, and very unique. Just like your pup.
Male Gray Dog Names
Both ‘Smoke’ and ‘Steel’ are really popular names for Weimaraners and Weimaraner mixes. They’re adorable and really show off the stunning, silver coat of these pups. Here are a couple more of our favorite ones for you to choose for your good boy.
Food-Inspired Names for Gray Dogs
Gray isn’t exactly an appetizing color, but who doesn’t love a mushroom? There are actually quite a few adorable names for you to choose from for your food-loving pups.
Name Your Gray Dog Like Your Favorite Drink
Whether you have a pup that deserves a regal name or you just love a shot, drinks could be a really good source of inspiration for your gray dog!
Funny Gray Dog Names
|Alexander the Gray|
Nature-Inspired Names For Gray Dogs
One of the best places to look for gray dog names is in nature. Rocks, trees, weather… there really is a huge array of possibilities. Some of them are cute and ideal for fluffier pups (like ‘Cloud’) and others are strong for athletic dogs (like ‘Onyx). There are lots to choose from!
Gray Dog Names Inspired by Space
Of course, there’s already the famous ‘Luna’ (which is actually a beautiful Italian dog name) but plenty of the rocks flying around our sky could be the perfect name for your silver pooch too. How cute is ‘Hubble’?
Gray Dog Names Inspired By Movies, TV Shows, and Books Characters
When it comes to the best gray dog names inspired by characters there is really a huge diversity. Everything from the cutest rabbit on TV (little Thumper from Bambi) to the wickedest Wizard around. Of course, you could also go for a robot police officer or the iconic, spaghetti-loving street dog.
|Babar||Babar the Elephant|
|Baloo||The Jungle Book|
|Bugs Bunny||Looney Tunes|
|Eeyore||Winnie the Pooh|
|Gandalf the Gray||Lord of the Rings|
|Meredith Grey||Grey’s Anatomy|
|Rocket Raccoon||Marvel Comics|
|Rocky||Movies,TV Shows, Books|
|Shenzi||The Lion King|
|Silver Surfer||Marvel Comics|
|Tom||Tom and Jerry|
|Totoro||My Neighbor Totoro|
|Tramp||Lady and the Tramp|
|Wraith||The Lord of the Rings|
Names Inspired by Gray Animals
It’s not just dogs that have a stunning gray coat. It isn’t just elephants either. There are so many beautiful animals (and a couple not-so-beautiful) that are iconically gray. What about ‘Wolf’ the Whippet?
Music-Inspired Names for Gray Dogs
If you or your pup is a music lover then a music-inspired name could be a great choice for your pooch. Especially ‘Disco Ball’.
Gray Dog Names Inspired by Video Games Characters
There are so many great Pokemon dog names and many of them just happen to be gray! There are also some really unusual names from other video games to choose from.
|Clank||Ratchet & Clank|
|Grazel||White Knight Chronicles|
|Silver the Hedgehog||Sonic|
Gray Dog Names in Other Languages
Many dog owners love to call their pups a foreign name. Here are some of the most common gray-related words in other languages. Of course, if you’re looking for even more inspiration you could check out our lists of French dog names and Icelandic dog names.
|Abu||“Ash” in Indonesian|
|Arashi (嵐)||“Storm” in Japanese|
|Argent||“Silver” in French|
|Brume||“Haze” in French|
|Damp||“Vapor” in Danish|
|Foschia||“Haze” in Italian (pronounced FOSKIA)|
|Grau||“Gray” in German|
|Gri||“Gray” in Turkish|
|Grigia||“Gray” in Italian (for a female)|
|Grigio||“Gray” in Italian (for a male)|
|Gurē (グレー)||“Gray” in Japanese|
|Hai||“Ash” in Japanese|
|Hopea||“Silver” in Finnish|
|Jōki||“Vapor” in Japanese|
|Liath||“Ash” in Irish|
|Lua||“Moon” in Portuguese|
|Nube||“Cloud” in Spanish|
|Plata||“Silver” in Spanish|
|Pogpung (폭풍)||“Storm” in Korean|
|Tsuki (月)||“Moon” in Japanese|
Gray and White Dog Names
Many gray pups have white patches on them too. In fact, they can be stripes, spots, or splodges, and some breeds are even mainly white with small bits of gray. Here are some of our favorite names for gray and white dogs.
Choosing the correct name for your dog is a big responsibility. You want it to match them perfectly, be cute, easy for them to remember, and be one you adore too. There are so many incredible names inspired by gray objects, animals, food, and nature for you to choose from. What are you going to call your gray dog? We’d love to know!
I’m Charlotte, a content and copywriter from the North of England and currently living in Berlin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, so writing about dogs is a total pleasure! I love all kinds of dogs and their cheeky personalities, but I’d have to say Weimaraners are my favourite!