DOG NAMES

Gray Dog Names: Remarkable Names for Your Gray or Silver-Haired Pup

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Emily Young
Written by Emily Young

What is the perfect name for my dog?” We often have readers asking us this question. Coming up with a unique name is difficult, and most new dog owners end up just naming their dog Gray. Maybe you are at that point too. Don’t give up hope on finding the perfect name for your dog because our article on gray dog names will inspire you.

If you have a gray-haired dog or one who has gray eyes, you are in luck. The gray color is the inspiration behind this article. We provide you with unique dog names for you gray-haired or silver-eyed pup. We also give you the origin of the names and their meaning. Gray is a beautiful and mysterious color, and you’ll find plenty of names with such connotations in this article.

Our article divides the names into different sections—gender, inspiration, and the meaning. This takes makes it much easier for you to find the perfect name. All you have to do is go over our comprehensive list, and we are sure you will find the perfect name for your pooch.

Names for Gray Dogs by Gender

We make the task of selecting a name for your gray dog easier for you by listing these names by gender. All you have to do is look for the perfect name in the male or female section. Finding the perfect name for your gray-haired pooch has never been so easy.

#1: Male Gray Dog Names

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You need to name your masculine gray canine, but you are wondering what to call him. Well, you’re in the right place. Check out our list of gray dog names for male dogs.

  • Ash – This is a cool name for a cool dog.
  • Blur — This name is perfect for your gray dog that may be a bit shy.
  • Charcoal — This English name is perfect for a dark gray colored dog.
  • Cinder — A good name for a gray dog who has a feisty personality.
  • Cobweb — This would be a perfect name for your gray dog who is a bit hard to understand in terms of character, just like the spiders and their amazing ability to make complex structures of cobwebs.
  • Dusky — This name would be perfect for a quiet dog who is gray in color.
  • Graywind — This name originates from the dire wolf in the famous TV show Game of Thrones; a perfect name for a gray dog who is strong and fierce.
  • Gunner – This Swedish name means ‘battle strong.’ Great name for a canine companion who has gray gunmetal coat and is a fierce guard dog.
  • Hazy — A perfect name for a gray dog that is a bit quiet and lazy.
  • Hoary — An English term that means ‘grayish white.’
  • Khroma – This is a Greek term that’s the equivalent of ‘chrome’ in English, which is a pigment or dye that contains chromium—usually silver in color. This is a perfect name for a gray dog who has a shiny gray coat.
  • Rajat – This name means ‘silver courage’; great name for a canine companion that has a silver coat and is also courageous.
  • Silver Paw – A cool name which has subtle undertones of cute.
  • Sippai – This Biblical name means ‘silver cup.’ Perfect name for your male dog who is always ready to serve.
  • Smear –This is a perfect name for a dog who has gray spots on his coat.
  • Smoke — This name would be perfect for a gray dog that loves barbecues and camping. If you haven’t gone camping with your dog before, check out our article on Camping with Dogs.
  • Sterling – A word that means ‘silver coins.’ This British name would be perfect for that gray dog that is excellent and obedient.
  • Zane Grey – The American author who had the same name is the inspiration behind this name. You can also call him Zain. In Hebrew, Zain means ‘seven’ or ‘a gift from God.’ Great name for your canine companion who is heaven sent.

#2: Female Gray Dog Names

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If you are looking for a name for your female pup who has a gray coat or silver eyes, we’ve got your back. Below are names inspired by the gray color, their origin, and meaning. We hope you will find the perfect one for your beautiful pup.

  • Athena – Greek goddess of wisdom and war who has gray eyes. Perfect name for your female pup who is a born leader.

  • Bullet – This name is used to express speed and is the perfect name for your silver haired dog who is fast.
  • Granita — From the word ‘granite’—a type of rock used for buildings that is usually gray in color. This Italian name is perfect for a dog that is resilient in nature and very helpful.
  • Greige – This is influenced by the French term ‘grege,’ which means ‘raw silk.’ For a dog with silky smooth coat.
  • Gridelin – An unusual violet-gray color. For a pretty dog whose coat has hues of gridelin.
  • Grizelda — This is a German name that means ‘a little gray maiden.’ This name is perfect for that pretty gray dog who is very well mannered.
  • Inky – Great name for your female puppy who has a spotted gray coat.
  • Joo-Eun – This Korean name means ‘silver pearl.’ Perfect name for your female pooch who is very precious to you.
  • Mink — A color that is characterized by hues of dark-colored shades. This Scandinavian term is perfect for a dog that is gray in color and highly valued by her owners.
  • Ngaire – This Maori name means ‘silver fern’ or ‘fair-haired.’ Perfect name for your radiant and beautiful female pooch.
  • Pebbles – Small, smooth black or gray stones usually found along the river. This name is perfect for a gray dog who loves to play in the water. Maybe you’ll be interested in learning how to take your dog on a backpacking trip.
  • Silver Belle — This name is perfect for a lovely lady dog.
  • Skye — A name with Scottish origins derived from the word ‘sky,’ which sometimes is characterized by gray clouds. This is a perfect name for a gray dog that is adventurous and loves the outdoors.
  • Sterlyn — This is a German name meaning ‘of high quality or pure.’ Often given to the refiners of silver in pre-medieval times, this would be a great name for a girl who is a pure breed.
  • Tinsel — A decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil. Perfect for a dog that is bright and lively.
  • Twilight — Perfect for a gray dog that brings new beginnings and light to her owners.

Gray Dog Names Inspired by Ghosts

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We often associate the color gray with spectral beings. If you have a dog that has a mysterious air around her or one who likes to lurk in the shadows, below are a few cool ghost names you can choose from.

  • Banshee – This name is inspired by a Gaelic tale where a female spirit named Banshee would appear or wail—warning a family of incoming death. A great name for your female dog who knows to bark at the slightest sign of trouble.
  • Ghost — As ashen and pale as a ghost. This name is perfect for a gray dog that is silent in his movements. Also a name that Game of Thrones fans will adore.
  • Persephone – Greek goddess of the underworld. Perfect name for your female dog who has unusual character but is also the leader of the pack
  • Phantom — For a dog who loves to hide in the shadows or to play tricks on you.
  • Shade — A ghost of the underworld. A perfect name for a gray dog who loves to play hide and seek.
  • Shadow — A perfect name for a gray dog that likes following their owner around.
  • Spirit – Perfect for a spirited dog.
  • Umbra — The area of shadow caused by an eclipse. Great name for a rare breed.

Gray Dog Names Inspired by Nature

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Nature provides us with so many things that can inspire us to name our dogs. Below are a few gray dog names inspired by nature.

  • Alaska — A land in North America which is mountainous and volcanic. Perfect for an energetic female dog that loves to run and can cover wide expanses of land.
  • Aluminum — This Latin name means ‘bitter salt,’ and it is inspired by the metal by the same name which is gray or silver in color. The metal is light in weight and ductile. Great name for a dog who is very useful in the home.
  • Blizzard — This is a good name for a gray dog who may be a bit destructive. Check out this article on how to house train a puppy if you want to train the destructive behavior out of your dog.
  • Chinook — This means ‘a warm winter wind blowing across the land’ in Inuit. Great name for a dog who’s a bit of a paradox.
  • Comet — A mixture of dust and ice that is usually gray in color and shoots across the sky. A perfect name for a dog that is gray and very swift.
  • Dusky – This name can be given to a gray dog who is shy and quiet.
  • Einstein — This German name means ‘a stone worker.’ Perfect name for your male pooch who loves the outdoors, or one who is very smart, naturally.
  • Foggy – A name for a quiet and mysterious canine companion.
  • Frostbite – A name for a guard dog that has a mean bite.
  • Granite — This name is perfect for a gray dog who is hardy and resilient.
  • Graphite – This Greek term means ‘to draw or to write.’ Refers to the lead black-gray material used in pencils. Perfect name for your dark gray dog who is very industrious.
  • Lovat – This Scottish name means ‘a young wolf.’ Perfect for a dog who is brave and fierce.
  • Lunar— This Latin name means ‘the moon’; great name for a female puppy who is silver in color and is a symbol of good things in your life.
  • Mercury – This Latin name is inspired by the quicksilver element known as mercury. A great name for an active dog.
  • Misty – Perfect for your smart gray girl.
  • Monsoon — A seasonal wind from South Asia that brings rainy days. A perfect name for a gray pooch who is all over the place and likes to leave destruction in his wake.
  • Moonstone — A gray gemstone from the moon. This English name is perfect for a beautiful gray pup that brings a lot of delight to their owners.
  • Mousy – For a cute, small dog.
  • Nickel — A perfect name for a gray dog who is strong and fierce.
  • Nimbus – Latin term for a dark cloud. A perfect name for a gray male who is unpredictable in character.
  • Pewter – A gray malleable metal. This English name would be perfect for a gray dog who is easy to train. Check out this article to learn many tricks to teach your dog.
  • Puddle – A small pool of water. Great name for a dog who is tiny and loves the water.
  • Slate — This is a gray rock that can be easily split into layers. This term that comes from the French word ‘éclat’ is perfect for a gray dog that is complex and has many layers you can unravel.
  • Stoney or Stone — This name is perfect for a dog who can be quite stubborn.
  • Storm — Usually characterized by strong winds and gray clouds. This name would be perfect for a gray dog that is feisty.
  • Thunder — Usually heard when there are gray skies and dark clouds. This English name would be perfect for a gray-haired male dog who loves to bark fiercely and loudly.
  • Turtledove – A gray-white bird. Perfect name for your female pooch who is lovely and peaceful.

Dog Names Meaning Gray

gray shar pei

Rather than calling your dog a common name such as Gray, why not call him or her by any of the unique names below that have the same meaning?

  • Arcene – This French term means ‘silvery.’ Great name for your female pup who has a silver coat and French roots.
  • Argentina – This Spanish or Latin name means ‘slivery.’
  • Arian – In Dutch, Arian means ‘silver.’ This word is derived from the Greek Arion, which was a magical horse born to Poseidon. Perfect name for your male silver dog who can run like a horse.
  • Cinereous — This is a term that describes the color ash gray.
  • Cinzento — Portuguese for ‘gray.’ This is a perfect name for your gray dog who is playful and full of life.
  • Dun – A name meaning ‘dark colored.’ This is a name for your male canine who has a dark gray coat.
  • Floyd –This Welsh name means ‘gray’ or ‘one with gray hair.’ A unique name for your male pup.
  • Gin – Not the alcoholic drink, this is a Japanese term meaning ‘silvery.’ It is predominately given to males. A unique name for a lovely dog.
  • Gray Boy – Need we say more?
  • Grayson — Perfect name for a gray dog whose parents have a gray coat.
  • Grigio — Italian for ‘gray.’
  • Gris – French for ‘gray.’
  • Gunmetal – A type of bronze also known as red brass in the US; it was originally used to make guns. The metal has a shade of gray with a bluish or purplish tinge. Perfect name for a brave and capable dog.
  • Jumaana – An Arabic name meaning ‘a silver pearl.’ Great name for your female pooch who is a gem.
  • Kailasa – This Indian name means ‘silver mountain.’ This name is perfect for a dog who has a silver or gray coat and who loves to hunt in the mountains.
  • Liadan – This Gaelic name means ‘gray lady.’ According to an Irish legend, she was a prophetess who later became a nun. Perfect name for a girl pup who is simple and peaceful.
  • Liath — Irish for ‘gray’; this name is perfect for a happy-go-lucky dog.
  • Oran – This Aramaic name means ‘light or pale.’ Perfect name for your male dog who has a pale gray coat.
  • Orna – This Irish name means ‘little pale green one.’ If you have a female pup who has a pale green color that is almost gray, this name would be perfect for her.
  • Simin — This Persian term means ‘silvery and white.’ For a dog who has white speckles on her silver coat.
  • Siva — Slovenian word for ‘gray.’ A perfect name for a gray dog that is fierce and obedient.
  • Tatyana – This Latin name that is very popular in Russia means ‘silver-haired.’ Great name for your female silver dog who is from Russia.
  • Taupe – This name is derived from the Latin term ‘Talpa,’ which means ‘mole.’ The name also refers to a dark brownish gray color like that of moleskin.
  • Yin – In Chinese, this name means ‘silver’ or ‘to protect.’ Great name for your male dog who is a perfect watchdog.

Wrap Up

gray poodle

The color gray is beautiful. It is also a common color in dogs. If you have been at a dilemma on the name to give your gray-haired dog, we hope by now you have a few ideas, or you have already chosen a name from our comprehensive

list. If you have other ideas of dog names inspired by the color gray, we would like to hear your thoughts. Leave us a comment in the section below. Also, to keep that luxurious gray coat beautiful, you might want to check out our article on how to get knots out of a dog’s hair.

About the author
Emily Young
Emily Young

Emily is originally from China where she graduated from The University of Hong Kong with high distinction learning about fashion and design. During university she opened her own magazine about Dog Fashion as dogs were always in her heart. She was surprised, when she moved to a beautiful British Columbia 10 years ago, to see many great Boutiques with dog's designer clothing and desire of pet owners to make their babies look nice.

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