Grey dogs are a stunning bunch, from the silvery Weimaraner to the striking Irish wolfhound, the husky, the schnauzer, the blue nose pit bull, or any lovable mixed-breed dog that landed the grey coat genes.
So how do you find a great name for your new grey dog? Consider size, look, and personality. This list has options to fit any dog, from a lovely Luna to a strong Ash.
Choosing the best dog name, like choosing the perfect dog sitter, is a fun and important task for every pet parent. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some great options for you. We’ve handpicked these choices by digging through our Rover database of dog names. Many of these names are gender neutral and unique while others show up on the list of top 100 dog names.
The Best Grey Dog Names
- Artemis (the moon goddess)
- Atlas (a moon of Saturn)
- Asher (Ash)
- Aurora (Rory)
- Blue (silver-coated dogs are often referred to as “blue”)
- Callisto (the 3rd largest moon in our solar system)
- Casper (the friendly ghost!)
- Deva (Hindu moon goddess)
- Eve (Evening, Evie)
- Floyd (grey-haired in Welsh)
- Grace / Gracie
- Greyson / Grey / Grey
- Griselda (great for a German shepherd)
- Layla or Leila
- Lobo (Spanish for wolf)
- Luna* (moon in Spanish)
- Monday (literally “moon day”)
- Paloma (Spanish for pigeon)
- Rain (Rainy)
- Sherlock (Holmes’ eyes are described as grey)
- Storm (Stormy)
- Sullivan (Sully)
- Sylvia / Sylvie
- Zane (Grey, the famous author)
Do Grey Dogs Need a Themed Name?
Sure, a grey dog named Shadow, Moon, or Silver is pretty cute. But you don’t have to go that route. Some of the names on Rover’s list are inspired by your dog’s colour, but not all! You don’t have to give your new puppy a name that has anything to do with their coat if you don’t want to.
Here are some other considerations when choosing your new grey dog’s name.
People Names for Dogs
Do you like the sound of a human baby name on a puppy? If so, you’re not alone. It used to be that most of us agreed on a good name for a dog. Fido, Rex, Lady: we expected generic choices. Now, however, you’re more likely to hear human names on dogs.
Our data shows that each year, dog owners increasingly turn to human names for their pets. This reflects the larger cultural trend that embraces dogs as full-on family members who deserve their own special place in our homes and hearts. Our dog love runs deep.
Dog Naming Advice
If you’re having trouble deciding, keep in mind that a great grey dog name can come from many different sources of inspiration, such as your favourite foods, books, celebrities, your heritage, or even dog breed history. For example, an Italian greyhound puppy might sport a fashionista name like Donatella, while a husky mix could carry a name like Glacier.
Another consideration when choosing your dog’s name? Dog training. This is of particular importance for puppies. When you’re teaching your new dog to respond to commands like sit, stay, or come, you’ll want to be sure their name isn’t a source of confusion. In other words, avoid puppy names that sound like a common dog training cue, such as “Bit,” which could easily be misheard as “sit.”
Of course, what matters most is that the dog name you choose rolls off your tongue. The best names will make you happy. We’re fans of the “backdoor test” for dog name selection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like: stand at the back door and call out your new dog‘s potential name. Saying “Misty, it’s time for dinner!” or “Sterling, leave it!” helps take the name out of your imagination and into reality.
More Dog Names
Good luck, have fun and make sure to check out our other dog name coverage. Over the years, we’ve compiled plenty of names for you to peruse—and we keep our lists updated with new dog name data each year. You can also check out our list of unique dog names, or take a look at our list of food-themed dog names and celebrity dog names.
The Dog Name Generator
If you need some more name inspiration, check out our Dog Name Generator! We’ll delve into our huge Rover database of dog names and based on the information you provide, we’ll give you some dog-name-related intel. We’ll tell you the two most popular dog names for your dog’s breed and gender, and if you’re looking for a name that stands out from the pack, you’re in luck! We’re throwing in a third, decidedly random option that’s just for fun. That’s right, we won’t just give you one result, we’ll give you three whole dog names to choose from! Then we’ll leave it up to you to decide if your new addition is more of an Alfie or a Captain Merrylegs. Good luck and have fun choosing the perfect name for your new wee friend.