A large number of dog breeds boast silver and grey coloration. If you have adopted one of these beauties, you’ll want to choose a special name for it.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 100 silver dog names, drawing inspiration from silver objects, silver colors in nature, ghosts, weather, celestial bodies, magic, famous greys, senior greys, and foreign languages. We hope one of these names gives you an idea for the latest member of your household.
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Female Silver Dog Names
If you’re looking for a good name for your sweet grey girl, perhaps some of these silver-inspired names will work:
Male Silver Dog Names
If you’re looking for grey puppy names for your little boy, these silver-related male dog names might fit perfectly:
Silver Dog Names from Nature
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Silver Dog Names Related to Rocks
A lot of rocks are grey in color, which can lend ideas for your grey dog’s name. Consider a rock-related name for your new adoptee:
Silver Dog Names from Metals
Perhaps your grey dog calls to mind the color of metal. Why not let metals inspire you as you think about the name you want to give your four-legged friend? Try these on to see how they fit:
Silver Dog Names from Elements
A large number of periodic elements are silver or grey in color. Consider these silver or grey element names when you think about a name for your grey dog:
- Carbon: An element used in the form of coal, methane gas, and crude oil
- Tungsten: A rare earth metal with the highest melting and boiling point of all elements, used for light bulb filaments and cathode-ray tubes
- Thorium: An element that is useful as a nuclear power source and is more abundant than uranium
- Uranium: An element useful to paper commercial nuclear reactors
- Neptunium: An element that can be used as a nuclear bomb component
Silver Dog Names from Silver Animals
Maybe consider taking inspiration for your grey dog’s name from an animal that you call to mind when you see your dog:
Ghostly Names for Silver Dogs
Does your silver dog make you think of the spirit world? If so, choosing a ghostly name might be a fitting choice.
Silver Dog Names from Ghost Types
There are various names for ghosts, so why not give these ghostly names a gander?
- Phantom: A ghost that appears to the living
- Banshee: A shrieking female spirit usually foretelling a family member’s death in Irish folklore
- Mogwai: Ghosts or demons from Chinese culture that inflict harm on humans
- Wraith: The faint ghostlike image of someone that appears shortly before or after their death
- Specter: A ghost or a possibility that is widely feared
Silver Dog Names from Specific Ghosts
There are a few specific ghosts that come to mind which could work magnificently for a specter of a dog:
- Casper: The friendly ghost from Harvey comics, tv, and film
- Grey Lady: The name of several famous ghosts in England, Malta, New Zealand, the USA, and Northern Ireland
- Myrtle: Moaning Myrtle is the bathroom ghost from Harry Potter
- Gengar: The final evolution of a Gastly in Pokémon
- Boo: The ghost in Super Mario games
Names for Silver Dogs Related to Weather
Some silver dog names take their inspiration from grey weather:
Celestial Names for Silver Dogs
Does your silvery canine remind you of a starry sky? Then why not choose a celestial name?
Silver Dog Celestial Names
Try one of these celestial dog names if for your grey dog:
- Mister Starlight (or Miss Starlight)
Lunar Deity Names for Silver Dogs
- Artemis: Greek goddess of the moon, the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, and chastity
- Diana: Roman goddess of the moon, countryside, hunters, and crossroads
- Máni: The personification of the Moon in Norse mythology
- Chandra: Hindu moon god
- Lona: Moon goddess from Hawaiian mythology
Magical Names for Silver Dogs
If your silver dog gives off magic vibes, you might consider a magical name for it. Try some of these magic-related names, sorcerer names, and sorceress names to see if one of them might fit your dog.
Magic-Related Names for Silver Dogs
Sorcerer Names for Silver Dogs
Does your new silver dog remind you of a wizard? Why not honor it with a wizardly name? Here are some famous ones from fiction for our list of the top 100 silver dog names:
- Merlin: The wizard from Arthurian myth and legend
- Gandalf: A wizard from The Lord of the Rings series
- Rand al’Thor: A champion of Light against The Dark One the Wheel of Time series
- Albus Dumbledore: A wizard from the Harry Potter series
- Voldemort: A dark wizard in the Harry Potter series
Sorceress Names for Silver Dogs
If you would like to name your silver dog after a sorceress, here are some ideas:
- Morgana Le Fay: An enchantress in the Arthurian myth and legend
- Zatanna: A sorceress from DC Comics
- Circe: An enchantress and goddess from Greek mythology who could change humans into wolves, lions, and pigs
- Endor: Saul consulted the Witch of Endor in the Hebrew Bible to raise the spirit of the prophet Samuel for battle advice.
- Medea: An enchantress from Greek mythology who helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece from her father, King Aeëtes of Colchis.
Dog Names from Famous Greys
- Dorian: Dorian Grey is the main character in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey
- Earl Grey: the name of a bergamot-flavored tea as well as the name of the UK Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834.
- Agnes: Agnes Grey was Anne Brontë’s debut novel
- Jane: Lady Jane Grey claimed the English throne for nine days in 1553 before Mary took the throne
- Zane: Zane Grey was a popular writer in the Western genre from 1917 to 1926
Names for Older Silver Dogs
Just like with humans, age is a common reason for dogs to go grey. Dogs become seniors after about age seven. Some breeds are genetically predisposed to graying more or earlier than others. If you’ve adopted an older dog, check out this category in our list of the top 100 silver dog names:
Age-Related Names for Senior Silver Dogs
Here are some names indicative of age for your older silver dog:
Old-Fashioned Female Names for Senior Silver Dogs
Using an old-fashioned name can be fun if you’ve inherited a senior pooch. Consider some of these old-fashioned female names:
Old-Fashioned Male Names for Senior Silver Dogs
If you have a male senior dog that’s going grey, one of these old-fashioned names may fit:
Silver and Grey Dog Names from Other Languages
Foreign words for silver and grey can be great sources for naming your silver or grey dog.
Words for Silver in Other Languages
Consider these words for silver in other languages as options for silver dog names:
- Zilarra: The Basque word for silver
- Argent: The French word for silver
- Prata: The Galician word for silver
- Fidda: The Maltese word for silver
- Qalin: The Somali word for silver
Names for Grey in Other Languages
If your dog is more grey than silver, perhaps a name for grey in another language would work better:
- Boz: The Azerbaijani word for grey
- Ubanon: The Cebuano word for grey
- Šedá: The Czech word for grey
- Grau: The German word for grey
- Kelabu: The Malay word for grey
More Inspiration for Silver and Grey Dog Names
You can also search top dog names and think about other grey objects for ideas. If you like more traditional names, you might look at more generalized lists for the most popular girl dog names or most popular boy dog names. Just beware that lots of popular dog names score high for popular baby names as well.
Inspiration from Grey Things
Haven’t found inspiration in our list of the top 100 silver dog names? These categories of grey things might help:
- Cities: Think of cities that you connect with the color grey, like London.
- Foods: Use grey foods as inspiration, like Oatmeal.
- Plants: Think of plants that have a greyish color, like Heather.
- Birds: Consider grey bird names, like Shrike.
- Fish: Use grey fish names, like Mullet.
- Elementals: Use grey elementals, like Smoke.
- Appliances: Be silly and name your grey dog after a grey appliance of similar size, like Toaster.
Conclusion for Naming Your Silver or Grey Dog
We hope we got your brain gears turning in regards to possible names for your silver dog. You might need to try a few names before you settle on one, but we’re confident you’re on the road to finding the perfect name for your grey dog.
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Dr. Sabrina Kong graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2016 and has been working at a small animal clinic in Northern California since then. She grew up in the Bay Area and got her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She also became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through a program at the University of Tennessee.
When she isn’t in the clinic taking care of her four-legged patients, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods with her friends and her three-legged dog, Apollo. She adopted Apollo from her clinic when he was a puppy with numerous health issues. Dr. Kong truly cares about taking care of animals.