250 Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog

By Janice Jones   | Last Updated 01-09-2024

Perfect Dog Names for Your Blue, Gray, or Silver Color Dog

Choosing dog names by color for your new dog is a favorite way to select the perfect name for your new puppy or adult dog.  Here is the ultimate list of favorite puppy names for your blue-coated dog, or your gray or silver puppy.

What comes to mind when you think about blue?  The color of the sky or the deep blue sea?  Perhaps a sense of calm and tranquility?  Daybreak or sunset?

This page includes names for a gray, silver or blue dogThis page includes names for a gray, silver or blue dog

How about gray? Grays and blues are sometimes hard to distinguish because there are so many shades depending on the breed of your choice. Sometimes, these colors are commonplace, and other times, they are extremely rare and difficult for breeders to produce.

Each breed has its own unique way of describing colors. Just look at all of the small breed dogs represented on this site.

You'll find breeds that describe the same color with various terms.

How Many Ways to Describe a Blue or Gray Dog?

We're not talking black or white, but something in between. 

We've lumped these colors together because in many cases they represent a dilute black color--Gray, Grizzle, Grey Brindle, Seal, Slate, Pepper, Silver, Wolfgray, maybe even Merle.

Inspiration for Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog?

We looked for inspiration for these names from nature, both living and nonliving elements such as rocks and stones. We also looked to pop culture, movies, television, and children's books.

  • We restricted the names to include only those that would make great dog names.
  • The names were 2 or 3 syllables, sometimes 4
  • They had meaning and perhaps a story or two behind each name.

The psychology of color
What does Silver and Gray mean?

  • Gray denotes intelligence, modesty, maturity, and dignity

What does Blue mean?

  • Blue associates with wisdom, serenity, inspiration, and stability

I'm sure we've forgotten a few great names.  Can you help us out?  Contact me with your great ideas for dog names for a blue or gray dog and we'll add it to this page along with a quick note that credits you for your amazing creativity and willingness to share. 

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What Small Dog Breeds That have Blue, Silver or Gray Colorations?

Many small breed dogs can be blue, silver or gray.  Here are just a few.

Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog

Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog

  • Agate a gemstone that comes in most colors, but the gray stone almost looks ghostly in color.
  • Anchovy (a gray-colored fish)
  • Armor
  • Artemis, the Greek goddess of the beautiful silver moon
  • Ash or Ashes or Ashen (the remains of a fire usually gray in color)
  • Banzai, the hyena in the Disney movie, The Lion King
  • Babar, the friendly elephant in the children’s books with the same name.
  • Baloo, a sloth bear and mentor in the Disney’s movie, The Jungle Book
  • Basalt, a volcanic rock that appears as a medium gray in color
  • Berlioz, the gray housecat in the movie, The Aristocats
  • Blade (Silver knife blade)
  • Bobcat, a large cat whose fur is gray
  • Brain (think grey matter)
  • Bugs Bunny, the classic rabbit in cartoons since the 1940s
  • Bullet (the silver color ammunition)
  • Brunias, the silver version of this unusual plant that has gray or silver silver gray ball on top
  • Carbon (a chemical element that is gray)
  • Cenzio (Spanish for gray)
  • Chara (short for Charcoal)
  • Chartreux, a cat that is grey in color
  • Chinchilla, a south American rodent and pet that has gray hair.
  • Cloud or Cloudy (a grayish-colored mass of condensed water in the sky)
  • Comet (an icy solar system object that appears gray in the sky)
  • Coal or Cole (remains of burned wood)
  • Darth (as in Vader from Star Wars)
  • Dire Wolf (an extinct wolf species)
  • Dolphin (a gray mammal found in the ocean)
  • Dusty (dust is a shade of gray
  • Dorian Gray (a gothic novel by Oscar Wilde)
  • Dumbo (gray Disney character) Aww, maybe not; I never knew a dumb dog
  • Earl Grey (a type of tea)
  • Flint (grayish)
  • Garlic (Grey Garlic) a species that has a gray appearance
  • Gin (Japanese for "silver.")
  • Glacier (a moving mound of ice that often appears gray.)
  • Glitter (silver in color)
  • Granite (a type of stone, sometimes gray)
  • Graphite (gray form of carbon that occurs as a metal in some rocks)Grau (German for Gray)
  • GrayGraybeard (for a dog breed that has a beard)
  • Graystone (a type of residential architecture usually gray in color)Grigio (Italian for "gray.")
  • Grey Poupon (Variety of Mustard)
  • Gris (French for Gray)
  • Grizzly (Gray)
  • Guineas, a species of Guinea birds called Lavendar but is grayGunsmoke (definitely a gray colo
  • Hurricane Everything looks very gray during a hurricane.
Gray, miniature poodle
  • Koala (Grey animal from Australia)
  • Luna (Refers to the Moon, also a Roman goddess of the moon)
  • Mackerel, gray colored fish
  • Manatee (large aquatic mammal, who are gray
  • Medal (perfect for a hero dog)
  • Meeko (gray character in the movie Pocahontas)
  • Mouse (Mice are gray)
  • Mrs. Potts, from Beauty and the Beas
  • Nermal, the gray and white kitten in Garfield cartoons
  • Nickels (coins that are silver in color)
  • Oyster (gray bivalve found in salt or brackish waters)
  • Pepper (deep dark gray colored spice)
  • Pewter (a metal alloy that appears gray)
  • Pigeon ( a gray bird)
  • Plata (Spanish for silver)
  • Pebbles (small gray stones)
  • Seagull (gray birds)
  • Sergeant Tibbs, a tomcat from the 101 Dalmatians by Disney
  • Shenzi, the hyena from Disney’s Classic movie, The Lion King
  • Silver Bullet
  • Smoke or Smokey (emitted from a burning object that appears gray)
  • Steel (the color of gray or silver)
  • Sterling (Silver as in flatware and objects made of silver)
  • Stormy (a gray color that occurs during a storm)
  • Thumper, the gray rabbit in BambiTin Man (Wizard of Oz)
  • Tinsel (Gray Christmas decoration)
  • Titanium (gray in color)
  • Tramp as in the Lady and the Tramp
  • Trophy (often Trophies are made of silver or steel)
  • Twilight (a gray color that occurs after sunset)
Gray chihuahua

Major Companies that have Silver Logos (and make great dog names for a blue or gray dog)

  • Honda
  • Mercedes
  • Jaguar
  • Nissan
  • Lexus
  • Audi

Dog Names for a Blue Dog

Blue, amarican bulldog puppy

    These dog names are not divided between blue male dogs and those of blue female dogs. We find that most would work well no matter what gender you have. If you need a name for blue-eyed dogs, feel free to choose a name that is perfect for blue-colored dogs.

  • Andorian (blue alien on Star Trek)
  • Aster (Blue Flower, good name for a girl)
  • Atasi (A type of blue flower)
  • Avatar (the blue Pandoran race known as the Na’vi in the movie Avatar)
  • Azurite (blue gemstone)
  • Azul (Spanish for blue)
  • Barracuda – predatory fish that is bluish-gray in color
  • Beast, from the movie, X-Men: The Last Stand
  • Beluga, a type of whale that is a bluish – gray in color
  • Beryl (pronounced ber uh, a mineral that is sometimes blue in color)
  • Blau (German for Blue)
  • Bleu (French for blue)
  • Blu (Italian for blue)
  • Blu, the blue macaw from Rio
  • Blue (also the name of the blue dog on the TV show Blue's Clues
  • Blue Belle (Bell for Short)
  • Bluebonnet (a blue flower)
  • Blue calla lilies (flower) Calla or Lily for short)
  • Blue Dragon (a type of mollusk, or sea slug) 
  • Dragon for short
  • Blue Fairy from Pinocchio
  • Blue Heron (a type of bird, Heron for short)
  • Blue Jay (Jay for short, a type of bird)
  • Blue M&M
  • Blue Moon (a full moon that appears bluish)
  • Blue Tang (small fish native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific) maybe Tang for short
  • Blueberry (a type of blue fruit)
  • Bluey, The Australian Blue heeler puppy in the series by the same name.
  • Bluestar (Blue flower, Star for short)
  • Borage (starflower or bee flower)
  • Bulma, from the Dragon Ball series
  • Buster Bunny, from the animated television series Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Butterfly (blue butterfly)
  • Capri (deep sky blue)
  • Caribbean The name of a sea south of Florida where the sea is often described as a rich blue.
  • Clematis (a lovely flower that means “intelligence”)
  • Cobalt (a bluish colored chemical element)
  • Columbine (blue flower)
  • Cookie Monster (the blue monster on the children's TV series Sesame Street)
  • Cyan (color for greenish blue)
  • Denim (blue fabric)
  • Diva Plavalaguna, from The Fifth Element
  • Dog, the Australian blue heeler in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Doli (a Native American Name meaning blue bird)
  • Dory (The blue fish in Finding Nemo)
  • Dr. Manhattan, in the TV show, Watchmen
  • Eeyore (blue character in Winnie the Pooh)
  • Flax (blue flower often used for food or medicinal purposes)
  • Flik, from A Bug’s Life
  • Genie (Blue character in Disney's Aladdin)
  • Glas (Welsh for blue)
  • Gonzo, from The Muppets Movie
  • Gorm (Galic for Blue
  • Grover (blue character on Sesame Street
  • Grumpy Bear is a Care Bear
  • Gumball Watterson, the blue cat from the television show, The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Han, blue pigment made in China
  • Harold (blue character in the children's book, Harold and the Purple Crayon)
  • Hibiscus (blue flower)
  • Hinto (The Native American name for blue-haired)
  • Huckleberry (Hound was blue) The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Good, the Bad
  • Indigo (a deep blue or violet midnight sky)
  • Iris (blue flower)
  • Joy (blue character in Inside Out)
  • Kai, Hawaiian for Sea, and blue
  • Kek, blue in Hungarian
  • Kyanite (a blue mineral formation)
  • Lapis (blue gemstone)
  • Levi (Jeans that are usually a dark blue)
  • Livia – Latin for blue
  • Lupine (blue wildflower)
  • Marlais Means “blue” in Welsh
  • Max Rebo (either Max or Rebo - blues musician in the first Star Wars movie Return of the Jedi
  • Meena (Hindu word for blue stone)
  • Midnight (the blue you see in the night sky)
  • Moody Blue (an English Rock band from the 1960s and 1970s
  • Mystique, (from X-Men comic)
  • Nebula, the cyborg from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Neptune (God of the Sea and also the planet, Neptune, considered to be blue)
  • Neytiri (blue Avatar and Chief's daughter, in the movie, Avatar)
  • Osmosis Jones, a (blue), white blood cell in Osmosis Jones
  • Peacock (a beautiful bird with blue feathers)
  • Periwinkle (blue flower)
  • Pollia (blueberry found in Africa)
  • Queen Elsa from the movie, Frozen
  • Road Runner from the cartoon series Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner
  • Rosita (Blue bilingual character on Sesame Street)
  • Royal (as in Royal Blue
  • Sapphire (blue gemstone)
  • Sisu, the dragon in Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Smurf (famous blue character)
  • Sky or Skye (many shades of blue)
  • Sonic (the Hedgehog was blue)
  • Stoner Caterpillar, from Alice in Wonderland
  • Sulley (blue character in Monsters, Inc.)
  • Tanzanite (Tanz for short, tanzanite is a blue gemstone)
  • Topaz (a blue gemstone)
  • Teal (a shade of blue)
  • Blue Turmeric, a rare species of Turmeric from South East Asia used for medicinal purposes
  • Violet (blue body in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”
  • Yahto (a Native American word for the color blue)
  • Navy Blue (deep blue color)
  • Neptune (God of the Sea and also the planet, Neptune, considered to be blue)
  • Neytiri (blue Avatar and Chief's daughter in the movie, Avatar)
  • Peacock (a beautiful bird with blue feathers)Periwinkle (blue flower)
  • Pollia (blueberry found in Africa)
  • Rosita (Blue bilingual character on Sesame Street)
  • Royal (as in Royal Blue)
  • Sam Eagle, from the Muppets
  • Sapphire (blue gemstone)
  • Smurf (famous blue character)
  • Sky or Skye (many shades of blue)
  • Sonic (the Hedgehog was blue)
  • Stitch (blue character in Lilo and Stitch)
  • Sulley (blue character in Monsters, Inc.)
  • Tanzanite (Tanz for short, tanzanite is a blue gemstone)
  • Topaz (a blue gemstone)
  • Teal (a shade of blue)
  • Violet (blue body in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”
  • Watto, from the Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
  • Woody Woodpecker, the iconic animated character dating back to the 1940s
  • Yondu, from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Yahto (a Native American word for the color blue)

Fictional Characters Who Wore Blue

Famous Blue Dogd: 
Blue from Blue's Clues

Huckleberry Hound

  • Blue Power Ranger
  • Blue Powderpuff Girl
  • Blue Pokemon (Lucario)
  • Smurfs (Papa Smurf)
  • Stitch (from Leo amd Stitch)
  • Genie (from Disney's Aladin)
  • Sulley (from Monsters, Inc.)
  • Dory (from Finding Nemo, Finding Dory)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Road Runner (Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner)
  • Gumball Watterson (The Amazing World of Gumball)
  • Gonzo (The Muppets)
  • Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Neytiri (Avatar)
  • Bugs Bunny
  • Woody Woodpecker
  • Skeletor (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Tick (Tick Universe)
  • Marge Simpson (had blue hair)
  • Grover (Sesame Street)
  • Flik (Bug's Life)

Companies That Have Blue Logos that also Make Great Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog

  • Alexa
  • Cinnabon
  • Danone
  • Dell
  • Dove
  • Estee Lauder (for that Diva dog of yours
  • Ford
  • Gap
  • Hewlett Packer (either name would make a wonderful name for a dog
  • Hyundai
  • Lowes
  • Meta (facebook)
  • Michelin
  • Oreo
  • Pesi
  • Samsung
  • Skype
  • Subaru
  • Twitter
  • Visa
  • Walmart (why not, remember Winn Dixie?)

Classic Blues Singers

  • B.B. (King) King would also make a great dog name.
  • Billie (Holiday)
  • Buddy (Guy) Choose Buddy, a classic dog name, Guy, or opt for both names
  • Eric (Clapton) Consider either first or last name for your new pooch
  • Elmore (James)
  • Etta (James)
  • Janis (Joplin) either name would work as a dog name
  • Jimi (Hendrix) either Mimi or Hendrix would make good names for a dog
  • Memphis Slim
  • Nina (Simone)
  • Otis (Redding)
  • Ray (Charles)
  • Stevie (Ray Vaughn)

If you found Dog Names for a Blue or Gray Dog Helpful, May we suggest a few other dog names pages to check out

Dog Names based on Mythology

Dog Names based on Drinks

Dog Names based on Food

Dog Names from the Movies

Ultimate List of Girl Puppy Names

Ultimate List of Boy Puppy Names

About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, beagles, English bulldogs, carin terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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