If you like food and you’ve adopted a grey cat that needs a name – this list of food names for grey cats should be exactly what you’re looking for.
I had a load of fun putting this together. Below is a list of food-inspired names for female and male grey cats, and some from cuisines from around the world if you’d prefer a more international feel.
I hope you find the perfect name to suit your kitty. Feel free to contact me and let me know or drop any suggestions for the list.
32 Food Names for Female Grey Cats
There are very few foods that are grey, so the best we can do is go with foods that make for cool-sounding kitty names:
32 Food Names for Male Grey Cats
Male cats require foods that are more “manly”, right? See what you think of these;
Earl (After Earl Grey)
15 Spanish Food Names for Cats
Spanish foods have some of the coolest sounding names. Check out the list below if you’re looking for a Spanish-influenced food name, I’ve included a brief narrative of the dish too:
Albondigas – Meatballs in tomato sauce
Almendrados – Spanish cookies
Bacalao – Fish dish
Churros – Fried dough treats
Croquetas -Source and breadcrumbs
Fabada – Mixture of pork meats
Fideua – Type of Spanish pasta
Gazpacho – Tomato-based cold soup
Jamon – Cured ham
Leche Frita – Fried milk
Migas – Breadcrumbs and meat
Paella – Seafood, meat and rice dish
Patatas Bravas – Spicy potatoes
Pimientos de Padrón – Green peppers
Tortilla – Spanish omelet
15 Italian Food Names for Cats
If Italian food is your favorite or you think your cat has some Italian swag about him/her, you might find the perfect name in amongst these popular Italian foods:
Bottarga – Smoked eggs
Bruschetta – Classic appetizer
Carbonara – My personal favorite, spaghetti, eggs, ham, and more
Focaccia – An oven-baked bread
Gelato – Italian ice cream
Grissini – Breadsticks
Lasagna – Another classic Italian dish I’m sure you know
Mozzarella – A spun soft cheese
Ossobuco – Veal shank
Pizza – This doesn’t need any narrative!
Polenta – Corn mush dish
Porchetta – A boneless pork roast
Ribollita – Soup
Risotto – Rice dish
Tiramisu – A classic Italian dessert
25 Japanese Food Names for Cats
Ah, the mysterious land of the rising sun where words sound exotic (and often too hard to spell) for most of the western world.
Not only is the food delectable, but the names make for interesting and unique names for any pet.
Here are some of the most popular Japanese dishes:
Donburi – A rice bowl
Edamame – Immature soybeans
Gyoza – Moon-shaped dumplings
Kashipan – Bread rolls
Mentaiko – Fish and fish eggs
Miso – Soup
Natto – Soybean dish
Nikujaga – Potato and veg dish
Oden – Hot pot dish
Okonomiyaki – A cabbage-based dish
Onigiri – Rice ball
Ramen – Noodles
Sashimi – Raw fish
Shabu Shabu – Hot pot dish
Soba – Buckwheat noodles
Sukiyaki – Hot pot dish
Sushi – Raw fish
Takoyaki – Octopus meat
Tamagoyaki – Cooked eggs
Tempura – Sliced meat or fish
Tofu – Soy milk
Tonkatsu – Pork cutlets
Udon – Noodles
Wagashi – Japanese sweets
Yakitori – Chicken skewers
Tips for Choosing a Name
It’s not easy settling on a name for a new cat or kitten. Trust me, I’ve been there a few times and know this all too well.
It helps if you can narrow it down to something that you’re interested in, like food. The next step is to try and think of a word that relates to the look, color, or characteristics of your cat.
Even young kittens usually have strong personalities and unique features, so this isn’t usually too hard if you think about it.
Then just read through lots of names like the lists I’ve put together above. For me, something always jumps out. Or, at least a few names do and then I can start to eliminate some of the names.
Feel free to drop me a note and let me know how you got on. Or, if you have any words you want me to add to the list, lemme know. Thanks.
If you managed to get through this list without finding the perfect name – which I find hard to believe – check out some of the other popular cat names posts below:
Image credits – Header Photo by Ramiz Dedaković, grey cat by Ergita Sela, Spanish food by Kaitlin Dowis, Italian food by Salomé Watel, and Japanese food by Klara Avsenik on Unsplash.