The Best Grey Car Names

Gandalf, Sterling, Silver Bullet, or Magneto are some of the best names for a grey car.
Written by Samuel Todd
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Whether you want to honor the great wizard by naming your new car Gandalf or go for a less common name like Moonglow, you’ll find inspiration in our ultimate list of grey car names. 
  • According to Kelley Blue Book, grey is the most popular car color on the streets at 34%. 
  • Sterling, Bullet, Magneto, and Selene are popular gray car names.
  • Draw inspiration from the color, model, and license plate to name your car.

How to name your car

Before we dive into our list of nicknames, we want to share some secrets for car-naming greatness. Here are a few expert tips to remember:
  • Enjoy the ride: Whether you want a hilarious name for your car or a cringe-inducing nickname that will make your friends groan each time they hear it, the process should be a ton of fun.
  • Unleash your creativity: It’s your car, after all—so don’t hold back! If you’ve got an inside joke with your car and want to name it Moondust Mike or The Spoon Raider, don’t let anybody stop you.
  • Use your intuition: Sometimes, the perfect name just comes to you. If you look at your car one morning and the name Sterling pops into your head, you’re in luck, because you’ve just found the official name for your sweet new ride.
Finally, you should take into account the gender of your car. Some people just know that their car is female, others get an undeniably manly vibe from their car. Still others think that cars are just cars, and they’d be thrilled to dub their car something gender-neutral, like Silver Fox.
Whichever way you’re leaning, we’ve got you covered. Without further ado, here’s our list of the best masculine, feminine, and gender-neutral grey car names inspired by the way your car looks.

The best masculine grey car names

Say you just rolled off the lot in a carbonized grey
Ford F-150
or a charcoal grey
Cadillac CTS
and you need masculine car name ideas to match it. Give these cool names a try:
  • Gandalf (if you switch to a
    white car
    , you can keep the same name!)
  • Sterling
  • Mercury
  • Silver Surfer
  • Shark Boy
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Knight
  • The Iron Giant (give your car a “you stay, I go, no following…” each time you park it)
  • Ash
  • Moondust Mike
  • Gunmetal Greg
  • Flint Lockwood
  • M.C. Hammer
  • Mjölnir (only if you’re worthy)
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The best feminine grey car names

On the other hand, maybe you’re driving a grey
Honda Civic
or a luxurious
BMW 330i
and you need car nicknames that are a little more feminine. Go for one of these cute names:
  • Mist
  • Luna
  • Storm
  • Moonglow
  • Athena (or, to get fancy, the Grey-Eyed Goddess)
  • Shadow
  • Shimmer
  • Artemis (turns out, there are plenty of great Greek grey names)
  • Selene
  • Skylar Grey

The best gender-neutral grey car names

Finally, if you’re content to leave gender out of the equation, here’s a list of funny, wacky, and weird nicknames that could give you that extra burst of inspiration. Who said you couldn’t name a car after a fictional character?
  • Wolfie
  • Quicksilver
  • Stratus
  • Humpback (especially good if your car’s a hatchback)
  • Smokey
  • Graphite
  • Onyx
  • Nitro
  • Pewter
  • Greyhound (a great name for a minivan)
  • Dolphin (or Flipper, for a throwback)
  • Whiskers
  • McQueen
  • Grey Goose
  • The Great Stone Dragon (ideally, bellowed in Mushu’s voice)
  • Koala (or Carwala)
  • The Spoon Raider
  • Glacier Bear
  • Belugalino
Whichever moniker you select for your set of wheels, remember that gray car names are just the tip of the iceberg. The paint job is only one of many places you could draw inspiration for funny car names!
While we’re partial to puns when it comes to silver car names, the best car name for you will be totally unique to your cool car. Skip the popular names and go with your childhood imaginary friend! Come up with a unique name inspired by the letters of your license plates, a video game, or team names! 
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