200+ Magical Cat Names Inspired By Witchcraft and Wizardry

These enchanting cat names will keep you spellbound and perfectly complement your kitty's bewitching charm.

Updated November 13, 2023
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If your kitty has some spellbinding vibes going on, consider some magical names for cats as you think about what to call your furry friend. From book-inspired names like "Minerva McGonagall" to medieval monikers like "Tibert," there are many fantastical options.

Names Based on Tarot Cards

Tarot cards are really important in many cultures. People use them to tell fortunes or think deeply about life. If you're looking for a special name for your cat, the Tarot deck has lots of cool choices.

  • Chariot: Willpower, victory, assertion, determination, and control.
  • Emperor: Authority, structure, control, fatherhood, and leadership.
  • Empress: Fertility, femininity, beauty, nature, and abundance.
  • Justice: Fairness, truth, law, cause and effect, and clarity.
  • Hermit: Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance.
  • Hierophant: Tradition, conventional expectations, conformity, and spiritual wisdom.
  • Magician: Manifestation, resourcefulness, power, and inspired action.
  • Priestess: Intuition, unconscious knowledge, mystery, and spirituality.
  • Temperance: Balance, moderation, patience, purpose, and meaning.
  • Tower: Upheaval, sudden change, revelation, and chaos.

Crystal Names for Cats

Many magical people are big fans of crystals. They believe each crystal is like a battery that stores its own kind of energy that can help with magic — they can give the spell added energy, patch up bad vibes, or sometimes act as a shield. Each one serves its own purpose.

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  • Botswana: A type of quartz with pink, cream, gray, or brown hues, used to boost confidence
  • Bumble: An orange and yellow crystal used to heal deep-rooted fears
  • Carnelian: An orange crystal used for courage spells
  • Citrine: A yellow crystal used for money spells and boosting self-confidence
  • Jasper: A crystal that has shades of green, yellow, black, orange, yellow, blue, or brown, used for absorbing negative energy
  • Labra: Labradorite is a mix of blue and gold crystal that unlocks psychic abilities

  • Moon: An off-white colored crystal that promotes inspiration and success
  • Obsidian: A black stone used to help release negative energy and protect your thoughts
  • Onyx: A black crystal used to protect your aura
  • Peter: A midnight blue, grey, or gold crystal that cleanses energy 
  • Rose: Rose quartz is used for love spells
  • Selenite: A grey-colored crystal that provides guidance from higher powers
  • Serpentine: Serpentine is the crystal of psychic awakening that's multicolored green, gray, and black
  • Sodalite: A blue and grey crystal that helps with clarity
  • Tourmaline: Black tourmaline is used for protection spells and soaking up bad energy

Star Names for Cats

Giving your cat a star name is really magical and connects to old pagan traditions. Stars have always been part of magic and mystery, helping people find their way and inspiring magical stories.

  • Albireo
  • Alpha
  • Altair 
  • Alya
  • Antares
  • Bellatrix
  • Betelgeuse
  • Capella
  • Castor
  • Cygni
  • Danica
  • Hadar
  • Polaris
  • Pollux
  • Roxana
  • Sirius
  • Spica
  • Stellar
  • Vega
  • Zaniah

Magical Inspiration from Movies and Books

If you're looking for a magical name for your cat with a bookish twist, there are tons of great ideas in stories full of magic and wizards. You could choose a playful or grand name that fits your cat's personality. 

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  • Alatar: A good wizard in the Lord of the Rings series of books associated with the color blue.
  • Allanon: The powerful wizard from the book The Elfstones of Shannara.
  • Bran or Brandon: The character from the Game of Thrones series who became a powerful seer.
  • Elphaba: From the novel and Broadway musical, Wicked.
  • Endora: Samantha's mother in Bewitched.
  • Evanora: The Wicked Witch of the East from The Wizard of Oz.
  • Gandalf: The wizard from J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings trilogy. The name is associated with the colors white and grey.
  • Ged: Wizard from the Wizard of Earthsea books.
  • Glinda: The Good Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz.
  • Hermione: Witch and bookworm in Harry Potter.
  • Howl: The wizard main character from Howl's Moving Castle book and animated movie.
  • Illyana: As in Illyana Rasputin, AKA Magik, a character from the X-Men comic books.
  • Jadis: The evil White Witch in C.S. Lewis's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
  • Locasta: The Good Witch of the North from the Wizard of Oz.
  • Maggy: As in "Maggy the Frog," a witch who foretold doom for the character Cersei in Game of Thrones.
  • Maleficent: The evil witch in Sleeping Beauty. The name means "prone to evil," which could certainly describe some mischievous cats!
  • Melisandre: The "red woman" witch from the Game of Thrones series.
  • Prospero: The sorcerer character in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
  • Prue: Witch on Charmed
  • Radagast: A good wizard in the Lord of the Rings trilogy associated with the color brown and nature.
  • Saruman: A good wizard who turned evil in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and is associated with the color white.
  • Severus: As in Severus Snape, the master of the dark arts from the Harry Potter series.
  • Theodora: The Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz.
  • Thessaly: A Witch in the Sandman comic series by Neil Gaiman.

  • Triss: As in Triss Merigold, the chestnut-haired witch from The Witcher series of books and video games.
  • Ursula: The sea witch from the movie The Little Mermaid.
  • Wanda: As in Wanda Maximoff, AKA The Scarlet Witch from the Avengers comics and movies.
  • Willow: The witch heroine from the Buffy the Vampire TV series.
  • Yennefer: The dark-haired powerful witch from The Witcher series of books and video games.
  • Bagheera: The large black panther in The Jungle Book.
  • Binx: The immortal black cat in Hocus Pocus.
  • McGonagall: Minerva McGonagall — Transfiguration teacher in Harry Potter.
  • Minerva:  Professor in Harry Potter who can transform herself into a silver tabby cat.
  • Mrs. Norris: Tattletale cat in Harry Potter.
  • Tao: The Siamese cat in The Incredible Journey.
  • Thackery: The immortal black cat in Hocus Pocus.

Magical Cat Names From Culture and Religion

There are many magical cats throughout film, literature, and mythology, and one of their names might be perfect for your pet. These stories might have names particularly fitting for your cat!

  • Bastet: An Egyptian goddess who often appears as a woman with a cat's head; the great protector of cats, happy households, and pregnant women
  • Minnaloushe: From William Butler Yeats' poem, The Cat and the Moon
  • Nekobus: A strange character from Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro
  • Parker: A large Bengal tiger in Life of Pi
  • Simpkin: The cat in The Tailor of Gloucester
  • Tibert: A constable cat from Reynard the Fox
  • Tybalt: The hot-tempered prince who is eventually murdered by Romeo in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Tsun-Kyanske: The Burmese goddess of transmutation. The Burmese believed that only cats could converse with the goddess, and as such, her priests kept cats in their temples

Magical Space Names for Cats 

If you're picking out a name for your cat, why not look to space for ideas? Space names are full of starry magic, which fits right in with the mysterious vibes of witchcraft.

  • Aerolite: A type of meteorite
  • Andromeda: Galaxy
  • Anthe: A moon of Saturn

  • Apollo: NASA’s Apollo program

  • Aquila: The name of a constellation on the celestial equator

  • Aries: The name of a zodiac constellation

  • Atlas: The inner moon of Saturn

  • Badar: The name of a satellite

  • Bianca: One of Uranus’ moons

  • Caelum: A constellation in the Southern sky

  • Callisto: Jupiter’s second-largest moon

  • Comet

  • Eclipse

  • Elara: The eighth-largest moon of Jupiter

  • Harlow: Astronomer

  • Ophelia: One of Uranus’ moons

  • Orion: Constellation

  • Pandora: One of Saturn’s moons

  • Phobos: A moon of Mars

  • Solstice

  • Titania: The largest of the moons of Uranus

  • Twilight

  • Ursa: The name of two major constellations

  • Zephyr: Celestial moons

Mystical Names From Legends

If you're thinking of giving your cat a magical name, you've got a lot of famous witches and warlocks to choose from. History and stories are full of them, from old myths to well-known tales.

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  • Blais:  In Arthurian legend, Blaise was the teacher of the great wizard Merlin.
  • Cassandra: In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a prophetess who could see the future.
  • Circe: A Greek sorceress who turned shipwrecked men into animals.
  • Griselda: An archaic name often associated with witches and cunning knowledge in tales.
  • Gwydion: A wizard from Welsh mythology who also had a reputation as a trickster.
  • Lilith:  Means "belonging to the night" and refers to a demon who was the first wife of Adam and rejected him.
  • Marie: Marie Laveau, the famous Voodoo queen of New Orleans.
  • Medea: A witch in Greek mythology who is a heroine in the story of Jason and the Argonauts.
  • Merlin: The wizard from Arthurian legend.
  • Morgan or Morgainnne: As in Morgan Le Fay from the legend of King Arthur.
  • Niamh:  In Irish mythology, a goddess of the sea, known for her golden hair.
  • Noita: Finnish word for "witch."
  • Sybil: An oracle.

Mythological Cat Names

There are many magical characters found in mythology from different cultures, both male and female, who would make excellent cat names.

  • Áine: In Irish mythology, the Queen of Fairies and goddess of summer.
  • Aja: The goddess of the forest in Yoruban mythology.
  • Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis: If you happen to get three cats at once, you can name them after the three Fates from Greek mythology.
  • Avallach: In old Arthurian legend, the king of the mystical of Avalon.
  • Baba Yaga: An evil witch in Slavic mythology who lives in a house on giant chicken legs that moves about.
  • Cybele: A Greek nature goddess associated with lions and tigers.
  • Durga or Jaya: A Hindu warrior goddess who rode into battle on a lion.
  • Inara: In Middle Eastern mythology, a goddess who protected animals.
  • Krishna: The Hindu god of love and happiness.
  • Leda: In Greek mythology, a very beautiful woman who was the mother of Helen of Troy.
  • Maia or Maya: A nymph in Greek mythology and a goddess of spring in Roman mythology.
  • Orion: A great hunter in Greek mythology.
  • Penthesilea: In Greek mythology, the Queen of the Amazons.
  • Phoenix: A mythological firebird that rises from the ashes to live again.
  • Sekhmet: An Egyptian cat goddess.
  • Shiva: The Hindu god known as the destroyer.
  • Zaria: The Slavic goddess of beauty, which also means "flower" in Arabic.

Mystical Cat Names

Cats are definitely mystical creatures who often seem to be communicating on another plane with their strange but endearing antics. Naming them after the mystical themes seems fitting.

  • Achak: Means "spirit" in the Native American Algonquin language
  • Angel: In Greek, "messenger of god"
  • Azrael: In Muslim and Jewish mythology, the Angel of Death
  • Bryock:  An ancient Celtic name that means "big prince"
  • Cassiel: An archangel who is a guardian of Capricorns
  • Cheveyo: Means "spirit warrior" in the Hopi language
  • Dharma: When a person in Hinduism or Buddhism shows their religious devotion and principles daily
  • Dhruv  or Dhruva: The name for the North star in the Sanskrit
  • Duša or Dušana: A "soul-spirit" in Czech
  • Espiridión: Spanish for "little spirit"
  • Fravardin: Persian for "guardian spirit"
  • Gabriel or Gabrielle: An archangel found in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religions
  • Hototo: Hopi word for "warrior spirit who sings," which could be great for a very talkative cat!
  • Imamu: Swahili word for "spiritual guide"
  • Kachina: A Hopi word for a sacred or spiritual dancer
  • Kami: From the Japanese Shinto religion, Kami relates to the energy in all things, even objects
  • Kismet: The word for "fate" in Arabic
  • Kneph: Egyptian word for "spirit"
  • Mandala: A spiritual round symbol found in Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Neschume: Yiddish for "soul"
  • Rune: Means "secret" in German and is also the word for stones used in divination
  • Seraphina: One of the angels who protects God's throne in Christianity
  • Tarot: Colorful cards used for divination by witches and seers
  • Tien: A Vietnamese word for an angel
  • Wanageeska: Sioux name, which means "white spirit" (for a white cat!)
  • Yousei: A Japanese fairy or sprite

Ancient Cat Names

Ancient names are names that are not often used anymore and may have many meanings. Because they are rarely heard, they can have a magical feel to them.

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  • Ariel: Means "The Lion of God" in Hebrew and is an ancient name for Jerusalem
  • Asha: The word for "hope" in Hindi
  • Aurelius or Aurelia: One of the great Roman emperors; the word means "golden one" in Latin and is good for a pale-colored cat
  • Cassius or Cassia: An ancient Latin name. In Greek, it means "cinnamon," which works for a cat with this coloring
  • Caesar: As in Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor
  • Chava: The Hebrew name for Eve; also means "alive"
  • Demelza: An ancient Cornish name which means "hill fort" and also the name of a character in the Poldark BBC TV series
  • Esther: A well-known heroine from the Bible connected to the Purim holiday
  • Gaius: An ancient Latin name that means "happy"
  • Isolde: In Welsh legends, Isolde was a beautiful princess (albeit with a sad ending)
  • Plato: The famous Greek philosopher
  • Remus and Romulus: The names of two twin brothers who were the founders of Rome in mythology. Use for two boy kittens!
  • Tarquin: An Ancient Roman name associated with kings
  • Xanthos: An Ancient Roman name that means "yellow" which works for a cream colored or ginger cat

Spiritual Cat Names

Spiritualism believes in the presence of spirits and higher powers in people's daily lives. There are many choices to express your spirituality through your cat's name.

  • Alma: Means "soul" in Spanish.
  • Ariya: In Buddhism, a person who has become holy; also means "noble."
  • Banafrit: Egyptian word for "beautiful soul."
  • Bodhi: A word in Buddhism that means "enlightenment."
  • Enid: Word for "soul" in Welsh.
  • Faith:  Originally comes from the Latin word "to trust."
  • Grace: In Christianity, a person who has no sins and is favored by God.
  • Harmony: A Latin word that means "unity."
  • Namaste: A greeting in Hinduism that indicates a belief in the divine in people.
  • Nirvana: The highest state of enlightenment one can reach in Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Om: A common chant used in meditation in some Eastern religions.
  • Peace: From the Latin word pax, peace is a spiritual state of calm and comfort.
  • Salmon: In Arabic, it means one who seeks to become spiritual.
  • Serenity: A state of contentment and peace achieved through meditation.
  • Shechina: A Hebrew name that means "God's holy spirit."
  • Veda: The Hindu religion's ancient scriptures (as in "the Vedas").
  • Zen: A peaceful state of being in Buddhism.

Choosing the Perfect Name for Your Magical Cat

Anyone who loves cats can agree that they are magical creatures, and it's no wonder they are associated with witches and wizards in legends and myths. If you are looking for more cat name inspiration, try using more mythological goddesses for inspiration or names for black cats if you've chosen the traditional color for magical cats.

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