Double, double toil and trouble. Whether you simply love Halloween, watch “Hocus Pocus” all year long, or have a fascination with the occult, witchy cat names provide endless possibilities for labeling our enchanting felines. After all, cats seem to take part in their fair share of sorcery.
These names can range from mystical and magical to downright menacing, but we love the strength and beauty found in each one. They harken back to fairy tales, folklore, and the beliefs of different cultures. And remember—not all witches are evil!
Whatever your reason for choosing one of these names for your cat, we believe they’ll bewitch anyone who encounters your furry friend.
Our Favorite Witchy Cat Names
Salem: Let’s get the obvious one out of the way first. Salem is a name that is immediately associated with witches since the witch trials were held there in the late 1600s. Since then, the Massachusetts town has had a spooky history and draws in tourists who are interested in its dark past. Salem also happened to be the name of the talking cat in the movie and television version of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
Merlin: We love the name Merlin for a male cat who is wise beyond his years. This name comes from The Legend of King Arthur, where Merlin was a well-known wizard.
Circe: A famous figure in Greek mythology, Circe is the daughter of Helios who turned Odeysseus and his men into pigs when they visited her island. She was a sorceress who isn’t someone you wanted to cross—which seems like a fitting description for many felines we know.
Severus: The name Severus actually means “stern” in Latin. It was made famous by the Harry Potter character Severus Snape, the potions teacher who played a large role in the popular fantasy series. If you have an ornery cat with a heart of gold and a deep loyalty, Severus makes a good option.
Endora: If you happened to watch “Bewitched” when it was on television in the 1960s or caught it on reruns, you know Endora is the name of Samantha Stevens’ mother on the series. She was a feisty mother-in-law who gave poor Darrin a run for his money.
Witchy Black Cat Names
Raven: This name is fitting for both male and female black cats since ravens have a long history of being part of spooky stories and witchcraft in pop culture and history. Swap their dark-colored feathers for some fur, and you have the perfect name for a crafty cat.
Licorice: Black licorice is a popular candy flavor, but licorice root is also something frequently put into spells and potions. It’s often used for binding and love spells, so if your cat is sweet and seems to have you charmed, this is the perfect name.
Midnight: It’s a classic name for a black cat, but Midnight definitely has a spooky feel. It’s the time that kicks off “the witching hour”—that time of night when witches, demons, and ghosts are at their most powerful. It’s a strong witchy black cat name for sure.
Nightshade: This is the name given to Belladonna, a purple flower that tends to grow around graves—or so legend has it. It’s known as deadly nightshade in folklore because the berries of the plant are poisonous to humans. In fact, it’s one of the most toxic plants in the Eastern Hemisphere, so it definitely has a witchy association.
Cauldron: While anyone can certainly cook with a cauldron, witches are known for using these typically black, cast-iron pots to brew their potions and spells. It’s a unique option for a witchy black cat name.
Witchy Female Cat Names
Sukie: We love the 1987 movie “The Witches of Eastwick” and we’re particularly fond of Michelle Pfeiffer’s character Sukie Ridgemont. The name Sukie originates from Hebrew for the word “lily.” It’s a great option for a mild-mannered, tender-hearted cat.
Minerva: Minerva is a great witchy name for a female cat, thanks in part to Minerva McGonagall from the Harry Potter series. She’s one of our all-time favorite witches, and the name Minerva is Latin in origin meaning “the mind.” The name is also related to the Roman goddess of wisdom, so if you have a smart feline on your hand, this is a good moniker.
Lilith: Known in pagan circles as a goddess, Lilith’s qualities are strength and protection—especially for witches. She’s sometimes depicted as a demon or a vampire and has an association with the underworld. In mythology and religion she is thought to have been Adam’s first wife who voluntarily left the Garden of Eden.
Glinda: Famously known as The Good Witch in the “Wizard of Oz,” Glinda guides Dorothy on her quest. She’s known as the most powerful sorceress in the Land of Oz. So if you’re looking for a witchy name for a very good cat, this is a great choice!
Cassandra: In mythology, Cassandra was a princess who was given the gift of prophecy, but was cursed because nobody ever believed her. If your cat seems to be on her 8 out of 9 lives, this could be a good option.
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Witchy Boy Cat Names
Gandalf: One of the most popular wizards in literary history, Gandalf is the kind, good-hearted, and powerful wizard from “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” This would make a particularly good grey cat name for a senior feline. .
Giles: This name is inspired by Giles Corey, a farmer who was accused of witchcraft in Salem along with his wife, Martha Corey. While things didn’t work out for Giles Corey, a witchy boy cat named Giles has a certain appeal and you can definitely give him a better life.
Mage: This name actually means “a magician” or “someone who practices magic,” so we can’t think of a better male cat name for your four-legged wizard.
Linden: We like this alternate spelling of Lyndon due to its association with Linden trees, which are commonly used in wicca and witchcraft. LInden flowers are often used in protection spells, love potions, or in prophecy work. Plus, it’s a cool boy cat name.
Jareth: If you don’t know who Jareth, the Goblin King from “Labyrinth” is, then we can’t be friends anymore. The conniving, devilishly handsome villain (played famously by David Bowie) in the 1986 Jim Henson film was not a friend to the protagonist Sarah Williams. If you have a temperamental cat who rules his own dwelling at home, Jareth is the perfect name.
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