From the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet to the Olympic king Zeus, there's a mythological name for every kitty.

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Let's be honest: If you're a cat parent, part of the job is worshipping your four-legged fur baby. So why not give your kitty a name that's as regal as she is? These cat god and goddess names rooted in a variety of different cultures will capture your unending feline devotion.

illustration of three cats with goddess leaf headbands sitting in clouds in front of greed columns
Credit: Kailey Whitman

Greek Goddess Cat Names

Is your cat affectionate like Aphrodite, or more of a fearsome, pouncing warrior reminiscent of Athena? There's a Greek goddess name for every feline personality.

  • Aphrodite
  • Artemis
  • Athena
  • Calliope
  • Circe
  • Demeter
  • Eos
  • Hecate
  • Hera
  • Hestia
  • Iris
  • Nike
  • Nyx
  • Persephone
  • Selene

Greek God Names for Boy Cats

Whether your cat is orange, gray, or white, these Greek god names are go-tos.

  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Dionysus
  • Hades
  • Helios
  • Hephaestus
  • Hermes
  • Poseidon
  • Zeus

Egyptian Goddess Names for Female Cats

Cats were symbols of divinity and protection in ancient Egypt. They served as pest control, acted as beloved companions, and even came to depict the goddess Bastet.

  • Amentet
  • Anuket
  • Bastet
  • Hathor
  • Heqet
  • Hesat
  • Isis
  • Ma'at
  • Menhit
  • Neith
  • Nut
  • Sekhmet

Egyptian God Names for Male Cats

Don't forget the boys! From the sun god Ra to the lotus flower Nefertum, Egyptian mythology is rich with names for your tomcat.

  • Amun
  • Anhur
  • Anubis
  • Apep
  • Geb
  • Horus
  • Kek
  • Maahes
  • Nefertum
  • Nemty
  • Osiris
  • Ptah
  • Ra
  • Set
  • Thoth

Mythological Names for Black Cats

There's a lot to love about black cats, from their almost otherworldly and mysterious looks to their long-held association with the supernatural.

  • Apep
  • Asteria
  • Calypso
  • Cerberus
  • Delphi
  • Erebus
  • Freya
  • Fury
  • Hades
  • Harpy
  • Hypnos
  • Juno
  • Jupiter
  • Kek
  • Loki
  • Luna
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Minerva
  • Odin
  • Osiris
  • Neptune
  • Nox
  • Somnus
  • Styx
  • Thanatos
  • Venus
  • Vulcan

Cat Names Inspired by Celtic Mythology

You don't need to have an Irish Manx for your cat to rock these Celtic god and goddess names.

  • Abarta
  • Aed
  • Aengus
  • Aoife
  • Arawn
  • Balor
  • Belenus
  • Brigid
  • Cernunnos
  • Cian
  • Dagda
  • Donn
  • Eire
  • Elatha
  • Epona
  • Grannus
  • Lir
  • Lugh
  • Morrígan
  • Neit
  • Ogmios
  • Taranis