Egyptian Cat Names – 29+ Awesome Names from Egypt

egyptian cat namesIn Ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred. The Egyptian word for cats was Mau. Cats were first domesticated and praised for controlling pests and killing snakes. The people of Egypt even had a religion centered around worshiping animals, including cats. The goddesses of their religion is a good source of Egyptian cat names. At first, these gods were represented by lionesses. Once Egyptians domesticated cats the images of these gods also changed into cats.

The cats of Egyptian royalty were dressed in golden jewelry and were allowed to eat from their owners’ plates. Some cats were even found mummified and buried next to their owners. Over 300,000 mummified cats were found when the cat-god Bast’s temple was excavated.

Goddess Egyptian Cat Names

  • Bastet (or Bast) – represented protection, fertility and motherhood
  • Mihos – lion-headed son of Bastet
  • Sekhmet – warrior lioness goddess
  • Mekal – fierce devourer
  • Pakhet – she who scratches
  • Menhit – Egyptian war goddess

If you don’t want to use a goddess for your Egyptian cat name, you can go with one of these other great Egyptian names:

Female Egyptian Cat Names

  • Mau – Egyptian word for cat
  • Aisha – peaceful
  • Amenti – goddess of the land of the west
  • Ankhsi
  • Annipe – daughter of the Nile
  • Anukis – goddess of the Nile
  • Aziza – precious
  • Chione – daughter of the nile
  • Cleopatra
  • Dalila – sweet
  • Femi – lover
  • Hasina – good
  • Hebony – black
  • Isis – motherhood
  • Kamilah – perfect
  • Kepi – tempestuous
  • Kiwu – obese
  • Layla
  • Nebit – leopard-like
  • Nefertiti
  • Nile

egyptian cat names - mau cat

Male Egyptian Cat Names

  • Abasi – serious
  • Akil – smart
  • Ammon – mystery
  • Amun – chief of gods & fertility
  • Anubis – afterlife
  • Aten – sun
  • Azizi – precious
  • Horus – sun god
  • Imhotep – peace
  • Kahotep – peaceful
  • Khafra
  • Khalid – immortal
  • Kufu – one of the pharaohs
  • Mkhai – fighter
  • Mshai – wanderer
  • Osiris – lord of life after death
  • Pharaoh
  • Nomti – strong
  • Ra – sun
  • Ramesses
  • Seti
  • Sphinx – lion with a human head

6 Comments

  1. Britny

    My kid drew me a tattoo. It is an Egyptian cat god. Its name is Akil Anubis Atin which means the smart afterlife of the sun.

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