Egyptian Cat Names – 115+ Awesome Names from Egypt

Last updated: by Kyle Larson

In 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.

Egyptian cat names

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
  • Akila – intelligent
  • Amunet – goddess of mystery
  • 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 – famous Egyptian queen
  • Dalila – sweet
  • Ebony – black
  • Femi – lover
  • Hasina – good
  • Hebony – black
  • Isis – motherhood
  • Jamila – beauty
  • Kakra – twin
  • Kamilah – perfect
  • Kanika – black
  • Keket – goddess of darkness
  • Kepi – tempestuous
  • Khepri – morning sun
  • Kissa – sister of twins
  • Kiwu – obese
  • Kosey – word for lion
  • Lapis – blue semi-precious jewel
  • Layla – born at night
  • Lotus – flower
  • Maat – goddess of order & justice
  • Maye – beloved of Amun
  • Monifa – lucky
  • Mosi – born first
  • Nailah – successful
  • Nebit – leopard-like
  • Neema – born to wealthy parents
  • Nefertiti – queen of Egypt
  • Net – divine mother
  • Nile – river in Egypt
  • Nuru – born during the day
  • Oni – wanted
  • Phoenix – mythological bird that rose from the ashes
  • Sabola – prophetess
  • Sagira – little one
  • Sanura – kitten
  • Selma – secure
  • Scarab – beetle & frequent symbol
  • Shani – wonderful woman
  • Tahirah – pristine
  • Tia – Princess during the 19th dynasty
  • Zahra – flower
  • Zalika – wellborn
egyptian cat names - mau cat

Male Egyptian Cat Names

  • Abasi – serious
  • Adio – righteous
  • Adofo – fighter
  • Aker – earth deity that guarded the dead
  • Akil – smart
  • Akins – brave
  • Amenhotep – name of a pharaoh
  • Ammon – mystery
  • Amun – chief of gods & fertility
  • Anubis – afterlife
  • Ata – twin
  • Aten – sun
  • Azibo – Earth
  • Azizi – precious
  • Bomani – warrior
  • Darius – name of a pharaoh
  • Haji – born during the pilgrimage
  • Hamadi – praised
  • Hapi – a god of the Nile
  • Hasani – handsome
  • Horus – sun god
  • Imhotep – peace
  • Jabari – brave
  • Jahi – dignified
  • Kahotep – peaceful
  • Kek – god of darkness
  • Khafra – name of a pharaoh
  • Khalid – immortal
  • Khons – god of the moon
  • Kosey – lion
  • Kufu – one of the pharaohs
  • Lateef – gentle
  • Luxor – temple
  • Mekal – fierce devourer
  • Mkhai – fighter
  • Musa – of the water
  • Mshai – wanderer
  • Nassor – victor
  • Nephi – good son
  • Nomti – strong
  • Oba – king
  • Odion – yellow flower
  • Omari – high born
  • Osiris – lord of life after death
  • Pepi – Egyptian ruler
  • Pharaoh – Egyptian ruler
  • Ptolemy – name of a pharaoh
  • Ra – sun god
  • Ramses – name of multiple pharaohs
  • Sefu – sword
  • Seti – 19th dynasty ruler
  • Sobek – god with body of a man and head of a crocodile
  • Sphinx – lion with a human head
  • Tau – lion
  • Tor – king
  • Tut – pharaoh Tutankamun
  • Umi – life
  • Usi – smoke
  • Zoser – king

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12 Comments

  1. senjo

    me too

  2. Annelise

    Ra is the sun God

  3. Shanna Johns

    Egyptian culture n practices n beliefs are absolutely one of the most interesting people to learn n study about

  4. 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.

  5. Heaven

    i have a hebony cat named Rose

  6. Cleopatra

    Female: Azizis Kamilah Nebit-Precious Perfect Leopard-like
    Male: Nomti Ra Khalid-Strong Sun Immortal

  7. Catticus

    Horus is the god is the god of the underworld so it’s a good male cat name

  8. Catticus

    Horus is the god is the god of the underworld so it’s a good male cat name

  9. Akil

    Smart

  10. Khonsu

    Horus is the falcon god of the sky, life, and protection. Anubis is the jackal headed god of the dead and underworld. Horus and Anubis are brothers and both are sons to Osiris and Isis. Isis is believed to have helped people in to the afterlife and to aid in magical spells for ordinary people. Osiris is literally the god of the life, death, afterlife, vegetation, resurrection, fertility, and agriculture. He is the father of it all so to speak.

  11. anastasia

    i let my cat pick out names for her kittens

  12. Da boy

    Kitty cat meow