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Mythical Cat Names – Creative Ideas from Mythology

Published: Last updated: by Jessi Larson

If you want a unique cat name idea, there’s no better place to start than this list of mythical cat names. In addition, we’ve gathered some beautiful Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythology options.

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What is it about a mythical cat name that’s so appealing? For one, they’re creative. Some people prefer traditional names like Bella or Boots. But ideas inspired by mythology are exotic and unique. You likely won’t find another cat with the same name.

It’s also great if you’re a fan of mythology and like reading classic tales or watching movies that involve these characters.

So without further ado, here’s our list of ideas for your inspiration.

Cat Names from Greek Mythology

The Greeks have one of the most substantial histories where we can draw cat names from mythology (1). Therefore, we’ve split these names into male and female groups below.

Male Names

  • Achilles – A hero from the Trojan War.
  • Actaeon – A hunter who was turned into a stag and torn apart by hounds.
  • Adonis – Handsome young man who was loved by Aphrodite
  • Agamemnon – King who leads the Greek sin the Trojan War.
  • Apollo – An Olympian deity from Greek mythology; Apollo has been recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, poetry, healing, the sun and light, and more.
  • Ajax – Second most important hero of the Trojan War.
  • Ares – The god of war.
  • Atlas – Titan who carried the weight of the heavens on his back
  • Centaur – Half-horse, half-man,
  • Cerberus – A three-headed dog who protects the Underworld.
  • Chaos – The Chaos void is the origin of everything
  • Chronos – The god of time
  • Cronus – Ruler of the Titans who swallows his children.
  • Cyclopes – A giant with a single eye
  • Dionysus – The god of wine, grape harvest, winemaking, the vine, ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theater.
  • Eros – The son of Aphrodite, Eros was the god of love.
  • Hades – The ancient Greek god of the underworld.
  • Heaven – Earth’s husband and father of all its creatures.
  • Helios – The god of the sun in Greek mythology.
  • Hephaestus – The Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors and metallurgy.
  • Heracles – The son of Zeus who was known for his strength and for his many amazing adventures.
  • Hermes – Hermes often acts as a messenger for the other gods.
  • Hypnos – The god of sleep.
  • Kratos – The Titan god of strength and power
  • Minotaur – A mythical creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull.
  • Morpheus – The god of dreams
  • Oceanus – The titan god of the ocean
  • Pan – The god of nature
  • Poseidon – The god of the sea, earthquakes and horses.
  • Prometheus – The creator of mankind.
  • Titan – A race of gods & goddesses
  • Theseus – Athenian hero and son of King Aegeus.
  • Triton – The messenger of the sea
  • Zeus – The sky, lightning and thunder god who ruled over Mount Olympus.

Female Names

  • Ambrosia – The food and drink of the gods.
  • Andromeda – An Ethiopian princess who was rescued by Perseus.
  • Aphrodite – The Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.
  • Artemis – The goddess of hunting, wild animals, wilderness and childbirth.
  • Athena – The goddess of wisdom, craft and war.
  • Calliope – The muse of epic poetry
  • Callisto – An Arcadian princess who was loved by Zeus.
  • Chimera – A combination of many animals
  • Circe – The daughter of the sun god Helios
  • Clio – A muse of history
  • Demeter – The goddess of the harvest and agriculture, presiding over grains and the fertility of the earth.
  • Electra – A popular character in Greek tragedies.
  • Eos – Titan goddess of the dawn and mother of the planets.
  • Fate – The fates are three sister who affect the path of the universe.
  • Gaia – The mother of all life.
  • Harmonia – The goddess of harmony. The daughter of Ares (war) and Aphrodite (marriage).
  • Hera – The wife of Zeus, Hera is vengeful and jealous.
  • Hestia – Hestia was the goddess of domesticity, family and home.
  • Hydra – A nine-headed snake
  • Iris – The goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods.
  • Medea – A famous sorceress in Greek Mythology who helps Jason obtain the Golden Fleece.
  • Medusa – A woman with snakes for hair that turned people to stone.
  • Nike – The Titan goddess of victory
  • Nemesis – The goddess of retribution for evil
  • Nyx – A goddess of the night.
  • Oracle – A priestess in the ancient Greek world.
  • Pandora – The first woman that the gods created. She opened a jar that released harmful spirits.
  • Pegasus – A flying white horse
  • Penelope – Daughter of Icarius and the wife of Odysseus.
  • Persephone – The goddess of the spring
  • Phoebe – The titan goddess of intellect. Apollo’s grandmother.
  • Selene – The Titan goddess of the moon.
  • Sphinx – A creature with a woman’s head, a lion’s body, and an eagle’s wings
  • Styx – The goddess of the river Styx that divides the underworld from earth
  • Zephyr – The gentle West wind and messenger of spring
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Names from Roman Mythology

Here are some Mythical cat name ideas that come from the ancient Romans2.

  • Attis – God of growth and fertility.
  • Bacchus – God of wine.
  • Bellona – Goddess of war and battles.
  • Ceres – Goddess of grain and agriculture.
  • Diana – Goddess of the hunt.
  • Hercules – Hero known for his strength. The Roman equivelent of Heracles.
  • Juno – Goddess of marriage and childbirth.
  • Jupiter – God of the sky and thunder. King of the other gods.
  • Mars – God of war.
  • Mercury – God of money and commerce.
  • Minerva – Goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare.
  • Neptune – God of waterfalls, horses, and elements.
  • Saturn – God of seeds and agriculture.
  • Silvanus – God of fields and woods.
  • Sol – God of the sun.
  • Somnus – God of sleep.
  • Tellus – Goddess of the earth.
  • Venus – Goddess of love and beauty.
  • Vesta – A virgin Goddess of home.
  • Victoria – Goddess of victory.
  • Vulcan – God of fire and blacksmiths.

Norse Mythology Cat Names

These ideas come from the Mythology of the Norse people3, who were famous as Viking warriors and travelers.

  • Baldr – God of peace, light, beauty, and nature.
  • Brynhild – A Valkyrie who is punished by Odin by being imprisoned in a ring of fire.
  • Fenrir – Giant black wolf.
  • Freyja – (also Freya) Goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.
  • Freyr – God of monarchy, wealth, and manhood.
  • Frigg – Queen of Asgard and Odin’s wife.
  • Heimdall – The guardian of Asgard.
  • Hela – Goddess who rules over the realm of the dead.
  • Loki – God of deception and a shapeshifter.
  • Odin – The primary god of Norse mythology, who rewards warriors with Valhalla for their afterlife.
  • Ragnarok – The final battle which would destroy the world.
  • Signy – A woman who was wronged by her husband and exacts revenge on him.
  • Sigurd – A warrior who braves the ring of fire for Brynhild.
  • Valkyrie – Female warriors who choose and carry dead warriors to Valhalla.

Discover more Norse mythology cat names.

Egyptian cat names

Egyptian Mythology Cat Names

Egyptian gods can make some excellent cat names as cats were very important in ancient Egypt. We also have a more extensive list of Egyptian cat names.

  • Amon – God of the air.
  • Anubis – A god of the dead with the head of a jackal.
  • Bastet – (or Bast) represented protection, fertility and motherhood.
  • Hathor – Goddess with a woman’s body and the head or the ears of a cow. She embodied fertility and motherhood.
  • Horus – A sky god of war and hunting.
  • Isis – Goddess, wife of Osiris.
  • Mekal – Fierce devourer.
  • Menhit – Egyptian war goddess.
  • Mihos – Lion-headed son of Bastet.
  • Osiris – God of the underworld.
  • Pakhet – She who scratches.
  • Ra – The sun god.
  • Sekhmet – Warrior lioness goddess.
  • Seth – God of chaos violents, storms, and deserts.
  • Sobek – Crocodile god.

More Boy Cat Names Inspired by Mythology

  • Alexander
  • Argo
  • Arthur
  • Cupid
  • Drake
  • Griffin
  • Jason
  • Leo
  • Merlin
  • Odysseus
  • Paris
  • Perseus
  • Phoenix
  • Thor

More Girl Cat Names Inspired by Mythology

  • Acadia
  • Aurora
  • Azalia
  • Bellona
  • Echo
  • Fauna
  • Luna
  • Olympia
  • Xena

If you have more ideas, we’d love to hear them! Just post them below, and we’ll add them to our cat name generator.

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References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures
  2. https://mythus.fandom.com/wiki/Roman_mythology
  3. https://www.megainteresting.com/history/gallery/legendary-characters-from-norse-mythology-741590756208/11

9 Comments

  1. Kittysaurus

    Isis for a female cat or Osiris for a male

  2. Ariana

    For girls- Persephone and Calliope

  3. Corruptpaw

    We’re talking Greek mythology!

  4. Corruptpaw

    Males: Perseus, Apollo, Achilles, Jason, Odyseuss, Drake, Ares, Hermes, Odin, Freyr (or Frey), Ra, Horus, Jupiter, Mars,
    Vulcan, Mercury
    Females: Demeter, Artemis, Hestia, Selene, Frigg, Freya, Juno, Minerva, Venus, Diana, Ceres, Bellona, Aurora

  5. Corruptpaw

    Arthur for males, too

  6. Corruptpaw

    and Alexander

  7. Kyle Larson

    Thanks for the additions!

  8. Isabel Vree

    Another name (not greek mythology related) for a cat is Tigris. I love the creativity in all of the names!

  9. Secret

    I have always liked the name Page. When I saw the name Paisley on your list it made me think of it.

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