Egyptian cat names

Find an Egyptian Name for Your Cat

It turns out that we’re not the only ones who treat our cats like members of the royal family. Considering how sacred cats were – and still are – to the Egyptians, why not give your cat an Egyptian name?

Felines owned by Egyptian royals were enrobed in golden jewellery and many goddesses were portrayed as cats or as women holding cats. The Ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem. Hurting or killing a cat was punishable by death.

With more than 5,000 years of rich Egyptian history, the language offers a wide variety of names. Try “Ebony” if you have a beautiful black lioness, or perhaps “Heru” if your kitty loves to bathe in the warm of sunlight.

Egyptian cat names

Names for females Meaning
1. Akila Intelligent
2. Aziza Precious
3. Bast Warrior goddess of cats
4. Bastet Goddess of cats and the home
5. Cleopatra A queen of Egypt
6. Dalila Gentle
7. Ebony Black
8. Eshe Life
9. Isis Supreme Goddess
10. Jamila Beauty
11. Kamilah Perfection
12. Kanika Black
13. Layla Born at night
14. Lotus Lotus flower
15. Mandisa Sweet
16. Nailah Successful
17. Nefertiti Name of a queen
18. Neith The divine mother
19. Nile From the Nile
20. Panya Mouse
21. Sagira Little one
22. Selma Secure
23. Tahira Pristine
24. Zahra Flower
25. Zaliki Wellborn

Male Names


1. Abasi Stern
2. Adofo Fighter
3. Akiiki Friendly
4. Akins Brave
5. Azibo Earth
6. Azizi Precious
7. Bes Brings joy
8. Bomani Warrior
9. Dakarai Happy
10. Darius Name of a pharaoh
11. Hapi A god of the Nile
12. Heru Sun god
13. Husani Handsome
14. Ishaq Laughs
15. Kosey Lion
16. Lateef Gentle
17. Menes Name of a king
18. Oba King
19. Sadiki Faithful
20. Seb God of the earth
21. Thabit Strong
22. Tumaini Hope
23. Umi Life
24. Zahur A flower
25. Zuberi Strong

Hmm… looks like we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing an awesome Egyptian name for our four-legged pharaohs!

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