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|
|3. Bast||Warrior goddess of cats|
|4. Bastet||Goddess of cats and the home|
|5. Cleopatra||A queen of Egypt|
|9. Isis||Supreme Goddess|
|13. Layla||Born at night|
|14. Lotus||Lotus flower|
|17. Nefertiti||Name of a queen|
|18. Neith||The divine mother|
|19. Nile||From the Nile|
|21. Sagira||Little one|
|7. Bes||Brings joy|
|10. Darius||Name of a pharaoh|
|11. Hapi||A god of the Nile|
|12. Heru||Sun god|
|17. Menes||Name of a king|
|20. Seb||God of the earth|
|24. Zahur||A flower|
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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