Searching for some of the most beautiful and elegant Egyptian cat names?
You’ll love our list!
We chose 25 ideas each for male and female kitties that are just perfect.
Take a look, then tell us your favorite!
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Egyptian Cat Names
In Ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred beings (something cats have never forgotten!).
They were even buried alongside Pharaohs & queens!
The worshiping of cats started when the Ancient Egyptians realized that cats could protect them against tiny rodents and insects who were destroying their food and houses.
It was just a little step from there to the cats becoming sacred.
The Egyptian cat names we are presenting now are truly beautiful and they really are actual Egyptian names for Sphynx cats.
Take a look!
Egyptian Cat Names for Females
- Mau – is the Egyptian word for cat.
- Aisha – it means ‘peaceful’.
- Anukis – was the goddess of the Nile
- Annipe– daughter of the Nile
- Aya– Queen in the 13th dynasty.
- Cleopatra – choosing Cleopatra as a cat name can be a very inspired idea
- Dalila – it’s the Egyptian word for ‘sweet’.
- Femi – it means ‘lover’.
- Gamila– means ‘beautiful’
- Isis– she’s the most powerful goddess in Egyptian mythology.
- Jamila – means ‘beauty’
- Kakra – the Egyptian word for ‘twin’.
- Kamilah– means ‘perfection”
- Keket – was the goddess of darkness.
- Kissa – or ‘the sister of twins’.
- Lapis – lapis lazuli is a semi-precious, blue jewel.
- Lotus – the lotus is a very beautiful flower
- Monifa – this is the Egyptian word for ‘lucky’.
- Nefertiti – she was the Queen of Egypt.
- Oni – it means ‘wanted’.
- Sabola – or ‘prophetess’.
- Selma – the Egyptian word for ‘secure’.
- Shani – it means ‘wonderful woman’.
- Tia – was a princess of the 19th dynasty.
- Zahra – another Egyptian word for ‘flower’.
All the Egyptian cat names are very interesting and have a unique meaning.
It’s like they were each made to match the personality of any cat.
Everybody heard at least once about Bastet, but few know that she was the Cat Goddess.
She was half feline, half woman and everybody worshiped her.
Egyptian Cat Names for Males
- Abasi – may be the most ironic name for a cat, it means ‘serious’.
- Adio – it means ‘righteous’.
- Akil – it’s the Egyptian word for ‘smart’.
- Ammon – or ‘mystery’, like any cat we know.
- Anubis – was the God of the Afterlife.
- Ata– means “twin”
- Ausar– another name for the god Osiris
- Bes– a dwarf deity with lion-like features, making it a great name for a munchkin cat!
- Dakarai– means “happiness”
- Darius – the name of a Pharaoh.
- Fadil– means virtuous, excellence, and grace
- Hamadi – it means ‘praised’ and it’s perfect for any cat.
- Horus – was the God of Sun.
- Kahotep – is the Egyptian word for ‘peaceful’.
- Khons – he was the God of the Moon.
- Luxor – it means temple.
- Mekal – is the Egyptian word for ‘fierce devourer’.
- Nessor – or ‘victorious’.
- Oba – simply, it means ‘King’.
- Omari – is an Egyptian ‘high-born’.
- Osiris – or the Lord of Life After Death.
- Seti – a ruler from the 19th dinasty.
- Sphinx – is a lion with a human head.
- Tor – another word for ‘king’.
- Tut – from the famous Tutankamun.
I know there are a lot of jokes about cats being the masters of the house, but it’s important to realize that at some point, they really were.
They were given all the riches and love and they probably learn to ask the same.
Choose one of these Egyptian cat names for your furbaby
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