Over 300 Egyptian Cat Names That Are Super-Cool for 2019


We really love our cats. But if there were an all-time cat lovers championship, the ancient Egyptians would take home the gold. Cats were sacred in ancient Egypt, and many deities were portrayed as cats or as humans holding cats. Mafdet, the goddess who slayed serpents, had the head of a wild cat. Bastet, a warrior goddess, is depicted as an elegant short haired cat or lioness.

Always curious about cat names, we here at Rover have started to scratch the surface of Egyptian culture, current naming trends, and tales of ancient pharaohs to compile a list of cat names inspired by ancient and modern day Egypt.


Egyptian Cat Names Inspired by Popular People Names

These names are among the most popular for young people in Egypt today. For a modern and trendy twist on your cat’s name, this is a great place to start.

Female cat names

  1. Sara
  2. Mariam
  3. Rana
  4. Salma
  5. Aya
  6. Jana
  7. Heba
  8. Jomana
  9. Doha
  10. Alaa
  11. Nada
  12. Yasmin
  13. Nour
  14. Farah
  15. Dina
  16. Amirah
  17. Angie
  18. Mayar
  19. Raneem
  20. Amal

Male cat names

  1. Ahmed
  2. Mohamed
  3. Omar
  4. Mahmoud
  5. Amr
  6. Muhammad
  7. Mido
  8. Mostafa
  9. Abdelrahman
  10. Karim
  11. Ahmad
  12. Sherif
  13. Abdallah
  14. Mustafa
  15. Ali
  16. Eslam
  17. Youssef
  18. Ayman
  19. Hamada
  20. Miro


Historical and Descriptive Egyptian Cat Names

More than 5,000 years of the cultural history of Egypt provides a rich language of names. For your Egyptian Mau, Sphynx cat, or mixed breed, how can you choose between Mekal (fierce devourer) and Pakhet (she who scratches)?

Female names & meanings Male names & meanings
Acenath Daughter Abasi Stern
Akila Intelligent Abayomi Brings joy
Amunet Goddess of mystery Abubakar Noble
Anat A wife of Seth Adio Righteous
Anippe Daughter of the Nile Adofo Fighter
Asenath Daughter Akiiki Friendly
Astarte A wife of Seth Akil Intelligent
Auset Another name for supreme goddess Akins Brave
Aziza Precious Amenhotep Name of a pharaoh
Bahiti Fortune Amenophis Name of a pharaoh
Bast Goddess of battle Ammon God of a united Egypt
Bastet Goddess of battle Amsi Personification of reproduction
Bennu Eagle Amun God of mystery
Chione Mythical daughter of the Nile Anpu God of the dead
Cleopatra A queen of Eygpt Anubis God of the dead
Dalila Gentle Anzety God of Busiris
Dendera From Dendera Apis Dead bull thought to be Osiris
Ebonique Black Asim Protector
Ebony Black Astennu God of the moon
Echidna Mythical monster Aswad Black
Edjo Another form of Uadjit Ata Twin
Eshe Life Atemu Mythical great god of Annu
Femi Love Aten Sun disk
Fukayna Intelligent Azibo Earth
Habibah Loved Azizi Precious
Hafsah Married to the prophet Babafemi Beloved of his father
Halima Gentle Badru Born during the full moon
Haqikah Honest Baniti Teacher
Hasina Good Bastet A cat
Hathor Goddess of destruction Bes Brings joy
Hatshepsut Name of a queen Bomani Warrior
Hehet Goddess of the immeasurable Chafulumisa Fast
Heqet Frog headed goddess Chatuluka Departs
Ife Love Chenzira Born on a journey
Isis Supreme Goddess Chibale Kinsman
Jamila Beauty Chike Power of God
Jendayi Thankful Chisisi Secret
Kakra A twin Chuma Wealthy
Kamilah Perfection Dakarai Happy
Kanika Black Darius Name of a pharaoh
Keket Goddess of darkness Fadil Generous
Kesi Born of a troubled father Fenuku Born late
Khepri Morning sun Fenyang Conquers
Kissa Sister of twins Gahiji Hunter
Lapis Named for the lapis stone Geb Mythical earth god
Layla Born at night Gyasi Wonderful
Lotus Lotus flower Haji Born during the pilgrimage
Maat Goddess of order & justice Hamadi Praised
Mafuane Soil Hanbal Pristine
Maibe Grave Hanif Believes
Mandisa Sweet Hapi A god of the Nile
Masika Born during rain Hapu Name of a pharaoh
Meht urt Represented by a cow Hasani Handsome
Mert ekert Lover of silence Heru Sun god
Mesi Water Horus God of the sky
Meskhenet Destiny Husani Handsome
Monifa Lucky Ishaq Laughs
Mosi Born first Jabari Brave
Moswen White Jafari Creek
Mukamutara Daughter of Mutara Jahi Dignified
Mukantagara Born during war Jibade Related to royalty
Mukarramma Revered Jumoke Loved by all
Muminah Pious Kafele Would die for
Mut Mythical mother Kasiya Departs
Nabirye Mother of twins Kazemde Ambassador
Naeemah Benevolent Kek God of darkness
Nailah Successful Khafra Name of a pharaoh
Nashwa Wonderful feeling Khalfani Shall rule
Nathifa Pure Khalid Immortal
Naunet Goddess of the ocean Khentimentiu God of the dead’s destiny
Nebt het Nature goddess Khons God of the moon
Neema Born to wealthy parents Khufu Name of a pharaoh
Nefertari Name of a queen Kosey Lion
Nefertiti Name of a queen Lateef Gentle
Neith The divine mother Lisimba Lion
Nekhbet Mythical vulture goddess Lukman A prophet
Nephthys Mythical nature goddess Luzige Locust
Net The divine mother Menes Name of a king
Nile From the Nile Menkaura Name of a pharaoh
Niut Goddess of nothingness Min God of fertility
Nourbese Wonderful Minkabh Justice
Nubia From Nubia Month God of Thebes
Nuru Born during the day Mosegi Tailor
Nut Mythical sky goddess Mudads Provider
Ode From the road Musa Of the water
OJufemi Beloved of the gods Musim Believer
Olabisi Brings joy Naeem Benevoent
Olufemi Beloved of the gods Narmer Name of a king
Omorose Beautiful Nassor Victor
Oni Wanted Neb er tcher God of the universe
Oseye Happy Nuru Born during the day
Panya Mouse Oba King
Pili Born second Omari High born
Quibilah Peaceful Onuris Brings back the distant one
Rabiah Born in the spring Osahar God hears me
Ramla Predicts the future Osiris God of the dead
Rashida Righteous Oubastet A cat
Raziya Agreeable Ptolemy Name of a pharaoh
Rehema Compassionate Qeb Father of the earth
Renenet Goddess of fortune Quasshie Born on Sunday
Sabah Born in the morning Ra The sun
Safiya Pure Radames Egyptian hero
Sagira Little one Ramses Begotten by Ra the sun god
Sakhmet Goddess; lioness Rashidi Wise
Salihah Agreeable Re Midday sun
Sanura Kitten Rsmses Name of a pharaoh
Sekhet Wife of Ptah Runihura Destroyer
Selk Another form of “supreme goddess” Saa A nature god
Selma Secure Sabola Prophetess
Serq Another form of “supreme goddess” Sadiki Faithful
Shani Wonderful Seb God of the earth
Sharifa Respected Sefu Sword
Shukura Grateful Sekani Laughs
Siti Lady Senusnet Name of a pharaoh
Sslama Peaceful Serapis Another name for Apis
Subira Patient Sethos Name of a prince
Suma Ask Shabaka Name of a king
Tabia Talented Tarik Name of a warrior
Tahirah Pristine Tau Lion
Tale Green Tehuti God of earth, sky & sea
Talibah Seeks knowledge Teremun Loved by his father
Tauret Goddess of pregnant women Thabit Strong
Tefnut Atmospheric moisture Thoth God of the moon
Thema Queen Thutmose Name of a pharsoh
Theoris Great Tor King
Thermuthis Another form of Renenet Tum Great god of Annu
Uadjit Mythical cobra goddess Tumaini Hope
Uatchit Another form of Hathor Umi Life
Umayma Little mother Un nefer God of the dead
Umm Mother Usi Smoke
Urbi Princess Yafeu Bold
Walidah Newly born Yahya Given by God
Zahra Flower Zahur A flower
Zalika Well born Ziyad He shall add
Zaliki Well born Zuberi Strong

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