In ancient Egypt, the cat was a symbol of fertility and the sun, and was revered by the people. If you too consider your pet a divine being, browse through Egyptian names for cats and choose the right one.
Names are best suited to cats of the Sphynx breed. An ordinary domestic cat can also be given an elegant name that comes from an ancient civilization. But boys and girls cannot be named the same way – Egyptian male and female names differ significantly.
Egyptian male cat names
Male cats are independent and uninhibited animals. Unlike females, they have a more hard and straightforward temperament, just like the wise gods and pharaohs of Egypt.
Egyptian boy cat names after the gods:
- Aihi – god of music;
- Aker – god of the underworld;
- Amon – patron saint of the sun;
- Anti – god of the desert;
- Anubis – god of the dead;
- Apis – god of fertility;
- Gore – god of the sun;
- Ihi – god of music;
- Montu – god of war;
- Nepri – god of grain;
- Nefertum – god of vegetation;
- Noon – father of all the gods;
- Onuris – god of hunting and war;
- Osiris – god of rebirth;
- Ptah – the creator;
- Seth – god of thunder and the desert;
- That – god of wisdom;
- Shesemu – patron saint of winemaking;
- Shu – god of air;
- Shai – patron saint of man;
- Yah – god of the moon.
Egyptian names for cats after the pharaohs of different dynasties:
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Egyptian female cat names with the meanings
In ancient Egypt, cats were so revered that even some goddesses were depicted with cat heads. Give your female pet the most sophisticated name that best suits her temperament.
Egyptian goddess names for girl cats and its meanings:
- Amaunet – the progenitor of the world;
- Anat – goddess of the hunt;
- Astarte – goddess of love and fertility;
- Bast – cat goddess, symbol of joy;
- Ysida – a symbol of femininity;
- Ihet – the heavenly goddess;
- Kebechet – the goddess of cool water;
- Maat – goddess of truth;
- Mafdet – the sun goddess;
- Menkerot – a goddess of lions;
- Meskhenet – goddess of newborns;
- Mut – the mother goddess;
- Naunet – personification of the night sky;
- Nate – goddess of war, water and sea;
- Nefrida – goddess of beauty;
- Nekhbet – goddess of royalty;
- Nut – goddess of heaven;
- Sekhmet – goddess of the scorching sun;
- Sia – goddess of wisdom;
- Tefnut – goddess of power;
- Ouaget – the patroness of Egypt;
- Upes – goddess of flame;
- Uto – the Pharaoh’s keeper;
- Hatshepsut – the queen;
- Hathor – goddess of heaven and love;
- Shesemtet – goddess-lioness.
After a quick look at the lists, you can choose a few names you like and study their history in more detail to name your favorite cat as accurately as possible.
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