Here’s a collection of cat names, along with their meanings, inspired by 10 of the great mythologies of the world. Each list is arranged alphabetically.
Aztec Myth Cat Names
|“Water” in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs.
|A sea monster from Aztec mythology.
|“The one with the skirt of serpents,” a major deity.
|“Eagle,” a symbol of strength and bravery.
|God of wind.
|Short for Huitzilopochtli, the god of war and sun.
|“Dance,” a name reflecting joy and movement.
|“Face,” representing personality and identity.
|A name derived from Malinalxochitl, a magical sorceress.
|“Moon,” a celestial body revered by the Aztecs.
|The underworld in Aztec mythology.
|A spirit animal or shape-shifter.
|“Jaguar,” a powerful and revered animal.
|Short for Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent deity.
|A lunar deity, representing the moon.
|“Iron,” symbolizing strength and resilience.
|A central deity, associated with many things, including night.
|“Earth,” a name representing groundedness.
|God of rain and water.
|“Our grandmother,” a deity related to healing.
|Sun god, associated with eagles and warriors.
|“Noble one,” a name signifying elegance and prestige.
|“Flower,” a name representing beauty and nature.
|God associated with lightning and death.
|“Heart,” symbolizing life and passion.
Celtic Myth Cat Names
|Derived from a Celtic goddess of battle and slaughter.
|Named after the goddess of summer, wealth, and sovereignty.
|Inspired by a giant with a destructive eye in mythology.
|Means “raven,” associated with the god Bran the Blessed.
|Named after a mythological hero, meaning “ancient” or “enduring.”
|The name of the mother goddess in Irish mythology.
|The Gaelic name for Ireland, representing abundance and prosperity.
|Inspired by Fionn mac Cumhaill, a legendary hero.
|Named after the goddess of grain and harvest.
|From the sea god, Manannan mac Lir.
|Named after the goddess associated with war, horses, and sovereignty.
|Inspired by Queen Maeve, a figure of intense passion.
|After the goddess of fate and death.
|Named after a goddess who represents beauty and brightness.
|From a legendary poet and warrior in Irish folklore.
|A mischievous nature spirit in Celtic folklore.
|Named after a goddess associated with horses and enchanting birds.
|After a legendary Scottish warrior woman and martial artist.
|From the name of a famous bard in Welsh mythology.
|Inspired by the god of thunder.
|Named after an ancient site of Irish myth and legend.
|A name from Slavic mythology, adapted into Celtic, representing earth, waters, and the underworld.
|Means “fair” or “pure,” a name of gentle and benevolent nature.
|After the sacred tree known for its association with death and rebirth in Celtic cultures.
|A name inspired by the west wind, symbolizing change and transition.
Chinese Myth Cat Names
|“White Tiger,” one of the Four Symbols in Chinese constellations.
|Named after Bian Que, a legendary physician.
|The moon goddess.
|A mythical war god with a bronze head and iron forehead.
|A god from the myth of the Ten Suns.
|The mythological bird symbolizing grace and virtue.
|A term for “ghost” in Chinese, suitable for a mysterious cat.
|A mythical nine-tailed fox.
|“Nine-headed,” a creature from mythology.
|A giant who chased the sun, from Chinese folklore.
|The God of Thunder.
|A fabled horse-dragon creature.
|A famous Chinese mythological inventor.
|A protection deity known for his power and courage.
|The giant who separated the sky from the earth.
|A mythical hooved chimerical creature.
|The Divine Farmer, an ancient Chinese deity.
|Meaning “sun,” after the sun deity.
|A celestial dragon in Chinese folklore.
|Named after Sun Wukong, the Monkey King.
|Queen Mother of the West, a key figure in mythology.
|The Flame Emperor, a culture hero and mythical sage.
|A winged dragon in Chinese mythology.
|The Dragon King of the Rain.
|A deity associated with martial arts and protection.
Egyptian Myth Cat Names
|Named after Amun, the king of the gods.
|After the god of mummification and the afterlife, often depicted with a canine head.
|The disk of the sun in ancient Egyptian mythology, worshipped as a deity.
|The goddess of home, fertility, and cats.
|The god of the earth.
|A goddess who personified love, beauty, and music.
|The falcon-headed god, symbolizing kingship and the sky.
|The goddess of magic and motherhood.
|The god of darkness and chaos.
|The god who created mankind on his potter’s wheel.
|The goddess of truth, balance, and order.
|The goddess who protected against snakes and scorpions, often depicted with a feline head.
|A war goddess, often depicted as a lioness.
|A goddess of silence, peace, and clemency.
|The god of the lotus blossom.
|The goddess of war and hunting.
|The goddess of the sky and heavens.
|The god of the afterlife, death, and resurrection.
|The creator god and patron of craftsmen.
|The sun god, one of the most important deities.
|A warrior goddess and goddess of healing, depicted as a lioness.
|The goddess of magic and healing venomous stings and bites.
|The crocodile god, representing strength and power.
|The god of writing, magic, and wisdom.
|The cobra goddess, protector of the pharaohs.
Greek Myth Cat Names
|God of beauty and desire
|Keeper of the winds
|God of the sun, music, and art
|God of war
|Goddess of the hunt and wilderness
|Goddess of wisdom and warfare
|Titan who held up the celestial heavens
|Muse of epic poetry
|Sorceress known for transforming men into animals
|Goddess of the harvest
|God of wine and festivity
|Goddess of the dawn
|God of love
|Personification of the Earth
|God of the sun
|Queen of the gods
|Messenger of the gods
|Goddess of the hearth and home
|God of sleep
|Goddess of the rainbow
|Goddess of the night
|A giant huntsman
|Goddess of the moon
|Personification of death
|King of the gods
Hindu Myth Cat Names
|Referring to the Sun God
|Meaning ‘endless’, a name of Lord Vishnu
|A great warrior from the Mahabharata
|A fierce form of Lord Shiva
|The creator God in Hinduism
|The Moon God
|Meaning ‘duty’, ‘virtue’
|The elephant-headed God of wisdom
|The monkey God known for his strength
|The king of the Gods
|A fierce form of the Goddess Parvati
|The Goddess of wealth and prosperity
|The first man and lawgiver in Hindu mythology
|The bull who serves as Shiva’s mount
|A sacred sound and spiritual symbol in Hinduism
|The Goddess of love, fertility, and devotion
|The hero of the Ramayana
|The Goddess of knowledge and arts
|The personification of divine feminine power
|A Goddess in Hinduism, meaning ‘star’
|Another name for Goddess Parvati
|The God of wind
|The preserver God in Hinduism
|The God of death
Japanese Myth Cat Names
|Deep red, like the color in Japanese folklore.
|After the sun goddess, symbolizing brightness and warmth.
|Another name for Benzaiten, goddess of everything that flows.
|Thousand generations, signifying longevity and wisdom.
|Named after the god of wind.
|God of war, symbolizing strength and protection.
|After the god of rice, fertility, and foxes.
|The male counterpart in the couple that created the Japanese islands.
|The female counterpart in the couple that created the Japanese islands.
|Sacred Shinto music and dance.
|Ocean or sea, representing vastness and mystery.
|Thunder, relating to natural elements in folklore.
|Fox, often magical and intelligent in folklore.
|Noble, an honorific often used in mythology.
|Wave, representing the sea in Japanese culture.
|God of thunder and lightning.
|Dragon, a powerful and revered creature in folklore.
|Sky, embodying the vastness of the heavens.
|Shinto god of the sea and storms.
|Dragon, a symbol of strength and wisdom.
|Moon god, representing the beauty and mystery of the night.
|Goddess of dawn and revelry.
|Snow, symbolizing purity and tranquility.
|Spirit or ghost, connecting to the spiritual realm.
|A gentle breeze, representing calmness and serenity.
Mayan Myth Cat Names
|King or lord
|Jaguar, a significant animal in Mayan myth
|Earthquake, symbolizing strength
|Star or celestial body
|One of the Hero Twins from the Popol Vuh
|Feminine prefix, often associated with goddesses
|Goddess of the moon and weaving
|Sun, a powerful element in Mayan mythology
|Feathered serpent deity
|Deer, symbolizing grace and agility
|Offering, signifying value and importance
|God of consciousness and thought
|Dog, a guide for the night, symbolizing loyalty
|Shield, symbolizing protection
|Feathered serpent, similar to Kukulkan
|White flower, symbolizing purity
|Bird, representing freedom and perspective
|Eight, a number with significant meaning in Mayan culture
|Earth god and cultural hero
|The five unlucky days at the end of the solar year
|North, representing direction and guidance
|The underworld in Mayan mythology
|Green or blue, representing freshness
|White, symbolizing purity and clarity
|Creator of mountains and anti-hero in Mayan myth
Norse Myth Cat Names
|Named after the realm of the gods.
|God known for his beauty and fairness.
|God of poetry and music.
|Refers to the collection of Norse myths.
|A monstrous wolf, son of Loki.
|Goddess associated with love, beauty, and cats.
|Odin’s wife, goddess of wisdom and foresight.
|The hound that guards Hel’s gate.
|Guardian of the Bifrost Bridge.
|Goddess ruling over the realm of the dead.
|Goddess of youth and keeper of the apples of immortality.
|The world serpent, enemy of Thor.
|Trickster god known for his cunning and shape-shifting.
|The wise god whose head Odin consults.
|God of the sea, wind, and fishing.
|The chief god, associated with wisdom, poetry, and war.
|Referring to the legendary hero Ragnar Lothbrok.
|A hero who slayed the dragon Fafnir.
|Goddess known for her golden hair, Thor’s wife.
|Goddess of winter and hunting.
|Odin’s eight-legged horse.
|God of thunder and battle, known for his hammer Mjolnir.
|God of war and justice, known for his bravery.
|God of skiing, bow hunting, and winter.
|Refers to the choosers of the slain, guiding warriors’ souls.
Roman Myth Cat Names
|Meaning of the Name
|Hero of the Trojan War and ancestor of Romans
|Goddess of dawn
|Goddess of war
|God of the sky
|Goddess of health and thresholds
|Goddess of the hunt and moon
|Goddess of nature and animals
|Goddess of flowers and spring
|Goddess of fortune and luck
|God of beginnings, gates, and doorways
|Queen of the Gods
|King of the Gods
|Goddess of the moon
|God of war
|Messenger of the gods, god of commerce and thieves
|Goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare
|God of the sea
|Goddess of peace
|God of the underworld
|God of war, associated with Romulus
|God of wealth, agriculture, and time
|Goddess of love and beauty
|Goddess of the hearth and home
|God of fire and metalworking