Egyptian cat names are perfect if you’re looking for cat names with a touch of the exotic.
Cats were worshiped as gods in ancient Egypt, and they’ve apparently never forgotten it, so I’m sure your kitty would love you to consider a name from this list.
Egyptian Female Cat Names and Meanings
- Akila – Intelligent
- Alexandria – Second largest city in Egypt
- Amunet – Mythical goddess of mystery
- Anippe – Daughter of the Nile
- Aziza – Precious
- Bahiti – Fortune
- Bastet or Bast – “A cat” Goddess
- Cleopatra – Egyptian queen
- Doria – Doria Shafiq, women liberation movement of the 1950s
- Ebony – Black
- Farida – Queen Fardia, consort to King Farouk l of Egypt
- Femi – Love
- Fenuku – Born late
- Fifi – Fifi Abdou, belly dancer
- Giza – City and site of the Pyramid of Khufu
- Habibah – Loved
- Heba – Heba El-Sisy, former Miss Egypt and model
- Jamila – Beauty
- Khepri – Morning sun
- Laila – Laila Elwi, actress
- Layla – Born at night
- Manidisa – Sweet
- Mert – Lover of silence
- Monifa – Lucky
- Mosi – Born first
- Nathifa – Pure
- Neith – The divine mother
- Nelly – Nelly Mazloum, actress and dancer
- Nourbese – Wonderful
- Olabisi – Brings joy
- Omorose – Beautiful
- Pili – Born second
- Rabiah – Born in the spring
- Rashida – Righteous
- Ruby – Singer
- Safiya – Pure
- Sagira – Little one
- Sanura – Kitten
- Selma – Secure
- Shani – Wonderful
- Sharifa – Respected
- Siti – Lady
- Tabia – Talented
- Thema – Queen
- Theoris – Great
- Toshka – Lakes, southern Egypt
- Umayma – Little mother
- Urbi – Princess
- Zahra – Flower
- Zalika – Well born
Egyptian Male Cat Names and Meanings
- Abayomi – “Brings joy”
- Abdel – Abdel Halim Hafez, singer and performer
- Adio – “Righteous”
- Akiiki – Friendly
- Akins – Brave
- Ali – Ali Hassan Kuban, singer and bandleader
- Ash – Ash Atalla, television producer
- Babru – Born during the full moon
- Bomani – Warrior
- Cairo – Capital of Egpyt
- Chenzira – Born on a journey
- Chisisi – Secret
- Dakarai – Happy
- Darius – Name of a Pharaoh
- Egypt – Northern African country
- Elias – Elias Moadab, comedy actor
- Fadil – Generous
- Funsani – A request
- Haggar – Ali El Haggar, singer
- Hamadi – Praised
- Hanif – Believes
- Hansani – Handsome
- Hapi – A God of the Nile
- Heru – Sun god
- Hondo – War
- Horus – God of the sky
- Jabari – Brave
- Jendayi – Thankful
- Jumoke – Loved by all
- Khons – God of the moon
- Lisimba – Lion
- Luxor – City in Egypt
- Manu – Born second
- Menes – Name of a king
- Nassor – Victor
- Ngozi – Blessed
- Nile – River, runs along eastern part of Egypt
- Nuru – Born during the day
- Oba – King
- Omar – Omar Sharif, actor
- Osaze – Loved by God
- Rami – Rami Sabry, singer
- Ramy – Ramy Ashour, world no.1 squash player
- Rashidi – Wise
- Sabola – Pepper
- Seb – God of the earth
- Suez – City in Egypt, located of Suez Canal
- Tor – King
- Tumaini – Hope
- Umi – Life
- Yahya – Given by God
- Zuberi – Strong
Cat Names Inspired by Ancient Egyptian Gods And Goddesses
Egyptian God Ra
The Egyptian God Ra, also known as Re, was known as the Egyptian Sun God of the Heliopolis in the Ancient Egypt and as a major deity all over Egypt. Egyptian God Ra was also often referred to as Re-Horakte meaning, Ra (is) the Horus of the Horizon. Earlier Egyptians believed that Sun-God Ra created the world, and that the sunrise was the symbol of creation.
In later Egyptian kingdoms, Ra was combined with another Egyptian God named Amon and became Amon-Re. Ra was also combined with Horus as Re-Horakte.
Representation of Egyptian Sun God
Egyptian God Ra is usually represented with a body of man with a head of a falcon, holding Sceptre and an Anhk.
Egyptian God Ra was the father Tefnut and Shu, grandfather of Nut and Geb, great grand-father of Osiris, Seth, Isis, and Nephtys, and was a great-great-grandfather of Horus.
Egyptian God Baba, was believe to murder humans and feed on their entrails. He was associated with virility and aggression. Often, his genitals was said to be the bolt on the doors of heaven sometimes it was the mast in the ferry in the Netherworld. Baba was believed to be able to ward off snakes and control darkness.
Baba was represented as a baboon.
Bastet was one of the important ancient Egyptian goddess associated with the sun. She was the daughter of the sun god Ra, and was also an avenging goddess for the Egyptian people. She protected children and cats, and was also known for help with fertility.
Bastet was portrayed with a feline head, and after the Greek influences became widespread she was also thought to represent the moon as well as the sun.
God of Creation, Atum
Ancient Egyptian God Atum, also known as Atem or Tem, is one of the most important deities in Egyptian mythology. Ancient Egyptians believed that Atum was the first god to exist on earth. Having created himself, Atum was considered to be the first god who, sitting on a mound, arose from primeval waters. As the head of the Ennead, Atum held the title of “Lord of the Limits of the Sky”.
Atum is portrayed as both the creator and father to the king and was believed to lift the dead king from his pyramid to the stars. At some stage, he was combined with the Egyptian god Ra in order to form a combined deity Re-Atum.
Representation of Atum.
Atum is usually portrayed as a man wearing the either royal head-cloth (the Nemes) or wearing the dual white and red crown of the Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt. Atum also carries a tall cross which is the symbol of eternal life. Atum is sometimes shown as a serpent and occasionally as a lion, mongoose, lizard, bull, or ape.
Ancient Egyptian Goddess Anat (also known as Anant, Anit, Anti, Anthat, and Antit) was known as the goddess of war and was believed to protect the king in battle. Anat is a Syrian goddess introduced to Egypt by Rameses II. Anat first appeared in Egypt in the 16th dynasty during the Hyksos period along with other Semitic deities. Originated in Syria-Palestine as a deity of the Canaanites and Phoenicians, Anat is an example of Egyptian acceptance of foreign deities into their pantheon of gods. Anat is known to be the sister of Baal.
Representation of Anat
Anat was often depicted as a woman seated on a throne holding a lance in one hand and a shield in the other. She also wore a tall crown surmounted by feathers.
In Egyptian Mythology, Egyptian God Aker/Akar ( also known as Akeru, Akerui meaning “two Akers”), was one of the earliest gods worshipped before any other known Egyptian gods on earth. Ancient Egyptian god Aker guarded the sunrise and sunset, and the passage of Egyptian God Ra’s solar boat on its daily journey across the sky.
Aker was depicted as two opposing sitting male lions, sometimes with human heads, facing away from each other. Between them was the sign of Akhet for the horizon showing the sun setting or rising in the mountains.
As the Egyptian believed that the morning and evening were guarded by Egyptian god Aker, twin statues of lions were sometimes placed at the doors of palaces and tomb. This was to guard their palaces and tombs from other evil spirits and other malevolent beings. These practices were later on adopted by the Romans and Greeks.
The Guard of the Underworld.
Ancient Egyptian mythologist believed that during the night, the sun exited the earth and journeyed through the tunnel that existed earth. Its entry through the tunnel caused the night, and its emergence brought the day once more. Each end of the tunnel was guarded by the lion god, and the two guards were called Akeru.
‘Yesterday’ and ‘Today’
In the later period of Egyptian theology, the two lions making up the Akeru were named Sef and Tuau respectively, which means ‘yesterday’ and ‘today’.
Egyptian God Amon
Egyptian God Amon ( also spelled as Ammon, Amen, Amoun ) was one of the most important deity in Egyptian Mythology. Egyptian God Amon was worshipped mainly in Thebes. The meaning of the name Amun was derived from the name Amoun which means “The Hidden One”. He is often called the “the hidden one” which shows an association with invisibility. Gradually, as god of air, he became associated with the breath of life which created the ba (Egyptian soul) in Thebes.
At the height of Ancient Egyptian Civilization, he was considered as the “King of the Gods.” Egyptian God Amun was important throughout the Ancient Egyptian history. He became even more powerful when he was combined with the Ancient Egyptian Sun God Ra. Amun was then called Amun-Re.
Representation of Egyptian God Amun
He was depicted as a man with ram head wearing an ostrich plumed hat while holding a sceptre.
Egyptian God Anubis (also known as Anpu, Inpu, Ienpw, Imeut ) was originally the God of the Dead before Osiris took over his position. Anubis is often referred to as the son of Nephthys and Set or Osiris.
Representation of God Anubis
Anubis was represented as a black jackal or dog, or as a man with a head of a jackal or a dog. He is depicted this way to represent his position as the God of the Dead. He is seldom shown as fully-human but he is depicted in the Temple of Abydos of Rameses II as so. On the other hand, there is a statue of Anubis as a full jackal in the tomb of Tutanhkamun.
Egyptian Goddess Isis
The Ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis, also known as Aset or Eset was known as the Egyptian Mother Goddess. According to the Helipolis genealogy, Isis was the daughter of Geb and Nut. Egyptian Goddess Isis was also the sister and wife of Osiris and the mother of Egyptian God Horus.
Egyptian Goddess Isis was depicted in human form.
Nut, also spelled Nuit, was a sky goddess, and was one of the most influential and important among the goddesses. She was also referred to as earth mother in ancient Egypt. The belief was that she was responsible for the continuous birth and death of Ra and the creation of the earth covering.
Nut was believed to be the wife of the god Geb, as well as his sister.
Geb was one of the Egyptian gods who ruled over the earth, and he was called father earth. This god was the husband of Nut. Some of the historical records of kings in ancient Egypt list this god as an actual king.
Seth was another of the well known and worshiped ancient Egyptian gods. He was the god who created storms, with wind and other elements. Seth was also considered the ruler of the deserts, and the god responsible for chaos and unrest in Egypt.
Nepthys was a goddess who protected the dead. She was the wife and sister of the god Seth. Nepthys was also the sister to Isis, Osiris, and the aunt to Horus.
The goddess Tarawet was also commonly named Taurt or Thoeris, and in Egyptian her name meant Great One. She was the goddess who gave protection during pregnancy and the labor of childbirth. Tawaret gave protection to both the mother and the child. She was also important in the home life as well as the temples.