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100+ Egyptian Cat Names: Ideas for Enlightened & Divine Cats

When it comes to felines we actually owe a lot to the ancient Egyptians, as historians have a lot of evidence to show they were the culture that paved the way for the domestication of cats as we know it. In fact, it’s possible (albeit hard to imagine) that they loved these lazy little sun worshippers even more than we do now! One quick search of ancient Egypt and you’ll quickly realize how important cats are to Egyptian history. The ancient Egyptians are said to have believed that cats were magical creatures who brought about good luck and fortune to those who housed them. Cats were held in such high regard that it was common for Egyptian deities and royalty to be depicted with a cat head in sculptures and paintings, and the Pharaohs and their wives cherished their cats so much that when their cats died they were even mummified and buried with them in their tombs.

Fast forward to today’s day and age and it’s not that rare to find people who are equally as devoted and obsessed with their kitties as the Egyptians once were. If you are looking to truly honor your majestic four legged friend, what better way than to give them a name inspired by a culture that treated them with the undying love and respect they deserve? 

We’ve compiled a list of the top 100 Egyptian hiss-tory inspired names that are sure to impress your furry Pharaoh.

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30 Female Egyptian Cat Names

Women in ancient Egypt were considered equals to their male counterparts and because of that females played an important role in the balance of Egyptian civilization. These strong and powerful female names are a purr-fect representation of how respected and independent Egyptian women were… just like your feminine feline.

  • Heba
  • Doha
  • Naba
  • Yasmin
  • Farrah
  • Amal
  • Mau
  • Amunet
  • Aziza
  • Dalila
  • Hasina
  • Kanika
  • Kissa
  • Khepri
  • Layla
  • Nailah
  • Mosi
  • Neema
  • Nuru
  • Sanura
  • Selma
  • Shani
  • Tahrira
  • Tia
  • Zahra
  • Lotus
  • Kosi
  • Kepi
  • Amenti
  • Aisha

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30 Male Egyptian Cat Names

Your male cat probably thinks he’s the head of the household just like the men in ancient Egypt would have been. Here are some strong, masculine Egypt inspired male cat names.

  • Adio
  • Ahmed
  • Abasi
  • Ata
  • Aten
  • Azizi
  • Hassani
  • Muhammad
  • Mido
  • Mostafa
  • Kosi
  • Kufu
  • Mekal
  • Musa
  • Nassor
  • Oba
  • Odion
  • Omari
  • Miro
  • Youseef
  • Ayman
  • Osiris
  • Pharaoh
  • Sefu
  • Seth
  • Karim
  • Sobik
  • Tau
  • Umi
  • Zoser

12 Royal Egyptian Cat Names

For thousands of years Ancient Egypt was ruled by kings and queens called pharaohs, they ruled the land just like your mighty tabby rules the land in your backyard. If your kitty is deserving of a crown see if any of these names are deserving of your cat.

  • Nefertiti
  • Cleopatra
  • Amun
  • Hapi
  • Horus
  • Khafra
  • Ramses
  • Khons
  • Tut 
  • Mihos
  • Isis
  • Ra
  • Thorth
  • Fouad
  • Khufu

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Names Inspired by Places in Egypt

Any tour of Egypt will take you to these well known and historically rich cities and sites across Egypt. The kind of historical sites any history buff or world explorer dream about. Take a peek to see if any of these names are well suited for your daring and adventurous feline friend.

  • Nile
  • Aswan
  • Luxor
  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Nubia
  • Karnak
  • Giza
  • Abu
  • Sinai
  • Abydos

Mythical Inspired Cat Names

Throughout Egyptian history their Deities and Mythological creatures have painted colorful stories and tall tails. Here are just a few ideas for your imaginative kitten.

  • Chione
  • Echidna
  • Mut
  • Sphinx
  • Nekhbet
  • Nephthys
  • Nut
  • Uadjit
  • Atemu
  • Mihos
  • Menhit

Bonus: Egyptian Names (& meanings) for Your Sphynx Cat

Boy Egyptian Cats:

  • Farid  – meaning- unique
  • Femi  – meaning- one who loves
  • Gamal – meaning- handsome
  • Masudi – meaning- happy boy
  • Moise – meaning- dark skin 

Girl Egyptian Cats:

  • Farida (female) – meaning- unique
  • Feme (female) – meaning- one who loves 
  • Gamila (female) – meaning- beautiful
  • Masuda (female) – meaning- happy girl
  • Moswen (female) – meaning- light-skinned 
  • Rania (female) – meaning- delightful
  • Thema (female) – meaning- queen
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Finding the Right Name for Your Cat:

We hope this post has helped you find the perfect name for your dignified and noble fur baby. For more inspiration on cat names check out these related posts.

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