50+ Witch Names Perfect For Your Halloween Baby – Scary Mommy

50+ Witch Names Perfect For Your Enchanting New Baby

Naming your baby is a personal journey. Often times we want our kids’ names to represent our heritage, interests, or goals. If you’re into all things magical and mystical, that might include witch names. Maybe you’re getting ready to birth a magical baby, or, perhaps, you just like Halloween and want to amp up the mystery behind your baby, due in late October or early November? Whatever your reason (even if it’s no reason at all), you’re here because you’re looking for a witchy name and we have a ton of them.

First, a note about witches. While most people hear the term “witch” and think of Salem, it’s important to remember that nearly all cultures have legends involving some form of “witch” or “sorcerer.” Not all witches are bad, either. Many women who were good with nature or had a head for natural remedies were considered witches (or “witch doctors“) in their community. No caldrons. No black cats. Not even a trip to Ollivander’s. (We see you, Potterheads.) Just simple home remedies or green thumbs would often warrant the “witch” slur. These days, witches real and fictional are more welcomed in our society. They’re seem more as mystical than menacing, intriguing not eery. If you’re looking to conjure a little magic for your sweet babe (or maybe just a cat or a plant), any of these witchy baby names will suffice. They’re all steeped in myth, lore, and the paranormal but nothing you’ll instantly regret.

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Girls Names

Alcina
A Greek sorceress
Allegra
Italian, meaning “joyful or lively”
Althea
Healer
Amethyst
Purple stone believed to bring wisdom and protection, especially to travelers.
Andromeda
Ruler of men.
Aradia
Legendary Italian witch.
Asteria
Star-like.
Aura/Aurelia
An energy field (“Wind” in Greek)
Beatrix
Latin, derived from Viatrix, meaning “voyager”
Cassandra
Soothsayer/Seer
Celeste
Heavenly
Cerridwen
Welsh enchantress
Cordelia
Welsh, “Jewel of the sea”
Endora
Like the mom from Bewitched.
Erzulie
A Vodou spirit associated with love, health and sexual power.
Evanora
Greek, “Gift from God”
Fiona
Has Scottish origins and means “white” or “fair”
Freya
Norse Goddess
Gaia
Mother Earth
Helena
Greek for “bright and shining light”
Lilith
According to Hebrew mythology, she was Adam’s first wife and is often associated with goddesses and night demons.
Luna
The moon
Marisole
Sea and sun
Minerva
The Roman goddess of wisdom. Has Latin roots and means, “The mind”
Morgan
As in Morgan Le Fay, from Arthurian legend.
Ophelia
Greek, “Helper”
Rhiannon
Welsh goddess; Popular name among Fleetwood Mac fans.
Selene
Greek goddess of the moon
Strega
Italian for “witch”
Tabitha
Witch from BeWitched, means “beauty and grace” in Hebrew
Theodosia
Greek origins, meaning “God’s gift”
Ursula
Latin, “She-bear”

Boys Names

Bran
“Raven” in multiple Celtic languages… and everyone knows ravens are directly connected to magic.
Bruxo
Portugese for “wizard”
Cedar
Ancient tree known for giving wisdom.
Charon
Boatman on the River Styx
Corvus
Raven
Drake
“Dragon” or “Snake Monster” in Old Norse
Foster
Forest Guardian
Giles
One of the actual male “witches” hung at Salem.
Gwyndion
Welsh trickster and magician.
Herne
A horned God
Jareth
The Goblin King, Labyrinth
Jinx
A trick or curse
Lumin
Light
Mage
Another word for “magician”
Magnus
“Great” in Latin or “powerhouse” in Old Norse
Merlin
Sorcerer from Arthurian legend.
Morpheus
God of dreams and sleep.
Nelwyn
From Willow, whose main character was a Nelwyn
Orion
An archer from Greek mythology
Puck
Mischievous forrest sprite from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Qiang
Chinese for “powerful”
Radagast
The Brown Wizard
Rowan
The Rowan tree is often thought to be mystical in Celtic lore.
Velho
Finnish for “wizard”
Woden
Anglo-Saxon for “Chief God”

Names From Harry Potter

Bellatrix
Draco
Fleur
Ginny
Harry
Hermione
Lavender
Lily
Lucius
Luna
Minerva
Narcissa
Neville
Nymphadora
Pansy
Ron
Rowena
Seamus
Severus
Sirius
Sybill
Viktor

Other “Famous” Witches

Catherine Monvoisin

Known as La Voisin. Based on the rumors, it sounds like La Voisin really just practiced medicine at a higher level than most “doctors” of her time. Nonetheless, thanks to her penchant for fortune telling and giving abortions, she was deemed a witch and burned at the stake.
Catherine – Pure, clear
Voisin – Neighbor

Alice Kyteler

The first woman convicted of witchcraft in Ireland. Suspicions were raised after a fourth husband died of a possible poisoning. Cool-ish story, though: Alice escaped before they could execute her. She disappeared in the night and was never seen, again.
Alice – Noble, Exalted

Marie Laveau

A Voodoo priestess from, where else, New Orleans, Louisiana. Her tomb in NOLA is covered in X’s. Why? Many people believed that if you left an X on her tomb and told her what you were wishing for, her spirit would return and grant your wish. Fun fact: She had a snake named Zombi, after an African God.
Marie – Beloved
Zombi – Snake God