75+ Unique Witch Names

Witches have had a bit of a resurgence over the last few years. From Harry Potter to Sabrina the Teenage Witch magic powers and wand-waving are all the rage. Unlike witches in the past, these modern magic users aren’t feared but celebrated.  Parents are naming their children after witches found in media and literature. And witch names aren’t just for the weird and unusual. Many have come into style to the point where classrooms are now filled with Sabrinas and Willows from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). 

It’s not just names for newborns either. In the last couple of decades cultural and spiritual movements such as Paganism and Wicca have brought a renewed interest in witch names as well. Many New Age religious orders encourage practitioners to take on craft names, also known as magical names, which they use when engaged in worship and ritual. Modern-day witches like Silver Ravenwolf and Laurie Cabot have brought magic and mysticism into the mainstream. If modern witchcraft isn’t your style, there’s also a list of historical witches with fantastic names to choose from featuring witches like Marie Laveau. She was a Voodoo practitioner, healer and midwife whose tomb is visited by hundreds every year to pay their respects. 

Below you will find several lists featuring names from myth and legend (like Circe and Medea) as well as from popular media like the series True Blood and books such as A Discovery of Witches. If you are looking for a unique name for your child, there’s a list of names that have ties to the magical without being overtly witchy. 

Read on to find 75+ witch names that are unique, quirky, and sure to fire up your imagination.

 

Witch Names for Girls

The names on this list are magical and share connections to witches from myth, history and literature. Consider one of the names from the list if you are expecting and want something “charming” for your bundle of joy.

Anastasia

Astrid

Athena

Calypso

Celeste

Clara

Ember

Enid

Fiona

Luna

Maeve

Marina

Mina

Misty

Olympia

Penelope

Rowena

Ruby

Serafina

Serena

Sophia

Ursula

Winter

Wisteria

Zarya

 

Mythological and Legendary Witch Names

Witches have been around as long as there have been heroes, gods and monsters. There are many great names to be had from stories of the past, and choosing one of the following adds a bit of weight from mythology and legend.

Circe

Medea

The Witch of Endor

Morgan Le Fay

Ceridwen

Baba Yaga

La Befana

Grimhild

Aradia

Hecate

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Anime Witches

Anime is filled with tales of mystical magic users, including witches. If you are looking for a witch to cosplay, the names below will give you plenty of inspiration.

Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service

Yubaba from Spirited Away

Zeniba from Spirited Away

Atsuko “Akko” Kagari from Little Witch Academia

Lotte Jansson from Little Witch Academia

Makoto Kowata from Flying Witch

Arachne Gorgon from Soul Eater

Witch Of The Waste from Howl’s Moving Castle

Mary from Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Gertrud Barkhorn from Strike Witches

 

Television & Movie Witch Names

Witches have been a staple in television and movies from Bewitched from first aired in 1964) to The Witches from a new version of which was released in 2020). From The Craft to American Horror Story: Coven, you have plenty of witch names to choose from.

Tia Dalma from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies

Angelique from Dark Shadows

Bathsheba from The Conjuring

Queen Bavmorda from Willow

Fin Raziel from Willow

Minnie Castavet from Rosemary’s Baby

Katrina Crane from Sleepy Hollow

Ditchwater Sal from Stardust

Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time

Eglantine Price from Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Thomasin from The Witch

Cordelia Foxx from American Horror Story: Coven

Antonia Gavilán de Logroño from True Blood

Davina Claire from The Originals

Sophie Deveraux from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals

Nimue from Once Upon a Time

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Literary Witch Names

Literary witches are everywhere and aren’t limited to children’s series. Books can be a treasure trove of witch names. You might be familiar with Hermione or Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter, but there are hundreds of books and series out there filled to the brim with witches. You can visit your local library or bookstore to find your inspiration or read on to find some great choices.

Tiffany Aching from the Discworld series

Esmeralda “Granny” Weatherwax from the Discworld series

Triss Merigold from The Witcher series

Yennefer of Vengerbergfrom The Witcher series

Melisandre from The Game of Thrones series

Diana Bishop from A Discovery of Witches

Agnes Nutter from Good Omens

Cassie Blake from The Secret Circle

Mildred “Millie” Hubble from The Worst Witch

Xayide from Neverending Story

Florence Zimmerman from The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Adriane Charday from Avalon: Web of Magic

Morwen from Enchanted Forest Chronicles series

 

Witch Names from History

In years past, women were often labeled as witches for the most ridiculous reasons: such as outliving their husbands, owning land, being old or knowing about herbs. Being accused of witchcraft meant being ostracized, imprisoned and possibly even death. A closer look at these women’s lives shows that they were more than their labels. Molly Dyer’s story, for example, has inspired songs, a ballet, and was even the inspiration for the movie The Blair Witch Project. If you are looking to tap into some potent female empowerment, consider adopting a name from the list below. These women may have suffered because of the prejudice of their peers, but they haven’t been forgotten. 

Alice Kyteler

Isobel Gowdie

Moll Dyer

Marie Laveau

Tituba

Alison Device

Mother Shipton

Agnes Sampson

Merga Bien

Malin Matsdotter

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Comic Book Witches

The fascination with witches has touched every aspect of media and comics are no exception. After all, what are witches other than women with superpowers?

Zatanna Zatara from DC Comics

Madame Xanadu from DC Comics

Witchfire from Marvel Comics

Magik from Marvel Comics

Wendy the Good Little Witch from Harvey Comics

Nyx from Image Comics

Mad Hettie from The Sandman

Thessaly from The Sandman

 

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