What’s in a witch name? A magical practitioner by any other name would be just as sweet, no? Of course!
But perhaps you want to go by a craft name during ritual practice or gift your son or daughter (or cat) with a witch or warlock name. Whether you want to pluck something from history, pop culture, or one from literature, there’s plenty to choose from.
From Sabrina (The Chilling Adventures of) to Circe, who turned Odysseus’s men into pigs, here’s a list of magical names perfect for you, your progeny, or your familiar. I have chosen to leave out names of Gods and Goddesses as that seems like asking for trouble.
Witch Names from Pop Culture and Literature
- Agatha — The Cromwell witch from Halloweentown
- Blaise — Merlin’s teacher, accourding to Arthurian legend
- Cassandra — a princess gifted with clairvoyance by Apollo, but FYI things didn’t work out great for her.
- Circe — the powerful sorceress in The Odyssey who turned Odysseus’s men into swine.
- Eglantine — Eglantine Price, a fledgling witch in Bedknobs and Broomsticks
- Elphaba — The “wicked” witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz and Wicked
- Endora — Sabrina’s mother in Bewitched and an homage to the Witch of Endor who counseled King Saul.
- Fenrin — one of the three sisters from the book The Graces
- Galadriel — she is considered to be one of the most powerful elves in Tolkein’s works.
- Glinda — the “good” witch from The Wizard of Oz
- Griselda — the evil witch from Hansel and Gretel, but the name is pretty. It means “dark battle.”
- Gwinifer — A witch from the Discworld novels.
- Hermoine — the studious wizard/witch from Harry Potter
- Lanfear — Also known as Mierin Eronaile, a witch in The Wheel of Time
- Medea — The witch who helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece
- Melisandre — The Red Witch from Game of Thrones
- Merlin — Perhaps the world’s most famous fictional warlock. The name means “sea fortress.”
- Mim — The wacky witch from the Sword in the Stone who battles Merlin.
- Morgan — Morgan La Fey, the powerful enchantress from Arthurian legend.
- Phoebe — One of the witches from Charmed. The name means “carefree.”
- Prudence — The leader of the Weird Sisters in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
- Sabrina — The protagonist of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
- Samantha — The protagonist and good-hearted witch from Bewitched
- Tabitha — The daughter of Samantha in Bewitched. The name means “gazelle” or “gorgeous.”
- Thalia — One of the three sisters from the book The Graces
- Thessaly — A witch from The Sandman: A Game of You
- Tia — Calypso the sea goddess in disguise in Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- Willow — The witch from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Winifred — The leader of the Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus
- Yennifer — Sorceress and Geralt of Rivia’s love in The Witcher
- Zelda — Sabrina’s aunt in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
- Agnes — Scotland’s Agnes Simpson was a healer but was tried as a witch in 1591. The name means “pure.”
- Aleister — Aleister Crowley was a highly regarded ceromonial magician, occultist, and the creator of the Thoth tarot deck.
- Alizon — one of the Pendle Witches, a group of healers who were tried in 1621.
- Alice — Ireland’s Alice Kyteler was tried as a heretic in 1324 after her stepchildren accused her of performing witchcraft. The name means “noble.”
- Ameth — Doreen Valiente was Gerald Gardner’s first High Priestess. This was her craft name.
- Aradia — The craft name of Phyllis Curott, interfaith activist and author of many books, including the Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess. The name was likely inspired by the book Aradia: Gospel of the Witches that reportedly contains the religious texts of Tuscan witches and helped establish the basis for Wicca.
- Dafo — The craft name of the person who initiated Gerald Gardner.
- Dayonis — Thelma Capel’s craft name. She was Gardner’s second High Priestess.
- Eliphas — Eliphas Levi wrote Dogma and Ritual of High Magic and had a powerful influence on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
- Joan — Joan of Arc, who led the French army to victory at Orléans and was later tried for 70 accounts, including witchcraft.
- Margaret — for Margaret Barclay who was tried as a witch and Margaret Hamilton who played the Wicked Witch of the West.
- Margery — Margery Jourdemayne, known as the Witch of Eye was tried for witchcraft and treason against the King Henry.
- Marie — Marie Catherine Laveau was an herbalist and midwife, but she’s best known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
- Pamela — Pamela Coleman was the illustrator of the world’s most used tarot deck: The Rider-Waite.
- Rowen — The craft name of High Priestess Rosemary Buckland (she was previously married to Raymond Buckland).
- Salem -— The Massachusetts town where the Salem witch trials occurred in May 1693.
- Scire — The craft name of Gerald Gardner who founded the Gardnerian tradition of Wicca.
- Thelema — Patricia Crowther‘s craft name. She was one of the first members of Wicca and hosted the radio program A Spell of Witchcraft in 1971.
- Tanith – the craft name of Lois Bourne, an early member of Wicca, the High Priestess of the Bricket Wood coven, and author of Witch Amongst Us: The Autobiography of a Witch.
- Tituba — The first woman to be accused of being as witch in Salem.
- Verbius — the craft name of Alex Sanders who founded the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca.
Witchy Names from Nature and Other Places
- Althea — meaning “healer”
- Alita – the name means “winged one”
- Aspen — the name means “quaking tree.”
- Agate — a stone used for concentration and balancing. The name means “good woman.”
- Andromeda — one of the constellations. The name
- Aoelus — meaning “wind”
- Aurelia — a name meaning “energy field”
- Asteria — meaning “star-like”
- Astra — a name meaning “of the stars.”
- Aurelia — a name meaning “golden one”
- Birch — a name meaning “shining”
- Celeste — this name means “heavenly”
- Fabula — meaning “legend”
- Hazel — a medicinal shrub and also a color
- Holly — perfect for those born near Yule
- Lark — a nickname for someone merry
- Luna — another name for the moon
- Lupine — meaning “wolf”
- Linden — for the linden tree hilll
- Lucius — yes, Draco Malfoy’s father, but also a name meaning “light.”
- Lyra — a name related to the harp
- Marceline — a name meaning “dedicated to Mars”
- Mira — a name meaning “female ruler” and “ocean”
- Stella — a name meaning “star”
- Sylvia — meaning “of the forest”
- Wisteria — a pretty vine and it means “wister’s flower.”
- Wren — after the small bird
- Zephyr — named for the “west wind”
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HI WOULD YOU PLEASE FIND SOME WORELOCK NAMES PLEASE
you say you left off the gods and yet you included Luna
Luna is the roman titaness of the moon, and I would consider titans close enough to the gods that they should be grouped together.
I enjoyed reading the names and learning some new one’s,and their orgens
May I ask why you didn’t mention— Loki
We left off all gods 🙂