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250+ Egyptian Cat Names: Our Top Picks for Your Cat (with Meanings)

Rachael Gerkensmeyer

By Rachael Gerkensmeyer

Egyptian Mau Cat

The Egyptians were religious people who celebrated life both here on Earth and in the spiritual world. Their deep and interesting culture is something that we like to carry on in today’s world by doing things like giving our cats Egyptian names. There are many fantastic name options available to choose from, and many have meanings that we can translate into today’s way of life. Here are our top 250+ picks for male, female, and unisex Egyptian names and their meanings:

Our Top 85 Male Egyptian Cat Name Picks

Male Egyptian cat names are strong, lustrous, and impressive. The names we have chosen have perfect meanings for the male cat in your life. Whether you are looking for something macho, debonaire, or elegant, here are many names that you might find to be the one that best represents your kitty:

  • Nebit – Leopard Like
  • Hebony – Black
  • Ankhsi – Shy
  • Esho – Hog
  • Kamil – Perfect
  • Nafre – Good
  • Djeserit – Holy Soul
  • Mau – Cat
  • Mie – Cat God
  • Nile – River
  • Ebio – Sweet
  • Amr – Lifetime Companion
  • Abanoub – King of Gold
  • Darius – Kingly
  • Adeben – Twelfth Born
  • Akins – Brave
  • Chigaru — Hound
  • Abukabar – Noble
  • Aharon – High Mountain
  • Donkor – Humble One
  • Ammit – Mythical Creature
  • Khufu – 4th Dynasty Egyptian Pharoah
  • Amon – The Hidden One
  • Manu – Born Second
  • Amun – God of Mystery
  • Adom – Helped by God
  • Jabare – Brave Man
  • Kek – God of Darkness
  • Huni – 3rd Dynasty Egyptian Pharoah
  • Ahmad – Much praised
  • Sayed – Master or Lord
  • Runihura – Destroyer
  • Seth – God of Chaos
  • Sphinx – Mythical Creature
  • Shakir – Grateful
  • Tariq – Man Who Knocks on the Door
  • Khons – God Who Walks on the Moon
  • Khalid – Eternal
  • Ashraf – Noble
  • Anubis – God of the Dead
  • Babu – Osiris’ First Born Son
  • Karim – Generous
  • Jendayi – Thankful
  • Ishaq – Laughs a Lot
  • Qeb – Father of Earth
  • Quibilah – Peaceful
  • Ramesses – Son of Ra
  • Oni – Wanted
  • Omari – High Born
  • Pili – Second Born
  • Bahiti – Fortune
  • Chike – God’s Power
  • Akil – Smart
  • Imhoptep – Peace
  • Anok Sabe – Wise
  • Horus – Sun God
  • Nomti – Strong
  • Buiku – Best
  • Menetnashte – Powerful
  • Shalam – Egyptian Greeting
  • Panahasi – Barbarian
  • Aten – Sun
  • Anubis – Afterlife
  • Mshai – Wanderer
  • Shushu – Boastful
  • Nebtawi – Lord
  • Uro – King
  • Kahotep – Peaceful
  • Benipe – Strong Like Iron
  • Bastet – God of Protection
  • Mekal – Devourer
  • Femi – Lover
  • Ammon – Mystery
  • Anasi – Serious
  • Mkhai – Fighter
  • Anubis – Afterlife
  • Nomti – Strong
  • Lucas – He Who Illuminates
  • Magna – Large
  • Xerxes – King of Persia
  • Mercury – God of Trade
  • Aten – White Light
  • Baraka – Blessing
  • Kufu – Pharoah
  • Alu – Childlike
Two cute Egyptian Mau cats
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Our Top 85 Female Egyptian Cat Name Picks

Female Egyptian names are just as exotic and interesting as male names. They all have beautiful meanings, and most are fun to say. We have compiled a list of 85 female Egyptian cat names that we think will be a hit within your household. Check them out below and vote for your favorite name in our comments section at the end of this piece:

  • Annipe – Daughter of the Nile
  • Nafrini – Bringer of Beauty
  • Miu – Gentle
  • Isis – Mother
  • Banafrit – Lovely Soul
  • Aziza – Precious
  • Cleopatra – Queen of Egypt
  • Amisi – Beautiful Flower
  • Layla – Born at Night
  • Chione – Daughter of the Nile
  • Aisha – Peaceful
  • Neferfiti – Egyptian Goddess
  • Dalila – Sweet
  • Amenti – Goddess of the Land of the West
  • Aya – Wonderful
  • Berenice – Sister of Cleopatra
  • Dina – God is My Judge
  • Esraa – To Journey at Night
  • Fukanya – Intelligent
  • Echidna – Mythical Monster
  • Issa – God Saves
  • Hasina – Good
  • Kissa – Sister of Twins
  • Mesi – Water
  • Maye – Amun’s Beloved One
  • Nailah – Successful
  • Monifa – Lucky
  • Naunet – Goddess of the Ocean
  • Nefret – Stunning
  • Rashida – Righteous
  • Sagira – Little One
  • Rehema – Compassionate
  • Nubia – Gold
  • Omorose – Beautiful
  • Moswen – White
  • Layla – Night
  • Mandisa – Sweet
  • Shani – Wonderful
  • Zahra – Bright Flower
  • Sudi – Narrator of Hadith
  • Siti – Lady
  • Sagira – Little One
  • Oseye – Happy
  • Nuit – Sky Goddess
  • Quibikah – Peaceful
  • Nenet – Divine
  • Basia – Serious
  • Sokkwi – Foolish
  • Seshafi – Ornery
  • Aisha – Peaceful
  • Harere – Flower
  • Merit – Much Loved
  • Esho – Hog
  • Annipe – Daughter of the Nile
  • Anukis – Goddess of the Nile
  • Nafrini – Bringer of Beauty
  • Menhit – Egyptian War Goddess
  • Bastet – Fertility
  • Pakhet – She Who Scratches
  • Mshai – Wanderer
  • Hebony – Black
  • Aten – Sun
  • Chione – Daughter of the Nile
  • Kahotep – Peaceful
  • Hasina – Good
  • Cara – Baby
  • Kamilah – Perfect
  • Abasi – Serious
  • Valeria – Vigorous
  • Madonna – My Lady
  • Balbina – Strong
  • Pearl – Jewel
  • Akil – Clever
  • Rosalind – Great Beauty
  • Beatrice – To Bring Joy
  • Precious – Darling
  • Gazelle – Graceful
  • Shalam – Egyptian Greeting
  • Aisha – Peaceful
  • Menna – Gift of God
  • Masika – Born During Rain
  • Nailah – Successful
  • Nanu – Pretty
  • Nourbese – Wonderful
  • Oni – Wanted

Our Top 85 Unisex Egyptian Cat Name Picks

Sometimes, people do not want to name their cats gendered names, and there is no exception when it comes to giving a cat an Egyptian name. There are plenty of unisex names to go around, and it just depends on what you like the most and what your cat best responds to as to which name you choose. Here are 85 of our most beloved unisex cat names that can be designated to either a male or female cat:

  • Kiwu – Obese
  • Emuishere – Kitten
  • Odjit – Naughty
  • Femi – Lover
  • Kepi – Tempestuous
  • Harere – Flower
  • Ebe – Wonderful
  • Merit – Much Loved
  • Apep – To Slither
  • Auset – Isis
  • Merit – Much Loved
  • Oba – King
  • Ode– From the Road
  • Osaze – Loved by God
  • Ottah – Third Born
  • Renenet – Fortune
  • Sayed – Master
  • Sadiki – Faithful
  • Re – God of the Sun
  • Nut – Sky God
  • Nephi – Sea Captain
  • Ptah – Patron of Craftsmen
  • Olabisi – Brings Joy
  • Moswen – White
  • Nashwa – Wonderful
  • Mert – Lover of Silence
  • Mosegi – Tailor
  • Manu – The Second Born
  • Montu – Egyptian God
  • Mesi – Water
  • Kanika – Black
  • Jumoke – Loved By All
  • Jendayi – Thankful
  • Khepri – Morning Sun
  • Haqikah – Honest
  • Hu – God of Authoritative Utterance
  • Hanbal – Pristine
  • Hanif – Believer
  • Essam – Safeguard
  • Eshe – Life
  • Edrice – Prosperous Ruler
  • Eman – Faith
  • Darwishi – Saint
  • Bastet – Egyptian God or Goddess
  • Balbine – Strong
  • Bahitit – Fortune
  • Kufu – One of the Pharaohs
  • Orson – Little Bear
  • Akil – Smart
  • Nebit – Leopard -Like
  • Djabenusiri – Venus
  • Ebio – Honey -Colored
  • Amisi – Beauty
  • Mkhai – Fighter
  • Menetnashte – Powerful
  • Buiki – The Best
  • Kemnebi – Panther
  • Kahotep – Peaceful
  • Nabtawi – Lord
  • Buikhu – The Best
  • Rasui – Dreamer
  • Wati – Rebellious
  • Abasi – Serious
  • Odji – Evil
  • Nomti – Strong
  • Panahasi – Barbarian
  • Anok Sabe – Wise
  • Akil – Smart
  • Mihos – Lion -Headed Son of Bastet
  • Karkra – Twin
  • Neema – Born of Wealthy Parents
  • Sagira – Little One
  • Zalika – Wellborn
  • Adofo – Fighter
  • Amenhotep – A Pharoah
  • Azibo – Earth
  • Haji – Born During Pilgrimage
  • Jabari – Brave
  • Nassor – Victor
  • Pepi – Egyptian Ruler
  • Sefu – Sword
  • Tau – Lion
  • Zoser – King/Queen
  • Musa – Of the Water
  • Hamadi – Praised
Egyptian Mau Kitten
Image Credit: Anastasiia Chystokoliana, Shutterstock

Choosing a Name for Your Cat

When it comes to choosing a name for your cat, it is all a matter of preference. The truth is that cats do not care what their names are. They just need to learn what their human companions choose to call them to understand that they are being called to come and to do other interactions. Therefore, it is a good idea to narrow down our list of names to a few that you like the most.

Try the names out on your cat to see which you like saying the most and which your household members enjoy saying. Then, figure out which name is best suited for your cat based on their personality and your family’s preferences. After calling your cat by their new name for a while, they will start to respond to the name no matter what it happens to be.

Some Final Thoughts

Cats are interesting animals with unique personalities and traits, no matter their breed. Choosing a name for your new cat should be a well-thought-out process that involves everyone in the household. If you and your family like the name and continue to call your cat by the same name as time goes on, your pet is sure to accept their new name and learn to love it as time goes on.


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