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.
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.
The Witch of Endor
Morgan Le Fay
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
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.
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