If you’re inspired by the mythology or history of the Celts, this list of Celtic Cat Goddess names I’ve put together along with some other awesome cat names should be just what you’re looking for!
Naming a cat can be tough, but it’s also a lot of fun.
I really liked a few of these names as I was researching this list and there are certainly some unique ones here.
Feel free to let me know what you think – good luck!
Celtic Goddesses to Name Your Cat After
There are a number of Celtic Goddesses cited throughout history and in mythology, each with their own purpose and strength.
If you’re looking for a powerful Celtic goddess name for your cat, I’m sure one of the following goddesses will fit what you’re looking for:
Aine – Goddess of love
Arianrhod – Goddess of fertility
Badb – Goddess of life and death
Blodeeweed – Goddess of flowers
Branwen – Goddess of love
Brigid – Goddess of the ‘bright arrow’
Cailleach Bheur – Goddess of destruction
Cerridwen – Goddess of the moon
Coventina – Goddess of the sacred waters
Danu – Goddess of knowledge
Epona – Goddess of horses, donkeys and mules
Flidais – Goddess of wild animals and cattle
Henwen – Goddess of fertility
Macha – Goddess protecting women and children
Maeve – Goddess of battle
Morgan Le Fay – Goddess of the sea
Morrigan – Goddess of war and death
Olwen – Goddess of the sun
Rhiannon – Goddess of fertility, moon, night, and death
Celtic Names for Female Cats
If you didn’t fancy any of the goddess Celtic names, maybe one of the following female Celtic names
Celtic Names for Male Cats
If you want a Celtic goddess name but have a boy cat, you can go with a male Celtic name. Take a look through the following list of male names:
Who Is the Celtic Goddess of Cats?
Images and tales of cats are interwoven into Celtic mythology. Mostly because black cats are associated with witches, magic, Halloween, and all things spooky.
As far as I can tell, there wasn’t a Celtic goddess of cats. There was a Celtic goddess named Brighid, and I was able to find some articles mentioning her and the cat.
So that’s a good name to go with if you wanted to add some extra association to your Celtic goddess name.
What Is the Celtic Word for Cat?
There are actually six Celtic languages, but the most commonly spoken one is Gaelic. According to LearnGaelic, the word for ‘cat’ in Gaelic is actually just ‘cat’.
This is a little surprising because as far as I can tell the Gaelic words for other animals are quite different from the English.
‘Kitten’ for example is ‘Piseag’ in Gaelic, ‘dog’ is ‘cu’, and the word for ‘pet’ is ‘Peata’.
Didn’t find a name that perfectly suits your kitty? Here are some more lists that should help:
- 119+ Food-Related Names for Grey Cats!
- 400+ Cat Names Ending in ‘IE’ or ‘Y’
- Huge List of Majestic Female Cat Names
Image credits – Header photo by Moritz Kindler and cat in grass by Raquel Pedrotti on Unsplash
Celtic Goddesses – Goddess-Guide.com
Pets in Gaelic – LearnGaelic.scot