Celtic Cat Goddess Names

100+ Celtic Cat Goddess & Gaelic Names for Cats

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 

Afric

Aisling

Arela

Avalon

Birgit

Breeda

Brianna

Brianne

Bridget

Bronwen

Caelan

Caitlin

Camryn

Carmel

Deidre

Deva

Doireann

Enid

Erin

Eveline

Fiona

Gildas

Gwendolyn

Gwyneth

Idelisa

Isolde

Keeley

Kiera

Kylie

Leslie

Lyonesse

Maeve

Maridith

Maureen

Moina

Moira

Morgan

Nareen

Olwen

Ove

Reagan

Reaghann

Rhiannon

Sabrina

Shannon

Tagan

Tahra

Wynnie

Zenevieva

Gaelic Irish names for cats

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:

Ahearn

Aidan

Allyn

Angus

Bardon

Blaine

Blayne

Brian

Caden

Caden

Cahal

Carew

Clust

Conall

Cormac

Cradawg

Dillan

Dillon

Donal

Douglas

Duncan

Dylan

Egan

Fergus

Finn

Galvin

Gavin

Gordon

Graham

Gwalchmai

Ian

Innis

Keane

Keegan

Keith

Kevin

Lee

Leigh

Malcolm

Mariner

Mynogan

Owen

Patrick

Rhett

Rowan

Roy

Sean

Tadhg

Trevor

Varden

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.

Related Find out what it means if a black cat crosses your path here.

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:

Resources

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

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