Writing is one of my several hobbies, and lists like the one below help me with writer's block every now and again.
The Best Witch Names Are Beautiful With Just A Pinch of Spooky
The best witch names always have a bit of magic in them, so if you're looking for something unique for your story that run the gamut on how they make your reader feel, then take a look at the list of name suggestions below. From beautiful and spooky to evil and intimidating, I've tried to come up with names that will fit any type of character your imagination can come up with; so hopefully you'll be able to find one that strikes your fancy. Thank you for giving this article a chance, and—as always—don't be afraid to show your supernatural side. After all, there is a little bit of witch in all of us.
Cool Names for Good Witches
"I Put a Spell on You"
The power of the voice is a intoxicating aphrodisiac; I don't understand why movies about witchcraft don't use this more often. The above video is a perfect example of how voices can influence others into doing their will by just about anyone, and more so when this power is wielded by someone with power.
Wicked Names for Bad Witches
Mystical Names for Those Who Practice the Craft
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
— William Shakespeare
Cute Witch Names
Girl Witch Names and Their Meaning
- Aileen: In Ireland, the name means "bright, shining light."
- Hestia: An unusual name of Greek origin that means "fireside."
- Mahin: A Persian name that means "of the moon."
- Prudence: Inspired from the Latin word Prudentia, meaning "good judgement."
- Theoris: A name of Latin origin that is gender-neutral and means "idea or explanation."
How Do You Get a "Witch Name"?
The main reason I decided to create a list of witch names like the one your reading was because of story I was working on a few months back involving witchcraft. As is always the case, the more research I did, the more unexpected things I learned. This video in particular caused me to heavily reconsider how important a witch name was for my character and their development throughout the story.
Scary Names for Witches
Some Last Names for Witches
Enchantress of the Moors
Mist of the Desert
Witch Queen of Ohio
Good Witch of the Ice Lands
Lady of the Green
Grand High Witch
She-Beast of the Black Hills
Queen of the Lower Realms
Mother of Screams
Witch of the Wood
Succubus of Salem
Witch Trials Were More Common Than You Think
Though the Salem Witch Trials are the first thing that comes to peoples' minds when you bring up this subject, it is only a piece of the whole when you delve into this subject matter. People accused of witchcraft have been tormented throughout history, and there are even instances to this very day where this goes on. The sad thing is that some of the people put to death were not witches, but people of science and highly intelligent.
Witchy Names for Girls
Tips for Coming up With a Good Witch Name
- Using a first and last name starting with the same letter can make a memorable name for a witch (or any character). For example, Emma Roberts played the witch Madison Montgomery on the TV show American Horror Story: Coven back in 2013. The name really rolls off the tongue and sounds pleasant when you say it out loud.
- Don't be afraid to give an evil witch a cute name or a good witch a name that sounds scary. This can make your character quite unique, and can give you the opportunity for some interesting plot twists in your story if your willing to take a chance.
- Giving your character a last name isn't necessary, but it does seem that there is always some point in a story where someone mentions their full name. A last name also comes in handy if you want to flesh out their family history at some point in the future.
- Some names sound really cute and good, while other names have more of an edge to them when you say them out loud. Try to pick the proper name for your witch depending on what emotion you want to convey to your audience.
More Magical Baby Names for Witches
A Few Male Witch Names
Male Witches In History
Boy Witch Names and Their Meanings
- Aiden: This Irish name means "born of fire."
- Bryson: An English name that means "son of a nobleman."
- Doru: This interesting name means "longing" and is derived from the Romanian word dor.
- Rory: A very masculine name of Gaelic origins that means "red-haired king."
- Sergio: A primarily male name that means "servant" and is of Italian origin.
Some Famous Fictional Witch Names
|Witch Name||Played by||From|
"Hocus Pocus" (1993)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) (and the other HP books and films)
Holly Marie Combs
"The Craft" (1996)
"American Horror Story: Coven" (2013)
The Witches (1990)
With a name like "The Grand High Witch", you better have the moxie to pull it off, and Anjelica Huston does just that in this highly underrated witchcraft movie from the nineties. Both adults and older kids will find this one entertaining, though younger kids may find it a bit scary to sit through.
If you are participating in magick, you are interfering with the natural order of how life would have developed without your hand in it. You are manipulating reality to suit your own personal needs. Regardless of whether you perceive it as "positive" or "white light", you are manipulating life. If you are afraid of this responsibility or are intimidated by this statement, I encourage you to re-examine your belief structure. Witchcraft requires confidence and courage.
— Dacha Avelin, Old World Witchcraft: Pathway to Effective Magick
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