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Witchy Names for Witches

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

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If you're looking for some unique witch names 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. 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 witch in all of us.

Cool Names for Good Witches

Layla

Tiana

Serita

Briella

Calliope

Eleanor

Alma

Eula

Alwina

Edwina

Ramona

Dani

Emma

Luwanda

Viola

Aria

Maddie

Faith

Ruby

Delphine

Cecily

Sidonia

Sage

Luna

"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

Sansa

Moll

Calypso

Anya

Brianna

Kendra

Candace

Freya

Millicent

Griselda

Shaula

Cersei

Angelique

Robia

Lydia

Olivia

Clea

Grace

Edith

Nyzette

Lenora

Lorraine

Tess

Henrietta

Mystical Names for Those Who Practice the Craft

Cassandra

Ophelia

Sybil

Ally

Veruca

Alexandra

Bailey

Lucinda

Hilda

Daria

Roberta

Astrid

Lillian

Merga

Tilda

Jordana

Melina

Lorna

Patrice

Eve

Catherine

Valentina

Mimi

Matilda

Witch Reading Spellbook

Witch Reading Spellbook

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

Holly

Elsa

Marissa

Dawn

Shannon

Gracie

Rosy

Endora

Clarissa

Minnie

Charity

Patricia

Arusu

Robin

Lulu

Peaches

Nessa

Inga

Sujata

Denice

Rebecca

Rainy

Penny

Willa

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 this 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 reconsider how important a witch name was for my character.

Scary Names for Witches

Enid

Abella

Gina

Madeline

Catalina

Abigail

Blair

Rain

Samara

Ridley

Desdemona

Tabitha

Morda

Esther

Hecate

Lilith

Hagatha

Mallory

Malin

Wednesday

Alluda

Antonella

Mawu

Harley

Some Last Names for Witches

Blackroot

Waite

Montero

Carrow

Gloom

Quinn

Winx

Cutler

Hex

Cavendish

Swoop

Martins

Kipling

Hale

Sibley

Palsgrave

Synn

Ballard

Carrier

Hemenway

Newcomb

Devereux

Tovah

Vander

Witch Nicknames

Enchantress of the Moors

Mist of the Desert

Witch Queen of Ohio

White Witch

Aphrodesia

Old Blood

Good Witch of the Ice Lands

Lady of the Green

Sea Witch

Mind Bender

Grand High Witch

Wendigo Rex

Dark Queen

She-Beast of the Black Hills

Queen of the Lower Realms

Mother of Screams

Teen Witch

Witch of the Wood

Bee Witch

Spellbinder

Dirt Witch

Blood Countess

Succubus of Salem

Death Mentor

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.

A Few Male Witch Names

Avery

Magnus

Cedric

Gabriel

Oz

Draco

Morgan

Roland

Jayden

Petros

Rigby

Cooper

Thurlow

Ian

Elric

Wyatt

Sulo

Kip

Lyle

Royce

Rupert

Lucas

Bodhi

Thomas

Witchy Names for Girls

Kenzie

Lorelai

Lunetta

Miriam

Nala

Sorana

Isla

Sophie

Faye

Zatanna

Anjelica

Aurora

Darcy

Georgiana

Narcissa

Kesia

Bethany

Margot

Marketta

Luiza

Yuko

Bianca

Sharik

Adina

A Moon Witch in the midst of an ocean wave.

A Moon Witch in the midst of an ocean wave.

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

Ariana

Lexi

Nerissa

Merriam

Miranda

Tatiana

Rowena

Vanessa

Thessaly

Lilly

Sarabeth

Enid

Sorin

Ella

Jacinta

Celeste

Macy

Elspeth

Bella

Lillian

Brita

Susannah

Dorothy

Amelia

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 NamePlayed byFrom

Samantha Stephens

Elizabeth Montgomery

"Bewitched" (1964)

Winifred Sanderson

Bette Midler

"Hocus Pocus" (1993)

Willow Rosenberg

Alyson Hannigan

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)

Hermione Granger

Emma Watson

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001) (and the other HP books and films)

Piper Halliwell

Holly Marie Combs

"Charmed" (1998)

Rochelle Zimmerman

Rachel True

"The Craft" (1996)

Fiona Goode

Jessica Lange

"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

© 2021 Don

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