250+ Unique Ancient Cat Names Inspired By Ancient Civilization


If you have a cat, you may be wondering what to call your furry friend. It can be hard to find the perfect name for them because there are so many options out there!

This blog post will go over some of the more uncommon ancient names for cats and why they might make good choices. 

Why Ancient Cat Names? Because we love our cats just as much as those in ancient times did and want to give them a name that is unique and special.

We also realize that if we don’t choose an interesting name, it’s easy for our kitties to get lost in the sea of Fluffys, Mittenses, Snowballs and other popular but mainstream names.

And lastly, because we know how important it is, that’s why we’ve compiled it for you.

Male Ancient Cat Names

Names Notes
Aniketos Original form of Anicetus. It means unconquerable.
Linus Son of the God Apollo, this is a name from Greek Mythology and means flax
Aristotle Excellent, best thinker name of a great philosopher
Lycurgus Work, deed
Zosimos Viable or likely to survive
Aeschylus Aeschylus originates from the Greek name Aischylos, which means shame.
Alkaios Alkaios is Greek form of Alcaeus. It means strength.
Neophytos Newly planted
Epiktetos Newly acquired
Basileios Ancient Greek form of Basil, meaning king.
Zopyros Glowing
Artjoms Follower/gift of Artemis. A variant of Artemus.
Isocrates Equal power
Damianos Ancient Greek form of Damian. It means to tame.
Pylyp One who is fond of horses.
Ptonomy Variant of Ptolemy which means Aggressive or War-like
Plato A man who is broad-shouldered
Kyros Kyros name means He who is Far Shighted
Hermokrates Power of Hermes
Atalo Traits which resemble that the person is youthful
Zotikos He who is full of life.
Georgius One who works as a farmer or planter
Athos Other name for Zeus who is the ruler of heaven
Dareios Dareios is the original form of Darius. It means to possess something good.
Zephyros Ancient Greek form of Zephyr. It means the west wind.
Alketas Strength, a strong man.
Euthymius In good spirits
Arye Lion, beautiful individual
Eusebios He who is pious.
Alkibiades Alkibiades is the Greek form of Alcibiades. It means strength or force.
Antigonus The ancient Greek name means against or compared to.
Kleitos Splendid, famous
Atom The smallest part of something
Agapetos Agapetos is the original form of Agapito. It means beloved.
Diodorus Gift of Zeus
Euripides The name refers to the strait between Euboea and Boeotia.
Xenocrates Foreigner or guest power
Chares The name is derived from Greek word chari, meaning grace, kindness.
Kallias Beauty
Hesiod To throw song
Theophylaktos Watched by god
Priamus A very courageous person, latinized version of the name Priam, the King of Troy
Filemon A friendly and loving person
Epaphras Foamy
Androkles Greek form of Androcles. It means glory of man.
Diodotus Given by Zeus
Dionysodoros Gift of Dionysos
Akakios Derived from a Greek word meaning innocent or not evil.
Epaphroditos He who is lovely and charming.
Athanasios The immortal divine soul
Theodulos Manifestation of God
Taras Name of Poseidons son
Ampelios Ampelios is the original Greek form of the name Ampelio. It means vine.
Prokhor Old Greek chorus Leader One Who Leads the Singers
Andronikos It means victory of a man.
Thoukydides The glory of God.
Eustachys Fruitful
Atlas Name of a greek god
Priam A very brave individual, the name of the King of the Troy
Theodulus Slave of god
Theodotus Given to God
Themistokles Glory of the law
Anaxagoras Derived from Greek element anax, which means master, or lord and agora, which means assembly, marketplace.
Heron Heron is long legged bird,Greek inventor known as Heron
Cleofas One who sees fame, glory and worthy of praise
Achaikos It refers to a region in Greece names Achaia.
Hermolaos The people of Hermes
Anakletos Original Greek form of Anacletus. It means invoked
Democritus Judge of the people
Nikias Victory
Xanthos Yellow
Platon A broad-shouldered person
Xanthippos Yellow horse
Aeropos Male form of the name Aerope.
Demosthenes Vigor of the people
Zenon An older form of Zeno, meaning shine or sky.
Kallikrates Beautiful power
Zenobios Life of Zeus
Nikandros Victory of a man
Cleisthenes Glory and strength
Meliton Honey
Eustathius Well-built, or stable
Euphranor To delight
Alexander Defender of Mankind
Thales Greek name, means to flourish
Epiphanes Appearing, or manifesting
Petrov A form of Peter. It means rock.

Female Ancient Cat Names

Names Notes
Euthymia It means in good spirit.
Aikaterine Ancient Greek form of Katerine. It means pure.
Larysa Sea gull
Irene Peace
Eupraxia Good conduct
Zosime It means likely to survive.
Fillys Green verdure, leafy branch
Sophia She who posesses great knoledge and wisdom
Annella God is gracious one and he has answered the prayers
Lenci The one whose light shines bright
Melissa Germanic Hard Worker, Greek Honey Bee Strong Work Industrious Highborn Power Variant of Melissa
Arlet Eagle Name of an east Indian spice
Zinaida Daughter of Zeus
Liene Maiden or virgin
Aster An Old Greek name derived from asteri meaning star
Filis Green verdure, lush greenery
Annelle God has answered the prayers
Arsenie Is a variation of Arsenia and means virile.
Oleksandra Ukrainian version of Alexandra, meaning protector of men.
Khrystyna Follower of Christ.
Elenuta Meaning shining or bright one.
Eutychia It means fortunate.
Zenais Ancient Greek variant of Zenaida. It means shine or sky.
Tasenka Resurrection
Nymphodora Bride or nymph
Eumelia Melody
Ptolemais It means aggressive or warlike.
Astara Old Greek star
Phile It means lover or friend.
Kallistrate Beautiful army
Lysandra She who is a defender of men
Euthalia Flower or Bloom
Athene Greek goddess of war and wisdom
Theokleia Ancient Greek form of Thekla. It means glory of God.
Kassandra She Who Shines and Attracts Men
Lysistrate Releasing or losing the army.
Demostrate Army of the people
Agnes A chaste woman
Sostrate Safe army
Irka A peaceful woman
Olympias Belongs to the home of Gods
Lipa A lover of horses, or friend of horses.
Chrysanthe A golden coloured flowering plant
Asphodel Name of the flower lily resembles a flower
Athena Greek goddess of wisdom
Galyna A girl who stays calm and quite in every situation. Calmness.
Xanthippe Yellow horse
Hagne Ancient Greek form of Agnes. It means chaste.
Astraea A derivative from the Greek language for the star
Eunike Greek form of Eunice. It means good victory.
Elpis Hope
Aristomache She who is best in the battle.
Eutropia Feminine form of Eutropios. It means versatile.
Anneth Variation of Hannah a beautiful prayer
Hebe Young
Nikephoros Carrying victory
Phoibe Ancient Greek form of Phoebe. It means bright, pure.
Isidora Gift of Isis
Eugeneia Ancient Greek feminine form of Eugene. It means well born.
Athanasia Greek name for immortal
Nastka Resurrection
Rhode Ancient Greek form of Rhoda. It means rose.
Cleopatra Father’s glory or fame recognition of Father
Aneka For the one with God’s grace and majestic personality and friendly nature
Corra An unmarried virgin woman a maiden
Aspasia Name of the lover Pericles
Xenia Hospitality
Euanthe Blooming, flowery
Irusya Peaceful

Ancient Latin Cat Names

Names Notes
Letitia Joy
Cadence Flow, rhythm
Marcus Warlike, a reference to Mars, the Roman deity of war
Aquilia Eagle, also the name of the wife of the Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Sebastian Venerable
Regina Queen
Amias Loved
Rufus Red haired
Julia Youthful, derived from the Roman surname Julius
Felicia Lucky
April Fourth month
Allegra Joy
Lucius light
Portia offering
Emilia To excel, to rival
Celeste Heavenly
Anthony Priceless one, from the surname of a powerful Roman family
Prosper Fortune
Aurelia Golden
Quintus Fifth, a popular Roman name
Hortensia Garden
Octavia Eighth child, often used in the Roman imperial family
Constantine Loyal, the name of multiple emperors of Rome and Byzantium
Leo Lion
Olivia Olive tree
Augustus Magnificent, a name given to the first Roman emperor
Scorpius Scorpion, after the constellation and zodiac sign Scorpio
Victoria Victory, the Roman goddess of victory
Felix Lucky
Caesar Longhaired, a Roman family name
Flora Flower, the Roman goddess of spring and flowers
Flavia Golden haired, which belonged to anancient Roman family
Nerilla Independence, ambition
Maximilian The greatest, an ancient Roman surname
Camilla Young

Ancient Egyptian Cat Names

Names Notes
Keket An ancient deity of darkness
Nenet Goddess of depth
Tauret An ancient goddess of pregnancy
Naunet An ancient deity of the ocean
Osiris Powerful or strong eyesight, god of the underworld in ancient Egypt
Heka Magic, ancient deity of medicine and magic in ancient Egypt
Ra Day or sun, a sun deity in ancient Egypt
Auset The name of a powerful ancient deity and the wife of Osiris in mythology
Neith Divine mother or water, an ancient goddess of war, women, hunting and weaving
Amun Hidden one, a powerful deity of the sun and fertility in ancient Egypt
Renenet An ancient deity of fortune
Geb An ancient deity of the earth
Maat Justice, morality, ancient deity and personification of the concept of justice

Ancient Norse Cat Names

Names Notes
Laga A Norse deity of springs and wells
Orvar Arrow
Idun Rejuvenator, the deity of youth in Norse mythology.
Brandr Fire, sword, firebrand or to flash.
Gefion Giver, the Norse deity of farming and fertility.
Odin Frenzy, rage, an important Norse deity of war and wisdom.
Verdandi Present, one of three Norse goddesses of destiny.
Hilda Battle
Bragi Poetry or first, the deity of poetry in Norse mythology.
Ingolf Wolf
Eric Ruler forever
Finna Wanderer
Loki Airy or lock, the Norse god of mischief
Eir Peace, mercy, the Norse deity of medicine and healing
Tyr God, a Norse deity of justice and war
Mimir Wise, he who remembers, a figure renowned for his wisdom in Norse mythology
Eisa Glowing embers
Sif Wife, a deity of the earth who was married to Thor in Norse mythology
Stig Wanderer
Freya Noble woman, the Norse deity of beauty, fertility, love, fate, death and war
Frida Beautiful
Eydis Island goddess
Thor Thunder, the Norse deity of thunder
Helga Holy
Dag Day or daylight, from Dagr, the Norse deity of light and personification of day

Ancient Biblical Cat Names

Names Notes
Delicate, mistress of Samson in the Bible
Joy of the father, the wife of King David in the Old Testament
To supplant, an important Old Testament figure and son of Isaac
Strong, the older brother of Moses in the Old Testament
Bound or servant of God, Isaac’s wife in the Bible
Lion of God, also a biblical name for Jerusalem
Prayed for, the first King of Israel in the Old Testament
Rest, peace, an important figure in the Old Testament
He laughs, an important figure in the Old Testament
Grace, the mother of Samuel, an Old Testament prophet
My princess, derived from Sarah
Behold, a son, son of Jacob in the Old Testament
With me, a powerful warrior in the Old Testament
Bee, the only female judge of Israel in the Bible and a prophetess
Bird, a wife of Moses
Living, the first woman in the Bible
Date palm, a wife of Judah in the Old Testament, also the name of a daughter of King David
Praise, a son of Jacob and Leah
Son of the right hand, a son of Jacob
Princess, wife of Abraham
God will exalt, a biblical prophet and writer
God strengthens, an ancient biblical prophet
Weary or wild cow, Jacob’s first wife in the Bible
Ewe, Jacob’s second wife and Leah’s sister in the Bible
The older sister of Moses in the Old Testament
God strengthens, an archangel in the Bible
Important figure and son of Jacob in the Old Testament

We hope you found this list of ancient cat names to be interesting and helpful. If not, we’ve got plenty more lists for you to peruse!

Check out our other blog posts on Roman cat names or Greek mythology cat names

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