Thursday, October 4, 2012

Witchy Baby Girl Names!

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Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse

Have a little girl due in October? Looking to name a character? Here's my [seemingly endless] list of witchy-sounding baby names, and I love almost every single one. Most of them also fit in the "clunky but cool" category, or "vintage." Keep in mind that most plants, trees, herbs, spices, flowers, gems, space and nature names fit the bill. Also, I've put any actual witch names from legend, myth, literature, movies, etc in bold. I have not considered the names of actual, living people. Feel free to point out anything I missed, and sorry for any repeats.

Tabitha, Samantha, Endora
Katrina
Tamsin Blight
Imelda
Emelda
Juno
Lluvia
Audra
Tempest
Prisca
Prisma
Flamina
Prunella
Lydia
Eris
Isobel
Allegra
Briallen
Chicory
Artemisia
Sasparilla
Rilla
Pernilla
Calluna
Cressida
Crescentia
Clary
Diana
Araminta
Samara
Narcissa
Pressyne, Melusine
Oleander
Odessa
Aradia
Merrick, Deirdre
Ember
Embla
Belphoebe
Portia
Ophelia
Octavia
Celine
Serine
Caspia
Petronella, Peronelle
Morwenna
Arianwen
Aeronwen
Kerensa
Morgan/Morgana
Sylvie
Silvana
Silveria
Gwendolen
Guinevere
Chrysanthe
Minerva
Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda
Ginevra
Millicent
Melisandre, Melisande
Wilhelmina
Inka
Anka
Famke
Elvira
Luna
Lamia
Leda
Loredana
Thistle
Nettle
Ravine
Marjolaine
Marjory
Cinder
Lucerne
Lenore, Leonora
Theodora
Theodosia
Cyparisia
Cyprine
Calpurnia
Calvina
Rubina, Rubia
Rowan
Cayenne
Eartha
Gaia
Hera
Circe
Medea
Befana
Ravenna, Raven, Ravenia
Elspeth
Estreya
Endrina
Ambrosia
Perdita
Isadora
Isabeau
Fiamma
Fiammetta
Verbena 
Sage
Saga
Runa
Melantha
Ursa
Ursula
Mathilda, Matilda, Mathilde
Opal
Rasia
Ronia, Ronja
Arolilja
Desdemona
Andora
Cordelia
Amarantha
Morag
Morrigan
Laurel
Claudia
Dorothea
Tess
Nerissa
Elsie/Elsa
Faye
Arietta
Eliska
Rhiannon
Lucille
Lucinda
Twyla/Twila
Fauna, Faunella
Faustina
Fenella
Fenicia
Penrose
Pontine, Pontia
Winifred
Frieda, Frida
Blanka/Blanca
Iona, Ione
Amoret
Ambretta
Ambra
Ombria
Alexandrina
Oriana
Aurelia
Oriole
Siobhan, Saoirse, Sorcha, many other Irish/Gaelic/Celtic/Welsh names
Senna
Sendra
Penna
Pendra
Sansa
Sunna
Antonia
Rosetta
Philomena
Amabel
Amelia
Fiorella
Dulcinea
Magdalena
Madelena
Elisheva
Branka/Branca
Rowena
Demitria
Desideria
Davinia
Divina
Luella
Thalassa
Theria
Lionella
Evadne
Evan
Lazaria
Lucania
Zenobia
Zinovia
Zarina
Zora
Eudoxia
Galadriel
Belladonna
Elphaba
Sybella
Bellicent
Bellatrix
Tituba
Trystine
Sevilla
Tova
Cora
Coraline
Grizelda/Griselda
Casilda
Ovidia
Cipriana/Cypriana/Sipriana
Eglantina, Eglantine
Mab
Mim
Hazel
Fern
Sophronia
Sephora
Parthenia
Fortuna, Fortunata
Meredith
Maeve
Merida
Melania
Zephyrine
Zoseline
Seren
Belinda
Melinda
Vivian
Gilda
Golda
Tigerlily
Lavender
Glinda
Jadis
Wendy
Lilac
"Strega"
Stellaluna
Beryl
Halcyon/Halcyone/Alcyone
Ursinia
Inga
Junia, Juna
Olive
Niamh
Vesper
Agnessa
Agatha
Cassandra
Marie Leveau
Freesia
Wisteria
Ostara
Galatea
Doveva
Calandra
Belina
Ekaterina
Persephone
Viridiana
Yelena
Yvaine
Sybil
Saskia
Opal
Maple
Clover
Alyona
Elva
Alvina
Genoveva
Timea
Halina
Galina
Alexia
Corisande
Adria
Bryony
Betony
Begonia
Greta
Rania
Ragna
Soraya
Terra
Thora
Torny
Kasimira
Calendula
Cordula
Clelia
Cantara
Ceridwen
Carravogue (pronounced kar-vohg)
Kikimora (although more of a haunting spirit)
Zeniba and Yubaba, Spirited Away
Viviane, Nimue (Nineve, Nyneve)
Ariska
Acantha
Susilva
Hallow
Amalthea
Callisto
Calypso
Columba
Libra
Esmeralda
Esmerina
Drusilla
Malgosia
Gossamer
Vilhelmina
Ivy
Emeraude
Coriander
Cytheria
Cybele
Cyprina
Elora
Enora
Eruca
Allura
Lura
Greya
Gregoria
Lucretia
Sirena
Eowyn
Anchoret
Briar
Ariadne
Brighid
Lyra
Phaedra
Lira
Kiki
Topaz
Thessaly

Here is Wikipedia's list of fictional witches.

17 comments:

  1. This list is a goldmine! So many awesome names :)

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  2. Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige from Charmed!

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  3. This list is so amazing and helpful!!!
    And I have no problems with this, but I just had to observe that you have 'Sybil' on here twice.
    I'm pretty sure.
    I could be wrong. :)
    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!!

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  4. Malefecent from sleeping beauty, clarimond from that french gothic novel about vampires, hortesine, bonnie the witch from vampire diares, willow from buffy, mildred, maud moonshine, ethel, davinia, ruby, ect from the worst witch tv series-wikipedia gives the full list.

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  5. Don't forget Leokadia

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  6. My cousins name is Lucrecia and her cat is Lenore, my moms best friend's name is Laurel and you guys forgot Freyja... Now that is one hell of a beautiful name

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  7. I like the name Lycra. Dunno why. Just do.

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  8. My suggestions: Alizen, and Genevieve :)

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  9. Ingrid, Wendy, Freya from WoEE and also the name Salem.

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  10. My daughter's names are Wisteria and Esmeralda

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  11. My birth name Is Lydia my witch name is Morningstar

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