Cats have long been revered as goddesses by humans. If you recently brought home a new cat, we have some Egyptian cat names for you -- perfect for your feline Egyptian goddess.
When it came to being cat lovers, no one did it better than the ancient Egyptians. They not only loved, they worshipped cats. We mean honestly, if there's one thing you know about ancient Egypt, it's probably that the people in Egypt worshipped cats. Felines were considered sacred there; In fact, many Egyptian gods and Egyptian goddesses were depicted as cats, or as humans holding cats. (Take Mafdet the goddess for example, who has the head of a wild cat, and Sekhmet the warrior goddess who was portrayed as a graceful short-haired lioness.)
Fun fact: Egyptians are credited for being the first society to live with and love domestic cats.
So, whether you have an Egyptian mau (the Egyptian word for cat) or just want to be inspired by your feline's history, it only makes sense to choose an Egyptian cat name for your own cat goddess.
35 Egyptian Cat Names for Your Egyptian Goddess -- Um, I Mean Your New Cat!
8. Anubis/Anu (like this cutie here!)
12. Geb (the god of earth)
15. Horus (the sky god)
17. Khalid (also great for fans of DJ Khaled!)
18. Kamilah (meaning perfection in Egyptian, this one just also seems quite appropriate for today's political scene!)
27. Nefertiti (another Egyptian queen!)
30. Ra/Re (the Egyptian sun god)
So, there you have it -- Egyptian cat names perfect for any Egyptian queen. (or king!) Just please don't be basic -- your cat goddess deserves better. (Yes, queen!)
Do you know an Egyptian cat name that's not on this list? Tell us on the Wide Open Pets Facebook page!
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