If you are an avid Halloween fan and expecting a baby this October, you have come to the right place. These 78 witchy names and meanings draw inspiration from TV, movies, books, and history. There is a wide variety of baby names, from dark witchy names to cute witchy names.
Many people think about women when they think of the term “witch,” it instantly reminds them of the Salem witch trials or Halloween movies like “Hocus Pocus.” But boys can be witchy, too! Warlocks, wizards, sorcerers, or any being with magical powers can be considered witchy. So, we have categories for girl names, boy names, and unisex names. Therefore, if you are intrigued by magic, you have a greater opportunity to find the perfect name for your enchanting baby.
7 Real-Life Witchy Names
A few real-life people were inspired by witchcraft, which gives us cool names AND interesting backstories. For instance, Agnes Sampson is a person from history who was convicted of witchcraft during the witch trials.1 So, if you’re interested in names inspired by real people in history, check out these seven witchy names.
1. Agnes — One of the most famous witches from the witch trials in 1500s Scotland is Agnes Sampson.
2. Aleister — Aleister Crowley was an English occultist who believed himself to be a magical prophet during the early 20th century.2
3. Dorothea — A German woman named Dorothea Flock (or Floch) was convicted of witchcraft in Bamburg in the 1600s.3
4. Gerald — Also known as the “father of witchcraft” is self-proclaimed Wiccan Gerald Gardner.4
5. Grace — One of the last people to have been convicted of witchcraft in Virginia was Grace Sherwood.5
6. Marie — Herbalist Marie Laveau was famous in New Orleans for practicing voodoo.6
7. Wilmott — One of the victims of the Salem witch trials was a woman named Wilmott Redd.7
34 Witchy Girl Names
These witchy names cover a variety of famous witches, as well as some you may not know of. For example, Hermione Granger is one of the most popular witchy characters of this generation. At the same time, some of these names are cute — like Elsa from “Frozen” — but others are darker and spookier.
1. Alexandra — One of the witches, Alexandra Medford, is a main character in the film “The Witches of Eastwick.”
2. Bellatrix — A witch and death eater named Bellatrix Lestrange is a popular “Harry Potter” character.
3. Cordelia — In “American Horror Story: Coven,” Cordelia Goode is one of the main characters and also a witch.
4. Elphaba — Elphaba, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West, is a main character of the musical “Wicked.”
5. Elsa — A queen with magical ice powers is one of the most famous Disney characters from the “Frozen” films.
6. Fiona — Another witch from “American Horror Story: Coven” is Fiona Goode.
7. Gillian — One of the witch sisters from the classic film “Practical Magic.”
8. Ginny — This is one of the Weasley siblings from the “Harry Potter” series.
9. Helena — Helena Ravenclaw was the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw, a Hogwarts co-founder, and she became the Grey Lady after her death.
10. Hilda — Aunt Hilda is one of the characters from the TV series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
11. Hermione — One of the most popular fictional witches from “Harry Potter” is Hermione Granger.
12. Louise — In the movie “Teen Witch,” a high schooler named Louise Miller discovers she has magical abilities on her 16th birthday.
13. Luna — Luna Lovegood is one of the students from Gryffindor House in “Harry Potter.”
14. Mary — One of the Sanderson sisters in “Hocus Pocus.”
15. Mildred — The main character of the TV series “The Worst Witch.”
16. Minerva — The head of Gryffindor House and teacher at Hogwarts is Minerva McGonagall.
17. Morgana — In the legend of King Arthur, Morgana Le Fay is a powerful enchantress.
18. Phoebe — One of the main characters of the popular 1990s TV series “Charmed.”
19. Piper — The middle sister witch and a main character from “Charmed.”
20. Prue — The oldest Halliwell sister from TV’s “Charmed.”
21. Queenie — Queenie is a character from “American Horror Story” who has blood ties with the Salem witches and the voodoo tribe.
22. Rochelle — Rochelle is one of the main characters from the cult film “The Craft.”
23. Rowena — The founder of the Ravenclaw House in “Harry Potter.”
24. Sabrina — The iconic title character from the popular TV show “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
25. Sally — Gillian’s sister in “Practical Magic.”
26. Samantha — The classic TV series “Bewitched” features a witch named Samantha.
27. Sarah — The youngest witch in the Sanderson clan is Sarah in the “Hocus Pocus” films.
28. Tabitha — The daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens from “Bewitched.”
29. Triss — Triss Merigold is a main character and sorceress in “The Witcher.”
30. Ursula — The sea witch from “The Little Mermaid.”
31. Wanda — In the Marvel Universe, Wanda Maximoff is known as the Scarlet Witch.
32. Winnie — The nickname of Winifred Sanderson from “Hocus Pocus.”
33. Yennefer — The mage Yennefer of Vengerberg is one of the main characters in the novels, video games, and series “The Witcher.”
34. Zelda — One of the witchy aunts in the TV series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
26 Witchy Boy Names
There are so many cool witchy names in this category. So, we have taken inspiration from many areas with heavy influences from “The Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter.” Both film series feature some of the most remarkable fictional wizards and warlocks.
1. Alatar — A wizard created by J.R.R. Tolkien in “The Lord of the Rings.”
2. Albus — Headmaster at Hogwarts and a powerful wizard in “Harry Potter.”
3. Atlantes — In a medieval poem called “Chansons de Geste,” there is a sorcerer named Atlantes.
4. Bruxo — This Portuguese name means “wizard.”
5. Cedric — A wizard named Cedric Diggory appears in the “Harry Potter” series.
6. Credence — A warlock from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
7. Draco — Draco Malfoy is one of the main characters of the “Harry Potter” series.
8. Elminster — The name of a fictional character and powerful mage featured in the Forgotten Realms campaign of the game Dungeons & Dragons.
9. Emeric — One of the professors of Hogwarts in the “Harry Potter” universe.
10. Gandalf — A powerful wizard created by J.R.R. Tolkien and featured in “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
11. Ganondorf — The main protagonist for the Legend of Zelda video game series.
12. Gwydion — Gwydion Fab Don was a mythological Welsh magician and trickster.
13. Harry — For the title wizard of the “Harry Potter” franchise.
14. Jafar — The main antagonist and royal vizier to Agrabah in “Aladdin” who practiced the dark arts.
15. Jareth — This is the name of the mythical goblin king from “Labyrinth.”
16. Kalabar — The villain’s name in “Halloweentown” and “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge.”
17. Loki — Loki is a mythical Norse trickster god from the Marvel Universe who is very good at magic.
18. Merlin — The famous wizard from Arthurian legend.
19. Ommin — This is an ancient Sith sorcerer in the “Star Wars” universe.
20. Pallando — In “The Lord of the Rings” universe, Pallando was part of the order of wizards who were sent to help the people in Middle Earth in the fight against Sauron.
21. Radagast — Another wizard from “The Hobbit” is Radagast the Brown.
22. Rand — The character of Rand al’Thor from “The Wheel of Time” has magical powers.
23. Remus — A wizard and a werewolf in the “Harry Potter” series.
24. Saruman — A wizard who becomes a force of evil in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
25. Severus — The potions teacher at Hogwarts in the “Harry Potter” series.
26. Sirius — The godfather of Harry Potter and a powerful wizard from the “Harry Potter” universe.
11 Gender-Neutral Witchy Names
This list includes witchy boy and witchy girl names suitable for any gender. Some are more common, like Alex for Alex Russo from “The Wizards of Waverly Place.” At the same time, others are more rare, like Wilmott for Wilmott Redd during the Salem witch trials. You have more freedom to choose a name before knowing your new baby’s gender.
1. Alex — The middle child of the magical family featured in the Disney Channel series “The Wizards of Waverly Place.”
2. Ambrose — Ambrose Spellman is a warlock and a main character of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
3. Blaise — In the novel series “Night World,” one of the main characters is named Blaise Harman.
4. Camryn — A powerful witch named Camryn Barnes is one of the main characters of the novel series and films called “Twitches.”
5. George — One of the Weasley twins in the “Harry Potter” series.
6. Kit — The main character Kit Tyler, of “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” befriends a woman whom the other townspeople believe is a witch.
7. Madison — In the TV series “American Horror Story,” Madison Montgomery is a powerful witch seen in seasons three and eight.
8. Max — The youngest child of the magical family featured in “The Wizards of Waverly Place.”
9. Raven — The title character of the children’s show “That’s So Raven” is a teenager named Raven Baxter who has psychic powers.
10. Robin — If you are an anime fan, you have likely heard of “The Witch Hunter Robin” featuring the title character Robin Sena.
11. Willow — For both Willow Rosenberg, a witch from the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the film’s title character in the Disney series “Willow.”
From film to literature, there are so many well-known witches and wizards. This list gives you many wonderful witchy names and meanings for you to choose from for your cute and spooky baby. We hope that you find some wonderful inspiration here.