• August 7, 2021

Egyptian Female Cat Names

Egyptian Female Cat How about embracing the kitty as well? Those Egyptians were very clever in many ways. There are a lot of images of cats in literature and art, as I mentioned.

The Egyptians valued cats as hunters as well. The ancient Egyptians relied on them to get rid of mice and other vermin in their homes.

Cats with royal owners would wear gold jewelry and eat from their master’s plate. Many cat owners mummified and buried their pets with them.

Egyptian Female Cat Names

Egyptian Female Cat Names

Check out these 5 Egyptian female cat names.

Isis

 The goddess Isis was probably the most powerful and popular of all Egyptian deities. Known as “Mother of the Gods,” she took care of her fellow deities. However, she is also known for caring for people in life and guiding them to paradise in the afterlife.

Seshat

 A cat named Seshat is likely to have contemplative qualities since she was the goddess of written words and patron of writers. It was the Egyptians who developed the first system of writing codified from language, known as hieroglyphs.

Papyrus

 A paper-like material, papyrus, was used by ancient Egyptians for writing. “Paper plant” or Cyperus papyrus (family Cyperaceae) is also known as this species and originated from the Nile delta region of Egypt.

Berenice

Sister of Cleopatra, Berenice IV was also known as Berenice. She inherited the throne after Ptolemy was expelled from Egypt and sent to Rome. As soon as he returned, she was executed. 

Ma’at

 Known as the goddess of truth, justice, and harmony, Ma’at is the embodiment of these values. Last but not least: order. It was Ma’at, the goddess of balance who kept the universe in order, that was seen as the creator of the universe. Also, she controlled the seasons and placed the stars in the sky. For a feline peacemaker, it was a perfect choice.

Egyptian Male Cat Names

Egyptian Female Cat Name

Are you looking for a cat name that sounds Egyptian to you? If you’re looking for a good name for your new kitten, here are some suggestions.

Amun

It was believed that Amun was the god of air. In previous stories, Amun-Ra and Hathor (previously mentioned) were described to merge into the original, inscrutable and indivisible creator.

Horus

 As an avian god, Horus represented the sun, the sky, and power. He is also the son of Osiris and Isis.

Nile

 Egypt’s famous river, the Nile, flows through it. It is the world’s longest river, flowing northward into the Mediterranean Sea. Ancient Egyptians relied on the Nile for irrigation, farming, and other resources. 

Luxor

 There are many ancient Egyptian temples and statues in Luxor (the name of the famous hotel in Las Vegas.) Luxor is the home of many famous Egyptian temples and statues. The Arabic name for Luxor (Al-Uq*ur) is “The Palaces”, “The Forts.”

Moses

 It was Moses who delivered his people from Egyptian slavery. It is said that his mother floated him down the Nile River in the Bible’s book of Exodus.

Egyptian Names for Black Cats

Egyptian Female Cat

Considering these names for your black cat might be helpful.

Osiris

 Osiris was an Egyptian god and the ‘Judge of the Dead’; his name means ‘mighty’ or ‘powerful’. A popular myth tells the story of Set (also known as Seth) killing Osiris, who is then brought back to life by Isis and Horus (the sky god). As Judge of the Dead, Osiris descends to the underworld.

Seth (Set)

Egyptian Female Cat

Osiris’ brother was Seth. Seth represents chaos, war, storms, and pestilence in Egyptian mythology. Translations of his name include “Instigator of Confusion” and “Destroyer,” which is apt for a cat with destructive tendencies.  

Kemet

 Egypt used to refer to its country as Kemet, which translates into “Black Land” (kem means black according to ancient Egyptians). From soil collected along the Nile, it was made of a dark, black soil. 

Onyx

 From jewelry to bowls, the ancient Egyptians made use of onyx, a black gemstone. Both male and female cats will love this gender-neutral name. 

Kohl

 Egyptians used Kol, a powdered mineral eyeliner, as an eyeliner around their eyes. As well as protecting the eyes from glare, it was worn by both men and women. 

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