77 Whimsically Enchanting Witch Names For Girls

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Whether you're looking for unique baby names or a fitting name for your new black cat, witchy names are bound to add a spark of magic to the new person (or animal) in your life.

Because there’s a reason witches are the most common costume people don on the spookiest night of the year. Not only that, but witchcraft is having a revival in popularity.

Witchcraft has evolved from its medieval healer days into complete global brands, as modern “witches” and social media popularize various spiritual practices, like the use of crystals. It can even be considered mainstream now.

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From the Salem witch trials where we burned countless witches at the stake, to modern day teenagers declaring themselves witches on TikTok and being praised for it, it’s crazy how societal norms can change and grow.

Movies and TV shows like "Harry Potter," "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," "The Blair Witch Project," among many others, have made witchcraft and wizardry fascinating.

So why not name your baby girl after a powerful creature of magic and wisdom?

Here are 77 of the best witch names for girls.

Famous Witch Names

1. Maleficent

Maleficent is the name of the witch in the Disney film “Sleeping Beauty.”

2. Circe

According to Greek mythology, Circe was the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and of the ocean nymph, Perse. She was able by means of drugs and incantations to change humans into wolves, lions and swine.

3. Hecate

Hecate was the chief Greek goddess presiding over magic and spells. She was the one who witnessed Persephone’s abduction into the Underworld and assisted in the search for her.

4. Morgan

Morgan Le Fay is attributed to being a fairy or enchantress in old Arthurian legend. One states she was the half-sister of King Arthur.

5. Nimue

Also known as The Lady of the Lake, a good chunk of Medieval literature and mythology is associated with the legend of King Arthur. She’s a powerful enchantress.

6. Elphaba

Also known as the big bad witch, in "The Wizard of Oz" she's known as the Wicked Witch of the West. In the musical "Wicked," you realize she was an incredibly gifted witch who had a rough life.

7. Glinda

Glinda's name originates from "The Wizard of Oz" and she is also a character in "Wicked," as the Good Witch of the North.

8. Blair

This witch-inspired name comes from "The Blair Witch Project" movies, though the name Blair itself originated in Scotland.

9. Guinevere

Guinevere comes from Arthurian legend. She was a witch and former Queen of Britain, and was also the wife of King Arthur.

Pop Culture Witch Names

10. Agatha

Agatha Harkness is a powerful witch in Marvel comic books and the Disney+ series “WandaVision.” She's typically portrayed as a sinister heroine and a teacher of younger witches like Wanda Maximoff.

11. Wanda

Wanda, also known as the Scarlet Witch, is a Marvel Comics character, said to be the strongest Avenger within the films and comic books.

12. Endora

Endora is the mother witch in the television series “Bewitched.” Her name is said to be derived from the Biblical Witch of Endor.

13. Jadis

Jadis is the White Witch from “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

14. Sabrina

Sabrina Spellman is the main character of the television series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” though the name originated from the Proto-Celtic name Sabinā.

15. Zelda

Zelda is the aunt of Sabrina in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” but is a name derived from the Yiddish name Selig. Zelda, a nickname for Griselda, is thought to mean "strong woman" or "dark battle."

16. Hilda

Hilda is Zelda’s younger sister and the aunt of Sabrina in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”

17. Alexandra

Alexandra became popular as a witch name when it was used in the novel “The Witches of Eastwick,” which was eventually adapted into a movie.

18. Sukie

Sukie is also a witch living in a picturesque town in “The Witches of Eastwick.”

19. Jane

Jane is another woman “The Witches of Eastwick” who, alongside Alexandra and Sukie, can manifest anything they desire.

20. Winifred

Winifred Sanderson is the leader of the group of witches brought back to life from the iconic Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus.”

21. Sarah

Sarah Sanderson is a witch and the sister of Winifred and Mary from “Hocus Pocus.” Her character was depicted as the “dumb blond” stereotype and enchanted men with her beauty.

22. Mary

Mary is the third Sanderson sister in the movie “Hocus Pocus.” Her powers include being able to smell out children.

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23. Hermione

Hermione Granger is the smartest and brightest witch at Hogwarts, and is one of Harry's closest friends in the “Harry Potter” book and movie series.

24. Luna

In Roman mythology, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon. But in the "Harry Potter" series, Luna Lovegood is a slightly crazy yet very deeply centered witch.

25. Bellatrix

Another character from "Harry Potter," Bellatrix Lestrange was a dark witch who was Draco’s aunt and the right-hand woman of The Dark Lord.

26. Narcissa

Narcissa was the mother of Draco in the “Harry Potter” series and sister of Bellatrix. The name Narcissa is derived from the Greek name Narcissus, which created the term narcissist.

27. Ursula

Ursula was the sea witch in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” determined to usurp Ariel's father, King Triton.

28. Marnie

Marnie is the main character from the 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie “Halloweentown.”

29. Aggie

Also from "Halloweentown," Aggie is an expert witch and the grandmother of Marnie.

30. Ravenna

Ravenna is the Evil Queen/Wicked Queen from the movie "Snow White and the Huntsmen," based on the German fairytale "Snow White."

31. Fiona

Though the name originated in the Gaelic language, Fiona is a witch from “American Horror Story: Coven.”

32. Queenie

Queenie comes not only from “American Horror Story: Coven,” but also the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.

33. Willow

WIllow is a great witch name for a girl and comes from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” who later becomes a powerful Wiccan.

34. Prue

Pure was the oldest sister from the WB television series “Charmed.” She's considered the strongest of the Halliwell sisters, with telekinetic powers and the ability to astral project.

35. Piper

Piper was the middle Halliwell child from “Charmed,” with the power to freeze her environment and cause evil beings to explode.

36. Phoebe

Phoebe was the youngest sister from “Charmed” (until the sisters find out they had a half-sister), with the power of premonition and levitation.

37. Rochelle

Rochelle is one of the original members of Nancy's coven in the 1996 film “The Craft.”

38. Zelena

In the popular TV series “Once Upon A Time,” the Wicked Witch makes an appearance but is renamed Zelena.

39. Paige

Paige is the long-lost half-sister of the Halliwell sisters in the show “Charmed.” She can teleport objects, and eventually develops sensing and healing powers.

40. Samantha

Samantha is the protagonist in the show “Bewitched.” She is hundreds of years old in the series, and can perform spells by wrinkling her nose.

Names Meaning 'Witch'

41. Bruha

Bruha means “witch” in Filipino.

42. Bruixa

Bruixa Means “witch” in Catalan.

43. Cadi

Cadi means “witch” in Turkish.

44. Hexe

Hexe means “witch” in German.

45. Magissa

Magissa means “witch” in Greek.

46. Noita

Noita means “witch” in Finnish.

47. Sahira

Sahira means “witch” in Arabic.

48. Sorciere

Sorciere means “witch” in French.

49. Sorgina

Sorgina means “witch” in Basque, the language of people who live in both Spain and France.

50. Strega

Strega means “witch” in Italian.

51. Vedma

Vedma means “witch” in Russian.

52. Witika

Witika means “witch” in Hawaiian.

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Real Life Witch Names

53. Agnes

Agnes Sampson was a Scottish healer accused of witchcraft who was killed in the North Berwick witch trials of 1590.

54. Alse

Alse Young was the first American executed for witchcraft.

55. Bridget

Bridget Bishop was the first accused witch put to death in the Salem Witch Trials in 1692.

56. Marie

Marie Laveau was a Voodoo priestess and herbalist who lived and practiced voodoo in New Orleans in the 19th century.

57. Grace

Known as the Witch of Pungo, Grace Sherwood was the last person accused of witchcraft in Virginia.

58. Malin

Malin Matsdotter was one of the last accused witches killed in the Swedish witch hunt, also known as The Great Noise of 1668-1676.

59. Merga

Merga Bien was a German woman accused of being a witch in the Fulda witch trials from 1603-1606.

60. Tituba

Tituba was an enslaved woman who admitted to being a witch in Salem, Massachusetts, though she was never hanged for being a witch.

61. Laurie

Laurie Cabot is the official witch of Salem who opened the town's first witch shop in 1970 and helped to make Salem a tourist destination.

62. Sybil

Sybil Leek was an astrology, occultist, witch and self-proclaimed psychic. The BBC dubbed her Britain's most famous witch

Wiccan and Pagan Names

63. Ankh

Ankh is a symbol many Wiccan and pagans use, though the symbol originated in Ancient Egypt and symbolizes eternal life.

64. Aura

An aura is a spiritual globe of energy each person gives off. It’s a popular belief in the Wiccan and pagan cultures.

65. Cairne

Cairne is derived from the word Cairn, which is a mound of rocks or stones used as memorials or landmarks, and can also be used for worship.

66. Dittany

Dittany is a therapeutic and aromatic plant that grows wild only on the mountainsides and gorges of the Greek island of Crete. In fiction, it's used in "Harry Potter" as a powerful healing herb and restorative used in potion-making.

67. Fae

Fae is the term used to describe the fairy folk whom many Wiccans work alongside.

68. Ley

Ley comes from ley lines, which are lines across the earth, like latitudinal and longitudinal lines, but these lines carry supernatural energy. Where these lines intersect, there are pockets of concentrated energy that can be harnessed by certain individuals.

69. Litha

Litha is a pagan holiday celebrating the beginning of summer. It’s known as Midsommer and occurs on the summer solstice.

70. Magick

Magick is a term created by occultist Aleister Crowley, which is used to differentiate performative magic and "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will." It includes mundane acts of will and ritual magic.

71. Moon

The pretty obvious one here, this name comes from the Moon, which holds immense power and energy.

72. Myst

Myst is a word commonly associated with Wiccan culture.

73. Rain

Many Wiccans rely on natural elements for their magic, including rain.

74. Raven

A raven is a black bird that symbolizes protection, initiation, and healing to pagans.

75. Star

Star is not only a gorgeous name for a girl, but it is commonly associated with Wiccans and pagans.

76. Vale

Vale comes from the last name of popular Wiccan and pagan community member, Nixxie Vale, who published the book “Wicca: Charms, Potions, and Lore.”

77. Ostara

Ostara is a pagan holiday and one of the three spring celebrations. It’s the midpoint celebration during the spring equinox and is considered to be a time of new beginnings.

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Deauna Nunes is an associate editor for YourTango who covers pop culture, lifestyle, astrology, and relationship topics. She's had bylines in Emerson College's literary magazine, Generic. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.