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Fantasy stories can be great, but when it's a magical fantasy, that's got to be pure bliss!

In this article, you will find a fantastic list of cool wizard names that we have compiled so that you can give the characters in your magical fantasy story.

All of us are fascinated by magic, aren't we? And why shouldn't we be? Magic injects novelty into our humdrum daily lives. It makes us wonder about the possibilities of life and the existence of things beyond our comprehension. It keeps us wide-eyed and open about the potential of what is out there.

The birth of a child is nothing short of magic. So, why not commemorate it by giving our children supernatural names that resonate with potential and possibility? Or maybe you're writing a magic tale; there's no better thrill than giving your characters unique names that add to the fun of your story. Look no further if you've been searching for famous wizards' names to give your character or to name your baby. We have provided you with 200 famous names of wizards, warlocks, witches(a witch is a name for a female wizard) and even mages for boys and girls. With these mystical names, your little supernaturals will never fall short of magic dust ever again. 

For more inspiration, take a look at these Harry Potter baby names or these magical boy names.

Famous Wizard Names

If you've read to this point, you clearly have a fascination with magic, the paranormal, or the occult. Chances are that your interest and curiosity grew after you saw a fantasy movie and you found a wizard you admire. In this section, we will provide you with a list of all the famous wizards there are, both the good, the bad and the extremely powerful.

  • Albus Dumbledore is considered one of the greatest wizards of all time and the greatest headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • Alex Russo: Alexandra Margarita Russo was the leading protagonist of the Disney Series "Wizards of Waverly Place." She was even named the twentieth greatest witch in television history by AOL in 2008.
  • Asa Vajda: She was a powerful princess of Moldova who learned and practiced witchcraft under Satan. At some point in time, she was sentenced to death but was unwittingly brought back to life two hundred years later by two scientists. She then used this avenue to avenge the descendants of the individuals who sanctioned her murder.
  • Baron Mordo: Short for Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo. A popular and powerful character in the fictional marvel American comic book. He is especially known for his magic arts which he learned from the Ancient One.
  • Bavmorda: Also called Sorceress Magnific, Primal Priestess of Cults and Covens, this powerful sorcerer queen in the movie Willow is a famous witch willing to do anything to secure her throne.
  • Bonnie Bennett: The very powerful yet empathetic witch of The Vampire Diaries series.
  • Cedric Diggory: A popular wizard featured in Harry Potter. In 1990, he started attending Hogwarts schools of witchcraft and wizardry. This eventually led to him being a great wizard.
  • Constance Hardbroom: Deputy headmistress and potions teacher of Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, Miss Hardbroom, or HB, as she is also called, can vanish into thin air and spy invisibly on her students.
  • Elminster Aumar: Known as "the Sage of Shadowdale", he is a powerful wizard featured in several novels by Ed Greenwood, the creator of Forgotten Realms.
  • Elvira Gulch: Also called Almira Gulch, she is the Wicked Witch's Kansas counterpart.
  • Evillene: The real name of The Wicked Witch of the West, portrayed by Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard Of Oz.
  • Fai D. Flowright: A sorcerer who wasn't content with life in his home country, Celes. He would later escape Celes to meet with a witch named Yuko Ichihara to grant him the ability to travel to other worlds and never return to Celes.
  • Gandalf: Famously called Gandalf the Grey, or Gandalf the White, this white wizard is one of the most powerful wizards on this list. Present in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies, Gandalf is portrayed as the Ishtar who uses his power for good.
  • Gellert Grindelwald: Considered to be amongst one of the most powerful and notorious wizards of all time, Grindelwald has been portrayed as the antagonist character in the Harry Potter franchise.
  • Harry Potter: A young but powerful wizard destined for greatness. He discovered he was a wizard at eleven and was invited to Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. He played a very important role in thwarting the evil plans of Lord Voldemort.
  • Kaecilius: A powerful wizard who belonged to the "Masters of the Mystic Arts" group at some point in time.
  • Lo Pan is a cruel and cunning magician in the movie Big Trouble in Little China who only desires flesh once more to dominate the world.
  • Lord Voldemort: The main antagonist in the Harry Potter Series, often called "You-Know-Who", "He Who Must Not Be Named", or "the Dark Lord".
  • Maleficent: The dark sorceress and malevolent antagonist in Sleeping Beauty's feature film. Based on the evil fairy godmother character, Maleficient is the very incarnation of evil.
  • Marcia Overstrand: An energetic and astonishing wizard featured in the Septimus Heap series. She was so powerful that she had an apprentice named Septimus.
  • Master Wong: The leading Sorcerer of the Masters of the Mystic Arts after Thanos' snap. Wong would later go on to thwart multiple attempts by antagonists to cause any kind of havoc.
  • Merlin: Merlin is the famous warlock from Arthurian legends, considered the most powerful wizard widely to have ever existed. Merlin is frequently shown as a master shapeshifter who can summon full biblical storms and make fire fall from the sky.
  • Mordenkainen: An extremely powerful wizard who led a group of Oerthian wizards known as the "Circle of Eight." He was the most charismatic among his colleagues and knew how to manipulate others to achieve his goals. He was also known as an eternal foe of Chaos due to his belief that absolute laws exist in every domain.
  • Morgan Le Fay: Unquestionably one of the most fascinating and varied characters in pop culture history. This very powerful witch has been portrayed as a very different, sometimes even conflicting, character, including as one of the nine fairies in Irish mythology.
  • Neville Longbottom: A pure-blood wizard and an only child born to the family of Frank and Alice Longbottom. He is skilled at Herbology but not a very good student overall. Over time he joined Dumbledore's army, where he received all the training to help him become a more confident and competent wizard.
  • Noelle Silva: Also known as the sea goddess. From an early age, she exhibited great magical potential. She faced a lot of mockeries as it took quite some time for her to master her powers. Eventually, she grew up to be a fine wizard, not to mention that she was really beautiful.
  • Queen Jadis: Also called The White Witch of Narnia, this extremely powerful witch is a hybrid of a giant species with exceptional physical prowess, subhuman intelligence, and a jinn species with intrinsic magical skills.
  • Queen Ravenna: The selfish, tyrannical, and manipulative witch in the movie Snow White and the Huntsman, who keeps her beauty by draining the youth of fair ladies.
  • Quentin Collins: Introduced in the "1840 flashback" storyline. Using his knowledge of supernatural powers, he developed a device labelled "Stairway Through Time." At some point, he was sentenced to death due to witchcraft allegations. He later escaped this plot against him.
  • Remus Lupin: A half-blood professor at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is also called "moony". Known in the Harry Potter series, he would later go on to resign from his post but continue to show his unfailing support for the main character.
  • Rincewind: Popularly known in the Discworld novels written by Terry Pratchett, he is indeed a powerful wizard. Though he started off as a poor student at the Unseen University of Wizards, this did not deter him from eventually becoming a powerful wizard.
  • Sarah Bailey: After moving into Los Angeles with her family, she met a group of girls who later taught her to practice witchcraft. Together, they all became magical witches. Eventually, things turned sour when she realized the bad intentions of her fellow witches, and she did all she could to right their wrongs.
  • Saruman: He is also named "Saruman the White." In the third age, he was the first of the order of wizards to venture into the middle earth as emissaries of the Valar. He practised dark magic, leading him to an unhealthy quest for power.
  • Seamus Finnigan: Known as a half-blood wizard in the Harry Potter series. His father, Mr Finnagan, wasn't anything close to wizardry, but his mum was a witch unbeknownst to him. This was later discovered and would enrol into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside Harry Potter.
  • Seishiro Sakurazuka: One of the main characters in the dōjinshi novel created together with Subaru and his twin sister Hokuto. He featured in several series and is loved for using his powers for the greater good of the world in general.
  • Shang Tsun: An old but powerful wizard in the Mortal Kombat tournament who, through a combination of magic and science, uses the souls of other warriors to fuel his own life force and boost his cosmic abilities.
  • Shazam: This ancient wizard in the series bearing his name is said to have the "wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the courage of Achilles, the power of Zeus, the stamina of Atlas, and the speed of Mercury."
  • Stephen Strange: He started off as an ingenious but haughty neurosurgeon. Eventually, he was involved in a car crash that led to him losing his hands. This was the beginning of his journey in wizardry as he sought every means possible to get his hands back. As a result of his newly acquired powers, he would later become one of the greatest superheroes in the Marvel American comic books.
  • Subaru Sumeragi: A young but very powerful wizard. As the leader of the Sumeragi clan, he had the responsibility to drive out demons and help spirits successfully get to the afterlife.
  • Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander: Wizard of the first order in the Legend of the Seeker series. He is the grandfather of the named seeker, Richard Rahl, and he played a vital role in assisting the seeker in conquering evil Lord Rahl.

Warlock Names

Contrary to what you've seen in movies, warlocks aren't always the male companions of great witches, and wizards aren't always old men with very white and long beards (at least the Merlin TV series confirms that). So what's the difference between a warlock and a wizard?

Simply put, a warlock is a person who has received magical abilities by virtue of his pact with a supernatural being. On the other hand, wizards can perform magic through intense study and practice. So while wizards have to learn how to perform magic, warlocks suddenly develop the powers once the magic in imbued into them by the supernatural being with whom they formed a pact.

Here, we list names of famous warlocks with a mix of ideas for what you could name your child or your fantasy character.

  • Magnus Bane: He has lived for centuries as a high warlock in Brooklyn. During all those years, he worked alongside and fought against a good number of Down worlders and Shadow hunters.
  • Caleb Danvers: He is the head of all of the Sons of Ipswich and is regarded by his fellow students of Spenser Academy as one of their "baddest' boys on campus. He is a warlock, born on the 9th day of September 1988 at exactly 11:12 AM.
  • Chase Collins: From the start, he was known as Chase Goodwill Pope, but eventually, he turned evil. In the 2006 movie, The Covenant, he would later become the main antagonist.
  • Pogue Parry: He is the second oldest member of the Covenant and the best friend of Caleb Danvers. Pogue is a talented warlock with a strong sense of morality.
  • Reid Garwin: Known for the careless and impulsive use of his powers, he is the third oldest of the Ipswich Sons. At some point, he was accused of using his powers at the Dells, only to later find out that Chase Collins was behind that dastardly act.
  • Tyler Simms: He happens to be the youngest member in The Covenant, well known as a super creative warlock.
  • Gwydion fa Don: A young warlock who was initially ostracized in order to protect him from dark magic. He mastered a lot of magical arts, including teleportation.
  • Ganondorf: Also known as Ganon and the main antagonist in the series "The Legend of Zelda." Popularly known for his unique Warlock punch, he is indeed a supervillain.
  • Lucius Prince: A really powerful warlock whose powers were derived from nature. He would not hesitate to kill should he become aware that the people he cares about are in any form of danger.
  • Severus Snape: A powerful warlock featured in Harry Potter. He was well known as the Potion Master but eventually exposed to be a Death Eater.
  • Gargamel: An evil warlock featured in The Smurfs whose main objective is to wipe out any and every trace of the Smurfs.
  • The Ice King: He played the role of the secondary antagonist in "Adventure Time." Though he may be soft at times but do not be fooled, he can turn against anyone at any time.
  • Jareth the Goblin King: A powerful warlock and main antagonist in the 1986 movie entitled Labyrinth.
  • Mr Gold: A half-human character in the movie "Once Upon a Time" with evil intentions towards his fellow residents in Storybrook.
  • Rumplestiltskin: A powerful warlock in the "Once Upon a Time" novel gifted with the power to overturn curses and turn straw into gold. It wouldn't be such a bad idea to have him as a friend, but the downside is that you must pay his asking price before he does anything at all.
  • Willow: Classified as a Nelwyn, he is a kindhearted warlock who always seeks to help people. Featured in the movie Willow, he is famous for his ability to transform living things from one form to another.
  • Giles Redferne: An experienced warlock who specializes in witch-hunting. He has strong fighting skills, can time travel and has excellent mastery of magic.
  • Alatar the Warlock: He is one of the few people to survive the old world and became a highly skilled warlock at a young age.

Wizard Titles

Some wizards have titles that describe what they are known for and what they do. If you already have a character in mind, then you probably have an idea as to what you want this wizard of yours to be remembered for. Choose a name that sparks emotive imagination in the minds of anyone who simply heard the name. If you have no idea, look through the list below and be sure to find a name you'll love or that would excite your creativity in deciding what your wizard character should be described as.

  • Adegan The Eradicator
  • Badum The Desecrator
  • Braukhar The Extinguisher
  • Bregan The Haggard
  • Brixor, The Experimenter
  • Cequr The Haggard
  • Chrouqir The Black
  • Criqur The Tyrant
  • Dripent The Inquisitor
  • Dumien The Soulreaper
  • Fithum The Examiner
  • Greiqir the Malicious
  • Grelak the White
  • Gromon The Plaguebringer
  • Grotic The Abominable
  • Halazar The Corruptor
  • Hiopent The Reaper
  • Ishagrim The Immortal
  • Krorael The Abominable
  • Louzhul The Undead
  • Nauzor The Undertaker
  • Nedulus The Putrid
  • Nezhar The Corrupted
  • Nioqir The Girish
  • Nocular The Fleshrender
  • Polazar The Manifested
  • Prirael The Soulkeeper
  • Raekhar The Necromancer
  • Ribrum The Mad
  • Roghor The Putrid
  • Sikai The Wraith
  • Stoudan The Hallowed
  • Stradhur The Unliving
  • Strazhul The Nightmare
  • Ubrezar The Black
  • Vradum The Reviver
  • Xarius The Paranoid
  • Xezor The Reaper
  • Xikar The Plaguebringer
  • Yagan The Mute
  • Yegrim The Putrid

Mage Names

In context, a mage is a gender-neutral name used to refer to magic-practicing people, unlike wizard and witch, which are used to refer to male and female magic users. The plural of a mage can either be mages or magi. In the list below, you'll find some really cool mage names for your character.

  • Justin Russo: In Wizards of Waverly Place, he happens to be the most intelligent wizard.
  • Max Russo: The youngest child amongst the Russo brothers. At some point in time, he stopped practising magic.
  • Artaud Terranova: Well known for his stunted physique and bad breadth, he was a powerful mage who belonged to the brotherhood of sorcerers.
  • Assire var Anahid: A fine mage who was one among those who founded the Lodge of Sorceresses. Fearless and strong, she served in the Nilfgaardian Empire.
  • Francesca Findabair: Also one among those that found the Lodge of Sorceresses, she was an elven sorceress and even ruled as queen over the Elves of Dol Blathana.
  • Fringilla Vigo: Originally a Nilfgaardian sorceress, she was an enchanting mage who was a member of the Lodge of Sorceresses,
  • Istredd: Though young and even serving as an apprentice, he was especially fond of archeology. His knowledge made him unique and earned him the respect of others.
  • Keira Metz: A sorceress in The Book of Elves who hails from Carreras. At some point in time, she served as an advisor to the powerful king Foltest of Temeria.
  • Lara Dorren: One of the eleven sorceresses and born to the family of Shiadhal and Auberon Muircetach. Her love story with Cregennan made for an interesting plot.
  • Lydia van Bredevoort: A sorceress who served multiple roles as a personal assistant to Vilgefortz and, interestingly, a painter.
  • Nicolas Flamel: Originally known as a scribe in France and a seller of manuscripts, rumors later had it that he discovered the philosopher's stone, which earned him immortality.
  • Morgan Le Fay: Popularly known as Lady Morgana and is a constant feature in the Legend of King Arthur.
  • Grigori Rasputin: Born in Russia on the 29th day of January 1869, he claimed to be a powerful and holy man who knew how to communicate with divine beings.
  • Abe no Seimei: Japanese legends has it that he was a specialist in chasing away evil spirits, carrying out exorcisms and scrutinizing strange happenings.
  • Michael Scot: A popular European scientist and mathematician during the Middle Ages. As time went on, he would later earn the reputation of a powerful wizard.
  • John Domingo: A black American who lived around the 1800s and was popularly known as a voodoo specialist. He was also known as one who mocked Jesus.
  • Marie Laveau: She lived during the early 19th century and was well known in New Orleans as a midwife, herbalist and voodoo practitioner.
  • John Dee: Born and raised in London, he specialized in divination, occult, astrology and other related fields. Well known in England from the late 1500s until the early 1600s when he died.
  • Aleister Crowley: An English magician who was born on the 12th day of October 1875. He was also a painter and an occultist, amongst other things.

Modern Day Wizards Names

Many think that wizards and people with magical powers are only fictional creatures, characters that are mere imaginations of the mind. This is not so. Perhaps one of the most intriguing facts about wizards is that they can and do appear as regular people, but their powers are by no means regular. So here's a list of very common names of real wizards who have lived in recent times.

  • Agnes Waterhouse: One of England's well-known witches. Also called Mother Waterhouse, she was one of the first women to be executed for witchcraft in England after confirming her familiar was a cat named Sathan.
  • Alice Kyteler: The first convicted witch in Irish history, according to records. There are no records of her after she escaped persecution and departed the nation to either England or Flanders. Her story has been chronicled in such novels as The Stone and The Kyteler Witch.
  • Angela de Barthe was purportedly a French woman who, in the 13th century, was found guilty of witchcraft and executed by the Inquisition. She has received a lot of attention for being the first person executed for witchcraft-related heresy. However, recent research has shown that a writer from the 15th century might have made up her story and trial.
  • Elizabeth Dunlop: Popularly called Bessie Dunlop of Lynn. She was "burned at stake" in Edinburgh for using magic spells, witchcraft, and incantations. However, she was a white witch, as the records show that she only used her magical ministrations and actions for healing and other positive purposes. 
  • George Pickingill: A nineteenth-century warlock who practised folk magic. He is said to have used magic to find misplaced items and offer remedies for illnesses, but he was also accused of threatening to curse others.
  • Gerald Gardner: The most influential practitioner of Paganism and Wicca through the '50s and '60s. Known by his craft name, "Scire," he is most famous for founding the Gardnerian Wicca tradition.
  • Gwen Ellis: In reference to Gwen Ferch Ellis, the first woman to be hanged by the Church in Wales for the crime of being a witch.
  • Laurie Cabot: American Witchcraft priestess. To protect the civil rights of witches worldwide, Laurie formed the Witches' League for Public Awareness as well as the Cabot Tradition of the Science of Witchcraft.
  • Leanne Marrama: Renowned witch and the High Priestess of the Raven Moon Coven, Leanne is a well-known author who specializes in Tarot, past lives and mediumship.
  • Margery Jourdemayne: Famously called the Witch of Eye Next Westminster, Margery Jourdemayne was a medieval English witch believed to have the power to resurrect the dead.
  • Marie Laveau: Famously called the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie was a renowned practitioner of Voodoo traditions in the New Orleans area in the nineteenth century. 
  • Mark Eadicicco: Mark Eadicicco is a prominent member of the NYC Pagan community who runs Practical Magick, "The Witch Shoppe of Staten Island."
  • Moll Dyer: A seventeenth-century herbal healer and witch whose spirit is said to still haunt Leonardtown, the town she lived in and from which she was chased out of her house.
  • Pendle Hill: Toponymic name associated with the Pendle witches who lived in this area. Their trial was said to have been the most famous witch trial of the 17th century. Out of twelve witches on trial, ten were charged guilty, one died in custody, and the other was freed.
  • Raven Grimmassi: American author and witch Raven, whose real name is actually Gary Charles Erbe, helped spread the cult of witchcraft known as Stregheria, which has Italian origins. Raven was the co-director of the Ash, Birch, and Willow lineage and had been a practising witch for more than 45 years until his death in 2019.
  • Raymond Buckland: Raymond Buckland is often called the Father of American Wicca as he popularized Gerald Gardner's teachings for the mainstream.
  • Scott Cunningham: Best known for authoring Neo-Wicca books that simplify complicated Wicca and Pagan concepts for readers.
  • Silver RavenWolf: A Powwower and respected Wiccan elder and a national figure whose books have focused on American New Age, Magick, Wicca and Witchcraft
  • Tamsin Blight: Famously called the "White Witch of Helston." Blight has been described as "unquestionably the best Cornish conjurer of the 19th century and one of Britain's most well-known hedgewitches."

Dark Wizard Names

As with most things in life, there's always the good and the bad. For some, being bad is usually more fun than good; hence, the names of dark wizards appear cooler than the names of good ones. If you are one of those who find villain names cool, you would undoubtedly find the names below a really great find.

  • Alder Trevil
  • Angeline Rathmere - Linked to Rathmere, who is said to have produced over 500 spells and potions before his strange disappearance in 1904.
  • Annalee Natas
  • Aries Pickerin - From the Pickering Salem witch trials.
  • Ashen Highmore
  • Ashera Cross
  • Aura Scarletwound
  • Avanth Church
  • Blade Depraysie
  • Carmilla Vixen
  • Cassara Murik
  • Cinder Diablos - The name "Diablos" is the Spanish term for the devil
  • Cyan Lovelace
  • Diadora Sangrey
  • Dream Caligari
  • Echo Shadowwalker
  • Eldon Periculum
  • Elegia Graeme
  • Eusmil Bloodworth
  • Frita Lestat
  • Gail Stone
  • Garnet Mortem
  • Gwin Lobo
  • Habitha Vigil
  • Harley Zayne
  • Harlot Brevil
  • Hegna Drach
  • Inigo Christian
  • Ivory Lestat
  • Juniper Storm
  • Kali Norwood
  • Katreena Drabek
  • Lace Shadowend
  • Lament Hook
  • Larc Drabek
  • Lithia Christian
  • Lorelei Stone
  • Lyndis Vigil
  • Maggart Church
  • Maleficent LynxMorden Cane
  • Morrow Von Stein
  • Morden Cane
  • Nash Onyx
  • Nebula Wolf
  • Nylora Drabek
  • Omen Frost
  • Pamela Moriarty
  • Pearl Graves
  • Princessa Dread
  • Rain Grimm
  • Raura Zorander - From Zeddicus Zorander, the wizard of the famed Legend of the Seeker series
  • Requiem Lestat
  • Riley Digby
  • Sarah Mock
  • Savina Aimes
  • Storm Howler
  • Suspiria Aura
  • Tituba Hart - Tituba is the name of the first woman to ever be accused of witchcraft in Salem.
  • Velorina Morgan - Gotten from one of the most popular witches in pop culture, Morgan Le Fay.
  • Velvet Maleficum - A twist of the name "Maleficient," the witch from the movie 'Sleeping Beauty.'
  • Veronika Highmore
  • Willow Vigil
  • Ymo Interfector
  • Yoko Vixen
  • Zillah Le Blank
  • Zofia Drach
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