100 Best Greek Cat Names

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 01, 2020
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Greek mythology cat names can really add a certain appeal to your cat.

You can use ancient Greek names for cats to highlight a personality trait. Cat names derived from a Greek God or Goddess can also be used to nod to the origins of your Aegean or Greek cat.

If you are fond of ancient Greek lore, you will find this list of the best Greek cat names helpful. We have listed the best Greek cat names from Greek history and mythology.

You will find the names of famous and infamous Greek Gods and Goddesses,  from Zeus to Ares or Oedipus for your male cat.

Or, why not name your female cat after the Goddess of the moon, Selene or Persephone, the Goddess of grain and vegetation. You can also choose to use gender neutral names from the Greek language such as Dion, Onyx, and Phoenix.

Greek cat names give you lots of options to play around with.

You could name your male cat after a Greek Titan you admire, or honor your female cat by naming her after a Greek Goddess (of the moon, of love and beauty, or something else, the choice is yours).

If your feline friend is of a certain temperament, you could look for cat names from Greek mythology that fondly describe this disposition of theirs.

No matter what, you are sure to find a Greek cat name that is befitting for your cat.

Did you know that 'gata' is Greek for cat, and 'cattus' is the Latin term used to denote cats? Interestingly, the Greek Goddess Bastet is commonly believed to be the God of cats in Greek mythology.

Amusing, isn’t it? Several Greek names derive from its rich mythological literature, its Gods, Goddesses, and even it demons.

Why choose ordinary names for your darling cats when you can give them a divine, meaningful name sourced from ancient Greek lore? We have listed multiple Greek and Greek-inspired names that you could call your male and female cats below.

For more cat names ideas, take a look at these Egyptian cat names and these Russian cat names.

Greek Mythology Inspired Cat Names

In this section, we have listed some God names for cats and Goddess names for cats, as sourced from Greek mythology.

   1. Adonis (Phoenician Origin) meaning “Lord.” It refers to a handsome young Greek god.

   2. Ares – Originating from Ares, God of war.

   3. Anubis (Egyptian Origin) meaning “God of death.”

   4. Atlas – From the mythical Greek Titan who shoulders the world. The name means “support.”

   5. Argo – Greek mythological word, meaning “ship" that carried Jason on his quest for the Golden Fleece.

   6. Bellerophon – Another Greek God’s name, meaning “tamer of Pegasus.”

   7. Briareos – Meaning “stout and strong”. Briareos was a hundred-armed Titan in Greek literature.

   8. Belen – Meaning “spear or arrow.”

   9. Cadmus – Meaning “the one who excels.”

   10. Chaos – Primeval Greek God. The name means “void state.”

   11. Cronus – Indicating the Greek God Chronos, the youngest of the first generation of Greek Titans, father of Zeus.

   12. Cyebele - From the Greek Goddess of nature.

   13. Crete – From the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean.

   14. Dionysus – From the Greek God of wine and fertility, son of Zeus.

   15. Demeter – From the Greek Goddess of grain and harvest, sister to Zeus.

   16. Delphi – From the Greek city that was home to the Oracle of the Ancient Greeks.

   17. Deucalion – Son of Prometheus, who survived the floods commanded by Zeus.

   18. Dodona – Oldest Hellenic Oracle, believed to be the Oracle of Zeus.

   19. Dione – Meaning “divine one.”

   20. Ephialtes – From the Greek God of nightmares.

  21. Epimetheus – The name of another Greek God. The name means “afterthought.”

   22. Etna – The name of a Greek nymph, meaning “to burn.”

  23. Europe – From Europa, one of Zeus’ lovers. The name means “where the sun sets.”

   24. Evan – Short form of the name Evangelos, meaning “good messenger.”

   25. Eros – Son of Aphrodite, Goddess of love.

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Greek Goddess Names For Female Cats

Find below a comprehensive list of Greek female cat names, inspired by Greek Goddesses.

   26. Aphrodite – From the Goddess of love and beauty.

   27. Artemis – Greek huntress Goddess, daughter of Zeus.

   28. Athena – From Athena,  Goddess of wisdom from Greek mythos. Athena was also the female God of war.

   29. Amalthea – Meaning “nurturing Goddess”, the anme of the Goddess who nourished Greek God Zeus.

   30. Alcmene – Meaning “strong in wrath.” Alcmene was a mortal Princess who birthed the Titan, Hercules.

  31. Chimera – Meaning “fire breathing female monster.”

   32. Cora – The name of one of Zeus’ many daughters, meaning “just and good.”

   33. Cyrena – Meaning “enchanting,” traced from the name of the Mother of Aristaeus in Greek mythology.

   34. Calista – Meaning “most beautiful.”

   35. Cleo – Meaning “to make famous,” identified as the muse of history in the Greek mythical landscape.

   36. Damaris – Meaning “gentle.” She is mentioned in the Bible.

   37. Delphina – Meaning “woman from the Greek city of Delphi.”

   38. Damara – Damara, meaning “gentle,” is another form of the name Damaris.

   39. Effie – Abbreviated form of the Greek name Euphemia, meaning “well spoken.”

  40. Feodora – Derived from Theodora, meaning “God’s gift.”

   41. Gaia – Meaning “earth.”

   42. Hera – An Olympian Goddess, wife, and sister to Zeus. She is the Goddess of marriage.

   43. Hestia – Meaning “heart”. Hestia was the Greek Goddess of domesticity.

   44. Hebe – Goddess of forgiveness in Greek mythology, the word means “youth.”

   45. Iris – Greek messenger Goddess, meaning “rainbow.”

   46. Konstantina – Female form of Constantine, meaning “steadfast.”

   47. Kyra – Feminine form of Kyrios, meaning “lady.”

   48. Metis – Meaning “quality combining cunning and wisdom.” Metis was a second generation Greek Titaness.

   49. Medusa – Meaning “protectress.” She was one of the three Gorgons in Greek myth.

   50. Nastassia – Female form of the Greek name Anastasios, meaning “resurrection.”

Greek God Names For Your Male Cat

You can find a selection of Greek cat names for your male cats listed here.

   51. Apollo – Meaning “destroyer,” denotes the Greek God of sun.

   52. Achilles – Mythical hero of the Greek Iliad who was slain in the Trojan War.

   53. Aegean – Derived from Aegeas, the Greek God of storm.

   54. Hermes – Greek God of commerce, identified with the Roman Mercury.

   55. Hades – Greek God of the Underworld, brother to Zeus, Demeter, and Poseidon.

   56. Heracles – Pride of Hera, famous divine hero in Greek myth.

   57. Hephaeustus – Greek God of fire and metalworking.

   58. Hypnos – Meaning “sleep.” The Greek God Hypnos was sleep personified.

   59. Iapetus – Meaning “to pierce.” Iapetus was the father of Atlas in Greek mythology.

   60. Ja – Meaning “magnetic,” Ja was the Greek God of choices.

   61. Jason – Greek leader of the Argonauts.

   62. Oceanus – Personification of the earth-surrounding ocean, from the Greek word Okeanos.

   63. Oedipus – King of Thebes, infamous for committing patricide.

   64. Otus – Greek mythological giant, one half of the Aloadae.

   65. Pan – Greek God of the wild. Pan has horns just like a Satyr.

   66. Prometheus – Meaning “forethinker,” name of a primary Greek titan.

   67. Pirithous – King of the Lapiths in Greek mythology. Pirithous was Theseus’s best friend, according to ancient Greek lore.

   68. Poseidon – Greek God of the sea. The Greeks identified Poseidon with Neptune.

   69. Theseus – Early King of Athens, according to ancient Greek legends.

   70. Titan – The Titans were pre-Olympian Gods and Goddesses.

   71. Uranus – Meaning “heaven personified.” Uranus was the Father of the Titans.

   72. Zeus – The Supreme God. Zeus is the God of the sky.

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Other Miscellaneous Greek Cat Names

The Greek language is a treasure trove of unique meaningful names; we have listed some more Greek cat names for you below.

   73. Athens – Name of a Greek city, derived from Athena, Goddess of wisdom.

   74. Caucasus – Meaning derived from Greek myth, indicating one of the pillars supporting the world.

   75. Darius – Meaning “Kingly or rich.”

   76. Dimitri – Meaning “devoted to the Greek God Demeter.”

   77. Hecate – Goddess of magic and witchcraft.

   78. Icarus – The son of Dedalus, who escaped from Crete.

   79. Ilium – Former name of the Greek city of Troy.

   80. Karan – Meaning “pure.”

   81. Metis – Meaning “craft, wisdom.” Metis was an Oceanid Titan.

   82. Maximus – Meaning “maximum.” Maximum was an accomplished Greek writer and philosopher.

   83. Nikolaos – Meaning “victory of the people.”

   84. Nyx – The name of the Goddess of the night.

   85. Nike – Nike was the Goddess of victory in Greek myth.

   86. Olympus – Meaning “abode of the Gods” in Greek myth.

   87. Ossa – Ossa was famous for her wrath in Greek legends.

  88. Orion – Zeus placed Orion as a constellation among the stars.

   89. Pyrrha – Greek mythological equivalent of the Biblical character Noah.

   90. Rhea – Pre-Hellenic Goddess of female fertility and motherhood.

   91. Sicily – Ancient Greek city, the site of many incidents and events in Greek history and mythology.

   92. Salamis – Ancient Greek nymph and daughter of water God.

   93. Sirius – Meaning “glowing.”

  94. Tyche – The name of the Goddess of chance.

   95. Tartarus – Meaning “deep abyss.” Tartarus was used for tormenting and individuals in Greek myth.

   96. Themistocles – Meaning “glory of the law.” Themistocles was an ancient Greek naval strategist.

   97. Titania – Female form of the Greek word Titan, meaning “giant.”

   98. Tethys – Meaning “nurse or grandmother.” She was the Greek Goddess of freshwater.

   99. Theo – Meaning “God.” Thea and Theodora are all female forms of this name.

   100. Taryn – Meaning “innocent and tender.”

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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