126 Top Famous Wizard Names And Unique Wizard Name Ideas

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 03, 2020
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Why Famous Wizard Names?

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 magical 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.

Here are some 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 again.

What Parents Need To Know

Wizards can perform magic through intense study and practice and use it for good or bad.

Magic is a powerful tool that can bring great changes in the world if you use it for betterment and positivity.

Warlock is a person who has received magical abilities through his pact with a supernatural being and suddenly develops the powers once the magic in imbued into them by the supernatural being.

A mage is a gender-neutral name used to refer to magic-practicing people and is also the plural form of mages or magi.

What To Discuss With Kids

The word wizard is derived from Middle English, meaning 'a wise man'.

A wizard, mage, and sorcerer is a mythical person with the ability, power, and skills to use magic.

They are often shown to have a connection with fairies, gods, and supernatural beings.

There are many good wizards, for example, Dumbledore, who is funny, caring, kind, and an amazing mentor, and Harry Potter, who never gives up no matter what in the 'Harry Potter' series!

There is so much magic in the world if you look around, the butterflies, nature, and the seas; everything is magical if you start believing.

Famous Wizard, Witch, And Magic-User Names

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1. Albus Dumbledore - He is considered one of the greatest wizards of all time and the greatest headmaster of Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry.

2. 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.

3. Asa Vajda - She was a powerful princess of Moldova.

4. Baron Mordo - Short for Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo. A popular and influential character in the fictional Marvel American comic book. He is especially known for his magic arts, which he learned from the Ancient One.

5. 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.

6. Bonnie Bennett - The mighty yet empathetic witch of 'The Vampire Diaries' series, also Elena's best friend.

7. Cedric Diggory - A popular wizard featured in the 'Harry Potter' series. In 1990, he started attending Hogwarts Schools Of Witchcraft And Wizardry. This eventually led to him being a great wizard. He was sorted into House Hufflepuff.

8. 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.

9. Credence Barebone - He was known as the most powerful wizard of the 20th century and an expert in dark magic in the 'Harry Potter' series.

10. Elminster Aumar - Known as the 'Sage Of Shadowdale,' is a powerful wizard featured in several novels by Ed Greenwood, the creator of 'Forgotten Realms'.

11. Elvira Gulch - Also called Almira Gulch, she is the Wicked Witch's Kansas counterpart.

12. Evillene - The real name of The Wicked Witch Of The West, portrayed by Margaret Hamilton in 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz'.

13. 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 allow him to travel to other worlds and never return to Celes.

14. 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.

15. Gellert Grindelwald - Considered to be among the most powerful and notorious wizards of all time, Grindelwald has been portrayed as the antagonist in the Harry Potter franchise.

16. Godric Gryffindor - He was the founder of the Order Of The Phoenix, whose legacy played an extremely important role in defeating Voldemort.

17. 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 significant role in thwarting the evil plans of Lord Voldemort.

18. Kaecilius - A powerful wizard who belonged to the Masters Of The Mystic Arts group at some point.

19. Lo-Pan - He is a cruel and cunning magician in the movie 'Big Trouble In Little China' who only desires flesh once more to dominate the world.

20. 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.

21. Maleficent - The dark sorceress and malevolent antagonist in the 'Sleeping Beauty' feature movie. Based on the evil fairy godmother character, Maleficient is the very incarnation of evil.

22. Marcia Overstrand - An energetic and astonishing wizard featured in the 'Septimus Heap' series. She was so powerful that she had an apprentice named Septimus.

23. 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.

24. Merlin - is the famous warlock from Arthurian legends, considered the most powerful wizard ever to have existed. Merlin is frequently shown as a master shapeshifter who can summon full biblical storms and make fire fall from the sky.

25. Mordenkainen - A potent 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 fundamental laws exist in every domain.

26. Morgan Le Fay - Unquestionably one of the most fascinating and varied characters in pop culture history. This powerful witch has been portrayed as a very different, sometimes even conflicting, character, as one of the nine fairies in Irish mythology.

27. Neville Longbottom - A pure-blood Gryffindor 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, receiving all the training to help him become a more confident and competent wizard.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. Queen Ravenna - The selfish, oppressive, and manipulative witch in the movie 'Snow White And The Huntsman', who keeps her beauty by draining the youth of fair ladies.

31. Quentin Collins - Introduced in the flashback storyline. Using his knowledge of supernatural powers, he developed a device labeled 'Stairway Through Time'.

32. 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.

33. Rincewind - Popularly known in the 'Discworld' novels written by Terry Pratchett, he is a powerful wizard. Though he started as a poor student at the Unseen University Of Wizards, this did not deter him from eventually becoming a powerful wizard.

34. Salazar Slytherin - He was the founder of the Slytherin house who was prejudiced against Muggles. He was an expert in the Dark Arts and was a powerful politician. His house colors are green and silver, and their representative animal is a snake.

35. Sarah Bailey - After moving to 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 evil intentions of her fellow witches, and she did all she could to right their wrongs.

36. Saruman - He is also named Saruman The White. In the third age, he was the first of the order of wizards to venture into middle earth as emissaries of the Valar. He practiced dark magic, leading him to an unhealthy quest for power.

37. 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 he enrolled in the Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry alongside Harry Potter.

38. Seishiro Sakurazuka - One of the main characters in the 'Tokyo Babylon Clamp' manga, created with Subaru and his twin sister Hokuto. He is featured in several series and is loved for using his powers for the greater good of the world in general.

39. 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 spying on Voldemort for Dumbledore.

40. Shang Tsung - An old but powerful wizard in 'Mortal Kombat' who, through magic and science, uses the souls of other warriors to fuel his own life force and boost his cosmic abilities.

41. 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."

42. Sirius Black - The fascinating character of the 'Harry Potter' series. He was called the most loyal and bravest wizard of all time. He could turn into a black dog whenever possible using his magic abilities. He was also called Padfoot owing to his black dog Animagus.

43. Stephen Strange - He started off as an ingenious but haughty neurosurgeon.

Eventually, he was involved in a car crash leading to losing the stability in his hands. This was the beginning of his journey in magic as he sought every means possible to get his stable 'surgeon' 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.

44. 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.

45. 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

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46. Alatar The Warlock - He is one of the few to survive the old world and became a highly skilled warlock at a young age.

47. Caleb Danvers - He is the head 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 September 9, 1988, at precisely 11:12 a.m.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. Gargamel - An evil warlock featured in The Smurfs whose main objective is to wipe out any and every trace of the Smurfs.

51. Giles Redferne - An experienced warlock who specializes in witch-hunting. He has strong fighting skills, can time travel, and has excellent mastery of magic.

52. Gwydion Fa Don - A young warlock who was initially ostracized to protect him from dark magic. He mastered a lot of magical arts, including teleportation.

53. Jareth the Goblin King - A powerful warlock and main antagonist in the 1986 movie Labyrinth.

54. Lucius Prince - A mighty 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 danger.

55. Magnus Bane - He has lived as a high warlock in Brooklyn for centuries. He worked alongside and fought against many Down Worlders and Shadow Hunters during all those years. He was first introduced in 'The Mortal Instrument' series and is often tied with the character Alec.

56. Mr. Gold - A half-human character in the series 'Once Upon A Time' with evil intentions toward his fellow residents in Storybrooke.

57. 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.

58. 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 find out later that Chase Collins was behind that dastardly act.

59. Rumplestiltskin - A powerful warlock in the 'Once Upon A Time' novel gifted with the power to overturn curses and turn straw into gold. Having him as a friend would be a good idea, but the downside is that you must pay his asking price before he does anything.

60. The Ice King - He played the role of the secondary antagonist in 'Adventure Time'. Though he may be soft sometimes, do not be fooled; he can turn against anyone anytime.

61. Tyler Simms - He is the youngest member in The Covenant, well known as a super creative warlock.

62. 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.

Mage And Sorcerer Names

63. Abe No Seimei - Japanese legends say that he was a specialist in chasing away evil spirits, carrying out exorcisms, and scrutinizing strange happenings.

64. Aleister Crowley - An English magician born on October 12, 1875. He was also a painter and an occultist, amongst other things.

65. Artaud Terranova - Well known for his stunted physique and bad breadth, he was a powerful mage who belonged to the brotherhood of sorcerers.

66. 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.

67. Francesca Findabair - Also one among those that founded the Lodge Of Sorceresses, she was an elven sorceress and even ruled as queen over the Elves Of Dol Blathanna.

68. Fringilla Vigo - Originally a Nilfgaardian sorceress, she was an enchanting mage who was a member of the Lodge Of Sorceresses,

69. Grigori Rasputin - Born in Russia on January 21, 1869, he claimed to be a powerful and holy man who knew how to communicate with divine beings.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. Justin Russo - In 'Wizards Of Waverly Place', he is the most intelligent wizard.

73. Keira Metz - A sorceress in 'Witcher 3' who hails from Carreras. At some point, she served as an advisor to the powerful king Foltest of Temeria.

74. 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 exciting plot.

75. Lydia Van Bredevoort - A sorceress who served multiple roles as a personal assistant to Vilgefortz and, interestingly, a painter.

77. Max Russo - The youngest child amongst the Russo brothers. At some point in time, he stopped practicing magic.

78. 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.

79. Morgan Le Fay - Popularly known as Lady Morgana, a fairy enchantress in Arthurian Legend.

80. 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.

Modern-Day Wizards Name

81. 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.

82. Laurie Cabot - American Witchcraft priestess. To protect the civil rights of witches worldwide, Laurie formed the Witches' League for Public Awareness and the Cabot Tradition of the Science of Witchcraft.

83. Leanne Marrama - Renowned witch and the High Priestess of the Raven Moon Coven, Leanne is a well-known author specializing in Tarot, past lives, and mediumship.

84. Mark Eadicicco - Mark Eadicicco is a prominent member of the NYC Pagan community who runs Practical Magick, 'The Witch Shoppe Of Staten Island'.

85. Raven Grimassi - American author and witch Raven, whose real name is 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 practiced sorcery for more than 45 years until his death in 2019.

86. Raymond Buckland - Raymond Buckland is often called the Father Of American Wicca as he popularized Gerald Gardner's teachings for the mainstream.

87. Scott Cunningham - Best known for authoring Neo-Wicca books that simplify complicated Wicca and Pagan concepts for readers.

88. Silver RavenWolf - A Powwower and respected Wiccan elder and a national figure whose books have focused on American New Age, Magick, Wicca, and Witchcraft

89. 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.

Wizard Titles

90. The Corrupted

91. The Corruptor

92. The Dark

93. The Eradicator

94. The Examiner

95. The Experimenter

96. The Extinguisher

97. The Haggard

98. The Hallowed

99. The Immortal

100. The Inquisitor

111. The Mad

112. The Manifested

113. The Necromancer

114. The Nightmare

115. The Paranoid

116. The Plaguebringer

117. The Putrid

118. The Reaper

119. The Reviver

120. The Soulkeeper

121. The Tyrant

122. The Undead

123. The Undertaker

124. The Unliving

125. The White

126. The Wrath

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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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