101 Magical Wizard, Witch, and Warlock Names for Your Baby

Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on May 31st, 2022

If you’re someone who finds joy in a touch of the magical, a baby name meaning wizard, witch, or warlock might be just what you’re looking for. 

There are plenty of female and male baby names which literally mean ‘witch’, ‘wizard’, or ‘warlock’, but history or fantasy fans might choose to go another direction. There are also plenty of baby name options that memorialize famous figures in the history of witchcraft, as well as those that honor fictional wizards, witches, and warlocks from movies, television, books, and games.

Will one of these names cast a spell on you? Let’s find out!

Female baby names

  • Sen – In Japanese, this name refers to magical forest elves.
  • Hamamelis – Hamamelis is the scientific name for witch hazel. It stems from the Latin word for medlar.
  • Indraja – Indraja means “water witch” in Lithuanian.
  • Jadis – This name comes from the Turkish word for witch. It is also the name of the White Witch in C.S. Lewis’s “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
  • Mima – In Sanskrit, this name is said to be an offshoot of the word for witchcraft.
  • Beata – Beata is a feminine Finnish name that means “witch of the moon.”
  • Poludnitsa – Poludnitsa is a mythical Slavic spirit of day. She is said to curse people who cross or upset her.
  • Kupalnitsa – This witchy name refers to the Slavic goddess of night.
  • Pyewacket – According to legend, one alleged witch used this name to refer to “a familiar spirit.”
  • Vaduny – In Slavic, this name means “witch” or “sorceress.”
  • Zinta – Zinta is a spirited feminine name that means “magic” in Latvian.
  • Bormey – In Cambodian, Bormey is the name of the full moon. Magical things are said to happen when Bormey is present.
  • Gondul – Gondul is a character that is present in Old Norse mythology. She is said to have yielded a magic wand.
  • Hecate – Hecate was the Greek goddess of witchcraft, the night, ghosts, and the moon. This name can also be spelled Hekate.
  • Ondine – Ondine is the name of “mermaid.” This is the perfect name for someone looking for an enchanting moniker with a nautical twist.
  • Willow – Willow wood is often used in the occult practice of dowsing.
  • Satinka – This Native American moniker means “magic dancer.”
  • Xinyu – This Chinese name is said to mean “ruler of all ever powerful.”
  • Aelfdene– This charming name stems from old English. It means “from the Elfin valley.”
  • Bara – The Japanese typically translate this name as “joyful, magical princess.”
  • Althea – Althea means “Healing power.” This is also the name of the Greek god of healing and compassion.
  • Juniper – Many people believe that juniper contains magic. This plant has been used in Celtic rituals for centuries.
  • Lilith – Lilith is a demonic figure from the Jewish tradition. She is said to have been Adam’s wife before Eve.
  • Sorgina – Sorgina is the Basque name for witches and pagan priestesses.
  • Strega – Strega is the Italian word for “witch.” Strega Nona is the protagonist in a children’s series of the same name. It is about a silly old witch that lives in the country.
  • Gwydion – She was a master magician from Welsh mythology. The name Gwydion means “born of trees.”
  • Brown – Rowan is a type of wood that is often used in occult practices.
  • Luna – Luna means “moon” in Latin. This astronomical oddity is often associated with magic and the occult.
  • Shayla – This sweet Gaelic name means “from the fairies.”
  • Hestia – Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth and home. She is said to have energy-wielding powers.
  • Hazel – Hazel is yet another type of tree that’s wood is often used in the occult art of divination.
  • Medea – Medea is a priestess of the Greek goddess Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft.
  • Raven – Ravens are birds that are often associated with prophecy, death, and lost souls.
  • Hexe – This name means “witch” in German.
  • Sorciere – Sorcier translates to “witch” in French.

Male baby names

  • Bari – The ancient Scandinavian name for “magical being” is pretty spellbinding.
  • Phayon – Phayon is a Thai name that means “magically.”
  • Ramil – Derived from the Arabic word for “sand” and “magic,” Ramil is quite the enchanting moniker.
  • Phoenix – A phoenix is a mythological bird with magical powers.
  • Mulogo – In Uganda, this name means “wizard.”
  • Sennin – Sennin is a masculine Japanese name that means “genie” or “transcendent.”
  • Alfred – This name comes from the Germanic words for “elf” and “council.
  • Ambrose – This enchanting name means “immortal one” in Latin. We’re pretty sure no one lives that long without a little magic on their side.
  • Mage – A mage is a magician or wizard.
  • Jinx – Jinx is another word for a trick or curse. It can also be spelled Jynx.
  • Shadow – This playful moniker refers to that which lurks in dark spaces.
  • Bodhi – This Sanskrit name means “awakening” or “enlightenment.”
  • Bardo – Bardo Thodol is another name for the Tibetan Book of the Dead. While it’s certainly not a spellbook, this ancient text is rather enchanting.
  • Drudner – This is the name is given to male witches in German.

Fictional female names

  • Glinda – Glinda the Good Witch is a beloved character from L. Frank Baum’s Oz series.
  • Willow – Willow is a recurring character from the hit television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She becomes a witch in season four.
  • Zatanna – Zatanna is a fictional superhero and magician from DC Comics. She can be observed reciting magical spells and incantations.
  • Genie/Jeannie – Genie is a Greek girl’s name that means “well-born” or “noble.” Jeannie is the name of the 200-year-old genie from the classic television show “I Dream of Jeannie.”
  • Ursula – Ursula is the name of an evil sea witch from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
  • Hermoine – Hermoine can be quite the know-it-all, but she’s also one of Harry Potter’s most supportive friends at Hogwarts. This incredible Greek moniker will give your little one a better chance of snagging a position on Gryffindor.
  • Sabrina – This Latin name means “one from the river Severn.” It also happens to be the name of the main character in the long-running hit television series, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
  • Magica – Puella Magic Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series that tells the story of a magical artist collective. Madoka Magica is forced to relive the same events over and over.
  • Esmerelda – Esmerelda ‘Esme’ Hallow is a spellbound character from the hit television series “The Worst Witch.”
  • Violet – Violet Grim is a witch from the comic book series “Dogwitch.” Violet Grim is described as a magical outcast with psychotic fans. Violet also means “purple,” and we cannot think of a more fitting color for witches’ and warlocks’ gowns.
  • Morgana – Morgana is the name given to a character in the BBC series “Merlin.” The enchanting moniker is a fun take on the name Morgan, which is based on King Arthur’s enchanting sister, Morgan le Fay.
  • Melisandre – GOT fans will have trouble uniting over this name. It is the moniker of the hit series’ utterly dangerous but wholly irresistible Red Priestess.
  • Hettie – This Old Germanic name is a fun twist on Hedwig or Henrietta. Mad Hettie is also an accused witch from the comic “Sandman” and “Death: The High Cost of Living.”
  • Scarlet – Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda Maximoff, is a fictional character that appears in several Marvel comics. One of her magical talents is the ability to alter probability.
  • Tarot – Tarot is a witch warrior from the hit comic “Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose.”
  • Ginny – Ginny Weasley is the younger sister of Ron Weasly from “Harry Potter.” She’s a good witch and a member of Gryffindor.
  • Wendy – Wendy is a good little witch who loves traipsing about with Casper the Friendly Ghost. The English translation for this name is “friend.”
  • Edora – Endora is the main protagonist’s mother-in-law in the hit television series “Bewitched.” She just so happens to be a witch!

Fictional male names

  • Albus – If you’re familiar with J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter,” you probably know Professor Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts’ headmaster. This name means “bright” in Latin. Alby is a fun nickname for a wee magician.
  • Gandalf – Gandalf Grey is a powerful and knowledgeable wizard who is focused on defeating Lord Sauron in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
  • Sauron – Sauron is considered the Dark Lord of Mordor. Like Gandalf, he is a powerful wizard from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. His name translates to “abhorred” but it’s still got a nice ring to it!
  • Draco – Draco is the Latin word for “serpent” or “dragon.” Draco Malfoy is the son of a Death Eater and nemesis of Harry Potter in J.K. Rowling’s hit literary series.
  • Rebeus – Rubeus Hagrid is one of the most beloved characters from the hit series “Harry Potter.” The name Rubeus comes from the Latin word for red or ruby.
  • Jafar – Jafar is the main antagonist from Disney’s Aladdin. While he’s far from a likable character, he certainly has a knack for alchemy. The name Jafar is popular amongst Shia Muslims.
  • Prospero– Prospero is the main character in “The Tempest.” Shakespeare depicts him to have magical powers and governance over magical objects.
  • Septimus – “Septimus Heap” is a popular fantasy series. In it, a protagonist of the same name hones his magical powers as a wizard’s apprentice.
  • Neville – Neville Longbottom is a goofy yet pure-blood wizard from “Harry Potter.” The name Neville is of French origin. It means “new village.”
  • Shazam – Shazam is a magical superhero from Captain Marvel. His superpowers are delegated to him by the Greek gods. If you’re fond of this name but find it a bit intense, you might want to add it to your list of potential middle monikers.
  • Ganondorf – This grandiose name comes from “The Legend of Zelda.” Ganondorf Dragmire is portrayed as the “King of Thieves” and “Emperor of the Dark Realm.” He is armed with magical powers and immortality.
  • Potter – Potter is an English occupational name that means “maker of drinking vessels.” Of course, we’re pretty sure that this name’s recent increase in popularity is probably linked to the fact that it is also the surname of the main protagonist from the literary series “Harry Potter.”

Historical female names

  • Morgan – Morgan le Fay was a half-sister to King Arthur. She is said to have used magic to try and oust him from his position.
  • Agnes – Agnes Sampson was a Scottish midwife and healer who was eventually burned at the stake for allegedly practicing witchcraft.
  • Merga – Merga Bien was yet another alleged magic-maker.
  • Elizabeth – Elizabeth Parris was one of the first girls to be accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.
  • Tituba – Tituba was a slave and confessed witch from Salem, Massachusetts.
  • Moll – Moll is a feminine name that means “star of the sea.” It’s also the first name of a legendary Maryland woman who was accused of witchcraft.
  • Tamsin – This quaint English name translates to “twin.” It is the first name of a supposed hedge witch and healer from Cornwall.

Historical male names

  • Abraham – In “The Book of Abramelin,” Abraham is a Jew who is taught magic.
  • Nicolas – You might know Nicolas Flamel from the Harry Potter series, but did you know that he was a real alchemist and the actual inventor of the sorcerer’s stone.
  • Aleister – Aleister Crowley was a famed 20th-century practitioner of the occult.
  • Merlin – While Merlin is often depicted as a fictional wizard, he was, in fact, a real man. He lived during the 6th Century and fought as an English warrior king.
  • Seimei – He was coined “Merlin of Japan.” He is thought to be one of the greatest magicians to have ever lived.
  • Quelala – Quelala is a revolutionary and magical character from L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” He is responsible for single-handedly freeing the Winged Monkeys from a life of servitude.
  • Rasputin – Rasputin was a Siberian peasant who rose to notoriety as Russia’s royal wizard.
  • Salem – Salem may not be the name of a historical witch or warlock, but it is the township in which the first witch trials took place in America.
  • Eliphas – Eliphas Lei Zehed was the father of occultism. He worked alongside Baphomet, the winged, goat-headed figure that is regularly associated with the occult.
Emily Polash
Written by Emily Polash Updated on May 31st, 2022

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