50 Wiccan And Pagan Baby Names For Boys And Girls

Pagan baby names honor nature and its elements. These names reflect the thought that God exists everywhere. If you wish to choose something unconventional for your baby, these pagan names would be a great choice. To give a pagan name to a baby, you may have to go through many cultures and religions of the world. However, since an infinite list could be exhausting, we share a few famous pagan names here that emulate mysticism and enchantment.

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Pagan And Wiccan Baby Names For Boys

1. Rowan

Celtic names are highly popular with the Pagans since most of their traditions come from the Old Celtic practices. One such name is Rowan, which means ‘tree.’

2. Fergus

Fergus is believed to be the name of royalty in the Pictish tribes. This name means ‘strong and manly’ and sounds such too!

3. Bedwyr

This moniker comes from the proto-Celtic word that means ‘knower of the grave.’

4. Cadmun

Cadmun is an Anglo-Saxon name, meaning ‘warrior.’ It’s also the name of the first English poet.

5. Aidan

Aidan, the alternate spelling for Aiden, means ‘small fire.’ It’s one of the most popular names in the United States right now.

6. Llyr

Llyr is the mythical king found in the Celtic legend. He is also known as the god of the sea.

7. Finn

This pagan boy’s name comes from folklore and belonged to the hunter and warrior whose hair turned gray prematurely, giving him the name Finn.

8. Adonis

Adonis is the Greek god of vegetation and rebirth who is worshiped in some religions for untold eons.

9. Neptune

Neptune is the name of Roman god of the sea. This moniker would be a bit tough for your son to carry.

10. Gawain

In the Arthurian legend, Gawain was the defender of the weak. In a tale, he is depicted as battling the Green Knight in the conflict between Paganism and Christianity.

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The name Gawain has Welsh origin and means “white falcon,” “white hawk,” or “little hawk.”

11. Desmond

This debonair and sophisticated name means ‘a knowledgeable man.’ It’s also tied with Bishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

12. Caradoc

We couldn’t find a name more apt than this. Caradoc is a Welsh name, meaning ‘dearly loved.’

13. Herne

Herne is the name of the Hunter god of forest and vegetation.

14. Angus

In Celtic mythology, Angus is a God of wisdom and good humor. The meaning of Angus is ‘one who is special and unique’.

15. Pagan

You can even go for the straightforward name Pagan, which means ‘from the country.’ Writer Anne Tyler used it for her son.

16. Castor

Castor is the name of one of the twins that make up Gemini constellation. This cutting edge name was used by James Hetfield of Metallica.

17. Pollux

How can Castor be complete without Pollux? Pollux is the brother constellation of Gemini. It means ‘crown.’

18. Lysander

Lysander is the creative alternative to Alexander. It means ‘liberator.’

19. Fox

This simple and sleek animal name is backed with a long history of usage. Fox would sound great in the middle. Julia and Hunter, parents to a baby boy, shared that Fox was on their list of preferred baby names when Julia was expecting. Julia says, “Another name we love but I know some people have named their baby Fox. We just think that’s so cute and also Fox has a lot of spiritual meaning for us.” Hunter adds to this by saying how the fox has manifested in various life situations, earning its status as their cherished spirit animal (i).

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Fox can be a great name to go with other short names like Dax, Max, Drax, Jax, etc.

20. Leaf

This nature name reminds us of Richard Leaf, the British actor.

21. Percival

Percival is a French name, meaning ‘one who pierces the valley.’ The original Percival was a Knight of the Round Table.

22. Cedric

This Celtic moniker, meaning ‘bounty’ also featured in Walter Scott’s novel “Ivanhoe.”

23. Albus

The Latin name, meaning ‘white’ now has the stamp of “Harry Potter.”

24. Evander

Evander was the name of the hero of the Trojan War. It means ‘good man.’

25. Stone

Some people may find this name severe and harsh, but the fact is that an increasing number of parents are moving towards such robust, single syllable names.

Pagan And Wiccan Baby Names For Girls

26. Calliope

This pagan girl name Calliope, belonging to the music of epic poetry, means ‘beautiful voice.’ It’s also the name of a musical instrument.

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Calliope (also spelled Kalliope) was the eldest of the Muses in Greek mythology. She was the goddess of music, dance, song, and eloquence. Calliope is also the mother of Orpheus.

27. Grainne

This unique moniker is associated with the daughter of Cormac mac Airt in the Irish mythology.

28. Bronwen

Bronwen, meaning ‘fair and blessed’ is the daughter of Llyr, the sea god.

29. Luighseach

This moniker could be confusing for some people. Luighseach, the version of Lucy is pronounced as ‘Lee-shock’.

30. Aradia

Looking for something unusual? Pick Aradia, the name of the Italian witch popularized in “Gospel of the Witches”, Charles Leland’s book.

31. Fionnula

In the Irish Mythology, Fionnula is Llyr’s daughter who was transformed into a swan for 900 years.

32. Ceridwen

Ceridwen, the Celtic goddess of poetry has a name as poetic as her. Ceridwen means ‘beautiful as a poem.’

33. Glenys

This name refers to someone living in a glen. Their alternate spellings are Glennis and Glynis.

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Glenys is a Welsh origin name that means “pure or holy.”

34. Thalia

Thalia is a Greek name and means ‘to blossom.’ It was the name of one of the three Graces.

35. Rowena

Rowena is the name of one of the heroines in Walter Scot’s “Ivanhoe’. It means ‘slender and fair.’

36. Roisin

Roisin is the diminutive of Rose and aptly means ‘little rose.’ This name is pronounced as ‘roy-shin’.

37. Ariadne

Ariadne is the name of the Greek goddess of fertility. Her name means ‘most holy.’

38. Persephone

Persephone is the name of the Greek goddess of spring and the Queen of Underworld.

39. Nimue

In the Arthurian legend, Nimue was the sorceress who stole Lancelot when he was an infant. This name means ‘memory.’

40. Brigitte

Brigitte is the French version of Brighid and means ‘strength.’ The correct pronunciation of this name is brih-ZHEET.

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One of the most common variations of Brigitte is Bridget. This name was made popular by the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary.

41. Echo

Here’s a name loads of reverberations. Echo is the name of the nymph in the Greek mythology.

42. Demeter

Demeter is the name of the Greek goddess of agriculture, harvest and grain. You can also go with its variation Demetria.

43. Daisy

Daisy is the fresh and energetic flower name, which was originally a nickname for Margaret.

44. Soleil

Soleil is an attractive French name, meaning ‘sun.’ It’s been used in the United States since the 1920s.

45. Brynn

Brynn is a gentle, yet substantial Welsh name, meaning ‘hill.’

46. Gaia

Gaia is the mythological goddess of earth. Emma Thompson used this name for her daughter.

47. Willow

Willow is the name of an ancient tree featuring in literature from Shakespeare to “Harry Potter”. This magic tree is believed to possess magical powers.

48. Autumn

This crisp season name is getting increasingly popular with the pagans. And it sounds great too!

49. Amber

Amber is a lovely gemstone name, ranking at #334 spot on the Social Security List.

50. Galatea

In the Greek mythology, Galatea was a woman with incredibly pale skin. She was Pygmalion’s inspiration behind “My Fair Lady”.

Would you opt for a wiccan or pagan name for your son or daughter? Share your views with us in the comment section!

Discover More Names

When you have to choose a name for your baby, a few hundreds of names may not be just enough. Keep digging our mine of baby names until you find that one precious gem.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there any variations or alternate spellings of pagan baby names?

Yes, there are variations in spellings of Pagan baby names. Several names have undergone spelling, sound, and shortening changes. Often, these names are used as middle names or as nicknames.

2. Are there any special considerations when choosing a pagan baby name?

When choosing a Pagan baby name, parents should consider how the name sounds, the meaning of the name, the roots, and the culture from which the name is derived, and research how popular and socially acceptable the name is.

3. How has the popularity of pagan baby names changed over time?

Pagan baby names are some of the most common names used as surnames in the US.

Wiccan and Pagan baby names are earth-based and take inspiration from nature and have Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Roman origins. A few of them are also inspired by ancient mythologies and old Celtic practices. Wiccan and Pagan baby names are thus an excellent choice for parents who wish to give their babies a unique title that inspires harmony with nature. Now that you know the most popular Wiccan and Pagan names and their meanings, we hope you can make an informed decision and find a suitable moniker for your baby.

Infographic: Exotic Pagan Names For A Baby Girl Or Boy

Inspired by nature and its other elements, Pagan culture mostly depicts the Gods and Goddesses and influences of various religions and mythologies. So, if you’re intrigued by the vibes of Paganism and looking for a unique name for your baby, consider the infographic below for some cool choices.

wiccan and pagan baby names with meanings (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • The Wiccan and Pagan cultures are schools of belief that revolve around nature and its elements.
  • You may consider names such as Cadmun, meaning ‘warrior,’ Pollux, meaning ‘crown,’ and Roisin, meaning ‘little rose’ for your baby.
  • Giving your child a name inspired by Pagan culture not only be an unconventional choice but also inspire them to harmonize with nature.

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Arshi Ahmed did her graduation from Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, and post graduation in English from Lovely Professional University. With nearly four years of experience, she specializes in writing baby names articles as she loves to help new parents find a name for their child.

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Srija holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Calcutta and a PG Diploma in Editing and Publishing from Jadavpur University. Her interest in editing ranges across niches, including academics, human psychology, and child development.

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