29 Witch Baby Names

Learn the meaning and origins of popular witch baby names

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Witchcraft dates back many centuries and has roots all over the world. But while witches may have gotten a bad rap in many cultures, there are a lot of witchy characters in pop culture that have become beloved by readers and viewers. In fact, these witches are the perfect name option if you're about to welcome a new addition into the family. These witch baby names draw inspiration from famous witches in history, witches in pop culture, and even some things that evoke witchy feelings.

Giving your little one a witch baby name doesn't necessarily ensure they'll turn out to be magical themselves, but it does show your friends and family how much you enjoy popular witches like Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus or how much you know about the history of witchcraft.

Agnes

  • OriginGreek
  • Meaning: Pure, chaste
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aggie
  • Famous Namesakes: Agnes Sampson was a famous midwife and accused witch in Scotland in the 1500s.
  • Peak Popularity: Agnes is a popular name from the early 1900s. It peaked in 1911.

Alexandra

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Defender of the people
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Alex, Alexis, Alexandria, Lexi
  • Famous Namesakes: Alexandra is one of the witches in the show The Witches of Eastwick.
  • Peak Popularity: Alexandra peaked in 1996.

Fiona

  • OriginScottish
  • Meaning: White, fair
  • Famous Namesakes: Fiona is a witch in American Horror Story: Coven.
  • Peak Popularity: Fiona began growing in popularity in the 1990s. It peaked in 2017.

Glinda

  • OriginEnglish
  • Meaning: Pretty
  • Famous Namesakes: Glinda is one of the most well-known witches in pop culture. She's the good witch in The Wizard of Oz.
  • Peak Popularity: Glinda was most popular in the 1950s.

Hermione

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Interpreter
  • Famous Namesakes: Hermione Granger is one of the central characters in the Harry Potter stories. She's an intelligent witch and Harry Potter's best friend.
  • Peak Popularity: Hermione has not made the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States.

Hilda

  • OriginGerman
  • Meaning: Battle armor
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Hildy
  • Famous Namesakes: Hilda is one of the aunts in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • Peak Popularity: Hilda peaked in 1903.

Jane

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Janie
  • Famous Namesakes: Jane is one of the witches in The Witches of Eastwick.
  • Peak Popularity: Jane was popular in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Jasper

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Treasurer
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jas
  • Famous Namesakes: Jasper is a healing crystal that some believe can nurture the spirit.
  • Peak Popularity: Jasper was a popular name in the early 1900s but it is growing in popularity again.

Luna

  • OriginItalian
  • Meaning: Moon
  • Famous Namesakes: Luna Lovegood is a beloved witch in the Harry Potter franchise.
  • Peak Popularity: Luna continues to grow in popularity. It peaked in 2021 at No. 11.

Marie

  • OriginFrench
  • Meaning: Of the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Mary, Maria
  • Famous Namesakes: Marie Laveau was known as the Voodoo Queen in New Orleans in the 1800s.
  • Peak Popularity: Marie peaked in 1904 at No. 7.

Marnie

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: From the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Marny
  • Famous Namesakes: Marnie is the main witch in the Halloweentown movies.
  • Peak Popularity: Marnie peaked in 1969.

Mary

  • OriginHebrew
  • Meaning: Of the sea
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Marry, Marie, Maria
  • Famous Namesakes: Mary is one of the witchy sisters in Hocus Pocus.
  • Peak Popularity: Mary was the top baby name for baby girls born in the U.S. from 1900 to 1946 and again from 1953 to 1961.

Minerva

  • OriginLatin
  • Meaning: Wisdom
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Minnie
  • Famous Namesakes: Minerva McGonagall is one of the professors at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter stories.
  • Peak Popularity: Minerva is an old-fashioned name that peaked in 1901.

Pansy

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Violet flower
  • Famous Namesakes: Pansy Parkinson is a Slytherin witch in Harry Potter.
  • Peak Popularity: Pansy peaked in 1904.

Phoebe

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Bright, shining
  • Famous Namesakes: Phoebe is one of the sister witches in the show Charmed.
  • Peak Popularity: Phoebe continues to see growth, peaking in 2021.

Piper

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Flute player
  • Famous Namesakes: Piper is one of the sister witches in the show Charmed.
  • Peak Popularity: Piper peaked in 2016.

Prue

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Cautious, intelligent
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Prudence
  • Famous Namesakes: Prue is one of the sister witches in the show Charmed, and Prudence is a witch on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV show.
  • Peak Popularity: Prue hasn't made the most popular baby names list, but Prudence peaked in 1943.

Sabrina

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: From the River Severn
  • Famous Namesakes: Sabrina the teenage witch is one of the most popular witches in fiction.
  • Peak Popularity: Sabrina peaked in 1997.

Samantha

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: As told by God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Sam, Sammi
  • Famous Namesakes: Samantha is the beloved witch in the show and movie Bewitched.
  • Peak Popularity: Samantha was in the top 10 baby names for girls born in 1988 to 2006.

Sapphire

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Gemstone
  • Famous Namesakes: The sapphire stone was once believed to be able to protect from harm and bring prosperity.
  • Peak Popularity: Sapphire hasn't yet made the top baby names list.

Sarah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Princess
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Sara
  • Famous Namesakes: Sarah is one of the witches in Hocus Pocus.
  • Peak Popularity: Sarah was most popular in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Sukie

  • OriginJapanese
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Suki
  • Famous Namesakes: Sukie is one of the characters in The Witches of Eastwick.
  • Peak Popularity: Sukie does not appear on the most popular baby names list.

Sybil

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Prophets
  • Famous Namesakes: Sybil Leek is a popular witch from recent history who was also an author and astrologer.
  • Peak Popularity: Sybil peaked in 1919.

Ursula

  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Female bear
  • Famous Namesakes: Ursula the sea witch is the antagonist in The Little Mermaid.
  • Peak Popularity: Ursula was most popular in the early 1900s.

Wanda

  • OriginPolish
  • Meaning: A slender, young tree
  • Famous Namesakes: WandaVision's Wanda is also known as the Scarlet Witch.
  • Peak Popularity: Wanda was a popular name in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Willow

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the willow grove
  • Famous Namesakes: Willow is a witch in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Peak Popularity: Willow continues to grow in popularity with its biggest years being the late 2010s.

Winnie

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Peace friend
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Winifred
  • Famous Namesakes: Winnie is one of the witches in Hocus Pocus.
  • Peak Popularity: Winnie peaked in 1901.

Zelda

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Strong woman
  • Famous Namesakes: Zelda is one of the aunts in Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • Peak Popularity: Zelda was most popular in the early 1900s. It peaked in 1911.
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