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Magical Witch and Warlock Baby Names

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Think you shouldn't name your baby after a witch? Think again

If we've learned anything over the past decade, it's that being a witch, wizard or a warlock is a thing of wonder and magic — not evil. Which is great, because it opens us up to a whole new world of enchanting baby names. Thank you Harry Potter.

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From Arthurian legend and Greek mythology to Disney movies and Tolkien, we’ve sourced a ton of awesome names. Whether you're into magic and sorcery or just like beautiful names from pop culture, there's at least one witch, wizard or warlock baby name that you'll fall in love with.

Witch names for girls

These witchy names are gorgeous, and a lot of them have historical legend behind them. They all work as first names, but they also make for beautiful, quirky middle names, too.

  • Bavmorda: Antagonist of Willow
  • Circe: Greek lore
  • Evanora: Wicked Witch of the East
  • Glinda: Good Witch of the South
  • Hermione: From Harry Potter
  • Jadis: White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Kotake and Koume: Ganon’s surrogate mothers, from Legend of Zelda
  • Locasta: Good Witch of the North
  • Maleficent: Witch from Sleeping Beauty
  • Mary: Mary Poppins
  • Medea: Greek lore
  • Morgan: Arthurian lore
  • Rita: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
  • Theodora: Wicked Witch of the West
  • Tia: From Pirates of the Caribbean

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Wizard or warlock names for boys

These unique boy names carry a lot of weight behind them. Not only do they sound powerful, but the names also represent strong characters and mythological figures.

  • Alatar: Tolkienian name — one of the two blue wizards
  • Atlantes: Sorcerer from “The Matter of France”
  • Bloise, Blaise or Blaze: Merlin’s master, Arthurian lore
  • Gandalf: Tolkienian name — the gray wizard
  • Ganon or Ganondorf: Warlock; and antagonist of most Legend of Zelda iterations
  • Gwydion: Welsh mythology
  • Harry: Yes, the Harry Potter
  • Merlin: Arthurian lore
  • Ommin: A Sith Sorcerer, Tales of the Jedi
  • Oscar: Wizard of Oz
  • Pallando: Tolkienian name — one of the two blue wizards
  • Prospero: Shakespearean name
  • Puck: Shakespearean name
  • Radagast: Tolkienian name — the brown wizard
  • Rincewind: Discworld, technically a “wizzard”
  • Saruman: Tolkienian name — the white wizard

More: Western Names for Your Baby Boy

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Think you shouldn't name your baby after a witch? Think again
Image: Praveenkumar Palanichamy/Getty Images

Originally published June 2013. Updated February 2017.

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