Mythological goddess names for girls

This list strives to include all more-or-less usable mythological names for girls out there. This is a great resource for anyone looking for an unusual name with history and depth and will continue to get better as the list grows. So far added: Celtic, Egyptian, Greek, Nordic, Roman and Tolkien deity names. If you have any additions, please send me a message! - Created by Gondolin

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  • Alala

    Greek goddess of the war-cry. Her musical name seems to be an onomatopoeia.

  • Annona

    The divine personification of Rome's grain supply. A little weird as far as name meanings go, but why not.

  • Antheia

    One of the attendants of the greek Aphrodite. She was the goddess of flowers.

  • Aphrodite

    This name from the Greek pantheon might be just a little too sensual for actual use.

  • Arete

    This name of a greek deity was associated with attractive qualities such as excellence, braveness and knowledgable.

  • Artemis

    Artemis Fowl gave this name a male spin, but it is actually the name of the Greek goddess of the wilderness.

  • Asia

    Daughter of the greek sea god Oceanus, and possibly the origin of the name of the continent.

  • Asteria

    Sounding like an attractive variation on flower-name Aster, this greek name belonged to the titaness of falling stars.

  • Astraea

    Pronounced "as-TRAY-ah", despite the virgin goddess of purity and it's beautiful meaning, this might be too close to "astray" and "ashtray".

  • Athena

    Name of the Greek goddess of wisdom, closely related to Greece's capital Athens.

  • Augusta

    A title given to roman empresses and goddesses, meaning "elevated".

  • Aura

    The greek divine personification of the breeze.

  • Aurora

    Sweet Aurora was the roman goddess of dawn.

  • Avalon

    Meaning "apple", this is the mythical island featured in the Arthurian legends. Arthur's sword Excalibur was created here. Now Ava is on the rise, Avalon with nickname Ava sounds so good!

  • Abnoba

    Possibly a celtic variation on Diana, Abnoba was a river and woods goddess honoured in the Black Forest.

  • Adsullata

    This celtic goddess was associated with the river Sava, one of the many rivers contributing to the Donau.

  • Aegle

    The name of various Greek nymphs, this name is pronounced "AI-gle". The nymph of the west, daughter of Atlas was named Aegle; so were the most beautiful of the water nymphs and one of the tree nymphs. It means "splendor".

  • Aerendel

    Originally a male deity, Aerendel or variation Erentil would also work for a girl. Arentel's powers are quite obscure, but he could have been the deification of the pole star. He also served as the inspiration for the Tolkien character Eärendil.

  • Aimend

    An Irish sun-goddess whose name might mean "sunburn".

  • Airmid

    This Irish goddess of herbs and healing's name is beautiful, but might be too close to Kermit.

  • Anaka

    This interesting name could work as a play on Annika. Anaka, also called Anuket or Anukis meaning "embracer", was the divine personification of the Nile in Egypt.

  • Angelos

    The name of this Greek deity of death will probably not register as such with many.

  • Arche

    This strong, fashionable name belonged to one of the original greek muses. Arche was the muse of origins.

  • Arduinna

    This celtic goddess of the Ardennes was depicted as a huntress riding a boar. Also spelled Arduina, or Arduinne, this would make a sweet sounding, bad ass name.

  • Arien

    One of the lesser holy spirits in Tolkien's Arda, Arien is a spirit of fire and the guide of the sun. Arien would be a beautiful addition to the recently popular Arya and Aria.

  • Artio

    Derived from the celtic word for "bear" - artos - Artio was one of many bear goddesses world wide.

  • Astarte

    Greek-Egyptian goddess Astarte was connected with sexuality, fertility and war. She has been known as the deified evening star. Astarte is related to Ishtar.

  • Astrild

    A nordic name for Amor or Cupid, invented by 18th century nordic authors.

  • Aveta

    This possible alternative to Evita was a celtic mother goddess, often depicted with infants, baskets of fruit or small dogs.

  • Aífe

    Currently spelled Aoife and pronounced "EE-fa", this Irish goddess cared most for her chariot and horses. This strong female warrior might have links with Epona.

  • Beyla

    One of Freyja's servants in Norse mythology. She might have been connected to either cows, beans or bees. A nice alternative for Bailey.

  • Branwen

    The main character of a well-known celtic myth, Branwen's marriage and the jealousy of her half-brother brought war on Brittany and Ireland.

  • Brigid

    Brigid is the name of three celtic sister-goddesses who perform various functions in society, such as healing, poetry and smith craft. Her name means "exalted one".

  • Bec

    Meaning "small", Bec's three daughters guarded a well containing wisdom. The contemporary Irish spelling is Beag.

  • Belisama

    This name sounds Italian, but is actually that of the celtic counterpart of Minerva. Her name means "brightest one".

  • Bellona

    Roman goddess of both war and peace, perilously close to "baloney".

  • Bia

    An interesting spin on "Bea", this greek name has quite the harsh translation: "violence".

  • Brigantia

    Meaning "the elevated one", Brigantia was a late celtic goddess of victory.

  • Brittania

    With place names becoming ever more popular, why not consider roman-celtic Brittania, the personification of the island of Great Britain?

  • Ceres

    Roman goddess of harvest, whose name might be too close to "cereal" to use on your little girl.

  • Ceridwen

    Ceridwen is regarded as the celtic goddess sorceress of rebirth, transformation and inspiration.

  • Charis

    One of the greek Graces, Charis was the goddess of charm, creativity and nature.

  • Clementia

    Roman goddess of, you guessed it, forgiveness. It is a nice spin on Clementine that steers away from "Oh My Darling..."

  • Cleta

    Cleta, meaning "renowned", was one of the greek Graces.

  • Cybele

    Anatolian mother goddess which opens up cute nickname option Billie.

  • Canola

    Irish goddess Canola was the mythical inventor of the harp. Unfortunately, canola also refers to the oil from the rapeseed, which is a weird connotation.

  • Carme

    The name of greek Demeter's assistant in the harvest just doesn't seem to match up to the much more attractive Carmen.

  • Cethlenn

    The mother of Eithne and powerful Irish prophetess, Cethlenn or Cethleann is a very nice addition to the pool of Katherine-derived names.

  • Ceto

    As Cato is rising to fame, Ceto would be a logical choice for a girl. But beware, this greek ocean goddess is most noted for giving birth to a hoard of monsters.

  • Coventina

    This roman-celtic goddess of wells and spring would make a nice variation on Clementine.

  • Danu

    This pretty, strong name with definite tomboy potential belonged to the ancestral mother goddess of the Irish pantheon.

  • Decima

    This roman goddess ruled over life and death by measuring the thread of life.

  • Demeter

    Greek goddess of harvest.

  • Dia

    Meaning "heavenly", this attractive choice was the name of the greek goddess of youth, as well as meaning "day" in Spanish.

  • Diana

    Huntress-goddess of the roman empire, name of the famous deceased British princess.

  • Damona

    The meaning "divine cow" might not be too elegant, the sound of celtic Damona is most definitely pleasant. It makes a great replacement for Ramona.

  • Devera

    Devera or Deverra protected Rome's women in labour, as well as ruling over... brooms?

  • Don

    Her name reflected in the river Donau, Don is a celtic mother goddess who doesn't appear much in the legendarium, although many of the other deities are related to her.

  • Eirene

    The greek personification of peace, now mostly seen spelled "Irene".

  • Eithne

    Pronounced Enya (which would be a great pick on itself), this name means "splendour". There are indications she was a sun goddess, also involved in a birth of Perseus-like story.

  • Eris

    This name was born by the greek goddess of strife.

  • Egeria

    This name used to be the name of a minor roman goddess associated with Diana, is now an eponym for "female counselor" because of the advise Egeria gave to the second king of Rome.

  • Elbereth

    This Sindarin title of Varda, meaning "queen of the stars", makes a beautiful alternative for Elizabeth. The poem "A Elbereth Gilthoniel" appears multiple time throughout Tolkien's "The Lord Of The Rings".

  • Elentári

    The Quenya title of Varda, meaning "queen of the stars", in the fictional universe of Tolkien's Arda.

  • Empanda

    Cute or unusable? Also called Panda, this was a pagan-roman goddess whose temple was always open for those in need.

  • Ennodia

    Greek goddess Ennodia fulfilled the role of Artemis, Hecate or Persephone, depending on who you ask.

  • Enyo

    Strong Enyo is the name of the greek goddess of war and lover of Mars.

  • Epona

    Gallo-roman goddess, strongly connected to horses, and also a goddess of fertility.

  • Erecura

    Erecura or Aerecura was a celtic goddess closely connected to Proserpina, often depicted with apple baskets and the cornucopia.

  • Ersa

    This goddess, whose name means "dew", is the daughter of greek Zeus and moon-goddess Selena.

  • Estë

    Tolkien created the character of Estë as the bringer of peace and giver of rest.

  • Fauna

    Now firmly linked to the animal kingdom, Fauna was also a roman prophetic goddess.

  • Felicitas

    This roman goddess was the personification of good luck. "Felicity" would probably work better as a contemporary name.

  • Fionnuala

    This Irish goddess's name is pronounced "fin-U-a-lah", meaning "fair shoulder". Her name is also anglicised as Fenella and cute nickname Nuala can also stand on itself. She was changed into a swan.

  • Flora

    Flora has a lot of classic charm: in roman mythology, she was the goddess of flowers.

  • Fortuna

    The personification of luck in the roman religion.

  • Freya

    Nordic goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, war and death. Cherry on top: Freya rides a chariot driven by cats. Also spelled Freyja.

  • Fama

    Despite being similar to "fame", Fama was actually the roman goddess of rumours. And not in a nice way.

  • Febris

    Literally meaning "fever", roman goddess Febris could cause and cure fevers. She is described as shrewd and honest. Her name sadly is dangerously close to "debris".

  • Ferentina

    This bubbly name belonged to the patron goddess of Ferentinum and the Roman empire in general.

  • Feronia

    Feronia was the roman goddess of wildlife, abundance, health and fertility. This name fits in perfectly with other names of ancient rome that are currently on the rise.

  • Fliodhas

    This goddess seems to have been the Irish version of Artemis and Diana. Her name is pronounced "FLO-as", giving it a beautiful flowy feel.

  • Fulla

    Fulla or Volla, possibly meaning "bountiful" is a goddess of the nordic pantheon.

  • Furrina

    Furrina or Furina might have been a spring goddess in ancient Rome, and her name could make a cute name for a pet.

  • Fóla

    Her name being used as a synonym for Ireland itself, and a sound close to Flora, what's not to love?

  • Gaia

    Greek mother goddess and goddess of the earth.

  • Hebe

    This name of the greek goddess of youth rhymes with "Phoebe".

  • Hera

    Strong sounding Hera was the wife of Zeus and goddess of women and marriage. She was well known for her jealousy and temper.

  • Hestia

    This name, born by the greek goddess of the hearth, makes a nice variation on Hester.

  • Hariasa

    Little is known about this nordic goddess. She may be a goddess of war related to the Valkyrie, or her name might mean "goddess with lots of hair".

  • Hecate

    Greek goddess of witchcraft and necromancy. Pronounces "heh-KAH-teh", this name might better be left alone.

  • Hemera

    The greek personification of the day.

  • Hersilia

    Wife of Rome's founder Romulus; was, per her request, turned into the deity Hora when her husband died and was turned into god.

  • Hora

    Name of roman queen Hersilia after she was turned into a goddess; not advisable as a choice for your daughter.

  • Inanna

    The most prominent goddess in ancient Mesopotamia, ruling over love, fertility and warfare.

  • Iris

    The greek personification of the rainbow, as well as an attractive flower-name. She was the messenger of the gods.

  • Isis

    This gorgeous and very usable name of the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage and wisdom has been tainted by the extremist group IS. Different spellings of her name include Iset and Aset.

  • Iat

    This minor goddess of milk, nurturing and childbirth was worshipped in ancient Egypt.

  • Iccona

    Another name for celtic Epona.

  • Ingwine

    More adventurous spellings include Yngvi, Ing and Ingui, this germanic goddess was the forerunner of well-known Freya.

  • Ishtar

    Ishtar was worshipped in northern Mesopotamia, linked with Venus. Her territories include love, fertility, sexuality and war.

  • Juno

    Roman goddess of women and marriage. Made popular by the 2007 movie about a quirky teen mom.

  • Justitia

    Roman goddess of justice - is this too heavy, or just a nice alternative for Victoria?

  • Juturna

    This roman goddess was the deity of springs, wells and fountains. Pronounced "you-TURN-ah", this would make a pretty choice.

  • Juventas

    The name of this roman goddess, who personified youth, could make a nice middle name.

  • Kamira

    Greek goddess primarily worshipped in Kamiros.

  • Laverna

    Made popular by fierce Laverne Cox, this name was first born by the roman patroness of thieves.

  • Levana

    Meaning "to lift", roman goddess Levana was involved in rituals surrounding child birth.

  • Lucina

    Lucina was the roman goddess of childbirth, meaning "she who brings children into the light". Possible nicknames include Lucy and Luna.

  • Luna

    Skyrocketing to popularity, this is the name of the roman deity of the moon, as well as the name of quirky Ravenclaw-student Luna Lovegood.

  • Lyssa

    Greek spirit of rage, frenzy and rabies. Parents, beware.

  • Larunda

    This soft name would work well in modern times, with possible nickname Lara; but the roman nymph of this name suffered quite a horrible fate.

  • Latona

    Latona is the mother of divine twins Diana and Apollo. After giving birth, she doesn't play a big role in the pantheon anymore. Her greek equivalent is called Leto.

  • Leto

    Her role in greek mythology is limited to looking for a place to give birth to twins Apollo and Artemis, but Jared Leto does give this name credibility and spunk.

  • Libitina

    Since Libitina was the roman goddess of corpses, funerals and the likes, this pretty name could work for parents who want to give their daughter a beautiful, secretly-scary name.

  • Litavis

    This pretty name belonged to a celtic goddess that appears to have been an earth goddess or deification of the landscape. Her name has also been used to describe Brittany.

  • Macaria

    This greek goddess name sounds like a macabre form of the Macarena, which makes sense, considering her name means "blessed death".

  • Macha

    Irish goddess Macha (pronounced "MOK-ha") is associated with sovereignty, horses and war.

  • Maia

    Roman and Greek goddess Maia is linked to growth and motherhood.

  • Minerva

    Roman goddess of wisdom and war, and name of transfiguration professor and head of Gryffindor Minerva McGonagall.

  • Morgan

    Morgan (also spelled Morgaine, Morgana and Morgue, a.o.) was a powerful arthurian sorceress. In early stories her role is limited, but in later tellings of the legend she was half-sister to Arthur and apprentice of Taliesin.

  • Morrigan

    Morrigan is the name of three Irish sister-goddesses primarily associated with themes as battle and sovereignty. She can turn intro a crow among other animals, completing her image as goddess of death.

  • Megaera

    Greek Megaera, pronounced "may-GAY-rah", is the cause of jealousy and envy. In various modern languages her name still means "spiteful woman".

  • Melian

    One of the lesser holy spirits in the universe of Arda, Melian is the only goddess in Tolkiens legendarium to ever marry one of the elves.

  • Mellonia

    Mellonia or Mellona used to be the roman goddess of beekeeping, protecting the sweetness of the honey.

  • Metis

    The greek titaness of wisdom and cunning.

  • Modron

    Derived from the latin "Matrona", Modron was a celtic mother goddess, who may have been the prototype for Morgan le Fay.

  • Moneta

    Many people would link this name to money, but Moneta was the roman goddess of memory.

  • Morta

    The roman cutter of the thread of life was Morta. A tad more usable than Morticia, although not by much.

  • Murcia

    Murcia or Murtia was one of the names connected to Venus. Murcia is also a city in the south of Spain, making this an unusual but pretty choice.

  • Nanna

    Nordic goddess whose name might mean "mother" or "woman", or perhaps "daring". After her husband dies, Nanna also dies of grief, but the gifts she presents to the gatekeeper of the underworld get the both of them back to the world of the living.

  • Neith

    This fierce Egyptian deity is the goddess of the hunt and war, but also of creation and mother goddess.

  • Nessa

    The last of the queens of Tolkien's fictional universe Arda, whose title is "the dancer". She is noted for her speed and agility, often followed by deer.

  • Niamh

    Niamh is the queen of mythical Tir na Nog, land of youth. She lost her lover when he travelled back to Ireland and accidentally lost his magical youth and became an old man. It's pronounced "NEEM".

  • Nike

    Originally pronounced "NEE-keh", the greek goddess of victory would be a great namesake. But - the sneakers. How about Victoria, her roman counterpart?

  • Nona

    Cute Nona could make a fitting alternative for Lola. Her name means "ninth", and pregnant roman women in their ninth month would call on her for protection. Nona was also the spinster of the thread of life.

  • Nyx

    Nyx, the greek goddess of night, is only ever seen in glimpses, but is described as exceptionally powerful and beautiful.

  • Nabia

    An interesting twist on Nadia, Nabia was an goddess worshipped in Spain and Portugal, reigning over rivers and water. The Neiva and Nabao river are named after her.

  • Neamhain

    Pronounced "NYAV-in", this makes a hard to pronounce but beautiful choice. Neamhain is the Irish goddess that personifies the frenzy of war. In some tellings, one of the three Morrigan sisters is called Neamhain.

  • Nehalennia

    Possibly celtic, germanic or older Dutch goddess that seems to be linked to fertility and protecting ships.

  • Nekhbet

    Emblem of Upper Egypt, this vulture oracle goddess's name is slightly more wearable because of the familiar -bet ending.

  • Nemesis

    This greek goddess's name means "divine retribution", but you could've guessed that.

  • Nenia

    Dying romans and roman funeral laments fell under the protection of Nenia, sometimes spelled as Naenia.

  • Nephtys

    Sister to Isis, Egyptian goddess Nephtys ruled over death, lamentation, nighttime and rivers. She is often accompanying Isis in lamenting their brother Osiris.

  • Nienna

    Lady of mercy in Tolkien's fictional universe Arda. She cries constantly for the evils of the world, and her tears bring healing and hope. Her name is pronounced "nee-YEN-nah".

  • Nox

    The roman counterpart of the greek goddess Nyx, goddess of the night.

  • Olwen

    Olwen or Olwyn was the heroin of a celtic lovestory. Olwen was said to be so gentle, white lilies grew in her footprints.

  • Oizys

    Daughter of greek goddess Nyx, her name means "misery", which moves it from "out there" to "unusable".

  • Ostara

    This nordic goddess is the source of Easter, her name meaning "dawn".

  • Pallas

    This name of greek Athena, with the sound of modern "palace", was gained by the goddess of wisdom and war by killing her childhood friend Pallas. Ouch.

  • Pax

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might have called their son Pax; the name is actually that of the roman goddess of peace, and would make a strong choice for a girl.

  • Persephone

    Greek daughter of Demeter, who was kidnapped by Hades and forced to marry him. In wintertime, she lives with the King of the Dead in the underworld, and in the spring, she is allowed to visit her mother, ushering in a new season of fertility.

  • Pomona

    Having a distinct fruity undertone, this was the name of the roman goddess of gardens, fruit trees and orchards.

  • Palatua

    Guardian of one of the hills of Rome.

  • Pandela

    Pandela or Pandia, daughter of Selene, might have been the greek personification of the full moon.

  • Pandia

    Pandela or Pandia, daughter of Selene, might have been the greek personification of the full moon.

  • Penia

    Very easy to use for bullies and meaning "deficiancy", this greek name is better left alone.

  • Perchta

    Germanic goddess in charge of fertility and bride of the sun. Also called Bercht and Berchta.

  • Phaena

    Meaning "bright", this was one of the Greek graces.

  • Proserpina

    This pretty name belongs to the roman equivalent of the greek Persephone; queen of the dead and goddess of fertility.

  • Providentia

    Roman virtue-name, meaning "forethought".

  • Rhea

    Mother of the greek pantheon.

  • Rhiannon

    Celtic Rhiannon was first seen as a magical beauty riding a powerful white horse. She seeks out the man to marry her herself, and is, all in all, quite a strong character with an interesting story. Her name means "queen" and she is strongly connected to Epona.

  • Rosmerta

    Rosmerta is of celtic origin, and was a goddess of fertility and abundance. You may recognise this name as a Harry Potter name, too!

  • Sabre

    One of the first princesses with an evil stepmother was called Habren or Sabre; hers drowned her in a river since named after her. The name was latinised as Sabrina.

  • Selene

    Greek goddess of the moon.

  • Sunna

    The germanic name for nordic sun-goddess Sól.

  • Salacia

    The roman goddess of salt water, whose name slightly reminds of saliva.

  • Senuna

    Also called Senua and Sena, celtic Senuna seemed to have been linked to Minerva.

  • Sequana

    Celtic-roman goddess Sequana, carrying a definite modern sound, was the goddess of the river Seine and its springs in Burgundy. Worshippers would ask her to cure their illnesses.

  • Seshat

    The literal translation of Seshat is "she who is the scribe". Although the name sounds pretty enough and Seshat's role in Egyptian mythology is interesting, the spelling renders this name unusable.

  • Shai

    The genderless deity Shai is the Egyptian personification of fate. It makes an attractive name that is soft but distinct.

  • Sirona

    Celtic Sirona was a healing goddess associated with healing springs. She was often depicted with eggs or snakes.

  • Suadela

    Distinct yet recognisable name Suadela belonged to the roman personification of persuasion. This might make a strong yet melodic choice.

  • Sulis

    Celtic Sulis was a nourishing mother goddess with a bad side. She was also active as an avenger of her worshippers by making sure their curses were fulfilled.

  • Syn

    Syn is a nordic goddess associated with defines refusal. She guards the doors of the halls against those who are not to enter.

  • Sága

    Possibly meaning "seeress", Sága was a nordic goddess of poetry and wisdom.

  • Sól

    Sól was the name of the nordic personification of the sun. Her brother Máni is the personification of the moon, which is interesting, because in most cultures the sun is masculine and the moon feminine.

  • Thalia

    Both the name of a greek grace ("abundance") and nymph ("flourishing"), this name makes a good alternative for Dalia.

  • Theia

    Also spelled Thia, or less exciting Thea, she was one of the primal greek deities, her name meaning simply "goddess".

  • Trivia

    Completely unusable contemporary word-name that used to belong to the roman goddess of magic.

  • Varda

    Queen and creator of the stars in Tolkien's fictional universe of Arda. Varda is most feared by the divine evil king Melkor.

  • Venus

    Roman goddess of love - definitely more usable than her Greek counterpart, thanks to Venus Williams.

  • Vesta

    Patron of Rome and roman goddess of the hearth.

  • Victoria

    This name has a lot of history - not only is Victoria the roman goddess of Victory, the name also refers to Queen Victoria of England and Victoria Beckham.

  • Vacuna

    Vacuna started out as the roman goddess of rest after harvest and ending up as a goddess of war. That escalated quickly.

  • Vairë

    Vairë, created by Tolkien as one of the divine queens of Arda, weaves the stories of the world into intricate tapestries that are hung in the halls of the dead.

  • Valkyrie

    The Valkyrie were Norse angels of death, flying over the battlefield and picking which souls to take with them to Valhalla. A failed plot to kill Adolf Hitler in WW2 was called "Operation Valkyrie". Holding the middle between Valerie and Keira, this does sound beautiful.

  • Vanadís

    An alternate name of nordic goddess Freyja.

  • Venilia

    Venilia or Venelia, with its soft vanilla-reference, was the roman wife of sea-god Neptune.

  • Verbeia

    Possibly meaning "she who is constantly twisting and turning", Verbeia was the celtic goddess of the river Wharfe.

  • Veritas

    The name of the greek goddess of truth might make a compelling middle.

  • Vána

    The younger sister of Yavanna, Vána is the queen of blossoms and is called "ever-young". She is described as the most beautiful of Tolkien's divine queens.

  • Yavanna

    The queen of earth and giver of fruits in Tolkien's fictional universe Arda. She created the two trees that signify the sun and moon. This name might make a good alternative to Johanna.

  • Zisa

    Also spelled as Cisa, this is the name of a nordic goddess. She is mentioned in connection to a victory over the roman empire.

  • Áine

    This name pronounced Anya belongs to the Irish goddess of summer, wealth and sovereignty. She is associated with mid-summer and the sun and is sometimes represented as a red mare.

  • Éire

    Also called Eri, this is the personification of Ireland herself. With the rise of Ireland as a name, why not pick Éire?