Famous Witches

  1. Anton
    • Origin:

      German, Russian, and Scandinavian variation of Anthony
    • Description:

      Cultured and cultivated in an old-style, Old World way. Sometimes associated with the classic writer Anton Chekhov. Al Pacino has a son with this name.
  2. Aleister
    • Angele
      • Cassandra
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "shining or excelling man"
        • Description:

          The name of the tragic mythological Trojan princess who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but was condemned never to be believed, Cassandra has been used for striking characters in movies and soap operas. Ethereal and delicate, Cassandra was in the Top 70 throughout the 1990s but is now descending in popularity.
      • Dion
        • Origin:

          Diminutive of Dionysius, Greek
        • Meaning:

          "child of heaven and earth"
        • Description:

          In ancient Greece, a student of Plato; in modern America, a cool guy.
      • Eleanor
        • Origin:

          English variation of French Provencal Alienor, meaning unknown
        • Description:

          Eleanor's straightforward feminine image combined with its royal medieval history is striking just the right note for parents in search of a girls' name that combines substance and style.
      • Heinrich
        • Origin:

          German
        • Meaning:

          "estate ruler"
        • Description:

          Traditional German names of this ilk have had a difficult time emigrating into the American name pool, mostly because anti-German sentiment during the two world wars of the 20th century drove German names out of fashion. One of Heinrich's nicknames, Harro, might do better.
      • Isobel
        • Origin:

          Scottish variation of Isabel
        • Meaning:

          "pledged to God"
        • Description:

          The Scottish spelling of Isabel has a definite character of her own, the 'o' giving her an extra infusion of strength but also an element of confusion. How do you pronounce that? Answer: Exactly like Isabel or Isabelle.
      • Johann
        • Origin:

          Variation of Johan
        • Description:

          The traditional German spelling of this name, used by Goethe, Bach and many other luminaries.
      • Medea
        • Origin:

          Greek
        • Meaning:

          "middle"
        • Description:

          Mythological princess who killed her kids. Eternal no-no.
      • Morgan
        • Origin:

          Welsh
        • Meaning:

          "sea-born, sea-song or sea-circle"
        • Description:

          Morgan has long been a traditional Welsh male name, a variant of the Old Welsh name Morcant, from the Welsh elements mor, meaning "sea" and cant, "circle." The female Morgan is unrelated to the male version—it is a name from Arthurian legend created for Morgan le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister and famed sorceress. Her name comes from Morgen, an Old Welsh name meaning "sea-born," and is related to the Irish name Muirgen.
      • Margot
        • Raven
          • Origin:

            Word name
          • Description:

            Make that bird name, and while it does work for both genders, it's far more popular for girls, via Raven Symone.
        • Rosaleen
          • Origin:

            Irish diminutive of Rose
          • Meaning:

            "rose, a flower"
          • Description:

            The name of a sympathetic character in the best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees, though it feels more stylish these days spelled Rosaline.
        • Silver
          • Origin:

            English word name
          • Meaning:

            " a metallic chemical element with atomic number 47"
          • Description:

            Among the first wave of word names used in the hippie era, it actually is a legitimate girl's name with a lot of luster.
        • Simon
          • Origin:

            Hebrew, Greek
          • Meaning:

            "he has heard; flat-nosed"
          • Description:

            Simon is pure and simple (not in the nursery rhyme sense), and an appealingly genuine Old and New Testament name that's not overused – making Simon a stylish choice. In the Bible, Simon was the second son of Jacob and Leah and the original name of Saint Peter, as well as the name of several New Testament figures. Historically, Simon Bolivar is known as The Liberator of Latin America.
        • Starhawk
          • Tamsin
            • Origin:

              English, contracted form of Thomasina
            • Meaning:

              "twin"
            • Description:

              Tamsin is an offbeat name occasionally heard in Britain and just waiting to be discovered here. U.K. actress Tamsin Greig is a star of the show Episodes, Tamsin Olivier is the daughter of Joan Plowright and Sir Laurence Olivier..
          • Zsuzsanna