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Popular Pagan Names and their Meaning

What is a Pagan name? There are two different thoughts on names that come to mind, one is a baby name and a craft name which are two totally different names and meanings. Secondly, since there are no one culture that is identified as being Pagan origin, but rather numerous cultures that have Earth Based beliefs, it would be difficult to know which culture to share on.

Here are some popular names from a few different cultures and their meanings. Just remember, if it is your craft name, pray, meditate and ask for guidance before choosing a name. And if it is a baby’s name, remember the child first – what may seem inspiring to you at the moment may not to the child in later years.

Most Pagan’s that I know who are naming a child are naming them after things they want to be represented. An example is Lily (flower). This perhaps may be the way in which you would like to search for names; what does your baby mean to you. A gift, a princess, perhaps it is a survivor, or full of strength. These are all what I personally would call true Pagan names. A name after the baby and what they represent.

Here are some more generic names by culture:

Celtic

girl

Aithne little fire
Armelle a princess
Shayla – fairy palace
Shylah – strong

boy
Annan from the stream
Bryce – freckled one
Conall – strong as a wolf
Kegan – fiery

Gaelic
girl
Ashling – a vision or dream
Cairine – pure
Darra- small great one

boy
Cassidy – clever one
Daley – adviser
Ferris – a rock

Following Astru Path
Norse names

girl
Kelsey – island dweller

boy
Dustin – Warrior
Kelsey – island dweller
There are hundreds of sites available on the internet that give the meaning of baby names. If you follow a particular spiritual path such as Alexandrian or Egyptian or Celtic, you may wish search those particular name listings in order to find a name that reflects your spiritual path.

I would caution anyone in naming a child or taking a craft name of a Goddess or God. As much as you may feel drawn to the name, it may be snubbed as a pompous action to declare yourself or your child as the name of a deity.

There are also a number of Pagan name generators that are for fun and entertainment only. Naming your child Raven Snake Tail may not be such an awe striking name in 5 years.

If you are seeking out a craft name, it my suggestion that before you take a name, you discuss it with another coven member or with a Priestess to ensure you know the meaning of the name and if it is truly the name you wish to be blessed with. Some coven’s will actually give you your new craft name, taking the quandary from your mind.