What does Bastet mean?

Goddess of protection and joy.

What's the origin of Bastet?


How is Bastet pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Bastet?

Bastet is a goddess in ancient Egyptian mythology who is associated with cats. She is often depicted as a woman with the head of a cat, or with the body of a lioness, and is often associated with protection and magic.

Is Bastet a good cat name?

Bastet has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Bastet isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Bastet is found in these categories:

gothic cat names

Ancient Egyptian goddess, she's mysterious, dark, and linked to the supernatural.

spiritual cat names

She's an ancient Egyptian goddess symbolizing protection, love, and joy.


Based on likes, Bastet ranks #453 with users of

Naming your cat Bastet isn't unheard of, but our data suggests that it's a pretty niche choice.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Bastet was, over the past 30 days, the 798th ranked cat name for views on

As of June 2024, Bastet is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Bastet was viewed 12 times, and liked 4 times.

Cat names like Bastet:

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