What does Hecate mean?

(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches

What's the origin of Hecate?


How is Hecate pronounced?


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

There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people might say that Hecate is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, or that she is associated with the dark side of the moon. Others might say that Hecate is a goddess of the underworld, or that she is associated with witchcraft. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide what the meaning of Hecate is to them.

Is Hecate a good cat name?

Hecate has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for your kitty to recognize. Hecate isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Hecate is found in these categories:

spiritual cat names

She's an ancient Greek goddess linked to magic and crossroads.

gothic cat names

She's a dark, mysterious witch goddess from ancient Greek mythology.


Based on likes, Hecate ranks #392 with users of MeowNames.com.

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

Popularity: Historical Trend

Hecate was, over the past 30 days, the 232nd ranked cat name for views on MeowNames.com.

As of June 2024, Hecate 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, Hecate was viewed 18 times, and liked 3 times.

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