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231 Magical Harry Potter Baby Names

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Last updated: Jan 20 2023

If Hogwarts feels like a second home to you, then, of course, Harry Potter baby names are the place to go for inspiration. Naming your little one after one of the many delightful characters from the Harry Potter series is the ultimate Potterhead move.

Harry Potter Baby Names

Harry Potter-inspired names have built-in magic. And there are more options on the table than the ever-famous Harry, Hermione, and Ron (though those are great, too, of course).

And even if you’re not a die-hard fan, Harry Potter names offer a host of original options. If you’re looking to answer the question, what is the rarest name for a child?, this list may have your answer.

So grab your wands, invisible cloaks, and quidditch broomsticks. Let’s dive into the bewitching world of baby names from Harry Potter.

In this article 📝

  • Girl names from Harry Potter
  • Harry Potter baby boy names
  • What are some cool Harry Potter names?

Girl names from Harry Potter

Looking for some mystical Harry Potter baby girl names?

Here are some of the most popular from our Potterhead mamas on Peanut:

  1. Angelina: Her name means “angel” or “messenger”—and in Harry Potter, she is in both Dumbledore’s Army and was the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
  2. Aurora: This beautiful name of Greek origin means “dawn”—and it’s the name of the witchy astronomy professor at Hogwarts.
  3. Charity: This professor of Muggle Studies has a terrible run-in with Voldemort and his clan. Nonetheless, she has a beautifully generous name.
  4. Cho: A young witch of Ravenclaw house, Cho is Harry’s first crush. Cho is a Burmese name meaning “sweet”.
  5. Fleur: This beautiful name meaning “flower” belongs to the French quarter Veela witch and Triwizard champion, Fleur Delacour.
  6. Ginevra: An Italian name meaning “white shadow”, Ginevra (or Ginny) is the youngest sibling in the Weasley family. (And might just marry someone rather famous.)
  7. Hannah: A Hufflepuff half-blood witch, Hannah is a friend of Harry’s. Her name means “grace” or “favor”.
  8. Hedwig: Harry’s ever-faithful pet owl, Hedwig is a German name meaning “strife”.
  9. Helena: As one of its founders, Helena Ravenclaw is somewhat of a celebrity in the world of Hogwarts. Her name means “shining light”.
  10. Helga: Helga Hufflepuff is also a famous founder. Her name means “holy”.
  11. Hermione: This now-famous name goes all the way back to ancient Greek times and is inspired by the messenger of the gods.
  12. Katie: She’s a chaser for the Gryffindor quidditch team and her name means “pure”.
  13. Lavender: She’s a pure-blood witch and Ron’s one-time girlfriend.
  14. Lily: Lily Potter is Harry’s mother, who died as an act of sacrifice. The lily signifies innocence and purity.
  15. Millicent: This vintage name descending from {Old French]( means “work” and “strength”. In Harry Potter, Millicent is a Slytherin half-blood witch.
  16. Olympe: She’s the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic—and her name refers to Mount Olympus, where the ancient Greek gods lived.
  17. Nymphadora: Also known as “Tonks”, she’s a Magimorphmagus, and one of the more colorful characters to work for the Ministry of Magic.
  18. Padma: Her name means “lotus” and, in Harry Potter, she’s a Ravenclaw prefect. Parvati is her twin.
  19. Parvati: Unlike her sister, Parvati is in Gryffindor. Her name means “daughter of the mountain”.
  20. Poppy: She’s the school nurse, Madam Pomfrey. The name refers to the beautiful red flower worn to commemorate WW1.

Some other bewitching girl names from Harry Potter:

Here are some lesser-known Harry Potter girls’ names from deep within the Harry Potter lore:

  1. Agatha
  2. Alecto
  3. Alicia
  4. Amelia
  5. Arabella
  6. Araminta
  7. Ariana
  8. Augusta
  9. Bathilda
  10. Bertha
  11. Betty
  12. Cassandra
  13. Celestina
  14. Circe
  15. Delphi
  16. Dilys
  17. Dobby
  18. Dolores
  19. Doris
  20. Eileen
  21. Eleanor
  22. Elfrida
  23. Elladora
  24. Ellie
  25. Eloise
  26. Emma
  27. Emmeline
  28. Enid
  29. Gabrielle
  30. Gwenog
  31. Hepzibah
  32. Hestia
  33. Kendra
  34. Laura
  35. Mafalda
  36. Maisie
  37. Mandy
  38. Marjorie
  39. Maxime
  40. Mary
  41. Merope
  42. Miranda
  43. Molly
  44. Morag
  45. Morgana
  46. Muriel
  47. Myrtle
  48. Nagini
  49. Narcissa
  50. Natalie
  51. Orla
  52. Pansy
  53. Penelope
  54. Petunia
  55. Polly
  56. Pomona
  57. Rita
  58. Rolanda
  59. Romilda
  60. Rose
  61. Rosmerta
  62. Sally-Anne
  63. Sinistra
  64. Susan
  65. Sybill
  66. Veela
  67. Victoire

Harry Potter baby boy names

Besides The Boy Who Lived, there’s a whole host of magical baby boy names from Harry Potter that could fill the Great Hall ten times over!

Accio, Harry Potter baby boy names!

  1. Albus: That’s Professor Dumbledore to you. Albus is his first name.
  2. Argus: The name of the caretaker at Hogwarts, Argus is an ancient Greek name meaning “watchful guardian”.
  3. Arthur: If you’re a fan of the Weasleys, this is their papa’s name.
  4. Colin: A big fan of Harry, his name means “people of victory”.
  5. Cornelius: With a weakness that turned out to be dangerous, Cornelius Fudge is one of the more infamous Ministers of Magic.
  6. Filius: Professor Filius Flitwick is a human with some goblin in him. His name means “heir”.
  7. Frederick: One of the Weasley twins, this name of German origin means “peaceful ruler”.
  8. George: And here’s the other Weasley twin. Originally a Greek name, George means “farmer”.
  9. Godric: One of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Godric Griffindor was renowned for his bravery.
  10. Harry: Okay. We can’t not include this one. The character in the book needs no introduction. His name means “home” and “ruler”.
  11. Horace: Professor Horace Slughorn was the head of Slytherin house and a potions master. The name Horace means “man of time” and was made famous by the Roman poet who wore it.
  12. James: He’s Harry’s dad (also the name of his son) and his name means “supplanter”.
  13. Justin: He’s a muggle-born wizard and a friend of Harry’s. The name Justin means “fair”.
  14. Lucius: A complex villain, Lucius Malfoy is Draco’s father. His name, interestingly, means “light”.
  15. Neville: The surprisingly brave friend of the Golden Trio, a member of Dumbledore’s Army. His name means “new settlement”.
  16. Phineas: Yep, he’s Hogwarts’ reluctant headmaster, and he’s a pure-blood wizard. His name means “oracle” and “serpent’s mouth”.
  17. Quirinius: Okay. He’s a bit of a bad guy. Not to dish out any spoilers, but watch out for him in The Philosopher’s Stone.
  18. Remus: A professor of the Defence Against the Dark Arts, his name goes all the way back to ancient Rome. In fact, Remus was one of Rome’s founders.
  19. Ronald: Yep, this is the famous Ron Weasley, the third part of the Hermione/Harry Goldern Trio. His name means “rule”.
  20. Rubeus: In Harry Potter, Rubeus is Hagrid’s first name. It’s from the Latin rubeo, meaning “red”.
  21. Seamus: One of Harry’s Griffindor friends.
  22. Severus: One to watch out for. It’s the first name of the anguished Snape. It comes from Latin roots and means “harsh”.
  23. Tom: This is actually the first name of Lord Voldemort. Full name? Tom Riddle. But don’t worry, there have been many other Toms through history, and even another Tom in the Harry Potter universe - the landlord of The Leaky Cauldron. And the meaning is definitely not evil. It can mean either “twin” or “innocence”.
  24. Xenophilius: This name is the bringing together of two Greek words—”strange” and “love”. Xenophilius (or Xeno for short) is Luna Lovegood’s father.

Other options for Harry Potter baby boy names

There are lots of choices for baby boy Harry Potter names, so here are some rarer ones for you to choose from:

  1. Aberforth
  2. Adalbert
  3. Adrian
  4. Aidan
  5. Alberic
  6. Albert
  7. Alfred
  8. Ambrosius
  9. Amos
  10. Amycus
  11. Archie
  12. Arkie
  13. Armando
  14. Arnold
  15. Augustus
  16. Barnabus
  17. Barny
  18. Bartemius
  19. Basil
  20. Bertie
  21. Bill
  22. Bilius
  23. Bob
  24. Cadmus
  25. Charlie
  26. Ciceron
  27. Craig
  28. Cuthbert
  29. Dedalus
  30. Dennis
  31. Dirk
  32. Dragomir
  33. Dudley
  34. Eldred
  35. Elfric
  36. Eric
  37. Elphias
  38. Ernie
  39. Erroll
  40. Euan
  41. Everard
  42. Fabian
  43. Fenrir
  44. Fletcher
  45. Florean
  46. Frank
  47. Gellert
  48. Gideon
  49. Gilbert
  50. Graham
  51. Gregory
  52. Gilderoy
  53. Gordon
  54. Hagrid
  55. Hassan
  56. Hengist
  57. Herbert
  58. Hermes
  59. Hugo
  60. Igor
  61. Ivor
  62. Karl
  63. Kevin
  64. Lee
  65. Libatius
  66. Ludo
  67. Malcolm
  68. Marcus
  69. Mark
  70. Merlin
  71. Michael
  72. Morfin
  73. Newton
  74. Nicolas
  75. Norbert
  76. Odo
  77. Oliver
  78. Owen
  79. Paracelsus
  80. Percival
  81. Percy
  82. Peter
  83. Piers
  84. Pius
  85. Reginald
  86. Regulus
  87. Roddy
  88. Rodolphus
  89. Roger
  90. Rufus
  91. Sanguini
  92. Scorpius
  93. Stan
  94. Stewart
  95. Sturgis
  96. Ted or Teddy
  97. Terry
  98. Vernon
  99. Viktor
  100. Vincent
  101. Yann
  102. Zacharias

What are some cool Harry Potter names?

While some baby names from Harry Potter are a little… out there, some others are just plain cool.

Here are our top picks for the coolest Harry Potter baby names:

  1. Alastor: He’s the infamous Mad-Eye Moody in the Order of Phoenix. His name means “man’s defender”.
  2. Andromeda: Tonks’ mother, one of the original members of the Order of the Phoenix.
  3. Bane: The mysterious centaur in the Forbidden Forest.
  4. Bellatrix: Think power. Think danger. Think Bellatrix Lestrange. Her name means (quite aptly) “female warrior”.
  5. Blaise: One of Draco Malfoy’s Slytherin friends, Blaise Zabini was also part of the Slug Club.
  6. Cedric: This is an old Celtic name meaning “bounty”. In Harry Potter, Cedric is the champion of the Triwizard tournament who meets an untimely end.
  7. Cormac: Cormac McLaggen tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but lost out to Ron.
  8. Dean: He’s a chaser in the Gryffindor quidditch team, and his name means “valley”.
  9. Draco: Yep, he’s one of the better-known baddies. His name means “dragon”.
  10. Fawkes: Dumbledore’s fiery pet phoenix, who saves Harry’s life in the Chamber of Secrets.
  11. Firenze: Another elusive centaur dwelling in the Forbidden Forest, who also taught Divination at Hogwarts.
  12. Garrick: The first name of the wand-maker, Ollivander. Now that’s something to strive for. His name means “spear king”.
  13. Kingsley: Full name Kingsley Shacklebolt, easily one of the coolest wizards working at the Ministry of Magic.
  14. Luna: Luna Lovegood is a witch from Ravenclaw House and a member of Dumbledore’s army. Her name is from the Latin for “moon”.
  15. Minerva: She is one powerful professor (and played by none other than the inimitable Maggie Smith). Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom.
  16. Ronan: One of Firenze and Bane’s fellow centaurs from the Forbidden Forest.
  17. Rowena: One of the four founders of Hogwarts, Rowena was known for her intelligence, and began house Ravenclaw.
  18. Sirius: Sirius Black is Harry’s godfather and a pure-blood wizard. His name is of Greek origin and means “burning brightly”.

Got any favorite Harry Potter baby names? Why not share them with the other mamas-to-be on Peanut?

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