234 Harry Potter Baby Names: Girls, Boys & Unisex

234 Harry Potter Baby Names: Girls, Boys & Unisex

Looking for some magical bay name inspo? With these Harry Potter names, that’s exactly what we’ve got. Accio, Harry Potter names!
If Hogwarts feels like a second home to you, then, of course, Harry Potter character 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-inspired names have built-in magic.

And there are more options for Harry Potter character names 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.

So grab your wands, invisibility cloaks, and Quidditch broomsticks ‒ we’ve got lots of Harry Potter girl names, boy names, and even some gender-neutral options to choose from.

Let’s dive into the bewitching world of Harry Potter character names to inspire your baby-naming quest, written by our resident Ravenclaw.

In this article: 📝

  • Harry Potter girl names
  • Harry Potter boy names
  • What is a unisex Harry Potter name?
  • Harry Potter professors’ names
  • What are some cool Harry Potter names?

Harry Potter girl names

  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. Cho: A young witch of Ravenclaw house, Cho is Harry’s first crush. Cho is a Burmese name meaning “sweet”.
  3. Fleur: This beautiful name meaning “flower” belongs to the French quarter Veela witch and Triwizard champion, Fleur Delacour.
  4. 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).
  5. Hannah: A Hufflepuff half-blood witch, Hannah is a friend of Harry’s. Her name means “grace” or “favor”.
  6. Hedwig: Harry’s ever-faithful pet owl, Hedwig is a German name meaning “strife”.
  7. Helena: As one of its founders, Helena Ravenclaw is somewhat of a celebrity in the world of Hogwarts. Her name means “shining light”.
  8. Helga: Helga Hufflepuff is also a famous founder. Her name means “holy”.
  9. Hermione: This now-famous name goes all the way back to ancient Greek times and is inspired by the messenger of the gods.
  10. Katie: She’s a chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team and her name means “pure”.
  11. Lavender: She’s a pure-blood witch and Ron’s one-time girlfriend.
  12. Lily: Lily Potter is Harry’s mother, and the lily signifies innocence and purity.
  13. Millicent: This vintage name descending from Old French means “work” and “strength”. In Harry Potter, Millicent is a Slytherin half-blood witch.
  14. Olympe: She’s the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic ‒ and her name refers to Mount Olympus, where the ancient Greek gods lived.
  15. Nymphadora: Also known as “Tonks”, she’s a Magimorphmagus, and one of the more colorful characters to work for the Ministry of Magic.
  16. Padma: Her name means “lotus” and, in Harry Potter, she’s a Ravenclaw prefect. Parvati is her twin.
  17. Parvati: Unlike her sister, Parvati is in Gryffindor. Her name means “daughter of the mountain”.

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: Meaning “good” in Greek. After Agatha Thrussington, a Hufflepuff.
  2. Alicia: Meaning “noble” in German. After Alicia Spinnet, a Gryffindor Chaser.
  3. Amelia: Meaning “hard-worker” in Latin. After Amelia Bones, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic.
  4. Arabella: Meaning “answered prayer” in Latin. After Arabella Figg, a Squib who lived near Harry Potter.
  5. Araminta: Meaning “defender” in Old English. After Araminta Black, Sirius’ cousin.
  6. Ariana: Meaning “most holy” in Greek. After Ariana Dumbledore, Professor Dumbledore’s late sister.
  7. Augusta: Meaning “great” in Latin. After Augusta Longbottom, Neville’s grandmother.
  8. Bathilda: Meaning “battle” in Old German. After Bathilda Bagshot, author of Hogwarts: A History.
  9. Bertha: Meaning “bright one” in Old German. After Bertha Jorkins, a Ministry of Magic employee.
  10. Betty: Meaning “oath of God” in Hebrew. After Betty Braithwaite, a reporter for the Daily Prophet.
  11. Bunty: Meaning “lamb” in Scottish. After Bunty Broadacre, Newt’s assistant in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  12. Cassandra: Meaning “ one who shines and excels over men” in Greek. After Cassandra Trelawney, a Seer who was Professor Trelawney’s great-great-grandmother.
  13. Celestina: Meaning “heavenly” in Latin. After Celestina Warbeck, a singer in the HP universe.
  14. Circe: Meaning “bird” in Greek. After an ancient Greek witch.
  15. Delphi: Meaning “dolphin” in Greek. After Delphi Diggory, Lord Voldemort’s daughter. Delphi is short for Delphini in the play, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.
  16. Dilys: Meaning “genuine” in Welsh. After Dilys Derwent, a Healer at St. Mungo’s.
  17. Doris: Meaning “gift from the sea” in Greek. After Doris Crockford, a kindly witch who first greeted Harry at the Leaky Cauldron.
  18. Eileen: Meaning “little bird” in Gaelic. After Eileen Snape, Professor Snape’s mother.
  19. Eleanor: Meaning “shining light” in Greek. After Eleanor Branstone, a Hufflepuff.
  20. Elfrida: Meaning “elf-strength” in Norse. After Elfrida Clagg, one-time Chieftaness of the Wizard’s Council.
  21. Elladora: Meaning “she is a gift” in Greek. After Elladora Black, an aunt of Sirius’.
  22. Ellie: Meaning “light” in Greek. After Ellie Cattermole, daughter of Mary and Reginald Cattermole of the Ministry of Magic.
  23. Eloise: Meaning “healthy” in French. After Eloise Midgen, a Gryffindor.
  24. Emma: Meaning “whole” in German. After Emma Dobbs, a Slytherin. Also after Emma Watson, who played Hermione.
  25. Emmeline: Meaning “industrious” in German. After Emmeline Vance, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  26. Enid: Meaning “purity” in Welsh. After Enid Longbottom, Neville’s great aunt.
  27. Gabrielle: Meaning “woman of God” in Hebrew. After Gabrielle Delacour, Fleur’s sister.
  28. Gwenog: Meaning “white” in Welsh. After Gwenog Jones, Captain and Beater of the Holyhead Harpies.
  29. Hepzibah: Meaning “in her is my delight” in Hebrew. After Hepzibah Smith, an apparent heir of Helga Hufflepuff.
  30. Hestia: Meaning “fireside” in Greek. After Hestia Jones, member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  31. Irma: Meaning “complete” in German. After Irma Pince, librarian at Hogwarts.
  32. Kendra: Meaning “wise” in Celtic. After Kendra Dumbledore, Professor Dumbledore’s other.
  33. Laura: Meaning “laurel” in English. After Laura Madley, a Hufflepuff.
  34. Mafalda: Meaning “mighty in battle” in Portuguese. After Mafalda Hopkirk, who worked in the Improper Use of Magic Office at the Ministry of Magic.
  35. Maisie: Meaning “pearl” in Scottish. After Maisie Cattermole, daughter of Mary and Reginald Cattermole.
  36. Mandy: Meaning “loveable” in Latin. After Mandy Brocklehurst, a Ravenclaw.
  37. Marjorie: Meaning “pearl” in Latin. After Marge Dursley, Harry Potter’s aunt.
  38. Maxime: Meaning “greatest” in Latin. After Madame Olympe Maxime, Headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.
  39. Mary: Meaning “beloved” in Greek. After Mary Cattermole, a Muggle-born witch.
  40. Merope: Meaning “turning sparkling face” in Greek. After Merope Gaunt, Lord Voldemort’s mother.
  41. Miranda: Meaning “to be admired” in Latin. After Miranda Goshawk, author of The Standard Book of Spells.
  42. Molly: Meaning “bitter” in Hebrew. After one of our all-time favorite Harry Potter characters, Molly Weasley.
  43. Morag: Meaning “star of the sea” in Latin. After Morag MacDougal, a Ravenclaw.
  44. Morgana: Meaning “circling sea” in Welsh. After the famous Welsh witch.
  45. Muriel: Meaning “bright sea” in Celtic. After the Weasley great-aunt Muriel.
  46. Myrtle: Meaning “evergreen shrub” in Latin. After Myrtle Warren, aka Moaning Myrtle, the ghost of the girl’s bathroom.
  47. Narcissa: Meaning “daffodil” in Greek. After Narcissa Malfoy, Draco’s mother. We love Cissy as a nickname, too.
  48. Natalie: Meaning “birth of God” in Latin. After Natalie McDonald, a Gryffindor.
  49. Orla: Meaning “golden princess” in Celtic. After Orla Quirke, a Ravenclaw.
  50. Pansy: Meaning “think” in French. After Pansy Parkinson, a Slytherin bully.
  51. Penelope: Meaning “weaver” in Greek. After Penelope Clearwater, a Ravenclaw.
  52. Petunia: Meaning “pink or white flower” in English and French. After Harry’s aunt, Petunia Dursley.
  53. Porpentina: Meaning “porcupine” in Old English. After Porpentina (Tina) Scamander (Goldstein), Newt’s wife in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  54. Queenie: Meaning “queen” in English. After Queenie Goldstein, a witch from the Fantastic Beasts series.
  55. Rita: Meaning “pearl” in Spanish. After Rita Skeeter, Animagus and writer for the Daily Prophet.
  56. Romilda: Meaning “glorious battle maiden” in German. After Romilda Vane, a Gryffindor.
  57. Rose: Meaning “flower of love” in English. After Rose Granger-Weasley, Hermione and Ron’s daughter.
  58. Rosmerta: Meaning “good provider” in Latin. After Madam Rosmerta, the landlady of the Three Broomsticks.
  59. Sally-Anne: Meaning “blossoming princess” in Hebrew and Greek. After Sally-Anne Perks, a Hufflepuff.
  60. Susan: Meaning “lily” in Hebrew. After Susan Bones, a Hufflepuff.
  61. Veela: After the mythical, beautiful creatures of wizarding lore.
  62. Victoire: Meaning “victory” in Latin. After Victoire Weasley, daughter of Bill and Fleur.


Harry Potter boy names

  1. Argus: The name of the caretaker at Hogwarts, Argus is an ancient Greek name meaning “watchful guardian”.
  2. Arthur: If you’re a fan of the Weasleys, this is their papa’s name.
  3. Colin: A big fan of Harry, his name means “people of victory”.
  4. Cornelius: With a weakness that turned out to be dangerous, Cornelius Fudge is one of the more infamous Ministers of Magic.
  5. Frederick: One of the Weasley twins, this name of German origin means “peaceful ruler”.
  6. George: And here’s the other Weasley twin. Originally a Greek name, George means “farmer”.
  7. Godric: One of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Godric Griffindor was renowned for his bravery.
  8. Harry: Okay. We can’t not include this one. The character in the book needs no introduction. His name means “home” and “ruler”.
  9. Justin: He’s a muggle-born wizard and a friend of Harry’s. The name Justin means “fair”.
  10. Lucius: A complex villain, Lucius Malfoy is Draco’s father. His name, interestingly, means “light”.
  11. Neville: The surprisingly brave friend of the Golden Trio, a member of Dumbledore’s Army. His name means “new settlement”.
  12. Phineas: Yep, he’s Hogwarts’ reluctant headmaster, and he’s a pure-blood wizard. His name means “oracle” and “serpent’s mouth”.
  13. 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.
  14. Ronald: Yep, this is the famous Ron Weasley, the third part of the Hermione/Harry Goldern Trio. His name means “rule”.
  15. Rubeus: In Harry Potter, Rubeus is Hagrid’s first name. It’s from the Latin rubeo, meaning “red”.
  16. Seamus: One of Harry’s Griffindor friends.
  17. 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”.
  18. Xenophilius: This name is the bringing together of two Greek words ‒ ”strange” and “love”. Xenophilius (or Xeno for short) is Luna Lovegood’s father.

More 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: Meaning “from the river” in Gaelic. After Dumbledore’s brother.
  2. Adalbert: Meaning “noble bright” in German. After Adalbert Waffling, a magical scholar.
  3. Adrian: Meaning “rich” in Greek. After Adrian Pucey, a Slytherin.
  4. Aidan: Meaning “little fire” in Gaelic. After Aidan Lynch, Seeker for the Irish Quidditch team.
  5. Alberic: Meaning “elf” in German. After Alberic Grunnion, inventor of the Dungbomb.
  6. Albert: Meaning “noble and bright” in German. After Albert Runcorn, an employee of the Ministry of Magic.
  7. Ambrosius: Meaning “immortal” in Latin. After Ambrosius Flume, who ran the Honeydukes sweetshop in Hogsmeade.
  8. Amos: Meaning “carried by God” in Hebrew. After Amos Diggory, Cedric Diggory’s father and employee at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures at the Ministry of Magic.
  9. Amycus: Meaning “friendly” in Greek. After Amycus Carrow, a Death Eater.
  10. Antioch: Meaning “stubborn” in Greek. After Antioch Peverell, one of the three brothers who created (or found) the Deathly Hallows.
  11. Anthony: Meaning “priceless one” in Latin. After Anthony Goldstein, a Ravenclaw.
  12. Archie: Meaning “genuine” in German. After Archie Andrews, a Gryffindor.
  13. Armando: Meaning “soldier” in Portuguese and Spanish. After Armando Dippet, Headmaster of Hogwarts before Dumbledore.
  14. Arnold: Meaning “strong ruler” in German. After Ginny’s Pygmy Puff.
  15. Augustus: Meaning “majestic” in Latin. After Augustus Rookwood, a Death Eater.
  16. Aurelius: Meaning “golden one” in Latin. After Aurelius Dumbledore, the secret Dumbledore son in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  17. Barnabus: Meaning “son of encouragement” in Greek. After Barnabas Cuffe, editor-in-chief of the Daily Prophet.
  18. Barny: Meaning “brave bear” in German. After Harry Potter’s alias at Bill and Fleur’s wedding.
  19. Bartemius: Meaning “son of Timaeus” in Hebrew. After Bartemius Crouch and Bartemius Crouch Jr.
  20. Bill: Meaning “resolute protector” in English. After Bill Weasley, the eldest of the Weasley children.
  21. Bilius: Meaning “ill-tempered” in English. After Bilius Weasley, Ron’s uncle.
  22. Bob: Meaning “bright fame” in German. After Bob Ogden, an employee at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement at the Ministry of Magic.
  23. Cadmus: Meaning “he who excels” in Greek. After Cadmus Peverell, one of the three brothers who found (or created) the Deathly Hallows.
  24. Ciceron: Meaning “chickpea” in Latin. After Ciceron Harkiss, original owner of Honeydukes.
  25. Craig: Meaning “rock” in Scottish Gaelic. After Craig Bowker Junior, a Slytherin.
  26. Credence: Meaning “belief of something as true” in English. After Credence Barebone (later revealed as Aurelius Dumbledore) in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  27. Dedalus: Meaning “craftsman” in Greek. After Dedalus Diggle, member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  28. Dennis: Meaning “follower of Dionysus” in Greek. After Dennis Creevey, Gryffindor student and younger brother of Colin Creevey.
  29. Dirk: Meaning “people’s ruler” in Dutch. After Dirk Cresswell, Head of the Goblin Liaison Office in the Ministry of Magic.
  30. Dragomir: Meaning “precious peace” in Slavic. After Dragomir Gorgovitch, Chaser on the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team.
  31. Dudley: Meaning “people’s field” in Old English. After Dudley Dursley, Harry’s cousin.
  32. Eldred: Meaning “old counsel” in Old English. After Eldred Worple, wizard author who studied vampires.
  33. Elphias: Meaning “ready for battle” in German. After Elphias Doge, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  34. Ernie: Meaning “serious” in German. After Ernie Macmillan, a Hufflepuff.
  35. Erroll: Meaning “earl” in Old German. After the ‘ancient’ Weasley owl.
  36. Euan: Meaning “youth” in Scottish. After Euan Abercrombie, a Gryffindor.
  37. Fabian: Meaning “bean-grower” in Latin. After Fabian Prewett, brother to Molly Weasley.
  38. Fenrir: Meaning “fen-dweller” in Norse. After Fenrir Greyback, a werewolf.
  39. Fletcher: Meaning “arrow-maker” in Old English. After Mundungus Fletcher, and anti-hero of the HP universe.
  40. Florean: Meaning “blooming” in Latin. After Florean Fortescue, owner of Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor in Diagon Alley.
  41. Frank: Meaning “free” in Old French. After Frank Longbottom, Neville’s father and member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  42. Gellert: Meaning “brave with spear” in German. After Gellert Grindelwald, a Dark wizard and antagonist of the Fantastic Beasts series.
  43. Gideon: Meaning “great destroyer” in Hebrew. After Gideon Prewett, Molly Weasley’s brother and member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  44. Gilbert: Meaning “bright promise” in German. After Gilbert Wimple, an employee of the Committee on Experimental Charms at the Ministry of Magic.
  45. Graham: Meaning “gravelly homestead” in Scottish. After Graham Montague, a Slytherin.
  46. Gregory: Meaning “watchful” in Latin. After Gregory Goyle, one of Draco Malfoy’s cronies.
  47. Hagrid: Meaning “worried” in Old English. After the one and only Rubeus Hagrid.
  48. Hassan: Meaning “handsome” in Arabic. After Hassan Mostafa, a Quidditch referee.
  49. Hengist: Meaning “stallion” in Old English. After Hengist of Woodcroft, the founder of Hogsmeade.
  50. Hermes: Meaning “messenger” in Greek. After Percy Weasley’s owl.
  51. Hugo: Meaning “mind” in German. After Ron and Hermione’s son.
  52. Ignotus: Meaning “unknown” in Latin. After Ignotus Peverell, the youngest of the three brothers who were given (or created) the Deathly Hallows.
  53. Igor: Meaning “warrior” in Russian. After Igor Karkaroff, a Death Eater and Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute.
  54. Jacob: Meaning “supplanter” in Hebrew. After Jacob Kowalski, a No-Maj from the Fantastic Beasts series.
  55. Kevin: Meaning “handsome” in Irish. After Kevin Entwhistle, a Hufflepuff.
  56. Libatius: Meaning “drunk” in Latin. After Libatius Borage, a famous potioneer.
  57. Ludo: Meaning “famous fighter” in Dutch. After Ludovic (Ludo) Bagman, Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports at the Minsitry of Magic.
  58. Marcus: Meaning “dedicated to Mars” in Latin. After Marcus Belby, a Ravenclaw, or Marcus Flint, a Slytherin Chaser.
  59. Merlin: Meaning “sea fortress” in Welsh. After the legendary wizard.
  60. Michael: Meaning “who is like God” in Hebrew. After Michael Corner, a Ravenclaw.
  61. Morfin: Meaning “death from hunger” in French. After Morfin Gaunt, Voldemort’s uncle, and descendent of Salazar Slytherin.
  62. Newton: Meaning “new town” in English. After Newton (Newt) Scamander, magizooligist and protagonist of the Fantastic Beasts series.
  63. Nicolas: Meaning “victory of the people” in Greek. After Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (aka Nearly Headless Nick), a ghost of Hogwarts.
  64. Norbert: Meaning “northern brightness” in German. After Norbert (later Norberta), a dragon hatched by Hagrid.
  65. Oliver: Meaning “olive” in English. After Oliver Wood, captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team.
  66. Owen: Meaning “youthful” in Welsh. After Owen Cauldwell, a Hufflepuff.
  67. Percival: Meaning “pierce the vale” in Welsh. After Percival Dumbledore, father of Albus Dumbledore.
  68. Percy: Meaning “pierces the valley” in French. After Percy Weasley, elder brother of Ron.
  69. Peter: Meaning “rock” in Greek. After Peter Pettigrew, a Death Eater and part-time rat.
  70. Piers: Meaning “rock” in Greek. After Piers Polkiss, one of Dudley’s friends.
  71. Pius: Meaning “dutiful” in Latin. After Pius Thicknesse, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and, later, Minister of Magic (for a short time).
  72. Reginald: Meaning “king” in Latin. After Reginald Cattermole, employee in the Magical Maintenance Department at the Ministry of Magic.
  73. Regulus: Meaning “little king” in Latin. After Regulus Black, brother of Sirius.
  74. Rodolphus: Meaning “famous wolf” in Latin and German. After Rodolphus Lestrange, Death Eater and husband of Bellatrix.
  75. Roger: Meaning “famous spear” in German. After Roger Davies, a Ravenclaw.
  76. Rufus: Meaning “red-haired” in Latin. After Rufus Scrimgeour, one-time Minister of Magic.
  77. Salazar: Meaning “old hall” in Basque. After Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hoogwarts.
  78. Scorpius: Meaning “scorpion” in Latin. After Scorpius Malfoy, Draco’s son.
  79. Stan: Meaning “stone clearing” in Old English. After Stanley Shunpike, conductor of the Knight Bus.
  80. Stewart: Meaning “house guard” in Old English. After Stewart Ackerley, a Ravenclaw.
  81. Sturgis: Meaning “son of Turgis” in Norse. After Sturgis Podmore, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  82. Teddy: Meaning “wealthy protector” in French. After Edward (Teddy) Lupin, son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks.
  83. Theseus: Meaning “institution” in Greek. After Theseus Scamander, Newt’s brother in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  84. Vernon: Meaning “alder tree” in Latin. After Vernon Dursley, Harry’s uncle.
  85. Viktor: Meaning “champion” in Latin. After Viktor Krum, Harry’s competition in the Triwizard Tournament.
  86. Vincent: Meaning “to conquer” in Latin. After Vincent Crabbe, another of Draco Malfoy’s cronies.
  87. Yusuf: Meaning “God increases” in Hebrew. After Yusuf Kama, Leta Lestrange’s half-brother in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  88. Zacharias: Meaning “God remembers” in Hebrew. After Zacharias Smith, a Hufflepuff.

What is a unisex Harry Potter name?

There aren’t many options for gender-neutral Harry Potter names from the franchise, but here’s what we found for unisex Harry Potter names that could work for boys, girls, and they-bies:

  1. Alecto: Meaning “unceasing” in Greek. After Alecto Carrow, a Death Eater.
  2. Arkie: Meaning “bold and beautiful” in Sanskrit. After Arkie Alderton, a broomstick designer.
  3. Bertie: Meaning “bright raven” in French. After Bertie Bott, inventor of the Every Flavour Beans.
  4. Blaise: One of Draco Malfoy’s Slytherin friends, Blaise Zabini was also part of the Slug Club.
  5. Charlie: Meaning “free man” in French. After Charlie Weasley, second eldest Weasley child.
  6. Dobby: Meaning “bright fame” in German, a nickname of Robert. After Dobby the house elf.
  7. Firenze: Another elusive centaur dwelling in the Forbidden Forest, who also taught Divination at Hogwarts.
  8. James: Harry’s dad (also the name of his son), meaning “supplanter” in Hebrew. More recently, a gender-neutral name ‒ pioneered by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.
  9. Lee: Meaning “meadow” in Old English. After Lee Jordan, Gryffindor student and Hogwarts Quidditch commentator.
  10. Nagini: Meaning “snake” in Sanskrit. After Voldemort’s Maledictus snake.
  11. Ronan: One of Firenze and Bane’s fellow centaurs from the Forbidden Forest.
  12. Terry: Meaning “smooth” in Latin. After Terry Boot, a Ravenclaw


Harry Potter professors’ names

  1. Alastor: He’s the slightly cantankerous Mad-Eye Moody in the Order of Phoenix. His name means “man’s defender”.
  2. Albus: That’s Professor Dumbledore to you. Albus is his first name.
  3. Aurora: This beautiful name of Greek origin means “dawn” ‒ and it’s the name of the witchy astronomy professor at Hogwarts.
  4. Bathsheda: Meaning “daughter of oath” in Hebrew. Bathsheda Babbling was the professor of the Study of Ancient Runes at Hogwarts.
  5. Charity: This professor of Muggle Studies has a terrible run-in with Voldemort and his clan. Nonetheless, she has a beautifully generous name.
  6. Cuthbert: Meaning “brilliant” in Old English. After Cuthbert Binns, professor of History of Magic at Hogwarts.
  7. Dolores: Meaning “sorrows” in Latin. After Dolores Umbridge, who was arguably more evil than Lord Voldemort himself.
  8. Filius: Professor Filius Flitwick is a human with some goblin in him. His name means “heir”.
  9. Gilderoy: Meaning “son of the red-headed one” in Irish. After Gilderoy Lockhart, author and one-time professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts.
  10. Pomona: Meaning “fruit” in Latin. After Pomona Sprout, Herbology professor at Hogwarts.
  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. Minerva: She is one powerful professor (and played by none other than the inimitable Maggie Smith). Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom.
  13. Poppy: She’s the school nurse, Madam Pomfrey. The name refers to the beautiful red flower worn to commemorate WW1.
  14. Quirinus: Meaning “person from Sabine” in Latin. After Quirinus Quirrell, one-time professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts ‒ although it turned out, he was possessed by Voldemort.
  15. 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.
  16. Rolanda: Meaning “renowned land” in German. After Rolanda Hooch, Flying instructor at Hogwarts.
  17. Septima: Meaning “seventh-born” in Latin. After Septima Vector, professor of Arithmancy at Hogwarts.
  18. Severus: One to watch out for. It’s the first name of the anguished Snape. It comes from Latin roots and means “harsh”.
  19. Silvanus: Meaning “from the woods” in Latin. After Silvanus Kettleburn, previous professor of Care of Magical Creatures.
  20. Sinistra: Meaning “left” in Latin. After Professor Aurora Sinistra, who taught Astronomy at Hogwarts.
  21. Sybill: Meaning “oracle” in Greek. After Sybill Trelawney, professor of Divination at Hogwarts.
  22. Wilhelmina: Meaning “desire to protect” in German. After Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, substitute professor of Care of Magical Creatures.

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. Andromeda: Tonks’ mother, one of the original members of the Order of the Phoenix.
  2. Bane: The mysterious centaur in the Forbidden Forest.
  3. Bellatrix: Think power. Think danger. Think Bellatrix Lestrange. Her name means (quite aptly) “female warrior”.
  4. 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.
  5. Cormac: Cormac McLaggen tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, but lost out to Ron.
  6. Dean: He’s a chaser in the Gryffindor quidditch team, and his name means “valley”.
  7. Draco: Yep, he’s one of the better-known baddies. His name means “dragon”.
  8. Eulalie: Meaning “well-spoken” in Greek. After Eulalie (Lally) Hicks, Charms professor of the American Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  9. Fawkes: Dumbledore’s fiery pet phoenix, who saves Harry’s life in the Chamber of Secrets.
  10. Garrick: The first name of the wand-maker, Ollivander. Now that’s something to strive for. His name means “spear king”.
  11. Kingsley: Full name Kingsley Shacklebolt, easily one of the coolest wizards working at the Ministry of Magic.
  12. Leta: Meaning “gladly” in Greek. After Leta Lestrange, Newt’s brother’s fiancée in the Fantastic Beasts series.
  13. Luna: Luna Lovegood is a witch from Ravenclaw House and a member of Dumbledore’s army. Her name is from the Latin for “moon”.
  14. Rowena: One of the four founders of Hogwarts, Rowena was known for her intelligence, and began house Ravenclaw.
  15. Sirius: Sirius Black is Harry’s godfather and a pure-blood wizard. His name is of Greek origin and means “burning brightly”.

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