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Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary With These Baby Names From the Books

Harry Potter may not be a baby anymore (can you believe the franchise just turned 20?), but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a page out of the books by naming our kids after one of our favorite characters.

From the halls of Hogwarts comes this list of very cool baby names, where headmasters, professors, students and everyone they interact with are fair game. These names have appeared in a Harry Potter book, but some may not be easily recognizable unless you’re a hardcore fan. That’s what makes them so appealing — naming your daughter Hermione may remind folks of Harry Potter’s world, but naming her Hannah will not be such an easy clue to uncover.

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Some of these names have origins in classic literature or mythology, which makes them interesting and fully unique, while others are more common names.

Harry Potter names for girls

  • Alice: Neville’s mother
  • Amelia: Aunt of Susan Bones
  • Ariana: Sister of Albus Dumbledore
  • Charity: Professor of Muggle Studies at Hogwarts
  • Cho: Student in Ravenclaw
  • Fleur: Beauxbatons student
  • Hannah: Student in Hufflepuff
  • Hermione: Student in Gryffindor
  • Irma: Hogwarts librarian
  • Katie: Student in Gryffindor
  • Lavender: Student in Gryffindor
  • Lily: Harry’s mother
  • Luna: Student in Ravenclaw
  • Marjorie: Sister of Vernon Dursley
  • Millicent: Student in Slytherin
  • Minerva: Professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts
  • Molly: Mother of the Weasley clan
  • Olympe: Headmistress of Beauxbatons
  • Penelope: Student in Ravenclaw
  • Petunia: Aunt of Harry
  • Rowena: Co-founder of Hogwarts
  • Susan: Student in Hufflepuff

Harry Potter names for boys

  • Alastor: Retired dark wizard hunter
  • Albus: Headmaster of Hogwarts
  • Amos: Father of Cedric Diggory
  • Arthur: Father of the Weasley clan
  • Cedric: Student in Hufflepuff
  • Cormac: Hogwarts student
  • Draco: Student in Slytherin
  • Garrick: Owner of Ollivanders
  • Gregory: Student in Slytherin
  • Harry: Main character of the series
  • James: Harry’s father
  • Justin: Student in Hufflepuff
  • Kingsley: Dark wizard hunter
  • Ludo: Quidditch player
  • Neville: Student in Gryffindor
  • Nicholas: Alchemist
  • Remus: Werewolf, professor
  • Ron: Harry’s best friend
  • Seamus: Student in Gryffindor
  • Severus: Head of Slytherin House
  • Sirius: Harry’s godfather
  • Theodore: Student in Slytherin
  • Vernon: Uncle of Harry
  • Viktor: Durmstrang student
  • Vincent: Student in Slytherin

Harry Potter baby names
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Updated by Sarah Long on 6/26/17

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