Magical Baby Names Inspired by Harry Potter

“[E]very child in our world will know his name!”

From Andromeda to Xenophilius, names Harry Potter fans will love. Presented in alphabetical order by


  • Alastor - AKA Mad Eye Moody, the brave and eccentric Auror.
  • Albus - Dumbledore, headmaster at Hogwarts and one of the most powerful wizards who ever lived. Harry also calls his son Albus.
  • Antioch - Surname Peverell; Original owner of the Elder Wand in The Tale of the Three Brothers
  • Arthur – Loveable Muggle-obsessed father of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley.
  • Bill – Oldest of the Weasleys; Bill is handsome, adventurous and cool. 
  • Blaise – Slytherin student, friends with Draco Malfoy.
  • Cadmus – Owner of the Resurrection Stone in The Tale of the Three Brothers
  • Cedric – The handsome Hufflepuff student was a school prefect, Quidditch captain and co-winner of the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Charlie – Second of the Weasley boys, and a member of the Order of the Phoenix and a dragons master!
  • Dudley – Joking, please don't name your child after this bully!
  • Filius – Professor Flitwick is Head of Ravenclaw and teaches charms.
  • Florean – owner of Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour at Diagon Alley (and subject of a ghost plot)
  • Fred – identical twin brother of George Weasley, this pair are brave but mischievous
  • George – identical twin brother of Fred Weasley (see above)
  • Harry - naturally, it makes perfect sense to name your child after the Boy Who Lived
  • Ignotus – Owner of the Invisibility Cloak in The Tale of the Three Brothers
  • James – Harry Potter's father, who Harry looks just like (his green eyes are from his mother) Died protecting his family. Harry names his son James.
  • Kingsley – Auror and eventually the Minister for Magic
  • Remus – Wonderful Professor Lupin was certainly our favourite Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher.
  • Ron – Lovable Ron is best friends with Harry and Hermione and youngest Son of the Weasleys.
  • Rubeus – Big, friendly half-giant Hagrid's first name.
  • Severus – Snape was spying on the Death Eaters for the Order of the Phoenix. An unlikely hero, Harry calls his own son after him (Albus Severus)
  • Sirius – Black was Harry Potter's godfather, Harry names his own son after him (James Sirius)
  • Teddy - Remus and Tonk's only son, named after her father
  • Viktor – Famous Bulgarian Quidditch player and Durmstrang student who participated in the Triwizard Tournament, dated Hermione.
  • Xenophilius – What a name! Father of Luna Lovegood, and editor of The Quibbler.


  • Andromeda - Disowned by the Black family for marrying Muggle-born Ted Tonks, mother of Nymphadora Tonks.
  • Ariana - Sister to Albus Dumbledore
  • Augusta - Neville Longbottom's fierce and brave grandmother
  • Aurora – Professor Sinistra iteaches Astronomy at Hogwarts.
  • Cho – Chang is a pretty Ravenclaw student, star Quidditch Seeker and Harry's first girlfriend.
  • Emmeline – a "stately looking witch" that helps deliver Harry to Grimmauld Place, a member of the Order of the Phoenix. 
  • Fleur – Breathtakingly beautiful Beauxbaton student who participated in the Triwizard Tournament representing, later married Bill Weasley.
  • Ginevra / Ginny – Only daughter and youngest of the Weasleys, Harry Potter's true love.
  • Hermione – one of Harry's best friends. She is incredibly intelligent, a book-lover, and a Mudblood and proud of it!
  • Irma – Pince is the Hogwarts librarian (and fellow book lover)
  • Lavender – The prettiest name! Brown is a Gryffindor student and was Ron's first girlfriend
  • Lily – Harry Potter's beautiful mother, died protecting him against Voldemort. Harry names his daughter after her.
  • Luna – She is one of a kind! Wonderfully unique Ravenclaw student. Harry gives his daughter this middle name.
  • Minerva – Professor McGonagall is Head of Gryffindor House and teaches Transfiguration
  • Molly – Mother of the Weasleys, excellent at household spells and kicking Deatheaters' arses
  • Nymphadora - Tonks hates her name, but we think its quite cool!
  • Padma – Ravenclaw student, identical twin sister of Parvati Patil
  • Parvati – Gryffindor student, identical twin sister of Padma Patil
  • Poppy – Hogwarts school nurse, she can heal almost anything
  • Pomona – Professor Sprout teaches Herbology and is Head of Hufflepuff house.
  • Rolanda – Madame Hooch is Hogwarts flying instructor and Quidditch referee.

Have we left out your favourite? Comment below if so!

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