78 Harry Potter Names for Your Little Witch or Wizard
If you are a “Potterhead” as well as an expecting parent, it may be a no-brainer for you to choose a name from the Harry Potter universe for your new little addition.
Of course, everyone knows the main members of The Golden Trio, but if you are looking for something more unique for your baby boy or baby girl, there are plenty of options to choose from below.
We have included Harry Potter character descriptions as well, in case you don’t quite remember who they are (there are SO many!) And not only are there girl names and boy names but there are great gender-neutral name options from the Wizarding World names too!
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Harry Potter Names for Boys
- Aberforth - Aberforth Dumbledore is the brother of Albus and Ariana, as well as the father of Aurelius.
- Albus - Albus Dumbledore is a wizard and a Headmaster of Hogwarts as well as a wielder of the Elder Wand.
- Amos - Amos Diggory is the father of Cedric Diggory.
- Argus - Argus Filch was the school caretaker at Hogwarts.
- Cedric - Cedric Diggory is one of the main characters in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and represents Hogwarts in the Triwizard Tournament alongside Harry.
- Colin - Colin Creevey was a muggle-born wizard and a Gryffindor student that was also part of Dumbledore’s Army
- Cormac - Cormac McLaggen is another member of the Gryffindor House and his family is popular among the Ministry of Magic.
- Cornelius - Cornelius Fudge was a Minister for Magic, which meant he ran the governing body in the wizarding world.
- Dean - Dean Thomas is a half-blood wizard member of Gryffindor House and a chaser for the quidditch team.
- Draco - Draco Malfoy, son of Lucius and Narcissa, is a member of Slytherin House and is Harry Potter’s rival.
- Dudley - Dudley Dursley is Harry’s cousin and son of Vernon and Petunia, and also a muggle.
- Fred - Fred Weasley is one of the older brothers of Ron Weasley. He is George’s twin and his other siblings are Bill, Charlie, Percy, and Ginny.
- Garrick - Garrick Ollivander is a wand-making wizard who founded the shop Ollivander’s for young witches and wizards to purchase their wands.
- George - George Weasley is one of the Weasley twins and brother to Bill, Charlie, Percy, Ron, and Ginny.
- Gellert - Gellert Grindelwald is a dark wizard and the main antagonist of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- Gilderoy - Gilderoy Lockhart is a very famous author and was once the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
- Godric - Godric Gryffindor was the founder of Gryffindor House.
- Horace - Horace Slughorn was once the Potions Professor and the Head of Slytherin House.
- Kingsley - Kingsley Shacklebold worked for the Ministry of Magic as an Auror.
- Lucius - Lucius Malfoy is the father of Draco Malfoy and the husband of Narcissa Black.
- Neville - Neville Longbottom was a Gryffindor student and one of the central characters of the Harry Potter series.
- Newt - Newt Scamander (born Newton) is a Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
- Nicholas - Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington or “Nearly Headless Nick” is the Gryffindor House ghost.
- Orion - Orion Black was the father of the central character Sirius Black.
- Percy - Percy Weasley is the brother of Bill, Charlie, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny. He was a prefect in Gryffindor.
- Phineas - Phineas Black is the brother of Sirius Black and former Headmaster at Hogwarts.
- Remus - Remus Lupin is a former Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts and the husband of Nymphadora Tonks. He is also a werewolf.
- Ronald - Ronald or Ron Weasley is one of the main protagonists of the series and one of Harry Potter’s best friends.
- Rubeus - Rubeus Hagrid is the Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.
- Salazar - Salazar Slytherin is the founder of Slytherin House.
- Seamus - Seamus Finnigan was a half-blood wizard and sorted into Gryffindor at Hogwarts and he was also a member of Dumbledore’s Army.
- Severus - Severus Snape was the Potions Professor and Head of Slytherin House at Hogwarts and eventually taught Defensive Against the Dark Arts and became Headmaster.
- Sirius - Sirius Black is the godfather of Harry Potter and was wrongly accused of the murder of Peter Pettigrew and spent several years in the Prison of Azkaban.
- Theseus - Theseus Scamander was a wizard and the older brother of Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts series.
- Vernon - Vernon Dursley is the uncle and legal guardian of Harry Potter. He is also the husband of Petunia and the father of Dudley.
- Viktor - Viktor Krum was a Bulgarian wizard who attended the Durmstrang Institute. His name was drawn from the Goblet of Fire and he competed in the Triwizard Tournament.
- Yusuf - Yusuf Kama is a French wizard in the Fantastic Beasts franchise and also the half-brother of Leta Lestrange.
Harry Potter Names for Girls
- Alicia - Alicia Spinnet was a Gryffindor student, chaser on the Quidditch team, and best friend of Hermione Granger.
- Andromeda - Andromeda Tonks was born Andromeda Black and is the sister of Narcissa Black and Bellatrix Lestrange. Nymphadora Tonks is also her daughter.
- Arabella - Arabella Figg or “Old Mrs. Figg” is a neighbor of Harry Potter and the Dursleys.
- Ariana - Ariana Dumbledore was the younger sister of Albus and Aberforth. She was killed in the crossfire of a three-way duel between her brothers and Gellert Grindelwald.
- Aurora - Aurora Sinistra was an astronomy professor at Hogwarts.
- Bathsheda - Bathsheda Babbling was the Professor of Ancient Runes at Hogwarts.
- Bellatrix - Bellatrix Lestrange was a powerful witch who was taught the dark arts by Lord Voldemort. She is also a Death Eater.
- Charity - Charity Burbage was a Professor of Muggle Studies at Hogwarts.
- Delphi - Delphi Diggory is featured in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. She is revealed to be the daughter of Tom Riddle (Lord Voldemort) and Bellatrix Lestrange.
- Dolores - Dolores Umbridge is a powerful witch that was once a part of the Ministry of Magic.
- Emmeline - Emmeline Vance was a member of the first and second Order of the Phoenix.
- Fleur - Fleur Delacour is a French witch who competed in the Triwizard Tournament and married Bill Weasley.
- Ginny - Ginny Weasley (born Ginerva) was a Gryffindor student and the youngest Weasley sibling. She eventually becomes the wife of Harry Potter.
- Hedwig - Hedwig is Harry Potter’s pet snowy owl who he received as a birthday gift from Hagrid.
- Helena - Helena Ravenclaw is known as the Grey Lady and the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw.
- Helga - Helga Hufflepuff is the founder of the Hufflepuff House.
- Hermione - Hermione Granger is a muggle-born witch and one of the main protagonists in the Harry Potter series. She is also one of the best friends of Harry Potter.
- Lavender - Lavender Brown is a pure-blood witch that was sorted into Gryffindor House and she used to be a love interest of Ron Weasley.
- Leta - Leta Lestrange was seen in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She is related to Bellatrix Lestrange through marriage and has a close relationship with Newt Scamander.
- Lily - Lily Potter is the mother of Harry Potter.
- Luna - Luna Lovegood is a witch in the Gryffindor House and the only child of Xenophilius Lovegood.
- Molly - Molly Weasley is the matriarch of the Weasley family and mother to all of the Weasley siblings. She is married to Arthur Weasley.
- Millicent - Millicent Bulstrode was a Slytherin student and was once part of Dolores Umbridge’s Inquisitorial Squad.
- Minerva - Minerva McGonagall was Professor of Transfiguration at Hogwarts and the Head of Gryffindor House.
- Myrtle - Myrtle Warren or “Moaning Myrtle” was a Ravenclaw student who was murdered by the Serpent of Slytherin.
- Narcissa - Narcissa Black is the wife of Lucius Malfoy, sister of Bellatrix Lestrange, and mother of Draco Malfoy.
- Nymphadora - Nymphadora Tonks was the daughter of Andromeda Tonks and the wife of Remus Lupin.
- Padma - Padma Patil was a Ravenclaw student at Hogwarts and the identical twin sister of Parvati.
- Parvati - Parvati Patil was a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts and the identical twin sister of Padma.
- Petunia - Petunia Dursley is the wife of Vernon Dursley, mom of Dudley Dursley, aunt of Harry Potter, and the sister of Lily Potter.
- Pomona - Pomona Sprout was the Head of the Herbology Department and the Head of the Hufflepuff House at Hogwarts.
- Poppy - Madam Poppy Pomfrey was the matron or nurse at Hogwarts.
- Queenie - Queenie Goldstein is a witch in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She is the sister of Tina Goldstein and the wife of Jacob Kowalski.
- Rolanda - Madam Rolanda Hooch was the Flying Instructor and Quidditch Referee and coach at Hogwarts.
- Romilda - Romilda Vane was a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts.
- Rowena - Rowena Ravenclaw was the founder of Ravenclaw House.
- Sybill - Sybill Trelawney was the Professor of Divination at Hogwarts.
Gender-Neutral Harry Potter Names
- Blaise - Blaise Zabini was a Slytherin student at Hogwarts.
- George - George Weasley is one of the older brothers of Ron Weasley. He is Fred’s twin and his other siblings are Bill, Charlie, Percy, and Ginny.
- Harry - Harry Potter is the title character and the main protagonist of the series. This would be a great nickname for “Harriet” if you are looking for a unisex name.
- James - James Potter was the father of Harry Potter. This name is often used for a baby girl or a baby boy.
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Stefanie Miller, Lead Baby Names Writer
Stefanie is an experienced parenting writer and has published works in other publications such as Motherly.