15 Harry Potter-Inspired Baby Names

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, based on JK Rowling’s 1997 novel of the same name. If you grew up on the famous wizard’s tales and are welcoming a baby soon, why not look to Hogwarts to inspire your hunt for a baby name? We’ve rounded up some of our favourites.

Harry

No list would be complete without the boy wizard himself

 

Ron

Harry’s loveable red-haired best friend

 

Albus

First name of the very wise Professor Dumbledore

 

Hermione

Harry’s intelligent and over-achieving best friend

 

Draco

One of Harry Potter’s enemies

 

Ginny

Ron’s little sister, and the youngest of the Weasley clan

 

Minerva

First name of Professor McGonagall, head of Gryffindor House

 

Luna

Harry’s friend, and later a member of Dumbledore’s Army

 

Remus

A professor who was awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed after his effort in the Battle of Hogwarts

 

Astoria

The youngest daughter of the Greengrass family (one of the oldest pure-blooded families in Britain) and wife to Draco Malfoy

 

Daphne

Sister to Astoria, and was in Slytherin House in Harry’s year

 

Bellatrix

Voldemort’s wing woman who was imprisoned for life in Azkaban

 

Lucius

Father of Draco and a former Death Eater

 

Newt

Short for Newton, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 

Sybill

Professor of Divination at Hogwarts

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