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Names from Harry Potter

Names from Harry Potter

by EtymologyAce

This List is a compilation of names and definitions of the names of J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter novels

Harry
English- army ruler/leader; The Name of JK's title chracter; fitting, seeing as how his saga plays out. Marries Ginny Weasley. Youngest Gryffindor House Quidditch team mamber in a century, plays Seeker (books 1-6).
James
Hebrew- supplanter; Harry's middle name; named for his father, James Potter
Lily
English- lily flower; Harry's mother; her sister is also named after a flower (Petunia Dursley)
Molly
English- sea of bitterness; Mrs. Weasley; mother of Harry's best friend and Harry's girlfriend (Ron Weasley and Ginny [Ginevra] Weasley)
Arthur
Welsh- bear; Mr. Weasley; father of Harry's best friend and Harry's girlfriend (Ron Weasley and Ginny [Ginevra] Weasley)
Fred
English- peace ruler; Weasley Twin, dies in Battle of Hogwarts in HPDH, prankster, co-owns Weasley's Wizard Wheezes with his twin George. Gryffindor House Quidditch team Beater (books 1-5)
George
Greek- farmer; Weasley twin, prankster, co-owns Weasley's Wizard Wheezes with his twin Fred; Gryffindor House Quidditch team Beater (books 1-5)
William (Bill)
English- strong willed; Eldest Weasley son, marries Fleur Delacour in HPDH
Charlie
English- free man; second Weasley son, never marries, works with dragons
Percy
French- pierce valley; third Weasley son, extremely studious
Ginevra
Italian- fair one; only Weasley daughter, youngest child, Harry Potter's Girlfriend (later his wife). Gryffindor House Quidditch team reserve seeker, chaser (book 5/6)
Ronald
English- counsel rule; Youngest Weasley son, Harry Potter's best friend, marries Hermione Granger. Gryffindor House Quidditch team keeper, (books 5-6)
Hermione
Greek- pillar queen; Harry Potter's best friend, Muggle-born, marries Ron Weasley
Albus
Latin- white; 1st name of Hogwarts Headmaster (books 1-6), Albus Dumbledore
Percival
(see Percy) One of Albus Dumbledore's middle names
Wulfric
Ancient Germanic- powerful, wolf-like one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names
Brian
Irish- high, noble one of Albus Dumbledore's middle names
Ariana
Italian- very holy; Dumbledore's little sister
Kendra
French- powerful; Dumbledore's mother
Dean
English- from the valley; Gryffindor, Harry Potter's year. Gryffindor House reserve chaser (book 6)
Seamus
Irish- supplanter; Gryffindor, Harry Potter's year
Neville
French- New Town; Harry Potter's classmate; Gryffindor; marries Hannah Abbott; eventually becomes Hogwarts Herbology professor
Lavender
English- purple flower; Gryffindor, Harry Potter's year
Parvati
Indian (Sanskrit)- Daughter of the Mountain; Gryffindor, Harry Potter's year; Patil twin
Padma
Indian (Sanskrit)- Lotus Plant; Ravenclaw, Harry Potter's year; Patil twin
Oliver
English- Elf Army; Gryffindor, Quidditch captain (plays Keeper, books 1-3), 4 years above Harry Potter
Katie (Katherine)
English- pure; Gryffindor, Gryffindor House Quidditch team Chaser (books 1-6), 1 year above Harry Potter
Angelina
Italian- Messenger of God; Gryffindor; Gryffindor House Quidditch team chaser (books 1-5), 2 years above Harry Potter; Gryffindor Quidditch Captain book 5
Alicia
English- Of Noble Kin; Gryffindor; Gryffindor House Quidditch team chaser (books 1-5), 2 years above Harry Potter
Draco
Italian/Latin- Dragon; Syltherin, same Year as Harry Potter, Harry's school arch-rival, Slytherin House Quidditch team seeker (books 2-6)
Lucius
Latin- Light; Draco's father, Death Eater
Narcissa
Greek- sleep, numbness; Draco's mother, Death Eater
Bellatrix
Latin- female warrior; Death Eater, Lord Voldemort's most devoted/loyal follower
Siruis
Latin/Greek- burning star; Harry Potter's god-father; James Potter's best friend; animagus, one of the four authors of the Marauder's Map (Padfoot) (Prisoner of Azkaban); convicted to life in prison for a crime he didn't commit, but escaped- only man ever known to do so until HP 5; died in battle (killed by his cousin [Bellatrix Lestrange]) in HP 5
Remus
from an ancient Roman myth, meaning unknown; James Potter's best friend, werewolf, one of the authors of the Marauder's Map (Moony. Marries Nymphadora Tonks (HPDH) father to Teddy Remus Lupin, Harry Potter's God-son.
John
Hebrew- God is gracious; (Remus' middle name)
Orion
Ancient Greek- boundary, limit; (Sirius' middle name)
Minerva
Latin- intellect; Hogwarts deputy Headmistress, Head of Gryffindor House, Transfiguration Professor
Tom
Greek- twin; Voldemort's real first name, also the name of his father (who was a Muggle) Tom Riddle Sr.
Severus
Latin- stern, severe; Head of Slytherin House, double agent, fighting against Voldemort; killed by Voldemort personally; hates the Potter men (Harry and James), but in love with Lily Evans (Harry's mother)
Regulus
Latin/Greek- heart of a lion; Sirius' little brother- first to discover the secret of the Horcruxes
Vincent
Latin- conqueror; Syltherin, Harry Potter's year, one of Draco Malfoy's goons (aka Crabe)
Hepzibah
Hebrew- my delight is in her; minor character in HBP; Voldemort stole things from her that he later turned into Horcruxes
Gregory
English- watchful, alert; Slytherin, Harry Potter's year, one of Draco Malfoy's goons (aka Goyle)
Helga
Scandinavian/German- holy, blessed; one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Hufflepuff) symbol: Badger colors: black and yellow
Godric
Anglo-Saxon- power of God; one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Gryffindor) symbol: Lion colors: scarlet/crimson and gold
Rowena
English- joy, fame; one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Ravenclaw) symbol: raven colors: bule and bronze
Salazar
Spanish- Palace; one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Slytherin); Voldemort's great-great-great-grandfather- creator of the Chamber of Secrets, master of the Basilisk, Parslemouth symbol: snake colors: silver and green
Colin
English- a derivative of the French and Greek Nicholas, meaning 'victory of the people'; a young Gryffindor, who is Harry Potter's biggest fan.
Viktor
Bulgarian- victor
Fleur
French- flower
Cedric
English- beloved
Luna
Italian- moon
Hannah
Hebrew- grace
Susan
Hebrew- lily flower
Amelia
Latin- to strive or to rival
Eloise
French- a form of Louise
Merope
Greek Mythology- one of the Pleiades who hid her face in shame from marrying a mortal
Petunia
English- petunia flower
Vernon
English- alder tree
Dudley
English- from Dudda's tree/clearing
Marjorie
English- Pearl
Euan
Scotch Gaelic- from the yew tree
Armando
Spanish/Italian/Portugese- form of Herman, meaning army man
Irma
German- whole, universal
Rubeus
possible Latin root- red
Gilderoy
French- gilded/golden king
Alastor
Scottish- form of Alistair, meaning protector of the people
Poppy
English- Poppy flower
Sibyll
Latin, Greek- seer, prophetess
Bathilda
German- Heroine
Dedalus
Greek- cunning, clever
Arabella
Latin- invokable
Mundungus
Spanish root- garbage, filth
Dilys
Welsh- genuine
Florean
Latin (Anglicized)- Flowering
Miranda
Latin- wonderful, admirable
Olympe
French- Olympian
Rita
Spanish- Pearl
Phyllida
Greek- green leaves, foliage
Emeric
German- Work ruler, leader
Quentin
Latin- fifth
Vindictus
Latin- vindictive, evil
Adalbert
Old German- noble, bright
Kennilworthy
Scottish-handsome and worthy of respect
Ludovic
French- Famed warrior
Bartemius
Latin- to hide, hole up, cover
Cornelius
Latin- Horn
Bertha
German- Bright
Newton
English- From the new town
Kingsley
English- From the King's field
Andromeda
Greek- Ruler of men
Nymphadaora
Greek- Gift of the Nymphs
Ted/Teddy
English- Diminutive form of Edward or Theodore
Malcolm
Scottish- Follower of St. Columbus
Eleanor
French- of unknown meaning
Millicent
English- Mild strength
Penelope
Greek- with a webl over her face
Cho
Japanese- butterfly
Dennis
English- Devotee Of Dionysos
Justin
English- Just, fair
Marcus
Latin- warlike
Terry/Terrence
Latin- Unknown meaning
Lee
English- field
Morag
Hebrew- threshing sledge
Graham
English- From Granta's village
Adrian
Latin- From Hadria
Pansy
American Violet Flower
Blaise
French- limping
Piers
English- rock
Nicholas/Nick
Greek- Victory of the people
Helena
Greek- light
Ronan
Gaelic- Red, little seal
Firenze
Hungarian, Italian- form of Florence
Hedwig
German- Battle, War
Norbert
Germain- Bright north
Andrew
Greek- Manly
Arnold
German- Eagle Power
Argus
Greek- Bright
Humphrey
English- peaceful warrior
Alphard
Greek- The only one in the serpent
Broderick
Welsh- Son Of Rhydderch
Pierre
French- Rock
Kevin
Irish- pretty
Karl
German- man
Cassandra
Greek- she who entangles men
Oswald
English- God Rule
Ernie
English- Diminutive form of Ernest
Evan
Welsh- God is Good
Davey
English- Diminutive form of David
Hestia
Greek- Hearth
Igor
Russian- warrior
Inigo
Spanish- fiery
Rabastan
Greek- Head of the Snake
Rosmerta
Gaulish- The Great Provider
Natalie
French- Born on Christmas Day
Phineas
Hebrew- Nubian
Pomona
Latin- Fruit tree
Peter
Greek- Rock
Stanley/Stan
English- from the stony field
Dolores
Spanish- sorrows
Jane
English- God is Gracious
Jean
English- God is Gracious
Willy
English- see William
Verity
English- from the Latin "Veritas", meaning truth
Demzela
Unknown Origin
Patricia
English- Noble
Ritchie
English- Diminutive form of Richard, meaning brave ruler
Cormac
Irish-destroying son
Avery
English- Elf ruler
Miles
Latin- Soldier
Tracey
English- From Tracy, France
Daphne
Greek- Laurel tree
Harper
English- Harp player
Bradley
English- From the broad meddow
Bem
African- Peace

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