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

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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