Harry Potter Names

Since the release of the mega-hit Harry Potter series, muggles everywhere have been interested in the magical and mystifying names within J.K. Rowling's wizard world. Here's a list of the most notable and enchanted names of Harry Potter. Which one casts a spell on you?
  • George

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    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Gideon

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    Gideon is an unjustly neglected Old Testament name—which has just recently started to climb— and is an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and... Read More 

  • Ginny

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    Ginny was more common before Jenny and its myriad variants came along. Read More 

  • Hagrid

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    Gentle giant Rubeus Hagrid is the groundskeeper at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter novels (probably after Hagrid Rubes, the equally kind ancient Greek mythological giant), but that's not the... Read More 

  • Harry

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    We're just wild about Harry!

    Harry was everyone's elderly uncle until Princess Diana, following British royal tradition, named her son Henry but called him Harry. Then Harry... Read More 

  • Helena

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    Helena is a more delicate and dainty version of Helen, a favorite of Shakespeare, who used it in both All's Well That Ends Well and A Midsummer's Night Dream. Historically,... Read More 

  • Helga

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    Flat-footed and broad-bottomed. Read More 

  • Hepzibah

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    A "you can't do this to your daughter" name. More classic version Hephzibah doesn't improve matters.Read More 

  • Hermione

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    Hermione's costarring role in Harry Potter has made this previously ignored, once stodgy name suddenly viable. Hermione could really take off once today's children start having kids of... Read More 

  • Horace

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    The ancient name Horace sounds fustily fuddy-duddy, and yet, with the resurrection of Homer, and the new interest in old Roman names...who knows.

    Its early popularity--it was in the... Read More 

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