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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?
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  • Rowena

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    A fabled storybook name via the heroine of Ivanhoe, Rowena has some old-fashioned charm, though most modern parents seem to prefer Rowan.  Read More 

  • Rufus

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    Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of cool... Read More 

  • Seamus

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    Parents who have tired of Sean are now contemplating Seamus, the Irish form of James, which has a lot more substance and verve. One of the name's most famous bearers is the 1995 Nobel Prize-winnin... Read More 

  • Severus

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    Though it has literary credentials--making an appearance in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and as the mean-spirited teacher Severus Snape in the Harry Potter books, most modern parents would find it ... Read More 

  • Sirius

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    Yes, it's the name of the brightest star in the sky, but can't you just hear people saying, "Are you serious?" Singer Erykah Badu used it as a middle name for son Seven.  Read More 

  • Sybill

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  • Tom

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    Just like Sam and Ben, Tom could be revived as a simple, well liked name on its own.  Read More 

  • Vernon

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    Once aristocratic British surname yet to be revived. Vince Vaughn recently gave his son the same double initials as his own when he named him Vernon Vaughn. Read More 

  • Viktor

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  • Zacharias

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    One of several more venerable names that get to the nickname Zack if you're tired of Zachary. In the New Testament, Zacharias was the husband of Elizabeth and father of John the Baptist.  Read More 

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