Gender: Male Meaning of Draco: "dragon" Origin of Draco: Greek from Latin

Draco Origin and Meaning

The name Draco is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "dragon".

For as long as we all shall live, Harry Potter's sneering nemesis.

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CecilyG Says:


I'm loving this name right now. I think the Harry Potter association will die down by the time my future kid is going to school. I mean I'll totally read him the books. I just think his name won't turn heads in that sense.

Mickeywich Says:


I love the name Draco. The meaning of dragon is sooo cool. Plus Draco is my favorite Harry Potter character so that isn’t a negative association for me. Alternatives like Drake or Draco don’t do it for me. When I hear Drake I can solely think of the rapper who I dislike. I don’t even think of Drake and Josh which I love. Drago is too evil Russian boxer surname in my head. Draco is a perfect middle.

DearTheodosia Says:


It’s a no for me.

CaelanWreath Says:


oh my gosh a my immortal ref haha

Ouka Himura Says:


We're using this name for our baby if they are a boy. We were originally going to go with Cayden however we knew a person who was a jerk with the name so we decided to find another. After looking at magickal names, Draco and Drake were both on the list. my husband and I were wanting something dragon related, and it was between those two. I like Draco sooooo much more than Drake. While I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and absolutely adore the complex character that is Draco Malfoy, he is not the inspiration behind the name.

Llorde Stuart Says:


I love the name Draco and I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, but as much as I love Draco Malfoy I wouldn't want anyone to think of Harry Potter when they think of my child.

lizway Says:


While I'll probably always love this name, I'll also always associate it with Harry Potter. Though, I could probably like it on a child... It's better than naming your kid Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way.

EW314 Says:


This has a cool sound and one of the best meanings I've ever seen! But it does strike me as kind of a one-character kind of a name, now. I'd be thrilled to meet a little Draco, though I'd never use it myself.

Zelliew Says:


Agreed !

kiwipop Says:


Draco was my second favorite character in the book after Harry. Such an amazing name.

Jae Rayne Meadows Says:


I don't mean to be rude to anyone, but those saying that Harry Potter 'ruined' Draco by using it for a villain... It had that association a long time ago. A Greek tyrant by the name of Draco was known for his cruelty. He would have someone hanged if they even stole a loaf of bread. Just saying.

Angelicaecb Says:


I love the name Draco, for all it's root meanings and such and it sounds very nice to me, much better then simply using Drake, of which I prefer Blake. Draco is one of the few O sounding names I adore. And as much as I love Harry Potter too, I don't think I could use it.

Candler Says:


What a Draconian thing to do to your child (ba-dum-tiss)

rsk724 Says:


This is my youngest sons name and has everything to with the meaning/origin and nothing to do with Harry Potter...even though I love all the movies/books and own them all!!

eveyalecia Says:


Draco is cool for a lot of reasons-- Latin roots, astronomy related, the "dragon" meaning-- I don't think anyone should be put off by the Harry Potter connotation. For one thing, Draco is not Harry's "nemesis," that would be Voldemort. Draco Malfoy is a complex and interesting character, and makes the name more appealing, not less, in my opinion.

TheClockworkPrincess Says:


I LOVE this name! I am a huge Harry Potter fan and I think naming my future son, Draco, is a great way to honour that. It is just so elegant and handsome sounding. Of course it doesn't hurt that Draco Malfoy is one of my favorite characters.

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