Names from Harry Potter

The names from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling are among the most inventive and inspired in literature since Charles Dickens created Pip and Oliver Twist. From Draco Malfoy to Severus Snape, from Hermione to Harry himself, Harry Potter names often hail from history and might inspire names for your modern baby.

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  • Albus

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    The ancient name Albus has modern currency as the first name of the headmaster of Harry Potter's Hogwarts, more formally known as Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. Can... Read More 

  • Alice

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    Alice is a classic literary name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. Alice has experienced a recent surge in popularity. ... Read More 

  • Amelia

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    Amelia, a lovely Victorian name, with a heroic connection to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, is one of the hottest girls' names as an alternative to the... Read More 

  • Amos

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    Amos has been shunned since the 1930s due to its association with racially stereotyped characters on the radio and TV show Amos 'n' Andy, but we think it's time to move beyond that dated... Read More 

  • Andromeda

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    One of the stellar examples of unique names from mythological, Andromeda was the beautiful daughter of Cassiopeia who, like her mother, literally became a star--the constellation that bears her... Read More 

  • Arabella

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    Arabella, lovely and elegant, has long been well used in Britain and finally made it onto the American list in 2005. Its meaning may also be interpreted as "beautiful," thanks to -bella. ... Read More 

  • Argus

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    In mythology, a creature with a hundred eyes, making it a better name for a camera than a baby. Read More 

  • Arthur

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    Arthur, once the shining head of the Knights of the Round Table, is, after decades of neglect, now being polished up and restored by some stylish parents, emerging as a top contender among Read More 

  • Augustus

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    Parents are beginning to look at imposing, somewhat fusty-sounding names like this one with fresh eyes: they definitely make a strong statement.

    Augustus originated as a title given by... Read More 

  • Bathsheba

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    Popular with the Puritans, this name of the shrewd and beautiful wife of King David and daughter of King Solomon could be a bit of a load for a modern girl to carry.

    Bathsheba is the... Read More 

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