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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  • Cuthbert

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    Playground poison and unlikely to ever be anything but, despite being attached to a famous saint. In World War I it was used as a slang term in Scotland for a man who evaded military service.. Read More 

  • Dean

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    Dean may sound to some like a retro surfer boy name, but it is once again climbing up the popularity chart in the USA. For decades it was associated with Dean (born Dino) Martin; more recent... Read More 

  • Dirk

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    Both Dirk and cousin Kirk are taking an extended break from maternity wards. Read More 

  • Draco

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

  • Dudley

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    It's easy to love a name that rhymes with "cuddly" and is also attached to the surname Do-Right -- once you ignore the "dud" connection.

    Dudley has aristocratic roots--the name was... Read More 

  • Fabian

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    Fabian is the ancient name of a saint and pope that also has Shakespearean cred as Olivia's servant in Twelfth Night and more recently made an appearance in Harry Potter. In the... Read More 

  • Fleur

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    Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when John Galsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was... Read More 

  • Fred

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    Where have all the Freds gone? We haven't seen many since the days of Flintstone and Munster. But it could be time for a comeback--if you think more of the sophistication of Fred Astaire, and of... Read More 

  • Garrick

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    A rarely used last-name-first-name, never as popular as cousins Garrett or Derek. Read More 

  • Gellert

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