13 Harry Potter Inspired Baby Names

When you’re on the hunt for a creative baby name, we know there’s no source of inspiration that’s too magical. From the great hall of Hogwarts, we’re sharing some of the most notable and enchanted baby names inspired by Harry Potter! Who knows, one of these might just cast a spell on you …

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Amos

The name of Cedric Diggory’s father, Amos is an eighth century BC prophet whose sayings are collected in the biblical book named after him.

Bellatrix

Bellatrix is the aunt of Draco Malfoy, and played by Helena Bonham Carter in the popular films. A cute options for any rebel to be.

Blaise

Friend of Slytherin classmate Draco,  Blaise is an ancient Christian martyr name, which boasts a fiery yet contemporary feel.

Cormac

Cormac McLaggen, a determined student at Hogwarts had his intentions set on Hermione Granger. People with this name tend to have a desire for understanding and analysing the world they live in.

Fleur

A delicate flower name that traveled fast into the English-speaking world. In Harry Potter, Fleur is a French witch and the Beauxbatons champion for the Triwizard Tournament.

Dudley

Rhymes with “cuddly”, right? Everyone knows Harry Potter’s cousin Dudley, and can also be attached to the surname ‘Do-Right’!

Lavender

Oh, the sweet smell of Lavender is surely a vibrant baby name for a girl (aside from Violet and Lilac, of course). Its recent attention comes from Lavender Brown, a witch from Gryffindor house.

Minerva

The name Minerva is an American baby name with a meaning of ‘wise’, just like Hogwarts Professor Minerva McGonagall – so strong and fearless!

Orion

Both mythical and celestial, the name Orion wasn’t only present in the Harry Potter series, but also in the late 19th Century, too.

Petunia

The name Petunia is the sound of spring bloom, and with the popularity of the Harry Potter series, it has become more familiar on the ear.

Rufus

No, we’re not referring to Gossip Girl here, we’re talking about Rufus Scrimgeour, the head of the Ministry of Magic. The ancient Roman name is now popular today with saints and singers.

Rowena

Rowena Ravenclaw, founder of one of the Hogwarts houses has an old-fashioned charm, and most modern parents seem to favour the name by its soothing pronunciation.

Sirius

From convicted criminal to humble godfather of the legendary Harry Potter, Sirius is also the name of the brightest star in the sky!

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