The tales of Harry Potter have charmed children (and adults) for years now, so why not name your newborn after your favourite HP character?
Perhaps you could call your baby boy Neville after the most loyal friend at Hogwarts, or your baby girl could be Hermione or Ginny.
Choosing a name for your baby is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make, so take inspiration from your favourite wizarding film and name your newborn Minerva or Remus!
Here are a few of Mother&Baby's favourite Harry Potter names that are truly magical (or check the generator below!)
The name Arthur was made famous by the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Arthur Weasley is the father of the seven Weasley children.
The meaning of the name Aurora is dawn. The name resonates with the Roman mythological goddess of dawn. Professor Aurora Sinistra was a witch who taught in the Astronomy department at Hogwarts.
The name Charles holds the meaning of a freeman. The name became popular with Prince Charles, Charles Dickens and more recently, Charles Weasley from Harry Potter.
The name Emmeline holds the meaning of embracing everything and holds the origin of 'work'. Emmeline Panhurst was the leader of the Suffragettes. More recently, Emmeline Vance was a witch in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Frederick's name meaning is the "peaceful ruler". Fred, Freddie and Freddy for short. The name Fred was also used in Harry Potter for the twin brother of George Weasley.
Fleur is the girl's name which holds the French origin meaning of "flower". The use as a name began in the Middle Ages. Fleur Delacour was the Beauxbatons' champion in the Triwizard Tournament in Harry Potter.
The name George comes from the Greek name, Georgios, which holds the meaning of 'farmer' or 'earthworker'. George Weasley was the younger twin of the Weasley's.
Justin is a form of the Latin name Justinus, given the meaning of being 'just' and 'fair'. Justin Finch-Fletchley was a Muggle-born wizard and a member of Dumbledore's Army.
The meaning of the name Hermoine is 'well born'. Hermione was the daughter of King Menelaus of Sparta and Helen of Troy. Hermione Granger is a Muggle-born wizard in Gryffindor and best friends with Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.
The meaning of the name Oliver is: The olive tree. An olive tree symbolises beauty and dignity. Oliver Wood was a Scottish Wizard. Oliver was a Keeper and Captain of the Gryffindor team who taught Harry Potter how to play Quidditch.
The name Luna originates from 'the moon'. She was the Roman mythological goddess of the moon. Luna Lovegood was sorted into the Ravenclaw house and joined Dumbledore's Army in her fourth year.
Ronald was used primarily in Scotland and northern England during the Middle Ages. It holds the meaning of ruler of decision. Ron Weasley was the sixth and youngest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley. Ron was best friends with Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger.
Lily is the given name directly from the lily flower and has connotations with pure and passion. Lily J. Potter is Harry Potter's mother. She was Head Girl and sorted into the Gryffindor House.
Neville is a French name and holds the meaning of: 'from the new village'. Neville Longbottom was mostly a shy, clumsy, introverted boy and was sorted into the Gryffindor House along with Ron, Hermoine and Harry.
Kingsley is of Anglo-Saxon origin that holds the meaning of: 'from the king's meadow'. Minister Kingsley Shacklebolt worked for the Ministry of Magic as an Auror, and then joined the Order of the Phoenix.
Marietta is the Italian form of Maria that holds two meanings: 'sea of bitterness' or 'sea of sorrow'. Marietta Edgecombe was in the Ravenclaw House and Cho Chang's best friend.
Molly is a name of Hebrew origin that means 'bitter' and has been used as a stand-alone form of Mary since the Middle Ages. Molly Weasley is the partner of Arthur Weasley, and mother of Ginny, Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George and Ron.
Percival holds the meaning of 'pierces the valley'. Percival Dumbledore was the father of Albus, Aberforth, and Ariana Dumbledore.
The name Poppy comes from the flower and is most popular in Scotland. Madam Poppy Pomfrey was a British witch and matron at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The meaning of the name, Ted, is 'wealthy guardian' which is also an abbreviation of Theodore. Ted Tonks was raised by muggle parents and received his invitation to Hogwarts at the age of 11. He was also sorted into the Ravenclaw House.
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