Harry Potter Book Inspired Dog Names

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Potter fans, what better way to honor your love of Harry Potter, other than choosing a name inspired by this magical phenomenon?  The Harry Potter craze was originally a series of novels written the by British author, J. K. Rowling.  The first novel was published in 1997 and by 2001, it was released as a movie.  The final (seventh) novel in the series was released in 2007, but this longer finale was split into two parts, the final being released in 2011.  After 14 years of Potter, with the craze still continuing today, is it any wonder that our beloved dog’s names should be inspired by this magical marvel? 

Harry Potter Book Inspired Dog Names in Popular Culture

Harry Potter Book Inspired Dog Name Considerations

The Harry Potter theme is certainly a theme that suits all.  There are names to suit dogs of all breeds, sizes, shapes, and temperaments.  The characters, spells, pets and magical or mythical creatures in Harry Potter can influence or motivate the name choice for our dogs.  There are many name associations that we can make based on distinctive characteristics.  For example, if your dog has a red coat, it must be a Weasley!  So, you have a choice, is your pooch Ron, Charlie, Arthur, Fred, Ginny or Molly?  All of these make fantastic names!  Maybe your dog is a resilient and tough terrier, and would suit the name Crucio, the words spoken when the Cruciatus (torture) Curse is used, one of the three unforgivable curses.  Maybe you have a feisty, fiery, Chihuahua, West Highland or Yorkshire Terrier, and choose to call her Incendio, the spell used to create fire.  You may choose to call your Poodle, Maxime, after the teacher from France, Madame Maxime, or maybe your super-quick Greyhound or Whippet should bear the name Snitch, after the super-quick and agile, golden snitch in quidditch.  Your white, cream or golden purebred might in fact, suit the name of Draco or Sissy (Narcissa), from the Malfoy family, but your loyal, kind and brave, Dachshund, with large floppy ears, must certainly be named after our favorite elf and hero, Dobby. 

Male Harry Potter Book Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Firenze
Firenze is a centaur that lives in the forbidden forest.; he is calm, wise and quick, yet graceful
7
Krum
Victor Krum is a famous Quidditch player who is fearless, strong and brave, yet humble
6
Quaffle
This is a large, red-leather ball used in Quidditch; perfect name for a dog who loves ball games
6
Rodolphus
The husband of Bellatrix Lestrange; he breaks out of Azkaban prison with his wife
5
Barron
Inspired by the Bloody Barron character who haunts Hogwarts, ideal for an emotional or feisty dog
5
Guilderoy
Guilderoy Lockhart is a famous author that appears brave, but really he is a trickster
5
Padfoot
An Animagus character that Sirius Black transforms into who is loyal, brave, and caring
4
Dobby
Dobby is the heroic house elf in Harry Potter, he is mischievous, but also very loyal
4
Ludo
Ludo Bagman plays a big part in helping Harry Potter in the Goblet of Fire book, although he isn't in the movie
4
Ollivander
Mr. Ollivander is a famous wandmaker who is very skilled and knowledgeable
4
Teddy
The son of Lupin and Tonks, orphaned after the battle with Voldemort but always welcome at the Potters
3
Fawkes
Fawkes is Dumbledore's phoenix who is loyal and brave, and he will defend you, even if this means tackling much larger animals
3
Phoenix
This mythical creature is also the name of the order that forms to fight against Voldemort
3
Severus
Perfect name for a dog that is scary in appearance, but truly brave and loyal
2
Beater
Ideal if your dog is sporty, strong and fast, like the Beaters on the Quidditch pitch
2
Draco
Draco Malfoy, is a pure-blood wizard influenced by his family, he finds his own way and does the right thing in the end
2
Remus
Remus Lupin is a professor at Hogwarts, but also a werewolf, so he can be hot-tempered
2
Snitch
A very small and spritely ball in Quidditch; a good name for a dog who loves to run and be chased
2
Wulfric
A middle name of Albus Dumbledore and an ideal name for a dog breed like the Husky
1
Crouch
The word crouch sounds ready to pounce, so it’s a great name for a hunting terrier or retriever
1
Digory
If your dog is friendly and brave, this is a perfect name for your companion of the same nature
1
Granger
If your dog is very intelligent, then the name Granger suits, after the very bright character of Hermione Granger.
1
Ron
The ideal name for your loyal dog; he's a friend for life, but has occasional mood-swings
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Azkaban
After the zero-tolerance wizarding prison
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Crucio
This is the torture curse and is the ideal name for a resilient and fearless dog, who never gives up
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Fang
The boarhound domestic pet of Rubeus Hagrid; he's oversized, yet he's lovable, with plenty of personality
-1
Fudge
Cornelius Fudge is the minister of magic; he is a little naive, but this is the perfect name for your kind, sweet dog, that sometimes has a stubborn streak
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Godric
Harry Potter lived in Godric's Hollow, and Godric Gryffindor is the name of one of the founders of Hogwarts School
-2
Skeeter
A good name for a ruthless, yappy, and eccentric dog, that will do anything to help himself or for a treat
-3
Prongs
Prongs is James Potter's nickname; James is Harry's father

Female Harry Potter Book Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Luna
Inspired by the character of Luna Lovegood; she is not afraid to be herself, but she is also calm, kind and brave
6
Ramilda
Romilda Vane creates a love potion for Harry Potter, but it's accidentally taken by Ron Weasley
6
Sissy
Sissy is the shortened name, used to address Narcissa Malfoy
5
Gilly
A name inspired by the fictional plant in Harry Potter, Gillyweed
5
Incendio
This is a fire spell and ideal for your pooch who is warm, but sometimes fiery in nature
4
Fleur
Fleur Delacour is a student from Beauxbatons' and a contender in the Tri-wizard Tournament
4
Lily
Harry Potter's mother, who is beautiful, kind and loving, with bright green eyes
4
Minnie
A cute name for your dog, inspired by the character Professor Minerva Mcgonagall who is is talented and brave
4
Pixie
Little blue pixies are mischievous creatures that prominently appear in The Chamber of Secrets
4
Sybill
Sybill Trelawney is from a family of seers; she is a Hogwart's teacher and has occasional prophesies
3
Auror
An auror is a highly trained wizard that catches dark wizards
2
Hexia
The name Hexia is inspired by a protection spell used in Harry Potter, Salvio Hexia
2
Molly
Molly is a sweet name, but like the character of Molly Weasley, don't mess with her family
1
Hedwig
Harry's loyal and faithful owl, that dies by darting in front of a curse meant for Harry
1
Maxime
Madame Maxime is a French, half giant teacher from Beauxbatons Academy
1
Nagini
The name of Voldemort's over-sized snake, and also his last horcrux
1
Rowena
Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the original founders of Hogwarts School.
1
Shell
A simple but beautiful name for a dog, inspired by Shell Cottage, a place of refuge in The Deathly Hallows
0
Ariana
Dumbledore's sister who died many years ago, but appears in a picture
0
Trixie
Trixie is a cute dogs name, but be careful, it's inspired by the deranged character of Bellatrix Lestrange
-1
Diadem
A jeweled crown, Rowena Ravenclaw lost one, and Voldemort turned it into a horcrux
-1
Ginny
Ginny Weasley is Harry's best friend's sister, who later marries Harry
-1
Lady
Inspired by the character of The Fat Lady, who lives in a portrait and guards the entrance to house Gryffindor
-1
Lavender
Lavender Brown appears regularly in the novels., she becomes Ron Weasley's girlfriend in The Half-blood Prince
-1
Myrtle
Moaning Myrtle haunts the girl's bathroom after being killed by the Basilisk many years ago.
-2
Helga
Helga Hufflepuff was one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
-3
Broomstick
Every witch should have one, preferably the latest Nimbus
-3
Butter-Beer
The famous drink consumed by wizards in pubs such as the Leaky Cauldron and the Three Broomsticks

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