“Yer a wizard, Harry.” The wonderful, loveable Hagrid is one of the greatest characters that hails from Hogwarts. Compassionate and daring, Hagrid is one of the best Harry Potter inspired names for pets.
I think this is a great name for a pet. It is, after all, the name Harry chose for his beloved Snowy Owl!
After the big cheese himself! This is a great name that is a not-so-subtle nod to your love of the series, but is also an average enough name that it’s not actually all that obvious (unless his middle name is Potter!)
Another pet name from the world of Harry and friends! Harry’s best friend Ron’s rat is named Scabbers, although he ends up not being such a good guy, t’s still a cute name and a nice nod to the franchise!
The name of Harry’s beloved godfather is actually taken from the solar system! Sirius is one of the brightest stars in the sky, and also makes for a great name for the bright star in your life!
If you’re not digging Sirius, maybe the name that Sirius’s friends called him (in regards to his animal form) would be more fitting for your new friend!
After another one of Harry’s father figures, the name Remus is actually taken from Roman mythology and refers to the founders of Rome! This is a perfect name for the Harry Potter fan who also loves mythology and other stories.
Ginny is another great name that isn’t obviously related to Harry Potter. Perfect for a fiercely independent pet, as Ginny’s personality is as fiery and untamed as her red hair.
Another great female name for an independent lady. Luna is a bit spazzy, but fiercely loyal, intelligent, and fearlessly confident in herself, no matter what others think of her. Luna is also just a great name in general!
Although not a big character in the series (and unlucky when it comes to magic and explosions), Seamus is good guy and an awesome Irish name, too!
Albus Dumbledore is known as one of the greatest and most powerful wizards in the world. Albus is a fitting name for the greatest pet in the world!
A unique name after the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. While Gilderoy Lockhart isn’t someone you want to emulate, he does have a cool name!
This is a simple name and Harry’s best friend. With his fierce loyalty and humorous side, I think we can all agree that we all want Ron as a friend!
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Fred and/or George
Ron’s older twin brothers, Fred and George are two of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter books and movies. Funny and inventive, they are both worthy namesakes of a pet!
After the master of the magical menagerie himself! We got to know Newt Scamander in the newest installation of the Harry Potter movies, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Who is a better namesake for your fantastic beast than the wizard who wrote the book on them?
Severus Snape is probably the most controversial character in the Harry Potter series. But if you’re on #TeamSnape, why not name your pet after the head of Slytherin house?
Draco Malfoy is another great Slytherin to name your pet after. Draco means ‘dragon’ in Latin, so save this one for an especially fiery friend!
Hermione is arguably the greatest character of the entire series. Smart, brave, loyal, caring and ambitious, she is the epitome of girl power! I think Hermione is a fitting name for a sassy little lady.
Tonks is another awesome lady. She’s stubborn and independent, and a crucial member of The Order of the Phoenix. She also has the ability to change her appearance at will, which is pretty awesome.
Professor Minerva McGonagall is one of my personal favorite characters. Her exterior may be tough and strict, but she’s really a softy who cares about her students more than anything. She’s also an extremely talented and respected witch, which makes her a perfect pet namesake.
Molly Weasley is one of the most overlooked characters. She not only raised seven bright and courageous children (a sign of her great parenting), but she herself is a very bright and courageous witch, being the one who ultimately kills Bellatrix Lestrange. She also is the mother that Harry never had and never shies away from taking another child under her wing.
Poor Cedric. We were only getting to know him when he was the first traumatic character death in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. We do know he was a brave and strong wizard and that his legacy lives on in the wizarding world.
Norbert is the name of the dragon that Hagrid adopts in the very first book. One of the very first pets of Hogwarts we met, his reign was short lived.
Crookshanks is the name of Hermione’s cat introduced in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”. He is a smart and cunning cat, and is more observant and knowledgeable than one may expect a cat to be!
For those who are on the Dark Side, Bellatrix is an ideal name for a pet. As one of the Dark Lord’s most loyal followers, she makes bad look good.
Neville Longbottom is the ultimate underdog. He is also the origin of the term “Longbottoming”, which is basically the glow-up everyone wants. He’s a good friend and really comes into his skin, and any pet would be lucky to be named after him.
Last but not least is Fluffy! Fluffy is the name of the three headed dog that guards the sorcerer’s stone in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone." What a great nod to the book that started the magic.