Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alastor

Man's defender

Greek

Albert

Noble, bright, famous

German

Albus

White

Latin

Amos

To carry; borne by God

Hebrew

Anthony

Unknown meaning

Latin

Antioch

Stubborn, resistant

Italian

Antonin

Latin

Argus

Vigilant guardian

Greek

Arthur

Bear

Celtic

Augustus

Great, magnificient

Latin

Bane

Glorious defender

Slavic

Baron

Young warrior

Hebrew

Bill

A diminutive form of William.

English

Blaise

Lisp, stutter

Latin

Bob

A diminutive form of Robert.

English

Bryce

Speckled

English

Cadmus

From the east

Greek

Cedric

Kindly, loved

English

Charlie

Free man

English

Colin

Cub

English

Corban
Cormac

Impure son

Irish

Cornelius

Horn

Latin

Cuthbert

Bright, brilliant, famous

English

Dean

Valley

English

Dedalus

Craftsman

Greek

Dennis

Follower of Dionysius

Greek

Dirk

A Dutch equivalent of Theodoric.

Danish

Draco

Dragon

English

Dudley

People's field

English

Ernie

Serious; battle to the death

German

Errol

Nobleman, warrior, prince

English

Fang

From the sheep pen

Scottish

Finnigan
Frank

Frenchman

English

Fred

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Garrick

Spear-rule

English

Gellert

Brave With Spear

Hungarian

Gilderoy

Son of the red-head

Irish

Godric

God-ruler

English

Graham

Gravelled homestead

English

Granger

Farmer

French

Gregory

Watchful

Greek

Hagrid
Harry

Home ruler

German

Horace

“A maker of timepieces,” from the Latin hora, an hour.

Latin

Hugo

“An intellectual,” from the Germanic hugu, the mind.

Latin

Igor

Warrior

Russian

James

Supplanter

English

John

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jordan

To descend

Hebrew

Justin

Just and fair

English

Kingsley

King's meadow

English

Lee

Pasture or meadow

English

Lockhart

English

Lucius

From Lucanus

Greek

Ludo

Famous fighter

German

Montague

Pointed hill

French

Neville

New village

French

Newt
Nick

A diminutive form of Nicholas.

Japanese

Nicolas

Victory of the people

Greek

Norbert

Northern brightness

German

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Percival

Pierce the vale

French

Percy

A diminutive form of Percival.

Latin

Peter

Stone

Greek

Phineas

Oracle

Hebrew

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Pius

Pious

Latin

Potter

Maker of pots

English

Quirinus

Spear

Greek

Reginald

Ruler's advisor

Latin

Remus

In Roman mythology, one of the twin brothers who founded the city of Rome.

Latin

Ron

Mountain of strength; crooked nose; ruler's counselor

Scottish

Ronan

Little seal

Irish

Rubeus

Red

Latin

Rufus

Red-haired

Latin

Seamus

Supplanter

Irish

Severus

Serious, stern

Latin

Silvanus

Woods

Latin

Sirius

Burning brightly

Greek

Stan

Stony meadow

English

Sturgis

“A loving father,” based on the Greek storge, parental affection.

Greek

Ted

A diminutive form of Edward, Theodore, and Theodoric.

Greek

Teddy

Wealthy protector; brave people; God's gift

Greek

Terry

Power of the tribe

German

Theodore

God's gift

Greek

Thomas

Twin

Greek

Trevor

Large settlement

Welsh

Vance

Marshland

English

Vernon

Alder grove

French

Viktor

Champion

Latin

Vincent

Conquer

Latin

Walden

Wooded valley

English

Warren

Game preserve

English

Wilkie

Will helmet, protection

German

Zacharias

The Lord recalled

Hebrew

Few worlds have captivated people as much as the Harry Potter book series. Full of magic, mischief, and mystery, it’s also home to fabulous monikers, making it a name lover’s paradise. We’ve scoured the series and pulled out some of the best Harry Potter boy names. Let’s run through some highlights together.

First up is the most obvious of Harry Potter boy names: Harry. Harry can serve as a nickname for Harrison or Henry as it does for England’s Prince Harry or stand alone. Vintage yet playful, he’s not common stateside, though he is popular across the pond and down under. Harry’s surname Potter is another excellent choice, fitting in with today’s surge of occupational names, including Mason, Taylor, and Archer.

As with the title character’s moniker, some boy names from Harry Potter are strongly tied to the series, like Draco, Neville, and Sirius. This doesn’t make the names unusable, but it’s something to be aware of if you were hoping for subtle links to the books. The rarity of these names is a double-edged sword, as they’re unusual enough to be forever connected with the series, whereas other prominent character names like Ron are not. Other names in this group are Albus, Severus, and Rubeus.

Many Harry Potter boy names aren’t as heavily attached to the series in the eyes of the masses yet have positive associations to work with, like the heroic Cedric and the lovable twin duo, Fred and George. Alastor and Remus are rarer, if that’s more your speed. With their teacher ties to the series, they have exciting backstories for your little one to explore someday. Bane is another fantastic contender, as in the centaur, as is Errol, like the owl.

The wizardly world is a fun place to find namespiration. We hope you find a favorite or two amongst Harry Potter boy names.