Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alice

Of nobility

German

Alicia

Noble one

Spanish

Amelia

Work

German

Andromeda

Leader of men

Greek

Angelina

Messenger of God

Italian

Arabella

Answered prayer

Latin

Ariana

Most holy

Latin

Astoria

Like a Hawk

English

Augusta

Great, magnificent

Latin

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Bathilda

Woman warrior

German

Bellatrix

Warlike

Latin

Bertha

Bright, famous

German

Charity

Dear, beloved

Latin

Delphi

Dolphin

Latin

Demelza

Fort on the hill

English

Dolores

Sorrows

Spanish

Eloise

Healthy one

English

Emmeline

Work

German

Fleur

Flower

French

Gabrielle

God is my strength

French

Ginny

Latin

Grey

Grey-haired

English

Griselda

Dark battle

German

Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

Hedwig

Contention, strife

German

Helena

Sun ray, shining light

Greek

Helga

Holy, sacred; successful

Scandinavian

Hermione

Messenger; earthly

Greek

Irma

Complete, universal

German

Katie

Pure

English

Kendra

Greatest champion

Welsh

Lavender

Lavender flower

English

Lily

Lily flower

English

Luna

The moon

Latin

Mafalda

Spanish

Marge

Pearl

Greek

Marietta

An Italian diminutive form of Mary.

French

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Millicent

Brave strength

French

Minerva

The mind

Latin

Molly

Of the sea

English

Muriel

Sparkling, shining sea

Irish

Myrtle

“The exclusive,” in allusion to the plant of the same name regarded as sacred to Venus.

Latin

Narcissa

Daffodil

Greek

Olympe
Padma

Lotus

Persian

Pansy

Flowering plant with velvety petals

French

Parvati
Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Petunia
Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Pomona

Apple

Latin

Poppy

“The milk of happiness,” from the Latin papaver, the name of a plant having thick, milky juice, on the basis of papa, thick milk.

Latin

Rita

Right

Spanish

Rolanda

Renowned in the land

Latin

Romilda

“Brave battle maiden,” from the Germanic.

Italian

Rose

Rose flower

English

Rowena

Fame, happiness

German

Septima

Seventh

Latin

Shell
Susan

Lily

Hebrew

Sybill

Prophetess, oracle

Greek

Wilhelmina

Will helmet, protection

German

Harry Potter’s wizardly world is a fabulous place to find namespiration. Nearly every character has a head-turning moniker, from Luna Lovegood to Fleur Delacour. Let’s run through some Harry Potter girl names and see which you might want to add to your list.

Hermione is our first stop in girl names from Harry Potter. This Greek great belongs to the major character, Hermione Granger, a witty girl with a penchant for the particulars. While Hermione is undoubtedly a Harry Potter name to most people’s ears, we think she’s still usable. She has ties to ancient Greece, possibly as a variant of Hermes, and is also a Shakespearan name, much to the delight of literary fans.

Lily is another top contender for use amongst Harry Potter girl names. While she’s a beloved character in the series as Harry’s mother, she’s also quite popular today with many other associations, so she’s a subtle way to honor your love for the series. This is also true of Luna, a Latin lady meaning “moon.” Other contenders in this group are Penelope, Amelia, and Ariana.

Some of our favorite Harry Potter girl names are not at all common today, such as Lavender. Like Violet, she’s a colorful name who doubles as a floral find, though she has yet to spike on the charts. She’s also relatively nickname-proof, a must-have feature for some parents. The French Millicent is equally rare, though she’s rich in adorable nicknames, like Millie and Lissy. Meaning “brave strength,” she also has hidden strength behind her soft sound. Other rare girl names from Harry Potter are Astoria, Muriel, and Myrtle.

Some female names from Harry Potter are undeniably beautiful but have negative associations to watch for, like Bellatrix. While she’s striking in sound and appearance, she’s worn by a villain in the series. Dolores is also in this group, though she frequently appears in other media, so she isn’t as linked to the series’ villain.

We hope you find something magical among Harry Potter girl names.