Published on Apr 7th 2020
Have you noticed how witches and wizards have weird and wonderful names? When you’ve read this list of our favourites, you can discover your own wizarding world name with Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter Name Generator!

Is your favourite character’s name on this list? Here’s who we think have the most magically unusual names in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone for our US readers).

1. Albus Dumbledore:

Headmaster of Hogwarts

2. Rubeus Hagrid:

Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts

3. Emeric Switch:

Author of A Beginners’ Guide to Transfiguration. A book first- years need at Hogwarts

4. Minerva McGonagall:

Head of Gryffindor house and Transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts

5. Severus Snape:

Head of Slytherin house and Potions teacher at Hogwarts

6. Bathilda Bagshot:

Author of A History of Magic. A book first-years need at Hogwarts

7. Draco Malfoy:

A Slytherin student who dislikes Harry, Ron and Hermione

8. Arsenius Jigger:

Author of Magical Drafts and Potions. A book first-years need at Hogwarts

9. Argus Filch:

The Hogwarts caretaker, who has a cat called Mrs Norris

10. Newt Scamander:

Author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A book first- years need at Hogwarts

Now you’ve read some of the most weird and wonderful names you can find in the first Harry Potter book, how about discovering a wizarding name of your own?

Click here for Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter Name Generator! Simply put your real name into the online form, and it’ll make your witch or wizard name for you. And once you’ve got one, share your name with friends and family!

Illustration by Jim Kay © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc


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