Harry Potter
Dog Names

Harry Potter
Dog Names

The ultimate list of names inspired by Harry Potter and the World of Wizardry.

Discover over 130 names inspired by your favorite wizards, warlocks and magical creatures to fit your dog’s personality.

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Harry Potter Dog Names: The ultimate list of names inspired by Harry Potter and the World of Wizardry. Discover over 130 names inspired by your favorite wizards, warlocks and magical creatures to fit your dog's personality.
Harry Potter Dog Names: The ultimate list of names inspired by Harry Potter and the World of Wizardry.
Harry Potter Dog Names: Discover over 130 names inspired by your favorite wizards, warlocks and magical creatures to fit your dog's personality.

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Dog Names inspired by Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling named her characters & places based on a myriad of sources from literature, mythology, astronomy, people she knew, and even tombstones from her walks in Edinburgh Scotland.

We’ve listed out names that might inspire you based on your new dog’s personality and characteristics to find a MAGICAL name fit for your dog.

Top 10 Most Popular Harry Dog Names

What are the best Dog Names inspired by the Harry Potter series?

We polled the dog lovers on DogSwagery’s Instagram account and here are the results:

Harry Potter Boy Dog Names

  1. Fang
  2. Fluffy
  3. Norbert
  4. Lupin
  5. Sirius

Harry Potter Girl Dog Names

  1. Luna
  2. Pixie
  3. Bellatrix
  4. Hermione
  5. Winky

120 Dog Names inspired by Harry Potter and the World of Wizardry

  1. Aberforth: Albus Dumbledore’s brother and member of the original Order of the Phoenix.
  2. Accio: Summoning charm
  3. Alastor: The first name of Professor Moody. He was a teacher at Hogwarts also known as Mad Eye. Alastor taught defense against the dark arts at Hogwarts and was a member of the original Order of the Phoenix.
  4. Albus: The first name of Professor Dumbledore. 
  5. Alecto: The first name of Professor Carrow, a teacher of Muggle Studies. She was a Death Eater and the sister of Amycus Carrow.
  6. Alohomora: A spell that unlocks and opens doors and windows that are not protected by magic.
  7. Amelia Bones: Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, she cleared Harry Potter of all charges.
  8. Amos: A wizard who worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
  9. Angelina: Angelina Johnson was the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team in her seventh year. She is also married to George Weasley.
  10. Amycus: The first name of Professor Carrow . He was a Dark wizard, Death Eater, and brother of Alecto Carrow.
  11. Animagus: This is the term for a witch or wizard who can morph him or herself into an animal.
  12. Antonin: Antonin Dolohov was one of Voldemort’s original death eaters.
  13. Arabella: Arabella Doreen Figg is Harry Potter’s neighbor. “Old Mrs. Figg” often is called on to watch Harry
  14. Aragog:  Hagrid’s Acromantula, a species of flesh-eating spiders.
  15. Arithmancy: A discipline that studies numerology for the purpose of predicting the future.
  16. Azkaban: A fortress on an island in the middle of the North Sea. It is the site of the Prison of Azkaban.
  17. Augusta: Neville Longbottom’s grandmother.
  18. Auror: An elite group of witches and wizards who are part of the Ministry of Magic and fight against the Dark Arts.
  19. Bartemius/Barty: A Ministry of Magic official who was known to be ruthless. 
  20. Bagshot: Professor Bathilda Bagshot was a magical historian who wrote A History of Magic, which was taught at Hogwarts.
  21. Beedle: A collection of children’s fairytales written by wizards and witches. 
  22. Bellatrix: A witch and death eater loyal to Lord Voldemort. Bellatrix, like Sirius Black, has a star name that matches her family’s celestial theme. But Bellatrix isn’t just a star in the Orion constellation; it’s also the Latin word for a female warrior, fitting for one of Voldemort’s most zealous and brutal followers.
  23. Black: The last name of Sirius Black.
  24. Bloody Baron: A ghost of Slytherin House who continues to haunt Hogwarts.
  25. Boggart: A shape-shifter who takes on the form of the viewer’s worst fear.
  26. Bones: Amelia Bones –  Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  27. Butterbeer: A popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch”
  28. Buckbeak: Hagrid’s male hippogriff.
  29. Cedric: A British wizard who was the son of Amos Diggory
  30. Cornelius (Fudge): A wizard who was the Minister for Magic
  31. Crookshanks: Hermione Granger’s pet cat.
  32. Death Eater: A follower of Lord Voldemort.
  33. Diagon: Diagon Alley – a place full of Dark magic and artefacts.
  34. Diggle: A member of the Order of the Phoenix who fought against Lord Voldemort.
  35. Diggory: Cedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff student who was killed by Voldemort.
  36. Dobby: A house elf who served the Malfoy family but was later freed by Harry Potter.
  37. Draco: Draco Malfoy, Harry’s arch-nemesis.
  38. Dudley: Harry’s cousin. 
  39. Dumbledore: Last name of Professor Albus Dumbledore.
  40. Errol: Errol was one of the Weasley family’s owls.
  41. Fang: Hagrid’s boarhound  
  42. Fawkes: Dumbledore’s highly intelligent phoenix.
  43. Figg: Last name of Arabella Fig, a dealer of cross-bred cats and kneazles and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  44. Filch: A Squib and the caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He wandered the halls of Hogwarts with his cat Mrs. Norris.
  45. Fleur: A French witch who was a champion in the Triwizard Tournament.
  46. Flitwick: Filius Flitwick was part-goblin and part-wizard. He was the Charms Master at Hogwarts and Head of Ravenclaw House.
  47. Fluffy: A giant three-headed dog that guarded the philosopher’s stone.
  48. Gellert: A very dangerous wizard.
  49. Gideon: A member of the original Order of the Phoenix.
  50. Gilderoy: Chief villain in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  51. Ginny: Ron Weasley’s sister and membor of the Dumbledore’s Army. She becomes a professional Quidditch player.
  52. Goblin: Creatures who run the Gringott’s Bank.
  53. Godric: Founder of Hogwarts.
  54. Gornuk: Goblic, formerly of Gringotts.
  55. Granger: Hermione Granger’s last name.
  56. Grawp: Hagrid’s enourmous half-brother.
  57. Grey Lady: Ravenclaw’s resident ghost.
  58. Gribbly-Plank: Substitute professor at Hogwarts.
  59. Grimmauld: For Grimmauld Place.
  60. Gringotts: Wizarding bank.
  61. Griphook: Goblin, formerly of Gringotts.
  62. Gryffindor: A Hogwarts house, named for founder Godric.
  63. Hagrid: Gamekeeper at Hogwarts, and a loyal friend.
  64. Hallow: The Deathly Hallows are three magical objects that are the focus of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Cloak of Invisibility.
  65. Harry: Harry Potter of course
  66. Hedwig: Harry’s loyal pet owl.
  67. Hermione: The brighter of Harry’s two best friends, and the series’ main heroine.
  68. Hoggy: Affectionate nickname for Hogwarts.
  69. Hogsmeade: The only 100% magical town in Britain.
  70. Hogwarts: Premier source of magical education in the world, and the setting for many adventures.
  71. Horcrux: Object containing a piece of the maker’s soul.
  72. Hufflepuff: Hogwarts house, named for founder Helga.
  73. Longbottom: Last name of loyal Neville, one of Harry’s oldest, truest, and bravest friends.
  74. Lovegood: Last name of loyal Luna, one of Harry’s most peculiar friends whose father published the magazine The Quibbler.
  75. Lucius: Father of Harry’s teenaged arch-nemesis Draco Malfoy, and a known rich person and Death Eater.
  76. Luna: First name of one of Harry’s most peculiar friends.
  77. Lupin: Last name of Remus, werewolf, professor, and original Marauder.
  78. Mad-Eye Moody: One of the most successful aurors in history who at one point led the Order.
  79. Malfoy: Surname of Harry’s teenaged arch-nemesis, later a known Death Eater.
  80. Minerva: First name of Professor McGonagall, portrayed in the films by Dame Maggie Smith.
  81. Muggle: Term for those with no magical ability and little to no involvement with the magical world.
  82. Mundungus Fletcher: Member of the Order who unwittingly played important roles in several of the Order’s achievements.
  83. Mungo: Wizarding hospital in London.
  84. Neville: A round-faced Gryffindor student in the central character Harry Potter’s year.
  85. Newt: Newton Artemis Fido “Newt” Scamander is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Fantastic Beasts
  86. Nimbus: Manufacturer of Harry’s first broomstick.
  87. Norbert: Hagrid’s pet dragon
  88. Padfoot: Marauder Name for Sirius Black.
  89. Patronus: The Patronus is a form of advanced magic which even the most qualified wizards can struggle with
  90. Percy: was an English pure-blood wizard, the third child of Arthur and Molly Weasley
  91. Peverell: Inspired by the Tale of the Three Brothers who bore the family name, Peverell. They were the original masters of the Deathly Hallows.
  92. Pixie: A tiny magical creature & troublemaker
  93. Phoenix: Phoenixes are magical birds that age, die, and are reborn from their own ashes.
  94. Potter: An ancient wizarding family.
  95. Prongs: Affectionate term for James Potter.
  96. Puddlemere: For the professional Quidditch team, presumably.
  97. Quaffle: A Quaffle was a ball used in the wizarding game of Quidditch.
  98. Quibbler: Magical publication run by Luna’s Father, Xenophilius Lovegood.
  99. Quidditch: That most popular magical sport, played on broomsticks.
  100. Ravenclaw: Hogwarts House, named for founder Rowena. This house values cleverness.
  101. Remus: An original Marauder and Hogwarts professor.
  102. Riddle: Before he was known as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, they called him Tom Riddle.
  103. Ron: Ron Weasley, Harry’s best friend.
  104. Rufus Scimgeour: Minister of Magic, sometimes described as lion-like.
  105. Salazar: Founder of the Slytherin House of Hogwarts.
  106. Scabbers: Affectionate nickname given to the Weasley family rat.
  107. Scorpius: Draco’s son.
  108. Seamus: One of Harry’s Gryffindor colleagues. 
  109. Severus: First name of Harry’s mother’s former suitor and longtime Potions professor at Hogwarts.
  110. Sirius: Harry’s godfather, able to transform into a large black dog.
  111. Slughorn: Previous Potions master at Hogwarts, convinced by Harry to come out of retirement.
  112. Slytherin: Hogwarts House, named for founder Salazar.
  113. Snitch: GOLDEN SNITCH: Often called the Snitch, is the third and smallest ball used in Quidditch.
  114. Snape: Surname of Harry’s first Potions professor, and a protagonist of later works.
  115. Tiberius: Uncle of one of Hermione’s well-connected romantic interests.
  116. Tonks: Andromeda Tonks was a Hufflepuff witch and ally of the Order of the Phoenix.
  117. Viktor Krum: An acclaimed international Quidditch player and Hermione’s most interesting romance.
  118. Weasley: Surname of Harry’s favorite wizard family.
  119. Winky: Winky is the Crouch family house elf
  120. Yaxley: A common Death Eater.

12 Funny Dog Names inspired by Harry Potter and the World of Wizardry

  1. Hairy Pawter
  2. Hairy Pupper
  3. Dogwarts
  4. Gryffindog
  5. Hufflepug
  6. Hufflepup
  7. Roverclaw
  8. Ravenpaw
  9. Sloberin
  10. Ruffnydor
  11. Pansy Barkison
  12. Barktemius

FAQ's about Harry Dog Names

Harry Potter’s magical owl is named Hedwig.

Hedwig is a snowy owl.

Rubeus Hagrid gave the owl to Harry on his eleventh birthday. Hagrid purchased her at the Eeylops Owl Emporium.

In the world of Harry Potter, owls deliver mail, however Hedwig was also a close companion to Harry. 

No, you cannot have a dog at Hogwart’s.

In the first book, Harry reads the acceptance letter for Hogwarts when visiting Diagon alley. The instruction manual states wwhat he needs for his first year at Hogwarts.

First year students can carry only an owl or a car or a toad. Therefore, no student has a dog as a pet at Hogwart’s.

No, Harry Potter does not have a dog and never owns a dog.

Yes – there are several dogs featured in the Harry Potter Series. The main dogs include: Fang is Hagred’s pet dog. The large dog is a boarhound and probably Hagrid’s least ferocious animal friend. Fluffy is a three-headed canine Hagrid bought from a bloke in the pub. Fluffy was a key character in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone protecting a mysterious trapdoor and scaring the living daylights out of Harry, Ron and Hermione. Ripper was one of Marjorie Dursley’s twelve bulldogs. Sirius was Harry’s godfather, able to transform into a large black dog.

Yes – Fang is a real dog. It is a Neapolitan Mastiff.

We think all of the pets are best as they are loyal companions to their owners.

Tips for Naming your Dog

Your dog’s name is a way to get your dog’s attention either for recall or to pay attention to a subsequent command.

Remember, the name your pick is a connection between you and your dog.  Make it a positive experience to name your dog for a lifelong relationship with your best friend.

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