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Harry Potter has had a massive impact on readers and movie-goers of all ages. There are so many great characters that it’s easy to find something unique to name your pup in this list of Harry Potter dog names!

The Harry Potter series, written by J.K. Rowling, started in 1997 by telling the story of Harry Potter & his friends. Harry is a young wizard and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry student.

Harry Potter dog with glasses

The initial series of 7 books has also expanded into other works around Harry’s story within the Wizarding World created by Rowling.

These Harry Potter Dog Names include some popular names outside of Harry Potter, like Luna, and others unique to Potter, such as Hermione or Hagrid. Check out this list to find the perfect name for your pup. Of course, it’s best to pick a name you’re happy to stick with and even yell across the dog park with pride!

Most Popular Names

These are the characters that Harry Potter fans know best and that work great for your pup’s name.

  1. Luna – Luna Lovegood, a Ravenclaw student and member of Dumbledore’s Army.
  2. Bella – Bellatrix Lestrange, the cousin of Sirius Black and a Death Eater.
  3. Dobby – Loyal house elf
  4. Ginny – Ginny Weasley, a Gryffindor student who is a Quidditch Seeker and Chaser.
  5. Hermione – Hermione Granger is one of Harry’s best friends and the founder of Dumbledore’s Army.
  6. Draco – Draco Malfoy is a Slytherin student and a Quidditch Seeker.
  7. Hagrid – Rubeus Hagrid, a half-giant keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts.
  8. Harry – Harry Potter is the main character of the series and a student at Hogwarts.
  9. Potter – Harry’s last name.
  10. Percy – Percy Weasley is a Gryffindor prefect and head boy. He is a Quidditch Keeper.
  11. Neville – Neville Longbottom, a Gryffindor student and a member of Dumbledore’s Army.
Hogwarts castle from harry potter

Male Harry Potter Dog Names

These names are from many of the male characters within the world of Harry Potter that will be perfect for your pet.

  • Alastor – Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody, a retired Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Albus – Albus Dumbledore is Hogwarts’ Headmaster.
  • Amos – Amos Diggory works for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
  • Augustus – Augustus Rookwood is a Death Eater & spy.
  • Argus – Argus Filch is the Squib caretaker of Hogwarts.
  • Barty – Bartemius Couch Jr is a Death Eater who facilitated the return of Lord Voldemort.
  • Cormac – Cormac McLaggen is a Gryffindor student who is in love with Hermione.
  • Diggory – Cedric Diggory is a Hufflepuff student, Quidditch Seeker, and captain.
  • Dirk – Dirk Cresswell is a Muggle-born head of the Goblin Liaison Office.
  • Dobby – He is a loyal house elf.
  • Draco – Draco Malfoy is a Slytherin student and Quidditch Seeker.
  • Dudley – He is Harry’s portly cousin.
  • Dumbledore – Hogwarts’ Headmaster.
  • Ernie – Ernie Macmillan is a Hufflepuff student and member of Dumbledore’s Army.
  • Fudge – Cornelius Fudge is the Minister for Magic.
  • Godric – He is a founder of Hogwarts.
  • Graham – Graham Montague is a Slytherin student who played Chaser.
  • Griffindor / Gryff – A house of Hogwarts.
  • Hagrid – Rubeus Hagrid is a half-giant keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts.
  • Harry – Harry Potter is the main character of the series and a student at Hogwarts.
  • Horace – Horace Slughorn is the Potions professor at Hogwarts and the head of Slytherin House.
  • Igor – Igor Karkaroff is a reformed Death Eater and Headmaster of Durmstang.
  • Kingsley – Kingsley Shacklebolt is an Auror and a Minister of Magic.
  • Lucius – Lucius Malfoy is Draco’s father and a Death-Eater.
  • Ludo – Ludo Bagman is the Head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports.
  • Lupin – Harry’s former teacher, Remus Lupin, is a werewolf.
  • Malfoy – The surname of Harry’s arch-nemesis.
  • Moody – Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody
  • Neville – Neville Longbottom is a Gryffindor student and member of Dumbledore’s Army.
  • Newt – Newt Scamander, magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
  • Padfoot – Sirius’ marauder name
  • Percy – Percy Weasley, a Gryffindor prefect and head boy who is a Quidditch Keeper.
  • Phineas – Phineas Nigellus Black, Sirius Black’s great-great-grandfather.
  • Potter – The main character, Harry’s last name, and his parents James & Lily.
  • Ravenclaw – A Hogwarts House that values cleverness.
  • Remus – Harry’s former teacher, Remus Lupin, who is a werewolf.
  • Riddle – Tom Riddle, a Slytherin who became Lord Voldemort.
  • Rufus – Rufus Scrimgeour, the head of the Auror Office and a Minister of Magic.
  • Salazar – The founder of the Slytherin House.
  • Seamus – Seamus Finnigan, an Irish Gryffindor student.
  • Severus – A Wizard and Potions Master at Hogwarts.
  • Sirius – Sirius Black is Harry’s godfather, who turns into a dog.
  • Snape – Severus Snape is the Potions Master and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Sturgis – Sturgis Podmore, an Order of the Phoenix member, is imprisoned in Azkaban.
  • Walden – Walden Macnair, a Committee of Disposal of Dangerous Creatures’ Executioner and Death Eater.
  • Wilkie – Wilkie Twycross, an apparition instructor.
  • Yaxley – a Death Eater
Harry Potter dog with a hat

Female Harry Potter Dog Names

These names are perfect for a female dog. They are from various characters and animals from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

  • Arabella – Arabella Figg, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Aurora – Aurora Sinistra, a professor and member of the Astronomy Department.
  • Bell – Katie Bell, a Gryffindor student one year above Harry Potter.
  • Bella – Bellatrix Lestrange, a cousin of Sirius Black and Death Eater.
  • Bellatrix – Another name option for Lestrange.
  • Bones – Amelia Bones, the head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  • Charity – Charity Burbage, the Professor of Muggle Studies.
  • Dolores – Dolores Umbridge is a witch and bureaucrat of the Ministry of Magic.
  • Emmeline – Emmeline Vance, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Firenze – Professor Firenze, a centaur and Divination teacher.
  • Fleur – Fleur Delacour, a French student who participated in the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Ginny – Ginny Weasley, a Gryffindor student, Quidditch Seeker, and Chaser.
  • Griselda – Griselda Marchbanks, the Governor of the Wizarding Examinations Authority.
  • Hermione – Hermione Granger is one of Harry’s best friends and the founder of Dumbledore’s Army.
  • Hufflepuff – A house of Hogwarts known for integrity and work ethic. It was named after its founder, Helga.
  • Irma – Irma Pince, the Hogwarts librarian.
  • Lavender – Lavender Brown is a Gryffindor student and Rons’ first girlfriend.
  • Lily – Lily Potter, Harry’s deceased mother.
  • Luna – Luna Lovegood, a Ravenclaw student and member of Dumbledore’s Army.
  • Millie – Millicent Bulstrode, a Slytherin student.
  • Millicent – Another name option instead of Millie.
  • Minerva – Minerva McGonagall is the Hogwarts Transfiguration professor.
  • Molly – Molly Weasley is the mother of the Weasley clan and Harry’s guardian.
  • Muggle – A term for people without wizarding abilities.
  • Myrtle – Myrtle Warren, a Ravenclaw student who haunted a girl’s bathroom.
  • Nimbus – The manufacturer of Harry’s broomstick.
  • Padma – A witch of Indian heritage. The identical twin of Parvati Patil.
  • Petunia – Petunia Dursley is Harry’s aunt.
  • Pixie – A tiny magical troublemaker.
  • Pomona – A witch who was head of the Hufflepuff House and the Herbology department.
  • Poppy – Poppy Pomfrey is a Hogwarts school nurse.
  • Ravenclaw – A Hogwarts House that values cleverness.
  • Rita – Rita Skeeter, a reporter for the Daily Prophet.
  • Rose – Ron & Hermione’s daughter.
  • Rowena – A Scottish witch and founder of Hogwarts.
  • Septima – Septima Vector, an arithmancy professor at Hogwarts.
  • Squib – A term for someone born without magic into a wizarding family.
  • Tonks – A British half-blood witch who fought in the battle of Hogwarts.
  • Winky – A female house-elf who worked in the Hogwarts kitchen.

Names From Magical Creatures

The wizarding world is full of magical creatures; some are pretty dangerous, while others are Harry Potter pet names.

  • Aragog – An Acromantula (spider) owned by Rubeus Hagrid.
  • Basilisk – A giant serpent bred by Dark Wizards.
  • Boggart – A shape-shifter who becomes the viewer’s worst fear.
  • Buckbeak – A male hippogriff.
  • Crookshanks – A pet cat owned by Hermione Granger.
  • Crup – A wizard-bred Jack Russell terrier with a forked tail.
  • Doxy – A fairly-like magical beast.
  • Errol – A pet owl that belongs to the Weasley family.
  • Fang – Hagrid’s boarhound.
  • Fawkes – Dumbledore’s phoenix.
  • Fluffy – Hagrid’s 3-headed dog.
  • Greyback – A werewolf working for the Death Eaters.
  • Griffin – A creature with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion.
  • Hedwig – Harry Potter’s pet owl.
  • Norbert – Hagrid’s pet dragon.
  • Ronan – A centaur in the Forbidden Forest.
  • Patronus – A spell that often spawns a magical creature tailored to its caster.
  • Snitch – A ball with wings used in Quidditch.
harry potter dog illustration with books

Punny Harry Potter Names for Dogs

Here are some funny ideas for Harry Potter names.

  • Dogwarts
  • Gryffindog
  • Hairy Pawter
  • Hufflepup
  • Pansy Barkison
  • Ravenpaw
  • Roverclaw
  • Ruffyndor
  • Sloberin

Food Name Ideas

Here are some food names that would make for an uncommon name option.

  • Butterbeer
  • Charm (Charm Choc)
  • Choco-loco
  • Chocoball
  • Drooble
  • Florean
  • Gilly (Gillyweed)
  • Honeyduke
  • Nougat
  • Pixie Puff
  • Pudding
  • Pumpkin Fizz
  • Shock-o-Choc

Harry Potter Spell Names

If you love the world of magic, maybe you want to name your pup after one of these spells!

  • Aberto – open a locked door
  • Accio – summon objects
  • Avada – (Avada Kedavra) the killing curse
  • Avis – conjure a small flock of birds
  • Bombardo – create an explosion
  • Crusio – causes pain
  • Engorgio – causes rapid growth
  • Ferula – a healing charm
  • Fiendfyre – conjure enchanted flames
  • Glisseo – turn stairs into a slide
  • Horcrux – an object that a Dark wizard or witch hides their soul in to become immortal.
  • Imperio – Take control of the target
  • Incendio – conjure flames
  • Leviosa – (Wingardium Leviosa) levitate an object
  • Lumos – illuminates the caster’s wand
  • Nox – extinguishes the Lumos light
  • Protego – Cast an invisible shield
  • Reparo – fix an object
  • Revelio – reveal a hidden person or object
  • Sonorus – amplify a voice

Are you looking for more name ideas? Try a dog name search, nerdy dog names, and Lord of the Rings dog names!

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  1. Jenna Safley

    I looked at this link because I’m a Harry Potter fan!! And after my 2 current dogs Major and Maggie pass away we might get a new dog! If I get a bot dog I would want to name it Eroll or Albus, if I get a girl dog I would want to name it Hufflpuff or Luna!

  2. Anonymous

    Hedwig is a girl. If you don’t believe me, re-read the books.

  3. Bianka

    I know, and it bothered my eye too

  4. Robin Potter

    Our last name is actually Potter in real life :D. And I have always loved the Harry Potter books. So we named our Irish Setter “Ginny” because she’s a red head. And we named our Mini Schnauzer “Tonks” after Nymphadora Tonks. I was surprised she didn’t make this list at all.

  5. Luna Lovegood

    I really love Padfoot for a dog and I love Sirius. I’m really sorry that he passed. My next male dog is 100% Padfoot or Sirius

  6. sherry

    I purchased one of Kohl’s dogs, that sends money to needy…..this dog looks like a reddish chow chow…but I have yet to locate its name. Help if you can.

  7. Julianna Kellogg

    I love harry potter these names are awesome, but for a boy Griffin and for a girl Hermione.

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