53 Harry Potter Pet Names

The wizarding world is packed with creative pet names.

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One of the best parts of bringing home a new pet is choosing a special name. Many people turn to their favorite books or movies for inspiration. Harry Potter (both the books and films) have such a devoted following that there’s even a name for it: Pottermania. If you’re a fan, then you know the wizarding world is jam packed with unique and creative names that are perfect for pets of all species. 

Your new pet has enchanted you with a love spell, and now it’s time to return the favor by bestowing it with the perfect name. Potterheads, pull up some parchment and a quill—you’ll want to take notes. 

Tips for Choosing Harry Potter Pet Names

When thinking about Harry Potter pet names, first consider your new pet’s species. Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird, reptile, horse, hamster, rat, mouse, gerbil, chinchilla or any other pet, the Harry Potter world is guaranteed to have a more than a few outstanding choices for you. 

Also take into account your pet’s size (tiny, huge or in between?), color, sex, and individual character (sociable or shy? Silly or serious?). Within vast and varied world of witchcraft and wizardry, you’ll find names to fit any pet’s personality. 

Read on to find a collection of some of our favorite Harry Potter pet names, broken down into categories, including Harry Potter names for dogs, cats, male pets and female pets.

To start us off right, let’s looks at some of our favorite Harry Potter pet names across all categories:

Top Harry Potter Pet Names

  • Belatrix 
  • Crookshanks 
  • Dobby 
  • Draco 
  • Dumbledore 
  • Fang
  • Fawkes
  • Harry
  • Hedwig
  • Hermione 
  • Luna
  • Mrs. Norris 
  • Padfoot
  • Scabbers 
  • Sirius
  • Tonks

More Harry Potter Pet Name Ideas 

It makes sense to break down Harry Potter pet names by species and sex, but there are no limits to the name you choose.

Hoping for something obscure? Remember, you’re not limited to the original seven books or eight films. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has penned many other books about the Harry Potter world, each filled with incredible detail—and more potential names. And don’t forget about the website Pottermore, where Rawling provides even more background about Harry Potter characters, history, spells, places, and more. 

Harry Potter Dog Names

The Harry Potter universe has some prominent dogs or dog-like creature. The following names are perfect for a Harry Potter pup: 

  • Fang: Hagrid’s gargantuan Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Fenrir: For Fenrir Greyback, a savage werewolf and enemy of Harry Potter
  • Fluffy: The enormous three-headed dog guarding the trapdoor that led to the sorcerer’s stone
  • Lupin: Harry’s former professor, friend, and a member of the Order of the Phoenix; he is a werewolf
  • Padfoot: Sirius’s name when he is in dog form, a nickname received from his childhood friends 
  • Sirius: Harry’s godfather, an anamagis who can transform himself into a dog

Harry Potter Cat Names

Cats also feature prominently in the Harry Potter books and movies. These names pay homage to Harry Potter cats, both good and evil: 

  • Crookshanks: Hermoine’s pet, an orange cat
  • Dolores: For the hated Delores Umbridge, a villainous Ministry of Magic employee and one-time professor who is obsessed with cats and whose patronus is a cat
  • Gryffindor: One of the house houses at Hogwarts; represented by a lion
  • Kneazle: A magical creature that looks similar to a cat; Kneazles can sometimes interbreed with normal cats
  • Minerva: For beloved Professor Minerva McGonagall; an anamagis, she turns into a cat
  • Mrs. Norris: Grumpy pet cat of Hogwarts caretaker Mr. Filch

Boy Harry Potter Pet Names

Have a male pet? Try one of these masculine names on for size: 

  • Albus or Dumbledore: For Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, Harry’s trusted friend and father figure 
  • Buckbeak: For Hagrid’s fierce and noble hippogriff (great for a bird or a horse)
  • Cedric: For the brave young wizard Cedric Diggory, who was killed by Peter Pettigrew during the Triwizard Tournament 
  • Dobby: For Dobby the house elf, who was freed by Harry Potter and later saved Harry’s life
  • Draco: For Draco Malfoy, a troubled wizard who found himself caught up in his family’s evil 
  • Dudley: For Dudley Dursley, Harry’s selfish overweight cousin
  • Fawkes: For Albus Dumbledore’s faithful phoenix 
  • Flitwick: For Filius Flitwick, the Hogwarts charms master who is part goblin and part wizard
  • Gilderoy: For Gilderoy Lockhart, a celebrity wizard who was revealed to be a fraud 
  • Griphook: A goblin who worked at Gringotts bank
  • Hagrid or Rubeus: For Hogwarts groundskeeper and Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s trusted friend
  • Harry or Potter: For Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived
  • James: For James Potter, Harry’s father 
  • Lucius: For Lucius Malfoy, Draco’s father
  • Neville: For Neville Longbottom, Hogwarts student and close friend of Harry, Ron, and Hermione
  • Ron: For brave wizard Ron Weasley, Harry and Hermione’s best friend 
  • Scabbers: Ron’s rat, which was later revealed to be Peter Pettigrew, who was an an anamagis
  • Severus or Snape: For Hogwarts potions professor Severus Snape
  • Viktor: For Viktor Krum, a Bulgarian wizard, talented quidditch seeker, and briefly, Hermione’s love interest
  • Voldemort: For the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who tried and failed to kill Harry Potter

Girl Harry Potter Pet Names

The Harry Potter series is filled with strong females—both good and evil—including: 

  • Belatrix: For Belatrix Lestrange, a powerful witch, death eater and mortal enemy of Harry and his friends
  • Cho: For Cho Chang, a young witch who had a brief romance with Harry Potter
  • Fleur: For Fleur Delacour, a young witch from Beauxbatons Academy of Magic in France who marries Ron Weasley’s brother Bill
  • Ginny: For Ginny Weasley, Ron’s sister and eventually Harry’s wife
  • Hedwig: Harry’s beloved white owl
  • Hermione: For gifted wizard and bookworm Hermione Granger, Harry and Ron’s best friend
  • Lily: For Lily Potter, Harry’s mother 
  • Luna: For Luna Lovegood, Harry’s charming and quirky friend
  • Myrtle: For Moaning Myrtle, a ghost witch who lives in the girl’s lavatory at Hogwarts
  • Nagini: Lord Voldemort’s pet snake, who does his bidding
  • Narcissa: For Narcissa Malfoy, Draco’s mother
  • Petunia: For Petunia Dursley, Harry’s not-so-nice aunt
  • Rita or Skeeter: For Rita Skeeter, a journalist witch with a penchant for gossip
  • Rowena: For Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the four founders of Hogwarts (Ravenclaw House is named for her)
  • Tonks: For Andromeda Tonks, witch, Harry’s trusted friend member of the Order of the Phoenix

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