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100+ Harry Potter Dog Names: Unique & Magical Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Congratulations on adopting a new puppy! We know that you’ll have your hands full helping your new buddy adapt their new surroundings and want to spend as little time fussing over the right name for them. We believe there is a special wizard or muggle inspired name for every type of adorable canine.

If you are a true fan of the whimsical and wonderful world of Harry Potter – you have come to the right place. The enchanting storyline has become one of the most prominent and well known around the world. Whether your new pooch appears to be a bit of a Houdini in a wizardly sense, or perhaps they enjoy the broom a bit too much while you clean, or possibly possess a few of the various House qualities – no matter your reasoning, we know that you will find the perfect Harry Potter Inspired dog name among our lists below.

We have explored the imagination of JK Rowling and included the top-rated, most popular, and incredibly unique names influenced by the book and film series. Below you will find our favorite female and male characters, the names of the notable pets, ideas inspired by interesting potions and spells, a few derived from the distinctive Harry Potter Glossary, and of course a master list of the most enchantingly odd and intriguing creatures.

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Female Harry Potter Dog Names

  • Pomona
  • Perpetua
  • Merula
  • Fleur
  • Padma
  • Arabella
  • Fortescue
  • Myrtle
  • Bellatrix
  • Rowena
  • Hermione
  • Ginny
  • Luna
  • Narcissa
  • Millicent
  • Callidora
  • Hazel
  • Tonks
  • Lily
  • Cedrella
  • Nymphadora
  • Lavender
  • Sybill

Male Harry Potter Dog Names 

  • Porpington
  • Potter
  • Harry
  • Seamus
  • Dumbledore
  • Longbottom
  • Floo
  • Horace
  • Crouch
  • Weasley
  • Cedric
  • Tuttle
  • Kettleburn
  • Fat Friar
  • Uric the Oddball
  • Viktor
  • Gilderoy
  • Hortense
  • Moody
  • Ron
  • Hagrid
  • Lupin
  • Pettigrew
  • Alas
  • Albus
  • Godric
  • Riddle
  • Percy
  • Tom
  • Malfoy
  • Winikus
  • Lestrange
  • Severus
  • Sirius
  • Diggory
  • Draco
  • Black
  • Merlin
  • Aberforth
  • Fergus
  • Salazar
  • Reubus
  • Snape
  • Neville
  • Dudley
  • Remus
  • Filch
  • Corvinus
  • Filius Flitwick
  • Silvanius
  • Ludo
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Harry Potter Pet Inspired Dog Names 

Pets are not only important in the real world – the characters of Harry Potter each held their furry, feathered, or fierce pets near and dear to their hearts. Whether they were integral parts of the storyline or simply had a few cameos throughout the series, here is a list of the amusing companions with names perfect for any pup!

  • Scabbers (Ron’s Rat)
  • Hedwig (Harrys Owl)
  • Buckbeak (Hippogriff)
  • Fluffy (Three-Headed Dog)
  • Pigwidgeon (Owl)
  • Mrs. Norris (Caretaker’s Cat)
  • Crookshanks (Hermione’s Cats)
  • Trevor (Toad)
  • Fawkes  (Phoenix)
  • Aragog (Spider)
  • Nagini (Snake)
  • Fang (Dog)
  • Errol (Owl)

Harry Potter Potion and Spell Inspired Dog Names

The potions and spells not only painted a cool and authentic wizard picture, but they were also captivating and pretty catchy – which had us repeating them almost on the daily. The fun part about these? They all double as trendy and interesting pet names! Your dog will be the hit at the dog park if paired with one of these!

  • Accio (Summoning Charm)
  • Patronus (Protects against Dementors)
  • Evanesco (Vanishing Spell)
  • Colloportus (Seals Doors)
  • Ferula (Makes a cast for a broken bone)
  • Fidelious (Conceals a secret within one person)
  • Monkshoon (Ingredient for potions)
  • Expelliarmus (Disarms an opponent)
  • Relashio (Release what someone is holding onto)
  • Engorgio (Swelling Charm)
  • Reparo (Repairing Charm)
  • Densaugeo (Causes teeth to grow)
  • Expecto Patronum (Guide against Dementors)
  • Diffindo (Severing Charm)
  • Aparecium (Reveal hidden markings)
  • Crucio (Inflicts torture)
  • Imperius / Imperio (Ability to control another wizard)
  • Alohomora (Spell that opens things)
  • Incendio (Fire Making Spell)
  • Silencio (Silencing charm)
  • Wingardium Leviosa (Lifts objects)
  • Lumos (Turns wands into flashlights)
  • Portus (Transforms an object into a portkey)
  • Stupefy (Stunning spell)
  • Dissendium (Opens secret passages)
  • Wolfsbane (Ingredient for potions)

Harry Potter Terminology Dog Names

There are many words and sayings that are exclusive to the Harry Potter universe – meaning you may not have heard them otherwise. These might not be everyone’s first choice when searching for a new pup name, but for those on the hunt or something truly unique, this list is most definitely for you!

  • Hogwarts (Wizard School)
  • Beater (Player in Quidditch)
  • Ravenclaw (One of the four Hogwarts Houses)
  • Zonko (Wizard Joke Shop)
  • Horcrux (Dark Wizards hid part of the soul within theses)
  • Gringotts (Wizard Bank)
  • Slytherin (One of the four Hogwarts Houses)
  • Mudblood (Human with no Magical Powers)
  • Sickle (Silver Wizard Money)
  • Quiddich (Wizard Sport)
  • Hufflepuff (One of the four Hogwarts Houses)
  • Boggart (Shape-shifter that turns into your worst fears)
  • Snitch (Quidditch Ball)
  • Muggle (Human with no powers and who are oblivious to wizards and witches)
  • Whizzbee (Password to enter Dumbledors room)
  • Bludger (Ball in Quidditch)
  • Nimbus (Harry Potters fast Broomstick)
  • Galleon (Gold Wizard Money)
  • Gryffindor (One of the four Hogwarts Houses)
  • Keeper (Quidditch player who guards the goal)
  • Diagon (Cobbled Street)
  • Animagus (Transformative wizard)

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Harry Potter Creatures Dog Names

From the utterly terrifying to the sweetest and most adorable, Harry Potter did not disappoint when it came to igniting our imaginations with weird creatures. Choosing one of these would be an interesting take on a name!

  • Acromantula (Spider)
  • Grindylow (Water Demon)
  • Bowtruckle (Tree Guardian)
  • Porlock (Horse Guardian)
  • Dementor (Dark spirit)
  • Skrewt (Cross between a manticore and fire crab)
  • Centaur (Half man, half horse)
  • Niffler (Creature that can find the buried treasure)
  • Crup (Dog that resembles a Jack Russell)
  • Doxy (Biting Fairy)
  • Hellebore (Flower)
  • Gurg (Cheif of the Giants)
  • Hickypunk (One-legged Creatures)
  • Kneazle (Cat-like Creature)
  • Basilisk (Snake that will turn you to stone)
  • Murtlap (Rat-like Creature)

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Finding the Right Harry Potter Inspired Name for Your Dog

Adopting a new pet is an exciting time so we understand how you might find choosing the right name a bit of an overwhelming experience. You likely want a name that’s going to suit them throughout their entire puppy to adult pooch life, and one that also compliments their personality. We can assure you that your pup will truly love whatever name you decide on – mainly because it’s coming from you, their new BFF!

We hope that you have found the right inspiration from our list of Harry Potter influenced names. Whether you went with a classic HP name, such as Potter or Crookshanks (ironic, we know!), or one a bit more unique like Quiddich or Gillyweed – there is sure to be one that matches every type of dog!

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