Harry Potter Baby Names
Ron/Ronald Ron Weasley is HP's BFF and it's a fitting moniker, since Ronald means "ruler with counsel." Other notable Ronalds: President Ronald Reagan, astronaut Ronald Evans and, let's not forget, Ronald McDonald.
Hermione Perhaps the most unpronouncable name in the "Harry Potter" series (it's her-MY-oh-nee, people!), this off-the-beaten-path name was plucked from Greek mythology for the main female character, Hermione Granger.
Cedric Quidditch Seeker Cedric Diggory is a champion of a character with a seriously cool name to match. Now, J.K. Rowling, why don't you Dig-gory up a little bit of magic and send Robert Pattinson our way?
Ginny Ginny Weasley, Ron's lil' sis and the love of Harry's life, has a name with the granny-chic vibe that's totally popular among hip parents today. Especially those parents who conceived their sweet little Ginnys whilst drinking a similarly named beverage. Wink.
Luna Witchy woman, Luna Lovegood is the epitome of girl power (um, hello—she co-led Dumbledore's Army!) and she's got a powerfully cool name to match. Which begs the question—why wasn't there ever a Luna Spice in the Spice Girls?
Fleur What comes to mind when you hear the name Fleur Delacour? Oh, probably just the most painfully cool French woman, sitting at an outdoor cafe, wearing a beret and singing Jane Birkin tunes. Le sigh.
Oliver The name Oliver is all over the place lately—from hipster babies to hipster puppies. So it's no wonder how Oliver Wood, the totally hip and awesome captain of the high-flying Gryffindor Quidditch team, got his name!
Seamus The epitome of Celtic tough-guy cool, Seamus sounds like someone who beats people up. For fun. And Harry Potter's Seamus—Seamus Finnigan—measures up to this rugged name as a member of Dumbledore's Army!
Lavender J.K. Rowling is really awesome at finding infrequently used yet fantastic names for her female characters. We're just glad she chose Lavender Brown for Harry's schoolmate, rather than Asparagus Cerulean. Or something.
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