135+ Spell-Binding Harry Potter Dog Names for Your New Pet 

Searching for a Harry Potter-inspired name for your dog? We solemnly swear these ones are really good.

Published December 25, 2022
Dog dressed as Harry Potter

Is your new dog's mischief too much to manage? Maybe their ginger-colored hair reminds you of the Weasley family. Or their magical antics leave you half-wondering if an owl is going to drop off their letter to Hogwarts any day now. Either way, picking a Harry Potter dog name for your new pet is a great way to show your dedication as a Potterhead. You could go with a classic name like Albus or Hermione, or pick something a bit more unusual, such as Pigwidgeon or Patronus. So, pour yourself a mug of Butterbeer and sort through this list of Potter-inspired names for your dog.

Dog Names After Harry Potter Creatures

The magical school of Hogwarts is filled with mystical creatures of all shapes and sizes. Some of these, like Fluffy and Fang, resemble the dogs of our world, whereas others, like the Hippogriff, are truly unearthly beasties. Give some thought to naming your dog after a creature from the Harry Potter series. Find one that looks like your dog or a name you think sounds nice.

  • Abraxan (winged horse)
  • Acromantula (giant magical spider)
  • Aragog (Hagrid's acromantula)
  • Basilisk (giant serpent)
  • Boggart (shape-shifting creature)
  • Buckbeak (a hippogriff)
  • Centaur (half-human, half-horse)
  • Cornish Pixie (mischievous blue creature)
  • Crookshanks (Hermione's cat)
  • Dementor (dark magical creature)
  • Devil's Snare (deadly plant)
  • Dobby (house-elf)
  • Fang (Hagrid's pet dog)
  • Fawkes (Dumbledore's phoenix)
  • Firenze (centaur Harry meets in the Forbidden Forest)
  • Fluffy (three-headed dog)
  • Hedwig (Harry's owl)
  • Hippogriff (half-eagle, half-horse)
  • Inferius (magical Zombie)
  • Mandrake (root plant)
  • Mrs. Norris (Argus Filch's cat)
  • Nagini (giant snake)
  • Norbert (Hagrid's dragon)
  • Padfoot (Sirius Black in dog form)
  • Phoenix (magical bird)
  • Pigwidgeon (Ron's owl)
  • Puffskein (small furry beast)
  • Scabbers (Ron's pet rat)
  • Selkie (merpeople)
  • Thestral (winged horse)
  • Troll (strong beast)
  • Whomping Willow (tree)
  • Witherwings (a later name for Buckbeak)
  • Wrackspurt (invisible magical creature)

Harry Potter Dog Names Based on Characters

Throughout the series, Harry interacts with dozens of interesting characters. Some are inherently good, while others are downright evil. You could consider using the first name, last name, or even the nickname of a wizard or witch as your dog's name.

  • Albus
  • Bellatrix
  • Bernie Bott
  • Death Eater
  • Delacour
  • Draco
  • Dudley
  • Dumbledore
  • Fenrir
  • Filch
  • Fleur
  • Gilderoy
  • Ginny
  • Granger
  • Grawp
  • Grindelwald
  • Hagrid
  • Harry Potter
  • He Who Must Not Be Named
  • Hermione
  • Lestrange
  • Lily
  • Lockhart
  • Longbottom
  • Lord Voldemort
  • Lovegood
  • Lucius
  • Luna
  • Lupin
  • Mad-Eye
  • Malfoy
  • McGonagall
  • Minerva
  • Moody
  • Myrtle
  • Narcissa
  • Nearly Headless Nick
  • Neville
  • Nymphadora
  • Peeves
  • Pettigrew
  • Quirrell
  • Riddle
  • Ron
  • Rubeus
  • Severus
  • Sirius Black
  • Snape
  • Sybill
  • The Boy Who Lived
  • Tonks
  • Umbridge
  • Weasley
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Harry Potter Spells as Dog Names

Spells and hexes are daily occurrences on the grounds of Hogwarts, and the names of some of these incantations are fun to say. Get your wand ready, because one of these Harry Potter dog names inspired by spells might just charm you (correct pronunciations are in Hermoine's voice, for your convenience).

  • Accio (AH-kee-oh)
  • Avada Kedavra (a-VAH-dah ke-DAH-vra)
  • Bombarda (bom-BAR-da)
  • Colovaria (co-loh-VA-ree-ah)
  • Confundo (con-FUN-doe)
  • Depulso (de-PUHL-so)
  • Episkey (eh-PIS-kee)
  • Expecto patronum (ex-PEK-toh pa-TRO-num)
  • Expelliarmus (ex-PEL-lee-ar-muss)
  • Obliviate (oh-BLI-vee-ate)
  • Petrificus totalus (pe-TRI-fi-cus to-TAH-lus)
  • Wingardium leviosa (wing-GAR-de-um leh-vee-OH-sa)

Other Harry Potter Terminology as Names

From house names to buildings and even magical languages, there are plenty of other great words used in Harry Potter that would make a fun name for your dog. Try a few of them out to see if they suit your new beast.

  • Azkaban (magical prison fortress)
  • Bludger (Quidditch ball)
  • Butterbeer (beverage)
  • Diagon Alley (magic alley)
  • Fizzing Whizbee (magic candy)
  • Floo (mode of magic transportation)
  • Galleon (wizard currency)
  • Gobblededook (goblin language)
  • Gryffindor (Hogwarts house)
  • Hogsmeade (wizard village)
  • Horcrux (dark magic object)
  • Hufflepuff (Hogwarts house)
  • Keeper (Quidditch position)
  • Leaky Cauldron (wizard pub)
  • Marauders (group of Hogwarts classmates)
  • Muggle (person without magical powers)
  • Nimbus (broomstick model)
  • Parselmouth (someone who speaks parseltongue)
  • Parseltongue (serpent language)
  • Patronus (magic guardian)
  • Quaffle (Quidditch ball)
  • Quidditch (magical sports game)
  • Ravenclaw (Hogwarts house)
  • Slytherin (Hogwarts house)
  • Squib (child of wizard parents with no powers)
  • Zonko's (wizard joke shop)

Punny Potter Dog Names

If puns are more your style, there are some pawsitively great options inspired by Harry Potter-isms. Did we mention you automatically get 10 points added to your house if you choose one? Merlin's beard!

  • Barko Malfoy
  • Dogwarts
  • Dumbledog
  • Gryffindog
  • Hagrrrrid
  • Hairy Potter
  • Harry Pawter
  • Hippogruff
  • Hufflepup
  • Ravenpaw
  • Roverclaw
  • Ruffyndor

Wizarding Names for Every Beast

If the enchanting world of Harry Potter is close to your heart, it's a great move to name your dog after something Hogwarts-related. Choose the name of a beast or the magical character you resonate with the most. Every name is charming in its own way.

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135+ Spell-Binding Harry Potter Dog Names for Your New Pet