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250+ Harry Potter Pet Names for Cats and Dogs

These 250+ Harry Potter pet names for cats and dogs are completely inspired by the beloved wizarding world. Whether your first or another addition, if you would love the new pet in your family to bear the name of a popular character or even a Hogwarts house, you've come to the right place.

This list is categorized by:

  • Names of actual cats in Harry Potter
  • Names of actual dogs in Harry Potter
  • Names that work best for females
  • Names that work best for males
  • Gender neutral names
  • My top 15 picks

Cat Names from Harry Potter

Below are Harry Potter pet names based on actual cats in the series.

  1. Crookshanks: Hermione Granger's pet cat
  2. Dolores: villainous Ministry of Magic employee and former professor obsessed with cats and whose patronus is a cat
  3. Gryffindor: the Hogwarts house that is represented by a lion
  4. Kneazle: magical creature that looks like a cat and can interbreed with cats
  5. Minerva / McGonagall: Professor McGonagall, who turns into a cat
  6. Mrs. Norris: the grumpy cat of Hogwarts caretaker Mr. Filch

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Dog Names from Harry Potter

Below are Harry Potter pet names based on actual dogs in the series.

  1. Fluffy: Hagrid's three-headed dog
  2. Padfoot: Sirius' marauder name
  3. Sirius: Harry's godfather who can turn into a dog
  4. Fang: Hagrid's bloodhound
  5. Fenrir: savage werewolf and enemy of Harry Potter
  6. Lupin: Harry’s former professor, friend, and a member of the Order of the Phoenix, who is a werewolf

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Female Names

Below is an alphabetical list of Harry Potter pet names that work best for females.

  1. Abbot 
  2. Alicia
  3. Amelia
  4. Andromeda
  5. Angelina
  6. Apolline
  7. Arabella
  8. Ariana
  9. Astoria
  10. Augusta
  11. Aurora
  12. Banshee
  13. Bathilda
  14. Bell
  15. Bellatrix
  16. Charity
  17. Cho
  18. Colette
  19. Delacour
  20. Figg
  21. Fleur
  22. Gabrielle
  23. Ginny
  24. Granger
  25. Grey Lady
  26. Griselda
  27. Hanna
  28. Helena
  29. Helga
  30. Hermione
  31. Hermione Granger
  32. Irma
  33. Kelpie
  34. Lavender
  35. Leta
  36. Lily
  37. Lovegood
  38. Luna
  39. Luna Lovegood
  40. Millicent
  41. Molly
  42. Myrtle
  43. Nagini
  44. Narcissa
  45. Nymphadora
  46. Padma
  47. Pansy
  48. Parvati
  49. Penelope
  50. Petunia
  51. Pixie
  52. Pomona
  53. Poppy
  54. Queenie
  55. Rita
  56. Romilda
  57. Rose
  58. Rowena
  59. Selma
  60. Seraphina
  61. Siren
  62. Skeeter
  63. Snowy
  64. Sybill
  65. Tonks
  66. Vera Verto

Related post: Famous Literary Girl Names

Male Names

Below is an alphabetical list of Harry Potter pet names that work best for males.

  1. Aberforth
  2. Abernathy
  3. Alastor
  4. Albus
  5. Alecto
  6. Amos
  7. Antonin
  8. Aragog
  9. Argus
  10. Arther
  11. Bartemius
  12. Basilisk
  13. Bertie
  14. Binns
  15. Bludger
  16. Boggart
  17. Bogrod
  18. Bones
  19. Boot
  20. Bowtruckle
  21. Bryce
  22. Buckbeak
  23. Cedric
  24. Centaur
  25. Charlie
  26. Collin
  27. Cornelius
  28. Crabbe
  29. Credence
  30. Creevy
  31. Crouch
  32. Dean
  33. Diggle
  34. Diggory
  35. Dirk
  36. Dobby
  37. Draco
  38. Dragon
  39. Dudley
  40. Dumbledore
  41. Dursley
  42. Elfie
  43. Errol
  44. Fang
  45. Fawkes
  46. Felix
  47. Filch
  48. Filius
  49. Finnigan
  50. Fireball
  51. Firebolt
  52. Firenze
  53. Flint
  54. Flitwick
  55. Fox
  56. Fred
  57. Fudge
  58. Gellert
  59. Georgie
  60. Gideon
  61. Gilderoy
  62. Godric
  63. Gornuk
  64. Goyle
  65. Graham
  66. Grawp
  67. Greyback
  68. Grindewald
  69. Grindylow
  70. Gringot
  71. Griphook
  72. Hagrid
  73. Harry
  74. Harry Potter
  75. Hedwig
  76. Hermes
  77. Hippogriff
  78. Horace
  79. James
  80. Kelpie
  81. Kingsley
  82. Krum
  83. Lee
  84. Longbottom
  85. Lucius
  86. Ludo
  87. Lumos
  88. Mad-Eye Moody
  89. Malfoy
  90. Mandrake
  91. Mr. Paws
  92. Mr. Tibbles
  93. Mundungus
  94. Nargle
  95. Neville
  96. Newt
  97. Nicolas
  98. Niffler
  99. Nimbus
  100. Norbert
  101. Nox
  102. Ogre
  103. Oliver
  104. Ollivander
  105. Peeves
  106. Percival
  107. Percy
  108. Peter
  109. Pettigrew
  110. Peverell
  111. Phineas
  112. Pigwidgeon
  113. Potter
  114. Prongs
  115. Puff
  116. Quirrel
  117. Remus
  118. Riddle
  119. Ron
  120. Ronald
  121. Ronan
  122. Rubeus
  123. Rufus
  124. Salazar
  125. Scabbers
  126. Scamander
  127. Scimgeour
  128. Scorpius
  129. Seamus
  130. Severus
  131. Sir Nicholaus
  132. Sirius Black
  133. Slughorn
  134. Snape
  135. Sphynx
  136. Tiberius
  137. Thestral
  138. Trevor
  139. Vernon
  140. Viktor
  141. Voldemort
  142. Walden
  143. Weasley
  144. Willow
  145. Winky
  146. Wrackspurt
  147. Wulfric
  148. Yaxley

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Gender Neutral Names

Below is an alphabetical list of gender-neutral Harry Potter pet names, based on things like places and foods mentioned, as well as games and spells.

  1. Alohomora
  2. Animagus
  3. Azkaban
  4. Bartemius/Barty
  5. Beans
  6. Beedle
  7. Dervish
  8. Diagon
  9. Expecto
  10. Goblin
  11. Grimmauld
  12. Gringotts
  13. Hallow
  14. Hogsmeade
  15. Hogwart
  16. Honeyduke
  17. Horcrux
  18. Hufflepuff
  19. Lumos
  20. Muggle
  21. Mungo
  22. Nimbus
  23. Patronus
  24. Phoenix
  25. Puddlemere
  26. Quaffle
  27. Quibbler
  28. Quidditch
  29. Ravenclaw
  30. Serpensortia
  31. Slytherin
  32. Snitch

Top 15 Picks

To sum up the best Harry Potter names for pets, below are my favorite 15 picks, based on the importance of the name to the story, and whether it actually represented an animal in the novels and movies.

  1. Bellatrix
  2. Crookshanks
  3. Lily
  4. Dumbledore
  5. Fluffy
  6. Grimmauld
  7. Hagrid
  8. Harry Potter
  9. Hermione
  10. Hufflepuff
  11. Hogwart
  12. Minerva
  13. Muggle
  14. Ravenclaw
  15. Weasley

I'm especially partial to Lily (Harry's mom) and Minerva (Professor McGonagall) because I have two cats named Lilly and Minnie myself!

That concludes the 250+ best Harry Potter pet names for your cats, dogs, and other magical creatures.

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