Are you looking for a name for your cat? dog? goldfish? horse? guinea pig? bird? house elf? Here are some fun animal name ideas from the Harry Potter series. Not all of these are creatures or critters, but they could still work for your furry or feathered friend!
Bertie Bott’s Every flavor beans are fun jelly beans in the wizard world. Often used as a nickname for Albert, Bertie has a sweet sound usable for small critter.
A famous Greek wizard who transfigured lost sailors into pigs. The name Circe has such a fun, whimsical sound. It may be seen as a brave choice for a human, making it perfect for a pet.
Cho Chang flew on a broomstick called Comet. This is a subtle Harry Potter connection to an already popular pet name.
The Surname of wizards Cedric & Amos. The beginning of the name “Dig” is just too perfect for a dog!
Dobby is the Malfoy’s loveable house-elf. With his big eyes and ears, I’ve seen many pets that share a resemblance to Dobby!
A small fairy-like creature that is also known as the Biting Fairy. Pesky little creatures with a pretty cute name.
A water plant that when eaten enables you to temporarily grow gills and fins. A playful name full of whimsy. Gilly would make a cute variation or nickname.
Harry’s owl and mail carrier. I love Hedwig on a person or a pet. Certainly a nice name for a feathered friend.
A wizarding letter that howls and yells at the reader. This one seems reserved for loud animals.
Moony was Professor Lupin’s nickname when he was a student at Hogwarts. I this Moony has such a cute, affectionate sound.
Person totally without magical powers. Muggle the puggle? Who can resist?
A magical creature that can find buried treasure. I picture this name of an animal with a strong sense of smell.
Small, golden ball with silver wings used in Quidditch. Snitch has a great sound for just one syllable!
Surname of Salazar Slytherin, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. Syltherin is my first choice name for a snake.
Zonko’s is the name of a Wizard joke shop in Hogsmeade. An absolutely fun and whimsical name for a beloved pet!
What animals could you see these names on?
Whimsy, wonder, & wizards,