Fun Pet Names from Harry Potter


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!

Bane is a centaur that lives in forest. A simple but powerful one-syllable name. Perfect for a strong, majestic pet.

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.

Buckbeak is a Hippogriff which is half eagle & half horse. It would make a playful and fun name for the bird of a Harry Potter enthusiast!

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.

Fawke’s Dumbledore’s phoenix.  Such a cool spelling.  I could see this name used on a wide array of animals.

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.

Surname of Rowena Ravenclaw, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. I love so many surnames in this series.  Ravenclaw would be so cool on a beautiful bird.

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,

7 responses to “Fun Pet Names from Harry Potter

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  2. My sister and I love Harry Potter and have had multiple pets with HP names. We have two Great Danes, Madame Maxime and Hagrid;, a fish, Lupin; and a beagle who passed away named Weasley.

  3. we named our female Australian Shepherd, Tonks! 🙂

  4. I got a toy niffler and this list helped me decide his name – Dobby

    I am massive Harry Potter fan !!!

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