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150+ Harry Potter Inspired Cat Names: Ideas for Magical & Intriguing Cats

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Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Elizabeth Gray

Welcoming a new cat into your home can feel like a magical time until it’s time to choose a name for your feline friend. With so many potential names, narrowing down your options can seem impossible. While you may not have a Sorting Hat to help you out, the world of Harry Potter offers dozens of unique names for you to choose from. Here are 150+ Harry Potter cat names, perfect for magical and intriguing cats.

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How to Name Your Cat

As you ponder which Harry Potter name best fits your new cat, you should consider the physical appearance of your cat, including the color, pattern, and coat length. Does your kitty resemble a magical creature? Your cat’s personality can also guide you. Are they a sweet and loving Hufflepuff or a sneaky Slytherin? Of course, naming your cat after your favorite character is also okay.

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Harry Potter Names Based on Human Characters

Whether your cat is the Chosen One or has the wisdom of a Hogwarts professor, you’ll find options to fit on this list. Male and female characters are listed, but some will work for either sex.

  • Harry
  • Potter
  • Hermione
  • Ron
  • Weasley
  • Albus
  • Dumbledore
  • Sirius
  • Minerva
  • Severus
  • Snape
  • Newt
  • James
  • Dean
  • Neville
  • Olivander
  • Mad-Eye (for a cat with two different colored eyes)
  • Moody
  • Kingsley
  • Cedric
  • Cho
  • Luna
  • Tonks
  • Nymphadora
  • Fleur
  • Rowena
  • Helga
  • Hagrid
  • Trelawney
  • Flitwick
  • Gilderoy
  • Myrtle
  • Ginny
  • Molly
  • Fred
  • George
  • Percy
  • Arthur
  • Charlie
  • Bill
  • Godric
  • Muggle
  • Fudge
  • Padfoot
  • Sprout
  • Hooch
  • Beedle

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Harry Potter Cat Names Inspired by Villains

Some kittens are full of mischief, and it’s not always easy to manage. If your cat loves to steal food and pounce on your unsuspecting toes, one of these villain names might be just right. No, Snape is not on this list because we all know he doesn’t belong.

  • Voldemort
  • Dudley
  • Dolores
  • Draco
  • Bellatrix
  • Argus
  • Filch
  • Lucius
  • Malfoy
  • You-Know-Who
  • Pansy
  • Crabbe
  • Goyle
  • Grindelwald
  • Quirrell
  • Tom
  • Marvelo
  • Barty

Harry Potter Cat Names Inspired by Magical Creatures

Harry Potter is packed with magical and mythical creatures, and many are unique to the series. You’ll out yourself as a Harry Potter fan if you use one of these names, but what’s wrong with that?

  • Dobby
  • Winky
  • Kreature
  • Nagini
  • Crookshanks
  • Fawkes
  • Mrs. Norris
  • Norbert
  • Hedwig
  • Grawp
  • Errol
  • Hermes
  • Firenze
  • Aragog
  • Griphook
  • Horntail
  • Mandrake
  • Boggart
  • Scabbers
  • Buckbeak
  • Dragon
  • Fang
  • Fluffy
  • Goblin
  • Grindylow
  • Thestral
  • Troll
  • Trevor
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Harry Potter Cat Names Inspired by Places

Harry Potter is full of unique locations, from Hogwarts’ houses to the Shrieking Shack. If you’re looking for something a little different, why not choose one of these names?

  • Hogwarts
  • Gryffindor
  • Gryff
  • Ravenclaw
  • Raven
  • Slytherin
  • Hufflepuff
  • Azkaban
  • Burrow
  • Diagon
  • Privet
  • Grimmauld
  • Shell
  • Spinner
  • Beauxbaton
  • Durmstrang
  • Florean
  • Flourish
  • Botts
  • Gringott
  • Knockturn
  • Hogsmeade
  • Honeyduke
  • Zonko

Harry Potter Cat Names Inspired by Magical Items

Wands and Quidditch and Remembralls, oh my! Harry Potter is packed with spells and other magical items that can inspire your cat’s new name.

  • Quidditch
  • Nimbus
  • Quaffle
  • Spell
  • Accio
  • Lumos
  • Patronus
  • Potion
  • Remembrall
  • Seeker
  • Snitch
  • Witch
  • Wizard
  • Protego
  • Nebulus
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Harry Potter Cat Names Inspired by the Actors

As one of the biggest film franchises of all time, the Harry Potter movies launched the careers of some of its young stars while attracting some of the most respected talents from British cinema. If you’re a fan of the actor or the character they play, why not pay tribute by naming your cat after them?

  • Emma
  • Dan
  • Rupert
  • Grint
  • Radcliffe
  • Felton
  • Lewis
  • Bonnie
  • Evanna
  • Alfred
  • Devon
  • Leung
  • Freddie
  • Alan
  • Maggie
  • Robbie
  • Fiennes
  • Helena
  • Gary
  • Warwick
  • Gleeson
  • Brendan
  • Imelda
  • Fiona
  • Domhnall
  • Tennant

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No spell will make it less expensive to own a pet, so make sure you’re prepared for the financial commitment before you bring home a new cat. Once your kitty is home, take some time to get to know them before you choose a name. After you settle on the perfect choice, use your kitty’s new name frequently, such as when you feed them or during playtime. Many cats learn to recognize their own name and will even come when called. If they feel like it, that is!

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About the Author

Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth Gray is a lifelong lover of all creatures great and small. She got her first cat at 5 years old and at 14, she started working for her local veterinarian. Elizabeth spent more than 20 years working as a veterinary nurse before stepping away to become a stay-at-home parent to her daughter. Now, she is excited to share her hard-earned knowledge (literally--she has scars) with our readers. Elizabeth lives in Iowa with her family, including her two fur kids, Linnard, a husky mix and Algernon, the worldʻs most patient cat. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching all sports but especially soccer, and spending time outdoors with her family.

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