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First Name: Harry Harry is JK Rowling’s favorite boys name. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means “power”. It is shared by the magician Harry Houdini.

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3 First Name: Harry Harry is JK Rowling’s favorite boys name. It is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means “power”. It is shared by the magician Harry Houdini. Last Name: Potter A name that JK Rowling has been fond of since childhood. Alludes to “Potter’s field”, a place where unclaimed bodies are buried, like those of orphaned children. Expelliarmus Expecto Patronum Favorite Spells

4 Last Name: Weasley In Ireland, Weasels are considered unfortunate animals, which is a reference to the Weasleys being poor. Rowling has always been fond of weasels. Felix Felicis Wingardium Leviosa Associated Spell and Potions

5 First Name: Hermione Refers to the patron saint of high magic Means “well-born”, “earthly”, or “stone”. A character in Aeneid and A Winter’s Tale. Last Name: Granger May refer to the Granger movement to improve the lives of farmers, much like starting SPEW A granger is a very common person, like muggles Alohomora Avis Oppugno Favorite Spells

6 First Name: Albus Severe refers to “strict” or “cruel” which highlight his personality Mentioned in Mansfield Park a favorite novel of Rowling Last Name: Dumbledore A town in England Based on a person Rowling knew. Sectumsempra Veritaserum Favorite Spell and Potion

7 First Name: Severus Severe refers to “strict” or “cruel” which highlight his personality Mentioned in Mansfield Park a favorite novel of Rowling Last Name: Snape A town in England Based on a person Rowling knew. Sectumsempra Veritaserum Favorite Spell and Potion

8 A ssumed Name: Lord Voldemort Refers to a dark wizard in medieval times named Voldemortist, meaning Lord of Evil In many European languages “mort” or “mord” means death or evil In French, “vol-de-mort” means flight from death. Horcrux Morsmorde Favorite Spell and Potion

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