Harry Potter Dog Names for Male and Female Dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. August 3, 2021
Harry Potter Dog Names for Male and Female Dogs

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There are a few dogs which appear in Harry Potter, all of them magical in their own way. Harry Potter fans are known as Potterheads and some of the most fervent will add Harry Potter references to even the most personal experiences. Some have even had Harry Potter themed weddings. Many love Harry Potter so much, they will even name their best friend after a character or reference from the movie.

At AnimalWised, we bring you over 100 Harry Potter dog name ideas for both male and female dogs. We also have some unisex and funny Harry Potter pun names to help you get inspired.

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  1. What dogs are in Harry Potter?
  2. Harry Potter names for male dogs
  3. Harry Potter names for female dogs
  4. Unisex Harry Potter names for dogs
  5. Harry Potter pun dog names

What dogs are in Harry Potter?

Not all dogs which appear in the Harry Potter universe are as they seem. Some are kept as pets and companions, others as guardians to ensure their masters are kept safe. Some are only dogs temporarily, as is the case when a character uses magic to take the form of a dog.

Some of the dogs in the films don't quite resemble their corresponding descriptions in the books. There are some dogs which are recognizable as an existing non-magical breed. Others appear to be an amalgamation of certain breeds or stand out for their magical characteristics. We don't have many three-headed dogs in our breed files section.

If you are looking for some Harry Potter dog names, here we show you the dogs which appear in Harry Potter:

  • Fang: called a Boarhound, an alternate name for a Great Dane, Fang is Hagrid's pet and nowhere near as vicious as his name suggests.
  • Ripper: an English Bulldog, one of 12 which belong to Muggle Marjorie Dursley. She had eleven others, but they were not given names.
  • Fluffy: another of Hagrid's pets, this time much more ferocious. He has three heads and is put to sleep by music.
  • Sam: a Puggle (Pug/Beagle cross) which survived the Millennium Bridge disaster.
  • Grim: a death omen which takes the shape of a sinister looking dog of no specific breed.
  • Sirius Black: appears as a dog due to his ability to shapeshift as he is an animagi.
  • Ron Weasley: also can change when he casts a Patronus spell and appears as Jack Russel Terrier.

The following characters also have dogs which are unnamed:

  • Rosmerta
  • Giffard Abbott
  • Lucius Malfoy
  • Granger

If you want to know more about animals in harry Potter, take a look at our article on the top 10 Harry Potter animals.

Harry Potter names for male dogs

Choosing the right Harry Potter name for your male dog, we can look at some of the male characters in the Harry Potter novels and movies. It is important you don't simply choose a name for your dog because you like how it sounds. You don't have to choose your favorite Harry Potter character, but you should choose one which suits the personality and look of your dog.

Here we have male Harry Potter dog names to choose from:

  • Riddle
  • Ronald
  • Scamander
  • Sirius
  • Slytherin
  • Norris
  • Tonks
  • Trevor
  • Voldemort
  • Weasley
  • Albus
  • Aragog
  • Delacour
  • Draco
  • Dumbledore
  • Errol
  • Fang
  • Fawkes
  • Filch
  • Finn
  • Flamel
  • Flitwick
  • Frank
  • Fudge
  • Grindelwald
  • Gryffindor
  • Hagrid
  • Hedwig
  • Hermione
  • Hufflepuff

If you have a specific breed you want to find a name for, you can take a look at our articles on names for Siberian Huskies and Welsh names for Corgis.

    Harry Potter names for female dogs

    The same with male dog names, female Harry Potter dog names should be chosen with consideration. Think whether there are any which might suit your dog. Here we share some Harry Potter inspired names for girl dogs:

    • Ron
    • Lupin
    • Newt
    • Lucius
    • Dobbie
    • Severus
    • Voldie
    • Harry
    • Nymphadora
    • Minerva
    • Bella
    • Mirtle
    • Luna
    • Ginny
    • Helga
    • Alastor
    • Lily
    • Longbottom
    • Luna
    • Malfoy
    • McGonagall
    • Nagini
    • Neville
    • Ollivander
    • Pigwidgeon
    • Potter

    If you have gone off the idea of choosing a Harry Potter dog name, you can take a look at our general female dog names list.

    Unisex Harry Potter names for dogs

    Choosing a name for your male or female dog inspired by Harry Potter is not easy. If you still do not know the sex of your new family member or you simply want to know Harry Potter names for unisex dogs, here we share a complete list of Harry Potter names for unisex dogs:

    • Sybill
    • Tom
    • Vernon
    • Viktor
    • Petunia
    • Poppy
    • Quirinus
    • Remus
    • Rita
    • Rowena
    • Salazar
    • Scabbers
    • Seamus
    • Snape
    • Barty
    • Bellatrix
    • Buckbeak
    • Cedric
    • Cho Chang
    • Cornelius
    • Crabbe
    • Crookshanks
    • Dean
    • Dobby

    Harry Potter pun dog names

    There are some Harry potter names which are naturally dog puns. We can think of Susan Bones as a particularly obvious one. However, some which, with a little tweaking, become the best Harry Potter pun dog names:

    • Albums Dumbledog
    • Amos Doggery
    • Argus Fetch
    • Aunt Petunia
    • Barco Malfoy
    • Barky Crouch
    • Cedric Doggery
    • Cho Fang
    • Dedalus Doggle
    • Dogwarts
    • Dudley Grrsley
    • Fenrir Greyhound
    • Fleamus Finnagin
    • Godric Gryfendog
    • Grrmione Granger
    • Harry Pawter
    • Helga Hufflepup
    • JK Growling
    • Luna Lovebone
    • Minerva McDoggagal
    • Neville Longpawtom
    • Pansy Barkington
    • Peter Pettipaw
    • Ravenclaw
    • Reginald Doggermole
    • Rolanda Pooch
    • Ron Fleasley
    • Rowena Ravenpaw
    • Ruffindor
    • Sirius Bark
    • Sturgis Dogmore
    • Susan Bones

    If you want to find a name for your dog, but haven't found anything from our list of Harry Potter dog names, maybe you can find inspiration in our list of Disney dog names.

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