Yay, it’s time to pick a new name for your sweet new pup! We dog owners find inspiration and ideas in many places when it comes time to choose the perfect moniker for a new puppy. Many people look at books, movies, and characters they love from pop culture. From Disney and Marvel to rock and roll, sources of entertainment like books and movies are familiar places pet parents get naming ideas.
The wonderful world of Harry Potter is a beloved universe of magic, wizards, adventure, and mystery. So many people around the globe grew up loving these characters, and new fans discover them every day. This magical world has many ways it can inspire names for a pup.
All those dog parents who are also fans of the young wizard and his many friends, foes, and adventures, need to look no further. You made it to the right place. Unlike certain characters from this fantasy world, all dogs must be named with monikers owners are proud to call out! Let’s jump into the magic and find the perfect Harry Potter dog names for your sweet pooch.
Male Dog Names
Harry Potter is full of male-inspired names perfect for a new puppy. These ideas are a fit for big giant dogs, tiny little pups, and all the canine sizes in between. From lovable young Harry to his crew of loyal wizarding friends, try out some of these male-inspired monikers for your pet.
The women of this magical universe save the day over and over again. Without these brave ladies, Harry himself would have been lost many times. These strong feminine names from the wizarding world may just be perfect for your magical girl pup.
Harry may be the focal point of many stories, but the realm of wizards has many heroes and heroines. Without these brave souls and safe places, the world would not be safe. While we cannot include them all, check out our list of notable heroic titles for your Potter pup.
|He who Must Not Be Named||Voldemort|
Without the villains, the world of wizards, Hogwarts, and all Harry’s adventures throughout his life would never have happened. Some villains are pure evil, others are misunderstood, and others play both sides. Dogs with villain-inspired titles are lovable, fun, and always an adventure. Take a look at these magical villain names for dogs.
Many people and places in the wizarding world are neither good nor evil. They simply exist in the world, some play a significant role, and others just exist. They can be for boy or girl pups. Try on some of these neutral Harry Potter dog names for your adorable new fur baby.
|Buck Beak||Fluffy||Hippogriff||Mr. Tibbles||Peeves||Thunderbird|
|Errol||Glow Bug||House Elf||Norbert||Pidwidgeon||Tufty|
In the Harry Potter universe, there are many beloved animal characters. Some are pets, others are shapeshifters, and others are simply magical beings. Large, small, sweet, grumpy, and even strange, here are some ideas inspired by the magical creatures and animal beings created by J.K. Rowling.
Magic is the driving force of all adventure and fun for wizards, and a magic-inspired name can be super fun for a new doggie. Spells, potion ingredients, and magic characters are unique, fun, and a fantastic way to pay homage to a beloved story. Pets often seem like they work a bit of magic on our hearts, so a magic term sometimes fits a new fluffy ball of fur exactly right. We love these magic-inspired monikers for dogs.
Some remarkably interesting foods come out of the world of wizards. We fur baby owners often look to our favorite dishes for monikers for our pets, so mixing the two can be an excellent way to find a perfect puppy moniker. We like these magical flavors for dog names.
While many fans love the books, the movies truly brought the magical stories and characters of Harry Potter to life for millions of people. These actors also inspire many people who love this franchise when choosing a name for a new pup. Check out our picks inspired by the actors.
Dog Naming Tips
Naming a new pup is a big decision. It is not something that new pet parents have to do quickly. Often an idea or specific word may already be picked out. However, sometimes pet parents wait a while to see what fits. There is no right or wrong way to designate a pup. But there are a few things owners should keep in mind when choosing a dog’s name.
- Avoid names that are used a lot. Try for something unique yet easy for your pet to recognize. Yelling out Harry at the dog park might get a big response from canines and humans alike. Look for something that is not going to be as common, like Potter or Weasley.
- Pick a name that is appropriate and will not embarrass yourself, your pup, or anyone else who will interact with them. You do not want anyone to think negatively about your pet or you.
- Whichever name you pick, always try out a few nicknames. A dog named Pettigrew might be called Petti or Grew, for example. Gillyweed might be Gil, Gilly, Weedy, Willy, etc.
- Avoid words that sound like common canine commands. For example, Bo sounds like “no,” and Wit sounds like “sit. Keep this in mind when trying out ideas and nicknames.
- Sick to one and two-syllable names. These are easier for canines to understand.
- Trying out a few different names and even changing a name is perfectly fine. A name may not stick for a few weeks. Owners need to be patient.
- Naming a new dog is a process and takes time. Your dog will need positive reinforcement to learn, especially if they are an incredibly young pup. Rewards like treats and cuddles can help make a moniker stick. Keep in mind canines do not recognize the meaning of words. They understand that that word means they are getting food, attention, to go outside, etc.
Owners feel a lot of pressure to find the perfect title for their pets, and a vast universe like the wizarding realm can be an ideal place to find many different ideas. Owners should take some time and allow themselves to look at many ideas before deciding. Hopefully, our list of over 450 Harry Potter-inspired dog names will help you make the perfect pick. Some kiddos will fit a name right away based on size, breed, coloring, or pattern. Others will take a while to mesh with a name or may need a change based on personality or behavior.
Taking time to get to know a new fur baby and find out what they are like is one way to help make sure a name fits them. Have fun with it and be creative. The perfect name is a blend of both dog personality and owner’s taste. It is perfectly fine not to have a perfect choice right away. Owners need to make sure not to put too much pressure on themselves or their dogs. Calling a puppy Baby or Sweetie is okay for the first few weeks. The perfect moniker will find them in time. Good luck, and have fun on the magical adventure of finding the most amazing Harry Potter dog names (or another) for your bundles of fluffy love.