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List of Harry Potter characters

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This is a list of characters in the Harry Potter series. They are all characters who have appeared in a Harry Potter-related book by J. K. Rowling.

Characters by surname[edit]

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  • Roger Davies – Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain and Chaser. Attended Yule Ball with Fleur Delacour.
  • John Dawlish – an Auror.
  • Fleur Delacour – Participant in the Triwizard Tournament as a representative of wizarding school Beauxbatons. Later married Bill Weasley.
  • Gabrielle Delacour – Fleur's younger sister. Rescued by Harry during the Triwizard Tournament.
  • Dedalus Diggle – Member of the Order of the Phoenix who took the Dursleys into hiding.
  • Amos Diggory – Cedric Diggory's father. Employee of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.
  • Cedric DiggoryHufflepuff student and prefect two years above Harry. Quidditch Seeker and captain, and co-winner of the Triwizard Tournament. Killed by Peter Pettigrew on Lord Voldemort's command.
  • Elphias Doge – School friend of Albus Dumbledore.
  • Antonin Dolohov – Death Eater who killed Fabian Prewett, Gideon Prewett, and Remus Lupin.
  • Aberforth Dumbledore – Brother of Albus and Ariana Dumbledore. Owner of the Hog's Head tavern.
  • Albus Dumbledore – Transfiguration professor in Tom Riddle's time, and Hogwarts headmaster in Harry Potter's time. Founder of the Order of the Phoenix. Killed by Severus Snape on Dumbledore's request.
  • Ariana Dumbledore – Sister of Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore, killed in three-way duel between her brothers and Gellert Grindelwald.
  • Kendra Dumbledore – Wife of Percival Dumbledore. Mother of Albus, Aberforth and Ariana Dumbledore.
  • Percival Dumbledore – Husband of Kendra Dumbledore, father of Albus, Aberforth and Ariana Dumbledore.
  • Dudley Dursley – Muggle son of Vernon Dursley and Petunia Evans, first cousin of Harry Potter.
  • Marge Dursley – Muggle sister of Vernon Dursley.
  • Petunia Dursley – Harry's aunt, and his mother Lily's sister. Vernon's wife and Dudley's mother.
  • Vernon Dursley – Harry Potter's Muggle uncle. Petunia's husband and Dudley's father.

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  • Marvolo Gaunt – The pure-blood father of Merope and Morfin Gaunt, and grandfather of Tom Marvolo Riddle.
  • Merope Gaunt – Tom Riddle's mother who died in childbirth.
  • Morfin Gaunt – Marvolo's son and Merope's brother. Framed by his nephew Tom Riddle for Muggle killings, and died in Azkaban.
  • Anthony GoldsteinRavenclaw student in Harry's year. Member of Dumbledore's Army.
  • GoyleDeath Eater and father of Gregory Goyle.
  • Gregory GoyleSlytherin student in Harry's year. Slytherin Quidditch Beater and member of the Inquisitorial Squad.
  • Hermione Granger – Muggle-born Gryffindor student in Harry's year and one of his best friends. Prefect and co-founder of Dumbledore's Army.
  • Astoria Greengrass - Draco Malfoy's wife. She died in 2019 due to her blood curse.
  • Gregorovitch – highly regarded Eastern European wandmaker.
  • Fenrir Greyback – Werewolf working for the Death Eaters.
  • Gellert Grindelwald – Dark wizard who was jailed after Albus Dumbledore defeated him in the 1940s.
  • Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank – Substitute Care of Magical Creatures professor during Harry's fourth and fifth years.
  • Godric Gryffindor - One of the four founders of Hogwarts. He was a very powerful wizard.

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  • Rubeus Hagrid – Half-giant Hogwarts gamekeeper, and Care of Magical Creatures professor starting in Harry's third year. Member of the Order of the Phoenix. As a Hogwarts student, he was expelled in his third year.
  • Rolanda Hooch – Hogwarts flying instructor and Quidditch referee.
  • Mafalda Hopkirk – Witch who works in the Ministry of Magic. Impersonated by Hermione Granger.
  • Helga Hufflepuff- Founder of Hufflepuff House. Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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  • Angelina Johnson – Gryffindor student two years above Harry. Quidditch Chaser and later team captain.
  • Lee Jordan – Gryffindor student two years above Harry. Hogwarts Quidditch commentator and good friend of Fred and George Weasley.

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  • Walden MacnairDeath Eater and Committee of Disposal of Dangerous Creatures' executioner. Injured badly by Hagrid during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Draco MalfoySlytherin student in Harry's year. Quidditch Seeker, prefect, and member of the Inquisitorial Squad.
  • Lucius Malfoy – Draco's father and an influential Death Eater. Governor of Hogwarts early in the series.
  • Narcissa Malfoy – Lucius' wife and Draco's mother. Sister of Bellatrix Lestrange and Andromeda Tonks.
  • Scorpius Malfoy – Son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass. Sorted into Slytherin. Friends with Albus Potter.
  • Madam Malkin – Clothing shop owner in Diagon Alley.
  • Griselda Marchbanks – Governor of the Wizarding Examinations Authority which ran the O.W.L, N.E.W.T., and W.O.M.B.A.T. exams. Wizengamot elder.
  • Olympe Maxime – Half-giantess. Headmistress of Beauxbatons.
  • Ernie MacmillanHufflepuff student in Harry's year. Prefect and member of Dumbledore's Army.
  • Minerva McGonagall – Hogwarts Transfiguration professor, Head of Gryffindor House, Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, and member of the Order of the Phoenix. Assumes position of Hogwarts Headmaster for a time after Voldemort's death.
  • Cormac McLaggen – Gryffindor student one year above Harry Potter. Quidditch Keeper and member of Horace Slughorn's Slug Club.
  • Graham Montague – Slytherin Quidditch Chaser who became trapped inside a Vanishing Cabinet for six months.
  • Alastor (Mad-Eye) Moody – Retired Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix. Impersonated by Barty Crouch Jr. in his scheme to enter Harry into the Triwizard Tournament. Killed by Voldemort.

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  • Theodore Nott – Slytherin student in the same year as Harry Potter, and son of a Death Eater.
  • Nott Sr - Theodore Nott's father. Death Eater.

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  • Bob Ogden – Leader of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement Squad in the 1920s. Turned the Gaunt family over to the Wizengamot for using magic in front of a Muggle. Died before Harry Potter's sixth year.
  • Garrick Ollivander – Wandmaker and owner of the Ollivanders wand shop. Kidnapped by the Malfoy family for several months until freed by Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

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  • Pansy ParkinsonSlytherin student in Harry's year. Prefect and member of the Inquisitorial Squad.
  • Padma PatilRavenclaw student in Harry's year. Identical twin sister of Gryffindor student Parvati Patil, and a member of Dumbledore's Army.
  • Parvati PatilGryffindor student in Harry's year and Padma's identical twin sister. Member of Dumbledore's Army.
  • Peter Pettigrew – Death Eater and former school friend of James Potter, Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. Betrays Harry's parents James and Lily Potter to Voldemort, resulting in their deaths. Pettigrew is first introduced in the series as Ron Weasley's pet rat Scabbers. He is strangled to death by his own metal prosthetic hand after his loyalty towards Voldemort wavers upon Harry confronting him about having previously spared Pettigrew's life.
  • Antioch, Cadmus, and Ignotus Peverell – Three brothers who were the original owners of the Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Invisibility Cloak, respectively.
  • Irma Pince – Hogwarts librarian.
  • Sturgis Podmore – Member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Poppy Pomfrey – Hogwarts school nurse.
  • Harry Potter – The main character of the series. Orphaned son of James and Lily Potter. Gryffindor student at Hogwarts, and co-founder and first leader of Dumbledore's Army. The husband of Ginny Weasley, father of James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna Potter.
  • James Potter – Harry Potter's father and member of the Order of the Phoenix. Killed along with his wife Lily by Lord Voldemort prior to the start of the series.
  • Lily Potter – Harry Potter's mother and member of the Order of the Phoenix. Killed by Lord Voldemort.
  • Albus Severus Potter – Second child of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley.
  • James Sirius Potter – Harry and Ginny's first child.
  • Lily Luna Potter – Harry and Ginny's third child.

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  • Quirinus Quirrell – Defence Against the Dark Arts professor in Harry Potter's first year. Possessed by Lord Voldemort.

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  • Helena Ravenclaw/The Grey Lady – Daughter of house founder Rowena Ravenclaw. Stole and hid her mother's diadem, and became Ravenclaw's house ghost after being killed by the Bloody Baron.
  • Rowena Ravenclaw – One of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and founder of the Ravenclaw house.
  • Mary Riddle – Thomas Riddle Sr.'s Muggle wife, and Thomas Riddle Jr.'s mother. Killed by her grandson, Lord Voldemort.
  • Thomas Riddle Sr. – Mary's Muggle husband and Thomas Riddle Jr.'s father. Killed by Voldemort.
  • Thomas Riddle Jr. – Voldemort's Muggle father and Merope Gaunt's husband. Killed by his son, Lord Voldemort.
  • Thomas Marvolo Riddle – Slytherin student who became Lord Voldemort.
  • Demelza Robins – Gryffindor student and Quidditch Chaser.
  • Augustus Rookwood – Death Eater and spy working in the Department of Mysteries.
  • Thorfinn Rowle – Death Eater.
  • Albert Runcorn – Ministry of Magic employee whose chief function was as an investigator of alleged Muggle-borns.
  • Rowena Ravenclaw - mother to Helena Ravenclaw. Co-founder of Hogwarts.

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  • Pius Thicknesse – Minister for Magic while under the Imperius Curse. Replaced by Kingsley Shacklebolt.
  • Dean ThomasGryffindor student in Harry's year. Member of Dumbledore's Army.
  • Andromeda Tonks – Sister of Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy, and the mother of Nymphadora Tonks. Disowned by her family for marrying Muggle-born Ted Tonks.
  • Nymphadora Tonks – Ted and Andromeda's daughter. Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix. She marries Remus Lupin and becomes the mother of a son, Teddy, before she and Remus are killed in the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Ted Tonks – Andromeda's Muggle-born husband, and the father of Nymphadora Tonks. Killed by Snatchers.
  • Sybill Trelawney – Hogwarts Divination professor. Predicted the prophecy that prompted Lord Voldemort to go after the Potters.
  • Wilkie Twycross – Hogwarts Apparition instructor who works in the Department of Magical Transportation.

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  • Dolores Umbridge – Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic, Hogwarts High Inquisitor and temporary Headmistress of Hogwarts. She becomes Defence Against the Dark Arts professor in Harry Potter's fifth year, and joins in the persecution of half-bloods and Muggle-borns under Voldemort. Sentenced to life imprisonment in Azkaban.

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  • Emmeline Vance – Member of the Order of the Phoenix. Killed by Death Eaters.
  • Romilda Vane – Gryffindor student who unsuccessfully tries to romance Harry.
  • Septima VectorArithmancy professor at Hogwarts.
  • Lord Voldemort (Tom Marvolo Riddle)– The villain of the series. Murderer of Harry Potter's parents and many others in his quest for immortality and absolute power.

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  • Myrtle Warren/Moaning Myrtle – Muggle-born Ravenclaw student during Tom Riddle's time at Hogwarts. Killed by the Basilisk in a girls' bathroom, which she continued to haunt after her death.
  • Arthur Weasley – Muggle-obsessed Ministry of Magic employee, and member of the Order of the Phoenix. Husband of Molly Weasley, father of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny Weasley.
  • Bill Weasley – Oldest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley, and Gringotts employee. Marries Fleur Delacour.
  • Charlie Weasley – Second son of Arthur and Molly Weasley. Member of the Order of the Phoenix. Works with dragons in Romania.
  • Fred Weasley – Son of Arthur and Molly Weasley and identical twin brother of George Weasley. Gryffindor Quidditch Beater and member of Dumbledore's Army, later co-owner of joke shop Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. Killed in the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • George Weasley – Son of Arthur and Molly Weasley and identical twin brother of Fred Weasley. Gryffindor Quidditch Beater and member of Dumbledore's Army. Co-owner of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
  • Ginny Weasley – Only daughter and youngest child of Arthur and Molly Weasley. Gryffindor student one year below Harry, Quidditch Seeker and Chaser, and member of Dumbledore's Army. Wife of Harry Potter.
  • Hugo Weasley – Son of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, brother of Rose Weasley.
  • Molly Weasley – Wife of Arthur Weasley and mother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny. Member of the Order of the Phoenix.
  • Percy Weasley – Third son of Arthur and Molly Weasley. Gryffindor prefect and Head Boy, then Ministry of Magic employee, during which he becomes estranged from his family before joining them in fighting the Death Eaters in the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Ron Weasley – Youngest son of Arthur and Molly Weasley who is best friends with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. Gryffindor Quidditch Keeper, prefect, and co-founder of Dumbledore's Army.
  • Oliver Wood – Gryffindor Quidditch Keeper and captain four years above Harry.
  • Rose Weasley – Daughter of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Sister of Hugo Weasley.

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  • Blaise Zabini – Slytherin student in Harry's year.

Characters with no or unknown surname[edit]

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  • Sir Cadogan – Armored and somewhat mad knight occupying a painting in Hogwarts.
  • Crookshanks – Intelligent cat belonging to Hermione Granger.

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  • Gornuk – Gringotts goblin who goes on the run from Death Eaters in Deathly Hallows along with fellow goblin Griphook, plus Dean Thomas, Ted Tonks, and Dirk Cresswell.
  • Grawp – Giant and Hagrid's half-brother.
  • Griphook – Gringotts Bank goblin who helps Harry and his friends steal Helga Hufflepuff's cup from within the Lestrange vault.

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  • Hedwig – Harry Potter's pet owl. Killed during the Battle of the Seven Potters.
  • Hokey – House-elf belonging to Hepzibah Smith.

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  • Peeves – Hogwarts poltergeist, a mischievous magical being.
  • Pigwidgeon – A tiny mischievous owl belonging to Ron Weasley. Called "Pig" for short.

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  • Scabbers – Ron Weasley's pet rat in the first three stories who is revealed to be a wizard in animal form: Peter Pettigrew.
  • Scabior – Snatcher who captures Harry, Ron and Hermione in Deathly Hallows.

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  • Winky – A female house-elf who belonged to Barty Crouch Sr until he sacked her, then worked in the Hogwarts kitchen.

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