It's been more than 20 years since J.K. Rowling introduced us to the wizarding world of Harry Potter (not to be confused with the amusement park of the same name, which only opened in 2010. But I digress.) Thanks to Rowling's creative genius, adults and children alike were gifted with a magical universe that has impacted life as we know. I mean, just think about all the parents who probably named their children after Harry Potter characters. And with the arrival of the unofficial eighth book, there are plenty of parents looking for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child baby names to give to their muggle bundle of joy.
Naming your child after a book character, especially one that comes from such a wide-known and beloved series, is a great way to narrow down your options. Because, trust me, you're going to come across a lot of names that sounds "so perfect." But by using a book as inspiration, you have the added perks of giving another story to your child's name and giving your child a book (or, in the case of Harry Potter, eight books) to put on their must-read list. And although you could easily resort to one of the many characters in the original Harry Potter series, choosing a baby name from Harry Potter and The Cursed Child shows that you like to keep things fresh. So if you're a true Potterhead and need a little naming inspiration, look no further than these 15 baby names inspired by the latest Harry Potter book.
OK, technically the main character's name is Albus Severus. But do you really want to put your child through that? Instead, opt for the similar sounding Albert, which means "noble and bright."
The eldest child and only daughter of Ron and Hermione plays an important role in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Meaning, "a flower," Rose is a beautiful name to give your little girl.
No, this name doesn't honor Harry's old house. Rather Griffin's means "strong," which is a trait of Scorpios, which sounds a lot like Scorpius, which is the name of Draco Malfoy's son and Albus's best friend. Yes, that was a long walk for a glass of water, but it works.
The name of a New York City borough, Astoria is also the name of Draco's wife who meets a sad end early on in the book.
Everyone's favorite fallen Hufflepuff makes a return in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Cedric, which means "bounty," is a great name for a baby that brings you so much joy.
Cedric's cousin Delphi Diggory plays a crucial role in the newest Harry Potter installment. Delphi is also the most important oracle in Greek mythology, which is pretty cool if you ask me.
The name of Harry's eldest son and his father, James means "supplanter," and makes for a great gender-neutral name.
Harry's daughter Lily, is named after his mother who lost her life to save her son. The name is also an English flower, and is a great way to pay tribute to the entire Harry Potter series.
Time-Turners are essential to The Cursed Child's story line, so why not use it as inspiration? A surname that means "work with a lathe," Turner would be a unique and amazing name.
You didn't think we'd leave out the other Weasley offspring did you? The daughter of George Weasley, Roxanne means "dawn," and makes for a beautiful first name.
Speaking of George's children, the sentimental owner of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes named his son after his twin brother who died during The Battle of Hogwarts. A shortened version of Frederick, which means "peaceful ruler," is a simple and sweet moniker.
This name may seem to common to belong in the wizarding world. But, as J.K. Rowling announced in a tweet, Moaning Myrtle's full name is Myrtle Elizabeth Warren. The ghost reappears in The Cursed Child, so it only makes sense to honor her, right?
This name, which means "gift of God," plays double duty in The Cursed Child. Not only is it the name of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks's son, but it is also the moniker of a new character Theodore Nott who causes a bit of trouble in the wizarding world.
You didn't think I'd forget about the most badass professor and current headmaster of Hogwarts, did you? Meaning "of the mind, intellect," Minerva is the perfect first name for Professor McGonagall.
Though he doesn't get a lot of page time, Hugo Weasley makes a brief appearance in The Cursed Child. The youngest child of Ron and Hermione, Hugo means "mind, intellect," which is fitting for the son of Miss Granger, right?