Welcome to the newly-revamped "What's in a Name?", your resource for Harry Potter name etymology. This website is still under heavy construction, and the Alphabetical List is the only completed section. However, rather than waiting until I've finished the new sections, I've decided to go live early. Expect major updates in the next few weeks! Enjoy your stay!

Bored between updates and interested in a more in-depth look at the mythology and history JKR references in her novels? I recommend David J. Colbert's Magical Worlds of Harry Potter. He makes connections I hadn't even thought of!

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