Circe


Circe by Wright Baker

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Goddess of transformations.”

Pronunciation: (SIR-see); (SUR-see) Circe

Nicknames: Cee, Ciri

Detail: Circe transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals through the use of magical potions.

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Severus


Gender: Masculine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Stern; severe.”

Pronunciation: (SEV-uh-ruhs)

Nicknames: Sev

Detail: In the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling, Severus teaches Potions, and later Defence Against the Dark Arts, at Hogwarts.

There are several early saints with this name.

Severus Snape’s Birthday: January 9