Pronunciation: (roo-BAY-us); (ROO-bee-us)
Detail: Derived from the Latin word
Rubeus Hagrid is a character in the Harry Potter books.
“Hagrid”, according to Rowling in an interview, comes from the word “hagridden”, meaning to have a nightmarish night, particularly when hung over.
Meaning: “Bright fame.”
Pronunciation: Eng (ROO-pert)
Detail: From the Germanic name
Hrodebert meaning “bright fame”, derived from the Germanic elements hrod “fame” and beraht “bright”.
Origin: Old Norse
Nicknames: Fen, Fenno
Detail: The meaning Fenrir is disputed on is thought to be the Old Norse “fen-dweller”. Another idea is the short form of Fenrisúlfr. Which means “Fenris-wolf”, derived from the name Fenris combined with Old Norse
úlfr “wolf.” The etymology of the name Fenris is uncertain; it is thought that it is derived from Old Norse fen “moor, marsh, swamp” and Old Norse hris “brushwood, shrub.”
In Norse mythology, Fenrir is a monstrous wolf and is foretold to kill the god Odin during the events of Ragnarök (the end of the world).
J. K. Rowling also uses the name for one of her werewolf characters, Fenrir Greyback, in the popular
Harry Potter series.
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Meaning: “Dragon, serpent.”
Detail: From the Greek name
Drakon which meant “dragon, serpent”.
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, Draco Malfoy is a popular character.
This was the name of a 7th-century BC Athenian legislator.
This is also the name of a constellation in the northern sky.
Meaning: “Little bear.”
Deatail: Saint Ursula is a Chistian saint.
Much Ado About Nothing, Ursula is a waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Leonato’s daughter, Hero.
Harry Potter series, Ursula Black is the wife of Phineas Nigellus Black, a former Headmaster of Hogwarts.
Meaning: “Fruit tree.”
Nicknames: Pomme (French word for apple), Pomy,
Detail: From the Latin
pomus “fruit tree”. This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
Harry Potter series Pomona Sprout the professor of Herbology.
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Meaning: “Gift of the Muses.”
Nicknames: Musi, Muse, Sidda, Dora
Detail: Character in the Harry Potter Series.
Also the stage name of Jeanne Roques, a popular French silent film actress.