Majesty by Wolfgang Weber

Gender: Masculine

Origin: Greek

Meaning: “Great warrior; lion-king.”

Pronunciation: (ar-TAKS-ee-as)

Nicknames: Arto, Art, Artie, Tax

Detail: Artaxes (ar-TAK-seez) is the Greek form of Persian Artachshatra. In the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of Khshayarsha as emperor of Persia. His Hebrew name is Artachshashta.


Gender: Masculine

Origin: English

Meaning: “Power of God.”

Pronunciation: (GAWD-rick) 

Detail: Derived from Old English god combined with ric “power, rule”.

Godric Gryffindor is one of the four founders of Hogwarts. The symbol for Gryffindor is the lion.


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Beautiful lion.”

Pronunciation: (AH-rah-BEL-lah)

Nicknames: Ara, Ari, Bella, Belle

Detail: Formed from the combination of ara meanig “lion” and bella “beautiful”.

Arabella Doreen Figg was a squib neighbour of the Dursleys’, and member of the Order of the Phoenix.