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The “Harry Potter” franchise has swept the nation since 1997 with books, films and eventually an amusement park (with a second one on the way!). Understandably, the notion that an ordinary kid could be capable of extraordinary things resonated with children and families — taking off like pure magic.

Since pop culture constantly influences the popularity of certain baby names and fads, MooseRoots went back to see if the “Harry Potter” craze affected the baby name popularity for the most well-known “Harry Potter” characters.

Using data from the Social Security Administration, we looked at naming trends ranked from the least to most prominent in the series.

#25. Amelia

Amelia Bones, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, is struck down by Voldemort in the sixth book. Amelia was the 15th most popular girls name in the U.S. in 2014, but it is doubtful that this minor character greatly influenced the upward trend.

#24. Arabella

Some people might not remember that Arabella Figg was the trusted Squib who looked over Harry while he stayed with the Dursleys in Little Whinging. Although Arabella has become much more common in the U.S. and Europe in the last decade, it is doubtful that Arabella Figg is the main reason parents choose the name.

#23. Cornelius

Cornelius Fudge, the bumbling Minister of Magic, did not exactly give himself a good name by adamantly denying the return of You-Know-Who. The name Cornelius was popular in the U.S. and Europe last century, and saw a spike in popularity from 2003 to 2004 in England and Wales.

#22. Kingsley

Kingsley Shacklebolt is the famous Auror who joins the Order of the Phoenix in book five, which was released in 2003. Since 2004, this name has become increasingly popular in the U.S.

#21. Percy

Percy was known around Hogwarts as the ultimate brown-noser. Still, he was smart and hard-working. The name rose in popularity in 2012, but this can probably be attributed to the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series.

#20. Dudley

One astute Dudley Dursley observation is that the Dursleys might not be pleasant people because they’ve spent their lives living with a Horcrux. Dudley Dursley was not a well-liked character, and the name is uncommon in the U.S. and Europe.

#19. Godric

Godric is an Anglo Saxton name that means “power of God,” but of course fans associate the name with Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts. Since the last film premiered in 2011, Godric has seen a slight popularity increase each year.

#18. Viktor

Viktor Krum is the hunky Bulgarian wizard who had his sights set on Hermione during “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” The name has been historically popular in Scandinavia, but also gained traction in the U.S. and United Kingdom when the “Goblet of Fire” book and film were released.

#17. Lavender

Lavender Brown is the Gryffindor best known for her short relationship with Ron (or “Won-Won” as she called him). The name gained popularity in 1997, but this could also be due to the popularity of the 1996 film “Matilda.” Matilda’s sweet and spunky best friend was named Lavender as well.

#16. Lucius

It might be surprising to learn that this Famous Death Eater’s name means “light,” and was a common name in the U.S. at the turn of last century. Although Lucius is an unsavory character, the “Harry Potter” fad likely contributed to this name’s rise in popularity, beginning in 2001.

#15. Minerva

Minerva is an old-fashioned name for an old-fashioned character. The name has not been popular in the U.S. in about 100 years, but there was a slight increase in 2007 when “The Order of the Phoenix” came out on film, and the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released the same month. Warner Brothers also announced its plans for “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park in Orlando in 2007.

#14. Remus

Remus, everyone’s favorite Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and the werewolf contingent of Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs, certainly had an unusual name. Not a lot of historical data exists for the name Remus, although it’s a classic name that commemorates one of the legendary founders of Rome.

#13. Seamus

Seamus Finnigan was always a friendly face around the Gryffindor common room. The Irish name is understandably more common in Ireland, and has not experienced much change in popularity over the last two decades.

#12. Cedric

This suave Hufflepuff came to fame in the fourth book as he competed in the Triwizard Tournament. The book was released in 2000 and the movie came out in 2005. Unfortunately, Cedric’s popularity at Hogwarts did not transfer much in the baby name arena.

#11. Lily

Lily Potter was Harry’s mother who valiantly sacrificed herself to save Harry. The name was already quite popular in the U.S. and Europe before the “Harry Potter” craze began in 1997, and has ranked in the top 100 since 2001.

Lily was the 15th most popular name in the U.S. in 2011, the same year that the final Harry Potter film was released.

#10. Bellatrix

This unusual name is not common in the U.S. or Europe, and the Social Security Administration has only been keeping records of “Bellatrix” since 2008. In 2009, there were seven more girls named Bellatrix than in 2008, perhaps because the film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” was released, and Bellatrix plays a major role in this film.

Although she is one of Voldemort’s most loyal servants, Bellatrix has a large fan following, making it not surprising that some people would want to name their daughter after this colorful character.

#9. Draco

Draco is the bad boy with a (sometimes overly) soft side. He was clearly the most popular Slytherin, which is fitting because the name Draco means dragon or serpent.

While still not an incredibly common name, Draco has become steadily more popular since “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was published in 1997.

#8. Neville

Although parents might have been hesitant to name their son Neville at the beginning of the series, Neville showed genuine bravery in the final battle at Hogwarts, and became a bonafide Hogwarts hero. The slight increases in popularity in 2007 and 2010 occurred when fans realized Neville’s valiant nature.

#7. Luna

Luna Lovegood was not introduced as a main character until “The Order of the Phoenix,” but she quickly became a favorite, despite her bizarre behavior and unwavering belief in Nargles. The name has been consistently popular in Europe, and gradually more common in the U.S. since 1990.

#6. Severus

Harry Potter only deemed the name Severus worthy for his son Albus’ middle name, and others seem hesitant to name their sons Severus as well.

The character Severus Snape is eventually revered as a hero, but recently there have only been five or six baby boys named Severus each year in the U.S.

#5. Ginny

The name Ginny is short for Virginia, but muggles know her exclusively as Ginny throughout the series. Ginny saw a spike in popularity in 2006 when “Harry Potter” mania was in full force. The fourth film had just been released (November 2005) and the publication date for the last book was announced.

#4. Sirius

Sirius is not a common name in the U.S. or Europe; only 24 boys were named Sirius in 2014. However, the name did become slightly more popular after 2004, when Sirius Black exemplified his heroism in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”

#3. Hermione

It is important to note that Hermione (pronounced her-my-oh-nee) is not a name that J.K. Rowling invented; the name was actually quite popular in the U.S. around WWI.

The name came out of obscurity in 2003 when the fifth book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was published, and the film series gained notoriety as fans anticipated the premier of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

#2. Ron

Ron is arguably the most famous redhead at Hogwarts, and Harry’s trusted sidekick. In the U.S., the name has steadily declined since the 1960s. However, the name experienced a few spikes in growth in England and Wales between 1999 and 2009, particularly from 1999 to 2000, when the film series began and the books remained wildly popular.

#1. Harry

Of course, the “Harry Potter” franchise does not have a monopoly on this name. There are quite a few famous Harrys: Harry S. Truman, Prince Harry and Harry Styles to name a few.

Harry was a common name in the U.S. a century ago, but even “Harry Potter”-mania could not turn around this name’s downward slope in popularity. Conversely, Harry is hugely popular in the U.K., it was the No. 1 name in 2011 and 2012.

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