Harry Potter Had This Surprising Effect on Baby Names
There’s no doubt that the world is still swooning over the Harry Potter series story line — we’re looking to snag a reservation at the Harry Potter restaurant opening April 7 at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As fans also gear up for the frenzy that is sure to ensue with this summer’s release of the new Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we thought this would be a great time to investigate just what influence, if any, J.K. Rowling’s fabulously inventive character names have had on the baby naming world. Scroll through for the results and prepare to be enchanted all over again by these 25 characters that just might serve as the inspiration for your new baby’s name.
Harry Potter books were published here in 1998, the name Andromeda was given to just 15 girls in the US. Harry Potter appears to have had some impact on the name, doubling its current usage to around 30 babies a year.