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Top 100 Harry Potter Characters by Mention

Name the top 100 characters in Harry Potter ordered by the number of mentions each one has in the series.
For families, first names are required. (For example, typing "Weasley" won't give you a bunch of answers)
Includes animals, pets, ghosts, etc..., but no inanimate objects
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 13, 2015
Times taken299,481
Average score48.0%
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Answer
18,956
Harry Potter
6,464
Ron Weasley
5,486
Hermione Granger
2,421
Albus Dumbledore
2,024
Rubeus Hagrid
1,956
Severus Snape
1,797
Voldemort
1,471
Sirius Black
1,198
Draco Malfoy
920
Fred Weasley
864
Remus Lupin
821
George Weasley
810
Neville Longbottom
780
Arthur Weasley
771
Ginny Weasley
770
Minerva McGonagall
722
Molly Weasley
637
Dolores Umbridge
583
Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody
530
Vernon Dursley
493
Cornelius Fudge
486
Peter Pettigrew
469
Dobby
467
Dudley Dursley
432
Horace Slughorn
426
Percy Weasley
356
Luna Lovegood
353
Cedric Diggory
314
Petunia Dursley
312
Kreacher
302
Bill Weasley
295
Bartemius Crouch, Sr.
288
Argus Filch
277
Viktor Krum
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Answer
262
Gilderoy Lockhart
262
Sybill Trelawney
258
Fleur Delacour
249
Lucius Malfoy
246
Ludo Bagman
242
Nymphadora Tonks
228
Gregory Goyle
224
Vincent Crabbe
220
Bellatrix Lestrange
215
Cho Chang
212
Dean Thomas
208
Oliver Wood
204
Hedwig
190
James Potter
188
Rita Skeeter
179
Seamus Finnigan
165
Igor Karkaroff
164
Peeves
162
Winky
162
Crookshanks
156
Poppy Pomfrey
153
Rufus Scrimgeour
147
Mundungus Fletcher
141
Lavender Brown
140
Griphook
140
Filius Flitwick
136
Buckbeak
135
Angelina Johnson
133
Parvati Patil
127
Lily Potter
124
Xenophilius Lovegood
123
Nearly Headless Nick
122
Quirinus Quirrell
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Answer
119
Moaning Myrtle
117
Garrick Ollivander
116
Katie Bell
112
Olympe Maxime
110
Charlie Weasley
109
Lee Jordan
106
Kingsley Shacklebolt
105
Fang
102
Fenrir Greyback
92
Ernie MacMillan
90
Pomona Sprout
89
Phineas Nigellus Black
89
Narcissa Malfoy
85
Stan Shunpike
79
Aberforth Dumbledore
77
Bathilda Bagshot
77
Colin Creevey
76
Amos Diggory
75
Firenze
75
Grawp
73
Marge Dursley
73
Gellert Grindelwald
73
Cormac McLaggen
72
The Fat Lady
70
Salazar Slytherin
68
Marvolo Gaunt
68
Bob Ogden
68
Pansy Parkinson
64
Fawkes
63
Frank Bryce
63
Morfin Gaunt
63
Godric Gryffindor
62
Elphias Doge
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Level 58
Aug 31, 2016
Loved the quiz! Maybe accept "Witherwings" for "Buckbeak"? :)
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Level 76
Jan 7, 2017
Really though, who calls him that?
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2017
Agreed, that's really obscure.
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2016
I thought I did quite well with 51 (even if I somehow managed to miss Draco, thinking I'd already got him), but turns out that only just gets me out of the lowest tercile. Clearly the bulk of people taking this quiz are more than casual readers of the series.
+8
Level 58
Jul 27, 2022
Jetpunk users are pure madness. "I gotta know everything about everything"
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Level 84
Jan 24, 2017
Kinda weird that some characters that only have an appearance in one book (plus some cameos in another) have more mentions than Nagini...

But then again, she is only known as "Voldy's snake pet" for a long time.

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Level 43
Jan 29, 2017
Not sure how I remembered Cormac McLaggen and Amos Diggory but forgot Lockhart and Kinglsey!? Also I put in 'Black' legitimately thinking of Phineas...oh well
+3
Level 20
Mar 5, 2024
are you sirius
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Level 36
Feb 27, 2017
There are certainly some surprises there. Winky? Amos? Fang?

I feel sorry for the person who had to count all this

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Level 68
Apr 7, 2017
Bob Odgen? The wizard who meets Morfin Gaunt for Law Enforcement? Isnt Bloody Baron mentioned more?
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Level 50
Dec 6, 2023
I believe it is because typing in "Bob," a common, random English name, works for Ogden. People taking the quiz probably were just messing around and typing a random name and got him, despite having no clue who he is. It's still amusing, however!
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Level 39
Apr 16, 2017
I'm surprised that Nagini and Binns aren't on this list.
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Level 77
May 13, 2017
I forgot Ginny and Lupin somehow.
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Level 63
May 29, 2017
Really? Nagini the snake doesn't make the list?!?!?
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Level 67
Dec 11, 2022
She was technically only mentioned after book 4 or 5 when Voldemort returned to physical form of his own. Though Fantastic Beasts will have us believe that she's been around longer than Voldemort...
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Level 63
May 29, 2017
Nicholas as in Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington should work. I didn't think of typing in Nearly Headless Nick - I went for the first full name of his name.
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Level 57
Jul 4, 2017
I could name 3
+5
Level 82
Jul 4, 2017
He-who-must-not-be-named (more than 1800 times?)
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2017
Why is this on the front page? Why is it at the top of the front page? It's such a niche quiz.
+3
Level 34
Jul 6, 2017
So are any of the Geography quizzes on the front page. I couldn't hit half of THOSE answers, but HP is known enough worldwide that I could answer almost all of these.
+4
Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
Yea you could say that about nearly every genre, sports, music.
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2017
The average is 50! Bloody Hell. Was pleased with my 5.
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Level 66
Jan 23, 2024
comment section helps a lot
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Level 84
Jul 5, 2017
Am I completely not seeing Padma Patil? How did her sister get so many more mentions?
+3
Level 76
Dec 11, 2019
Because Parvati was in Gryffindor, like the main characters, while Padma was in Ravenclaw, so we didn't see her nearly as much.
+1
Level 43
Jul 5, 2017
I thought of Fawkes, but for the life of me couldn't remember his name, nice quiz though!
+1
Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
I tried phoenix...
+2
Level 34
Aug 16, 2017
longer time please
+1
Level 47
Sep 1, 2017
HOW DID I MISS NEVILLE!!
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Level 14
Sep 25, 2017
4.55 left.
+1
Level 6
Oct 4, 2017
hello im a harry potter fa too
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Level 6
Oct 4, 2017
pretty good. i missed sirius. i don't know how. i'm reading the order of the pheonix right now. didn't think to name some pets
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
It is in the description. But I think you arent the only one that didnt read it. Looking at the scores (crookshanks 35% for instance)
+1
Level 80
Oct 18, 2017
Good quiz. I had a problem with whether the first name or surname was required so missed some that way.
+1
Level 6
Nov 24, 2017
play my quizes
+3
Level 69
Jan 11, 2022
no
+1
Level 23
May 20, 2018
Can't believe I forgot Hagrid...
+1
Level 24
Jun 3, 2018
who did count that? :D
+3
Level 67
Dec 11, 2019
Control F "Insert Character Name"
+1
Level 51
Jun 27, 2018
I am officially an absolute failure. I missed Voldemort.
+1
Level 59
Dec 18, 2020
Better than me, i missed dobby, voldemort, and hagrid i got a 35%
+1
Level 37
Dec 15, 2018
got 92..forgot mcgonagall though lol
+1
Level 76
Dec 18, 2018
Spoiler, but how do you count when Professor Moody was actually Barty Crouch, Jr.?
+5
Level 71
Apr 3, 2019
For being the one who should not be named, there are a lot of mentions of Voldemort.
+1
Level 92
Apr 15, 2019
Can't believe that I actually forgot about Snape. . .
+2
Level 84
Apr 15, 2019
Handy that The Fat Lady was just called The Fat Lady. Never would have remembered her name!
+1
Level 72
Apr 15, 2019
Who is Elphias Doge?
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Level 88
Jan 11, 2022
Friend of Dumbledore, was mentioned in Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2022
During Fleur and Bill's marriage he was there and talked to Harry (disguised as a red-headed so-called "Weasley") about growing up with Dumbledore at Hogwarts and essentially their life story together. He also wrote an obituary in the Daily Prophet that Harry reads.
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Level 35
Mar 26, 2024
lol doge
+1
Level 58
May 26, 2019
Great! Shouldn't Aragog be there though?
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2022
If it isnt, probably shoudn't. Hahaha The source says Aragog has 49 mentions.
+4
Level 57
May 27, 2019
I am truly shocked that Marge Dursley is more mentioned than Salazar Slytherin
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Level 66
Dec 12, 2019
That makes me HIGHLY suspect of the veracity of these counts. I'd wager Marge Dursley isn't mentioned more than half the times listed.
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2022
While Marge wasn't actively present in the series very much, she was mentioned a few times by Harry when he was thinking about his summers at the Dursley's. You also have to think about the scolding he got for breaking the Statute of Secrecy, which a few people talked to him about. It does seem very strange that she was mentioned more than the Fat Lady, Madam Rosemerta and Ms. Norris.
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
as a non potter fan I got 35, not bad imo. And I got the fat lady :) myrtle and pomfrey ( no idea where that came from...) and filch
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Level 85
Aug 25, 2019
i shouldve gotten them all but I FORGOT HAGRID
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Level 50
Feb 24, 2020
The source link is broken :( Do you have another link to the source?
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2020
Changed the link to an archive.org link.
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Level 69
Mar 27, 2020
Great quiz!! Missed a few but I got Morfin Gaunt! I checked the source was shocked that Frank Bryce is mentioned more times than Madame Rosemerta!! 🌹❗
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Level 24
Feb 2, 2023
I thought for sure she would be on the list
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Level 76
Apr 25, 2020
I was expecting Aragog to make the list
+1
Level 10
Jun 24, 2020
I miss Ginny !!!
+1
Level 55
Jul 3, 2020
I got all of them apart from bathilda bagshot and firenze :(
+1
Level 33
Dec 4, 2020
I know so many characters but can't remember names. Looks like I need to re read Harry Potter
+1
Level 75
Feb 22, 2021
I'm very amused that The Fat Lady wound up on here
+3
Level 75
Feb 24, 2021
Dobby and Winky would probably be much lower on the list if he talked in first person
+1
Level 52
Mar 26, 2021
I got Kreacher and then looked to see where he was ranked. Couldn't find him. What is this trickery?
+1
Level 55
Apr 29, 2021
grindelwald and mclaggen need to be swapped
+3
Level 52
May 10, 2021
Man, You-Know-Who and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named should be accepted for Voldemort ...
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Level 25
May 25, 2021
Yeah
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Level 65
Jun 23, 2021
I'm proud that I got 20,even I speak mandarin
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Level 54
Aug 14, 2021
I forgot Peter, Ollivander and Grinderlwald but got Marvolo, Morfin and Elphias. Wow
+1
Level 26
Sep 6, 2021
I loved this quiz and i got 83 C: it was such a fun quiz
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Level 33
Nov 30, 2021
I got Morfin but not Percy or Cedric? I need to reread/watch the Harry Potter stuff.
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Level 58
Jan 3, 2022
Having read Harry Potter on a different language made this quiz much harder than expected. I couldnt remember the name Crookshanks in english for my life. And Dudleys father is Vernon?! I know him as Walter Dursdley! So weird
+1
Level 35
Jun 23, 2022
In which language did you read the books?
+1
Level 58
Jul 27, 2022
Portuguese
+1
Level 15
Mar 26, 2023
Cool
+9
Level 78
Jan 4, 2022
Surprised to not see Gandalf here
+1
Level 67
Jan 11, 2022
+1
+2
Level 60
Jan 11, 2022
Do Animagi's animal form count towards their mentions? For instance, does a Scabbers mention constitute a Pettigrew mention?
+1
Level 43
Apr 1, 2022
Why not accept Nearly Headless Nick as Sir Nicholas as he said he prefers Sir Nicholas himself, in the movie ;)
+1
Level 55
Apr 22, 2022
I forgot Slughorn! My favorite teacher from the series!
+1
Level 88
May 3, 2022
I knew his first name was Frank, couldn't remember Bryce for the life of me, kept getting him confused with Bertha Jorkins.
+1
Level 61
May 15, 2022
I got Rufus Scrimgeor but missed the Dursleys...
+2
Level 67
May 27, 2022
When a character was mentioned using polyjuice potion, do you count it as the character portrayed, the actual character, or whatever shows up in the book? (e.g.-Barty Crouch Jr. posing as Alastor Moody in Goblet of Fire)
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Level 33
Aug 23, 2022
slightly surprised that fred appeared nearly 100 times more than george
+1
Level 27
Sep 23, 2022
we need clues!
+5
Level 61
Nov 11, 2022
Why'd I type Shakespeare?
+1
Level 36
Nov 18, 2022
How is Hagrid mentioned more than Snape?? Also, 'Crab' is a type-in for Crabbe, which is a little weird. I can't believe I remembered Elphias but forgot Krum and Fudge...
+1
Level 36
Jan 11, 2023
Also, I was surprized that Nagini wasn't on the list. (look at my name)
+1
Level 24
Feb 2, 2023
Same, was shocked
+1
Level 65
Feb 1, 2023
If the instructions specify that "inanimate objects" aren't included, shouldn't that include the Fat Lady, who was just a painting (that talked)? She wasn't a pet or ghost as far as I remember from the lore...just a painting.
+1
Level 24
Feb 2, 2023
Need more time , I was still typing at the end
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Level 67
Jun 3, 2023
36/100, was always one of those franchises that I wanted to get into but kind of just read or watched occasionally, didn't read all of them and it's been a minute since I watched most of the movies but I started rewatching them recently. What's funny is that I sometimes forget high ones like Lupin but then I got Phineas Black, I apparently got Bob Ogden one time probably because I just randomly guessed the name Bob as a joke
+2
Level 46
Jun 10, 2023
I was surprised Trevor the toad wasn't in it the amount of times he got mentioned in the first book.
+1
Level 51
Jun 13, 2023
it's hard knowing harry potter characters when your only knowledge of the series comes from the silent LEGO Harry Potter video game cutscense lmao
+1
Level 18
Jun 24, 2023
Can't believe I missed Lupin
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Level 26
Jan 6, 2024
Was I the only one suprised Hedwig wasn't on here? I got 60/100
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Level 53
Mar 20, 2024
I got 90/100

I'm quite proud of that despite the fact that I read the books a lot and listen to the Audiobooks quite a bit as well.

There should of been some characters I should of got like, Peeves, Myrtle, Karkaroff etc.

It also surprises me how many times Lily and James are mentioned as they are literally dead for the entire series. But I guess they are mentioned quite a bit throughout.

Good quiz though!