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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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First submittedJanuary 13, 2015
Last updatedFebruary 17, 2015
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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
119
Moaning Myrtle
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Answer
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 85
Jan 13, 2015
Good quiz! Olympe Maxime is spelled incorrectly though.
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level 76
Jan 13, 2015
Thanks! And fixed.
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level 71
Feb 14, 2015
Nice one, and much tougher than I expected! Umbridge's first name should be spelled Dolores, though.
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level ∞
Feb 17, 2015
Fixed
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level 73
Feb 23, 2015
Fun quiz. Can't believe the ones I got and the ones I missed. Missed Luna and Xeno Lovegood, but got Fang and The Fat Lady. I was really surprised that Buckbeak was mentioned that many times.
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level 15
Sep 20, 2016
I missed Fang and The Fat Lady, but got Luna and Xeno Lovegood
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level 58
Mar 5, 2015
I missed some that I knew, and I missed some that I knew the character I wanted, just couldn't remember the first name (Mrs Dursley & Mrs Malfoy as 2 examples). Kreacher I just couldn't remember. I guess "that elf from Sirius' house" wouldn't work? Haha. Fun quiz.
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level 76
Mar 5, 2015
Makes since that this quiz would exist. They already had a similar one on the Bible.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2015
I missed your point completely. They have lots of similar quizzes here on characters from other books or movies. Why would you specify the Bible?
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level 76
Mar 5, 2015
Quizzes like this? On the front page? I can't think of any other than those two.

This seems appropriate to me because of the many similarities. Overlong, overrated tomes. Elaborate works of fiction with many pages and many characters but questionable literary merit; but nonetheless legion of enthusiastic fans. And I sort of wonder if in 2000 years or so they'll be similarly regarded by history. ...either because of Potter's growing significance, or the Bible's diminishing relevance and drift toward the realm of mythology, I intentionally left the comment open for interpretation.
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level 76
Mar 5, 2015
and "like this" = quizzes on the top 100 characters in a work of fiction/book ordered by number of mentions found in the text.
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level 71
Mar 5, 2015
That was a fine explanation, Kal.
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level 76
Jul 4, 2017
brandy- no. I took the quiz.
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level 83
Mar 5, 2015
The last one I got was #7 on the list. Couldn't figure out who I was missing that was that high. I wonder if this list used every reference to him, or only when they actually used his name...
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level 58
Mar 28, 2016
Took me longer than I would like to admit to figure out who else could possibly be mentioned that often too!
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level 60
Jun 16, 2019
Well he shouldnt be mentioned should he..
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level 12
Mar 5, 2015
That was the best quiz I have taken for a while, I got 68! I'm really angry with the ones I missed because I should of got them! Good quiz : )
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level 56
Mar 5, 2015
Forgot some obvious ones, oh well. You should accept Sir Nicholas for Nearly Headless Nick.
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level 79
Mar 5, 2015
Or just Nick, that worked for me.
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level 75
Mar 5, 2015
Surprised not to see Mrs. Norris, Rowena Ravenclaw, Helga Hufflepuff, and the Bloody Baron. Surely they were mentioned more often than Bob Ogden.
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level 76
Mar 5, 2015
If you check the source link above, it gives the total number of mentions for the top 200, but just to answer your questions: Mrs. Norris = 59 (which would put her at #102) Rowena Ravenclaw = 28 Helga Hufflepuff = 14 Bloody Baron = 24
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level 72
Mar 5, 2015
got 6 correct...i know nothing about harry potter and have no desire to learn
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level 40
Mar 5, 2015
Then why take the quiz? :/
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level 81
Mar 6, 2015
Because.
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level 74
Jul 5, 2017
You might want to check the user name.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2015
And there was me thinking that Xenophilius Lovegood would be an obscure answer!
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level 35
Mar 6, 2015
Wow, that had to be calculated by someone with no friends.
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level 35
Mar 7, 2015
no Nagini?
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level 58
Mar 28, 2016
Was surprised she wasn't on here too.
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level 61
Mar 9, 2015
Fun quiz! Is that really true that Merope Gaunt didn't make the top hundred?
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level 76
Mar 10, 2015
Merope came in with a whopping 32 references by name, which is one more than Nicholas Flamel and Mary Cattermole, but two less than Antonin Dolohov and Ernie Prang.
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level 61
Mar 10, 2015
I wonder if this is only looking at actual names being used. I imagine if "Voldamort's mother" or "Voldamort's snake" counted as being mentioned, then both of those characters would would beat out Morfin or Bob Ogden. But, nevertheless, it was a lot of fun. I can't believe some of the ones that I missed. Thanks Quizmaster.
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level 37
Jun 17, 2015
How long did this take to make?!
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level 21
Aug 11, 2015
I missed Sirius Black!!!!!!!
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level 15
Nov 14, 2015
took 25 tries but finally got 100%
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level 7
Nov 28, 2015
Cool quiz :) I got so annoyed at all the ones i missed tho..
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level 40
Feb 12, 2016
Why isnt Nagini on the list? I think she appears a few times
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level 17
Feb 21, 2016
All 100 with 28 seconds left!
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level 39
Mar 18, 2016
I tried Merope and when it wasn't there I didn't try the others :'( Great quiz though!
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level 51
May 20, 2016
Firenze the centaur was mentioned that many times? Really?
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level 48
May 31, 2016
It says last names wont give all the answers but it accepts 'Dumbledore' for Albus Dumbledore and Aberforth is mentioned. Thus 'Dumbledore' shouldn't be an answer. It should be Albus and Aberforth as their own anwers.
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level 29
Nov 29, 2016
True, but lots of people typically think of Albus Dumbledore as Dumbledore because that's what everyone calls him.
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level 16
Jun 15, 2016
:) harry and ron are 100% but hermione is 99%
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level 79
Jul 4, 2017
Maybe because Harry and Ron are much easier to spell.
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level 66
Jun 15, 2016
I can't believe i missed Malfoy!!!!
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level 60
Aug 11, 2016
I just started watching the Harry Potter movies. I've seen the first three films so far (I've actually seen those before though). Maybe I'll do better after I'm done with all of them.
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level 32
Jul 6, 2017
The films don't show OR name half of these characters. You're better off reading the books ;)
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level 60
Jun 16, 2019
well that sounds like an argument not to read the books. Dozens of names that dont really have impact on the plot. More names is not allways better. Especially when names are thrown left and right without a decent background story and later suddenly it is about "name" and you think who of the many names I ve read was that again. I have had that happen often, in many books.
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level 57
Aug 31, 2016
Loved the quiz! Maybe accept "Witherwings" for "Buckbeak"? :)
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level 44
Jan 7, 2017
Really though, who calls him that?
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level 50
Jun 9, 2017
Agreed, that's really obscure.
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level 69
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.
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level 74
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 46
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
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level 40
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 61
Apr 7, 2017
Bob Odgen? The wizard who meets Morfin Gaunt for Law Enforcement? Isnt Bloody Baron mentioned more?
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level 33
Apr 16, 2017
I'm surprised that Nagini and Binns aren't on this list.
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level 52
Mar 20, 2018
Binns is far too boring. Don't try him, unless you want a full account of the Goblin Wars or medieval witch-burnings.
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level 65
May 13, 2017
I forgot Ginny and Lupin somehow.
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level 51
May 29, 2017
Really? Nagini the snake doesn't make the list?!?!?
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level 51
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 56
Jul 4, 2017
I could name 3
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level 76
Jul 4, 2017
He-who-must-not-be-named (more than 1800 times?)
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level 56
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.
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level 32
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.
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level 60
Jun 16, 2019
Yea you could say that about nearly every genre, sports, music.
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level 58
Jul 5, 2017
The average is 50! Bloody Hell. Was pleased with my 5.
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level 74
Jul 5, 2017
Am I completely not seeing Padma Patil? How did her sister get so many more mentions?
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level 40
Jul 5, 2017
I thought of Fawkes, but for the life of me couldn't remember his name, nice quiz though!
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level 60
Jun 16, 2019
I tried phoenix...
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level 11
Aug 16, 2017
longer time please
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level 45
Sep 1, 2017
HOW DID I MISS NEVILLE!!
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level 15
Sep 25, 2017
4.55 left.
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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 60
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)
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level 65
Oct 18, 2017
Good quiz. I had a problem with whether the first name or surname was required so missed some that way.
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level 6
Nov 24, 2017
play my quizes
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level 25
May 20, 2018
Can't believe I forgot Hagrid...
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level 23
Jun 3, 2018
who did count that? :D
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level 22
Jun 27, 2018
I am officially an absolute failure. I missed Voldemort.
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level 38
Aug 7, 2018
somehow I got frank but didn't get Luna or Fred and George
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level 20
Dec 15, 2018
got 92..forgot mcgonagall though lol
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level 72
Dec 18, 2018
Spoiler, but how do you count when Professor Moody was actually Barty Crouch, Jr.?
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level 66
Apr 3, 2019
For being the one who should not be named, there are a lot of mentions of Voldemort.
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level 38
Apr 15, 2019
Can't believe that I actually forgot about Snape. . .
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level 67
Apr 15, 2019
Handy that The Fat Lady was just called The Fat Lady. Never would have remembered her name!
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level 45
Apr 15, 2019
Who is Elphias Doge?
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level 34
May 2, 2019
Great quiz :)
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level 55
May 26, 2019
Great! Shouldn't Aragog be there though?
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level 41
May 27, 2019
I am truly shocked that Marge Dursley is more mentioned than Salazar Slytherin
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level 60
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 37
Aug 25, 2019
i shouldve gotten them all but I FORGOT HAGRID