Albus Perkamentus?! We Had No Idea Harry Potter Characters Have Different Names In Other Countries

30 January 2017, 12:28

Albus Dumbledore different name

Ever wondered what Albus Dumbledore is known as to all the Dutch speakers of the world? Well...it's not Dumbledore.

Dumbledore. Hagrid. Hufflepuff. If you'd have uttered these words 25 years ago, people would slowly edge away from you and start to question your mental state. However, thanks to J.K Rowling picking up a pen and writing the Harry Potter series, these names have a deep and powerful meaning to millions around the world.

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However, around the world, your favourite characters have some VERY different names...

Albus Dumbledore

albus dumbledore name

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Dutch: Albus Perkamentus

Norwegian: Albus Humlesnurr

Italian: Albus Silente

Helga Hufflepuff

helga hufflepuff name

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Albanian: Helga Baldoskuq

French: Helga Poufsouffle

Romanian: Helga Astropuf

Severus Snape

severus snape name

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Finnish: Severus Kalkaros

French: Severus Rogue

Norwegian: Severus Slur

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Dobby

dobby name

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Norwegian: Noldus

Slovenian: Trapets

Polish: Zgredek

Minerva McGonagall

mcgonagall name

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Norwegian: Minerva McSnurp

Slovenian: Minerva McHudurra

Dutch: Minerva Anderling

Madam Pomfrey

madam pomfrey name

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Italian: Madama Poppy Chips

Welsh: Madam Prysorwen

French: Madame Pomfresh

Rubeus Hagrid

hagrid name

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Norwegian: Rubeus Gygrid

Slovenian: Ruralus Hagrid 

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