Top Ten Female Harry Potter Characters

The Top Ten

1 Hermione Granger

Back away haters, Hermione is the absolutely best. Well, yes, I thought she was annoying when we first met her, but after that troll incident? I fell in love with her. She relates so much to me, a teased school girl with bushy hair and big teeth who loves to learn. As the series went on, she progressed to an amazing witch who had saved Harry's life... a number of times. Also to mention, Emma Watson is an incredible actress. I like Ginny and Luna too, but Hermione is the best. #goGranger

I always wondered why she was sorted into Gryffindor and not Ravenclaw until the last book...

Love her. Without her you all know almost everyone would be dead!

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Hermione is super smart, compassionate, loyal, and independent. I like that she changes so much in the series. From a bossy, know-it-all, beaver-teethed, bushy-haired girl too a beautiful, amazing woman. Hermione does not let Harry and Ron tell her what to do.. and she makes amazing quotes. Like the one about friendship and bravery. Hermione is not flawless flirty girl. She has flaws, which make her interesting. And tons of times she saves Harry. Without her, Voldemort would still be in power cause harry would be dead, and Buckbeak would have died. I wish I was just like her. And Hermione should have been Harry's wife. She suits him better than the idiot Ron. Ginny is not as good as Hermione. Hermione deserves Harry.

2 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole ...read more.

Luna Lovegood makes me feel like I am not the only weirdo out there. In school, I am considered the weird one out of my group of friends. That sometimes makes me feel shameful and down, because my friends always say that being weird is not good. But when I picked up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and got to where Luna was, I quickly fell in love with this weird and dreamy girl. She related so much to me, which meant so much because no one else seemed quite weird. I quickly switched to Luna, and she became my favorite character. Hermione was no longer my favorite character. Evanna Lynch, in my humble opinion, is the best Harry Potter actress. Even more than Emma Watson. And as the story went on, Luna became much more than a weird and dreamy side character. She was kind, smart, creative, and understanding. Her kindness reflected the most on me. Remember how sweet and friendly she was to Harry, Ron, and Hermione even if they insulted her? That is just amazing. I was surprised ...more

I just love the bit where Luna commentates the Quidditch match.

Luna has had a lot of influence on me as a person. Ever since I was young, I've been considered sort of the weird one, especially because I'm autistic (There were actually Harry Potter awards for my senior year of high school and Luna was one of them. I didn't win the spot, which I guess makes me more like Luna since she's often overlooked by a lot of people and just sort of brushed off as weird. The girl who won apparently always looked like she was on drugs and talked strangely, which I think proves that not a lot of people take the time to discover that Luna is so much more than that.). Luna's so open-minded, smart, and kind, but can get angry when she needs to. Also her "madness" often tends to solve problems more quickly and easily than the conventional way. She's also kind of made me more comfortable with being on the spectrum because I relate to her so much. I'm actually kinda known as Luna Lovegood to some of the people on my campus.

A dreamy witch...always talking about Nargles and Crupled Horned Snorkacks...something must be up...

3 Ginny Weasley

Years ago I used to think she was called Virginia.
But Ginevra is a better name for Harry Potter books.
Chamber of Secrets was because of Tom Riddles diary, she had a terrible first year tormented, nearly killed.
She didn't use a love potion we know from Ron when he ate the chocolate cauldrons which would also be out of date if the potion was also.
She was skeptic about Fred and George's love potions, not really a girl who wants them.
"Leave him alone, he didn't want all that! " said Ginny. It was the first time she had spoken in front of Harry. She was glaring at Malfoy- Chamber of Secrets
Both of them smiled at Harry, who grinned back which made Ginny go scarlet - she had been very taken with Harry ever since his first visit to The Burrow
"Because - oh, shut up, laughing, you two - because they've both, just been turned down by girls they asked to the ball! " said Ginny
That shut Harry and Ron up. - Goblet of Fire
"I didn't ask - I didn't want - Voldemort ...more

Haters leave Ginny alone.
Ginny is a tomboy.
The fifth film should've been Ginny becomes herself like the fifth book not meet Luna Lovegood.
Fangirl what? She used to hide from Harry or couldn't even talk to him properly.
She was like everyone else in the first book at the school feast in the first year everyone at the Gryffindor table that had been sorted shouted "We've got Potter! " and then after the feast and when Harry was starting his lessons people wanted to see him.
Her brothers made jokes because "Oooh our little sister likes famous Potter! " She wants his autograph and will start a fan club which are just jokes. She didn't ask for his autograph or start a fan club.
She couldn't wait on and on.
Harry's liking for Ginny didn't come out of the blue in the second book it was like a fairytale, the sword to slay the monster. Harry watched Ginny chase the train until it went around the corner. Harry gave Ginny his free Lockhart books, Ginny looked like a cat ...more

UM, ginny is awesome! BETTER THAN CHO! OPENED CHAMBER OF SECRETS! KILLED A LOT OF DEATH EATERS! AND WHO ENDED UP BEING HARRY'S WIFE? GINNY! HERMIONE IS IN THE CORRECT PLACE BUT CHO IS NOT BETTER THAN LUNA AND GINNY! PERSONALLY CHO IS HORRIBLE. LAVENDER, NYMPHADORA, HERMIONE, LUNA AND GINNY ARE ALL BETTER! AND MINERVA MCGONAGALL! SO GINNY IS AWESOME AND CHO IS NOT BETTER!

How is opening the chamber of secrets a good thing? People almost died because of her stupidity. And to be honest she never really played an important role. I mean she's just known as Harry's wife which isn't really an achievement. AND loads of people killed death eaters. She really isn't anything special. If anything she's below average.

I enjoyed Ginny simply because of the role she played as Harry's love interest. However, I never truly received a genuine glimpse of her personality, any distinctiveness or outstanding qualities, which bummed me out. It felt as if Rowling minimized this character's potential as a strong female lead. I don't really know Ginny as an intimate person, because she was more minor compared to Hermione. She only took the spotlight in "The Half-Blood Prince"-- and because of her bigger role in the sixth installment, it's my favorite book of the series.

4 Minerva McGonagall

In my opinion, I think she deserved more screen time in the books.

She's always been there for Harry in a really subtle way. You can tell that she really cares about him - and all of her students, for that matter. She is a total badass (I mean, seriously, she can turn into a cat! ) and a sassmaster (the Umbridge vs McGonagall bits were honestly my favourite parts of the books).

She's nice and always helps Harry

Love her! She's really great! Although she is a little bit serious and strict, but she always fight for Hogwarts and always trust Albus Dumbledore, she's really faithful.

5 Nymphadora Tonks

You might have noticed, but my favourite characters are Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks.

She was loyal and brave in the book she took on Bellatrix lestrange in the battle in the department of mysteries! She was a Hufflepuff and a Gryffindor! Rest In Peace Tonks

I love Tonks because she is a clever woman and she sure stood up to Remus, telling him that she didn't care if he was a werewolf or not, because she loved him. I'm so sad she's dead. WHY JK ROWLING, WHY?!

Tonks is so underrated but really she's amazing. She's kind, independent, a good person with a lion's heart.

6 Bellatrix Lestrange A psychotic death eater who escaped from Azkaban, and is fiercely loyal to Voldemort. Murderer of many people such as Sirius Black, and also a sadist who drove the Longbottoms mad.

I Don't Really Like This Female Villain, But I Would Prefer Hairly Quinn Or Something..

How come she's at #6? She should've been in the top #3 at least, I'd rank her #1 though. She's the strongest female character in Harry Potter. She knows how to fight, is exceedingly courageous and doesn't shy away from things most women would. She's the epitome of feminism and I honestly don't understand how that Granger girl got the top spot. Aside from Bella's courage, she's extremely loyal to the Dark Lord, and strongly devoted. She also is one of the best Death Eaters in every way possible, outperforming the men. If I were to state every single good quality of hers, I'd go on for hours, so I'm just going to end it here. At the end, I'd like to say that Bellatrix Lestrange is a role model for all females.

She's a cool character, by I resent her for killing some of my favorite characters.

I don't like her she tortured Neville's parents and was the reason Neville didn't get to be with his parents she killed Sirius for no reason at all and gloated bout it in Harry's face she killed Tonks she killed Dobby with her stupid knife she tried to torture Hermione ans she killed Ginny and if Bellatrix hadn't missed Ginny would have been dead by now Molly got mad and took Bellatrix on in a duel Molly then killed her I was happy Sirius Tonks Dobby and Neville's parents were finally avenged

7 Fleur Delacour

Her name is a flower and its true... beautiful... not only that, she is powerful and remember how she told Mrs Weasley that she would always love Bill, even if he wasn't handsome anymore, and how "all these scars show my husband is brave! "
yeah, we all love her deep down - HarryPotterForeveR

Fleur Delacour... a slightly controversial character. Two of the three heroines shared a profound dislike for her, (Mrs. Granger in the fourth, Mrs. Potter (Weasley) in the sixth,) but yet, beyond all that teasing, slight narcissism, and snobbishness, Ms. Weasley (Delacour) managed to prove her worth in the end. Indeed, the two heroines have now learned to at least share a grudging respect for her, if not quite love- they are all now part of the same family, after all.

She is strong she fought against a dragon she is brave entered in th tri wizard tournament and kind and sensitive

Nope. Being weird is what you make special. Means you are not some people who doesn't dare to be different and end up being boring. So Fluer is amazing and so are all the girls in top 10.

8 Molly Weasley

Well if it wasn't Molly, Harry wouldn't find his way to Platform nine and three quarters. Ever.

Molly is awesome! I love how she killed Bellatrix!

Molly is so good! Without her the amazing series wouldn't be there! She told harry where platform nine three quatres was

She didn't just kill bellatrix she destroyed her!

9 Cho Chang

Please stop being mean about Cho. She can't help crying. I bet YOU would cry if your boyfriend died. Cho is actually really kind

Also, Cho only cried about three or four, times and Hermione cried about twenty-two times, and Cho cried because her boyfriend died and then Harry was a jerk about it, and Hermione cried about stupid things like "Ron's dating Lavender." Cho is also super nice, and smart and a great Quidditch player.

Well she got her boyfriend MURDERED at age of 15or 16 and after that her second boyfriend was the boy who was present at the murder of her first boyfriend and then her best friend betrayed her and because she forgave that friend you should not hate her. And after fifth year in sixth year harry started liking Ginny and going out with Luna and after that year cho graduated so she did not get the chance to make up. And like it or not,harry said hurtful things to her.And she was already having her doubts about him because of Cedric s death so she choose Michael corner. In truth she isn't blamable.

Right! Just because she's sensitive doesn't mean she's terrible

Cho is cool. I wish she and Harry went to the Yule Ball together. In my opinion, she is nice. I would have cried if my boyfriend died too. Though she does cry way too much and it must be too much for Harry having to kiss a crying girl

Her name means free butterfly, or butterfly free, in Japanese.

10 Narcissa Malfoy

Unlike her villainous counterparts, narcissa malfoy showed that she actually cared for people she loved, doing brave things against her will and Voldemort himself. She wasn't afraid to stand out from the crowd and separate herself from the scared followers around her. Overall, narcissa malfoy was a hidden hero in the Harry Potter books saving the chosen one himself and being strong for her family.

Narcissa is basically the reason Voldemort was killed. If she had of said that Harry was dead, he would have been killed on the spot and the world would be doomed. Narcissa really is a hero and she loves her son so much. She, like her sister, defies the family name and betrays Voldemort. SHE SHOULD BE RATED HIGHER.

1. she saved harry
2. she loved her son so DAMN much
3. she's a sassy boss queen - HarryPotterForeveR

Yeah, she helped Harry. She's the one that said he was dead! She definitely did not kill him!

The Contenders

11 Dolores Umbridge

Hope she dies slowly in pain... while dangling off a cliff above shark infested water with the most venomous snakes surrounding her and a killer standing just behind her - HarryPotterForeveR

Umbridge can go jump off a cliff

I hope she dies painfully.

Dolores can jump off a plane. If she hated children so much why did she want to take Dumbledore's place as headmaster! That women got some serious issues. Shouldn't even be ranked for all our sake. She shoulda been sacked... LITERALLY SACKED!

12 Lily (Evans) Potter

Lily Evans Potter has a right to be here. Lily is much more than a side, one-second, stupid, character. She was a wonderful mother, and an amazing female character. Lily's strong, kind, brave, beautiful, smart, and heroic. Lily had a rude sister, who was quite jealous of her, but she was able to be strong and not hurt Petunia's feelings. She sacrificed herself for her son so Voldemort would not kill him. Seriously, without Lily, the Harry Potter series would not exist. And Lily made friends with poor Snape, who got terribly bullied by a terrible man. She was very kind to Snape and stood up to him. she only turned away from him because he called her something rude in a fit of anger. Understandable. And Lily is just like a lily... beautiful, and sweet. And if you think about it, she saved Harry twice. once with her amazing sacrifice, and here's the other one: Snape saved Harry, once. But to save Harry, Snape had to be on Harry's side. And to be on Harry's side he had to be on ...more

Most people don't really think about her only because there wasn't much written about her. However, she truly is an amazing witch. During the dark times of the height of Voldemort, she married and had a child during this chaotic time which is something that not everyone can do. She also lived most of her childhood with a sister that downright loathes her even when they were adults. And when she turned against Snape, the only friend she had after her sister turned against her, that was something that was exceptionally hard to do. Snape was the only friend she had that she could talk to during that difficult time with her sister. Turning back against this old friend required bravery. (It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to our friends. - Dumbledore)

Insane sacrifice for some child

Should be in Top Ten!

13 Lavender Brown

Read the books...you look at her movie character.
She was just a giggling girly girl with her best friend Parvati who was also a giggling girly girl.
Not Half Blood Prince - I wanna snog won won.

Actually, it wasn't lavender that gave harry a love potion it was Remelda Vain, and that got put down a few minutes later by slughorn. Lavender had a crush on ron, and when it was his first quidditch game, and they won because of him ( and harry ) they had a big celebration in the dormitories. And when he got put down by his brothers, lavender came over and kissed him. Remember now?

She makes me vomit!

Lav-lav and won-won
How cute
Can't BELIEVE I used to have a crush on ron... - Bookworm03

14 Ariana Dumbledore

I wish she didn't have to be hidden she could at least be allowed to go out and make some friends - HarryPotterForeveR

So sad! You died! You are a dumbledore! So strong!

We didn't really hear her backstory that much! She looks like an awesome character. She coulda at least be involved more!

Why her why nature why are you on the bad side

15 Sybill Trelawney

One of my favorite

She's awesome expecially when she dropped crystal balls on the death eaters in the war lol - HarryPotterForeveR

Perhaps more important to the plot in the books (the whole prophecy thing in book 5), this character is my favourite because of her over the top persona and her representation of a psychic that looks just like one in real life. I think this character looks exactly like I imagined her in the books.

She is so cool. I love psychic characters in movies and books so much!

16 Olympe Maxime

She's tall. I wish I was as tall as her. but I'm short. - HarryPotterForeveR

Magrid ~ Hagrid and Maxime.
I love her accent and when she says, "Ze 'orses only drink single-malt whiskey," I laughed so damn hard. - WinterSky

She and Hagrid are meant to be together

So true, I reckon French is the most fashionable language.

17 Rita Skeeter

Well... umbrage is worse than her - HarryPotterForeveR

WHY is SHE on here she should be at the very bottom

Yes, Skeeter, as in "mosquito". Skeeter can go jump off a cliff and crash in to a rock spike. A liar and a fraud

I can not believe it #14! Go drown yourself Skeeter.

18 Moaning Myrtle

Moaning Myrtle's story was so sad, why did she die? SHE DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE!

"Harry, if you die down there, you're welcome to share my toilet." - demeter

She is really funny but I wish she didn't die.

She's so funny loloolololololololololololol - HarryPotterForeveR

19 Rowena Ravenclaw

The founder of the best Hogwarts house. Gryffindors get all the glory because they are too reckless. - demeter

Why is every founder of Hogwarts have to have the same first letter in the names?! Why J.K. Rowling?! Why?! - LilyGladon

I'm a ravenclaw

Best person

20 Angelina Johnson

I definitely think Angelina should've been above some of them. She was so good at Quidditch.

Great at Quidditch!

I don't know what to say

Awesome at quidditch!

21 Astoria Greengrass

I don't hate her but I don't love her either.. - HarryPotterForeveR

I hate her she is so frail and ugly and eventually died

22 Pomona Sprout

I love her voice its cool

Head of Hufflepuff and Herbology Professor.

Hufflepuff head of house...herbology teacher...

23 Sue Li

We don't need to know about every character.
Do you want to know the name of the ice cream lady at the zoo in the first book?
The name of the man who gave The Dursley's and Harry the boat to the rock on the sea.
Whoever gave Vernon the gun, packets of crisps each and four bananas unless it was the same man his description - A toothless old man came ambling up to them, pointing, with a rather wicked grin.

Sorry, I have no idea who this is.. - HarryPotterForeveR

Where does she show up? Don't remember her in the movies

Who is she? I don't even know her?

24 Padma Patil

I have no words - HarryPotterForeveR

Yule ball with harry!

Harry went to the Yule ball with her twin sister Parvati. Padma was Rons date

25 Rose Weasley

Smart and awesome

Smart like her mom

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