Top Ten Female Harry Potter Characters


The Top Ten

1 Hermione Granger Hermione Granger

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.

I love Hermione! She has been a huge help to Harry and the whole series, hands down the best female character.


Hermione rules! Without her, Harry and Ron would be dead! In the first book Harry would totally be a goner, harry probably would pick the wrong potion and die. I really, really, REALLY wish I was like Hermione.

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2 Luna Lovegood 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 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

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.

Luna is definitely number 1. She's just so cute and lovable, and whilst she may be in her own world she's a lot smarter than she seems.

So sweet... the best ever...

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3 Ginevra Weasley


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.

Ginny is amazing and just because she isn't the main character doesn't mean she's not brave awesome and kind Ginny is my idle because she steps up to another level when she is need to but she always has fun

Movies or books? In movies Luna, but in books Ginny

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4 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

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

She's my fave character and I nearly cried (I don't cry when I'm reading books) when she died. - LindenheartInsanity


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5 Minerva McGonagall Minerva McGonagall

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.

Sassy awesome woman

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6 Bellatrix Lestrange 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.

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

If you reckon she shouldn't be on here,
1. Helena Bonham Carter is an absolutely amazing actress.
2. Bellatrix is a person to show to you how to stand up for yourself, and for friends or accompaniments.
3. She represents a strong brave woman, and I would honestly look up to her a tiny bit, only for these reasons.

Her and all death eaters are my favorite!

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7 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. - LunaLovegood2

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 - FavoriteFightingFrenchman

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

She’s cool

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8 Fleur Delacour Fleur Delacour

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.

No she is number 1 she is way better than Hermione beside she is older
than her and lot more strength than her.

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9 Molly Weasley Molly Weasley

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

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

Molly is awesome! I love how she killed Bellatrix!

Not my daughter you BITCH.

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10 Ginny Weasley Ginny Weasley

When I first watched harry potter I was like OK. But when Ginny was brought in I was like I love you! Come on why do you think I watch harry potter! She is strong and AWESOMELY AWESOME! I can see why people don't like Ginny because she is kinda a Mary sew. But give her a Chance. I want my 16 birthday present to be for Ginny to get to the top of this list. To be honest that is all I am asking for for my Sweet 16. So help my dream come true! Thank you!

Ginny is such a strong and powerful you girl. She is amazing in every way, and is defiantly my favorite female character. Plus, she got Harry Potter!

By the way Ginny isn't so low if you go to No. 3 she's there not here!

I love Ginny! Some of my favorite parts of the hp books have her in it. How she responds to Harry saying they can’t be together at the end of the 6th book is one of them.

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The Contenders

11 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.

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

Saved harry - LunaLovegood2

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12 Lavender Brown

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

No. Just no.

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13 Dolores Umbridge Dolores Umbridge

Umbridge can go jump off a cliff

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!

I hate her as a person but she made the book so interesting! She's made so many funny moments, and it's why Order of the Phoenix is my favorite book. She makes a funny and interesting character

Dolores is horrible but yes she did make the series interesting. - LunaLovegood2

I hope she dies painfully.

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14 Sybill Trelawney

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

Sybill Trelawney is so dumb, I was so happy when Umbridge almost sacked her.

She has no mind!

Wow I would love too have her as my teaher.

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15 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

Lily's a hypocrite and she's pretty flawless other than that, so pretty boring... that "Tuney" stuff is so damn stupid and she hated James Potter and then she started loving him? what? Narcissa is the best mother and Molly is so much better than Lily as well. Anyways we only see Lily a few times - LunaLovegood2

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16 Ariana Dumbledore

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

Amazing character

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17 Olympe Maxime

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

I wish she and Hagrid got married. They were an adorable couple.

She and Hagrid are meant to be together

18 Rita Skeeter

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.

Flush your mosquito self down the loo, Skeeter

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

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19 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!

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20 Moaning Myrtle Moaning Myrtle

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

21 Sue Li

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

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

She needs to be better known. - moonwolf


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22 Pomona Sprout

Head of Hufflepuff and Herbology Professor.

23 Padma Patil

Yule ball with harry!

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

24 Winky

She is funny


25 Rowena Ravenclaw

I'm a ravenclaw

Best person

26 Rose Weasley
27 Lily Luna Potter

No. Just no. We hardly even get to know any of the characters kids, sure we know this is one of Harry's kids, but do I care about characters we hardly see until the end? Nope. Can we stop putting the characters kids (except for Fred, George and Angelina had a wise choice choosing the name Fred).

YAS to me she is the best besides Albus and James of the next generation kids! She deserves top ten!

You do get to see their personality in the cursed child.WRECKED!

28 Gabrielle Delacour

Gabrielle is so brave she was the youngest of the beauxbatons and was brave in the 2nd task

29 Lily Evans

Should be in Top Ten!

30 Astoria Greengrass
31 Pansy Parkinson

She is very sexy with draco learn how to pole dance girl

32 Petunia Dursley
33 Alice Longbottom

This is the reason why I hate bellatix

34 Sybill Trelawney

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.

35 Helga Hufflepuff
36 Augusta Longbottom
37 Bathilda Bagshot
38 Hannah Abbott

She's so smart helping harry with all his home work!

39 Natalie McDonald

I only just found out the backstory for this character. Judging by the letter she sent to J.K Rowling, she was very brave and curious. I love this personality for a character, so I think if she was a main character, I would like her.

I love Natalie for the backstory of this character.
It started when a young girl, Natalie McDonald, emailed JK Rowling what happens in all the future books, for she was in the hospital and feared she wouldn't have enough time to live to finish the series.
The author replied with a summary of what happens in the future installment of the series.
JK Rowling also went to her country for a book signing, after that she visited the McDonald family, later finding out Natalie died a few days after the email.
As tribute to the dead fan of Harry Potter, she was added as a first year in one of the books.

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41 Amelia Bones

Cho Chang

Um, this person let Harry off at his hearing. Hello? Amelia Bones? Anyone? Well, anyway, she is fair and kind and cool and she believed Harry when he said there was dementors and so she prevented him from getting expelled. So, she should be higher.🙃

42 Katie Bell

I mean who doesn't like Katie bell

Katie's cool.

43 Trolley Witch

Anything of the trolley dears

I like chocolate frogs. Yay.

Gives food to the hungry and is polite

She has chocolate. Duh.

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44 Parvati Patil

She and her sister were a couple of the better Asian characters. Parvati certainly wasn't stereotypical, and she had some signs of bravery, slight open- mindedness, and a love for the mystical. We need a couple of not-as-heroic-yet-still-cool girls as well, you know!

Oh come on she's like a second Hermione

How she after lavender


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45 Alecto Carrow

Not a girl muggles

46 Marge Dursley

I greatly dislike her!


47 Trolly Witch

She is the BEST! Guys you won't believe me but the trolly witch is my favorite. she is kind and sweet and helpful and gives food to the hungry.

She da bae

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