BELLATRIX: “Bella” is a construct of the word “bellum” meaning “war” and “trix” refers to “a woman in power.” Bellatrix is therefore known as the “Female Warrior” and is also the pale yellow star indicating the left shoulder of the constellation Orion, the Great Hunter.
LESTRANGE: To be “estranged” means to be “removed from society.” In French, “etrange” means “strange” or “weird.”
RONALD: The name Ronald is a Scottish baby name. In Scottish the meaning of the name Ronald is: Mighty counselor/ruler. Interesting when taken in conjunction with Arthur. He is the advisor to the King. Comparisons can be made here between Ron being an advisor to Harry on all of his choices and adventures.
WEASLEY: From J.K. Rowling’s site weasels were known to have a bad reputation, especially in Ireland, as an unfortunate animal. And well, the Weasleys are unfortunate because they’re poor. The Weasleys and the weasel both share red hair.
HERMIONE: Means “well-born,” “earthy,” or “stone.” Refers to peony-type flowers. The feminine version of Hermes. In Greek mythology, was often known as the patron saint of high magic.
GRANGER: Granger is the name of a character from the book Fahrenheit 451. He is the leader of a group of intellectuals known as “The Book People,” whose goal is the preservation of liturature in the face of their government’s efforts to burn and destroy all books.
HARRY: J.K. Rowling’s favorite boy’s name. The name Harry is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means “power” and “home ruler.”
POTTER: A name J.K. Rowling has always been fond of since childhood. “Potter’s Field” is often the name given to a cemetery where a city or town buries those who have gone unclaimed or unwanted (a community’s orphans). “Potter’s Field” is also considered a cursed land because Judas hung himself in one.