[Top 12] Harry Potter Best Girls (Ranked)

Best female characters in Harry Potter
[Top 12] Harry Potter Best Girls (ranked)

The Harry Potter books/movies is known for its number of characters and their personalities, but unfortunately there is a bit of a shortage when it comes to the number of female characters. But most of the time, these female characters are designed in a much more specific pattern when compared to the male characters traits.

Without any further delay, here is a list of the best female characters.


12. Fleur Delacour

See Fleur Delacour: https://youtu.be/pdhkxAfZb00

Fleur Isabelle Delacour was once a student at the French magical school, Beauxbatons Academy.

She was chosen to be her school’s Champion in the Triwizard Tournament that was held in Hogwarts in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.

What we love about her:

  • She was in the tournament – Fleur Delacour was the only Female Champion among the other schools. She could have possibly won if she wasn’t attacked by Viktor Krum.
  • She’s Beautiful – She was described in the book as a stunningly beautiful witch, she had Wavy silver-blonde hair that seemed to float behind her as she walked. Reading the description of her appearance gives a feeling of serenity (personally)
  • She was very blunt – Fleur Delacour was very blunt in nature and therefor she was considered to be rude and snobbish when in reality she was only speaking her mind.


11. Moaning Myrtle

See Moaning Myrtle: https://youtu.be/f7jX2tWjU7Y

Myrtle Elizabeth Warren, more commonly after her death as Moaning Myrtle, was a muggle-born who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1940-1943 and was sorted into Ravenclaw. She was killed in 1943 by the Serpent of Slytherin, under Tom Riddle’s orders.

This wailing ghost should be known by all of us as she appears a number of times in the books and movies, but we were probably more annoyed by her.

What we love about her:

  • She helped harry – Although Moaning Myrtle usually bothered Ron, Harry and Hermione, She was actually very useful. She helped Harry to find the Chamber of secrets in his second year, and also helped him figure out how to get the clue from the golden egg to overcome the second trial in the Triwizard Tournament.
  • We sympathize for her – She was murdered when she was just 14, when she was alive she was a victim of bullying and is the reason why she hides in the bathroom even after she died, Her body wasn’t found for hours after her death because nobody cared when she went missing and was found only because a teacher asked a student to go check on her.
  • Her Bizarre personality – Moaning Myrtle has a weird personality. She talked in such a strange manner, she cried often and loudly, she was trapped in a bathroom and had a weird interest in Harry. All of this was just strange to put it simply, although her character is tragic, she is also interesting.


10. Olympe Maxime

See Olympe Maxime: https://youtu.be/3jF6CvARwqA

Olympe Maxime was born to one magical parent and one giant, making her a Half-breed giantess. She kept this Heritage hidden, out of fear of the prejudice that would follow her.

She is known for her position as Headmistress at Beauxbatons Academy of magic in France and most known for her relationship with Hagrid.

What we love about her:

  • Her belief in fairness – She appeared to have to good relationship with her students, so she thought it was unfair that Harry Potter had also had been chosen for the Triwizard Tournament. She said: “what is ze meaning of zis, Dumbly-dorr?...C’est impossible. ’Ogwarts cannot ‘ave two champions. In is most injust”
  • She was Hagrid’s love interest – We all know how she made Hagrid full of joy. During the Triwizard Tournament, Hagrid began a romantic relationship with Olympe. They were often seen together, and they danced together at the Yule Ball. But these two had a minor falling-out when Hagrid implied (correctly) that she, like Hagrid, was part-giant. But because the status of their relationship is unknown and Hagrid did not marry, we can assume that their relationship did not work out.
  • She has a strong willed personality -  Hagrid describes Her as a fine, well-dressed woman, Maxime never complained about having to climb over boulders or sleep in caves during her and Hagrid’s mission to visit the giants, which in turn implies that despite her denial of her heritage – she was open to accept the circumstances that she was in even if it was a difficult/uncomfortable one.


9. Nymphadora Tonks

See Nymphadora Tonks: https://youtu.be/MCINaVtwINc

Nymphadora Lupin, more commonly known as Tonks, was a half-blood witch, the only child of Ted and Andromeda Tonks, and a Metamorphmagus. She attended Hogwarts and was sorted into Hufflepuff.

Tonks is one of a kind, both her personality and her magical abilities.

What we love about her:

  • Her kindness to the youth – Tonks has always been nice towards the Weasleys, Ron and Hermione instead of trying to always be serious about everything like the other people in the group that Dumbledore made.
  • She’s a skilled witch – Because Tonks is a Metamorphmagus, it means that she is able to change her appearance at will without using a potion. Not many people are able to do this and this gives her an advantage should the need arise. Not only was she a Metamorphmagus, but she was also a great duelist and enchanter.
  • She’s Fierce – She was not scared to stand up for herself, she also took responsibility for her mistakes, even when some of them were not hers. Tonks is a brave woman and she fought in the most gruesome battle even after giving birth only a week prior.


8. Lily Potter

See Lily Evans Potter: https://youtu.be/7I7ylyAAckc

Lily Potter was a muggle-born witch, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans and the sister of Petunia, Wife to James Potter and mother of Harry Potter.

Lily Potter is a minor Character in the books/movies, but is still important to the story.

What we love about her:

  • Mother of Harry Potter – Its very obvious that if Lily Potter was not there, Harry wouldn’t be there Either and the whole plot wouldn’t exist. Severus Snape takes the story further because of his undying love for her, even though she passed on few months after Harry’s birth.
  • A powerful witch – Lily Potter was a great witch and passed down her traits to her son, Harry.
  • She had a good rep – Lily Potter was always referred to as a good person, there were only a few people who thought of her badly and those people are the Dursleys and Vernon’s sister who called her a bitch, but we all know that whatever the Dursleys say is Rubbish and meaningless.


7. Cho Chang

See Cho Chang: https://youtu.be/rEPaGHn0l9s

Cho Chang was a Pure-blood witch and was a student at Hogwarts, she was sorted into Ravenclaw, was a seeker for the Ravenclaw Quidditch team and a popular student.

Cho Chang is most known for being Harry’s First love interest. Although there is some controversy around her as a character, she deserves to be on the list.

What we love about her:

  • Harry’s first love – Cho was Harry’s first crush, she was his first kiss, and she was his first girlfriend. But later they break up because he thought that she betrayed the DA. After dating Harry, she moved on to Cedric Diggory, but their relationship ended abruptly because Cedric was murdered by Voldemort.
  • She had a really bad, bad luck streak – People hate Cho Chang for really petty reasons like, she “betrayed” the DA and didn’t want to date Harry even after Cedric died. But we have to look at things from her Point of view. In the books, she defended Merietta for betraying the DA because she wanted to make sure that her mom didn’t lose her job. In the movie Dolores Umbrigde used a potion on her so that she was forced to expose the DA. In both situations people began to unfriend her. Her boyfriend broke up with her and when she got into another relationship, her boyfriend died, and when she admitted to still having feelings for Cedric even after his death, people got angry with her. It’s really unfair of people to go against her when they don’t even know her side of the story and refuse to look at her circumstances.
  • She was kind – Despite being out casted and hated, she never lashed out at anyone, she went through a lot and kept on being nice to people. If I were her, I would’ve became a terrible person if everyone abandoned me because they felt like it.


6. Bellatrix Lestrange

See Bellatrix Lestrange: https://youtu.be/kie-RFJlW4U

Bellatrix Lestrange was the cousin to Sirius Black and his murderer, the Death Eater that tortured Neville Longbottom’s parents into insanity using the cruciatus curse, and she was a servant to the Dark Lord.

Although she’s a villain some of us adore her. She’s like the Harley Quinn of the Potter verse, you know she’s bad but she’s also bad-ass

What we love about her:

  • Her loyalty to the Dark Lord - When I think of Bellatrix Lestrange, I think of a VERY loyal person. She would’ve done anything for Voldemort. She murdered, she tortured, and she did anything that she could’ve done to please Voldemort. I don’t think anyone would be surprised if she had to fight the devil himself for Voldemort.
  • She’s sadistic – The reason why most Bellatrix fans love her is exactly because of her wickedness. She was so good at being bad and she showed no remorse for her actions, in fact, she was happy with her deeds. Maybe it’s because she does some of the things we can’t do In real life otherwise we would be rotting in jail. There’s just something in the way she smiled after she killed, something in the way she laughed after she just made someone feel like they were worthless. If she were a song, it would be “maneater” by Nelly Furtado.
  • She’s one of the strong female characters –it’s so interesting to see how women with power behave in books and this is the main reason why we love her. Her evilness combined with her strong attitude creates a very fascinating character that (curiously) makes us love her. It’s the same kind of thing with Catwoman and Harley Quinn. Maybe we just like toxic people.


5. Minerva McGonagall

See Minerva McGonagall: https://youtu.be/md6xN0ogCno

Minerva McGonagall was another Professor at Hogwarts; she was associated with Gryffindor.

Known as Professor McGonagall, she was probably the strictest teacher at Hogwarts (when Dolores Umbridge wasn’t there, but she wasn’t horrible like her at all).

What we love about her:

  • She was fair – Unlike Snape or Umbridge, she only gave punishments where it was necessary to, not when she felt like it.
  • She didn’t discriminate– I know she isn’t the only teacher who didn’t discriminate, but she does not favor any student, she is a good example of justice. Everyone is the same in her eyes.
  • She was talented in Transfiguration – Minerva was gifted in the magic of transfiguration. We see this in one of the first scenes where she turns from a cat into her original form, she transformed a bird into a cup and she demonstrates her abilities many more times.


4. Ginny Weasley

See Ginny Weasley: https://youtu.be/md6xN0ogCno

Ginny Weasley is a pure-blood witch; she is the seventh child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley. She attended Hogwarts and was sorted into Gryffindor along with the rest of her family. She is a sibling of Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Bill, and Charlie.

Ginny is known for being a strong character and romantically interested in Harry Potter.

What we love about her:

  • She’s smart – Although Ginny does not show this trait outwardly, it’s clear that she has a high intellect. She learned spells quickly when she was in the DA and considering that she was a part of Ravenclaw, and Ravenclaw is associated with intellect.
  • Talented – Ginny is a person of many skills. She’s good at magic and catches quickly, she’s a great Quidditch player, and she has the qualities of being a leader.
  • She’s confident – Ginny became a person who did not doubt her abilities and she soon became popular, although when she was younger, she might have been insecure.


3. Molly Weasley

See Molly Weasley:  https://youtu.be/uc8eGQcn3Os

Molly Weasley is the mother of Ginny, Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Bill and Charlie Weasley and wife to Arthur Weasley.

Molly Weasley is one of the sweetest characters in the books/movies and I think it’s safe to say that all of us love her.

What we love about her:

  • She was Harry’s first motherly figure – After all the years of abuse and neglect that Harry went through. Molly Weasley was exactly what Harry Needed. From the first time we see her, she has been nothing but a great and wonderful person to Harry. She was there to give Harry all the love, care and support that Dursleys failed to give.
  • She was a strong character – When I look at Molly Weasley, I see a woman of great strength. Imagine having to take care of 7 children, having to attend to her husband, the huge house they lived in AND having to take care of herself.
  • A good mother – She was a good mother because of the way she loved her kids but also knew how to discipline her kids when they were acting up. She even sent a letter to Ron at Hogwarts when he stole the flying car. Not only was the letter stern, but it also literally yelled at him. Of course, it was embarrassing but considering what Ron and Harry did, I think that it was good enough keeping in mind that they were far away from home.


2.  Luna Lovegood

See Luna Lovegood: https://youtu.be/8k2bj-R9m8E

Luna Lovegood was a student at Hogwarts. She was sorted into Ravenclaw. She lived with her dad alone, because her mom passed away when she was 9.

Luna Lovegood was known at Hogwarts for being a little crazy. Even Hermione accidently called her “Looney” when she meant “Luna” while she was introducing her to Harry.

What we love about her:

  • Her strangeness – Luna Lovegood was mistaken for crazy because of her personality. She spoke her mind and that led other students to believe she was crazy. She talks of nargoyles and other mythical creatures that other people don’t seem to even know about. But Harry gets to see one kind of creature that others can’t, pestrals.
  • She emotionally related to Harry – Luna was the only character in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” that related to Harry and believed in his encounter with the Dark Lord when nobody else didn’t. You can just imagine what it must be like to have the Ministry of magic, your friends, and your teachers all against you. But there was one person who believed in Harry, and it was Luna
  • She’s sweet and kind – despite most people claiming she was crazy; she still practiced forgiveness and kindness. Her body language was gentle, and her voice was the same. If I were to describe her aura in one word, it would be “peaceful” or “angelic”. If she were a crystal, she would be rose quartz or opal.


1. Hermione Granger

See Hermione granger: https://youtu.be/jYiGXxGb_nc

Hermione Granger was a muggle-born wizard, she was a student at Hogwarts and was sorted into Gryffindor and she was a close friend of Harry Potter.

Let’s be honest here… Hermione carried the franchise. I mean, can you imagine Harry Potter without Hermione being in it?

What we love about her:

  • She’s a genius– Hermione is iconic for her wittiness she works hard to amass as much knowledge as she can, she got good grades, she took part in more subjects than the average student and always had a clear head when it came to solving pressing issues.
  • Her iconic lines – Hermione has always said something that many of us won’t forget. Whether it was her lightly trashing on someone or if she was defending herself, if you read the books or watched the movies I’m sure you know a couple of things she said off the top of your head. To name a few examples: “it’s not Leviosaaa, its LeviOosa”.  (When Ron was sending her around to deliver his messages) “I AM NOT AN OWL!”
  • She proved people wrong – Hermione was a muggle-born girl, so as a result, many people expect her to be weak and an easy target, but she proved all the stereotypes that attached to her wrong. She became a great witch, her personality displays strength, she is extremely smart, and does better than most people born into pure-blood families.


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