Hufflepuff was one of our four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Helga Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff was the most inclusive among the four houses, valuing loyalty, hard work, and patience above any other skills a young witch or wizard can possess. Its emblematic animal was a badger, and its house colors were yellow and black. It’s an understatement to say that Hufflepuffs have a more low-key reputation in the Wizarding World stories. Nevertheless, it was home to some very powerful, accomplished, and intelligent witches and wizards, so let’s list 15 of the most famous Hufflepuff characters in Harry Potter.
15. Hengist of Woodcroft
Hengist of Woodcroft was an English wizard who lived in the Medieval ages. He is best known as the founder of the village of Hogsmeade in Scotland. Not only is Hogsmeade a famous weekend spot for all older Hogwarts students, but it is also the only all-wizarding village in the United Kingdom.
The story goes that he was driven from his home by Muggle persecutors, so he decided to create a safe haven for the wizarding folk. It is believed he was sorted and toughed by Helga Hufflepuff herself. Also notably, he is featured on a Chocolate Frog Card and his bust can be found on the Fourth Floor Corridor of Hogwarts Castle.
14. Grogan Stomp
Grogan Stomp was a British wizard, who was a very popular and beloved Minister of Magic from 1811 to 1819.
He was particularly interested in defying the nomenclature of beings and beasts in the Wizarding World thus ending a polarizing debate that had been going on since the fourteenth century. His work allowed many creatures newfound rights. Stomp was also responsible for forming three divisions within the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures: Being, Beast, as well as later Spirit Divisions. This work made him stand out in history and earned a place among other famous Hufflepuffs.
13. Artemisia Lufkin
Artemisia Lufkin was another notable Hufflepuff Minister of Magic. She was in fact the first female Minister of Magic in history and she was elected twice, serving from 1798 to 1811.
As Minister, she established the Department of International Magical Co-operation and successfully organized to have a Quidditch World Cup tournament held in Britain during her term. She was definitely a groundbreaking politician in her time, so there is no surprise that she also has her own Chocolate Frog Card.
12. Bridget Wenlock
Bridget Wenlock was a famous English witch and arithmancer who lived in the thirteenth century. She was mainly known for establishing the magical properties of the number seven, which is ever present in the Harry Potter universe.
She devised many impressive numerical calculations throughout her career and was highly protective of her theorems that she had created. Wenlock is described as being very paranoid and clumsy, she wrote down everything in Invisible Ink to protect his work and she was constantly searching for scraps of paper with her work on it. Some people argue she belonged in Ravenclaw, but nevertheless, she found her place in Hufflepuff house. Wenlock is yet another famous Hufflepuff who has her own Chocolate Frog Card, a portrait on the Sixth-floor corridor of Hogwarts Castle, and a bust on the seventh floor of the Castle.
11. Zacharias Smith
Zacharias Smith was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with Harry Potter. He was an unusual Hufflepuff, notably, he was a Chaser on the Hufflepuff Quidditch team and a member of Dumbledore’s Army (D.A.)
He was described as selfish, disloyal, and cowardly, while most Hufflepuffs are loyal and kind. He proved his character when he abandoned the D.A. during the Battle of Hogwarts. He definitely wasn’t celebrated by wizarding history, but he was an important part of Harry Potter’s story in Hogwarts. Smith is also an anomaly, proving that not all famous Hufflepuffs were good.
10. The Fat Friar
The Fat Friar is the ghost of Hufflepuff house. He wears a clergyman’s gar band and he is described as being jolly and portly. He was sorted and taught by Helga Hufflepuff herself.
After Hogwarts he joined the clergy as part of a mendicant religious order, meaning that he spent his life being a true Hufflepuff, hard-working and loyal. As foreshadowed in his name, the Fat Frier loved to indulge in food and drink. How this kind man met his end is a story about a senior churchman who accused him of pulling some incredible, magical healing powers. His will to help the community and the less fortunate earned him a gig of a lifetime. After death, he went back to Hogwarts as a ghost and he was always very cheerful and welcoming to all new students.
9. Hannah Abbott
Hannah Abbott was a half-blood witch in the same year as Harry Potter and she was sorted in Hufflepuff.
In her own time, Abbott was a perfect and a member of Dumbledore’s Army. Truly justified her place in Hufflepuff by fighting side-by-side with her classmates in the Battle of Hogwarts. Later, she married fellow classmate Neville Longbottom and went on to run the Leaky Cauldron. Abbott was also trained as a healer and she applied for the position of Matron at Hogwarts.
8. Susan Bones
Susan Bones was a half-blood witch and a Hufflepuff student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry the same years as the Golden Trio.
Her fate was a tragic one. Susan’s entire family was all murdered by Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War, and her other aunt Amelia Bones was murdered by Voldemort in his second rise to power. Bones was a member of Dumbledore’s Army and she fought alongside her fellow D.A. members in the Battle of Hogwarts. She survived the Second Wizarding War, but not much about her is known afterward. She was a real Hufflepuff and a good and loyal friend, especially to Hermione Granger.
7. Teddy Lupin
Teddy Lupin, his full name is Edward “Teddy” Remus Lupin, the only son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks. Famously, his parents died during the Battle of Hogwarts and he was raised by his maternal grandmother Andromeda.
Even though Lupin was afraid his son would be a werewolf too, Teddy actually possesses metamorphic ability just like his mother, meaning he can change his appearance at will. That is not the only thing he has in common with his mother, she was also a famous Hufflepuff. He went to Hogwarts in 2009 and later became Head Boy during his seventh year. He was the boyfriend of Victoire Wesley, daughter of Bill and Fleur Wesley. The legacy behind him is great, and no doubt he will go on to do even greater things.
6. Theseus Scamander
Theseus Scamander was an English wizard and Auror for the British Ministry of Magic. He was the older brother of another famous Hufflepuff, Newt Scamander.
He took part in the First World War and he is regarded as a hero for his involvement. More proof he was one of the most famous wizards of his time is that he was promoted to Head Auror during the early days of the global wizarding war, especially working hard to bring down Gellert Grindelwald. He and his brother had a complicated relationship, but they were loyal to each through thick and thin.
5. Pomona Sprout
Professor Pomona Sprout was a witch who worked as Head of Hufflepuff House and Head of the Herbology department at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
She was one of the most influential people at school because she taught every single student at Hogwarts at some point. Not only, was she the embodiment of Hufflepuff’s virtue and a role model for every Hufflepuff who was in Hogwarts at that time, but she was also a skilled dueler. Professor Sprout grew Mandrekes when the Chamber of Secrets was opened, she is a veteran of the Battle of Hogwarts and a known annihilator of Death Eaters
4. Nymphadora Tonks
Nymphadora “Dora” Lupin (née Tonks), or just Tonks, was a British half-blood witch and a Metamorphmagus. She was the only child of Ted and Andromeda Tonks.
She was sorted into Hufflepuff and interestingly she was in the same year as Charlie Weasley. She did struggle with her academics at Hogwarts, but because of her unstoppable will, she became one of the most brilliant and skilled witches and Auror. She was trained by the legendary Alastor Moody, and she was a member of the Order of the Phoenix. Tonks is described as having a pale heart-shaped face and dark twinkling eyes, she typically kept her hair short and spiky, and often bubblegum-pink. Her personality was enthusiastic and bubbly. She was a devoted wife to Remus Lupin and a caring mother to their son Teddy Lupin. In the Battle of Hogwarts, she and Lupin were murdered by Bellatrix Lestrange, her maternal aunt.
3. Cederic Diggory
Cedric Diggory was a British wizard and the son of Amos Diggory. He was sorted into the Hufflepuff House and during his time at school, he was a prefect and captain of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, playing as Seeker. In his sixth year, Cedric put his name forward to compete in the Triwizard Tournament.
Cedric was a tall and extremely handsome young man with chiseled features, dark hair, and bright grey eyes. Cedric was an embodiment of the qualities of Hufflepuff House. Just one of the examples is when he offered to replay a Quidditch match against Gryffindor when Harry was attacked by Dementors. And also he always treated Harry with respect, even though everybody at school hated him during the Triwizard Tournament. His untimely end was caused by Peter Pettigrew who on Voldermort’s orders killed him. Cedric’s legacy later inspired Harry and other students to form Dumbledore’s Army, which was integral in taking down Voldermort.
2. Newt Scamander
Newt Scamander Newton Artemis Fido “Newt” Scamander, was an English wizard, famed Magizoologist, and the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
His love for magical creatures was influenced by his mother’s breeding of Hippogriffs. He was sorted into Hufflepuff House, just like his older brother Theseus. His time at Hogwarts was cut short because he was expelled protecting a friend. Loyal and selfless like a true Hufflepuff. Newt was often an extremely awkward man, uncompromising and eccentric in the opinions of his peers that why he always preferred the company of his magical beasts. Alongside his contributions to the field of Magizoology, we can’t forget that he had a crucial role in taking down Gellert Grindelwald. In the end, he married Tina Goldstein and he lived a quiet life in Dorset.
1. Helga Hufflepuff
Helga Hufflepuff was a Welsh witch and was one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was definitely the most famous and the first Hufflepuff.
She was the embodiment of what every Hufflepuff needs to be, she was compassionate, kind, accepting of others, loyal, diligent, and inclusive. Just like Hermoine, in her own time, Helga helped the house-elves by getting them a job in the school’s kitchen so they aren’t abused. She had a gift for food-related charms, and her recipes are still used as the basis for many feasts in Hogwarts. Helga stood up for what she believed in, and the Hufflepuff legacy still lives on because of her. Most importantly, she made a house where everyone is welcome.