Harry Potter Etymology | Molly Weasley
MOLLY: The name Molly is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Molly is: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter. It could also be a reference to Molly Weasley’s overprotective tendencies (“mollycoddling”).
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.
Harry Potter Etymology | Godric Gryffindor
GODRIC: Means “power of god.” Derived from the Old English “god” combined with “ric,” meaning “power” and “rule.” Name became conmmonly used after the Norman conquest.
GRYFFINDOR: A “griffin” was “a creature in mythology with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle.” Also known in Greek Mythology as the “gryphon,” it was the protector of a god’s gold from mortal men. In Greek, “gryphon” means “protector of wealth.” In French “d’or” means “of gold,” one of the Gryffindor House colors. The gryffin is fitting, considering lions are characterized as brave and courageous and eagles are desrcibed as being noble birds, all traits of the Gryffindor House.God