Gordon Pummell was a student who began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry between 1987 and 1989. By the 1993-1994 school year, he had been made a Prefect, and was tasked with patrolling areas of the school off limits to students.


Gordon is derived from South Slavic word gord, which means 'dignified'.It could relate to him being a Prefect,who is highly respected.

Pummel is probably from the English word pummel, which means 'to strike repeatedly" or "to criticise adversely."  It also has Latin roots that mean "fruit, apple".


Notes and references

  1. To have been a Prefect in the 1993-1994 school year, he would have had to have been in his fifth year or up by that point, thus putting his possible range of birth dates between 1 September, 1975 and 31 August, 1978.
  2. World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling
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