It's also possible that her name derives from Hesperus, the "Evening Star" from Greek mythology (Vesper for the Romans). This was a name assigned to the planet Venus, visible during the evening, whose morning counterpart ("Morning Star") would become called "Lucifer" in Latin.
Behind the scenes
- The person who discovered Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration might have been related to Hesper.
- She shares her name with Hesper Black.
- On one version of the Black family tree designed by MinaLima Design for the Harry Potter films, as seen here, the name "Gamp" was misspelled "Gemp".
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Name seen on Black family tree tapestry)