Honoria was a British witch and the spinster aunt of Albus Dumbledore. She was once engaged to a wizard who worked in the Improper Use of Magic Office, but broke off her engagement to him, claiming that he had a "hairy heart" (a wizarding expression for a person who is unfeeling). Rumour had it that her real reason for ending the engagement was catching her fiancé fondling some Horklumps.[1]


Honoria is a feminine form of the late Roman name Honorius, meaning "honour". Some early saints and popes and one king held this name.

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown whether Honoria was the sister of Percival Dumbledore or his wife Kendra. Honoria was believed to more likely be Percival's sister, since the latter was a Muggle-born witch; however, the birth of two Muggle-born siblings, though rare, is possible, like in Colin and Dennis Creevey's case.
    • In the simplified Chinese translation of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, though the translation of "aunt" used "姑妈", specifically meaning "father's elder sister",[2] it was noted by fans that in English, whether Honoria is in fact Percival's sister, is unconfirmed.[3]


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