Irving Cram 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.

He might be related to Irving Cram (II), another Hogwarts student who was sorted in Slytherin.


Irving is a Jewish name which means "green water".

To cram is to try to make more things fit in an enclosure than there are meant to be. This is (figuratively) what Prefects try to do all the time.


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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