Laura Madley (born c. 1983) was a witch that started attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1994, and was sorted into Hufflepuff. Laura would share a dormitory with Eleanor Branstone who was also sorted into Hufflepuff that year.
Laura is the feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This name was favourable, because in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First appearance)
Notes and references
- "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)