Ginevra "Ginny" Molly Weasley
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Birth name: Ginevra Molly Weasley (middle name: WBD).
First name meaning: 'Ginevra' is the Italian form of Guinevere ("fair one"), the name of King Arthur's wife (JKR); also Italian for the Swiss city of Geneva.
Last name meaning: see Weasley family.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Birthdate: August 11, 1981 (JKR website calendar, 11 Aug 2004).
Mother: Molly (Prewett) Weasley.
Father: Arthur Weasley.
Maternal grandparents: Molly and Sirius are "cousins by marriage," (OP6) so Molly's parents are probably related in some way to the Prewetts listed on the Black Family Tree (see BFT and my notes).
Paternal grandparents: Septimus and Cedrella Weasley (see BFT and my notes).
Aunts & Uncles:
- Weasley: Arthur had 2 brothers but we don't know their names (JKR). According to Jo, Ginny is the first female to be born into the Weasley family in generations, so we can deduce that Arthur had no sisters (JKR).
- Prewett: Molly's brothers Gideon and Fabian Prewett (OP9).
- Surname unknown:
- Uncle Bilius, who saw a Grim and died a week later (PA6). Possibly Arthur's brother.
- Great Auntie Muriel who has a goblin-made tiara (HBP29) and apparently is a memorable kisser (HBP14).
Cousins: Mafalda, a cousin who never made it into
(JKR) and her father the
Muggle accountant (PS6).
Siblings: Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, and Ron.
Spouse: Harry Potter (DH/e).
Children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna (DH/e, YL).
Additional notes: Seventh child and only daughter of Molly and Arthur Weasley (PS6, CS3). Ginny is the first Weasley girl in several generations (JKR).
Location of childhood home: "The Burrow," near Ottery St. Catchpole, Devon.
Pet: Arnold, a Pygmy Puff (DH6).
Eye color: bright brown (CS3).
Hair color: Vivid, flaming red, worn as a long mane (OP4, very apt for a lion-hearted Gryffindor).
Build: the short Weasley variation (like the twins rather than Ron).
Distinguishing features: when her jaw is set, her facial resemblance to Fred and George is striking (OP33).
First year: 1992.
Quidditch: Seeker for Gryffindor House team 1995 - 1996 after the first match. Chaser in 1996 - 1997 (HBP11); also substituted as Seeker when Snape gave Harry detention (HBP24).
Organizations & affiliations: Dumbledore’s Army. Singled out as a "favorite" by Horace Slughorn after he saw her perform her Bat Bogey Hex on Zacharias Smith (HBP7).
Relationships: Michael Corner (GF, OP, HBP6), Dean Thomas (HBP6), Harry Potter (HBP24).
Notes: During her sixth year at Hogwarts, Ginny, Luna and Neville tried to steal the Sword of Gryffindor from Headmaster Snape's office; for punishment they were told to help Hagrid with something in the Forbidden Forest (DH15).
Broom: None of her own.
Skills: Even Fred and George are impressed by her power, particularly her Bat-Bogey Hex (OP6); her poetry (as shown by her valentine to Harry) is pretty awful. Ginny is the only person Harry knows (now, besides himself) who has been possessed by Voldemort and lived to tell the tale (CS, OP). Ginny also has considerable acting ability (OP4, OP16, OP32 - able to convince Mrs. Weasley that Crookshanks was responsible for the Dungbombs outside the kitchen in Grimmauld Place; imitating Umbridge; the Garroting Gas scam).
Language: Ginny is not a Parselmouth (TLC).
Notes: She named 'Dumbledore's Army.'
Career: After Hogwarts, Ginny became a Quidditch star player for the Holyhead Harpies. Later, in addition to being a wife and mother, she was the Senior Quidditch reporter for the Daily Prophet (BLC).
Profile of Ginny by Steve Vander Ark
Ginny is the youngest child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley (CS3), and the first girl born to the family in several generations (JKR). Though consistently underestimated by her family, she is a powerful witch (OP6) and also quite popular (HBP24).
Though she had been anxious to go (PS6), Ginny’s first year at Hogwarts was a stressful one, as she was regularly possessed by Tom Riddle and forced to open the Chamber of Secrets (CS18). At the end of the year she was taken into the Chamber, with the intent that she would be sacrificed to make Riddle’s memory fully human, until Harry destroyed the diary – a Horcrux – with a fang from Slytherin’s basilisk, and she was revived (CS17).
From her first meeting with him, Ginny was quite taken with Harry (CS2), and according to her it was a romantic interest she never lost (HBP30). Relationships with Michael Corner (OP16) and Dean Thomas (HBP6) didn’t work out, and when she finally caught Harry’s eye, it was for good – they began dating (HBP25) and, though separated for a year while Harry hunted down Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes (HBP30, DH7), they were eventually married following after leaving Hogwarts (DH/e, BLC).
Ginny is all at once savvy, snarky, and very self-confident. She once told Harry that she believes almost anything possible, “if you’ve got enough nerve” (OP29), and follows through on that belief. Despite being perpetually “too young” and overprotected by her mother, Ginny also flatly refused to be left behind, either when Harry took off for the Department of Mysteries (OP33) or when Voldemort announced his intention to attack Hogwarts (DH31). She is a wicked mimic, skewering everyone from Umbridge to Fleur to her brother Ron.
Ginny's sixth year at Hogwarts must have been a nightmare. Muggle-born students were excluded, Severus Snape was headmaster and avowed Death Eaters given professorships. Ginny worked with Neville to revive Dumbledore's Army and organize the student resistance (DH16). During her Easter holidays, Death Eaters discovered that Ron was not sick in bed with spattergroit and the whole family moved to Aunt Muriel's house where it was safer (DH24, 29). Ginny didn't return to school until it was attacked by Voldemort in May.
As Ginny was underage, she was supposed to stay in the Room of Requirement during the Battle of Hogwarts. When Harry needed the room to look for the Ravenclaw tiara, however, Ginny joined the fray. Later, when she was attacked by Bellatrix, Ginny's mother counterattacked and killed her psychopathic cousin (DH36).
After leaving Hogwarts, Ginny went on to play Quidditch professionally for the Holyhead Harpies, later retiring and settling down as a Quidditch senior editor for the Daily Prophet, which better allowed her to care for a family (BLC). Ginny and Harry have three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna, who made both their parents and their grandparents proud (DH/e, YL).
In the films, Ginny is played by Bonnie Wright.