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Olive Hornby

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The Harry Potter Canon

Olive Hornby was a Hogwarts student in the early 1940s. She teased Myrtle about her glasses, but regretted it later when Myrtle was killed and came back to haunt her (CS16).

Family

Brother, identified only as Mr. Hornby. Brother of Olive. Myrtle haunted his wedding back in the 1940s (GF25).

Olive Hornby
Gender Female
Birthday fl. 1930s
Species / Race Witch
School Hogwarts - Student
Profession Student
First Introduced CS16

Commentary

Etymology

The first name, Olive, could refer to the "olive branch," a symbol of peace from the early 13th century. "Olive" is from Old French ("olive"), Latin ("oliva"), and Greek ("elaia")

Pensieve (Comments)

  • Roger Worsley

    Is there any more info on Olive’s brother, or her other relatives?

    • No, unfortunately. We don’t even know their names!

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      • Roger Worsley

        So there is no way of knowing if she had any relatives studying at Hogwarts while Harry was there?

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