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Sylvian Boigny

Sylvian Boigny

Sylvian Boigny played Seeker for Ivory Coast’s National Team in 2014.

A participant in the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014, Boigny failed to outrace the Norwegian Seeker and missed the Snitch in the opening Round of 16 (Pm).

Other canon notes and references

Since Viktor Krum, born 1976, was the oldest player at the tournament (Pm), Boigny must have been born after 1976.



Sylvian is derived from the word sylvan meaning "wooded, associated with woods" and is related to the Latin word silva meaning "wood, forest" (Oxford English Dictionary). The more common spelling of the name in French is Sylvain "man of the woods" (Baby Namespedia). The other possibility, particularly if Sylvian Boigny is female, is that the name is a combination of Sylvia and Ann.

The surname Boigny is shared with the first President of Ivory Coast, Félix Houphouët-Boigny (1960-1993) (Wikipedia).


There are two Seekers in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup tournament with the unusual name of Sylvian - Sylvian Boigny from Ivory Coast and Sylvian Jolicoeur of Haiti, although the latter is definitely a male.

Lexicon list of Seekers

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive

Harry Potter Wiki: Sylvian Boigny

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