10 Harry Potter Fan Theories Confirmed By JK Rowling Herself!


The first theory mentioned is about the origin of the name "Hogwarts." According to the theory, the word "Hogwarts" comes from the Old English word "hogwort," which means a plot of land where pigs are kept. Rowling confirmed this theory and even revealed that the school was built on a pig farm.

The second theory involves the invisibility cloak that Harry receives from his father. According to fans, the cloak belonged to one of the Peverell brothers who possessed the Deathly Hallows. Rowling confirmed this theory by stating that Harry's cloak did indeed belong to Ignotus Peverell.

The third theory revolves around the time-turner that Hermione uses in the third book. Fans speculated that she could have used it to save Harry's parents from Voldemort. Rowling confirmed that Hermione couldn't have used the time-turner for such a monumental event as it would have created a time paradox.


The fourth theory proposes that Neville could have been the chosen one instead of Harry. Rowling confirmed that Neville could have been the chosen one if Voldemort had chosen him, but it ultimately came down to Voldemort's decision to mark Harry as his equal.

The fifth theory concerns the ownership of the Elder Wand. Fans believed that Draco Malfoy became the true master of the wand when he disarmed Dumbledore. Rowling confirmed that this theory was indeed true.

The sixth theory suggests that Albus Dumbledore is Death from the Tale of the Three Brothers. Rowling clarified that she did not intend for the characters to be directly connected, but she found the theory fascinating and accepted it as a "sort of poetic" idea.


The seventh theory revolves around the relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. Fans speculated that they had a romantic relationship. Rowling confirmed this theory, stating that Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald.

The eighth theory involves the possibility of a Horcrux in Nagini, Voldemort's snake. Rowling confirmed that Nagini was indeed a Horcrux and an important part of Voldemort's soul.

The ninth theory proposes that Harry named his son after Snape to honor his sacrifice. Rowling confirmed that Snape's love for Lily was the reason behind Harry naming his son Albus Severus Potter.

The final theory revolves around Hermione possibly being black. Rowling stated that she never explicitly stated Hermione's race and that fans are free to imagine her as they wish, including being black.