House information

Helga Hufflepuff




Loyalty, Dedication and Hard Work


Pomona Sprout


The Fat Friar

Common room

Hufflepuff Cellar


"You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil
The Sorting Hat[src]

Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the Medieval witch Helga Hufflepuff. The Head of Hufflepuff is Pomona Sprout. The Fat Friar is the House's patron ghost. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses, valuing hard work, patience, friendship and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members. Its emblematic animal is the badger, and yellow and black are its colours.

Hufflepuff corresponds roughly to the element of earth.


Helga Hufflepuff

Hufflepuff's founder, Helga Hufflepuff.

Students belonging to this house are known to be hard-working, friendly, loyal, and non-judgemental. It may be that due to their values, Hufflepuffs are not as competitive as the other houses, or are more modest about their accomplishments. Gryffindor and Slytherin share an enormous rivalry, and thus are extremely competitive with one another, whereas Ravenclaw is defined by the intelligence and academic accomplishments of its members. Hufflepuff appears to have the least rivalry with the other houses, except in Quidditch.

According to Minerva McGonagall, all four of the houses have produced exceptional witches and wizards in their time, but due to Helga Hufflepuff's policy of accepting any student and its usually poor performance in the House Cup, Hufflepuff is often thought of as the place where students are sorted when they don't have any of the qualities of the other three houses, which have more defined attributes. Perhaps as a consequence of the broad principles of acceptance upon which it is founded, Hufflepuff has been stereotyped as the house of the unexceptional (or, more unkindly, as "a lot o' duffers"). This also corresponds with the Sorting Hat's song where he states:

Dear Hufflepuff, she took the rest and taught them all she knew.

Hufflepuff symbol.

However, this does not mean that there are no talented students in Hufflepuff, or that there aren't students in other houses who perform poorly. Neville Longbottom was sorted into Gryffindor and is unremarkable in all subjects except, ironically, Herbology, which is Professor Sprout's class. Additionally, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle appeared to have been particularly poor performers in all subjects, and did not possess the cunning and ambition prized by Slytherin.

So, though the House is said to have forgone glory for centuries, it is not without its share of exceptional individuals. For example, Hufflepuff Cedric Diggory brought his house rare glory as its Quidditch captain and later as Hogwarts' champion in the Triwizard Tournament in 1994.[1] Also, Nymphadora Tonks was an exceptionally talented Auror who was sorted into Hufflepuff.

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The Hufflepuff Dormitories and Common room are accessed through a painting near the kitchens. It is a quite cosy and welcoming place; not at all like a dungeon. The room is filled with yellow hangings and fat armchairs, with little underground tunnels that lead up to the dormitories, which have round barrel-top like doors.[2].

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Hannah Abbott

Hannah Abbott


Cedric Diggory


Ernie Macmillan


Pomona Sprout

Nymphadora Tonks

Nymphadora Tonks

Hufflepuff Period Attending Hogwarts Notes
Hannah Abbott 1991 - 1998 Prefect and member of Dumbledore's Army.
Tamsin Applebee 1990s Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Susan Bones 1991 - 1998 Member of Dumbledore's Army.
Eleanor Branstone 1994 - 2001
Cadwallader 1990s Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Owen Cauldwell 1994 - 2001
Cedric Diggory 1989 - 1995 Prefect, Captain and Seeker for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team, Triwizard Champion; killed in his sixth year.
The Fat Friar Unknown Now the house ghost.
Justin Finch-Fletchley 1991 - 1997 (?) Member of Dumbledore's Army. Due to Muggle-born status, most likely did not attend his final year, during which Lord Voldemort controlled Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic.
Herbert Fleet 1990s Keeper for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Wayne Hopkins 1991 - 1998
Megan Jones 1991 - 1998
Leanne 1990s
Heidi Macavoy 1990s Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Ernie Macmillan 1991 - 1998 Prefect and member of Dumbledore's Army.
Laura Madley 1994 - 2001
Maxine O'Flaherty 1990s Beater for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Malcolm Preece 1990s Chaser for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Anthony Rickett 1990s Beater for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Hepzibah Smith Unknown Descendant of Helga Hufflepuff.
Zacharias Smith 1990s Chaser and Captain of the Hufflepuff Quidditch team; member of Dumbledore's Army (abandoned).
Pomona Sprout Unknown Later professor of Herbology and head of Hufflepuff house.
Stebbins 1990s
Summerby 1990s Seeker for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team.
Summers 1990s
Nymphadora Tonks 1984 - 1991[3] Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Kevin Whitby 1994 - 2001
Rose Zeller 1995 - 2002

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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Hogwarts Houses:
Gryffindorcrest Hufflepuffcrest Ravenclawcrest Slytheirncrest
Namesake Founder: Godric Gryffindor · Helga Hufflepuff · Rowena Ravenclaw · Salazar Slytherin
Head of House: Minerva McGonagall · Pomona Sprout · Filius Flitwick · Horace Slughorn
House Ghost: Nearly Headless Nick · Fat Friar · Grey Lady · Bloody Baron