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One of Harry Potter's father's friends is called Sirius.
― Anonymous User  3/18/2005
Sirius is located by Orion's belt. Sirius also means "dark".
Tbird  6/27/2005
Sirius is the Dog Star.
avadaxkedavra  9/8/2005
The famous bearer this time isn't a person. It's a ship. The legendary "SIRIUS".
― Anonymous User  11/28/2005
Judging by everyone else's comments, it'd be very difficult to seperate this name from Sirius Black. Still, I like it.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2006
Sirius is a fabulous name! Elegant sounding, in a way. I hope people can seperate the name from the character - I can, and I love it. It's the name of a star, and one I can pick out almost every night. Beautiful!
Emmasj  10/16/2006
I like it as a name, but I wouldn't use it because it's a bit too uncommon and it'll always make me think of a motorbike-riding, troublemaking, heartthrob. (hmm, I wonder why?) Oh, and before I forget, RIP Sirius Black.
annemm  10/22/2006
I'd love to name my son this if I knew he wouldn't get teased too much for being named after a Harry Potter character. It's a shame - it's such a nice name.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2006
This name sounds too "serious". ;)
gaelruadh19  10/27/2006
Given the strong association with Sirius Black, I wouldn't use it as a first name for a kid unless you want people to keep asking him if the Dementors are coming after him, or what it was like beyond the veil. I think it has a lot more potential as a middle name, where the kid can ignore it if he wants to.
Marauder  11/9/2006
I love this name, just because of the association it holds for me with my favourite Harry Potter character.
Katie_123  1/29/2007
I like it as a name and would name my son Sirius as long as he had a normal middle name. I think in like 7 years (more like 14 years for my son) the Harry Potter books won't be so popular and he wouldn't be teased about it.
alexyasha  3/12/2007
I think that a kid would be teased with this name because even though it's not spelled 'serious' it's still pronounced the same. Not only is there Sirius Black you have Sirus Satellite Radio!
scarletcorset  7/29/2007
I think this would be a good name to name your son. Sirius was my favorite character in the Harry Potter books. I think it would be a good name because Sirius was such a good person.
jkrowlingfan21  8/14/2007
Love the character, love the name. If I did use it for a son, I'd probably keep it to his middle name: one can only take so many Sirius/Serious jokes, after all. It makes me smile just reading it. RIP Padfoot.
benandanti  8/15/2007
If I were named Sirius, I would have so much fun with it, because every time someone would say "are you serious?" I could say "why yes, actually, I am." But the novelty would wear off.
Firiel  9/9/2007
If you name a kid Sirius, you should have his middle name as Lee. That's what I would do if I named my son Sirius. If you're gonna sentence him to a life humiliation and resentment, you might as well make his name laughable.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2007
James Sirius is the name of Harry Potter's future son with future wife, Ginny Weasley. The boy's names are in honor of Harry's father and Harry's godfather.
rory  12/31/2007
My brother named his son Sirius. I think it is kind of sweet, and no, he has never read the Harry Potter books.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2008
Well, I love this name. It's a very rare name but I absolutely adore it. To me it's so classy and sophisticated and at the same time strong and handsome. And really sweet! I'm SO going to call my future son this. I am, however, also going to give him an ordinary name as a middle name.
Katrine  2/7/2008
I quite like this name. It's both mature yet casual, without being too posh or childish. Although, I imagine that if you name your child Sirius, they will be victim of the many puns on the adjective "serious". Siriusly.
tu_es_faux  3/8/2008
We don't pronounce it 'Serious' in the UK, over here it's 'SI-rius'. Which sounds much better I think. They also pronounce it that way the Harry Potter movies.
Lynsey777  4/4/2008
I'm a native French speaker who speaks with American English, and from my experience I've heard the name pronounced "SEER-ee-us" in US English, AuE English, CanE, *and* in British English. For example, 'Sirius Satellite Radio' -- which operates in the US and Canada -- pronounces it "SEER-ee-us".

This is also how the star is pronounced.

In the UK, the name may possibly be pronounced differently depending on which region you're from. In fact, this applies to everywhere else in the world. I've heard Sirius pronounced as "siH-ree-us" in AmE and BrE.

As far as Harry Potter is concerned, J. K. Rowling pronounces it as "SEE-rius" because of that common pronunciation in the UK. However, "seer-ee-us" is probably the most common pronunciation because of the dogstar.
tu_es_faux  4/18/2008
But Sirius is a Latin name, and Latin words are pronounced phonetically, so Si-rius sounds more logical to me.
Lynsey777  4/24/2008
I assume you mean the first syllable to be pronounced as "eye"? I've taken Latin for three years, and the Latin 'i' is pronounced closer to the English "ee". And Latin is only pronounced phonetically to a certain degree.
corvina  2/21/2010
Sirius Black from Harry Potter was a great character, and I find it to be a good name, even if it's pronounced like the word "serious".
LucyHugh  6/8/2008
It's cute for a pet, but I wouldn't give it to a human. Too many puns (Sirius/Serious) and the association with the book character. I had a dog named Sirius when I was a child, so I am fond of it for a dog.
paintwolf  9/27/2008
I've always pronounced this name "seeer-us". I think it looks bizarrely like the word 'sinus'.
welovejamesarness  12/10/2008
Well, seeing that the Sirius/serious issue is ONLY a existing if you have English as your native language - which I haven't - I don't see why a lot of people can't use this amazing name. It seems that a lot of the people commenting above have forgotten that. Tsk tsk.

In most languages in the world there's no humiliation or whatever people have said above connected to the name Sirius. It's a unique, strong and intelligent boy's name.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2009
I really, really like this name. It is original, seeing as how my brother is named James and that was WAY before Harry Potter. However, James is a classic name while Sirius is not.

I am also a writer and I do not see why I cannot use it. It was named for the star first, so really, the only way I cannot use it is, as in "Sirius Black". However, I plan on changing the spelling just a tiny bit.

Siryus, or Syrius being the spelling change. It is still pronounced the same way, and has the same meaning. But hopefully the character will own the name and it not be too odd.
Gyllian  3/13/2009
You can't be Sirius. ... I'll leave now.
Golden Phoenix  4/6/2009
I really like this name. By the time I'd have children, the Potter fandom will have probably died down a bit, too. Might use this as a middle name someday.
Skulky  4/21/2010
For generations, my family used this name for dogs, so I can't really imagine it on a person anymore. But other than that, Sirius is an OK name with a beautiful meaning. Though I bet if it weren't for Rowling's stereotypical, poorly-written (however popular) rebel/escapee, most people who praise it now would laugh at this name and say it's stupid or whatever, just because in English, it sounds like “serious”. But that's life, I suppose. :)
that one  10/8/2010
Latin pronunciation is see-ree-oos.
that one  10/8/2010
Spoiler warning: In the epilogue, Harry Potter gave his eldest son James the middle name Sirius in memory of his grandfather's best friend.
david24901  10/31/2010
I like this name and the character. But I think that the Harry Potter connections are just too tied to the name to be used for regular use (at least for now).
― Anonymous User  10/31/2010
I absolutely love this name! Basically Sirius Black is my favourite character in HP and I believe it's the coolest name in the books. When the time comes, I am going to name my first son Zack Sirius, I don't think the name would go down too well as a first name, but I think it sounds great for a middle name!
K.lynnxx  3/14/2011
It seems to me that I am the only female Sirius around. :/
Dang hippie parents of mine!
fernsirius  5/5/2011
The dog star. I like this. I can't really see it as a name for a person though.
Joy12  5/16/2011
Sirius means "great dog star" in Latin.
Which makes it intriguing that the man in Harry Potter is named Sirius Black, which obviously shows he is a "big Black dog". Ha.
MShadow  5/23/2011
I know it says it's masculine, but the only Sirius I've ever met was a girl and she went by "Siri" most of the time. Because of that, I prefer it for a girl. When I hear this name, I always think of someone saying "I'm serious. Sirius ____, actually." A funny joke, but it might get old soon. Still a nice name, though.
― Anonymous User  10/23/2012
My grandson is named Sirius and we get so many compliments on his name.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2015
Sirius is the Greater Dog Star. It is the brightest star in the sky that we know.
Remember that there are multiple stars within the different constellations.
Sirius is located right at the neckline of the Canis Major, Great Dog.
Procyon is located within the Canis Minor, Lesser Dog.
Polaris is located on the tail of Ursa Minor, Little Dipper.
cziehl  5/19/2016
Sirius is the name of the brightest star in the night sky. It is also known as the Dog Star and is in the constellation Canus Major. Sirius Black transforms into a dog proving just how much thought JK Rowling put into this book.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2016
This is one of my faves.
TheKawaiiPsycho666  3/1/2018

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