All about...Lavender Brown

Lavender Brown pops up throughout the seven books, gossiping with her best friend Parvati Patil and giving Ron his first kiss. We put the spotlight on this sentimental yet loyal student...

House
Gryffindor

Pet
Binky the rabbit (RIP)

Best friend
Parvati Patil

Favourite subject
Divination

Clubs
Dumbledore’s Army

Likes
Unicorns, giggling, Ron

Mentions by chapter

First mention of Lavender

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Chapter Seven:

‘“Brown, Lavender” became the first new Gryffindor and the table on the far left exploded with cheers’

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter Eight:

Lavender is devastated when she gets a letter saying her rabbit, Binky, has died

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter Fifteen:

Lavender congratulates Professor Trelawney for successfully predicting that Hermione would quit Divination

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Nine:

Lavender starts flirting with Ron

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Nineteen:

Lavender becomes jealous of Hermione visiting Ron in the hospital wing

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Twenty-Four:

It is revealed Lavender has broken up with Ron

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Twenty-Nine:

Lavender greets Harry in the secret HQ of Dumbledore’s Army in Hogwarts when he sneaks into the castle

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-Two:

Lavender fights alongside Harry in the battle against Voldemort

Final mention of Lavender

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-Two:

‘NO!’ shrieked Hermione, and with a deafening blast from her wand Fenrir Greyback was thrown backwards from the feebly stirring body of Lavender Brown

Heart monitor

In the sixth book, Lavender and Ron have a brief but intense relationship – these are the ups and downs of their Hogwarts romance:

Chapter Nine
Lavender giggles at Ron’s sarcastic remark. Ron looks pleased with himself

Chapter Eleven
Lavender walks away from the Quidditch game looking ‘rather grumpy’ because Hermione is running over to congratulate Ron

Chapter Fourteen
Ron and Lavender have their first (and very public) kiss, in the Gryffindor common room at a party after a Quidditch match

Chapter Sixteen
Lavender sends Ron a ‘thick gold chain’ with gold letters spelling ‘My Sweetheart’ for Christmas. Ron is ‘revolted’

Chapter Seventeen
Lavender and Ron are reunited at Hogwarts after Christmas, hugging and kissing in the common room

Chapter Twenty
Lavender sees Ron leaving the hospital wing and is angry because he hadn’t told her he was getting out, and because he is with Hermione

Chapter Twenty-Two
Lavender is furious when she sees Ron and Hermione emerging from the dormitory together – Harry is with them, but under the Invisibility Cloak

Chapter Twenty-Four
During Charms, Lavender shoots Hermione angry looks and looks as though she’s been crying. Ron tells Harry and Hermione that he and Lavender broke up after the dormitory incident

Having a word

Everyone Lavender speaks to, ranked by number of words spoken

Harry - 122 words

Hermione - 87 words

Ron - 49 words

Professor Trelawney - 48 words

Herself (out loud) - 43 words

Parvati Patil - 9 words

Hagrid - 9 words

Firenze - 8 words

Giggle-ometer

Together, Lavender and her best friend Parvati are the champion gigglers of Hogwarts

How it works: We added up every attributed use of the word ‘giggle’ plus variations (‘giggles’, ‘giggling’ etc) to see which characters did it the most.

Top gigglers:

Lavender and Parvati - 11 instances of giggling

Hermione - 9 instances of giggling

Ron - 7 instances of giggling