A godparent (either godfather or godmother, depending on gender), in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who sponsors a child's baptism. The term does not always have explicitly religious overtones, since the secular view of a godparent tends to be an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child's upbringing and personal development, and to take care of the child should anything happen to the parents.
- Sirius Black, to Harry Potter
- Harry Potter, to Edward Lupin
- Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, to James Potter II
- Neville Longbottom, to Albus Potter