- Hesphaestus Gore — one of the earliest Aurors and Minister for Magic from 1752 to 1770
- Leonora Gore — a witch who witnessed the Flying Ford Anglia's flight in 1992
Gore is an English habitational surname taken from various places called Gore in England. It derives from Old English gara, "a triangle-shaped piece of land," itself from gar, "spear," a reference to the shape of a spearhead. Gore is also a French nickname for a lazy, gluttonous person, from Old French gore, "sow."