- Mandy is a variation of Amanda, which means "lovable/worth of love".
- Brocklehurst is a real surname coming from Middle English "brock" (badger) and "hyrst" (wooded hill, a favourite haunt of badgers).
- Brocklehurst was the name of the horrible school teacher in Jane Eyre.
Behind the scenes
- The character Amanda, portrayed by Christina Petrou in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, may be intended to be Mandy Brocklehurst.
- One of the clients of Cormoran Strike, a private detective and the protagonist of J. K. Rowling's The Silkworm, has hired him to monitor the activities of a Miss Brocklehurst.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Possible appearance)
- Harry Potter and Me
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)