For the first time, Harry Potter fans realize what Lord Voldemort’s name means. It makes so much sense.
The famous villain, who students and staff at Hogwarts are afraid to name, has a name that can be translated to reveal a hidden meaning, and it’s genius.
One Redditor pointed out that the vol de mort also has a very fitting translation in French.
That’s right, JK Rowling used many different words and phrases when she wrote the books, and they said that. It’s really interesting to see how she did that.
Flight from death is another translation Voldemort may have. “De” can mean either “of” or “from,” depending on the situation in which it is used in French. Because Voldemort was a mighty and dangerous wizard, his main goal was to become so powerful that he could avoid death, which he thought was the ultimate weakness.
This has shocked us.
When translated from French, Voldemort (vol-de-mort) means “flight of death,” which is scary. Voldy can fly, and he has a bad reputation for killing witches and wizards, so that’s pretty close to how it should be.
This is not long after a Potterhead said that most people have been pronouncing Voldemort’s name wrong for a long time.
There’s no doubt about it: J.K. Rowling tweeted that she agrees with the claims. Harry Potter fans shared the same trivia in 2015. The author said, “…but I’m sure I’m the only person who pronounces it that way,” which made the other person laugh.