It must get better. The way we treat and look after each other. It must get better somehow.
— Sylvie to Musidora
Sylvie Marie Laure Coquellin (b. 30 April), known professionally as Sylvie Laure, is a French half-blood witch of the Coquellin family, the only child of Cesaire and Sabine Coquellin (née Fournier). She was born and raised in Bordeaux, a port city in southwestern France, while her family first gained recognition for her father's role in advocating for the accused during a controversial murder trial. Growing up, she was incredibly close to her grandfather Norvel, who imbued her with morals of benevolence and generosity.
Upon attending Beauxbatons Academy of Magic at the age of eleven, Sylvie was Sorted into Rouerie, the House of kindness and cleverness.
Life after Beauxbatons
Personality and traits
Magical abilities and skills
- Household spells:
- Honey locust wand:
- "He was funny, smart, moody, a pain. And I loved him, very much. He was my best friend."
- —Sylvie speaking at Albus's funeral
Sylvie is a name of French origin, the French variation of the Latin name Sylvia, meaning is "from the forest".
Marie is a French cognate of Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow."
The name Laura is derived from the Latin laurus (laurel, an evergreen shrub or tree whose leaves were woven into wreaths by the ancient Greeks to crown victors in various contests).
The French surname Coquellin is of nickname origin, deriving from a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer of the name. The name Coquellin is derived from the French term "coq" and was used to refer to one who was confident or "cocky".