Barnabas Cuffe
Biographical information

c. 1970 or earlier [1]

Physical information





Editor of the Daily Prophet


Barnabas Cuffe was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Prophet, working in their main offices in Diagon Alley. While studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Cuffe must have either been a very good student, or possibly come from money, power, or has good stories to tell, as Horace Slughorn chose Barnabas to join his Slug Club. As a child, he was very interested in the news, and enjoyed Slughorn's exaggerated outakes on the Daily Prophet. He maintained a good relationship with Slughorn as he stated that Cuffe was always ready to take his owl on the days News.


The name "Barnabas" is the Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Slughorn resigned from his teaching position in 1981, meaning Cuffe would have been a member of the Slug Club by at least then.
  2. Casting Call Pro profile

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