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In Sorcerer's Stone, who was the first character to get sorted into Gryffindor? Sorting is a very stressful situation in the Harry Potter universe, so who do we have as our first sorted member of Harry Potter's house?

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In the books, the first person sorted in Harry's year is Hannah Abbott:

Professor McGonagall now stepped forward holding a long roll of parchment.

"When I call your name, you will put on the hat and sit on the stool to be sorted," she said. "Abbott, Hannah!"

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chapter 7: "The Sorting Hat"

The first Gryffindor, however, is Lavender (emphasis mine):

"Brocklehurst, Mandy" went to Ravenclaw too, but "Brown, Lavender" became the first new Gryffindor, and the table on the far left exploded with cheers; Harry could see Ron’s twin brothers catcalling.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chapter 7: "The Sorting Hat"

In the film, both honours go to Hermione:

McGonagall: Now, when I call your name, you will come forth, I shall place the Sorting Hat on your head, and you will be sorted into your houses. Hermione Granger!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

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Lavender Brown

From chapter 7:

" Brocklehurst, Mandy" went to Ravenclaw too, but "Brown, Lavender" became the first new Gryffindor, and the table on the far left explodedwith cheers; Harry could see Ron's twin brothers catcalling.

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