So, we know they're dentists and that their aliases (after Hermione modifies their memories) are Wendell and Monica Wilkins.

But have their real names ever been divulged? If yes, what are they?

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JKR deliberately kept Hermione's family in the background as much as she could, since they weren't very interesting to the story.

Does Hermione have any brothers or sisters?

No, she doesn’t. When I first made up Hermione I gave her a younger sister, but she was very hard to work in. The younger sister was not supposed to go to Hogwarts. She was supposed to remain a Muggle. It was a sideline that didn’t work very well and it did not have a big place in the story. I have deliberately kept Hermione’s family in the background. You see so much of Ron’s family so I thought that I would keep Hermione’s family, by contrast, quite ordinary. They are dentists, as you know. They are a bit bemused by their odd daughter but quite proud of her all the same.

– from interview with J K Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival, 2004-09

As such, it makes sense not to give them any names beyond their surname, since it was not considered an important detail.

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    So Mr. and Mrs. Granger it is!
    – Dylan Yaga
    May 16, 2012 at 15:00
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    @DylanYaga Technically it's Dr. Granger for both of them. After all, they are both in possession of a Medical Doctorate, without which they wouldn't be allowed to practice dentistry.
    – G.Vegt
    May 16, 2012 at 16:08
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    @G.Vegt Actually in the UK most dentists don't use the title Dr, and its not clear if they are allowed to.
    – Nick
    May 16, 2012 at 17:15
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    @Nick Interesting, didn't know that. Thanks for the correction.
    – G.Vegt
    May 16, 2012 at 17:18
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    Clearly there has to be some fanfiction out there depicting the little sister of Hermione Granger that never was - I can only imagine her being either really excited to have a magical sister, or else intensely jealous of her for being magical and not 'sharing it' with her little sis.
    – Zibbobz
    May 28, 2014 at 14:35

They are just Dr. Granger for both of them. This is because they both possess a medical degree, and if they did not possess this degree they would prohibited against dental work.

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    This doesn't answer the question of what their actual names were. The answer box is only meant for answering the question, not commenting on other people's answers. You'll be able to use the comment function if and when you earn a bit more reputation. Feb 16, 2021 at 19:21
  • @LogicDictates Technically, it does answer what the names are: Dr. Granger. It's the same as the accepted answer, except that it specifies the correct title (though it does not cite any source).
    – Null
    Feb 16, 2021 at 19:24
  • @Null - Most practicing dentists in the UK don't go by "Doctor".
    – Valorum
    Feb 16, 2021 at 19:25
  • @Valorum Wrong answers are still answers.
    – Null
    Feb 16, 2021 at 19:27
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    @Clockwork Correct. The proper course of action for this post is to downvote (if you so desire), not flag it as "not an answer".
    – Null
    Feb 16, 2021 at 19:36

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