The Hogwarts Houses were started by the four Founders of the school: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. Each house bears the last name of its founder: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
Legend has it that the Sorting Hat once belonged to Godric Gryffindor and that it was enchanted by all four founders to ensure that students would be sorted into their houses. Do you want to know which house you are assigned on your first evening at Hogwarts? This wise old Harry Potter Sorting Hat will assign you to the rightful house!