Are you a Disney fanatic? Do you still spend every weekend watching Disney movies? If yes, then why don’t you take your love to an entirely different level by naming your little girl after a Disney character? Great idea, right?
Baby names inspired by Disney brings a lot of positive memories. We’re sure movies such as Aladdin, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Pinocchio shaped your childhood.
Not just the films, even the characters fascinate us. Disney characters exemplify kindness, morality, and goodness – some wonderful personality traits that every parent would want their child to have. So, MomJunction has compiled a list of 50 Disney names for girls from its cartoons and feature films. Have a look!
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Abigail, the name of Amelia’s sister in “Aristocats”, is one of the top ten most popular baby names today. You also get access to cute and adorable nickname Abby with this name. This Hebrew name means ‘my father is joyful’.
Adella, the name of one of Ariel’s sisters, is one of the least used Disney-inspired baby names. Adella is a rarely heard variation of Adele, which means ‘noble’. This name also pays tribute to the soul crushing singer, Adele.
Alice is the imaginative and curious protagonist of Lewis Carroll’s adaptation “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Alice is the short form of the French name Adelais. This classic and feminine name is perfect if you are looking for something sweet and simple. The name Alice, meaning ‘noble’, is quite popular in Sweden and even topped the ranking charts in the year 2009.
Amelia is one of the animal characters from the film “The Aristocrats”. She is a goose with a British accent. This old-fashioned female Disney character name has slowly, but steadily, come out of the attic. In fact, it is more popular now than it was in our grandmas’ days. The daring aviator Amelia Earhart is also a popular namesake. Amelia means ‘work’.
Anita sounds recognizable, but isn’t overly common, and that’s what makes it even more special. This short and sweet name belonged to the heroine of the “101 Dalmatians”. Anita is the Spanish version of Anne and means ‘grace’. Some notable namesakes of this name include Anita Denise Baker, the American singer-songwriter and Anita O’Day, the American jazz singer.
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Here’s a “Frozen” inspired baby name for your little girl. Anna, a variation of Ann, has been sitting firmly in the top 25 baby name list for a couple of decades. We do feel it sounds a bit more stylish and exotic than Ann. If you’re cool enough with your daughter sharing her name with Cinderella’s step sister, you can opt for Anastasia. Anna means grace.
Ariel was once a popular male name but made a splash as a female name after the screening of the film “A Little Mermaid”. In the movie and cartoon series “Little Mermaid”, Ariel is the protagonist. The name Ariel is a variation of the French name Arielle. Shakespeare used the name Ariel for the spirit in “Tempest”. Ariel means ‘lion of God’.
Audrey Rocio Ramirez, the resourceful and tough engineer from the movie “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, is totally opposite to the serene, chic, and radiant name she bears. A favorite with the celebrities, Audrey was used by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and Steve Zahn and Greg Kinnear for their daughters. And it’s been rocking the charts, being one of the top 50 names for four years straight. Audrey means ‘noble’.
Princess Aurora is the heroine of “Sleeping Beauty”. The name Aurora has a distinctly romantic vibe. In Roman mythology, Aurora was the goddess whose tears turned into the morning dew. Rory will make a peppy nickname for Aurora. Aurora means ‘dawn’.
Belle, meaning lovely and beautiful, is one of the perfect female disney names for your little princess. Belle has an old-fashioned charm to it. And we think it will also make a stylish middle name. In the world of Disney, Belle is the dreamy heroine of the film “Beauty and the Beast”.
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If you remember, Miss Bianca was the name of the mouse in the movie “The Rescuers”. This Italian version of Blanche, meaning ‘white’, was brought to prominence for the first time by Mrs. Mick Jagger. It has also featured in two of Shakespeare plays, “Othello” and “The Taming of the Shrew”. Even Tia Carrere picked it for her daughter.
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This ultra-romantic name of Princess Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty” is destined to be popular with Hollywood celebrities. In fact, Hayden Christenson and Rachel Bilson have already given this name to their daughter. And the rest will follow suit soon. If you want, you can also use Briar and Rose separately. Briar Rose means ‘rose’.
Celia is a snake-haired monster in the film “Monster, Inc”. The name Celia is delicate, energetic, and sleek, all at the same time. Legends say that Shakespeare invented this name for one of his “As You Like It” characters. Celia means ‘heavenly’.
This classic name has made to our list via Tiana’s pampered friend in “The Princess and the Frog”. This sophisticated and worldly name has a variety of notable namesakes like Charlotte Bronte and Queen Charlotte Sophia, the wife of King George III. If you find Charlotte a bit stuffy for everyday use, you can shorten it to Lottie. Charlotte means ‘free man’.
Cinderella will probably remain one of the most popular Disney baby girl names of all times. There’s absolutely no match for her and even her name. If you find the exact name a bit over the top, you can try Cynthia, Cindy, or just Ella. Cinderella means ‘little ashes’.
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You can recognize this name as that of Pinocchio’s fish in the classic Disney film “Pinocchio”. Cleo is one of the few female names with the lively o-ending. You can also consider it as a short form of the name Cleopatra. Famous “Friends” star David Schwimmer picked this name for his daughter. Cleo means ‘glory’.
Colette is the female chef from the film “Ratatouille”. She is tough and strict on the outside but gentle and soft on the inside. Colette is the short form of Nicollet and means ‘people of victory’. Dylan McDermott selected this name for his daughter. Colette is also the last name of an iconic French novelist.
Daisy is the delicate girlfriend of Donald Duck. She even appeared in Toy Story 3 as an owner of some of the toys. Despite being an old-fashioned name, Daisy has a fresh feel to it. In fact, it is one of the most popular flower monikers of all time.
Alice’s kitten, unfortunately, doesn’t get much attention, but we think her name is beyond beautiful. Dinah is a charming and underrated Old Testament name with a rich literary and musical resume. This vivid and stylish name means ‘God will judge’.
The clumsy, but adorable regal blue fish that goes on an epic adventure to find Nemo along with Marlin has a name that’s loved by many across the globe for its nostalgic charm. Dory originated as a nickname of Dorothy, but is now used as a first name by parents. The name Dory means ‘gift of God’.
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Now who wouldn’t want to name their daughter after one of the greatest love stories of all time? Ellie may not have had a long screen time, but she made a significant impact on the watchers. Ellie was actually named after the director’s daughter. So if it could be good enough for him, it would be good enough for you too. Ellie means ‘shine or light’.
The name Elsa has been popular since the 1990s, but it broke the Social Security Administration chart after the release of the movie. We feel it’s a thoroughly regal naming option for your little princess. Elsa is a shortened version of Elizabeth and means ‘oath of God’.
Esmeralda, the name of the clever gypsy who befriended the Hunchback in the movie “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, has become hugely popular in the last ten years. In fact, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes also picked it for their daughter, probably because of the greatness set by the movie. Esmeralda means ‘gemstone’.
Evangeline from “The Princess and the Frog”, had Raymond, the firefly totally heads over heels in love with her. And even we are, with this name which means ‘bringer of good news’. This beautiful moniker would be apt for your little angel.
The name Flora featured in “Sleeping Beauty” as the queen fairy who gives Princess Aurora the gift of beauty. Also the name of the Roman goddess of gardens, flowers, and spring, this moniker is making a comeback, along with its elaborate form Florence. This soft and dainty name has been a favorite in Scotland and is the name of one of the heroic figures in the Scottish history. Flora means ‘flower’.
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Giselle is the leading lady of the film “Enchanted”. She is a pure-hearted soul who finds difficulty in coming out of her fairy tale ideals in the New York City. The correct pronunciation of Giselle is “Gee-zah-Lah” and sounds graceful. Giselle is also the name of the French ballet dancer and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The meaning of Giselle is ‘pledge’.
If you don’t mind using a brave and bold Greek mythology inspired name, Hera will make a great option. As the name of the wife of Zeus and the mother of Hercules, both name, and character of Hera denotes strength and wisdom. The moniker means ‘goddess of women, childbirth, and marriage”.
Jane is the active and adventurous lead of the film “Tarzan”. Unlike today’s generation, we don’t find Jane plain at all. On the contrary, we think it’s a venerable, short one syllable name that would sound great in the middle spot. Jane means ‘God’s gracious gift’.
Jasmine, as the gorgeous princess of Agrabah in the movie “Aladdin”, captured the audience not just with her stunning looks, but also with her exotic floral name. This moniker soared the popularity charts after the release of the movie and currently ranks in the top 100 baby name list. This jazzy name can be spelled in various ways such as Jazzmine, Jasmin, and Jasmyn. Jasmine means ‘jasmine flower’.
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The adventurous and sprightly cowgirl from Toy Story 2 And 3 has a name that never seems to get old. As Buzz Lightyear’s girlfriend and Woody’s tomboy friend, the moniker went well with Jessie’s personality. Jessie is basically the short form of Jessica, which held the place as one of the most popular names in the 80s and 90s. Jessie sounds playful and cute without being too girly and means ‘God beholds’.
Kiara, the name of Simba and Nala’s daughter in “The Lion King”, has been a mainstay on the Social Security Administration list since the release of the film in 1994. This Irish name, meaning ‘dark’, would make an excellent alternative to the more common Keira.
If you want a fun and happening name for your little girl, we’d suggest you pick Lilo, inspired by the young protagonist of “Lilo and Stitch”. This short and energetic name, familiar in Hebrew, German, and Hawaiian cultures, holds the distinction of being the nickname of Lindsay Lohan. And the lively ‘o’ ending makes it even more endearing. Lilo means ‘generous one’.
The name of “Robin Hood’s” lead actress is a French and medieval variation of the name Marie. If you want, you can even spell this name as Marion, just like Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker have named their daughter. Marian means ‘sea of sorrow’.
Marie, the name of the kind, but spoiled kitten in “The Aristocats”, is basically a variant of Mary and means ‘star of the sea’ in the Latin language. This name was extremely popular in the 1900s and even held the eighth spot for several years. French queen Marie Antoinette can also be credited for putting this name on the spotlight. And since it’s a classic name, you don’t need to fear that it will go out of fashion.
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Megara may not be the most contemporary and trendy sounding name, but that does not mean it cannot inspire your baby girl’s moniker. By picking the name Megara after Hercules’ love interest, you won’t only be displaying your fondness towards Disney, but will also pay tribute to the Greek city. Its mainstream variation is Megan, but we like Megara the most. Megara means ‘pearl’.
Think outside the box by naming your daughter after the bow and arrow toting, adventurous heroine from the movie “Brave”. But her name is quite surprisingly not Scottish, but Spanish. Merida is basically a place in both Spain and Mexico. It means ‘one who has achieved a high place of honor’.
The name Minnie was at the height of its popularity in 1900 and the decades that followed. That’s even before Minnie Mouse appeared on the scene. (She appeared in the late 1920s). It’s noteworthy that even after a century of her appearance, Minnie still rules the hearts of many. And her name has become timeless now, both as a first name and a nickname.
This exotic, Maori name was recently graced by a badass Disney princess. Moana is basically the name of a Polynesian sea god. And it’s also the color name for dark blue. If you want, you can shorten it to Moa, but it would mean ‘chicken’.
Mulan, the Chinese name of Disney’s heroine who disguises herself as a man to take her father’s position in the Imperial Army, would be an extraordinary name for your little girl. Mulan means ‘wood orchid’.
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Nala is a perfect name for girls of today’s generation. It’s short, hip, unconventional, and has the Disney touch. In Hindu mythology, Nala is a male character, but the name has feminine qualities. Ivory Wayans picked Nala for her daughter, while Halle Berry added an ‘h’ to the name to spell it as Nahla. Nala means ‘beloved’.
Nora, inspired by one of the most favorite characters from “Pete’s Dragon”, sounds feminine without being too frilly. It conjures images of elegant ladies of 18th and 19th century dressed in fur-trimmed coats. And it’s trending the popularity ladder too, considering it’s one of the top 50 names this year. Nora means ‘light’.
Olivia Flaversham is the name of the young Scottish mouse in the Disney film “The Great Mouse Detective”. And her name, which was popular decades ago, is on the top ten list even today. No wonder, Shakespeare loved this name. It’s delicate, yet strong, classic, and trendy. What’s more? Its meaning is related to one of the symbols of peace. Olivia means ‘olive’.
Penny isn’t just associated with the stunning female lead from “The Big Bang Theory”. It’s also the name of one of the characters in the classic film “The Rescuers”. So whichever Penny you love the most, this moniker will make a playful and pretty pick.
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Rosie, the name of the friendly black widow spider from “A Bug’s Life”, has a cheerful and rosy-cheeked feel to it. The other prominent Rosies include Rosie Perez and Rozie O’Donnel, who were christened Rosa Maria and Roseann respectively. Besides, Rosie the Riveter was also a symbol of female patriotism and strength during the Second World War.
Sarafina, the alternate and less common spelling of Seraphina, was borne by Nala’s mother in “The Lion King”. You also get an option to shorten it to Sarah. The meaning of Sarafina is ‘fiery one’.
Tiana, the name of the princess from “The Princess and the Frog”, is appreciated for its strength, delicacy, and similarity with tiara. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Tiana means ‘princess’. With this name, we hope your daughter also grows up to be as ambitious and creative as her name namesake. Fun fact – Tiana was originally going to be named Maddy? Now you decide which one sounds better on her.
If you’re a fan of “A Little Mermaid”, you’ll recognize this one as the name of the primary antagonist of the movie. Ursula has been severely overlooked by the parents, probably because it belongs to a villain. But the time is ripe to boost the popularity rankings of this name. Ursula means ‘little bear’.
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Violet, the shy, sarcastic, and stubborn daughter of Mr. Incredible has the power to become invisible. But her name got, even more, visibility after it appeared in the film. This soft floral moniker came into the mainstream when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner chose it for their daughter. And it has featured in children’s favorite book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Violet means ‘purple’.
We know that a real trip to the Neverland is near about impossible, but naming your daughter after one of the famous characters from “Peter Pan” is an excellent way to let your imagination take flight. Wendy was initially given to baby boys, but now it’s impossible not to think of the gentle and caring sister of Peter Pan who seeks out on an adventure with her brother. So you’ll get the best of both the worlds with this name.
There’s no one wiser than Pocahontas’ Grandmother Willow in the movie. In fact, just the mention of Willow brings to mind the peaceful and elegant character from the movie. The name Willow has shed its hippie aura and has been climbing the charts in the US steadily. It is super popular in Canada and Australia too.
We’re sure that you will adore these 50 Disney names for girls. Are you thinking of naming your child after a Disney character? If yes, then which one did you like the most? Do you know any Disney names for babies that we missed? Tell us in the comment section below.
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