Our sons are our princes! And, when you think of prince charming, you cannot miss Disney!
Each Disney character has a thoughtful name, ranging from ordinary to exotic. Some of the baby boy names from Disney movies and characters came into being decades ago, but still sound cute and fresh. And we’re not talking about the regular Andy and Christopher. You’ll find a treasure trove of lovely and unique baby names if you dig deep into Disney films. From Amos to Sebastian, MomJunction has scoured through hundreds of Male Disney character names to come up with the 50 cutest Disney inspired boy names. Take a look!
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Amos Slade is the name of the antagonist in the movie “The Fox and the Hound”. don’t be bogged down by the antagonist character as the name because the meaning of Amos is ‘carried by God’. And it sounds cool and trendy.
Andy is one of the main characters from Disney’s “Toy Story”. He is the proud owner of Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and the other toys. Andy is a nickname for Andrew and means ‘manly’. The name has a boyish charm that appeals to parents, who are looking for a short and cute name for their son.
Arlo, the name of the protagonist and young Apatosaurus in the movie “The Good Dinosaur”, is an adorable naming option for a baby boy. Its association with Arlo Guthrie, the shaggy singer, gives this name a cheery and animated feel. And its ‘o’ ending is definitely another plus. Arlo is believed to have been derived from the Anglo-Saxon word, which means ‘army, troop’. It can also be a short form of Carlo.
Arthur is the central character in the animated film “The Sword in the Stone”. He is an orphan boy who becomes the King of England. This Celtic name, meaning ‘strong as bear’, has an intractably old country image.
In Disney’s film “Finding Nemo”, Bruce is the name of the great white shark. Despite having rows of dangerously sharp teeth, Bruce is a vegetarian. This name is a popular choice for baby boys in Scotland. Many famous personalities are named Bruce, such as Bruce Willis and Bruce Springsteen. This namemeans ‘from the brushwood thicket’.
Buzz Lightyear is a toy astronaut in the film “Toy Story”, whose name is inspired by Buzz Aldrin, the real-life astronaut. We think that Buzz will make a unique name for your baby.
If you love last names for first names, you can borrow the last name of Sergeant Calhoun, from the movie “Wreck-It Ralph”. This friendly Irish name, meaning ‘from the narrow forest’, is waiting to be discovered. So pick it up as soon as you can before it becomes common.
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It is the name of the one of the earliest chipmunks created by Disney. He is cleverer and logical than his partner Dale. It is also a popular nickname for Charles, which means ‘free man’. Parents rarely use Chip as a first name, but you can use it as a nickname for your little prince charming.
Christopher, meaning ‘bearer of Christ’, is the name of the sweet little boy who befriended Winnie the Pooh in the “100 Acres Wood”. It is one of the most popular Disney baby boy names of all time. In terms of popularity, it currently ranks 23rd in the US.
This English name, meaning ‘place with good clay’, is associated with the sneaky villain in “Tarzan”. He is portrayed as a chivalrous gentleman initially, but his true nature is revealed towards the end. But this shouldn’t stop you from giving this name to your child. Clayton sounds every bit classy and comes with nice nicknames such as Clay.
Being huge “Frozen” fans, we totally love the name Cliff. It’s the name of the adoptive father (troll) of Kristoff. This familiar and timeless name has never been too commonplace such as Tom or Jack, yet it’s widely known. Cliff can either be considered a topographical name or short form of Clifford, which means ‘one who lives near the ford by the cliff’.
Donald is a short-tempered and angry duck created by Disney. The name Donald had its heyday in the 1930’s and currently ranks 377 on the popularity charts. You can also go for its variation Don, which means ‘proud chief’. This commanding name means ‘ruler of the world’.
Duke Weaselton may have been a minor character in the film “Zootopia”, but his moniker is indeed strong and would make a fresh alternative to the common one-syllable name, Jack. The name is mainly an aristocratic title, which is now used by everyone. It’s enjoying a revival as well, having returned to the top 1000 names, making it one of the fastest rising names of 2013.
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Whenever there is some kind of trouble or emergency, Elliot, the amiable and adorable, fire-breathing star of “Pete’s Dragon”, swoops in to save the day. So if you’re welcoming a hero of your own, Elliot would make a perfect name for him. As a name, Elliot is an Anglicization of Elias or Elijah and means ‘Jehovah is God’. It’s neither strange nor common.15. Eric:
Eric is the male lead in the Disney film “The Little Mermaid”. He is the dashing prince who falls head over heels for Ariel. The name Eric sounds prim and proper, and means ‘the ruler of all’.
Felix, the name of the nice boy from the movie “Wreck-It Ralph”, is sure to sound great on your little boy. It’s offbeat, cute, and funky, which makes it hard not to embrace. Meaning ‘happy, and lucky’, this Latin name doesn’t just denote happiness, but also good luck, fortune, and success. And it’s immensely popular in London, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany too.
Finn Missile is one of the antagonists in “Cars 2”. He is the cunning British master spy. Finn is also the name of a hero in Celtic mythology. Cool celebrity couple Ed Burns and Christy Turlington named their son Finn. Finn means ‘fair or white’.
Flynn is the name of Rapunzel’s love interest in the film “Tangled”. It is a very popular Irish name, meaning ‘son of the red-haired one’. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom chose this name for their little prince.
Gaston is the antagonist in the film “Beauty and the Beast”. The French name is not very common, so you can safely consider it for your baby. The meaning of Gaston is ‘the guest’.
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Long before Gus from “The Fault in our Stars”became famous, it was Cinderella’s mouse friend who made us fall in love with this name. Gus is the short form of Augustus and means ‘venerable, great, magnificent’. You can either use Gus as a short form for Augustus or as a standalone name. Either way, it will make a strong statement.
Hans from “Frozen” is prince charming who wooed Anna. But he did not only to to take over the kingdom of Arendale. The association might not be a very pleasant one, but the name is. Hans is the Scandinavian, Dutch, and German short form of Johannes and means ‘Gift from God’.
Could there be a better option than naming your child after the little hero who loves his family tremendously and helps everyone around him? Hiro, the name of the protagonist from “Big Hero 6”, is a Japanese name with multiple meaning. It can mean ‘generous, abundant, tolerant’, and even ‘prosperous’.
When Lightning McQueen was trapped in the Radiator Springs, Dr. Hudson took it as an opportunity to show his dominance. But, later, this character from “Cars”, has a change of heart and decides to help Lightning McQueen race his way to victory. Hudson is one of the most commonly used names in America and is fast approaching the much-coveted spot on the top 100 name list. The meaning of Hudson is ‘Hugh’s son’.
This classic, but cute boy name is shared by the infamous villain of “Peter Pan” Captain James Hook. Despite being a Biblical name, James does not sound old-fashioned or outdated. It feels royal, aristocratic, but never pretentious. And it has been bestowed consistently on little boys for ages. James is derived from the Hebrew name Yaakov and translates into ‘at the heel or supplanter’.
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Kristoff is one of the coolest Disney boy names in the world of Disney. It is named after a character from ”Frozen”. Kristoff is a Scandinavian baby name meaning ‘bearer of Christ’. And, also the most stylish form of Christopher.
Lawrence wasn’t a true villain in “The Princess and the Frog”. Rather, he was a hesitant antagonist, driven to villainy because of the constant disrespect he was subjected to throughout his life. The ancient Roman name Lawrence is derived from the place name Laurentium, a city noted for its laurel tree. Therefore, it means ‘from Laurentum’. Nickname Laurie or Lauro will definitely perk this name.
Jazz up the life of your little one with this name, inspired by the trumpet tooting gator from “The Princess and the Frog”. This royal name is extremely popular in both America and Britain, especially after Sandra Bullock used it for her baby boy. Louis means ‘renowned warrior’.
Marlin is the name of the overprotective, but lovable father of Nemo in “Finding Nemo”. The name has climbed significantly since the release of the film and is still doing well on the charts. Marlin is an English surname, meaning ‘dweller at the famous land’.
Max is the name of Prince Eric’s English sheepdog in “The Little Mermaid”. Max means greatest and is an increasingly popular name for boys in the US. Even Christina Aguilera named her son Max.
Which Disney character comes to your mind when you think of the name Michael? Michael from “Peter Pan” or Michael from “Mary Poppins”? Either way, Michael is an immensely popular baby boy name, holding strong at the 18th position. The name is derived from Hebrew name Mikhael, which means ‘who is like God’. It’s a timeless, ageless name that transcends trendiness.
Our list would have been incomplete without mentioning Mickey. Mickey is an iconic character in the history of Disney films. He is popular among children of all ages. Mickey is a variation of the name Michael.
Nash, the name of Ramsey’s little brother in “The Good Dinosaur”, is an exceptionally cool name that stands out in the sea of popular names. It’s basically an English surname, meaning ‘by the ash tree’, which is now used as a first name. Nash is an understated and dashing name that matures well into adulthood. What more! It’s perfectly in line with the trendy names like Ash, Dash, and Cash.
Naming your child Oaken, after the owner of ‘Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna’ from “Frozen” would give a subtle nod to Disney. This moniker is cool, distinctive and even the odds of other baby boys being named Oaken in your child’s school are slim. The meaning of Oaken is ‘oak dining table’.
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We totally love Olaf. This adorable snowman from“Frozen” turned into a living being due to Elsa’s magic powers. He protects Anna and even teaches her the true meaning of love. The funny thing about the name Olaf is that it became completely familiar in the USeven without being assimilated. Now that shows how much people loved Olaf. Originally, Olaf is a Scandinavian name, meaning ‘ancestor’s relic’.
Oliver is the name of the lead actor in “Oliver & Company”. Oliver is a French name meaning ‘olive tree’. The energetic and stylish name has many notable namesakes including Oliver Hardy, Oliver Twist, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Oliver is still among the top 100 popular names.
Do you think there’s anything cuter than Oswald, the rabbit? We really don’t think so. And the character Oswald was created even before Mickey Mouse, which makes it a classic. With such a happening name, your child is sure to be the coolest in his playschool. We even love the nickname Ozzy or Ozzie for Oswald. Oswald is an English name, meaning ‘divine power’.
Pascal is one of our most favorite Disney sidekicks. He is a silent character in the film“Tangled”, yet he helps Rapunzel realize that she must leave the tower. He’s a trusted friend and confidante and possesses traits, which we rarely get to see today. So it makes, even more sense to name your child after him. Pascal is a French name, meaning ‘born during Easter’.
We totally adore the name Percival! It’s regal, unique, and sure to make your child stand out. The name nods to the villain from the movie “The Rescuers Down Under”. But, the name Percival has featured in several literary works as well, such as Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” and Willkie Collins’s “The Woman in White”. This French name means ‘one who pierces the valley’. Quite a macho name,isn’t it?
Pete isn’t a villain per se, because, despite his perceived villainy towards Mickey Mouse and his friends, there are times when his pleasant and helpful nature shines through. Yes, he does make blunder from time to time, but that shows his duality of character, and we really appreciate it. Pete is the short form of Peter and means ‘rock or stone’.
Peter is the titular character from the ”Peter Pan” series. It is a classic name and currently stands #192. This Greek name means ‘rock’. Pete would make a sweet nickname for Peter.
If there’s any name fit for a prince, it has to be Philip. It’s Disney’s claim to fame is none other than Prince Philip from “Sleeping Beauty”. Philip also has several royal and historical ties, including King Philip the Great, the father of Alexander the Great and, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. And it’s also the name of one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. The meaning of Philip is ‘lover of horses’.
Randall, the name of the awkward monster from the movie “Monster University” is uncommon and definitely deserves a comeback. The name is the vernacular form of Randolph, meaning ‘wolf shield’. There’s something stately about this name, which attracts people to it even after decades of usage.
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Rex is the shy and oh-so-adorable dinosaur in the film “Toy Story”. The name Rex has a regal simplicity to it. And the ‘X’ end makes it sound trendy. Coldplay’s Will Champion named his son Rex. And,the meaning of this cool name is ‘king’.
Robert is the real name of “Mr. Incredible” in “The Incredibles”. This common English name may have languished a bit in usage, but still holds its own of the naming charts. We’re even expecting a major resurgence in this name, since “The Incredibles 2” is slated to release next year. Robert is derived from an Old Germanic name Hrodberht, which means ‘bright fame or glory’.
Russell is the exuberant, cute, little boy from the 2009 film “Up”. The name is of French origin and means ‘redhead’. Russell Crow and Russell Brand popularized this name. Russ and Rusty are cute nicknames for this one.
Sebastian is the bossy crab who does every possible thing to protect Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”. The name Sebastian comes from a Latin name Sebastianus, meaning ‘from Sebaste’. The dramatic name also has a rich historic connotation, as it was also the name of a martyred saint.
If you want a kingly name for your son, you can go with Stefan, the name of Aurora’s dad in “Sleeping Beauty”. This elegant and continental name has always featured in the US baby name list, except in 2008. And Stefan Salvatore, a character in Paul Wesley’s television series, “The Vampire Diaries” made it even more popular. Stefan is a variant of Stephan and means ‘crowning glory’.
Sullivan, one of the most pleasant sounding names is associated with James P. Sullivan, the legendary scarer from the “Monsters University”. It’s the anglicized Irish surname, meaning ‘one-eyed’ or ‘hawk-eyed’. Since Sullivan’s nickname was Sully in the movie, even you can use the same for your son.
Wilbur is the name of goofy, but friendly albatross, which helps rescuers Bianca and Bernard save the child named Cody, in the movie “Rescuers Down Under”. This age-old German name, meaning ‘resolute, brilliant’, is loaded with ancestral or historical importance. But despite being popular since the medieval times, Wilburn still feels stylish and modern. We think it’s a perfect name for traditional parents of today.
Wilde, the last name of Nick Wilde, the charming and adorable con artist from the movie “Zootopia” would make an excellent first or middle name for your little one. If you want something different, you can go for Wilder. Both look and sound great in our opinion.
So this was our list of the top 50 Disney names for boys! Which one did you finally choose for naming your little prince? Do let us know in the comments section.
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