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40 magical Disney-inspired baby names (and their meanings!)

Section: Baby names

When it comes to choosing your baby's name it has to be perfect for you and what could be more perfect than a Disney inspired name? Whether you love or hate it, there are so many traditional and quirky character names, so we have picked out the best 40 that you might not have thought of...

Disney-inspired baby names:

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1) Alice

Known from: Alice in Wonderland

A sweet name for a sweet baby girl, this name became popular, and still is, in 1865 when Alice in Wonderland was first published. The English meaning of the name is: of the nobility. 
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2) Arlo

Known from: The Good Dinosaur

Arlo is bound to make a mark on the class regisiter as this unusual name is quirky and different, but we love it.
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3) Anna

Known from: Frozen

This can also be spelled as Ana, and while the name is quite traditional it became extremely popular after the release of Frozen. Meaning "favor" or "grace" the daring character definitely has all the characteristics you'll want your little girl to have. 
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4) Arthur

Known from: The Sword and the Stone

A name fit for a king. This film was inspired by King Arthur and the legend of the sword from the 9th century. 
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5) Ariel

Known from: The Little Mermaid

What little girl doesn't love mermaids? This name can also be spelt Ariela or Ariella and the name in Hebrew literally means "the lion of God".
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6) Buzz

Known from: Toy Story

This brave and courageous name will suit your charming little boy perfectly. This name was made popular by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher after they named their son Buzz in 2014. 
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7) Aurora

Known from: Sleeping Beauty

This beautiful girls name is Latin for the goddess of dawn, which might be fitting for those early mornings you'll have! 
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8) Dale

Known from: Chip 'N' Dale short films

Traditionally a last name, Dale means 'valley' which is reffered as those who 'live in the valley'. This name would be perfect for parents who love the outdoors and could make a great name for a twin...
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9) Belle

Known from: Beauty and the Beast

Short for 'Isabella' the French word Belle means 'beautiful'. This would be a beautiful name for any baby girl. 
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10) Dash

Known from: The Incredibles

This name is actually short for 'Dashiell' which meaning is unknown but if you want a quirky name with a bit of mystery then this name would be for you! We've all heard how quick toddlers can be, so it's definitely a suitable name as your baby grows up...
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11) Colette

Known from: Ratatouille

This French name is known for the meaning "victorious" or "people of victory", which is why the character got this name as she was driven and worked hard to become the only woman in the films famous restaurant. 
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12) Finn

Known from: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Irish meaning for "fair" or "white" this character is courageous after turning on the stormtroopers because he believed what they were doing was wrong. Finn is also a nickname of "Finley".
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13) Daisy

Known from: Mr. Duck Steps Out 

This refreshing name is commonly derived from the flower rather than this sophisticated character, with the old English Word meaning "days eye".
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14) Flynn

Known from: Tangled

Similar to Finn, this name became popular after the release of Rapunzel's Tangled. There's something different about this name and one that no one else might have thought of. 
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15) Dory

Known from: Finding Nemo

Meaning "Gift of God", this name is fitting for any baby. We loved the fun loving character, so why not name your little bundle of joy after her? 
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16) Gus

Known from: Cinderella

When it comes to wanting a simple name that can't be shortened, why not go for Gus? If the adorable character isn't enough to convince you on the name, it carries the Latin meaning "worthy of respect" and "majestic". 
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17) Ella

Known from: Cinderella

Shortened from the characters name 'Cinderella' this name means "light" or "beautiful fair woman". 
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18) Hudson

Known from: Cars

This is one for the parents who love cars and not just the film! The name has started becoming more popular over the years. It's a winning choice for an adventurous little boy.
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19) Elsa

Known from: Frozen

If you love the film, you will love the name. Meaning "God's promise" in Hebrew, this name is becoming less uncommon as so many people love it!
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20) Kristoff

Known from: Frozen

Similar to the name 'Christopher' this name means "to carry". This unique spelling of the name with definitely let your little boy stand out on the class register. 
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21) Flora

Known from: Sleeping Beauty

Derived from the Latin 'flos' this name means "flower". Watch your baby girl blossom with this name.
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22) Kylo

Known from: Start Wars: The Force Awakens

Meaning "sky" this name is quite similar to the classic name 'Kyle' so why not be a little different and go for Kylo? 
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23) Giselle

Known from: Enchanted

This enchanting name means "bright pledge" and is definitely a more unique Disney name. It sounds magical and dreamy and will definitely stand out amongst the other baby girls. 
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24) Louie

Known from: Jungle Book

This name will suit any cheeky chap with a name meaning of "loud" or "famous warrior". It's a French variant of the name 'Louis' which is also the name of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's third child. 
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25) Jane

Known from: Tarzan

The feminine form of the name 'John' meaning "God is gracious". This name has always remained a popular choice as it's simple and classic. 
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26) Luke

Known from: Starwars

The Greek meaning of the name is "light giving" which makes sense for the Star Wars films as the Jedi are the light side of the force. You can't go wrong with a name like this.
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27) Jasmine

Known from: Aladdin

This name is full of beauty, being taken from the tropical plant "yasmin" that is vibrant and fragrant. 
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28) Mickey

Known from: Disney's Mickey & Minnie, Steamboat Willie

Often the nickname of "Michael" the Hebrew meaning of the name is "who is like God". This name adds a Disney twist onto the traditional family name 'Michael' or 'Mick'.
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29) Leia

Know from: Star Wars

This name is an English form of 'Leah' meaning "lioness" and it can also be spelt 'Lia'. If you're having twins and are struggling to find names that go together, why not consider Luke and Leia? 

You can also have "Luke and Lee" or "Lucy and Leia".
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30) Peter

Known from: Peter Pans Neverland 

Greek meaning for "rock" this traditional name isn't as popular as it used to be as more people are wanting unusual names. So why not keep it classic, this name will suit any little boy while still being different to all the other names on the class register! 
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31) Megara

Known from: Hercules

This name is often shortened to "Meg" or changed to "Megan". Although the character is quite fiesty, the name is still lovely for a little girl .
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32) Remy

Know from: Ratatouille

Don't let the character put you off the name as this creative little guy has the biggest dreams and goals like all little ones dream of. 
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33) Merida

Known from: Brave

Latin for "one who has acheived a high place of honor" we can see why this Disney character was given the beautiful name Merida. It's not very common, but definitely one that people will fall in love with when they hear it. 
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34) Robin

Known from: Robin Hood

This can be used for a girls or boys name, meaning "bright" or "shining" and has been popular since the days of Robin Hood.
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35) Minnie

Known from: Walt Disney's Mickey & Minnie

There are different name meanings for "Minnie" but our favourite is "wished-for-child". This name will be perfect for any special baby girl. 
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36) Russell

Known from: Up

You might think of Russell Crowe when hearing this name instead of this loveable character but we love them both. The name originates from the last name "Russell".
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37) Tiana

Known from: The Princess and the Frog

Russain and Latin for "princess" what could be more perfect as a Disney princess name and for your little princess?
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38) Sebastian

Known from: The Little Mermaid

This fun name has an air of sophistication around it but can be shortened to 'Seb' for a more casual nickname.
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39) Wendy

Known from: Peter Pans Neverland

It's fitting that the German name meaning of Wendy is "wanderer", because this classic name would be perfect for the little girls who will dare to go anywhere. 

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40) Woody

Known from: Toy Story

Unless you've seen Toy Story, this name is often inspired by nature but is now loved by those who adore the passionate and loyal character who would do anything for his friends. 


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  • Author: Samantha Ball Samantha Ball
  • Job Title: Freelance writer

Samantha is a mum of one, in a house full of boys. Her hobbies are long hikes, coffee tasting, and being a bit of an *obsessive* cleaner.

She also runs a blog Student Mum Diaries about what it’s like to be a student mum. 


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