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18 of the best Disney-inspired baby names (loved by celebrity parents)

Section: Girls baby names

What with Ryan Gosling and all of the other celeb parents naming their children after Disney characters lately, we just had to round up our favourite baby name choices for boys and girls from the iconic family films we all love. Get ready to get inspired… and feel the need to book a holiday to Disneyland, pronto…

Best Disney-inspired names:

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Girls: Esmeralda

We’re sure this Hunchback of Notre Dame name is set for greatness after Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes picked it out for their newborn daughter. [Corbis]
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Girls: Belle

One of Disney’s most loved princesses, Belle from Beauty and the Beast was the name given to campaigner and TV presenter Katie Piper’s daughter. [REX]
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Girls: Nala

Halle Berry chose a version of this Lion King inspired name for her daughter – Nahla. [REX]
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Girls: Violet

If you’re a fan of The Incredibles, you may recognise this as the name given to the oldest child in the film. It’s also the name of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s oldest daughter. [Corbis]
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Girls: Jasmine

Aladdin’s beau gave this traditionally floral – and feminine – some backbone. We reckon it’s a great choice for a baby girl. [Corbis]
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Girls: Ursula

OK, we know she’s the villain in The Little Mermaid, but we reckon this name has been seriously overlooked. Time to boost its popularity ratings? [YouTube]
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Girls: Briar Rose

Aurora’s alias in Sleeping Beauty, this romantic name is another one destined for popularity as Hollywood parents Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christenson gave it to their baby. [REX]
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Girls: Anita

Recognisable but not overly common, this name given to the heroine in 101 Dalmatians is short, sweet and the Spanish version of Anne. [YouTube]
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Boys: Rex

He was our favourite character in Toy Story and the ultimate cool mum Fearne Cotton chose to give her son the same name. [REX]
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Girls: Wendy

This Peter Pan inspired name is a golden oldie – and it’s definitely time for it to make a comeback. [YouTube]
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Boys: Mowgli

Ashlee Simpson use this Jungle Book name as her son Bronx’s middle name. And we have to admit; we love how unusual it is. [REX}
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Boys: Flynn

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom chose to give their son the same name that the hero in Tangled has. [Corbis]
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Boys: Mickey

A cheeky-yet-cute name that’s also the one given to Disney’s ultimate icon, we reckon this one is worth considering. [Alamy]
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Boys: Sebastian

Another The Little Mermaid classic, this French name definitely deserves a place on our list of favourites. [YouTube]
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Boys: Eric

Simon Cowell gave his son this princely name when he was born in February. We wonder if that’s because Simon’s number one Disney film is The Little Mermaid? We like to imagine him crooning to Under the Sea while working out. [Corbis]
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Boys: Zazu

Bizarre? Maybe. But there’s something really cute about this name from The Lion King. [YouTube]
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Boys: Buzz

The name of the astronaut in Toy Story and Woody’s BFF, Buzz is also the name that McBusted’s Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna picked out for their son. [REX]
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Boys: Chip

The name of Mrs Potts’ son in Beauty and the Beast, Chip is traditionally an abbreviation of Charles. [YouTube]


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