Looking for baby names with a little bit of magic? Your favorite Disney characters could be the perfect inspiration.

April 30, 2018
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Some of the most iconic movie characters have sprung out of the House of Mouse. So if you're looking for a name with a little bit of spunk and style, Disney character baby names may be just the right place to look.


The Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland provided inspiration for one of Disney's trippiest movies—and the heroine sports a classic name that means "noble." Alice has been a royal name in the UK, and was also picked for several celebrity daughters, including Tina Fey, Patton Oswalt, and novelist John Green.


The spunky little sister in Disney's uber-popular movie Frozen sports this top 50 favorite, which means "grace." Some of the bold-faced celebrities who sport the name are Anna Wintour, Anna Kendrick, and Anna Nicole Smith.


Ariel had a big boost in popularity after it was used for the Little Mermaid, but it's a much older name. Ariel appeared in the Bible as a messenger for the prophet Ezra, and in Shakespeare's famous play, The Tempest. Modern Family actress Ariel Winter is the most famous bearer of the name, which means "lion of God."


The lovely name for Sleeping Beauty's main heroine was inspired by the Roman goddess of the dawn. It was most recently used for the daughters of WWE stars Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.


Book-loving Belle was one of the most modern and brave of Disney's princesses. Belle on its own is barely in the top 1000, but many names that could use "Belle" as a nickname—like Isabella and Arabella—ranking far higher on the charts. Belle means "beautiful," and it's been popular as a celebrity baby middle name, for the babies of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, and Simon Pegg.


One of the mouse heroines of The Rescuers, Bianca is another Shakespearean favorite, featured in Taming of the Shrew. It means "white," and is currently in the top 400 names in the U.S.

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The Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora hid from evil fairy Maleficent under this charming name, which means "thorny rose." Actors Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen gave this name to their daughter.


This cheerful floral name is sported by Donald Duck's sweetheart, Daisy. It's been picked by a slew of stars for their daughters, including actors Lucy Lawless, Meg Ryan, Jon Cryer, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, and chef Jamie Oliver.


The name of the adorable, forgetful fish from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory is a common nickname for Dorothy, which means "gift from God."


The magical ice princess from Frozen inspired thousands of families to give this short form of Elizabeth to their daughters—but it's now dropped considerably in popularity.


This gem of a name, showcased in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, literally means "emerald." The fact that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes picked it for their daughter helps give it an extra boost of sparkle.


Eudora was Tiana's wise mom in Princess and the Frog. They gave her a classic Greek name that means "generous gift." Actress Marcia Gay Hardin named her daughter Eudora.


A vintage floral name, Flora was one of the fairies who protected Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. Actress Amy Smart and Trading Spaces Carter Oosterhouse chose it for their daughter.


Enchanted's Princess Giselle sports this top 250 baby name that means "pledge." It's also famously associated with a tragic ballet by the same name—and supermodel Gisle Bundchen.


An exotic bloom inspired the name of the Disney princess Aladdin wooed—and became a red-hot name for girls after the movie came out. Basketball legend Michael Jordan and Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson both have daughters who sport the name.


The spunky little girl from Disney's Lilo and Stitch sports a Hawaiian name that means "generous one."


The wild Scottish princess from Pixar's flick was given a name that's Spanish in origin—you'll find cities named Merida in various Spanish-speaking nations.


Minnie is a charming nickname name, for a charming little mouse. Walt Disney gave Mickey's sweetheart a name that means "wise," and is short for Minerva. Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson liked this name so much they gave it to one daughter as a first name, and the other as a middle name, in homage to Maya's mom, singer Minnie Riperton.


The heroine of Disney's Moana sports a name of Polynesian origin that means "sea."


Mulan's a figure in Chinese legend—and in Disney's movie of the same name. The name means "magnolia blossom," and actress Julia Sweeney gave it to her daughter.


The Lion King's beloved wears this name, which means "beloved." Actress Halle Berry gave her daughter a variation on the name, Nahla.


Technically, the mouse chef from Ratatouille is a boy, but Remy is a charming name that's been used for both boys and girls. It's a French name that means "oarsmen." Both TV journalist Cameron Williams and musician Billy Joel have picked it for their daughters.


Sally is a variation on Sarah, and shares its meaning, "princess." In addition to the patchwork girl who saves Christmas in The Nightmare Before Christmas, actors Dermot Mulroney and Audra McDonald gave it to their daughters.


Often considered a nickname of Slavic favorite like Tatiana, Tiana means "fairy queen." Even though it was given to the highly popular princess from The Princess and the Frog, it's still a relatively uncommon name. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recently gave this name to his little girl.


She may be The Little Mermaid's big bad, but Ursula is actually a really sweet name—it means "little bear."


With the second installment of The Incredibles just around the corner, expect to see more Violets around, named after the superhero teen from the Pixar flick. Violet's currently in the top 50 baby names, and was picked for a slew of celebrity babies, including the daughters of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Dave Grohl, Christina Milian, Megan Hilty, and John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.


Peter Pan's prim and proper partner was the origin of this charming name, which peaked in popularity in the late 1960s through early 1970s. Playwright Wendy Wasserstein and TV host Wendy Williams are among the most popular bearers of the name.


The famous "chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff" may technically be a boy, but this nickname moniker is often a popular one for girls—usually used in conjunction with a name like Winifred or Winona. Late night host Jimmy Fallon paired it with Rose for his daughter.


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