Choosing a name for your baby can be a bit of a minefield. Whether you’re choosing between traditional and modern names, considering family names or looking for names with a poignant meaning, many parents take a considerable amount of time to reach a consensus.
Disney names have hit headlines this month, when British influencer Molly Mae and Tommy Fury named their newborn baby girl ‘Bambi’. Whilst unique names are always going to spark some debate, Disney names have grown hugely in popularity in recent years and with good reason. Not only are they a less common and more individual name choice, they provide a great sense of nostalgia for parents too.
If you’re a big fan of Disney movies, find yourself forever at the gates to Disneyland or are simply looking for a way to celebrate 100 years of Disney in 2023, here are some Disney inspired baby names to add to your wish list.
Disney inspired names for girls:
- Jasmine – A name of Persian origin best known as the name of the Disney princess from Aladdin, Jasmine actually means ‘gift from god’. It’s also the name of a beautiful white flower, with a strong fragrance and delicate nature. In the Disney movies, Princess Jasmine is strong and fearless and not afraid to stand up for what she knows is right. Overall, an excellent role model for your child to look up to.
- Tiana – Is a Russian name with the meaning princess, but is best known for the lead character in Disney’s Princess and the Frog. A hard working, imaginative and resilient individual, Tiana pushes on and is passionate about pursuing her dreams, even in the face of adversity.
- Belle – is a French name meaning ‘beautiful’ but can also be a shortened version of the name Isabelle or Annabel. Belle is one of the most popular Disney princesses and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does she live up to her name with her outer beauty, she finds happiness from the simple things in life, loving to read and spend time with her family. Most importantly she looks for kindness and inner beauty, rather than simply judging a book by its cover.
- Raya – With a Hebrew origin and the literal meaning ‘friend’, Raya is a popular name to mark the bond between a mother and her child. One of the most recent Disney leads, Raya is also a mature, wise and head strong warrior princess who shows great bravery and determination.
- Rex – The name Rex is derived from a Latin word meaning King, making it an apt choice for a first-born boy. Whilst your baby is unlikely to bear a physical resemblance to this green Tyrannosaurus, Rex is a great friend who will always look out for the people he loves. At times he may worry and need some reassurance, but is always kind and caring.
- Buzz – Originally an American name meaning ‘village in the woods’, Buzz has grown hugely in popularity thanks to the Disney Pixar Toy Story franchise and the recent release of the stand-alone Buzz Lightyear movie. A name chosen by author Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanni, Buzz is also known for his bravery and courage.
- Remy – A French name with a literal meaning of ‘oarsman’, Remy is the name given to the lead role in Disney movie Ratatouille. This talented rat not only has an appreciation for the finer things in life, but he’s determined, hopeful and brave, willing to push the further mile to reach his dreams of becoming a chef.
- Sulley – Short for Sullivan, Sully is an Irish name meaning ‘dark eyes’ which may immediately spring to mind when you set your sights on your newborn for the very first time. Most Disney fans will know this name thanks to Monster’s Inc’s James P Sullivan – a brave, humble and selfless monster who cares so carefully for Boo whilst returning her home to her family.
What other Disney names would make your wish list?