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Disney doesn’t pick random names for its princess characters which explains why each and every member of Disney’s princess line is identified by their unique qualities. Oftentimes, these Disney princess names are picked from different local languages and they have some sort of connection to the character or plot.
Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Rapunzel and Tiana are some of the Disney Princesses officially recognised on the Disney Princesses official lineup but have you ever pondered on the true meaning behind these beautiful heroines names? Obviously, there are more to it than these pretty faces and their beautiful names as we will be revealing some interesting facts about these names. Here goes our list of Disney princess names and their meanings.
50 Greatest Disney Princess Names and Their Meanings
Abigail in Disney’s Aristocats is the sister of Amelia and is, of course, one of the most popular Disney Princess names used all over the world. The name which originates from Hebrew and means ‘My Father is Joyful’, can also be nicknamed ‘Abby’
The name Anna means ‘Grace’. it is a variation of Ann and has been used for beautiful baby girls for several decades. In Disney’s animated film Frozen, the fictional character Anna is fully called Princess Anna of Arendelle.
As already mentioned above, Amelia is the younger sister of the Disney character Abigail in the animated comedy film, The Aristocats. The name simply means ‘Work’
Though a minor in Disney’s Princess line, Princess Aquata in The Little Mermaid is one of the 7 princesses of King Triton and Queen Athena. She is known by her blue tail and a matching seashell bikini top. The name Aquata is Latin and it means ‘Water’.
The beautiful Protagonist in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Ariel simply means “Lion of God” in Hebrew. The name is also a variation of Arielle in French and Shakespeare used it for the spirit in “Tempest”
A beautiful Princess in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty is also known as Briar Rose the only daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah. The name which means ‘Dawn’ is also recognized as the goddess whose tears turned into the morning dew in Roman mythology.
Anastasia Tremaine is one character you will always remember in Disney’s 1950 animated film, Cinderella. She is Cinderella’s step sister and the youngest daughter of Lady Tremaine. The name Anastasia is of Greek origin and it means ‘Resurrection’.
The name in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians franchise is Anita Radcliffe. The character is the wife of Roger Radcliffe, she is known to be a sweet smart and kind Fashion designer. The name is the Spanish version of Anne which means ‘Grace’ or ‘Favour’.
The name Belle is given to the most beautiful girl or woman at a particular event but in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the name is given to a fictional character and non-conforming daughter of Maurice who was imprisoned by the Beast.
The feminine name which means “white” is being referred to as “Miss Bianca” in Disney’s animated feature film, The Rescuers. She is a female Protagonist who works as the Hungarian ambassador for the Rescue Aid Society in New York City. The name is an Italian version of ‘Blanche’.
A supporting character in The Princess and the Frog, Charlotte means ‘Free Man’. Though classic, the name is one of the sophisticated Disney Princess names we have encountered. However, it can be shortened as Lottie ad used by the Disney Franchise character Charlotte “Lottie” La Bouff.
Quite an old name but it is still among the most used names today. The feminine name s given to the protagonist of Disney’s 1950 animated feature film of the same name. Cinderella means ‘little ashes’.
This is a short name for Cleophus for male and Cleopatra for the female gender. It means ‘glory’ ‘pride’ or ‘fame’. Cleo is a name given to a fancy fish in Disney animated film, Cleo Pinocchio.
Though not from the Disney Princess line, Colette is a name every fan of Disney’s animation films would love to have. Aside from her culinary expertise in Disney’s Ratatouille, Colette is known for her physical toughness and inner gentility and softness. Talking about the meaning of her name, Colette is the short form of Nicollet and a variation of Nicholas, the name means ‘People of victory’
This is another non-princess name we are tempted to add in the Disney princess names because of the anthropomorphic duck’s display of diva behaviour, high maintenance and a strong affinity for shopping. The Mr Duck Steps Out character is in fact, one of Disney’s most prominent characters and the name is attributed to one of the most popular flower monikers of all time.
This is one character that we don’t seem to get enough of in Disney’s feature film Cinderella. Drizella is Cinderella’s step sister and a secondary antagonist. The English feminine name means “fruitful” or “dewy-eyed”
Full named Ellie Mae in The Rescuers, she is the leader of the Swamp Folks. Although her role in the 1977 animated film, she made a significant impact such that her name easily comes to mind when talking about Disney Princess names. The name Ellie has its origin in Hebrew’s element ‘el’ meaning ‘god’ hence, the name means God is my light’ or ‘God is my candle’.
The beautiful Princess Elena of Avalor is a young Latina princess. The character is inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. The Disney computer-animated adventure tv series has Elena’s full name as Elena Castillo Flores and she is the series protagonist. Elena is Italian and it means Shining light or bright one.
Princess Elsa of Arendelle and heiress to the throne is one Disney princess with special qualities. The character in Disney’s Frozen was born with a special ability to create and control ice and snow. Talking about the meaning of the name, Elsa has its origin in Hebrew and it means noble, God’s promise, consecrated to God, God is my oath; joyful.
The name Esmeralda is a well-known name in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The character in the musical drama films is known for her extreme beauty and seductive dance. Esmeralda means gemstone.
The girl name Eudora means “generous gift”. In Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, the Greek name was given to Princess Tiana’s mother and wife of James.
Not in the Disney Princess line but the dragonfly in Disney’s The Rescuers is known to be clever and talented as evident in its ability to lead his group to successfully defeat Medusa and rescue Penny. The name simply means “Swift boat”
The name Faline is of Latin origin and it means “like a cat”. The fictional character is Bambi‘s love interest and eventual mate.
Also a protagonist of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Fauna is Princess Aurora’s godmother and the name means “in charge”, she. Like other godmothers, Fauna uses her magical powers to help both Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora
Also characterised as one of Aurora’s godmothers in Sleeping Beauty, Flora is also among the magical women who visited the princess with gifts during her christening. The name Flora is derived from the Latin word flos meaning “flower”. In Roman myth, Flora is the goddess of flowers and spring.
A leading character in Enchanted, Giselle is Disney’s third heroine to become a maternal figure. he young princess is from Andalasia and her trait reminds us of the wide-eyed innocence of the early Disney Princesses. Giselle is of French origin and it means “Pledge”.
Georgette is an anti-heroin in Disney’s Oliver & Company. The feminine character is known for being a spoilt and self-centred poodle. She is also very sassy and tends to complain about little mistakes. Georgette is of French origin meaning “farmer” or tiller of the soil.
A secondary antagonist in Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Helga is known as Lieutenant Helga Katrina Sinclair. The 2001 Disney’s animated feature film names her as the oldest of six children. The name Helga means holy”, “blessed”.
This is a Greek mythology-inspired name Hera means “queen” and in Disney’s Hercules, she is Zeus’ wife and Hercules’ mother and she is known for her immortality and super strength.
The English name Jane which means “Jehovah has been gracious” is known as Jane Porter in Disney’s Tarzan. The film is fascinated by Jane who is an animal researcher in a field that allows her to work closely with her father. Jane’s personality is fairly eccentric and spontaneous.
The fictional character Princess Jasmine is the deuteragonist of the film, Aladdin. Jasmine is from Agrabah and her character is known to be independent but full of a strong sense of obligation to her people. The name Jasmine in Arabic means “gift from God”.
Known as Jenny Foxworth in Disney’s movie, Oliver & Company, the blue eyes and short red-haired fictional character gains happiness spending time with Oliver after adopting him. Jennifer means “Fair One”, “White Wave”.
The fictional ape character is Tarzan’s mother and the major character in Disney’s 1999 animated feature film of the same name. Kala is of Hawaiian origin and it means “Virtue; princess”.
Kiara is Simba and Nala’s daughter in The Lion King. The character is known to be strong-willed and very independent. Kiara is Irish, and the name means “dark”
The character is known as Lilo Pelekai in Disney’s 2002 film, Lilo & Stitch. The young orphaned princess lives with her sister Nani, on the island of Kauai. The Hawaiian name Lilo means “Generous One”. it can also be interpreted as “Lost”
Marian is Robin Hood’s lead character, she is known as Maid Marian. The vixen is both the love interest and later wife of the character, Robin hood. She is very beautiful, nice and ladylike and her name means “Rose Petal” in Latin and in Hebrew, it means “the precious one”.
This name reminds us of the kind but spoilt kitten in Disney’s The Aristocat. The kitten is neither a princess nor from the royal bloodline but its name is quite fit to be included in the list of Disney princess names. Marie is a variation of Mary and it means ‘star of the sea’ in the Latin language
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The fictional character is the daughter of Ariel and Prince Eric, and the only known grandchild of King Triton and Queen Athena in Disney’s The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. The Princess is quite sassy and headstrong but her name has Greek origin and it means “Song”.
This name reminds us of Princess Merida of DunBroch in Disney’s 2012 film Brave. She is the eleventh Princess in the Disney Princess line-up. The name is also a playable character in the Disney Infinity series, first appearing in Disney Infinity 2.0. Merida is of Spanish origin and it means ‘one who has achieved a high place of honour’.
This name also reminds us of Disney’s 56th animated feature film of the same name. Though not included in the Disney Princess lineup because she is the daughter of a chief, Moana has all the traits suitable for an ideal princess. The name Moana originates from the character’s Polynesian roots and it means a large body of water” in Hawaiian
Also pronounced as Mertle Edmonds from Lilo & Stitch, the character is Lilo’s rival and the most unlikeable character in the Disney’s franchise. The name Myrtle symbolises an attractive shrub but in Greek, the name is a symbol of victory.
Nala is a fictional character is Simba’s childhood best friend and ultimately his wife towards the end of the musical film, Lion King. The feminine name is spelt as “Nahla” in Arabic and it means ‘water in the desert’. The name Nala is sometimes said to have African origin and meaning “beloved”.
This is a Disney character from the movie Enchanted. She became a princess after marrying a Prince Robert but she isn’t fully treated as a princess like the other Disney princesses. The name is gotten from Hebrew language meaning ‘Grace’.
This is a non-Disney princess but the character bearing this name is the tritagonist of Disney’s 1977 feature film Pete’s Dragon. The character is also strong-willed, caring, kind and loving and the name is Anglo-Norman. In Latin, it means ‘honour’ but in Greek it is a short form of Eleanora, meaning ‘Light’.
Also called Olivia Flaversham in Disney’s 1986 film, The Great Mouse Detective. The Young Scottish mouse is the heroine and the tritagonist and the name is of Latin origin meaning Olive tree. The name also symbolizes Peace.
Also the daughter of a high village chief like Moana, Pocahontas is the title character of the Disney 1995 film. The character is not just Disney’s first American Princess but also Disney’s first princess to have two love interests. Pocahontas has Indian heritage and it means ‘playful one,’ or “little wanton,’
This is a name for Disney princess Rapunzel from Tangled. Gothel named her after a specific kind of lettuce her parents stole. The fictional character is full of life and trust. The meaning of Rapunzel is drawn from the German name of a commonly used vegetable
The girl name means ‘Wisdom’ and in Disney’s Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, the character is an eight-year-old girl who became a princess after her mother Miranda married King Roland II of Enchancia.
The titular character Snow-white is the protagonist of Disney’s first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The young Disney Princess is innocent minded and like her personality, her name represents innocence and purity.
In Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Tiana is the main character of the film. The hardworking waitress transforms into a frog just to be with a prince who has been turned into one by an evil witch doctor. Tiana is the 9th Princess on the Disney Princess Line and she is the first princess that is of African-American heritage. However, the name Tiana is of Russian and Latin origin and it means “princess”.