Baby Names Inspired by Disney

Disney has entertained millions of children - and inspired thousands of parents on how to name their children. Read on to see some of the popular characters that have inspired baby names and note the line on the charts showing each year that the character had a major release.

#1 ARIEL

42,000
Babies named for Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
89,181 Total Girls Named Ariel/Arielle
About the Baby Name Ariel
About the Baby Name Arielle
Babies Named Ariel by Year
Babies Named Arielle by Year

#2 VIOLET

28,000
Babies named for Violet (The Incredibles)
132,411 Total Girls Named Violet
About the Baby Name Violet
Babies Named Violet by Year

#3 ELLIE

14,000
Babies named for Ellie (Up)
54,186 Total Girls Named Ellie
About the Baby Name Ellie
Babies Named Ellie by Year

#4 ESMERALDA

10,000
Babies named for Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
44,102 Total Girls Named Esmeralda
About the Baby Name Esmeralda
Babies Named Esmeralda by Year

#5 KIARA

7,000
Babies named for Kiara (The Lion King)
46,892 Total Girls Named Kiara
About the Baby Name Kiara
Babies Named Kiara by Year

#6 CHARLOTTE

5,000
Babies named for Charlotte (The Princess and the Frog)
335,887 Total Girls Named Charlotte
About the Baby Name Charlotte
Babies Named Charlotte by Year

#7 EVE

4,000
Babies named for Eve (Wall-E)
283,008 Total Girls Named Eve/Eva
About the Baby Name Eve
About the Baby Name Eva
Babies Named Eve by Year
Babies Named Eva by Year

#8 NALA

3,000
Babies named for Nala (The Lion King)
2,810 Total Girls Named Nala
About the Baby Name Nala
Babies Named Nala by Year

#9 AURORA

3,000
Babies named for Aurora (Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent)
47,655 Total Girls Named Aurora
About the Baby Name Aurora
Babies Named Aurora by Year

#10 MAXIMUS

3,000
Babies named for Maximus (Tangled)
21,849 Total Boys Named Maximus
About the Baby Name Maximus
Babies Named Maximus by Year

#11 RILEY

3,000
Babies named for Riley (Inside Out)
94,493 Total Girls Named Riley
About the Baby Name Riley
Babies Named Riley by Year

#12 HALLIE

3,000
Babies named for Hallie (Parent Trap)
29,338 Total Girls Named Hallie
About the Baby Name Hallie
Babies Named Hallie by Year

#13 SEBASTIAN

2,000
Babies named for Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
134,174 Total Boys Named Sebastian
About the Baby Name Sebastian
Babies Named Sebastian by Year

#14 WENDY

2,500
Babies named for Wendy (Peter Pan)
260,443 Total Girls Named Wendy
About the Baby Name Wendy
Babies Named Wendy by Year

#15 ANDY

2,500
Babies named for Andy (Toy Story)
87,568 Total Boys Named Andy
About the Baby Name Andy
Babies Named Andy by Year

#16 KODA

2,000
Babies named for Koda (Brother Bear)
1,970 Total Boys Named Koda
About the Baby Name Koda
Babies Named Koda by Year

#17 FLYNN

1,500
Babies named for Flynn (Tangled)
3,567 Total Boys Named Flynn
About the Baby Name Flynn
Babies Named Flynn by Year

#18 TRITON

1,000
Babies named for Triton (The Little Mermaid)
1,000 Total Boys Named Triton
About the Baby Name Triton
Babies Named Triton by Year

#19 TIANA

1,000
Babies named for Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
25,645 Total Girls Named Tiana
About the Baby Name Tiana
Babies Named Tiana by Year

#20 REMY

1,000
Babies named for Remy (Ratatouille)
5,226 Total Boys Named Remy
About the Baby Name Remy
Babies Named Remy by Year

#21 FELIX

1,000
Babies named for Felix (Wreck It Ralph)
66,942 Total Boys Named Felix
About the Baby Name Felix
Babies Named Felix by Year

#22 GISELLE

1,000
Babies named for Giselle (Enchanted)
41,639 Total Girls Named Giselle
About the Baby Name Giselle
Babies Named Giselle by Year

#23 MERIDA

500
Babies named for Merida (Brave)
813 Total Girls Named Merida
About the Baby Name Merida
Babies Named Merida by Year

#24 ELSA

500
Babies named for Elsa (Frozen)
28,051 Total Girls Named Elsa
About the Baby Name Elsa
Babies Named Elsa by Year

#25 KENAI

500
Babies named for Kenai (Brother Bear)
650 Total Boys Named Kenai
About the Baby Name Kenai
Babies Named Kenai by Year

#26 MULAN

250
Babies named for Mulan (Mulan)
232 Total Girls Named Mulan
About the Baby Name Mulan
Babies Named Mulan by Year

#27 ANNA

250
Babies named for Anna (Frozen)
883,882 Total Girls Named Anna
About the Baby Name Anna
Babies Named Anna by Year

#28 JOY

250
Babies named for Joy (Inside Out)
133,456 Total Girls Named Joy
About the Baby Name Joy
Babies Named Joy by Year

#29 HIRO

250
Babies named for Hiro (Big Hero 6)
398 Total Boys Named Hiro
About the Baby Name Hiro
Babies Named Hiro by Year

#30 VANELLOPE

250
Babies named for Vanellope (Wreck It Ralph)
258 Total Girls Named Vanellope
About the Baby Name Vanellope
Babies Named Vanellope by Year

#31 KRISTOFF

100
Babies named for Kristoff (Frozen)
437 Total Boys Named Kristoff
About the Baby Name Kristoff
Babies Named Kristoff by Year

#32 MOANA

100
Babies named for Moana (Moana)
593 Total Girls Named Moana
About the Baby Name Moana
Babies Named Moana by Year

#33 JAFAR

100
Babies named for Jafar (Aladdin)
532 Total Boys Named Jafar
About the Baby Name Jafar
Babies Named Jafar by Year

#34 ALADDIN

100
Babies named for Aladdin (Aladdin)
144 Total Boys Named Aladdin
About the Baby Name Aladdin
Babies Named Aladdin by Year

#35 ABU

100
Babies named for Abu (Aladdin)
372 Total Boys Named Abu
About the Baby Name Abu
Babies Named Abu by Year

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The data is taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set.

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