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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Disney

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  1. United States film maker who pioneered animated cartoons and created such characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; founded Disneyland (1901-1966)

From Old French de (“of, from”) + Isigny (a place in Calvados). The place name is from the Germanic personal name *Iso, combined with the Gaulish suffix -iacon, Latinized as -iniacu(m). In modern use, it is also derived from the name of Walt Disney, whose surname has the aforementioned origin.

  1. A surname​.
  2. The Walt Disney Company, named after Walt Disney.
  3. Any of the theme parks and vacation resorts operated by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Disney was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Disney

Disney was born on September 27th, 1985 in Cuba.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Disney

Walt Disney was a co-founder of the walt disney company, the walt disney company, and co-founder ofthe walt disney company. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1966. Walt was given the name Walter Elias Disney by his parents Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He died on December 15th, 1966.


Roy O. Disney was a CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Disney President, Disney Chairman, and List of management of The Walt Disney Company. Roy was born on June 24th, 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He died on December 20th, 1971.


Roy E. Disney was a vice chairman, the walt disney company, chairman, walt disney feature animation, and walt disney animation studios. He was most prominent from 1954 to 2009. Roy was given the name Roy Edward Disney by his parent Roy O. Disney on January 10th, 1930 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 16th, 2009.


Diane was given the name Diane Marie Disney by her parents Walt Disney and Lillian Disney on December 18th, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She died on November 19th, 2013.


Lillian Disney was an ink and paint artist. She was most active from 1928 to 1997. Lillian was given the name Lillian Marie Bounds on February 15th, 1899 in Spalding, Idaho, U.S. She passed away on December 16th, 1997.


Elias was given the name Elias Charles Disney on February 6th, 1859 in Morris-Turnberry. He left this life on September 13th, 1941.


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Popularity of Disney as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Disney U.S.
  White 91.82% 64.26%
  African American 2.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Disney

People with the last name Disney are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Disney

  • How Popular is the name Disney? Disney is the 32,296th most popular name of all time. As a last name Disney was the 9,006th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Disney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 135 babies born with the first name Disney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Disney to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Disney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Disney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Disney is Friday, September 15th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Disney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Disney was in 2009 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Disney: Your name in reverse order is Yensid. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Edynis. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Disney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,631 people with the last name Disney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Disney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Disney as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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