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Baby names inspired by the Disney Channel

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Disney Channel baby names

From Austin and Ally to Liv and Maddie, we've rounded up the names of the Disney Channel's favorite TV show characters and the actors who portray them.

Jessie

Jessie

A 19-year-old Texan moves to New York City to pursue her dreams and, along the way, becomes the beloved nanny of the wealthy Ross family.

  • The nanny: Jessie (portrayed by Debby Ryan)
  • The kids: Emma (Peyton List), Luke (Cameron Boyce), Ravi (Karan Brar) and Zuri (Skai Jackson)
  • The lazy butler: Bertram (Kevin Chamberlin)
  • The doorman: Tony (Chris Galya)

Austin & Ally

Austin & Ally cast

Two very different teens team up to for an amazing music collaboration (and some underlying romance, too).

  • The singer: Austin (portrayed by Ross Lynch)
  • The songwriter: Ally (Laura Marano)
  • The comical sidekicks: Dez (Calum Worthy) and Trish (Raini Rodriguez)

Liv and Maddie

Liv & Maddie

When one twin sings, dances and acts, and the other plays basketball, there is bound to be a lot of funny tension!

  • The showbiz sister: Liv (portrayed by Dove Cameron)
  • The athletic sister: Maddie (Dove Cameron)
  • The brothers: Joey (Joey Bragg) and Parker (Tenzing Norgay Trainor)
  • The mom and guidance counselor: Karen (Kali Rocha)
  • The dad and basketball coach: Pete (Benjamin King)

Shake It Up!

Shake It Up! cast

Best friends land dance roles on a local show called Shake It Up, Chicago!

  • The street-smart dancer: CeCe (Bella Thorne)
  • The school-smart dancer: Rocky (Zendaya)
  • The good friend: Deuce (Adam Irigoyen)
  • The brothers: Ty (Roshon Fegan) and Flynn (Davis Cleveland)
  • The competitive "frenemy": Tinka (Caroline Sunshine)

Dog with a Blog

Dog with a Blog

Step-siblings come together to hide a big family secret — their dog, Stan, can talk! Stan even has a blog, which he uses to discuss the day-to-day happenings in the family household.

  • The dog: Stan (portrayed by dogs Kuma and Mick and voiced by Stephen Full)
  • The intelligent sister: Avery (G. Hannelius)
  • The popular big brother: Tyler (Blake Michael)
  • The silly little sister: Chloe (Francesca Capaldi)
  • The mother: Ellen (Beth Littleford)
  • The father: Bennett (Regan Burns)
  • The best friend: Lindsay (Kayla Maisonet)

A.N.T. Farm

A.N.T Farm cast

Child prodigies with varying gifts attend A.N.T. Farm,  the Advanced Natural Talents program at a boarding school held by the Z Tech technology company.

  • The musical prodigy: Chyna (China Anne McClain)
  • The best friend with the photographic memory: Olive (Sierra McCormick)
  • The artistic genius: Fletcher (Jake Short)
  • The school counselor: Gibson (Zach Steel)
  • The "it" girl: Lexi (Stefanie Scott)
  • The boarding school boss: Zoltan (Dominic Burgess)

Good Luck Charlie

Good Luck Charlie

This show began with the arrival of the Duncan family's fourth child, Charlie. Each episode becomes part of a video diary that Teddy is making for Charlie.

  • The main character: Charlotte, aka Charlie (Mia Talerico)
  • The mom, a nurse: Amy (Leigh-Allyn Baker)
  • The dad, an exterminator: Bob (Eric Allan Kramer)
  • The older siblings:  PJ (Jason Dolley), Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and Gabe (Bradley Steven Perry)
  • The new baby brother: Toby (Logan Moreau)
  • Teddy's best friend: Ivy (Raven Goodwin)
  • The grumpy neighbor: Estelle, aka Mrs. Dabney (Patricia Belcher)

Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls

Twelve-year-old twins spend their summer vacation with Great Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon — a small town filled with intriguing mysteries.

  • The twins: Dipper (Jason Ritter) and Mabel (Kristen Schaal)
  • The great uncle: Stanford, aka Grunkle Stan (Alex Hirsch)
  • The handyman: Soos (Alex Hirsch)
  • The tomboy: Wendy (Linda Cardellini)

Phineas and Ferb

Phineas and Ferb

Two stepbrothers enjoy brilliant adventures while their sister tries to bust them and their pet platypus plays secret agent.

  • The stars: Phineas (Vincent Martella) and Ferb (Thomas Sangster)
  • The platypus: Perry (Dee Bradley Baker)
  • The teen sister: Candace (Ashley Tisdale)
  • The friends: Buford (Bobby Gaylor), Baljeet (Maulik Pancholy), Isabella (Alyson Stoner) and Stacy (Kelly Hu)
  • The boy obsession: Jeremy (Mitchel Musso)
  • The secret agent's enemy: Heinz, aka Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Dan Povenmire)
Image credit: Disney Channel

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