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Perfect prince baby names... beyond Prince Charming

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Princely baby names from the land of fiction for your boy

While we may have dreamed of being rescued by a Prince Charming in our childhood, modern-day fictional princes are a little different than they used to be back in the '80s. That doesn't mean fictional princes, past and present, aren't an amazing inspiration for moms-to-be who are looking for a baby name.

While Prince Charming doesn't appear on this list, Charmont does, which happens to be very similar to the French word for "charming." But don't worry — there are plenty of other Disney princes represented here, as well as princes from other works of popular fiction, such as The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

While the fictional stories of these princes don't always have a happy ending (and some of the princes are huge jerks as well), that doesn't mean you can't find great ideas right here.

Here are 31 fictional princes, along with the works they came from (whether from comic books, literature, TV, film or a combo). Maybe you'll find the perfect name for your very own little prince.

  • Adam: Beauty and the Beast
  • Ben: Descendants
  • Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Chad: Descendants
  • Charmont: Ella Enchanted
  • Cor: The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Corin: The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Cornelius: Thumbelina
  • Don: Don Pedro from Much Ado About Nothing
  • Edward: Enchanted
  • Eric: The Little Mermaid
  • Eugene: Prince consort of Rapunzel in Tangled
  • Faramir: The Lord of the Rings
  • Hamish: Brave
  • Hamlet: From the Shakespeare tragedy of the same name
  • Hans: Frozen
  • Harris: Brave
  • Hubert: Brave
  • Ivan: Ivan Tsarevich from Russian folklore
  • James: Sofia the First
  • John: Robin Hood
  • Legolas: The Lord of the Rings
  • Leopold: Kate & Leopold
  • Malcom: Shakespeare's Macbeth
  • Namor: Namor the Sub-Mariner from Marvel Comics
  • Naveen: The Princess and the Frog
  • Neal: Once Upon a Time
  • Nemo: Captain Nemo from several Jules Verne novels, also known as Prince Dakkar
  • Oberyn: Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones
  • Philip: Sleeping Beauty
  • Simba: The Lion King
  • Spencer: Spencer Cassadine from General Hospital
  • Thorin: The Hobbit
  • Tommen: Tommen Baratheon from Game of Thrones
  • Vegeta: Dragon Ball
  • Vultan: Flash Gordon
  • Zuko: Avatar: The Last Airbender
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