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56 Disney-inspired pet names that will give your furry friend a touch of magic

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...

Give your pup or kitty the gift of enchantment with these Disney-inspired names

Maybe you are Disney-obsessed, but you just can't bring yourself to name any of your human children after your favorite character. We get it, Bambi may not translate well from screen to human — but it might just be the perfect name for a tiny fawn-colored Chihuahua!

There are tons of Disney characters that double as the perfect name inspiration for your pet, and not all of them are as obvious as Cinderella or Prince Charming. Whether your best friend is a cat, dog, bird or hamster, you can easily incorporate them into your love of the wonderful world of Disney with a cute moniker.

More: 100 Unique pet names for your new dog

Disney-inspired male names

There are tons of great male names to be found in the world of Disney. Some of these are classic, and some are super modern, but they would all make an awesome name for your new pet.

  • Arlo: Main dino character from The Good Dinosaur
  • Baymax: Personal health care robot from Big Hero 6
  • Bing Bong: Riley's imaginary friend from Inside Out
  • Bruno: A dog from Cinderella
  • Carl: Main character from Up
  • Chernabog: Gargoyle-like creature from Fantasia
  • Cubby: A Lost Boy from Peter Pan
  • Dash: Son of Mr. Incredible on The Incredibles
  • Dug: Dog from Up who can talk because of a special collar
  • Fergus: King from Brave
  • Flubber: Title character from Flubber
  • Goofy: Popular dog character from many works
  • Grem: Character from Cars 2
  • Grimsby: Prince Eric's servant from The Little Mermaid
  • Hopper: Mean grasshopper from A Bug's Life
  • Kevin: Flightless bird from Up
  • King Louie: Orangutan from The Jungle Book
  • Koda: Young bear from Brother Bear
  • Major: Horse from Cinderella
  • Mater: Also known as Tow Mater, comical character from the Cars franchise
  • Mickey: The most famous mouse of all
  • Nemo: Main fishy character from Finding Nemo
  • Olaf: Friendly snowman from Frozen
  • Pluto: Popular Disney pup
  • Rolly: Dalmatian puppy from the 101 Dalmatians TV series
  • Stitch: Koala-like alien from Lilo and Stitch
  • Sully: James P. Sullivan is the main monster in Monsters, Inc.
  • Zipper: Housefly from the Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers TV series

More: 100 Unique female dog names

Disney-inspired female names

These girly names would be great for your new girl dog or cat (or fish).

  • Ariel: Main character from The Little Mermaid
  • Atta: Princess Atta (an ant) was in A Bug's Life
  • Bambi: Deer from Bambi, and yes, we know he's a boy, but it's a more common female name
  • Belle: Princess from Beauty and the Beast
  • Boo: Child mistakenly trapped in the monster world in Monsters, Inc.
  • Clarabelle: Clarabelle Cow is a classic Disney character
  • Dinah: Alice's kitten from Alice in Wonderland
  • Dory: Prominent female fish character from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
  • Dottie: Main character from Doc McStuffins
  • Eve: Robot probe, officially named EVE, from WALL-E
  • Gothel: Mother Gothel was Rapunzel's "mom" who kidnapped her as an infant in Tangled
  • Honey: Honey Lemon was one of Hiro's friends in Big Hero 6
  • Joy: Main character from Inside Out
  • Judy: Judy Hopps was the protagonist in 2016's Zootopia
  • Kala: Adoptive mother of Tarzan
  • Lady: Title character from Lady and the Tramp
  • Lilo: Main character from Lilo and Stitch
  • Merryweather: One of the three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty
  • Minnie: The famous Minnie Mouse, of course
  • Mittens: Stray cat befriended by Bolt
  • Mrs. Potts: In Beauty and the Beast, the castle's head housekeeper was transformed into a teapot
  • Nala: Simba's friend and later, wife, from The Lion King
  • Pom-Pom: Cat from Cinderella II
  • Sally: Sally Finklestein was a rag doll monster in The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Tiana: Princess from The Princess and the Frog
  • Tiger Lily: Friend of Peter Pan
  • Ursula: Sea witch from The Little Mermaid
  • Vanellope: From Wreck-It Ralph

More: 200 Names for big dogs that have big heart

Give your pup or kitty the gift of enchantment with these Disney-inspired names
Image: Liz Smith/SheKnows

Originally published May 2016. Updated November 2016.

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