Baby names inspired by the Disney Channel

Nov 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET

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.



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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