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Disney-inspired baby names with a hint of magic

Everyone has that favorite Disney movie from growing up — the one where you know all the songs and have probably dressed up as a few of the characters. Now you can take your love of Disney to a whole new level, with inspiration from some of the most famous Disney baby names for boys and girls.

Take your love of all things Disney to a whole new level by giving your baby a Disney-inspired name. You’ll adore these baby names from Disney classics like Sleeping Beauty to modern favorites such as Toy Story.


For exotic baby name inspiration, check out the 1992 award-winning Disney musical film inspired by the folk tale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

The Aristocats

This film was the last project to be personally approved by Walt Disney. He died in 1966, and The Aristocats was released in 1970. The characters’ names are both classic and modern.


Tree huggers will love the names from this 1942 animated feature film, which is based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods.

Beauty and the Beast

This 1991 animated musical fantasy romance is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bete by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and gives us these enchanting names:

Finding Nemo

This animated feature was the second-highest grossing film of 2003 and gave us these ocean-inspired names:

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Loosely based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released in 1996 and introduced us to these ancient characters:

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling’s book of the same name inspired this 1967 animated film and these jungle monikers:

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The Lion King

This 1994 animated musical drama film introduced young viewers to the “circle of life” and these memorable characters:

The Little Mermaid

Sea lovers will appreciate the names inspired by this 1989 animated musical fantasy film.

Monsters, Inc.

Originally released in 2001, this computer-animated comedy film hit the theaters again in 2012 in a 3-D format. Would you name your baby after a lovable monster?

Oliver & Company

Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist inspired this 1988 film, which features a fabulous cast of characters.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians

This film, also known as 101 Dalmatians, was released on January 25, 1961. We’ve listed the names of the good guys and the bad guys… but not all of those puppies!

Peter Pan

Did you know that the name Wendy was created specifically for this 1953 animated film?

The Princess and the Frog

This 2009 animated musical fantasy comedy film received three Academy Award nominations and inspired this baby names list:

More: Name your baby after a real princess

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty (1959) was the 16th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series and introduced us to princes, princesses, fairies and more!


The 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, 2010’s Tangled is loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Rapunzel and demonstrates that old-fashioned names can be cool again.

Toy Story

These fun names were taken from 1995’s Toy Story, the first feature-length computer animated film.

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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 1.15.16

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