Everyone loves a good Disney film, but would you ever consider naming your child after one of the famous characters? From The Little Mermaid's Ariel to Frozen's Elsa, here are some of the most wonderful names inspired by Disney films…
Pascal – Tangled
Pascal is Rapunzel's cute and helpful chameleon companion who sticks with her through thick and thin. Not only is he a great hide and seek player (well, he tries to be), he is also insanely cute and has a brilliant yet unusual name. Pascal actually has Hebrew origins, and means 'Passover'.
Pascal means 'Passover'
Olaf – Frozen
Olaf is a loveable snowman who just wants to know what summer is like! He saves the day more than one and has a great sense of humour. The name is Scandinavian and taken from Old Norse, meaning 'ancestor's descendant'. It is also a name fit for a king, as five kings of Norway have been named Olaf!
Ursula – The Little Mermaid
Sure Ursula is a villainous witch in the popular Disney film, but the name gets a bad reputation! Ursula is a beautiful, classic name, and is Latin for 'Female Bear'.
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Marie – The AristoCats
Marie is the ladylike kitten who has no time for her brothers' nonsense (though usually begins plenty of shenanigans herself). She loves her mother, Duchess, and is pretty musically talented for a cat! The meaning behind the name is debatable, with some believing the French version of 'Mary' means 'sea of sorrow', while others have suggested that it could also mean 'mistress of the lady' or 'wished-for child'. We'll go with the latter!
Marie is the ladylike kitten in the AristoCats
Naveen – The Princess and the Frog
If naming your son after the handsome prince from the animation isn't enough, Naveen also means 'beautiful' and 'pleasant'. Sounds perfect to us!
Moana – Moana
The latest Disney princess is the fearless daughter of the village chief who is chosen by the ocean to go on a quest to save her people. Not only is she a truly inspiring character, her beautiful name is a Maori name for 'sea'.
Moana aptly means 'sea'
Kristoff – Frozen
A cool twist on 'Christopher', Kristoff is the Scandinavian variation of the popular name, which means 'carrier of Christ'. What's more, in Frozen, Kristoff is a kind, loving and daring guy who works hard and helps Princess Anna out of some sticky situations.
Remy – Ratatouille
This popular French name has Latin roots and means 'oarsman'. Of course, in Ratatouille, Remy is the loveable and genius rat who just wants to be a chef.
Remy is a popular French name
Megara – Hercules
Meg is an awesome female Disney character, especially as she refuses to be a damsel in distress and saves herself more times than Hercules! The beautiful name, unsurprisingly, has Greek origins, and means 'wife of Hercules'.
Esmerelda – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Esmerelda looked out for those who needed help, like Quasimodo, and was never afraid to speak her mind no matter what! The beautiful name has Spanish origins, meaning 'emerald'.
Elsa – Frozen
The name of the Ice Queen in Frozen has Teutonic origins and is a form of the appropriately royal name Elizabeth, which means consecrated of God. Be warned though – if you choose this name, be prepared to hear Let It Go sang a few hundred times a day!
Elsa is derived from 'Elizabeth'
Ariel – The Little Mermaid
Ariel is a rule-defying mermaid who wants adventure and to be human above everything else. The incredibly popular character is still one of Disney's most beloved princesses, despite the film being released nearly 30 years ago! The pretty name is Hebrew, meaning 'Lioness of God'