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25 Disney Inspired Baby Girl Names

We’ve picked our 25 favourite Disney inspired Baby Girl Names and put them in this handy gallery for you to browse.

From the very beginning, Disney animated movies have provided baby-naming inspiration to parents of baby girls. The real winners have been princess names — Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Aurora — but there have been many other female characters, in both leading roles and supporting parts, with notable names. Here are 25 of the best for today’s baby girl.

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    Marie

    Marie is the kind yet somewhat spoiled kitten in The Aristocats. A variant of Mary, it means “star of the sea” in Latin. Marie Osmond and French queen Marie Antoinette also put the name in the spotlight.

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    Nala

    Nala is the young lioness in The Lion King who evolves from Simba’s playmate to his actual mate. Although Nala is a male character in Hindu mythology, it has a delicate, feminine quality.

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    Olivia

    Olivia Flaversham is a young Scottish mouse in the The Great Mouse Detective; it’s a lovely Shakespearean name that is both strong and delicate, with a meaning related to the ancient Greece symbol of peace and fertility.

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    Penny

    Penny is the animal-loving 12-year-old voiced by Miley Cyrus in Disney’s animated movie Bolt. Having peaked in popularity in the 60s, Penny has a retro feel to it but it has since gotten a modern makeover with the help of actress Penelope Cruz.

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    Rosie

    Rosie is the motherly black widow spider in A Bug’s Life, and her nickname name does indeed have a rosy-cheeked, cheerful, friendly feel that’s perfect for being utilized in many children’s books.

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    Tiana

    Tiana is the name of the first African-American Disney princess in the 2009 Princess and the Frog. Appreciated for its delicacy and strength — and possibly its relation to the word ‘tiara’. Probably not by coincidence, Tiana is actually the Turkish word for Princess.

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    Violet

    Violet Parr is the shy, stubborn, sarcastic daughter in The Incredibles who has the power to become invisible. This soft Victorian flower name got a big boost when it was chosen by Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in 2005 for their first daughter.

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    Willow

    In Pocahontas, the character Grandmother Willow is in fact an actual weeping willow tree, who serves as a wise advisor to the heroine.

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    Alice

    Alice is the curious and imaginative protagonist of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the star of Disney’s 1951 animated film Alice in Wonderland. The name is both feminine and classic, a perfect choice for someone nice and sweet.

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    Amelia

    Amelia Gabble, along with her sister Abigail, is one of the many animal characters in The Aristocats — a goose with a comical British accent. Amelia is one of the leading coming-out-of-the-attic, old-fashioned girls’ names.

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    Ariel

    Ariel is a popular male name in Modern Hebrew, but it made a big splash as a female name after its debut in The Little Mermaid with Princess Ariel. An alternate English and French spelling of the name is Arielle. Shakespeare also used the name for the airy spirit in The Tempest.

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    Audrey

    The feisty tomboy character’s persona in the two Atlantis movies is in stark contrast to the chic, serene, and radiant image of the name invoked by the memory of Audrey Hepburn.

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    Aurora

    Princess Aurora is the heroine of Sleeping Beauty, and her name projects a romantic aura. In ancient myth, Aurora was the lovely goddess of the dawn, whose tears turned into the morning dew.

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    Belle

    Belle, meaning beautiful, is the perfect name for the lovely, dreamy but independent heroine of Beauty and the Beast. Belle has its own old-fashioned charm, and could make a sweet and stylish middle name — something several celebrities, starting with Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, have done.

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    Bianca

    Miss Bianca was an elegant mouse in 1977’s The Rescuers. The Italian version of Blanche, this still somewhat exotic name was brought to prominence in two Shakespeare plays, The Taming of the Shrew and Othello.

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    Celia

    Celia Mae is a sweet snake-haired monster in Monsters, Inc. Her name — sleek, delicate and energetic all at the same time — was said to have been invented by Shakespeare for his As You Like It character.

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    Cleo

    Though Cleo may have been a mere goldfish in Pinocchio, her name is the short form of the name of one of the most powerful women in history: Cleopatra, Egypt’s last and greatest queen. A nickname that can definitely stand on its own.

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    Colette

    Colette is the tough-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside female chef in Ratatouille. Another possibility is the name’s long form Nicolette

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    Daisy

    The name has a real fresh-as-a-daisy feel, and is one of the flower names that first became popular at the turn of the last century and is now back in bloom.

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    Elsa

    A hot new entry to the Top 100 names shows that we can’t get enough of Elsa, Frozen’s strong and confident female role model. Elsa, originally a pet form of Elizabeth, is now in common use as an independent given name. Elsa may also be taken as coming from the Hebrew meaning “joyful”.

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    Flora

    In Sleeping Beauty, Flora is the good fairy who gives Princess Aurora the gift of beauty. The Roman goddess of flowers, gardens and spring, The soft and fragrant Flora was the name of a saint, and has long been a favourite in Scotland, being a heroic figure in Scottish history.

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    Jane

    In the Disney film, Jane is much more adventurous and spirited than she was in any of the old live-action Tarzan movies. Her name has gotten a bad rap as Plain Jane — we don’t think Jane is plain at all (think of all those great role models like Jane Austen and Jane Addams and Jane Goodall).

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    Jasmine

    As the beautiful Persian princess of Disney’s 1992 film Aladdin, Jasmine captured audiences with her striking good looks and exotic floral name. The name soared to popularity after the movie’s release.

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    Jessie

    Jessie is the sprightly and adventurous cowgirl from Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. As Woody’s buddy and Buzz Lightyear’s girlfriend, Jessie is cute, friendly and playful.

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    Lilo

    Lilo Pelekai is the young Hawaiian girl protagonist of Lilo & Stitch. This is an energetic name found in the Hawaiian, German and Hebrew cultures.

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