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25 Disney Inspired Boy Names

We’ve picked 25 of our favourite male Disney Character’s monikers as inspiration for baby boy names.

The male characters in Disney animated films come in all shapes and forms, from people to crabs to cars, with equally diverse names ranging from ordinary to unique. Many of them fall somewhere in-between – names coined decades ago, but still sound fresh and usable for today’s baby boy.

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    Flynn

    Flynn Rider is the dashing bandit who eventually marries Rapunzel in Tangled. Flynn is a charming Irish surname with a lot of the same raffish appeal of the popular Finn.

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    Sebastian

    Sebastian is a red crab with a captivating Caribbean accent in The Little Mermaid. This somewhat dramatic British name has a long and substantial history, including the third-century martyred saint often depicted in paintings, and colourful characters in Shakespeare.

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    Russell

    Russell is the exuberant little Scout in Disney/Pixar’s 2009 movie Up. Russell has been popularized by celebrities such as Russell Crowe and Russell Brand. Cute nicknames for Russell are Russ and Rusty.

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    Terence

    Terence is the kind and helpful male fairy in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure. It is also the name of the great poet of ancient Rome, Terentius, from which the English version originates.

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    Timothy

    In Dumbo, Timothy is a circus mouse who serves as Dumbo’s sidekick and mentor. The name has religious roots and means “honouring God” in Greek.

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    Woody

    Woody is the heroic cowboy action figure in the Disney Pixar’s Toy Story series. A shortened form of the formal-sounding English name, Woodrow, Woody is playful and humorous.

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    Andy

    Andy is the boy from Toy Story, proud owner of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. The nickname is a variant of the popular Andrew and Anthony. Its definition is “manly” but the shortened form has a boyish charm that appeals to the young-at-heart.

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    Bruce

    In Disney Pixar’s 2003 film Finding Nemo, Bruce is the great white shark who, despite sporting multiple rows of dangerously sharp teeth, is actually a friendly vegetarian. Of course, there’s also legendary comic book superhero Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

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    Christopher

    Christopher Robin is the sweet, friendly boy who’s best friends with Winnie the Pooh. Christopher connotes a good, noble quality, which may be why it’s considered an evergreen classic. Chris is its most common nickname but Kit, Kip, or Topher are additional, quirkier options.

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    Chip

    Chip is the more logical and clever of the two chipmunks in Disney’s Chip ‘n’ Dale. A pet name for Charles, it is rarely used as a first name, though people still use it as a nickname. The more formal Charles has been a popular royal name since the Middle Ages.

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    Dale

    Dale may not be the sharpest chipmunk in the woodshed, but he is the fun-loving and carefree half of the Chip ‘n’ Dale duo. The name Dale comes from the Old English word dael and means “valley” or “dweller in the valley.”

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    Dashiell

    Dashiell Parr is a 10-year-old superhero in The Incredibles whose power is running at super speed. Though it still hasn’t cracked the Top 1000. The nickname Dash gives it even more panache.

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    Donald

    Donald is best known as the short-tempered and angry duck in Disney’s Mickey Mouse cartoons. The commanding and confident name means “great chief” and “ruler of the world.

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    Finn

    Finn McMissile is a crafty British master spy in Cars 2. This jaunty Irish name is associated with the great Celtic mythological hero Finn MacCool. It doesn’t hurt that it’s the name of one of the leading characters on Glee.

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    Gus

    Gus (full name Octavius) is one of Cinderella’s lovable mice sidekicks. This down-home nickname name, that could be short for anything from August, Augustus and Angus to Gustave.

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    Jack

    Jack-Jack Parr is the youngest member of the Parr family in Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles. To further its appeal, the name is also sported by a certain swash-buckling pirate — Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

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    Remy

    In Ratatouille, Remy is the French rat hero with ambitions of becoming a great chef. The character was named for the dog of director Brad Bird. Certainly the coolest rat in town.

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    Jake

    Jake is the fearless and, at times, sarcastic kangaroo-mouse from The Rescuers Down Under. Jake is the short form of Jacob, which has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top boy names for the last decade.

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    Jim

    Voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jim Hawkin is the protagonist in Disney’s Treasure Planet. Jim is the short form of the Biblical name James, which means “he who supplants” in Hebrew.

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    Max

    Max Schnell is a race car in Cars 2. Max is at its peak of popularity, along with longer forms Maxwell, Maxen, Maximilian and Maximus (a horse in Tangled). Max has long been a celebrity fave — the latest is Christina Aguilera’s son. Skater Scott Hamilton doubled the X-factor by naming his son Maxx.

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    Mickey

    Mickey Mouse is the most iconic character in Disney history and a friend to kids of all ages. Mickey is a pluckier version of Michael and is a common nickname.

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    Milo

    Milo has leading roles in the two Disney Atlantis films: The Lost Empire and Milo’s Return. A jaunty Anglo-Irish import, also with ties to ancient Greece, Milo is a favourite with celebrities and rising in popularity. Its energy and debonair charm have brought it back in to the fold.

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    Oliver

    Oliver is the homeless kitten hero of the 1988 Oliver & Company, an animated twist on Oliver Twist. Oliver is energetic and stylish, with such notable namesakes as Oliver Wendell Holmes, Oliver Hardy, Oliver Stone and Oliver Twist.

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    Peter

    Peter is the forever boy in J.M. Barrie’s original play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up and Disney’s film Peter Pan. Nicknames include Pete and the affable Petey or for an international spin, try the Italian Piero or Pietro versions.

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    Rex

    Rex is a large but insecure green plastic Tyrannosaurus Rex in all three Toy Story movies. Rex means king in Latin, and the name does have a regal simplicity.