100 Beautiful Disney Female Character Names To Be Inspired By

Josie Bergman
Feb 16, 2024 By Josie Bergman
Originally Published on Jun 17, 2020
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Disney has produced some powerful and inspiring female Disney characters through the ages that we have grown to love!

From the feminist figure of Elsa, refusing to be saved by a man in shining armour, to Moana; the princess of the sea and the deserving heir to govern over her people. We've compiled a list of amazingly inspiration names of Disney female characters that could be the perfect unique baby name for your daughter.

1. Abigail (The Aristocats, 1970) Hebrew name means ‘my father is joyful’.

2. Adelaide (The Aristocats, 1970) Germanic given name meaning ‘noble natured’.

3. Amelia (Treasure Planet, 2002) English-language variant of Amalia, derived from Germanic word ‘Amal’ meaning ‘work’ which connotes fertility.

4. Anastasia (Anastasia, 1997) from the Greek word 'anastasis' meaning ‘resurrection’.

5. Anna (Frozen, 2013) Hebrew origin and means ‘give’ in Finnish.

6. Arabella (Descendants, 2015) English meaning ‘beautiful lion’.

7. Ariel (The Little Mermaid, 1989) From Biblical Hebrew meaning 'Lion of God'.

8. Arista (The Little Mermaid, 1989) means ‘best’ from Greek origin.

9. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty, 1959) Latin meaning ‘goddess of the dawn’ or ‘light’.

10. Bambi (Bambi, 1942) means ‘child’ from Italian origin.

11. Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991) French translation literally meaning ‘beautiful’.

12. Bianca (The Rescuers, 1977) means ‘white’ and is an Italian variation of Blanche.

13. Bo (Toy Story, 1995)Swedish or Danish heritage, derived from Old Norse nickname meaning ‘to live’, can be short for Bonita or Bonnie.

14. Calliope (Tangled, 2010) literally translates in Greek to ‘beautiful-voiced’.

15. Celia (Monsters, Inc., 2001) Latin origin meaning ‘heaven’, variations include Cecilia, Celeste, Celstina, Celie.

16. Charlotte (The Princess and the Frog, 2009) from the French meaning ‘free man’ or ‘petite’.

17. Chloe (Disney Fairies, 2005) means ‘blooming’ or ‘fertility’ in Greek.

18. Clara (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, 2018) from the Latin name ‘Clarus’ which means ‘clear, bright, famous’.

19. Cleo (Pinocchio, 1940) Greek prefix often translated to mean ‘pride’, ‘fame’ or ‘glory’.

20. Colette (Ratatouille, 2007) French origin meaning ‘victory of the people’.

21. Darling (Lady and the Tramp, 1955) English and Scottish heritage meaning ‘beloved one’.

22. Della (Ducktales, 1987)English origin meaning ‘of the nobility’.

23. Dinah (Alice in Wonderland, 1951) Hebrew given name meaning ‘judged’ or ‘vindicated’.

24. Dory (Finding Nemo, 2003)Greek origin meaning ‘gift of G-d’.

25. Drizella (Cinderella II, 2001) a variation of the name Drusilla which comes from the Greek meaning ‘fruitful’ or ‘dewy-eyed’.

26. Elena (Elena and the Secret of Avalor, 2016) meaning ‘form of Helen’ from Greek origin.

27. Elsa (Frozen, 2013) means ‘G-d is my Oath’ shortened for Elizabeth in the Bible and of Norweigan origin.

28. Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1996) from Spanish origin meaning ‘emerald’.

29. Eudora (The Princess and the Frog, 2009) from Greek origin meaning ‘excellent gift’.

30. Eva (Wall-e, 2008)Latin version of English ‘Eve’, derived from a Hebrew name meaning ‘life’ or ‘living one’.

31. Evangeline (The Princess and the Frog, 2009)English origin means ‘messenger of good news’.

32. Fauna (Sleeping Beauty, 1959) from the Latin meaning ‘goddess of fertility’.

33. Felicia (The Great Mouse Detective, 1986) derives from Latin meaning ‘happy things’ or ‘happy times’.

34. Genie (Aladdin, 1992) Greek and Hebrew origin, means ‘well-born, noble or G-d is gracious'.

35. Georgette (Oliver and Company, 1988) French origin from the Greek male name ‘George’ meaning ‘tiller of the soil’ or ‘farmer’.

36. Giselle (Enchanted, 2007) French origin from the Germanic word Visio meaning ‘bright pledge’ - variations: Gisela, Gisell.

37. Gothel (Tangled, 2010) dialect word meaning ‘godmother’.

38. Harmony (Sing Me a Story with Belle, 1995) English origin, means a musical combination of chords.

39. Helga (Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 2001) derived from Old Norse ‘heilagr’ which means ‘holy’ or ‘blessed’.

40. Hera (Hercules, 1997) from Greek meaning ‘protectress’.

41. Hyacinth (Fantasia, 1940) derived from the Greek word meaning the ‘blue Larkspur flower’ or ‘the colour purple’.

42. Imelda (Coco, 2017) from Spanish and Italian origin. Means ‘warrior woman’ or ‘powerful fighter’.

43. Iris (Fantasia, 1940) from Ancient Greek meaning ‘rainbow’.

44. Jane (Tarzan, 1999) English origin meaning ‘g-d is gracious’.

45. Jasmine (Aladdin, 1992) means ‘a flower’ in Arabic.

46. Jesse (Zootopia, 2016)Hebrew origin meaning ‘gift’.

47. Joy (Inside Out, 2015) meaning happiness, from the Latin given name Joyce.

48. Judy (Zootopia, 2016) Hebrew origins, means ‘praised’.

49. Kala (Tarzan, 1999) Hebrew, Greek and Arabic origin meaning ‘princess’ or ‘most beautiful’.

50. Katrina (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1949) German origin and means ‘pure’.

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51. Kiara (Lion King 2, 1998) from the Italian name Chiara meaning ‘bright’ or the Korean meaning ‘first ray of sun’.

52. Leila (Sleeping Beauty, 1959) in Hebrew and Arabic means ‘night’.

53. Lilo (Lilo & Stitch, 2002)  in Hawaiian translates to ‘generous one’.

54. Lucille (Meet the Robinsons, 2007) French origin meaning ‘light’ - variation Lucy, Lucie.

55. Malina (The Emperor’s New School, 2006) from the Slavic word ‘raspberry’, often used as a nickname for a pretty girl.

56. Marian (Robin Hood, 1973) Latin meaning ‘rose petal’ or in Hebrew it means ‘the precious one’ or ‘unique’ from the word ‘Mariam’.

57. Marvel (Captain Marvel, 2019) pronounced mar-VELL, from the French meaning ‘to wonder’ or ‘admire’.

58. Megara (Hercules, 1997) Greek origin meaning ‘pearl’.

59. Merida (Brave, 2012) Spanish origin, possibly a form of the Celtic name ‘Mairead’ meaning ‘pearl’.

60. Moana (Moana, 2016) means ‘ocean’ in Maori, Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages.

61. Morgana (The Little Mermaid 2, 2000) Welsh origin meaning ‘great circle’.

62. Mulan (Mulan, 1998) Chinese origin meaning ‘wood orchid’.

63. Nala (The Lion King, 1993) African origin meaning ‘Queen’.

64. Nani (Lilo & Stitch, 2002) means 'grace' from Greek origin, also means ‘beautiful’ in Japanese and Hawaiian.

65. Narissa (Enchanted, 2007) Greek name meaning ‘sea nymph’.

66. Natalie (Pete’s Dragon, 1977) English and French origin derived from the Latin phrase ‘Natale domini’ meaning ‘the birthday of the Lord’ referring to Christmas.

67. Nora (Pete’s Dragon, 1977) means ‘honour’ from the Latin word 'honora'.

68. Olivia (The Great Mouse Detective, 1986) from the Latin ‘oliva’ meaning ‘olive’ and global sign for peace.

69. Peg (Lady and the Tramp, 2019) from the Greek meaning ‘pearl’.

70. Penny (Bolt, 2006) English origin short for Penelope meaning ‘weaver’.

71. Perdita (101 Dalmatians, 1961) Latin origin meaning ‘lost’.

72. Pocahontas (Pocahontas, 1995) Native American origin meaning ‘playful’.

73. Rosetta (Disney Fairies, 2005) Italian origin meaning ‘little rose’.

74. Rosie (A Bug's Life, 1998) from the Latin meaning ‘rose’, variations Rosa or Rose.

75. Roxanne (A Goofy Movie, 1995) derive from the Greek name ‘Rhoxane’, a derivative of the Persian ‘roshanak’ meaning ‘bright star’.

76. Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993) English origins meaning ‘princess’.

77. Sarabi (The Lion King, 1994) Swahili origin meaning ‘mirage’.

78. Sarafina (The Lion King, 1994) Italian origin means ‘seraphim’ which are angelic beings.

79. Shenzi (The Lion King, 1994) African origin meaning ‘a barbarian’.

80. Sofia (Sofia the First, 2012) means ‘wisdom’ and is of Spanish origin.

81. Stella (The Princess and the Frog, 2009) from Latin and Italian origin meaning ‘star’.

82. Taffyta (Wreck-It Ralph, 2012) origins unknown but is believed to mean ‘little female bear’.

83. Tala (Moana, 2016) Persian name meaning ‘gold’.

84. Thalia (Hercules, 1997) Greek origin meaning ‘to blossom or flourish’.

85. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog, 2009) from the Greek meaning ‘Princess’.

86. Tina (Chicken Little, 2005) from the old English Tyne meaning ‘river’.

87. Ursula (The Little Mermaid, 1989) from the Latin derivation meaning ‘bear’.

88. Vanellope (Wreck-It Ralph, 2012) variation of Penelope, the loyal and wise wife of the adventurer Odysseus in Greek mythology.

89. Vanessa (The Little Mermaid, 1989) from the Greek meaning ‘butterfly’.

90. Vidia (Disney Fairies, 2005) form of vidya, the name of the Hindu goddess meaning ‘wisdom, knowledge, learning’ in Sanskrit.

91. Violet (The Incredibles, 2004) from the name of the flower meaning ‘love, modestly, virtue'.

92. Vitani (The Lion King 2, 1998) a blend of words meaning ‘I am war’; strong and powerful.

93. Wendy (Peter Pan, 1953) English origin meaning ‘friend’ or ‘blessed ring’.

94. Wilhelmina (Atlantis: The Lost Empire, 2001) from the Dutch and German form of Wilhelm or William, means ‘willing to protect’.

95. Willow (Pocahontas, 1995) English origins means ‘slender’ or ‘graceful’.

96. Winifred (The Jungle Book, 1967) English origin means ‘peace friend’.

97. Winnie (Winnie the Pooh, 1977) Welsh origin, means ‘fair one’ or ‘happiness’.

98. Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove, 2000) pronounced EEZ-ma, English variant of the Arabic name ‘Izma’ meaning ‘greatness’.

99. Zira (The Lion King 2, 1998) meaning ‘messenger’ or ‘moonlight’; mostly found in African cultures.

100. Zooey (Sofia the First, 2012) Greek meaning ‘life’, variation Zoey.

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Josie Bergman

A London native with a passion for theater and music, Josie loves nothing more than getting lost in the vibrant world of the West End. With her family by her side, she can be found dancing to her favorite musicals and discovering new hidden gems across the city. Her older sister is a great resource for vegan dining recommendations, and Josie is always excited to explore new culinary adventures. When not in a theater seat or sampling new cuisine, she loves to visit the Victoria Palace Theatre and take in the sights and sounds of Borough Market.

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