Don’t you just love the idea of naming your child after your favourite storybook, fairy tale or Disney character, with the hopes of them turning out exactly the way these characters are? Well, if you’re due soon, or are just browsing the web for interesting yet classy names for your future kid, here’s an almost exhaustive list of all the beautiful baby names from classic fairy tales and stories for you.
The Little Mermaid
Otherwise known as the Little Mermaid (in the original Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 Danish fairy tale), Ariel is the main character of the franchise and is the youngest daughter of King Triton, which means, yes, she’s a princess. She’s a character who is extremely curious and adventure-seeking, which is probably why she’s always in trouble with her father. That being said, she also has a lovely voice and is the envy of most of the mermaid kingdom, especially her evil Aunt Ursala. If you’re expecting a daughter, you could name your little princess Ariel, because why not?
Did you know that Sebastian’s full name is Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian? The funny sidekick of the Disney adaptation, Sebastian is in-fact a lobster and the “royal court composer” for King Triton. Armed with an amazing voice and a somewhat good sense of wisdom, Sebastian could be a great name for your boy. The perfect nickname would be Seb.
3. Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista and Andrina
These are Ariel’s sisters. If you’re expecting… more than one daughter, Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista and Andrina could be the names for your six other princesses, though it can be quite a mouthful. Though they do not have much of a dialogue in any of The Little Mermaid movies, these sisters are extremely jovial and are closely knitted. Their nicknames could be At, Al, Ella, Aqua, Sta and Andi!
A lovable character in the Disney adaptation, Max is Prince Eric’s loyal Old English Sheepdog, who shows not only bravery but also the ability to sniff out Eric’s true love. This could be a great, yet simple name for your little boy.
Beauty and the Beast
Otherwise known as the Beauty in the original fairy tale, Belle is a character known for her bravery, self-sacrificial love and immense love for…books. She also has never judge a person by his/her looks and has the aptness to see true inner beauty. Your little girl could be called Belle and have Elle as her nickname.
Belle’s father in the Disney adaptation, Maurice is characterised as a somewhat creative yet “crazy” inventor for coming up with ridiculous and impossible ideas for machines. However, despite this “shortcoming”, Maurice is also clearly devoted to his only daughter, Belle, especially after the death of his wife. This could be a unique name for your boy.
7. Claudette, Laurette and Paulette
If you’re scratching your head wondering who are these three characters, well, they’re the less-known triplets that’s shown fawning over Gaston in the Disney movie. Even though they might not be the brightest (as can be inferred from their other name “Bimbettes”), we do think these could be beautiful names for little girls.
One of the main characters of the movie, Princess Anna is known for being one of the most caring, optimistic, daring and brave person you’ll ever meet. If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll also know that Anna is a genuine person and her act of true love managed to thaw a frozen heart. Possible nicknames for your little girl could be Annie or even Ann!
Elsa might come off as a rigid, strict and reserved person at the beginning of the movie, not wanting to sing or build a snowman with Anna. However, she is in fact an extremely responsible Queen who will do anything to keep her kingdom and her sister safe, even if it means having to let the world know of her mighty secret. If you have two girls, the older one could be called Elsa, with Ellie or Elle as a possible nickname.
Though an uncommon name, Kristoff is a character in the movie that is synonymous with hard work, dedication and independence. He is also a genuinely nice person, accompanying Anna on her dangerous mission to end the eternal winter. Kristoff could be a nice name for your little boy, with possible nickname, Kris.
Ella is the character’s original name in the 2015 live remake of this classic fairytale (Yes, Cinderella isn’t the character’s actual name in the movie). She is a hardworking individual and an extremely good natured girl. Possible nicknames for your little girl could be Ellie and Elle.
12. Jaq and Gus
Yes, everyone’s favourite mice in the Disney adaptation of this classic. Did you know that they have real names? They are actually Jacques and Octavius respectively. These two mice are super loyal and good natured, helping Cinderella find her one true love. If you’re expecting twins soon, why not?
Anastasia is one of Cinderella’s step-sisters in the Disney movie, and boy, did she start off as an extremely irritating and annoying character, trying to vie for Prince Charming’s attention. However, if you’re a true die-hard Disney fan, you would’ve watched the sequel and witness Anastasia’s struggle to find her own true love. This could be the perfect name for your little girl, with possible nicknames such as Annie or Ann!
A whole new world~ A new fantastic point of view~ Princess Jasmine is a confident and kind individual who is always dreaming about her next adventure. This name is simple and easy to remember, making it the perfect name for your little girl.
Gideon might not be the “hero” in Pinocchio and is in fact, one of the antagonists of the fairy tale. But, the name still has a flair to it and could be an excellent name for your baby boy. If anything, you’ll be happy to know that Gideon is relatively smart and has a happy-go-lucky personality, making him easily satisfied.
A simple name that’s easy enough to remember, Cleo is the bubbly, good-natured, albeit a little flirtatious goldfish belonging to Geppetto. There is no doubt in Cleo being a suitable name for your little girl.
Born Eugene Fitzherbert, Flynn Rider only appears in the Disney adaptation of this classic story. A funny and sarcastic individual as portrayed in the movie, Flynn is a character that you’ll slowly grow to love because of his genuine and caring personality. Either Flynn or Eugene could be great names for your little boy.
Smart, clever, educated and a fun-loving girl who always seeks out adventure, Rapunzel is clearly not a girl to be trifled with (especially when she’s armed with a pot in her hand). It’s definitely not a requirement to have extremely long hair, but if you picture your girl rocking this look, Rapunzel could be her name. Possible nicknames include Zelle or even Elle!
19. Aurora/ Briar Rose
Aurora, otherwise known as Briar Rose, after she was renamed by the three fairy godmothers, is characterised as an extremely beautiful and pretty lady, who is gentle and pure. Whether it’s Aurora, Briar or even Rose, we think these could be great names for your little girl (or triplets)!
Flora is actually one of the three fairy godmothers, and it is such a beautiful name. She is extremely helpful and together with her two sisters, they use their magical powers to help Aurora find her one true love – Prince Phillip. Psst, Flo could be her nickname!
Prince Phillip is actually the first prince that has a name in Disney’s adaptation of these classic tales. Portrayed as a handsome, young and brave person who slays the antagonist – Maleficent – in the animation to save his true love – Aurora, Phillip could be an excellent name for your young boy, with Phil as a possible nickname.
If you’re wondering who is Stefan, well, this is actually King Stefan, Aurora’s father. Not much is said about him in Disney’s adaptation of the tale, except the fact that he is very protective of his daughter. Stefan could be a nice name for your boy, with possible nicknames such as Stef.
Queen Leah is Aurora’s mother and similar to King Stefan, not much is revealed in the movies. Leah could still be a pretty name for your little girl though.
Similar to King Stefan and Queen Leah, not much is known about King Hubert except for the fact that he is Prince Phillip’s father and King Stefan’s best friend. Hubert has a nice and jovial tone and could be a nice name for your boy.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
How about Goldilocks for your daughter’s name? Known for her beautiful, long golden locks of hair and fearless personality as she ventured into the three bears house by herself, name your daughter that and hopefully she will emulate that courageous attitude in everything that she does!
Hansel and Gretel
26. Hansel and Gretel
Ahhh, the famous story of siblings who got lost in the woods and went into a cottage made of gingerbread, cakes and candy. The story background creates an association of the names, when mentioned, to anything sweet and pleasing in general. Also, Hansel means a gift from God and Gretel means Pearl in German, making them perfect names for your children who are precious gems in your life.
Good-natured, petite and cute Thumbelina went through several hardships but always puts others before herself before she finally was rewarded when she met the Little Prince. Thumbelina also has a nice, dreamlike feel to it and we are sure it will be a pretty name for your little girl.
If you are looking for a more unique name, how about Merida? The name comes from the Disney movie Brave, and means a person who has achieved a high place of honour.
One of the rarer names that we have heard of, but nonetheless sounds pretty feisty! The name actually means shining light as well. Similar sounding variants of the name are Eleanor and Elianora, though our vote goes to the shining beacon of light!
Anya is the Russian form of Anna, and it means to be gracious. In the film Anastasia, Anya portrays a strong, independent female, perfect embodiment of girl power! We’d all want our kids to grow up resilient, don’t we?
Giselle is the name of the princess in the 2007 film Enchanted. Pronounced as jiz-elle, the name gives off a very graceful and elegant feel.
Putting aside the fact that Narissa was the evil queen in the Enchanted film, it is a lovely name that grows on you the more you hear it.
Do you know that the name Edward is widely known as a name of royalty, having been borne by eight kings of England and running? Besides this, the pronunciation of Edward is easy on the tongue, and there are also several nicknames you can use, such as Ed and Eddie!
Well, thankfully Nathaniel realized his mistake in the film Enchanted and made a change for the better! If Nathaniel is a mouthful for you to say, Nate, or Nathan would be great nicknames too.
Peter is one of the main characters in the classic fairy tale, Peter Pan. Mischievous, brave and all sorts of spunky, we’d sure hope your son always brings a bundle of joy and energy to you every day!
36. Wendy (Darling)
The name Wendy has a very feminine ring to it, making it a beautiful name for your little girl. The Darling is optional, of course.
Alice in Wonderland
How about naming your daughter Alice? Alice is often portrayed as a smart and brave girl in books and movie adaptions of the whimsical Alice in Wonderland.
Although Hannah plays a minor character as Sid’s younger sister in the film, her easygoing and kind nature makes her a memorable character! The origins of the name is also very beautiful, as it means “favour” or “grace.
Winnie The Pooh
How could we forget our favourite cuddly and loveable teddy bear and his adventures with his friends? Christopher Robins plays the best friend of Pooh and the only human character in the book, and his cheerful and compassionate personality makes him well-liked by anyone who crosses his path. Psstt…there are several good-looking and talented actors that we know called Chris (such as Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth). Just saying~
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