30 Disney-Inspired Baby Names for Boys

baby boy names disney Parents-to-be who love Disney usually want to share their love of the magical world with their children. What better way to pass on your adoration of all things Disney than by giving your baby a name inspired by a beloved character from a classic Disney movie?

Here, 30 of the best for boys ...

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  1. Mickey - May be too obvious, and perhaps a bit dated, sure, but the name -- which is actually of Hebrew origin and means "who is like God?" -- could be a contender. Or you could go with a variation, like Michael, which has the same origin/meaning and is the eighth most popular name for boys in the U.S.
  2. Eric - The name of the dashing prince who fell in love with Ariel in 1989's The Little Mermaid is also the all-time most popular Scandinavian boys' name in the U.S.
  3. Christopher - The sweet little boy who famously befriended Winnie the Pooh has starred in many Winnie the Pooh films over the years. His name may be one of the most popular of all time for little boys, currently the 23rd most popular in the country.
  4. Robin - Either a nod to Christopher Robin, or Robin Hood, the famous fox from the 1973 classic animated tale. Perhaps because it has morphed into more of a girls' name over the years, it hasn't been tremendously popular for boys since the '50s and '60s.
  5. Chip - The name of one of the two most famous chipmunks of all time is considered a nickname for Charles, which is the 62nd most popular name in the U.S.
  6. Dale - The name of the other half of the popular chipmunk duo means "valley" and is of English origin.
  7. Donald - As in Duck, of course. If the name reminds you too much of Trump, though, you could try the Irish variation Donal. Both mean "proud chief."
  8. Gus - This nickname -- which could be short for Octavius, August, Augustus, Angus, or Gustave -- was the moniker of Cinderella's chubby, lovable mouse buddy in the 1950 classic.
  9. Jacques - Another one of Cinderella's pet mice went by "Jaq" for short. The name is the French variation of James and Jacob.
  10. Jake - The brave and witty kangaroo-mouse from 1990's The Rescuers Down Under had a name that is increasing in popularity. Short for the Hebrew name Jacob, it means "supplanter."
  11. Oliver - The name of the homeless kitten lead of 1988's Oliver & Company is also the second most popular in England and currently in the top 100 in the U.S., thanks in part to the popularity of its "sister" name, Olivia.
  12. Peter - As in, Pan! The eternal boy as imagined by J.M. Barrie in his original play Peter Pan was also the star of the 1953 Disney flick. The name, which means "rock," currently ranks at #205.
  13. Remy - The French rat hero of 2007's Ratatouille is currently trending up for boys. It's meaning: "Oarsman."
  14. Phillip - The name of Sleeping Beauty's handsome prince means "lover of horses," and currently ranks at #350 in the U.S.
  15. Li - Mulan's love interest and the Chinese army captain in the 1998 film. The Chinese name means "powerful."
  16. John - The classic name of Pocahontas' leading man remains one of most popular in the U.S., currently ranking at #28. Variations include: Jean, Sean, Ian, Evan, Ewan, Giovanni, Juan, Johann, Johannes, Jan, Ivan, etc.
  17. Rex - The dinosaur from Toy Story may be insecure, but he must admit he has a pretty cool name, which is increasingly in popularity and means "king."
  18. Buzz - The name of the astronaut from Toy Story is pretty unique. Variations: Biff and Bud.
  19. Woody - The big-hearted cowboy from Toy Story voiced by Tom Hanks shares his name with Woody Harrelson and Nelson. It's popularity has waned considerably since its peak in the '40s.
  20. Sebastian - The name of the bossy crab who only wanted to protect Ariel from humans in The Little Mermaid has broken the top 100 in the U.S., currently ranking at #64.
  21. Russell - The name of the joyful little boy from 2009's Up may also bring to mind actors Russell Crowe and Russell Brand. Of French origin, it means "redhead, fox-colored."
  22. Timothy - The name of Dumbo's circus mouse sidekick and mentor in 1941's Dumbo means "honoring God" and currently ranks at #120.
  23. Aladdin - The name of the street urchin-turned-prince from the 1992 movie is Arabic for "height of religion." While it may not be a mainstream choice, you could always call him Al.
  24. Gaston - The antagonist of Beauty & the Beast was admittedly rather handsome and strong. His unique, French name is very rarely used in the U.S. and means "the guest, the foreigner."
  25. Eadric - The unique name of the frog prince from 2009's The Princess & the Frog means "wealthy ruler."
  26. Max - The name of Prince Eric's Old English Sheepdog in The Little Mermaid means "greatest" and is accordingly, increasingly popular as a boy's name in the U.S. In 2008, Christina Aguilera named her son Max. It currently ranks at #105.
  27. Simba - The traditional African name actually means "lion," which is fitting as it was made popular as the protagonist's name in The Lion King.
  28. Arthur - The name of the 12-year-old orphan and "once and future" king is a classic. It's Celtic for "bear" and currently ranks at #355.
  29. Flynn - The name of the prince in 2010's Tangled is also an increasingly popular Irish boy's name. In 2011, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr gave their little boy the name, which means "son of the red-haired one."
  30. Elliott - The name of the invisible dragon in 1977's Pete's Dragon is currently declining in popularity and currently ranks at #277. Variations: Eliot, Elliot, Elijah.

Which of these Disney baby names would you consider for your son?


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nonmember avatar ago

If my youngest was a boy, her name would have been Russell. Never connected it with Disney though!

Saskia Hehemann

Im a Dutch woman with an lndonesian father and it's getting pretty common for people of my heritage and age to name their daughter Mikki. Think it's a really nice link to Mickey Mouse and the name looks not too juvinile for a 30-year old :)


 

Katriena Young

I have a friend who named her youngest Christoper Robin. 

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