As a study reveals more than 1 million adults are named after Disney character, we round up some of the most popular Disney-inspired baby names.
After a recent study, conducted by travel company Florida4Less, found that more than a million Brits (1.05M) are named after Disney characters, we take a look at the most popular Disney-inspired baby names.
From The Lion King to Frozen, Disney films have not only formed part of childhood, but our childrens’ too. So it’s no surprise some of our favourite characters have influenced the names we pick for our kids.
Surprisingly, it’s not just mums opting to name their offspring after a Disney character, in fact, the data suggests it’s more of a dad thing.
12% of men say they’d choose a Disney-inspired baby name, compared to just 8% of women.
10 Most Popular Disney Baby Names
Jasmine (Aladdin, 1992)
Rex (Toy Story, 1995)
Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991)
Jessie (Toy Story 2, 2000)
Minnie (Steamboat Willie, 1928)
Tiana (Princess and the Frog, 2010)
Elsa (Frozen, 2013)
Woody (Toy Story, 1995)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid, 1989)
Nala (The Lion King, 1994)
Disney-inspired Names Rising in Popularity
The research also revealed some huge increases over the last decade. The name Rex rose in popularity by an astonishing 767% between 2007 and 2017, while Esmerelda (up 400%), Belle (up 335%), Minnie (up 308%) and Ariel (115%) are also becoming big favourites with parents in the UK.
Rex (Toy Story, 1995) – Up 767%
Esmerelda (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1996) – 400%
Belle (Beauty and the Beast, 1991) – 335%
Minnie (Steamboat Willie, 1928) – 308%
Ariel (The Little Mermaid, 1989) – 115%
Gus (Cinderella, 1950) – 80%
Woody (Toy Story, 1995) – 62%
Mickey (Steamboat Willie, 1928) – 42%
Jafar (Aladdin, 1992) – 33%
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