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33 Disney Baby Names That Are Absolutely Magical

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1. Moana, from Moana

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Background: Moana is a Maori name that means "sea."

Why you should consider it: If you live by the ocean (or just love the water) this beautiful name couldn't be more appropriate.

2. Hiro, from Big Hero 6

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Background: Hiro is a popular Japanese name which is short for Hiroshi.

Why you should consider it: Your kid could do a lot worse than be named after a robotics genius who loves his family and fights for what is right.

3. Esmerelda, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Background: Esmerelda has Spanish roots and means "Emerald."

Why you should consider it: Teaching your kid to love and be kind to the unfortunate might be slightly easier when they have a name like Esmerelda.

4. Finn, from Cars 2

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Background: The name was born in Irish mythology: "Finn MacCool" was a legendary warrior with supernatural powers.

Why you should consider it: Finn is a great-sounding name, and if it also happens to be the name of a suave, badass spy, all the better!

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5. Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog

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Background: There are lots of disagreement over its origins. If it derives from "Timothy," it means "a follower of Christ," but if it comes from "Tatiana," it can be traced back to a Roman king, Titus Tatius. Other possible origins can be found online too!

Why you should consider it: If naming your kid Tiana increases the odds (even slightly) that they grow up to make delicious beignets, then it will be totally worth it.

6. Flynn, from Tangled

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Background: It's an Irish name meaning "son of a red haired man."

Why you should consider it: If you've got Irish heritage and love Disney it's a terrific option. Heck, it's great even if you're not Irish — or hate Disney, but why would you be reading this post if you hate Disney?

7. Ariel, from The Little Mermaid

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Background: It's a biblical name meaning "light of God."

Why you should consider it: When your Ariel asks you, "Why? Why? Why?" you can try to steal their voice, Ursula-style.

8. Phillip, from Sleeping Beauty

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Background: It's a Latin name meaning "lover of horses." Phillip was also the name of one of the12 apostles.

Why you should consider it: With a name like Phillip, your kid might be heroic and easy going! If not, at least it's a classic name with roots in history, literature, and religion.

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9. Vanellope, from Wreck-It Ralph

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Background: Its roots can be traced back to... Wreck-It Ralph!

Why you should consider it: Your kid will have a truly unique name, and hey, how can you not love Vanellope?

11. Dinah, from Alice In Wonderland

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Background: It's a Hebrew name (found in the Old Testament) meaning "judged" or "judged by God."

Why you should consider it: It's a lesser-used name these days but has a classy, old-school vibe. Plus, you'd be able to tease your kid you named them after a cat.

12. Timon, from The Lion King

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Background: Timon has Greek roots and means "The one who honors God."

Why you should consider it: With a name like Timon, your kid is bound to be quirky, funny and lovable!

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13. Giselle, from Enchanted

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Background: Giselle is of Germanic origins and means "Pledge."

Why you should consider it: When your kid is a toddler and losing it you can say, "Is that how Giselle would act?"

14. Andy, from Toy Story

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Background: It's a Scottish name meaning "manly." The Patron Saint of Scotland, btw, is St. Andrew.

Why you should consider it: No promises — but if you name your kid Andy his toys might come to life which would be pretty cool, wouldn't it?

15. Jasmine, from Alladin

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Background: It has Persian origins and is associated with flowers (there is a Jasmine plant, of course).

Why you should consider it: A name that makes you think of a beautiful flower AND a tough and compassionate Disney princess is pretty cool, don't you think?

16. Remy, from Ratatouille

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Background: The name has Latin roots and is popular in France. It means "oarsman" or "rower." But I like to think it means "rat who cooks like a boss."

Why you should consider it: Two reasons: 1. Calling a little kid Remy seems really cute, 2. It might inspire your kid to cook incredible food.

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17. Nala, from The Lion King

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Background: Nala is a Swahili name with this lovely meaning: "gift."

Why you should consider it: A child is indeed a gift, so the name is especially apropos (plus it is beautiful sounding).

18. Akela, from The Jungle Book

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Background: Akela has roots in the Hindi language, and means "wise loner."

Why you should consider it: Akela is strong, honorable, and cunning — characteristics you'd want to see your kid develop.

19. Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty

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Background: It was first used as the name of the Roman goddess of dawn.

Why you should consider it: Maybe, just maybe, it will help your baby sleep through the night.

20. Oliver, from Oliver & Company

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Background: Oliver means "olive tree" and has Latin roots.

Why you should consider it: It's one of the most popular names around these days, so no one will have to know you named your kid after a Disney cartoon if you don't want them to.

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21. Belle, from Beauty and the Beast

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Background: Belle is derived from the Latin word, "bella," which means "beautiful."

Why you should consider it: Your kid will be inspired to be individualistic, studious, fiercely loyal, and strong.

22. Kristoff, from Frozen

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Background: It's a Scandinavian variation on Christopher. Christopher means "carrier of Christ."

Why you should consider it: Everyone in the world saw Frozen and now thinks of Kristoffs as good guys.

23. Mulan, from Mulan

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Background: Hua Mulan is the name of a real-life female warrior in Chinese history (which you know, duh, because you saw the movie).

Why you should consider it: Mulan defied expectations and fought for what she believed in.

24. Sebastian, from The Little Mermaid

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Background: Sebastian has Greek origins and means "someone from the ancient city of Sebasta." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Why you should consider it: You could sing your kid "Under The Sea" before bed every night.

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25. Nani, from Lilo and Stitch

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Background: Nani is a Hawaiian name meaning "beauty."

Why you should consider it: It's a beautiful name that rolls off the tongue. Plus, naming your kid after Nani might up their sarcasm game.

27. Anna, from Frozen

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Background: Anna has Hebrew origins and means "gracious."

Why you should consider it: Your kid can have a Frozen connection without being one of the 1,287,365 Elsas at their school.

28. Nick, from Zootopia

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Background: It's an English name meaning "Lord." It's an abbreviation of "Nicholas," and has been the name of many emperors, kings, and other leaders.

Why you should consider it: Nick is one smooth operator, and your kid might be too!

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29. Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty

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Background: It means “wicked, vicious, criminal,” and is from Latin.

Why you should consider it: The name has more positive associations nowadays thanks to the 2014 movie, Maleficent, which told Maleficent's story from her perspective. Also, "Mal" is one cute nickname.

30. Eric, from The Little Mermaid

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Background: It's a Scandinavian name meaning "powerful" or "ruler."

Why you should consider it: Like Oliver, it's a popular name that doesn't scream "Disney baby name!" if you don't want it to all of the time.

31. Bianca, The Rescuers

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Background: Bianca is an Italian name that means, "white, shining, gleaming."

Why you should consider it: When other parents are bragging they named their kids after Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King, you can win cool points by being like, "Yeah, those are good names but super mainstream choices. I named my kid after The Rescuers."

32. Riley, from Inside Out

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Background: It's from Old English and means "wood clearing." But it also means "valiant," which sounds better than wood clearing.

Why you should consider it: It's a wonderful-sounding name, and, this may be the dad in me talking, but you could gently tease your kid by saying, "Wood clearing? Where's my little wood clearing?"

33. Maui, from Moana

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Background: It has Hawaiian roots and means either "God of fire" (Hawaiian meaning) or "magic" (Maori meaning).

Why you should consider it: Reminding yourself of a Hawaiian paradise every time you say your kid's name might lower your stress (especially when they're a crazed toddler).