These Are The Most Popular Disney-Inspired Baby Names
If you're a Disney superfan and you've ever thought about naming your future children after some of your favourite characters, we've got just the thing for you: a list of the most popular Disney-inspired baby names in the UK.
Toy brand Play Like Mum examined baby name records in the UK from 1996 onwards to find out which are the most popular Disney-inspired names, as well as which ones have changed popularity over the years.
Their research found that over 17,000 children have been named after Disney characters in the UK since 1996 - and this is omitting popular character names that are also common baby names regardless of Disney, such as Jasmine.
Top of the list of names was Elsa inspired by Frozen, with more 3,000 babies named after the main character. This was followed by Tiana from The Princess and The Frog, with nearly 3,000 baby names, and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, with over 2,800 baby names.
They also found that eight out of the top 10 most popular Disney names were given to girls, and that of the top 35 names, only three were those of villains.
The research also showed that many names tend to peak in popularity just after their films were released, for example Elsa, rising sharply after the release of Frozen, and Tiana, peaking after people watched The Princess and The Frog.
Other names tended to peak when people who would have watched their films as a child grew old enough to have their own children. For example, Nala became popular as a name in 2011, 17 years after the release of the Lion King, while Ariel also became popular 17 years after the Little Mermaid hit cinemas.
Here's the list of the top 10 most popular Disney baby names in the UK:
- Elsa (Frozen)
- Tiana (Princess and the Frog)
- Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
- Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
- Minnie (Minnie Mouse)
- Woody (Toy Story)
- Winnie (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree)
- Olaf (Frozen)
- Giselle (Enchanted)
- Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
Will the Frozen hype ever die down?
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