You grew up watching Disney movies on VHS. You cried the first time you went to Disneyland. You're obviously naming your pet after a Disney Princess, but which one? WHICH ONE? There are so many to choose from! Never fear. Let us break it down for you, and your pet will have the perfect princess name in no time.
14 Enchanting Disney Princess Pet Name Ideas
1 - Cinderella (Cinderella)
You went to your shelter "just to look" and in the corner kennel found the sweetest little mutt who just looked up at you with those huge, hopeful eyes and OBVIOUSLY you were going to adopt her and take her home and love her forever. Sure, she had fleas and mange and you were informed she can only eat one very specific, very expensive kind of dog food, but who cares, you just love her so freaking much! She's your Cinderella, you are her Prince Charming, and every day together is a straight-up royal ball.
2 - Jasmine (Aladdin)
Do you have a kitty with serious attitude who reminds you on the regular that she is "not a prize to be won?" Does she pace the perimeters of the palace (a.k.a. your apartment) constantly peeking out the window at the "whole new world" out there. Sounds like you're the proud owner of a Jasmine. Bonus points if she's a little orange-y and stripe-y and basically looks like a mini-me of Jasmine's own pet kitty, Raja.
3 - Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
Is your pet snowy-white—as pure as the driven snow? A Russian White or an alabaster poodle? Also, is she sweet as all get out? Sounds like you've got a Snow White on your hands.
4 - Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
If your dog jumps in the pool before you've even kicked off your flip-flops, you've got a Little Mermaid for sure. (Setters and retrievers are about as mermaid-y as pups get.) But your dog doesn't have to be a water lover to be an Ariel. If you've got a girl who is both independent-minded and fiercely loving and you can just tell that it's KILLING her that she doesn't have a human voice so she can actually speak to you, that's about as Ariel (or Ah-ree-el, if you prefer the Sebastian pronunciation) as pups come.
5 - Rapunzel (Tangled)
How are you NOT going to name your Afghan Hound Rapunzel? Or your Bergamasco, your Briard, your Maltese, your Havanese, your English Setter, your Lhasa Apso, your Cocker Spaniel, or, of course, your domesticated long-haired cat? Basically if your pet has long, flowing locks, she should be a Rapunzel. You will guaranteed to ALWAYS get a laugh when people ask what her name is.
6 - Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
Your pup works so hard, she will keep up with you on the most grueling hikes and she will keep fetching that tennis ball until you literally can't throw it anymore. Your dog is such a Tiana, you guys, she does not have time for dancing or messing around. Girl has got work to do!
7 - Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
This is the name for an outdoor cat or a pup who's always begging you to take her on walks. Is your pet just so happy to be outside singing with "all the voices of the mountain" and painting with "all the colors of the wind?" She is your Pocahontas, no question.
8 - Merida (Brave)
Your orange-y kitty or puppy would have a killer namesake in Brave's Scottish Highlands' princess. Though no one expects your pet to slay at archery (that usually requires, ya know, opposable thumbs), if your pet can pounce with the best of them and their aim is always true, Merida would be an A+ name for your sparky little sweetheart.
9 - Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
This one is too easy. Do you have a pet who is obsessed with naps. Like as soon as they get done eating/walking/whatever it's BOOM nap? You have a Sleeping Beauty, and should name your girl accordingly!
10 - Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
If you are a bookworm and your cat or dog cuddles up on your lap every time you're reading about adventure in the great wide somewhere, you totally have a Belle. You also have a Belle if she's totally beautiful and you literally cannot stop Instagramming her, but it is universally acknowledged by everyone who knows your pet that she's a little, um, odd.
11 - Moana (Moana)
If you weren't feeling Ariel so much for your water-loving pup, Disney's forthcoming ocean-navigating princess Moana is an excellent alternative Disney Princess name. Also, if you're blasting Hamilton along with your Disney tunes and straight up almost named your dog Angelica Schuyler, Lin-Manuel Miranda penned tunes for Moana, and so with one pet name you can fully express your love for Disney and Broadway.
12 - 13 Elsa and Anna (Frozen)
So you were just planning on getting one dog (or cat) but it turns out there's a package deal — two pups or kitties (or perhaps a pup and a kitty) have bonded hard at their foster home and can't bear to be separated. So of course you take 'em both, and what better names to bestow upon these sisters of the heart than those of Disney's greatest sisters, Elsa and Anna! Bonus points if one girl is kind of moody and serious and your other princess is CONSTANTLY bugging her sister! Like, "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" is on constant loop in her brain.
14 - Mulan (Mulan)
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Is your pet as swift as the coursing river? Are they mysterious as the dark side of the moon? Then Mulan is the perfect name for your furry friend!
Now that we've covered all of the official Disney princesses, here are some names inspired by some of Disney's other leading ladies!
- Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
- Megara (Hercules)
- Jane Porter (Tarzan)
- Princess Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
- Jessie (Toy Story)
- Princess Dot (A Bug's Life)
- Vanellope (Wreck-It-Ralph)
- Nala (The Lion King)
- Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
- Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
- Princess Eilonwy (The Black Cauldron)
- Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)
- Miss Bianca (The Rescuers)
- Duchess (The Atistocats)
- Wendy (Peter Pan)
- Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?
Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!