Official Disney Princesses List: Names and Pictures
Last updated September 15th 2023
How many Disney Princesses are there, and who are they? Read on for a full list of official Disney Princess names with pictures, ages, character origins, love interests, movies, theme songs, fashion styles and more, and learn some fun facts about your favorites, complete with all-original images!
The Disney Princess line started in the early 2000s, with a total of 10 characters, including Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) and Tinker Bell (Peter Pan), but they were given the boot a few years in. Now, the Disney Princess list in 2023 counts 13 official Disney Princesses.
List of Disney Princess Names
Here is the full list of official Disney Princess names in order of each princess movie's release date (click any name to skip ahead for more info with pictures):
Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 1937)
Not all Disney Princesses are official Disney Princesses. There are a number of princess characters that are not and have never been included in the official lineup, and they are:
Eilonwy (The Black Cauldron - 1985)
Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire - 2001)
Vanellope (Ralph Breaks the Internet - 2012)
Elsa (Frozen - 2013)
Anna (Frozen - 2013)
Is Raya on the official Disney Princess list now?
Yes! Raya has finally been confirmed as an official Disney Princess! Ahead of World Princess Week in August 2022, the Disney Parks blog announced that Raya would be "making her official debut as a Disney Princess" and called her "our latest Disney Princess". However, she was not featured alongside the other 12 on the Disney Princess website until a year later, in August 2023.
Disney Princess FAQs
How old are the Disney Princesses?
Snow White is the youngest at 14; Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Merida, Moana and Mulan are all around 16; Belle is 17; Pocahontas, Rapunzel and Raya are 18; and Cinderella and Tiana are the oldest at 19.
Which Disney Princesses are actually princesses?
All but Moana, Mulan and Pocahontas were either born a princess or became one through marriage. Mulan is the daughter of a retired soldier, whereas Moana and Pocahontas are the daughters of chiefs.
Which Disney Princess names start with the same letter?
Appearance: Snow White has brown eyes and short, curled black hair, accented with a red headband with a bow.
Style: sixteenth-century Tudor
Dress: Snow White's iconic dress features a blue bodice, puffed red and blue sleeves, a flowing yellow skirt and a high white collar with a dark maroon cape.
Meaning of her name: Snow White was so named by her mother because her skin was as white as snow.
Character origins: Snow White is based on the character Schneewittchen from the German fairytale by the brothers Grimm, published in 1812.
Snow White fun fact: Snow White is the only Disney Princess with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In fact, Snow White was the first fictional female character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' 50th anniversary in 1987.
Cinderella is a patient dreamer with a kind heart full of hope and optimism. She can always depend on her many animal friends, in particular the mice Jaq and Gus, to cheer her lonely hours. Even as her cruel stepmother confines her to the attic and forces her to do chores all day, her spirit remains unbroken.
One night, her Fairy Godmother appears and, with a wave of her magic wand, transforms her rags into a beautiful gown and sends her off in a coach to the castle for a royal ball, where she falls in love with Prince Charming.
Appearance: Cinderella has blue eyes and shoulder-length strawberry blonde hair with bangs (bright blonde in 2012 redesign). She's the only blue-eyed blonde Disney Princess.
Dresses: Cinderella's first ballgown once belonged to her late mother. It's a pink, sleeveless gown with pink sashes and bows. The mice and birds help restore it for her to wear to the ball, but it's torn to shreds by her wicked stepsisters. The dress is later transformed by the Fairy Godmother into a sparkling silvery ballgown with high, puffed sleeves.
Meaning of her name: Cinderella's birth name is Ella, but her stepsisters mockingly nicknamed her Cinderella because she was often covered in cinders from curling up near the fireplace to stay warm. Ella is a shortened form of Eleanor, meaning "light".
Character origins: Cinderella is based on the character Cendrillon from the French fairytale by Charles Perrault, published in 1697.
Cinderella fun facts: In early drafts of the movie, one of Cinderella's friends was a turtle named Clarissa. Cinderella is the first Disney Princess who isn't born into royalty.
Aurora is a sweet and gentle princess. She was raised by the three Good Fairies in the woods, where she spent a great deal of her time singing and daydreaming. Her beautiful voice charmed the free-spirited prince Phillip, whom she had met before, once upon a dream. When a curse from the vengeful fairy Maleficent sends her into a deep sleep, only he can wake her with True Love's Kiss.
Appearance: Aurora has violet eyes and waist-length, wavy, golden blonde hair.
Style: medieval European
Dresses: Aurora's maiden dress, which she wears in the cottage in the forest, features a beige blouse under a black strapless bodice with front lacing, and a brown skirt. Her royal dress, sometimes pink, sometimes blue, features a fitted bodice with a white off-the-shoulder collar, long sleeves and an a-line skirt.
Meaning of her name: Aurora's parents, King Stefan and Queen Leah, named her after the dawn because she filled their lives with sunshine.
Character origins: Aurora is based on the character Aurore from the French fairytale The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault, published in 1697.
Aurora fun fact: Aurora is the only Disney Princess with violet eyes.
Ariel is an adventurous mermaid who loves to explore strange places and collect strange things with her best friend Flounder. Her romantic and rebellious nature inspire her with longing to be part of the human world. After rescuing and falling in love with the handsome human prince, Eric, she strikes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to trade in her fins for legs in the hope of winning his heart.
Belle is a smart and independent young woman who loves to read books, which offer her an escape from her provincial life. When she finds herself imprisoned in the castle of a mysterious beast, cursed by an enchantress for his selfishness, her generous heart and open spirit help her to see the beauty that lies beyond his rough exterior.
Friends: The castle's enchanted staff, including Cogsworth (the Beast's majordomo, transformed into a pendulum clock); Lumiere (the maître d', transformed into a candelabra); Mrs. Potts (the head housekeeper, transformed into a teapot); Chip (Mrs. Pott's young son, transformed into a teacup)
Appearance: Belle has hazel eyes and long brown hair, usually tied in a ponytail with a ribbon. She's the only Disney Princess with hazel eyes and brown hair.
Style: 18th century French
Dress: Belle's most memorable dress is the golden yellow ballgown she wears when she shares her first dance with the Beast. It features a voluminous, floor-length skirt and off-the-shoulder sleeves, accessorized with a golden headpiece, small round gold earrings and long golden gloves.
Meaning of her name: Belle is a French adjective that means "beautiful" as well as a noun that means "beauty". In the classic French fairytale, she is sometimes referred to as la Belle, or the Beauty.
Character origins: Belle is based on the character Belle from the French fairytale The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740.
Belle fun facts: Belle is the only one in her little town who wears the color blue, reinforcing the idea that she doesn't quite fit in. She's also the first brunette Disney Princess and the second princess who isn't royal by birth (the first being Cinderella).
Jasmine is the headstrong daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah. This bold and daring free-thinker is never afraid to speak her mind. When she ventures beyond the comfort and security of her palace walls, she meets streetrat Aladdin, who shows her a whole new world.
Appearance: Jasmine has brown eyes and long black hair, usually worn in a ponytail in two sections tied with teal bands, and adorned with a jeweled headband.
Style: Ottoman Empire
Outfit: For most of the movie, Jasmine wears loose turquoise pants, a matching top with off-the-shoulder straps and golden shoes that curl at the toe. Her accessories include a turquoise headband adorned with a sapphire, large gold earrings and a gold necklace.
Meaning of her name: Jasmine's name comes from the jasmine flower, a sweet-smelling flower that represents purity and innocence, and is often associated with love.
Character origins: Jasmine is based on the character Badroulbadour from the Middle Eastern folk tale One Thousand and One Nights, first published in English in 1704 and later in Arabic in 1775.
Jasmine fun facts: Singer and actress Lea Salonga played the singing voice of Jasmine as well as Mulan. Jasmine is the first non-European Disney Princess. She's also the first princess who wears pants.
Pocahontas enjoys all that nature offers. Always on the lookout for adventure, she loves to go swimming and canoeing with her friends Nakoma, Meeko and Flit. Her open mind and eagerness to learn more about the world around her has made her wise beyond her years.
Her chance meeting with Captain John Smith leads to an unlikely friendship that changes their lives and the lives of those around them.
Mulan is a brave and loyal young woman with a sturdy heart and a noble spirit. Her determination sees her through the most difficult obstacles as she takes her father's place in the army to fight the Huns under the disguise of a soldier named Ping.
Appearance: Mulan has dark brown eyes and long, straight black hair.
Style: 8th to 10th century Chinese
Meaning of her name: The name Mulan means "wood orchid".
Character origins: Mulan is based on a Chinese legend, the first written record of which is a folk song called the Ballad of Mulan, believed to have been composed between 386 and 535 AD.
Mulan fun fact: Mulan is the first Disney Princess raised by both her parents through her childhood (all other princesses before her having lost one parent or both parents sometime during their childhood, with the exception of Aurora, who was raised by the three Good Fairies).
Tiana is a patient and resilient young woman with a passion for cooking. A fateful kiss with a frog prince, who's desperate to be human again, leads her on the adventure of a lifetime through the bayous of New Orleans. In the end, through hard work, she achieves her dream of opening her own restaurant.
Rapunzel is the charmingly high-spirited princess of Corona. She enjoys many different activities, such as painting, baking, reading and dancing. Never too far is her trusty friend Pascal the chameleon.
With the help of the kingdom's most wanted bandit Flynn Rider, she escapes the tower where she's been locked away most of her life, and journeys to see the floating lights that appear in the sky every year on her birthday.
Appearance: Rapunzel has green eyes and long, magical golden blonde (but naturally brown) hair. She's the only Disney Princess with green eyes.
Style: 16th century German
Dress: Rapunzel's dress features a corsetted purple bodice laced with pink ribbon, juliet sleeves (long, tight sleeves with small striped pink and purple puffs at the shoulders) and a purple skirt.
Meaning of her name: Rapunzel was named after the edible plant rapunzel, a species of bellflower.
Character origins: Rapunzel is based on the character from the German fairytale Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm, published in 1812, itself inspired by a French fairytale by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force (1698).
Rapunzel fun facts: Rapunzel's hair is 70 feet long. Tangled is the first Disney princess film to be animated by computer imagery.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the lords of the land, causing chaos in the kingdom and a rift between her and her mother. When she consults a witch for help, she inadvertently curses her mother, but soon sets things right again.
Moana is the free-spirited daughter of the Chief of Motunui. When her island is threatened, she sets out on a daring mission to save her people, and in so doing fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors.
Appearance: Moana has dark brown eyes and long, wavy black hair.
Style: ancient Polynesian
Dress: Moana's main outfit features a strapless red top adorned with seashells, and a red sash over a beige skirt.
Meaning of her name: The name Moana is of Polynesian origin, meaning "sea, ocean, large lake". It's a fitting name for this heroine, who shares a special connection with the ocean.
Moana fun facts: An early concept for the movie featured Moana as a contemporary girl who time-travels to the old world to discover her ancient culture. Like Pocahontas and Mulan, Moana is included in the official Disney Princess lineup, even though she isn't a princess. Moana herself disputes the idea of her being a princess in a scene from her movie!
Raya is a fierce warrior princess, trained by her father, Chief Benja of the Heart tribe, to become a guardian of the Dragon Gem. When the gem is broken, Raya sets out to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and unite its people.
The only two Disney Princesses with biological siblings are Ariel and Merida, and, interestingly, their names all begin with the same letter (Ariel's sisters' names all start with the letter A, and Merida's brothers' with the letter H).
The majority of Disney Princesses have long hair (though Rapunzel has them all beat in terms of length). The most common hair color is black (there are 7 raven-haired princesses), and the most common eye color is brown (also 7 brown-eyed princesses).
Aurora has the shortest screen time (appearing on screen for a little less than 18 minutes), while Moana has the longest (appearing on screen for over an hour).
The last three Disney Princesses (Merida, Moana and Raya) are the only Disney Princesses with no love interests.
Pocahontas and Tiana are the only Disney Princesses with childhood best friends who are human (Nakoma and Charlotte, respectively).
Two Disney Princesses are named after flowers: Jasmine and Rapunzel.
The longest Disney Princess names are Cinderella, Pocahontas and Snow White. The shortest Disney Princess name is Raya.