Official Disney Princesses List: Names and Fun Facts

Updated March 19th 2023

How many Disney Princesses are there, and who are they?

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 in 2023 there are 13 official Disney Princesses.

List of Disney Princess Names

Here is the full list in order of their movie's release date (click any name to skip ahead for more info with pictures):

* Is Raya an official Disney Princess?

Possibly. 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, as of March 2023, she has yet to appear in any Disney Princess merchandise and is not featured alongside the other 12 on the Disney Princess website.

There are other characters who are princesses, but 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)

Disney Princess Fun Facts

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.

Are any of the Disney Princesses related?

No. But it's possible there is some relationship between Rapunzel and Anna and Elsa.

The 13 Official Disney Princesses

Snow White
About Snow White

Snow White is a gentle and caring young princess with a romantic disposition and a motherly touch. She is very fond of animals, and they are very fond of her.

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Age: 14
Likes: baking, cooking, romance, singing
Love interest: The Prince
Parents: The King and Queen (both deceased); The Evil Queen (stepmother, living)
Antagonist: The Evil Queen
Eyes: brown
Hair: black
Style: sixteenth-century Tudor
Meaning of her name: Snow White was so named by her mother because her skin was as white as snow.
Snow White fun fact: Snow White is the only Disney Princess with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Snow White's dress-up games

About Cinderella

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 Jaq and Gus, to cheer her lonely hours.

Movie: Cinderella (1950)
Age: 19
Likes: happy dreams, singing, dancing
Friends: Gus, Jaq, other mice, birds
Parents: Father unknown (gentleman, deceased); mother unknown (deceased); Lady Tremaine (stepmother, living)
Siblings: 2 stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella
Pets: Bruno the dog; Major the horse
Love interest: Prince Charming
Antagonist: Wicked Stepmother
Theme song: A Dream Is a Wish
Eyes: blue
Hair: blonde
Style: Victorian
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".

Cinderella's dress-up games

About Aurora

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.

Also known as: Briar Rose
Movie: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Age: 16
Likes: animals, nature, singing
Friends: forest animals, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather (adoptive aunts)
Love interest: Prince Phillip
Parents: King Stefan (living); Queen Leah (living)
Antagonist: Maleficent
Theme song: Once Upon a Dream
Eyes: violet
Hair: golden blonde
Style: medieval European
Meaning of her name: Aurora's parents, King Stefan and Queen Leah, named her after the dawn because she filled their lives with sunshine.
Aurora fun fact: Aurora is the only Disney Princess with violet eyes.

Aurora's dress-up games

About Ariel

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.

Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989)
Home: Atlantica
Age: 16
Likes: collecting human objects
Friends: Flounder, Scuttle, Sebastian
Love interest: Prince Eric
Parents: King Triton (living); Queen Athena (deceased)
Siblings: 6 sisters (Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, Andrina)
Antagonist: Ursula
Theme song: Part of Your World
Eyes: aqua blue
Hair: red
Style: Victorian
Meaning of her name: The name Ariel is of Hebrew origin. It means "lion of God", and can be used for a boy or a girl.
Ariel fun fact: Originally, Ariel was meant to have blonde hair, not red.
(See what Ariel would look like with blonde hair in Ariel's Makeover Game 2.)

Ariel's dress-up games

About Belle

Belle is a smart and independent young woman who loves to read books, which offer her an escape from her provincial life. Her generous heart and open spirit help her to see the beauty that lies beyond the Beast's rough exterior.

Movie: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Homeland: France
Age: 17
Likes: reading
Friends: Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Wardrobe
Love interest: the Beast
Parents: Maurice (inventor, living); mother unknown (deceased)
Antagonist: Gaston
Theme song: Belle
Eyes: hazel
Hair: brown
Style: 18th century French
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.

Belle's dress-up games

About Jasmine

Jasmine is the headstrong daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah. This bold and daring free-thinker is never afraid to speak her mind.

Nickname: Jaz
Movie: Aladdin (1992)
Home: Agrabah
Age: 15 (going on 16)
Friend/pet: Rajah
Love interest: Aladdin
Parents: The Sultan (living); the Sultana (deceased)
Antagonist: Jafar
Theme song: A Whole New World
Eyes: brown
Hair: black, with headband
Style: Ottoman Empire
Meaning of her name: Jasmine's name comes from the jasmine flower, a sweet-smelling white or yellow flower that represents purity and innocence, and is often associated with love.

Jasmine's dress-up games

About Pocahontas

Adventurous Pocahontas enjoys all that nature offers. 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.

Movie: Pocahontas (1995)
Age: 18
Likes: canoeing, running, swimming
Friends: Nakoma, Meeko, Flit, Percy
Love interest: John Smith
Parents: Chief Powhatan (living); mother unknown (deceased)
Antagonist: Ratcliffe
Theme song: Colors of the Wind
Eyes: dark brown
Hair: black
Style: 17th-century Native American
Meaning of her name: The name Pocahontas means "playful one" in Powhatan, an Algonquian language.
Pocahontas fun fact: Pocahontas is the only Disney Princess based on a real person.

Pocahontas's dress-up games

About Mulan

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.

Full name: Fa Mulan
Movie: Mulan (1998)
Homeland: China
Age: 16
Friend/guardian: Mushu
Parents: Fa Zhou (retired soldier, living); Fa Li (living)
Pets: Little Brother the dog, Khan the horse, Cri-Kee the cricket
Love interest: Shang
Antagonist: Shan-Yu
Theme song: Reflection
Eyes: dark brown
Hair: black
Style: 8th to 10th century Chinese
Meaning of her name: The name Mulan means "wood orchid".

Mulan's dress-up games

About Tiana

Tiana is a patient and resilient young woman with a passion for cooking. Through hard work she achieves her dream of opening her own restaurant.

Nickname: Tia
Home: New Orleans, Louisiana
Age: 19
Likes: baking, cooking
Friends: Charlotte, Louis, Ray
Love interest: Naveen
Parents: James (soldier, deceased); Eudora (living)
Antagonist: Dr. Facilier
Theme song: Almost There
Eyes: brown
Hair: dark brown
Style: 1920s American
Tiana fun fact: Tiana is the only Disney Princess with dimples.

Tiana's dress-up games

About Rapunzel

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.

Movie: Tangled (2010)
Age: 18
Likes: painting, baking, reading, sewing
Friend/pet: Pascal
Parents: King Frederic (living); Queen Arianna (living)
Love interest: Flynn/Eugene
Antagonist: Mother Gothel
Home: Corona
Eyes: green
Hair: blonde
Style: 16th century German
Meaning of her name: Rapunzel was named after the edible plant rapunzel, a species of bellflower.
Rapunzel fun fact: Rapunzel's hair is 70 feet long.

Rapunzel's dress-up games

About Merida

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 uproarious lords of the land.

Movie: Brave (2012)
Likes: archery, horseback riding
Home: DunBroch
Age: 16
Parents: King Fergus (living); Queen Elinor (living)
Siblings: 3 brothers: Hamish, Harris and Hubert
Pet: Angus the horse
Antagonist: Mor'du
Theme song: Touch the Sky
Eyes: blue
Hair: red
Style: medieval Scottish
Meaning of her name: The name Merida is derived from the name Mairead, the Irish form of Margaret, meaning "pearl".
Merida fun fact: Merida is the only official Disney Princess from a Pixar film.

Merida's dress-up games

About Moana

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.

Movie: Moana (2016)
Age: 16
Likes: sailing, wayfaring, family
Home: Motunui
Friends: Maui
Parents: Chief Tui (living); Sina (living)
Pets: Pua and Heihei
Antagonist(s): the Kakamora
Theme song: How Far I'll Go
Eyes: brown
Hair: black
Style: ancient Polynesian
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's dress-up games

About Raya

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.

Movie: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Age: 18
Likes: dragons, martial arts, adventure
Home: Heart, Kumandra
Friends: Boun, Little Noi, Tong
Parents: Chief Benja (living); mother unknown
Pets: Tuk Tuk
Antagonist(s): the Druun
Eyes: dark brown
Hair: black
Style: traditional Southeast Asian
Meaning of her name: In the Malay language, Raya means "celebration".

There you have it: all 13 uniquely beautiful Disney Princesses! Who are your favorites?

All 13 Disney Princesses together

Extra Disney Princess Fun Facts
  • 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 (Jasmine, Moana, Mulan, Pocahontas, Raya and Snow White all have lovely dark locks).
  • 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).
  • 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).

Source: Screen Time Central