Official Disney Princesses List: Names and Fun Facts
There are 12 official Disney Princesses, as of 2021.
Here is the full list in order of their movie's release date (click to skip ahead for more info):
1. Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - 1937)
2. Cinderella (Cinderella - 1950)
3. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty - 1959)
4. Ariel (The Little Mermaid - 1989)
5. Belle (Beauty and the Beast - 1991)
6. Jasmine (Aladdin - 1992)
7. Pocahontas (Pocahontas - 1995)
8. Mulan (Mulan - 1998)
9. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog - 2009)
10. Rapunzel (Tangled - 2010)
11. Merida (Brave - 2012)
12. Moana (Moana - 2016)
There are other Disney characters who are princesses, but are not included in the official lineup, and they are:
1. Eilonwy (The Black Cauldron - 1985)
2. Kida (Atlantis: The Lost Empire - 2001)
3. Vanellope (Ralph Breaks the Internet - 2012)
4. Elsa (Frozen - 2013)
5. Anna (Frozen - 2013)
Now let's take a closer look at the 12 official Disney princesses, this time in alphabetical order...
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
Likes: collecting human objects
Friends: Flounder, Scuttle, Sebastian
Eyes: aqua blue
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.
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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
Likes: animals, nature, singing
Friends: forest animals, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather
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.
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Belle is a smart and independant 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
Friends: Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Wardrobe
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.
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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.
Likes: happy dreams, singing, dancing
Friends: Gus, Jaq, other mice, birds
Pets: Bruno the dog; Major the horse
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".
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Jasmine is the headstrong daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah. This bold and daring free-thinker is never afraid to speak her mind.
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.
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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.
Likes: archery, horseback riding
Pet: Angus the horse
Style: medieval Scottish
Meaning of her name: The name Merida is derived from the name Mairead, the Irish form of Margaret, meaning "pearl".
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Moana is the free-spirited daughter of the Chief of Motonui. 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.
Likes: sailing, wayfaring, family
Pets: Pua and Heihei
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.
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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
Pets: Little Brother the dog, Khan the horse, Cri-Kee the cricket
Eyes: dark brown
Style: 8th to 10th century Chinese
Meaning of her name: The name Mulan means "wood orchid".
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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.
Likes: canoeing, running, swimming
Friends: Nakoma, Meeko, Flit, Percy
Eyes: dark brown
Style: 17th-century Native American
Meaning of her name: The name Pocahontas means "playful one" in Powhatan, an Algonquian language.
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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.
Likes: painting, baking, reading, sewing
Style: 16th century German
Meaning of her name: Rapunzel was named after the edible plant rapunzel, a species of bellflower.
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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
Likes: baking, cooking, romance, singing
Friends: the seven dwarfs
Style: sixteenth-century Tudor
Meaning of her name: Snow White was so named by her mother because her skin was as white as snow.
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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.
Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Home: New Orleans, Louisiana
Likes: baking, cooking
Friends: Charlotte, Louis, Ray
Hair: dark brown
Style: 1920s American
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