More People in the UK are Naming their Children After Disney Characters: Study

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More People in the UK are Naming their Children After Disney Characters: Study


Okay, let’s get one thing straight first. It’s not like every parent of someone named Jasmine or Anna or Elsa had the intention of naming their kids after these Disney princesses even before they were born.

In most cases, it’s only a coincidence due to how common these names are. Even before the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” was released, there were already countless girls who bore the name Belle.

But of course, as the title of this article indicates, that’s just one side of the story. Believe it or not, there are many people in the United Kingdom today whose names were inspired by Disney characters.


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A recent study conducted by the travel firm Florida4Less showed that due to an ongoing trend among people in the UK, more than a million people are named after characters from movies produced by the entertainment and animation giant. This was made evident by the prevalence of these names on the list of the most popular baby names for 2019.

The study cited certain Disney titles such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Toy Story” as some of the most recurring inspirations for baby names in the researchers’ data, in which there are a total of 1.05 million, all coming from the UK.


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However, of all these Disney titles, “Aladdin” came out on top of the list with the most number of people whose names have been inspired by one its characters, which happened to be Jasmine, the princess with whom Aladdin fell in love, the study cited. Those who were very willing to name their child after a Disney character were found to be around 18 to 34 years of age, with three in every 10 people being pro-Disney.


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There is also 14 percent of people who are considering naming their next child Ariel, the protagonist in the movie “The Little Mermaid,” while one in every 10 people are considering the name Nala for their child following the recent success of the live-action adaptation of the movie “The Lion King.”

These are just some of the many noteworthy findings of the study. The researchers said that this trend isn’t likely going to end in the near future but will rather grow more popular as Disney continues to churn out one blockbuster movie after another.




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