Get to know all of the names of the disney princesses so you’ll be ready to meet them on your trip to disney world!
Disney Princess names can be hard to keep up with, so we’ve made a list of each and given you some fun facts, too!
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Most Disney fans have a favorite princess. Maybe she starred in the first Disney film you saw as a child, or maybe one character stands out as the princess you most relate to.
While each of the Disney Princesses has a different personality from the others, there are certainly common themes and positive characteristics we see in each.
The story lines and music make the characters even more endearing.
Let’s take a look at the full list of Disney Princess names, then we’ll talk about unofficial Disney Princesses, the princesses who lost their crowns, and tips for meeting your favorite Disney Princesses at Disney World!
Want a fun Disney Princess game? Check out our Disney Princess trivia questions and answers!
Complete List of Disney PRincess Names
Here is the complete list of official Disney Princesses, along with the film they each starred in.
- Snow White – Snow White
- Cinderella – Cinderella
- Aurora – Sleeping Beauty
- Ariel – The Little Mermaid
- Belle – Beauty and the Beast
- Jasmine – Aladdin
- Pocahontas – Pocahontas
- Mulan – Mulan
- Tiana – The Princess and the Frog
- Rapunzel – Tangled
- Merida – Brave
- Moana – Moana
There is some speculation among Disney fans that Raya (from Raya and the Last Dragon) may eventually become the 13th official Disney Princess, which would be wonderful!
And although they aren’t “official” Disney Princesses, we also consider Anna and Elsa to be among fan favorites!
Disney Princess List
When planning your Disney vacation, you’ll definitely want to set aside some time on your daily itinerary to meet the characters!
We’ve included some facts and trivia about each of the beloved princesses, as well as some conversation starters you can use when meeting the characters.
As you can see from the pictures on this list, the cast members who portray these characters in the parks are quite talented and truly do a great job of staying “in character” when you ask them questions, which can create some memorable experiences for your family!
Now, on to the official list of Disney Princess names!
1. Snow White
Based on the original German fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Disney’s Snow White features the princess, her stepmother (AKA the Evil Queen), Prince Charming.
Of course we can’t forget the seven dwarfs (the names of the seven dwarfs, because you know you need to know, are Grumpy, Sneezy, Dopey, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, and Doc).
Snow White’s Princess Personality
Snow White is well-known for her kindness to animals, her motherly nature, and her beautiful singing voice.
She’s a playful optimist who is quick to smile.
Snow White’s Princess Story
After finding out from a magic mirror that Snow White is the fairest in the land, the Evil Queen attempts to have Snow White killed by a huntsman.
However, the Huntsman tells Snow White to escape, and she finds herself living in a small cottage int he woods.
The Evil Queen, disguised as an old woman, locates Snow White in the cottage and gives her a poison apple to eat, which causes Snow White to fall into a deep sleep.
The kiss of a prince is needed to awaken Snow White from her slumber!
Premiering in 1937, Snow White was the very first Disney princess! This movie was the first film by the Walt Disney Company, making it a beloved favorite of multiple generations.
The second princess on our list is none other than Cinderella. This beloved fairy tale features the princess and her delightful mice friends (Jac and Gus are two fan favorites).
Other characters include her wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine, her stepsisters, Anastasia and Drizella, the evil cat Lucifer (he’s on our list of Disney cats!), Prince Charming, and of course, the Fairy Godmother!
Cinderella’s Princess Personality
Cinderella is kind and loving, and she is known for her hopeful outlook that she will one day find love.
Despite being treated poorly herself, she treats others with tenderness.
Cinderella’s Princess Story
Cinderella’s mother died when she was a young girl, and her father later married Lady Tremaine, who brought her daughters to live with the family.
When her father also dies, Cinderella continues to live with her stepmother and stepsisters, who treat her terribly.
Because she now must work as the family’s servant in her own home, Cinderella is not allowed to attend the royal ball, where the prince is slated to choose a wife.
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother comes to the rescue, dressing Cinderella in a dazzling ball gown and glass slippers, and providing her glistening transportation to the ball–all thanks to the help of some fairy magic.
However, Cinderella is under strict orders to return home before midnight, which is when the Fairy Godmother’s spell will expire.
Cinderella and the prince enjoy a wonderful time at the ball, causing Cinderella to leave the ball late. She rushes home as the clock strikes midnight, leaving behind a glass slipper.
In this fan favorite Disney movie, the Prince must use the glass slipper to find his beloved princess!
The film Sleeping Beauty features the princess herself (known as Aurora, Briar Rose, and Sleeping Beauty).
Other characters include Prince Phillip, three good fairies (Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather), the evil witch, Maleficent, and Aurora’s parents, King Stefan and Queen Leah.
Aurora’s Princess Personality
Aurora is a graceful, beautiful young woman born into royalty.
She steadfastly believes in true love, longing to find a soulmate.
Aurora’s Princess Story
In this classic movie, Aurora was paid a visit by fairies after her birth. The evil Maleficent placed a curse upon her to die on her 16th birthday by pricking her finger on a spinning wheel.
Merryweather, one of the fairies, was able to change the curse so it would not result in death, but only a deep sleep–and only to be awakened by a prince’s kiss.
Aurora’s parents went to great lengths to shield her from any chance of harming herself with a spinning wheel, and even changed her name to Briar Rose.
They also sent her to live in the woods to be raised by Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. By chance, she meets Prince Philip in the woods.
When Aurora returns to the castle for her sixteenth birthday, Maleficent does end up finding her and causes her to prick her finger and descend into a deep sleep.
Will Prince Phillip be able to rescue her from her slumber?
The Little Mermaid features the main character of Princess Ariel, along with King Triton, Prince Eric (Ariel’s love interest), the sea witch Ursula, and Ariel’s friends, Flounder, Sebastian, and Scuttle.
Ariel’s Princess Personality
Ariel is the somewhat rebellious mermaid, and the teenage daughter of King Triton.
She loves music and exploration of the unknown, and desires to be independent.
Ariel’s Princess Story
As the youngest in her family, she is fascinated with life on land and often visits the surface of the water, where she frequently collects treasures and later falls in love with a human, Prince Eric.
After trading her beautiful voice and making a risky deal with Ursula, Ariel has three days to win the heart of Prince Eric or she will belong to Ursula.
Although things don’t go exactly to plan, Eric does end up falling in love with Ariel, and the two are married with the blessing of King Triton.
The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, kicking off the Disney Renaissance of animated films.
Belle is the beloved bookworm from Beauty and the Beast.
Other characters in this movie include her eccentric father Maurice, Gaston and his sidekick LeFou, and the castle servants Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip, and the Featherduster.
Belle’s Princess Personality
She is somewhat of an outsider in her “poor provincial town,” but she is extremely kind.
Belle dreams of a bigger life with adventure, similar to the ones she reads about in her books. She is clever, strong-willed, and is not afraid to stand up for herself.
Belle’s Princess Story
In the story, a young prince denies an ugly woman’s pleas for help. The woman, who is actually an enchantress, uses her magic to turn the prince into a beast. His servants are turned into objects, and they will remain in this state until the prince learns to love and be loved in return.
Belle accidentally ends up in the castle, where she and the Beast begin to realize there’s “something there that wasn’t there before.”
Princess Jasmine is the daughter of the Sultan of Agrabah in the movie Aladdin. Her mother died when she was a child.
Other characters featured in this film include Jasmine’s pet tiger, Rajah, Aladdin himself, Aladdin’s pet monkey Abu, the evil adviser Jafar, Jafar’s bird Iago, and of course, the Genie.
Jasmine’s Princess Personality
An only child, she lives a privileged but isolated life in the palace.
She longs to be free and see the world, and Jasmine is fiercely independent, sometimes stubborn, and often speaks her mind.
Jasmine’s Princess Story
In the story, Aladdin lives on the streets, but meets Princess Jasmine in the market one day when she is out and about.
Aladdin believes the Princess will never love him as he is, so when he finds the Genie in the lamp, he uses one of his three wishes to become a prince.
Jafar makes a plan to steal the lamp and have the Genie for his own purposes, and reveals Aladdin’s true identity in the process.
Pocahontas, from the movie of the same name, is the only Disney Princess to be based on a real person.
She’s featured alongside characters such as her father, Chief Powhatan, Captain John Smith, the warrior Kocoum, Governor Ratcliffe, and Grandmother Willow.
Her animal friends include Meeko, a racoon, and Flit, a hummingbird.
Pocahontas’s Princess Personality
She’s free-spirited and curious, believing you should always listen to your heart.
Pocahontas has a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature.
Pocahontas’s Princess Story
In the film, Pocahontas has been pledged in marriage to Kocoum against her wishes. She meets Captain John Smith, a European settler, and finds herself falling in love with him as she teaches him about the importance of nature..
The settlers and Native Americans are on the verge of war with each other, while Pocahontas and Captain Smith’s love story is unfolding.
It is believed that the movie was released on the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ birth.
Mulan, from the movie of the same name, is featured alongside characters such as her dragon friend, Mushu, the dragon’s sidekick, Cri-Kee, the Chinese military commander Li Shang, and the Hun army commander Shan Yu.
Mulan’s Princess Personality
Although she has always struggled to fit in, Mulan wants to remain true to herself while also bringing her family honor.
She is known for being incredibly brave and persistent.
Mulan’s Princess Story
In the film, Mulan is the only child in her family. In order to keep her father from being drafted into the military, Mulan disguises herself as a male and joins the military in his place.
Assisted by Mushu, Mulan trains as a warrior and ends up saving her people from the attacks of the Hun Army.
Interestingly, Mulan is actually not a princess in the movie, since her parents are not royalty and she does not become royalty.
Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, is featured alongside characters such as her parents, James and Eudora, as well as Prince Naveen.
Other characters include a witch doctor named Dr. Facilier, Tiana’s best friend Charlotte La Bouff, a voodoo priestess Mama Odie, and a jazzy alligator named Louis.
Tiana’s Princess Personality
Tiana is known for being bright and resourceful.
She possesses a fierce determination to overcome trials and tribulations in pursuit of her dreams.
Tiana’s Princess Story
Loosely based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the film showcases Tiana, who dreams of opening her own restaurant.
Prince Naveen, who has been turned into a frog by Dr. Facilier, meets and kisses Tiana in hopes of breaking the spell. However, Tiana is turned into a frog herself!
The two frogs journey together through the Bayou in search of Mama Odie, who they believe will help them break Dr. Facilier’s spell!
Tiana was the first African American Disney Princess, and the only Disney Princess with a job. She runs her own restaurant, known as Tiana’s Palace.
Rapunzel, from Tangled, is featured alongside characters such as her lizard, Pasqual, Mother Gothel, who kidnapped Rapunzel when she was a baby and has raised her as her own, and Flynn Ryder.
Rapunzel’s Princess Personality
Rapunzel is known for being creative, fun-loving, and brave.
She’s down-to-earth and friendly. Rapunzel’s one dream is to see the lights that float in the air every year on her birthday.
Rapunzel’s Princess Story
Loosely based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the film showcases Rapunzel, whose hair has magical powers (did you know Rapunzel’s hair is 70 feet long??).
Because Mother Gothel uses the powers of Rapunzel’s hair to preserve her own youthfulness, she keeps Rapunzel locked up in a tower.
Mother Gothel taught Rapunzel to fear the outside world in an attempt to keep her from venturing out on her own.
Rapunzel’s one dream was to see the lights that floated into the air on her birthday.
Mother Gothel sets out to find Rapunzel before it’s too late.
Merida, from the movie Brave, is featured alongside characters such as her horse, Angus, her parenst, King Fergus and Queen Elinor, her brothers, Princes Hubert, Harris, and Hamish, and The Witch.
Merida’s Princess Personality
Merida is independent and headstrong, always wanting to do things her own way.
Despite having a strong relationship with her father and brothers, it’s evident that her relationship with her mother is tense.
She would much rather be spending time with her horse or practicing archery than practicing how to be a princess.
Merida’s Princess Story
The film showcases Merida, a young and feisty Scottish princess who refuses to marry simply based on tradition.
She is an excellent archer and attempts to outsmart the system by participating in a contest so she can win her own hand in marriage.
After an argument with her mother, Merida meets The Witch, who casts a spell that turns Merida’s mother into a bear.
Merida must try to repair her family before it’s too late!
Interestingly, Merida is the first Disney Princess from a Pixar film!
Moana, from the movie of the same name, is featured alongside characters such as her pig, Put, and her rooster, Hei Hei, as well as her father, Chief Tui, her grandmother, Gramma Tala, and of course, the demigod Maui.
Moana’s Princess Personality
Moana is a teenager who is known for her bravery, curiosity, and adventurous spirit.
She feels compelled to do what’s right for her people and to set a good example for them.
Moana’s Princess Story
The film showcases Moana, a princess who, despite her father’s warnings, has an unquenchable desire and curiosity for the water.
When she realizes her island is dying, she sets sail in an effort to save Motonui and her people. On this journey, she meets Maui, the selfish demigod, who has stolen the Heart of Te Fiti.
Moana and Maui must return the Heart of Te Fiti in order to restore the natural balance and save Motonui.
The story of Moana takes place 3000 years ago in the islands of Polynesia.
List of Disney Princess Movies in Order
Now that we’ve looked at the 12 official Disney Princesses, we’ll recap the movies they appeared in, in the order in which they were released.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (premiered December 1937, widely released February 1938)
- Cinderella (1950)
- Sleeping Beauty (1959)
- The Little Mermaid (1989)
- Beauty and the Beast (1991)
- Aladdin (1992)
- Pocahontas (1995)
- Mulan (1998)
- The Princess and the Frog (2009)
- Tangled (2011)
- Brave (2012)
- Moana (2016)
You may want to re-watch these fun films before your trip to Disney World so you can become reacquainted with each of the official princesses!
Which Disney Princesses Lost Their Crowns?
Although Disney periodically adds princesses to the official list of Disney Princesses, some princesses have been removed from the list over time as well.
These female Disney characters are still favorites of many–they just aren’t official princesses.
Tinker Bell was once a part of the Disney Princess franchise, but after starring in her own movies, she is now considered part of the Disney Fairies franchise instead.
Esmerelda, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, was once in the Disney Princess franchise as well, but is rumored to have been removed due to poor sales.
Jane Porter, from Tarzan, was once included in the Disney Princess franchise as well, but was removed because her hair and dress colors were too similar to Belle’s. Additionally, Jane was never actually a princess, but was instead a queen.
Meeting the Princesses at Disney World
Meeting and talking with the princesses is part of what makes Disney World so magical!
When you’re planning a trip to Disney World, you definitely want to allow time for character meet and greets.
This can be such a fun time for fans of all ages, because we all have favorite Disney movies and characters!.
However, locating the princesses during the day can be a little difficult. Check out these tips and tricks before you go.
A character dining experience is a fabulous way to meet several characters at once, and dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the best ways to meet the princesses! Planning your day around your dining experiences is also one of our favorite park-hopping tips!
In the past, you could use FastPasses for character meet and greets, which cut down your wait time. Now that Genie+ has been rolled out, we’ll have to wait and see if character meet and greets are added as an option.
Fun fact: There are Disney character height requirements for each of the princesses at Disney World!
What to Say To the Disney Princesses when meeting them at Disney World
Don’t be bashful! Here are some helpful tips for what to say to the princesses when you meet them at Disney World!
Meeting Snow White–What to Say:
- Who is your favorite dwarf?
- Do you still go to the wishing well?
Meeting Cinderella–What to Say:
- How are Gus Gus and Jaq doing?
- Is it hard to walk in glass slippers?
Meeting Aurora–What to Say:
- Which good fairy (Flora, Fauna, or Merryweather) is your favorite?
- Do you like to take naps?
Meeting Ariel–What to Say:
- What was the best human artifact you ever found in the sea?
- Do you still sing with your sisters?
Meeting Belle–What to Say:
- What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
- Has your father made any new inventions lately?
Meeting Jasmine–What to Say:
- Do Rajah and Abu get along?
- If you could fly the Magic Carpet anywhere, where would you go?
Meeting Pocahontas–What to Say:
- How is Meeko doing?
- “Wingapo!” (which means “Hello” in Powhatan).
Meeting Mulan–Here’s What to say:
- How is Mushu doing?
- Can you teach me a brave warrior pose?
Meeting Tiana–What to Say:
- What’s the best thing you’ve cooked lately?
- How is Louis doing?
Meeting Rapunzel–What to Say:
- Have you painted anything lately?
- How is Flynn doing?
Meeting Moana–What to Say:
- Do you have a favorite sea creature?
- How is Hei Hei doing?
Meeting Merida–What to Say:
- What mischief have your brothers gotten into lately?
- How is Angus doing?
- Do you still practice archery?
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