Recently, BabyCenter released their list of the most popular baby names so far for 2017, and it’s so fun to see so many Disney-related names pop up on it.
Here are 20 I spotted from the top 300 names – have you used any of them this year for a new little one?
1. Sofia – My little girls are obsessed with Sofia the First and I love her cheerful attitude and hardworking personality. Clearly, I’m not the only one, with her name showing up at #19 (and an alternative spelling, Sophia, placing at #5!).
2. Ella – This name has been steadily gaining in popularity, currently coming in at #11. It is Cinderella’s real name, before her stepmother and stepsisters added the “Cinder” part.
3. Bella – This one is at #44 and it’s obviously similar to Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
4. Aurora – Sleeping Beauty is one of the original Disney princesses with long-term popularity, so it’s no surprise her beautiful name comes in at #50.
5. Ana – This spunky freckle-faced princess is very popular in our house and her name is currently #138 (Ana more closely fits the pronunciation, while the spelling – Anna – is currently at #58).
6. Jacob – Besides having a name that’s currently #12, I think that Jake and the Never Land Pirates has the number one catchiest theme song of all time.
7. Oliver – This cuddly little kitten from Oliver & Company is one of the very top names at #5.
8. Sebastian – Do you think this bossy little crab would have ever guessed his name would be up at #14?
9. Ryder – I think that Flynn Rider is my #1 Disney character, even if his name is currently #105.
10. Jasmine – Sadly, using this name doesn’t mean you get a tiger to go along with it. Her name, tiger-free, is at #129.
11. Ariel – The Little Mermaid made us all want to be redheads (and I got lucky enough to get one as a daughter, even if I don’t have it myself). This pretty name is sitting at #142.
12. Isabella – I love Izzy from Jake and the Never Land Pirates and her name is one of the top girl names this year at #4!
13. Andrew – Who didn’t love Andy from Toy Story and watching him go from little boy to a young man on the brink of adulthood? His name is sitting at #44.
14. Molly – Did you know that Molly (at #181) is the name of Andy’s little sister in Toy Story?
15. Michael – When you think of this name and Disney characters, do you think Michael from Peter Pan or Michael from Mary Poppins? Either way, this name is holding strong at #18.
16. Peter – Peter Pan never grows up and his name never goes out of style, sitting at #225.
17. Mary – I can’t say this name without thinking of Bert’s voice saying, “MAAARY POPPINS.” This classic name is at #202.
18. Jane – I love feisty little Jane from Mary Poppins and her name is #282. Also, I really want some of that magic medicine she gets to take.
19. Alice – This name conjures up all sorts of adventurous and magical experiences for me, plus the most perfect blond hair imaginable. Her wonderland name is currently #63.
20. Fiona – I love this baby name (at #204) because isn’t every baby part princess, part ogre — just like Shrek’s sweetheart?
For more of the most popular baby names of 2017 (so far), see BabyCenter’s full list.