You know how there are those people out there who just have a name that perfectly suits them? No one's fictional parents were better at naming their children than those of the Disney Princess.
The 21-year-old Australian Disney fan, known simply as Jack, has created an album with images of some of the Disney Princesses paired with the origin and meaning behind their names. For the most part, these ladies were each named with a careful image in mind. For others, not so much.
As someone who spent most of her formative years cleaning up after her stepmother and sisters, Little Ashes seems fairly appropriate.
Sure, she was light, bright, and as gorgeous as the twilight before sunrise. She also definitely seems like the type that likes to wake up really early to get a good start on the day. That is, as long as she's not under a magical spell that keeps her asleep.
The Little Mermaid
Ariel means "Lion of God" in Hebrew, but another connection can be made to Shakespeare.
Ariel was also the name of a sprite in Shakespeare's The Tempest. In The Tempest, Ariel is rescued by Prospero, a magician, and is forced to serve him. Sounds a bit like Ariel's relationship with Ursula.
Beauty and the Beast
Well this needs no explanation. Belle was beautiful, brainy, and wasn't one to be fooled by good looks alone. Sorry, Gaston.
Jasmine may have been named after a flower, but she's far from delicate. She may be beautiful, but she's also pretty tough.
Of course Pocahontas is playful! She does paint with all the colors of the wind, after all.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
I'm guessing "emerald" is talking about the color of her eyes. Also emeralds are known as the gemstones that preserve love and act as a symbol of hope. Her song "God Help the Outcasts" certainly suggests that she has her eyes set on a better future for her people.
I don't think that any name on this list is better suited to her character than Megara's. Meg is a sassy force to be reckoned with. She wasn't even afraid to make a deal with Hades if it meant helping the people she loved, even if it ended up being a bad decision.
In Chinese, orchids are the symbol of elegance and spring. No doubt Mulan is elegant as hell. But, much like spring does to winter, she also starts shifting the beliefs of antiquated traditions of old, and brings in a new, fresh perspective.
Tarzan probably considers Jane a gift from God. Who else would have brought a pretty, smart, young woman to a deserted island?
Lilo & Stitch
Wow! Lot's of beauty in these names, but for a good reason. Nani is beautiful both inside and out. She's the tough, yet tender older sister Lilo needed after their parents died.
The Princess and the Frog
It wasn't called The Princess and the Frog for nothing!
I can absolutely see where "pearl" comes in to describe Merida. Like the pearl inside of an oyster, she may act rough and tough on the outside, but once you get to know her you can see how lovely she really is.
I actually don't know if a word like "gracious" really describes Anna. True, she's forgiving, sweet, and compassionate, but anything synonymous with words like "tactful" and "graceful" just doesn't sound like Anna. That's why she's the best!
Elsa is also commonly seen as meaning "noble" and "royal," which definitely describes the Elsa, Queen of Arendelle.
We haven't even seen [Moana](movie:2366693) yet, but we do know that it's going to be set across various islands in the South Pacific. From the concept art alone, it's clear that the ocean is going to be a pretty big part of her story.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Lips red as a rose? Yup. Skin white as snow? Yup. Snow White checks out, you guys.
Well, that's something.
So what did you guys think about these Disney Princesses and their names? Which princess do you think has the name that best fits her?
If there any other connections that you guys can take away or any that were interpreted incorrectly, please let me know in the comments section!