Once upon a time: 50 brilliant baby names inspired by fairy tales and fables

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If you’re keen to choose a classic name for your newborn, something with some history, then why not look to fairy tales and fables for inspiration?

Happily ever after

Be they ancient fables, favourite Disney adaptations, beloved fairy tales or Shakespearian stories, we’ve plucked some of the best names from their pages and curated them for parents-to-be.

Experts tell us that fairy tales spark creativity, teach us lessons about morality and set a storytelling habit that can last a lifetime.

What better reason to name your baby after one?!

Fairy tale names for girls

  1. Alice – Alice in Wonderland
  2. Anna – Frozen
  3. Anastasia – Cinderella
  4. Anidori – The Goose Girl
  5. Ariel – The Little Mermaid
  6. Aurora – Sleeping Beauty
  7. Bambi – Bambi
  8. Belle – Beauty and the Beast
  9. Bianca – The Rescuers
  10. Briar – Sleeping Beauty
  11. Daria – The Princess and the Pea
  12. Esmerelda – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  13. Gerda – The Snow Queen
  14. Giselle – Enchanted
  15. Gretel – Hansel and Gretel
  16. Leah – Sleeping Beauty
  17. Lisa – Rumpelstiltskin
  18. Ida – Little Ida’s Flowers
  19. Karen – The Red Shoes
  20. Jasmine – Aladdin
  21. Juliet – Romeo and Juliet
  22. Marion – Robin Hood
  23. Penny – The Rescuers
  24. Rose – Snow White
  25. Wendy – Peter Pan

 

Fairy tale names for boys

  1. Aladdin – Aladdin
  2. Arthur – The Sword in the Stone
  3. Bertie – The Elves and the Shoemaker
  4. Conrad – The Goose Girl
  5. Edward – Enchanted
  6. Eric – The Little Mermaid
  7. Figaro – Pinocchio
  8. Finn – The Snow Queen
  9. Florian – Snow White
  10. Guiseppe – Puss in Boots
  11. Gulliver – Gulliver’s Travels
  12. Jack – Jack and the Beanstalk
  13. Kai – The Snow Queen
  14. Hans – Frozen
  15. Hansel – Hansel and Gretel
  16. Henry – The Frog Prince
  17. Merlin – The Sword in the Stone
  18. Michael – Peter Pan
  19. Peter – Peter Pan
  20. Phillip – Sleeping Beauty
  21. Puck – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  22. Robin – Robin Hood
  23. Romeo – Romeo and Juliet
  24. Sebastian – The Little Mermaid
  25. Tom – Tom Thumb

Now you just have to pick the perfect one for your wee bairn!

(You could even go super literal and go for Fable or Story?!)


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