When we’re on the hunt for that one perfect baby name, there are loads of places we can look for inspiration – favourite books and movies being great places to start. After all, how many Scouts and Atticuses would there be in the world, if not for the beloved classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird?
If you are planning on trawling through all your favourite movies in the hopes of finding that elusive perfect name, don’t forget to make some time to check out the best kids’ flicks that have entertained countless families over the years. There are some baby name gems just waiting to be unearthed … here are our favourites:
Any favourite kids’ movie list has to start with Frozen, right? All that snowy princess fairytale action gives us plenty of baby name fodder.
Our favourites from the Frozen flicks are:
- Anna – The younger princess of Arendelle’s name has Greek and Hebrew origins and means ‘merciful’, ‘grace’ or ‘beautiful’.
- Arendelle – The name of the Kingdom depicted in Frozen would make a beautiful girl’s name, even if we can’t find an origin for the word.
- Elsa – The heiress to the Arendelle throne’s name means ‘pledged to God’ and has Scandinavian origins.
- Iduna – Elsa and Anna’s mother, Queen Iduna’s Norse name means ‘renewal’ or ‘loving one’.
- Yelena – The leader of the Northuldra people in Frozen 2, Yelena means ‘shining light’ and has Greek and Russian origins.
- Kristoff – Mountain man Kristoff’s Scandinavian moniker means ‘bearer of Christ’.
- Ryder – The Frozen 2 tribesman has an English name meaning ‘knight’ or ‘messenger’ and it is rising in popularity as a name for both boys and girls.
- Sven – The reindeer with a big heart’s Norse name means ‘youth’ or ‘young warrior’.