Disney movies are so popular that they are inspiring thousands of new parents.
After “Frozen” premiered in 2013, the number of newborns named Elsa in the U.S. doubled ― from 566 in 2012 to 1,138 the following year. The number of baby Moanas increased from 18 in 2015 to 56 in 2016, the year Disney released the film of the same name.
We scoured the Social Security Administration’s data see which other Disney character names have appeared on birth certificates in the U.S. Although there may be other inspirations behind some of these choices, the Disney connection is still there.
Without further ado, here are 31 Disney-related baby names and the number of babies given each name in 2016.
Ariel (595 boys, 2,177 girls)
Koda (227 boys, 21 girls)