This Disney princess list is more than just a list of Disney princesses! It comes with a free printable, plus plenty of fun facts too. How well do you know the official Disney princesses? Keep reading to find out!
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How well do you know your princesses? Could you come up with all the Disney princess names on the spot? How about naming all the Disney princesses in order?
I won’t lie…as big a fan as I am, sometimes I’ve had to Google to be sure I’ve got them all. That’s why I finally made my own printable list of princesses…now I have it whenever I need it.
In the process, I found out some fun princess trivia too! For example, do you know what famous person Ariel is modeled after? I didn’t. So get your list of Disney princesses and find out some cool facts at the same time!
Disney Princess List
How Many Disney Princesses Are There?
The official count stands at 12 right now but that list is sure to grow at some point. Here are all the Disney princess names just for easy reference (but feel free to scroll to the end to get the printable).
Official Disney Princesses:
- Snow White
Though they’re every bit as popular as the Disney princesses, some might be surprised to learn that Anna and Elsa aren’t in the official Disney princess line-up. In the first Frozen movie, Elsa is technically a queen. By the end of Frozen 2, Anna takes over for her sister.
Disney Princesses In Order
Ever wonder who was the first Disney princess? Snow White is the princess that started it all! Her movie was Disney’s first full length feature film way back in 1937. Based on the Fairy Tale by The Brothers Grimm, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs was a huge success and for a short time, held the record as the highest grossing sound film at the time.
Fun Fact: Snow White was just 14 years old in the movie, making her the youngest of all the Disney princesses.
The next Disney princess film didn’t come until 1950 and is based on the French version of the book Cendrillon, written by Charles Perrault.
Fun Fact: Cinderella’s prince is never actually referred to as Prince Charming in the movie.
Next on our Disney princesses list is Sleeping Beauty, a.k.a. Aurora. Released in 1959, this Disney movie was based on another story by Charles Perrault, The Sleeping Beauty.
Fun Fact: Princess Aurora has only 18 lines of dialogue in the movie, making her the quietest of all the Disney princesses.
I’m not sure what happened but there was a pretty big gap in the Disney princess lineup after Aurora. Released in 1989, The Little Mermaid marked the beginning of what’s known as the Disney Renaissance. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, Disney is now working on a live action adaptation!
Fun Fact: Disney animators used Alyssa Milano’s face as inspiration for drawing Ariel.
Belle is my favorite of all the Disney princesses and when the movie came out in 1991, I had to see it over and over! Beauty And The Beast is based on the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Laprince de Beaumont (try saying that name fast three times!)
Fun Fact: Belle is the only person in town that wears blue, symbolizing that she’s different from the rest of the townspeople.
Aladdin, based on the Arabic folk tale, was released in 1992 and we were introduced to Princess Jasmine.
Fun Fact: According to one of the animators, Aladdin was modeled after three well known celebrities. His looks were based on Tom Cruise, his personality was modeled after Michael J. Fox (which I can totally see) and his clothes were inspired by M.C. Hammer.
In 1995, we had our next Disney princess with the release of the movie Pocahontas.
Fun Fact: This movie was released on the 400th anniversary of the year Pocahontas was born.
Disney’s Mulan was released in 1998 and is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. It was also Disney’s first ever DVD in 1999.
Fun fact: Mulan was the first Disney princess to not actually be a princess. She wasn’t born or married into royalty.
The next Disney princess, Tiana, made her debut in 2009 with The Princess And The Frog. This movie is loosely based on the Brothers Grimm tale The Frog Prince.
Fun Fact: Tiana is the only princess with dimples.
Rapunzel made her debut in 2010 with the movie Tangled. She became such a popular princess that now she even has her own television show.
Fun Fact: Rapunzel has the biggest eyes of all the Disney princesses.
Merida became our next princess when Brave was released in 2012 and is the only one with an accent.
Fun Fact: Merida is the only princess with brothers.
Our most recent princesses is also one of our favorites, Moana. With the release of her movie in 2016, Moana became our next princess.
Fun Fact: Auli’i Cravolho, the actress who played Moana, celebrated her 16th birthday on the day Moana debuted in theaters.
Anna & Elsa
Next on the Disney princess list are unofficial princesses Anna and Elsa from Frozen. It’s one of the most popular Disney movies of all time and even I caught totally up in the craze and stalked Disney’s website for a month trying to get Anna & Elsa costumes. How can you not love this movie when it’s got such an awesome soundtrack?! (I dare you to try not to sing along when you hear Let It Go)
Fun Fact: Kristen Bell (Anna) and Idina Menzel (Elsa) both auditioned for the role of Rapunzel in Tangled.
Live Action Disney Princesses
In what may be one of my favorite new trends, Disney has been hard at work turning these Disney princess movies into live action films. Here’s what we’ve got so far:
- Beauty And The Beast
- Mulan (coming soon)
- The Little Mermaid (coming soon)
- Tangled (coming soon)
- Snow White (rumored)
Honorable Mention: Tinkerbell
Tinkerbell first appeared in the 1904 play Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie and made her Disney debut in 1953’s Peter Pan. While technically she’s a fairy, she’s been such a popular character that it only seemed right to give her an honorable mention.
Fun Fact: Tinkerbell got her own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2010. Even more fun is the rumor that a live action film (Tink) is on the way, starring none other than Reese Witherspoon.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
How old are the Disney princesses?
Here are the Disney princesses, in order by age:
- Elsa – 21
- Cinderella -19
- Tiana – 19
- Anna – 18
- Pocahantas – 18
- Rapunzel – 18
- Belle – 17
- Mulan – 16
- Ariel – 16
- Aurora – 16
- Moana – 16
- Merida – 16
- Jasmine – 15
- Snow White – 14
Clearly 16 seems to be the most common age for a Disney princess.
What makes a Disney princess a princess?
This isn’t officially from Disney, and doesn’t apply to every princess universally, but here’s what I’ve observed…
Disney princesses are almost always royalty by way of birth or marriage. This includes being the daughter of a chief. The one exception is Mulan.
If you’re a Disney princess, you’re very likely to have an animal sidekick and may even have the ability to communicate with animals. Disney princesses are also known to have beautiful singing voices (with the exception of Merida) and are kind and gentle.
The princesses have changed over the years though. While earlier princesses often relied on princes to save the day, modern day princesses are more likely to take matters into their own hands.
Who are the Disney princes
Are you looking for a list of Disney princes too? While these leading men aren’t all technically princes, they’re the one that our princesses all lived happily ever after with.
- Snow White: Prince Florian / Prince Ferdinand
- Cinderella: Prince Charming
- Aurora: Prince Phillip
- Ariel: Prince Eric
- Belle: Beast / Adam
- Jasmine: Aladdin
- Pocahontas: John Smith (though not technically a prince)
- Tiana: Naveen
- Rapunzel: Flynn Ryder / Eugene Fitzherbert
- Anna: Kristoff
What are the Disney princess movies in order
- Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
- Sleeping Beauty
- The Little Mermaid
- Beauty And The Beast
- The Princess And The Frog
- Frozen (unofficial princess movie)
Print your own Disney Princess list:
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