Princess Names: Fictional Picks

Nameberry intern Hannah Tenison, a University of Michigan senior planning on a law career, picks twelve of the most charming fictional princess names, from fairy tales to video games.

Fiery and feisty princess Merida has come bounding into the spotlight with the release of the newest animated Pixar film, “Brave,” and with her, a whole slew of marketing fixated on the newest animated princess. With all the recent focus on royal ladies, it seems only fitting to take a look at all the other fictional princesses and the world of princess names.  These fictional princess names range from strong, to elegant, to frilly—just right for a modern day little girl. Here are some of the best, from Arwen to Zelda, Aurora to Rosalina


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It's a little bit clunky, a lot quirky, and starts with a Z---Zelda was the name of F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, and it's also the eponymic name of the princess in the video game series. In some games, Zelda can even transform into a warrior called Sheik---this is one princess who can take care of herself. With vintage names coming into vogue, and Zelda's cool namesakes to give it a boost, it's only a matter of time before this princess name starts to gain some admirers.

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