Fairy Tale Baby Names

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Fairy tale names, a subset of literary baby names, are as diverse as the cultures they come from. While fairy tales exist in many societies, Irish, French, and Germanic names are strongly represented, as well as their English variants. Included are well-known princess names, such as Aurora and Belle, as well as names of mermaids, sprites, and a host of other characters from myth and fable.

Along with Aurora and Belle, other fairy tale baby names in the US Top 1000 include Alice, Ariel, Briar, Esmeralda, Finn, Jack, Magnus, and Peter. Uncommon but intriguing names from popular fairy tales include Gretel, Merlin, Oisin, and Snow.

A fairy tale connection adds a touch of magic to your child’s name. Here, baby names for your Happily Ever After.

  • Abdullah

    Another Islamic favorite, the father of the Prophet Muhammad.Read More 

  • Aimee

    Amy was a 1970s favorite, and French spelling Aimee peaked in the same decade.

    Aimee Teegarden is an American actress, known for her role as Julie Taylor on the TV drama Friday Night... Read More 

  • Aladdin

    We can't pretend that this name is not indelibly linked to the Disney's eponymous character, at least in the USA; but it's not a negative connotation and may appeal to you. Bosnian variation Aldin... Read More 

  • Ali

    This is one of the ninety-nine attributes of Allah, deemed by Muhammad to be a recommended name for a male child. In this country, it's been primarily associated with boxing immortal Muhammad Ali,... Read More 

  • Alice

    Alice was derived from the Old French name Aalis, a diminutive of Adelais that itself came from the Germanic name Adalhaidis. Adalhaidis, from which the name Adelaide is also derived, is composed... Read More 

  • Anastasia

    Anastasia is the feminine form on Anastasius, a Greek name derived from the word anastasis, meaning “resurrection.” It was a common name among early Christians, who often gave it to... Read More 

  • Anna

    Anna is the Latin form of Hannah, a Hebrew name that derived from root chanan, meaning “grace.” European Christians embraced the name for its associations with the Virgin Mary’s mother,... Read More 

  • Anne

    The name of the sainted mother of the Virgin Mary was among the top girls’ names for centuries, in both the original English Ann spelling and the... Read More 

  • Annie

    Annie is one of the most open and optimistic, the-sun'll-come-out-tomorrow type of name, having been celebrated over the years in song (Annie Laurie), comic strip (Little Orphan Annie), folklore... Read More 

  • Ariel

    Ariel is a biblical name, seen there as the messenger of Ezra, and also used as a symbolic name for the city of Jerusalem, while Shakespeare used it for a (male) sprite in The Tempest. ... Read More 

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