140+ Female Disney Characters and Heroines To Empower You

We know Walt Disney to be a cinematic hero in the sense that he created some of the most beloved, most timeless movies of all time. Whether it be a classic Disney princess movie like Cinderella or a loved Pixar film like The Incredibles, we have been a fan at some point and have been inspired by and fascinated with the magic. So, if you love Disney and are trying to find a big list of all the female Disney characters, then you have come to the right place.

The Disney team has created many female characters that serve as inspiration model for any young girl or boy watching. Children watch these female Disney characters and see a role model on their TV. They see Mulan’s courage and strength, Ariel’s curiosity, Moana’s determination, and even Lilo’s compassion and kindness.

These female characters can inspire any young girl or boy watching to grow up to be powerful women and to go through life with a big heart, courage, curiosity, and strength. They are some of the best people to inspire young girls and boys to grow up to be strong, capable women.

Here is a complete list of female characters, princesses, and heroines from some of your favorite Disney movies, including Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and X-Men movies. These characters might have a name that inspires you to name your future child after them. These names just might make you feel powerful or, at the very least, fill you with that warmth of Disney magic.

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The Disney Princesses We All Know And Love

Anna — Frozen

Ariel — The Little Mermaid

Aurora — Sleeping Beauty

Belle — Beauty and the Beast

Cinderella — Cinderella

Elsa — Frozen

Jasmine — Aladdin

Merida – Brave

Moana – Moana

Mulan – Mula

Pocahontas – Pocahontas

Snow White – Snow White

Tiana — The Princess and the Frog

Other Female Characters In The Princess Movies

Adelia — The Little Mermaid

Alana — The Little Mermaid

Anastasia (Tremaine) — Cinderella

Andrina — The Little Mermaid

Arista — The Little Mermaid

Attina — The Little Mermaid

Aquata — The Little Mermaid

Babette — Beauty and the Beast

Charlotte — The Princess and the Frog

Evangeline — The Princess and the Frog

Flora — Sleeping Beauty 

Leah — Sleeping Beauty

Leila — Sleeping Beauty

Rose — Sleeping Beauty

Stella — The Princess and the Frog

Vanessa — The Little Mermaid

Willow — Pocahontas 

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Female Characters from Other Classic and Beloved Disney and Pixar Movies

Colette — Ratatouille

Eve — WALL-E

Esmerelda — The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Helen (aka Elastigirl!) – The Incredibles

Hera — Hercules

Jane — Tarzan

Joy – Inside Out

Jessie – Toy Story 2

Lilo — Lilo and Stitch

Mary — Mary Poppins

Mae — Monsters, Inc.

Meg — Hercules

Nala — The Lion King

Natalie — Pete’s Dragon

Rapunzel – Tangled

Riley – Inside Out

Tinkerbell — Peter Pan

Wendy — Peter Pan

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Female Characters From Animal-Themed Disney Movies

Abby (Mallard) — Chicken Little

Abigail (Gabble) — The Aristocats

Adelaide — The Aristocats

Anda — Brother Bear 2

Angel — Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure

Audrey (the Chicken) — Home on the Range

Anita — 101 Dalmatians

Baylene — Dinosaur

Bianca — The Rescuers

Bailey — Finding Dory

Bonnie — Zootopia

Faline — Bambi

Georgette — Oliver & Company

Grace — Home on the Range

Judy – Zootopia

Marian Robin Hood

Mindy — Bolt

Olivia — The Great Mouse Detective

Penny — The Rescuers

Pearl — Finding Nemo

Ruby — The Lady and the Tramp II

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Female Characters From Teen Disney Movies

We can all appreciate a good Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM), and that’s why we have included a list of some female characters from iconic, beloved movies:

CarterPrincess Protection Program

CaitlynCamp Rock

Camyrn – Twitches

Elizabeth — Pirates of the Caribbean

Finley — Oz: The Great and Powerful

Giselle — Enchanted

Gabriella – High School Musical

JamieRead It and Weep

HarmonyRead It and Weep

Kelsi – High School Musical

Lana — The Princess Diaries

Laila — Sky High

Lizzie – The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Mia — The Princess Diaries

Rosie Princess Protection Program

TessCamp Rock

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Female Characters from Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cast

You didn’t think we would forget about the timeless characters, did you? We would never!

Bentina — DuckTales

Caroline — Original Mickey Mouse Cast

Daisy — Original Mickey Mouse Cast

Hazel — Donald Duck Cartoons

June —Donald Duck Cartoons

Melinda — Mickey Mouse Cartoons

Minnie — Original Mickey Mouse Cast

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Female Heroines In The Marvel, Star Wars, And X-Men Series

True fans know that Marvel, Star Wars, and X-Men are all under the Disney umbrella. With that being said, here are some iconic heroines from these series:

Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanoff)- The Avengers

Captain Marvel / Captain Carol Danvers – Captain Marvel

Finn – Star Wars

Gamora – The Guardians of the Galaxy

Jean Grey / The Phoenix – X-Men

Jyn Erso – Star Wars

Korr Sella – Star Wars

Princess Leia / Leia – Star Wars

Queen Padmé Amidala – Star Wars

Rey – Star Wars

ShuriBlack Panther

Scarlet Witch (aka Wanda Maximoff)- The Avengers

Storm (aka Ororo Munroe) – X-Men

The Wasp (aka Janet Van Dyne) – Ant-Man and the Wasp

X-23 aka Laura Kinney Wolverine

Spider-Woman

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Female Disney Villains and Antagonists

Bellwether – Zootopia

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GothelTangled

Evil QueenSnow White

Lady Tremaine – Cinderella

Madame Medusa – The Rescuers

MaleficentSleeping Beauty

Ursula The Little Mermaid

YzmaThe Emporer’s New Groove

The White Queen / Emma FrostX-Men

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Other Female Disney Characters

Alcmene — Hercules

Alice — Alice in Wonderland

Amber — Sofia the First

Amelia — Treasure Planet

Amity (Blight) — The Owl House

Angelique — Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Arabella — Arabella

Calliope — Tangled

Camilia — The Owl House

Clara — The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Harmony — Sing Me a Story With Belle

Iris — Fantasia

Isabel — Elena of Avalor

Jade — Sofia the First

Katrina — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Kiara — The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride

Kida — Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Kim — Kim Possible

Kit — TaleSpin

Laverne — The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Miranda — Sofia the First

Narissa — Enchanted

Nina — Nina Needs to Go!

Rachel — Fantasia

SallyThe Nightmare Before Christmas

Sarah — Treasure Planet

Sofia — Sofia the First

Thalia — Hercules

Vanellope – Wreck It Ralph

Zooey — Sofia the First

Who is your favorite female character from the Disney films (including Pixar and the Star Wars and Marvel series)? Does one of these Disney names stand out to you?

About the author
January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University. Read more articles from January on Thought Catalog.

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