Best prince names - A frog prince

Are you looking for a name for a prince character in your fantasy story? Or do you need a name for your little prince (whether a baby boy or a new puppy)?

From Disney princes to real-life royalty, we’re listing 100+ best prince names.

No fairytale is complete without a prince on a white horse. So hop on and explore royal monikers worthy of a future king!

Fictional prince names

Fairytale prince names are iconic and timeless. For centuries, they have signified strength and courage in romance, adventure, and heroism. Many of these royal names are ones we’ve come to know and love, like CharmingArthur, or Eric. But there are so many more!

These fairy tale prince names are famous from fantasy novels, children’s books, and folktales:

Bail OrganaThe Prince of Alderaan in Star Wars. Princess Leia’s adoptive father.
FaramirThe prince of Ithilien in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Hikaru GenjiAn emperor’s son in Murasaki Shikibu’s Japanese Heian novel The Tale of Genji.
LegolasAn Elven prince of Mirkwood in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Prince AhmedA character in One Thousand and One Nights.
Prince CaspianA character in C. S. Lewis’s fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Prince HamletThe protagonist of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet.
Prince JohnA villain prince in the Robin Hood legends in English folklore.
Prince LírAn adopted prince in Peter S. Beagle’s fantasy novel The Last Unicorn. Falls in love with Lady Amalthea without realizing she’s a unicorn in a human form.
Prince MyshkinThe protagonist of Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot.
Prince PondicherryAn Indian prince in Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The Little PrinceThe protagonist in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella The Little Prince.

Disney prince names

Disney prince names - Snow White and Prince Charming

Disney princes are the love interests of Disney princesses. Some of these male characters were born royal, while others were not. We still call them princes because their love interest is a Disney princess.

These are the names of the official Disney princes:

Prince FlorianAlso known as The Prince. Appears in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Awakens Snow White with his kiss.
Prince CharmingAlso known as Prince Henry. The prince in Cinderella.
Prince PhillipThe prince in Sleeping Beauty. Princess Aurora’s love interest.
Prince EricThe mermaid Ariel falls in love with the human prince Eric in The Little Mermaid.
The BeastOne of the protagonists in Beauty and the Beast. A prince was turned into a beast as a punishment for his arrogance. He falls in love with Belle.
AladdinThe protagonist of the Disney film Aladdin. Aladdin lives on the streets so he’s far from a royal. He becomes a prince by marrying princess Jasmine.
John SmithThe love interest of Pocahontas in Pocahontas. He’s an explorer, not a prince. However, John Smith is considered a Disney prince because he falls in love with princess Pocahontas.
Li ShangMulan’s love interest in Mulan.
Prince NaveenA prince in the Disney film The Princess and the Frog.
Eugene FitzherbertAlso known as Flynn Rider. Rapunzel’s love interest in Tangled.

Bonus Disney prince names

These bonus princes are not official Disney princes, but they deserve to be mentioned!

BambiThe Great Prince of the Forest in the Disney films Bambi and Bambi II.
HerculesThe son of King Zeus in Hercules. Although Hercules is a prince, he’s not an official Disney prince because his love interest Megara is not an official Disney princess.
KristoffAppears in Frozen and its sequels. Falls in love with princess Anna in Frozen. He’s not usually mentioned in the lists of official Disney princes. I think he should be because he’s a love interest of a Disney princess. Isn’t that what qualifies someone as a Disney prince?
Prince HansAn evil prince in Frozen.
Prince WheeliamA car prince in the Disney-Pixar movie Cars 2.
SimbaThe protagonist of The Lion King. A lion prince who becomes a king.

Names fit for a prince

Names fit for a prince - A boy wearing a prince costume

Harry and William are probably the most famous real princes in the world. This list includes names of real princes as well as monikers that sound royal.

AlbertPrince Albert was the husband of Queen Victoria.
Alexander”Defender of men” (Greek origin). Prince Alexander of Sweden is Prince Carl Philip’s son.
Arthur”Bear” (Welsh origin). Prince Arthur was the eldest son of King Henry VII of England.
BasilMeans ”royal” or ”kingly” (Greek origin).
CarlCarl Philip is the Prince of Sweden. Carl is a Germanic name that means ”free man”.
CharlesThe former Prince of Wales. Now the King of the United Kingdom.
ChristianPrince Christian of Denmark is the Crown Prince’s eldest child.
Duke”Leader” (Latin origin)
Edward”Wealthy guardian” (English origin)
Felipe”Lover of horses”. Prince Felipe VI is now the King of Spain.
FrederikThe Crown Prince of Denmark. The Germanic name means ”peaceful ruler”.
GeorgePrince George of Wales is Prince William’s eldest child.
HarryThe Duke of Sussex.
HenryHenry is Prince Harry’s real name.
LouisPrince Louis of Wales is prince William’s third child.
Nicholas”Victory of the people” (Greek)
PhilipA classic prince name that means ”lover of horses”.
Richard”Brave ruler” (German origin)
Ritz”Brave ruler”. This is the name of a luxury hotel, so it has a royal and luxurious vibe.
RoyceMeans ”son of the king” (English origin).
StephenMeans ”wreath” or ”crown”. A popular royal name.
WilliamThe current Prince of Wales.

Names that mean prince

Snow White and Prince Florian

These names literally mean ”prince”:

Adiputra”First prince” (Sanskrit origin)
Amir”Prince” (Arabic)
Balder”Prince” (Old Norse)
BrendanAn Irish name that means ”prince” or ”king”.
Brioc”Mighty prince” (Celtic origin)
Cynfael”Chief prince” (Welsh)
Eshkhan”Prince” (Armenian)
PrinceThe meaning of this name is an obvious one. It originates from Latin.
Princeton”Princely town” (English origin)
Regulus”Prince” (Latin)
RyanAn Irish name that means ”descendant of the king”.

Arabic prince names

Arabic prince names - A man wearing Aladdin costume on red background

These Middle-Eastern prince names invoke images of One Thousand and One Nights. And indeed, many of these monikers are adopted from the Arabic Nights. There are also quite a few Arabic names that literally mean ”prince”!

Ahail”Prince” (Arabic)
AhmedA prince in One Thousand and One Nights.
AladdinOne of the official Disney princes.
AliA prince in Arabic Nights.
AmirMeans ”prince” in Arabic.
AzulAn Arabic boy’s name that means ”prince”.
FazanMeans ”ruler” in Arabic.
HussainA prince in Arabic Nights.
Mirza”Prince” in Arabic.
Razeeq”Prince” (Arabic)
Sahad”Prince” (Arabic)
ZayeenMeans ”prince” in Arabic.

Egyptian prince names

Here are some royal names that make you think of pyramids and pharaohs!

BakaAn ancient Egyptian prince.
KhalfaniAn Egyptian boy’s name that means ”destined to rule”.
MosesIt is said that the prophet Moses grew up as a prince in Egypt.
PharaohThe king of Egypt was called a pharaoh. However, this is also a fitting name for a prince!
RamesessesAn ancient Egyptian crown prince.

Good prince names

Here are some prince name ideas that sound royal or luxurious:

  • Anthony
  • Bartholomew
  • Benedict
  • Clarence
  • Claus
  • Emerson
  • Hector
  • Horace
  • Jonathan
  • Laurence
  • Maximillian
  • Montgomery
  • Otto
  • Quentin
  • Pierre
  • Sebastian
  • Theodore
  • Timothy
  • Tristan
  • Valentine
  • Winston
  • Zacharias

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