The Disney Princess franchise is comprised of fourteen Official Princesses and a number of associated heroines. This page lists and classifies official, honorary official, and unofficial princesses and heroines.
Each of the following thirteen women has been certified as an "Official Disney Princess." These princesses fall into the requirements listed above. Regardless of any actual title(s) possessed, each official Disney Princess is properly addressed (within the franchise) with the title of "Princess" preceding their name.
Main article: Snow White
Snow White, the titular protagonist of the 1937 Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is a character based on the German fairy tale "Schneewittchen." Snow White has the honor of being the first Princess in the first Disney animated feature, paving the way for all subsequent princesses. Adriana Caselotti provides the voice/singing voice for Snow White.
Her true love is the Prince, who is able to wake her from her eternal sleep with love's first kiss. At 14, she is the youngest of the official Disney Princesses.
Main article: Cinderella
Cinderella is the titular protagonist of her eponymous film and two sequels and is the second Disney Princess. She is based on the European fairy tale of the same name, of which several variations exist. It is based on the French version. Ilene Woods provides the voice/singing voice for Cinderella (Original Disney version), Jennifer Hale provides the voice of Cinderella in the sequels, Tami Tappan provides Cinderella's singing voice in Cinderella III.
Cinderella is the first Disney Princess to have siblings (albeit step-siblings) and is 19 years old. Cinderella is the first Disney Princess who is married into royalty (she marries Prince Charming).
Main article: Aurora
Aurora is the titular protagonist of the film Sleeping Beauty, based on the classic fairy tale involving a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a handsome prince. Aurora is sixteen years old. Mary Costa provides the voice/singing voice for Aurora, giving her a British accent. The original story is much darker than the Disney version. It is Italian and involves her falling under a spell after getting a splinter, and the rest is too grim to put on here. Disney based theirs off the French version, which was based on the Italian version.
Aurora has the distinction of being both the Princess with the least amount of screen time and singing more of her lines than speaking them. Aurora has the purest pedigree of any Disney Princess, being the first and only child of a king (King Stefan) and also presumably marries Prince Phillip, the firstborn son, and heir of a king (King Hubert).
Main article: Ariel
Ariel is the protagonist of the films The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II (although the title of the main female protagonist is shared with Melody) and The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning, as well as The Little Mermaid Television Series, based off of the Danish fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. Jodi Benson provides both the speaking and singing voices of Ariel in all Disney animated appearances. Ariel is the first Disney Princess to have not been born human and is also the first Disney Princess confirmed to have children as she and Eric have a daughter, Melody, in the sequel.
She is sixteen years old in the first film and is presumably in her late twenties in the sequel. Ariel's title of Princess comes from her father, King Triton, a title she shares with her six older sisters. She acquires the title of Princess Consort through her marriage to Prince Eric, though it is unclear whether he is a Prince Regnant (most likely), the son of a King, or both.
Main article: Belle
Belle is the fifth Disney princess and the female protagonist of the film Beauty and the Beast and its two sequels. Paige O'Hara provides the voice/singing voice of Belle in all three films. Belle is the first Disney Princess to have a confirmed country in the movie (France) while most princesses have hints of their home countries. Belle is seventeen years old and the second Disney Princess to be of common birth. When she marries Prince Adam (a Prince Regnant of his principality), she becomes a Princess Consort.
Main article: Jasmine
Jasmine is the deuteragonist of Aladdin, its two sequels, and the television series. Linda Larkin provides Jasmine's voice in all animated iterations of Aladdin, Lea Salonga provides the singing voice for Jasmine in the original Aladdin, Liz Callaway provides the singing voice for Jasmine in the sequels. Jasmine is the daughter (and only child) of the Sultan of Agrabah, the traditional title styled "Shahzadi Sultana" (Princess).
When she marries Aladdin, a commoner (the son of the self-styled "King of Thieves" notwithstanding), he gains the title, Prince Consort. Upon the death or abdication of her father in favor of Aladdin (as was stated to be the Sultan's wish), Aladdin would become the Sultan of Agrabah and Jasmine would acquire the title of Sultana. She is the first princess to not be the titular character in her film and is the first non-white and the first Middle Eastern/southwest Asian princess.
Main article: Pocahontas
Pocahontas is the protagonist of the film Pocahontas and its sequel, Pocahontas II, and is the first Disney Princess to have been based (loosely) on a real person, instead of a fairy tale. She is a Powhatan Native American, and she is the first Disney Princess to have two "princes" (John Smith and John Rolfe, though only the former is an official Disney Prince). Pocahontas is the second Princess (after Jasmine) to have her singing voice and speaking voice provided by two different voice actresses.
Irene Bedard and Judy Kuhn provide the voice and singing voice of Pocahontas in both movies, respectively. Pocahontas was born as the only child of Chief Powhatan, thus giving her the title of Chieftain's Daughter. Though not royalty, she is accorded the respect of one (i.e. a princess) in the sequel and is officially regarded as a Disney Princess. Her eventual marriage to John Rolfe (a commoner) does not change her status or his.
Main article: Mulan
Fa Mulan is the titular protagonist in the Disney film Mulan and its sequel Mulan II. She is the first Disney Princess to be based on a legend and the second not to be based on a fairy tale (Pocahontas). Ming-Na Wen and Lea Salonga provide the voice and singing voice of Mulan in both films, respectively. Mulan is (to date) the only Disney Princess who does not hold the title of Princess in one form or another.
However, she does earn the non-noble title of Imperial Consul. Her eventual marriage to General Li Shang (also non-noble) does not grant her any titles either. Mulan and Shang are the only non-royal Disney couple in the Disney Princess franchise.
Main article: Tiana
Tiana is the protagonist in the film The Princess and the Frog. Tiana made history as the first African-American Disney Princess. Anika Noni Rose provides the voice/singing for Tiana. She is the third to be married into her title. Commoner-born, Tiana becomes Princess Consort upon her marriage to Prince Naveen, the eldest son and Heir Apparent of the King of Maldonia. She is the most modern of all princesses due to living in 1920s New Orleans and is the first American and first black princess.
Main article: Rapunzel
Rapunzel is the protagonist in the film Tangled, the short film Tangled Ever After, and Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure based on the Brothers Grimm story Rapunzel. Like Aurora, she has golden hair, was born into her title, and was removed from her parent's custody as a baby, only to be reunited in her teens. Mandy Moore provides both the speaking and singing voices for Rapunzel. She is one of the stronger-willed Princesses and her preferred weapon is a frying pan. As the only child of King Frederic and Queen Arianna of Corona, she eventually marries Eugene "Flynn Rider" Fitzherbert, giving him the title of Prince Consort. Upon the death or abdication of her father, Rapunzel will become Queen Regnant of Corona, while her husband will remain Prince Consort.
Main article: Merida
Merida is the protagonist of the Disney/Pixar film Brave, making her the first Pixar Princess. She is the first princess since Ariel to have red hair: she has long, curly, red hair and blue eyes. Kelly MacDonald and Julie Fowlis provide the voice and singing voice for Merida. Merida is a Princess by blood; firstborn of King Fergus of DunBroch. Her lack of romantic interest (and lack of any sequels) makes it unlikely that she will rise to rule the kingdom as a Regnant Queen, considering the views of gender equality in the era.
Main article: Moana
Moana is the titular protagonist of the Disney film of the same name. The daughter of Motunui's village chief, Moana was chosen by the Ocean to restore the Heart of Te Fiti and save her island from life-killing darkness. The fourth Princess to come from the minds of John Musker and Ron Clements, Moana is one of the few Disney Princesses not to be based on a preexisting character. Rather, her story (save for Maui and his exploits) is almost wholly original. Furthermore, unlike her most recent predecessors, Moana was not inducted with a coronation event. Instead, she was slowly integrated into official Disney Princess merchandise such as books, social media posts, and toylines following the release of her film, before being added to the franchise's official website as an official member in 2019.
She is the ninth princess overall to be officially inducted into the franchise without a coronation. However, she is the first princess to be lately inducted when the franchise was already in function. She is also the second princess, after Merida who doesn't have a love interest and the third CGI Princess after Rapunzel, Merida and Elena.
Main article: Raya
Raya is the titular protagonist of the full length animated feature film Raya and the Last Dragon produced by Walt Disney Pictures. She is the thirteenth official Disney Princess. Raya is a proud Guardian of the Dragon Gem, a title she holds alongside her beloved father Benja, the Chief of the Heart Lands. Her world is turned upside down when the Gem is broken, and her father is turned to stone. Now on a mission to save the world, she’s grown up to be a resilient warrior whose wit is as sharp as her blade. Raya is the third princess after Moana and Pocahontas to be the daughter of a chief.
Raya is currently presumed to be included as a official Disney Princess, since she is featured in a image in the official Disney Princess website.
Former Disney Princesses
The following two characters were originally part of the official Disney Princess lineup when it was first launched, but were eventually removed.
- Main article: Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell (also nicknamed Tink) is the tritagonist of Disney's 1953 animated feature film, Peter Pan. She is a cute and sassy little fairy girl, who is the sidekick of the title character and regularly joins him on his exploits throughout the magical isle of Neverland.
Although Tinker Bell was part of the Princess lineup when it launched, she was removed in mid-2004 because of her lead role in the Disney Fairies franchise, which launched in 2005.
- Main article: Esmeralda
Esmeralda is the deuteragonist of Disney's 1996 animated feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Esmeralda was originally an official member of the Disney Princess franchise when it first launched, and a Princess doll was made for her in 2004.
She was also featured in the first volume of Disney Princess stories, Once Upon a Princess. Esmeralda was removed from the official lineup around 2005.
Honorary Official Princesses
Main article: Elsa
Queen Elsa (also known as The Snow Queen) is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen and protagonist of Frozen II. She is the older sister of Princess (later Queen) Anna and was next in line for Arendelle's throne, until her powers over ice and snow led her to become the famous Snow Queen.
Main article: Anna
Anna is the protagonist of the movie Frozen and deuteragonist of Frozen II. Unlike her older sister Elsa, Anna is very eccentric, optimistic, energetic, awkward, and far from elegant. She usually acts before she speaks and can be rather impulsive, but holds a lot of innocence to her, nonetheless.
She is free-spirited, bent on spending her life outside the castle gates after years of being enclosed within them for the safety of the kingdom due to Elsa's ice powers. Anna is also a pure and hopeless romantic, dreaming of romance the moment the gates are finally opened for Elsa's coronation ceremony. There can also be a little naivety to her, as she believes in marrying someone immediately if the heart tells you so, despite knowing them for merely a day. And though naïve occasionally, Anna is far from weak and is shown to be quite skilled in self-defense, as seen when she and Kristoff survived being attacked by the wolves as well as when she punched Hans off the ship after the climatic scene in the fjords.
Main article: Mirabel
Mirabel Madrigal is the protagonist of the full length animated feature film, Encanto. She is the youngest daughter of Julieta and Agustín Madrigal, who has the distinction of being the only Madrigal without a magical gift. Mirabel is the youngest daughter of the Madrigal family and the only Madrigal child who did not get a gift, having to face many difficulties and challenges such as sometimes being left out of her family.
But when the magic is in danger of disappearing, Mirabel might be the last hope for the Madrigal family to restore the magic. Stephanie Beatriz provides both the speaking and singing voice of Mirabel.
It's currently unknown if Mirabel is going to be next official Disney Princess.
The live-action princesses are the original Disney Princesses but in their live-action remake movies. Currently, the line up is Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan, with Ariel and Snow White joining in the next years.
This category includes characters who meet the qualifications for Disney Princess and/or have been included in Disney Princess products and promotions but are not included in the official lineup. These characters may have official affiliations with the Disney Princesses and could join the line-up in the future depending on public interest in them. They also are verified as Disney Heroines.
- Minnie Mouse.
- Daisy Duck.
- Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
- Wendy Darling from Peter Pan.
- Tinker Bell from Peter Pan.
- Tiger Lily from Peter Pan.
- Maid Marian from Robin Hood.
- Princess Elena from Elena of Avalor.
- Vanellope von Schweetz from Wreck-It Ralph.
- Anastasia from Anastasia.
- Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron.
- Queen Nala from The Lion King.
- Princess Kiara from The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.
- Nakoma from Pocahontas.
- Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
- Megara from Hercules.
- Atta and Dot from A Bug's Life.
- Jane Porter from Tarzan.
- Jessie from Toy Story 2.
- Princess Melody from The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.
- Daughters of Triton from The Little Mermaid.
- Empress Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
- Kairi from the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei from Mulan II.
- Kilala Reno from Kilala Princess.
- Giselle from Enchanted.
- Nancy Tremaine from Enchanted.
- Charlotte la Bouf from The Princess and the Frog.
- Star Butterfly from Star vs. the Forces of Evil
- Eclipsa Butterfly from Star vs. the Forces of Evil
- Jushtin Butterfly from Star vs. the Forces of Evil
- Princess Sofia from Sofia the First.
- Shanti from The Jungle Book.
- Namaari from Raya and the Last Dragon.
This line features the Disney Princesses reimagined as young children.
Some female protagonists, even those that hold the "princess" title, may not be included in the official line-up for the following reasons:
- They are not human or humanlike. This includes Nala from The Lion King, or puppets such as Miss Piggy, Janice and, Charlene Sinclair.
- Their films were a critical or commercial failure. This includes Eilonwy from The Black Cauldron and Kida from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
- Their films were so successful that it warranted a separate franchise.
- Tinker Bell has been removed from the franchise because of her lead role in the Disney Fairies franchise.
- Anna and Elsa were both originally planned to be part of the lineup until Frozen's success spawned its own franchise. However, they have official affiliations with the Disney Princesses and the Frozen franchise is considered one of the largest affiliations on par with the Disney Princess franchise.
- They are foreign creations, including characters from European Disney comics (eg. Dickie Duck, Neptunia, Eurasia Toft, Will Vandom, and Agent Uma).
- They are from a Disney television series (e.g. Kim Possible, Star Butterfly from Star vs. the Forces of Evil) thus they do not affiliate with the Disney Princess Franchise.
- Their inclusion introduced a problem for the other members of the line-up.
- Esmeralda was an official Disney Princess in 2004, but was removed because she wasn’t selling as well as the others in the franchise.
- They are from a company Disney acquired. For instance, despite Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, pre-purchase Fox characters are not recognized as Disney princesses. This also applies to Leia, Gamora, Shuri, Carol and Buttercup at the moment.
- Giselle at that point was close to being an official Disney Princess, however, the plans to include Giselle in the lineup have quickly dropped because they realized they had to pay royalties to Amy Adams likeness every time she is included in merchandise. Giselle is 32 years old, so she would of been the oldest of the princesses if she was part of the Disney Princess Franchise, she would of also been the first Disney Princess not to be from Walt Disney Animation Canon.
- They are live action, such as Mary Poppins, Clara Stahlbaum and Giselle.
Products that included them
Other Disney characters have guest-starred alongside the twelve above princesses in various Disney Princess products.
- Disney Princess Dolls:
- Disney Store Classic Dolls: Tinker Bell and Esmeralda are included.
- Assorted Dolls: Alice, Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Fashion Figures: Minnie Mouse and Tinker Bell are included.
- Princess Collection 2: Songs by Maid Marian, Nala, and Megara are included.
- Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs - Once Upon a Dream: Sing along segments by Minnie Mouse, Megara, and Ting-Ting, Su, and Mei are included.
- Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 2 - Enchanted Tea Party: Sing along segments by Alice, Maid Marian, and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Sing-Along Songs Vol. 3 - Perfectly Princess: Sing along segments by Alice and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess: "It's Not Just Make Believe" Music Video: Alice and Melody are included.
- Disney Princess Magazines: Alice, Esmeralda, and Jane Porter appeared in magazines, and in the case of Jane, they came to be presented as new princesses for the franchise.
- Once Upon a Princess: Volume 1: A storybook segment by Esmeralda is included.
- My Princess Collection (books collection): Alice, Dot, Jessie, and Kida are included.
- Disney Princess Puzzle: Minnie Mouse is included.
- Disney Princess: Journey to London: Megara and Esmeralda are included.
- Dream Big, Princess (commercial series): Elena is featured in occasional commercials alongside the official line-up.
- Ariel is the only Disney Princess who isn't born a human, but she eventually becomes a human. Because of this, she is often seen in her mermaid tail or wearing a bouffant gown as a human.
- Merida is unique among the Disney Princesses for not only being from a Pixar film, but also isn't from real-life or literature (as Moana), doesn't have any onscreen singing moment in her film and doesn't have a love interest (the latter also shared with Moana and Raya). However, it should be noted that Young MacGuffin was intended to be Merida's Prince during production, before it was ultimately decided she would remain single.
- Merida and Tiana are the only Princesses to display an actual accent in line with their voice actresses. All other princesses have American accents that are inaccurate to their respective ethnicity, with the exceptions of Mulan, Pocahontas, Moana, and Raya whose voice actresses have the correct nationalities (Chinese American, Native American, Polynesian, and Southeast Asian respectively).
- Aurora has a British accent, although it was done by an American voice actress.
- Despite having an American accent, Belle occasionally speaks in French.
- In the remakes of the movies, the Princesses (Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine) have all been played by British actresses. Elle Fanning, the actress of Aurora, speaks in an English accent throughout "Maleficent", despite being American-born. The only remake exception currently is Mulan in the eponymous remake, where she is played by Liu Yifei, who is of Chinese descent.
- Pocahontas is the first Disney Princess with two love interests with John Smith and John Rolfe. She is the only Disney Princess to not end up with her original prince however and falls in love with John Rolfe (who she married in real life) in the sequel. Despite that, she's commonly marketed with John Smith.
- Each Princess has an animal/non-human best friend:
- Snow White - Seven Dwarfs
- Cinderella - Jaq and Gus
- Aurora - Flora, Fauna, and Merrywether
- Ariel - Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle
- Belle - Phillippe, Lumiere and Cogsworth
- Jasmine - Rajah
- Pocahontas - Meeko and Flit
- Mulan - Mushu, Cri Kee and Khan
- Tiana - Ray and Luis
- Rapunzel - Pascal
- Merida - Angus
- Moana - Pua and Hei Hei
- Raya- Tuk Tuk and Sisu
- Each Princess is represented by one or more objects:
- Snow White – red apple
- Cinderella – glass slipper, pumpkin
- Aurora – golden tiara, spindle, spinning wheel, pink rose
- Ariel – dinglehopper, seashell, trident
- Belle – book, red rose, mirror
- Jasmine – the magic lamp, flying carpet
- Pocahontas – her mother's necklace, feather, compass
- Mulan – peach blossom, oil-paper umbrella, fan, sword
- Tiana – lily pad flower, gumbo pot
- Rapunzel – sun insignia, lantern, paintbrush, the golden flower
- Merida – bow/arrow, will o' the wisp, bear pendant
- Moana - Heart of Te Fiti, seashell, necklace, oar
- Raya- Sisu's Necklace, Dragon Gem, Raya's sword
- Except for Merida and Raya, each Princess has their own "I Want" song:
- Snow White – "I'm Wishing"
- Cinderella – "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
- Aurora – "I Wonder"
- Ariel – "Part of Your World"
- Belle – "Belle"
- Jasmine – "A Whole New World"
- Pocahontas – "Just Around the Riverbend"
- Mulan - "Reflection"
- Tiana – "Almost There"
- Rapunzel – "When Will My Life Begin?"
- Moana - "How Far I'll Go"
- Mulan and Tiana are the only Princesses to kill the main antagonist in their films. Mulan has actually killed more people than any other Walt Disney character, having buried an entire Hun army in a snow avalanche from which few escaped and survived.
- Moana and Raya are the only princesses to redeem their primary antagonist: before transforming as Te Kā, Te Fiti was a source of goodness to the islands, until Maui stole her heart, which ultimately caused her to become a destructive entity. She is also the only princess so far to encounter two antagonists in one film, and the only one to encounter both a male and female antagonist in one film.
- The first eight Princesses were once represented as elements on a periodic table at a candy store at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL.
- Snow White: S - sulfur
- Cinderella: C - carbon
- Aurora: Au - gold
- Ariel: Ai - fictional
- Belle: B - boron
- Jasmine: J - jodium, the former name of iodine
- Pocahontas: P - phosphorus
- Mulan: Ml - fictional
- Rapunzel was the first princess in the franchise to be computer-animated, rather than traditionally hand-drawn. However, she (as well as the other computer-animated Princesses, Merida, Moana, and Raya) has hand-drawn redesigns when appearing with the other Princesses in merchandise or pictures.
- Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida, Moana, and Raya are currently the only Princesses to not originate from the traditional fairy tales (Snow White; Cinderella; Aurora from "Sleeping Beauty"; Ariel from "The Little Mermaid"; Belle from "Beauty and the Beast"; Jasmine from "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp"; Tiana from "The Frog Prince"; Rapunzel; Anna and Elsa from "The Snow Queen").
- Several of the Disney Princesses are animated by the same person. Marc Davis animated Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora, Glen Keane animated Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel, and Mark Henn animated Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, and Tiana.
- Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Raya are the only Princesses to have the title of their film change during production. Tiana's was originally The Frog Princess, Rapunzel's was simply Rapunzel, Merida's was The Bear and the Bow, and Raya's was The Dragon Blade.
- The first six Princesses have home releases in the form of "Disney Vault" limited time only editions.
- There are seven Caucasian princesses: Snow White and Rapunzel (German); Cinderella, Aurora, and Belle (French); Ariel (Danish); and Merida (Scottish). The eight non-white Disney Princesses are Jasmine (Arabian), Pocahontas (Native American), Mulan (Chinese), Tiana (African-American), Moana (Polynesian), and Raya (Southeast Asian).
- Tiana is the only princess to have her ethnicity changed from the original story; in the Frog Prince fairy tale, the princess was German.
- Ariel is going to be African (it is unknown if she's still Danish) in the upcoming remake.
- Even though Snow White will be half-Latina, she'll still be partially German.
- Tiana is the only princess to have her ethnicity changed from the original story; in the Frog Prince fairy tale, the princess was German.
- Tiana is the first Disney Princess to have a public coronation as all of the Princesses up to Mulan were already in the line-up when the franchise first launched in the early 2000s.
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the only film in the franchise which won an honorary Oscar. Brave won an Oscar as Best Animated Feature Film of the Year. The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas won two Oscars (Best Soundtrack, Best Original Song). Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Moana, and Raya and the Last Dragon were just nominated for an award.
- Merida, Mulan, and Raya are the only Princesses to wield a real weapon in her merchandising form. Rapunzel's frying pan is also shown in merchandise but doesn't count as a 'real' weapon. Mulan and Raya wielded a sword and Merida wields a bow & arrow.
- Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, Moana, and Raya are shown as children in their original films. Ariel is shown as a child in her prequel movie, The Little Mermaid III: Ariel's Beginning.
- Out of the thirteen Princesses in the line-up, half of them were seen getting married on screen: Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, and Rapunzel. Cinderella, Ariel, and Tiana all got married in their primary films. Mulan marries Li Shang in the sequel Mulan II after nearly marrying the prince of a neighboring kingdom for political reasons, Jasmine marries Aladdin in the sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves, and Rapunzel marries Eugene (Flynn Rider) in the short Tangled Ever After.
- Aurora is the only true blonde Princess. Rapunzel's a blonde by way of the sun's magic, but is a natural brunette by genetics, while Cinderella is a strawberry-blonde.
- Out of all thirteen Princesses, Snow White and Cinderella are the only orphaned Princesses. Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Raya are the only ones who have only their fathers alive, and Tiana is the only one who has only her mother alive and the first to have only her father die. Mulan, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana all have both parents alive.
- Interestingly, out of the eight princesses with at least one dead biological parent, the only princesses with a step-parent are those who are orphaned — none of the single parents of princesses remarried without dying themselves.
- However both of Aurora’s parents die in Maleficent, thus making her the only Disney princess to have both of her parents alive in the original animated film but deceased in the remake (due to her father, King Stefan, being changed into a villain, also making her the only Disney Princess to have a biological relative as a villain. However, Ursula was originally Ariel's aunt).
- Ariel and Merida are the only princesses with biological siblings. Cinderella has 2 step-siblings.
- Although a lot of the Princesses have had a damsel-in-distress or abuse moments, Ariel is the first Disney Princess to be in more of an obvious heroine role — saving Eric from drowning.
- Fa Mulan is the only Disney Princesses to have a known last name.
- Moana's proposed surname, Waikliki, was present in an early draft but her film's screenwriter stated it may no longer apply.
- It has been theorized that "Tremaine" is Cinderella's possible surname, but it hasn't been confirmed.
- Aurora and Mulan are the only Disney Princesses to go by aliases (Aurora as "Briar Rose" and Mulan as "Ping"). Although in Aurora's case, she thought Briar Rose was her real name until she was informed of her true identity.