While ‘j’ may be one of the lesser used letters, it certainly is highly represented in Disney character’s names, so let’s look at some of the most iconic names in Disney’s franchises!
1. Jack-Jack (The Incredibles)
Real name John Jackson Parr, Jack-Jack is the youngest son of the The Incredibles family, being a baby in appearance and being around the age of one or two.
He often appears in his red onesie with a black mask covering part of his face around his eyes, with his signature antenna hair like Alfafa from The Little Rascals.
With the power of shape-shifting as his main power, he also has a plethora of other powers based on this like self-combustion, being able to turn into smoke as well as molecular manipulation allowing him to teleport, shoot lasers out of his eyes and super speed.
2. Jackson Storm (Cars 3)
An interesting take on the antagonist trope, while Jackson Storm is the main ‘villain’, he never actually does anything that could be construed as evil and he mainly seems interested in becoming the best racer by winning all races, but fairly.
Visually, Jackson Storm resembles the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo from the Gran Turismo video game, and reached a record 214 miles per hour in a practice lap. He is mainly black with a blue lightning bolt across the side.
3. Jacques (Finding Nemo)
A shrimp with a strong French accent, he originally was owned by the President of France, who then passed it on as a gift to the Australian Prime Minister, only to then end up with the dentist Philip Sherman.
Jacques has a very high level of cleanliness, and takes it upon himself to make sure any fish entering the dentist’s fish tank are thoroughly sanitized.
He is also in charge of the Ring of Fire on Mount Wannahockaloogie, which is seen as a type of initiation for any newcomers. Nemo himself had to pass through this as instructed by the Tank Gang.
4. Jafar (Aladdin)
The main bad guy, he is the Royal Vizier of Agrabah, meaning he is the Sultan’s most trusted advisor. Unfortunately, for the Sultan, Jafar has other ideas about who should rule and covets the magic lamp containing an all-powerful genie.
With the power of the Djinn, Jafar would control ultimate magical and cosmic power, which he would use to become the ruler of the world.
Jafar is duplicitous to the extreme and uses his staff to hypnotize the Sultan to get his way.
5. Jake (The Rescuers Down Under)
A kangaroo mouse with typical appearance consisting of brown fur and a long tail, he looks like an explorer with his khaki outfit complemented with a broad-brimmed hat.
Despite his size, he is fearless and takes no prisoners, often using sarcasm when faced with a seemingly unbeatable foe.
6. Jane Porter (Tarzan)
The female lead, she is an ethnologist who is interested in studying gorillas and travels deep into the African jungle from England with her father to do so.
Upon coming up against Tarzan, whom she originally considers a ‘wild man’, she eventually falls for him. This reveals part of her somewhat eccentric and spontaneous nature, as she is willing to act on her feelings and instincts despite what others may think.
She also has some amazing skills to help her work, such as being able to sketch rapidly and in great detail all manner of things including animals and Tarzan, despite the latter being completely from a glance of him from a distance and from memory.
7. Jaq (Cinderella)
A nickname coming from Jacques, he is a brave and daring mouse who assists Cinderella as well as galvanizing support among the other mice.
Cinderella rescues many mice from both traps and the vindictive cat Lucifer, causing Jaq to realize how kind Cinderella is, and how it is worthwhile to help such a nice person. He helps get her ballgown ready for her rendezvous with Prince Charming.
8. James (The Princess and the Frog)
Tiana’s father who owns a restaurant to support his family, although the work is hard he never lets it get him down due to knowing how important it is to the livelihood of his family and how grateful he is to be able to be the provider to his family.
9. Jasmine (Aladdin)
The princess of Agrabah and eventual wife of Aladdin, her beauty is almost unsurpassed with her delicate features and lovely flowing black hair with her signature blue tube top that shows off her shapely figure.
A rebel, she often disguises herself to venture outside the palace and is not willing to enter into arranged marriages, rather she wishes to marry for love. After Aladdin saves her from mutilation in the market due to a misunderstanding, she falls for him.
Jafar’s lie about Aladdin already being executed for the crime distresses Jasmine greatly, revealing how their short meeting already sparked their strong bond.
10. Jasper Badun (101 Dalmatians)
A caretaker for Cruella de Vil’s house and one of her henchmen, he agrees to kill and skin the dalmations for her clothing.
He is often working together with other henchmen Saul and Horace, and the two have the dream of appearing on What’s My Crime?, a TV show that they likely do end up on as they get arrested for the puppy dognapping.
Jasper considers himself the brains of the operation but this doesn’t always work out as he thinks.
11. Jeb (Home on the Range)
A very pessimistic goat, he is grumpy and quite old and crabby.
With horns almost as large as his body and a tawny coat, he loves to gnaw on tin cans but gets very aggravated if anyone ever touches them.
Despite being on a farm with many other friendly animals, he can’t bring himself to say anything nice and often speaks out of turn.
However, when the situation calls for it, he is a decisive actor and calls for an attack on Alameda Slim when he makes it clear he is going to start shooting the cows.
12. Jebidiah Allardyce ‘Cookie’ Farnsworth (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
Known as one of the best quartermasters in the United States Military, Cookie can summon up a meal to feed a legion even when there are no supplies. His ability to conjure up entire meals from nothing makes him in high demand.
However, unfortunately for those who he feeds, he is not a very good cook. So while you may get basic nutrition, it’s not going to taste very good.
He has a long history associated with food poisoning (although nothing has ever been proven) and did shoot a customer in the foot when he worked at a restaurant due to complaints about the food.
13. Jenny (Finding Dory)
Mother of Dory, she is a blue fish who tries her best to be patient and understanding of her daughter’s condition, knowing that short term memory loss in the ocean is not going to go well.
She sports longer and brighter dorsal fins than her daughter and husband, with eyelids that are darker to reflect a style of makeup that fish can have.
Flashbacks show her being a caring mother, warning her of the undertow and showing her familial love for Dory, who is worried that they will forget her if she forgets them.
Jenny also shows how she wants her daughter to be self-sufficient as much as possible, encouraging her to make shell paths to their home.
14. Jenny Foxworthy (Oliver and Company)
The primary heroine, she is a young girl with short red hair who adopts Oliver and becomes very close to him, being extremely distressed when finding out he has been taken.
Jenny shows a high degree of care for Oliver, doing her best to convince the butler to keep Oliver despite his reluctance to allow it.
Eventually tracking down Oliver, Jenny is herself kidnapped for ransom by Sykes and is saved by Fagin and the gang of animals. She is last seen celebrating her birthday with all of the animals who helped her.
15. Jerry Jumbeaux Junior (Zootopia)
A large male African elephant, he runs a cafe and is eventually held as a suspect in the Melting Messes case. His name is likely a reference to another Disney movie Dumbo, in which the name of the character is given as Jumbo Junior.
Showing a side of bigotry against foxes, he refuses to serve them at his cafe until Judy intervenes and points out that the cafe should serve everyone.
16. Jessie (Toy Story 2)
A cowgirl with red hair and a matching red hat, she is a pull string talking cowgirl like Woody and has a horse Bullseye. Part of Woody’s Roundup Gang, she was originally owned by Emily.
After Emily grows up, Jessie is abandoned and this causes her to be fearful of the same thing happening with Andy. In fact, it is such a fear of hers that she ends up convincing all the toys to instead go to the Sunnyside Daycare and be playthings there.
Jessie is a great leader and has the handy skill of being able to rally toys to her cause, with her yodeling also attracting animals her way.
17. Dandy ‘Jim’ Crow (Dumbo)
Part of the The Crows including Fats, Deacon, Dopey and Specks, they offer a type of comic relief.
Despite claiming to have seen everything, and ridiculing Dumbo for wanting to fly, eventually being experts of flying themselves they help Dumbo develop his talents.
With a cigar and iconic vest, Dandy is the leader of the crew and does most of the talking. He is quite intelligent and waxes lyrical about philosophy.
18. Jim Dear (Lady and the Tramp)
The husband of Darling, he is a kind husband who is eventually worn down to have Lady and Tramp take over more and more of the house.
Sporting a light brown haircut and large mustache, like Darling he is not shown very much in the film due to the desire to show the unfolding of events from the dog’s perspective.
19. Jim Hawkins (Treasure Planet)
The protagonist and son of Sarah Hawkins, he runs the Benbow Inn until it gets destroyed by pirates.
With a brown coat and brown hair that is center parted, he comes across as a kindly main character despite looking slightly suspicious in the beginning due to his dark jacket and eye mask.
To make his life and his mother’s life better, he hopes to find Treasure Planet and use its riches.
He often helps those who require his help, including wounded pirates.
20. Jiminy H Cricket (Pinocchio)
A vital companion to Pinocchio, he often appears with a top hat and spacks and umbrella which he uses to float around.
Pinocchio is often confused with the new world around him, and Jiminy Cricket tries to give him advice and moral counseling. Jiminy is the narrator for most of the film.
Unfortunately, Pinocchio doesn’t always take his advice and often causes Jiminy to get frustrated, but he often realizes that it is because others are manipulating him rather than Pinocchio having bad intentions.
21. Joanna (The Rescuers Down Under)
Percival McLeach’s pet, she is mean-spirited and uses her scary appearance to intimidate others. Working together with Percival to oppress others, she helps kidnap Cody.
Due to being evil, Joanna is useful to Percival’s ultimate success, as she’s always willing to consider how to be devious or suspicious and can foil the plans of the captured animals.
22. Jock (Lady and the Tramp)
A Scottish terrier who later is known as Jackie (and switched to female) in the 2019 remake, Jock is quite aggressive when trying to protect Lady despite his small stature.
Acting as a mentor to Lady, he also is very close to Trusty and protects his bones with vigor, getting particularly annoyed if they are unburied.
He takes on Tramp, a dog much bigger than him, and also even tries to stop the dogcatcher’s vehicle when it tries to take dogs away.
23. Joe (Lady and the Tramp)
Tony’s sidekick and also an employee of Tony’s Restaurant, he is fond of Tramp despite Tony’s warnings.
While being suspicious that Tony can speak and understand the dog’s language, he does what Tony says. Joe can also play music, as seen when he strums out a tune on a mandolin.
24. Joe Gardner (Soul)
The protagonist, he is a band teacher with an amazing knowledge of everything jazz.
His dream is to play professionally, and eventually gets his chance upon an amazing opening performance at the Half Note Club which impresses other musicians.
Despite being on the road to his dream, he instead falls down and gets transported into the Land of the Dead, from where he must quickly get back to his body before it dies.
25. John (Peter Pan)
Wendy’s brother, he’s often seen in his white night gown and black top hat, complemented with a large pair of black rimmed glasses.
Often taking on the role of Captain Hook in nursery games with his siblings, he is a natural leader and often plays the part of the sophisticated gentleman.
26. Governor John Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)
The main villain, he is power hungry and wears a purple hat, never stopping in his quest for gold.
27. John Smith (Pocahontas)
The blond haired English explorer, he falls in love with Pocahontas while on Governor Ratcliffe’s expedition.
28. Prince John (Robin Hood)
An anthropomorphic lion, he is the nemesis of Robin Hood and tricks his brother to leave so he can take over.
29. John Silver (Treasure Planet)
A cyber-enhanced and ruthless pirate captain, he wants to find Treasure Planet and will stop at nothing to get there.
30. Johnny Worthington (Monsters University)
The main villain, he appears as a demon and uses his muscular frame and fangs to be an effective scarer.
31. Joy (Inside Out)
The leader of the emotions inside Riley Andersen, she is one of the five emotions, joy.
32. Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
The aspiring cop, despite being a rabbit, is dedicated to her job and her keen nose sniffs out the real cause of the dysfunction in Zootopia.
33. Jumba (Lilo and Stitch)
An evil genius who created Stitch, he has been doing illegal genetic experiments that have resulted in other life forms.
34. J Worthington Foulfellow (Pinocchio)
Also known as Honest John, he is an anthropomorphic fox who sells Pinocchio into slavery and also ferries lost boys away to Pleasure Island for them to be turned into donkeys.