Disney princesses already come from the world of fairy tales, so it’s not hard to imagine them as students at Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. To be fair, most of the Disney princesses don’t have magical skills of their own in their stories, but they certainly get a lot of magical help on their journeys.
If they were Hogwarts students, the ladies of Disney would find themselves placed in a specific house by the Sorting Hat, a magical hat capable of seeing the potential of students. The Sorting Hat has four houses to choose from. Students could wind up in Gryffindor if they’re courageous. They find themselves in Hufflepuff if their primary concern is fairness. Ravenclaw is for those with curious minds. Slytherin houses those who prize ambition above all else. Though all Disney princesses are brave and believe in good triumphing over evil, they would be sorted very differently amongst the Hogwarts houses.
10 Cinderella: Hufflepuff
This one is a no-brainer. Unlike her step sisters, Cinderella doesn’t scheme to become royalty. She also doesn’t spend her time figuring out how things work or studying. Cinderella’s adventure doesn’t begin because of her own bravery either, but because she’s given a push from the mice and her fairy godmother.
What the young woman does spend a lot of time doing is cooking, cleaning, and sewing. For some reason, she even remains loyal to the family that treats her horribly. She’s a Hufflepuff through and through.
9 Jasmine: Slytherin
It’s tempting to sort Jasmine into Gryffindor because she leaves the palace on her own with no idea what’s in store. For those who have seen the recent live action Aladdin, it might also be tempting to sort Jasmine into Ravenclaw since she studies the world around her and is a keen observer. At her core though, Jasmine is definitely a Slytherin.
Jasmine not only uses the one weapon she has against Jafar - herself - but she also is able to repeatedly disguise her intentions in both versions of the story. She even has a lofty ambition: becoming the Sultan and defying tradition.
8 Ariel: Gryffindor
Like Jasmine, Ariel is pretty ambitious as well. She doesn’t exactly want to rule. Instead, she wants to be human. She even makes a deal with a known witch to do it, leaving her family behind. That all sounds very Slytherin, but Ariel’s not as cunning or as adept at tricking people into getting what she wants.
Instead, Ariel’s sheer disregard for the rules simply to experience life on land is pure Gryffindor. She also saves Prince Eric’s life more than once, and goes up against the fearsome Ursula to get her voice back.
7 Belle: Ravenclaw
Could Belle be anything other than a Ravenclaw? Yes, she spends more time dreaming than she does really studying in the animated movie, but her love for books and her quest to learn more about the world around her certainly scream Ravenclaw.
The live action version of the Disney character took the idea a step farther, making her an inventor like her father. She didn’t just want a sense of adventure from her books, but an understanding of how to make things work.
6 Snow White: Hufflepuff
Snow White does a very brave thing. A teenage girl targeted by her stepmother, she escapes into the woods and makes a home with complete strangers. That being said, she’s less of a Gryffindor and much more of a Hufflepuff.
Why? Gryffindors aren’t known for their careful planning or methodical work. Snow White devises a plan to stay with the dwarves before she ever meets them. She essentially makes herself their housekeeper in order to rent space in their home. As a result, she might be one of the hardest-working of the early Disney princesses, a highly prized Hufflepuff trait.
5 Moana: Gryffindor
One of the newest members of the Disney princess lineup, Moana isn’t like the traditional Disney princesses. She’s the daughter of a chief instead of the daughter of a king. Like many of the princesses though, she sets out on a long journey.
Moana initially begins the journey completely on her own. She takes to open water in a boat she only theoretically knows how to use. Wanting to help her island, but also wanting to explore, the reckless act is all Gryffindor bravado.
4 Rapunzel: Ravenclaw
Like Moana, Rapunzel winds up leaving the only home she’s ever known as well. Unlike Moana, she has help immediately, and she spends a lot of time agonizing about her decision. Her reluctance to leave and disappoint Mother Gothel might make her seem like a Hufflepuff at first glance, but Rapunzel’s curiosity and imagination guide her, making her a Ravenclaw.
The audience gets to see all of the skills Rapunzel hones in her first big musical number. She paints, sews, reads, cooks, and observes the stars. She’s naive, but she’s got a keen mind and is a quick learner. Her hunger for more knowledge is what leads her for most of the movie.
3 Tiana: Slytherin
Tiana is an even harder worker than Cinderella or Snow White. Unlike those two, her work isn’t out of loyalty or used as a bargaining chip. Her hard work is part of her ambition.
Like Jasmine before her, Tiana has a goal. While Tiana doesn’t plan to outwit villains and become the leader of a nation, she does want a life of her own. She plans to own her own restaurant, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. If she ends up having to kiss a frog, Tiana will do it.
2 Anna: Gryffindor
Naive Anna became the face of the royal family when her parents were lost at sea even though her big sister became Queen. Anna never stopped trying to get her sister out in the open, even after she discovered it might be dangerous.
Likewise, Anna, despite never having made a long journey before, tracked her sister down when Elsa left for Anna’s own safety. Anna rushed headlong into icy danger to make sure Arendale ended up with its rightful ruler. That sounds pretty Gryffindor.
1 Elsa: Hufflepuff
Technically, the bulk of Elsa’s story in Frozen occurs when she’s already Queen of Arendale, but her motivations for her actions begin when she’s still a princess. Elsa’s abilities were difficult for her to control as a child, so she lived a life of isolation.
Some might see that as a little Slytherin. That would only be true if she spent her time plotting or training. In actuality, she kept herself alone to keep her little sister safe. Loyalty and love were her primary motivations. Eventually, she worked hard to learn control, like a true Hufflepuff.