Disney, Walt(er Elias) 1901-66; U.S. film producer, esp. of animated cartoons
- From Old French de (“of, from”) + Isigny (a place in Calvados). The place name is from the Gallo-Romance personal name Isinius, a Latinized form of the Gaulish name Isina. The Gaulish word is of uncertain origin but possibly connected to Isidore and hence Isis.
- In modern use, it is also derived from the name of a well-known person called Walt Disney.