Jane Porter from Disney's Tarzan is called Jane because she is named after Jane Goodall.
You may ask "Why would Professor Porter name his daughter after Jane Goodall?"
You may be thinking "What do Jane Goodall and Jane Porter have in common besides first name?"
Jane Porter in her casual outfit Modern Jane Goodall
As shown by the pictures above, they look nothing alike!
But, Mr. Porter might have chosen to name his daughter after Jane Goodall because maybe Jane Goodall convinced him to be so interested in primates.
Think about it: they both study and love primates.
They have both visited jungles in Africa.
Maybe Mr. Porter is based on Jane Goodall!
Archimedes Q. Porter. Jane Goodall with her plush monkey Jubilee
The pictures show they look somewhat alike.