Operatic Baby Names

 You don’t have to be an opera buff to appreciate the rich variety of names found in the classic repertoire.  It’s an especially appealing category because it contains such an interesting mix of languages: there are frilly French female names, unusual Italian mens’ names, as well as some usable German and Russian character names.  These range from leads such as Aida and Tristan, to featured players to those with minor roles.

So, omitting common names like Amelia, Norma and Susanna, and the more uber-the-top names like Brunhilde, here are some lyrical opera names:

SOPRANO GIRLS

ABAGAILLE
AIDA
ALCINA
ANNINA
BIANCA
CARMEN
DESPINA
ELENA
ELETTRA
ELSA
FLORIA (TOSCA)
FRICKA
GILDA
GIOVANNA
ISOLDE
JAVOTTE
JULIETTE
KATISHA
LAKME
LEONORA
LIU
LOLETTE
LUCIA
MADDALENA
MANON
MARCELLINA
MARGUERITE
MICAELA
MIMI
MUSETTA
NEDDA
NORIN
PAMINA
ROSINA
SUZUKI
TATYANA
VIOLETTA
ZERLINA

BASSO BOYS

ALTOUN
ANDRES
BASILIO
BELLO
BENOIT
BETTO
BORIS
CLAUDIUS
DRAGO
ELVINO
FERRANDO
FIESCO
FIORELLO
GIOVANNI
GUNTHER
MARCELLO
NARDO
OTTAVIO
PIZARRO
RAMIRO
ROCCO
ROMEO
SENECA
SILVIO
SILVANO
TAMINO
TONIO
TRISTAN
TYBALT
VALENTIN

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Lola Says:

April 16th, 2009 at 8:45 am

Oh, Opera Names are some of my very favorites! Aida, Bianca, Elsa, Florina, Leonora, Mimi, Musetta, Violette for the girls and Basilio, Boris, Claudio, Fiorello, Ramiro, Rocco, Sylvia, Tybalt & Valentin for boys. *swoon*!
Georgeous!

NJ Says:

April 16th, 2009 at 10:38 am

Well, 26 / 37 girl’s names end in “A”, and 19 / 30 boy’s names end in “O’ if I’m not mistaken.

Do you think those are going to be trends this year?

To me a girl’s names ending in “A” are the most feminine, and boy’s names ending in “O” are the most masculine.

Are people bored with unisex girl’s names?

Are parents feeling that “N” ending boy’s names more vulnerable to becoming girls names in the future?

stairwaytoastar Says:

April 18th, 2013 at 7:29 am

The most opera-related girls’ name I can think of is Aria. Not included here!

shellezbellez Says:

February 8th, 2016 at 2:18 am

I really love Aida and Tosca. Musetta is also a family name!

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