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Operatic Baby Names

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

ABAGAILLEAIDAALCINAANNINA
BIANCA
CARMENDESPINAELENA
ELETTRA
ELSA
FLORIA (TOSCA)FRICKAGILDA
GIOVANNA
ISOLDEJAVOTTEJULIETTEKATISHALAKMELEONORALIULOLETTELUCIA
MADDALENA
MANON
MARCELLINA
MARGUERITE
MICAELA
MIMI
MUSETTA
NEDDANORINPAMINA
ROSINASUZUKITATYANA
VIOLETTAZERLINA

BASSO BOYS

ALTOUNANDRES
BASILIO
BELLO
BENOIT
BETTO
BORIS
CLAUDIUS
DRAGOELVINOFERRANDOFIESCOFIORELLO
GIOVANNI
GUNTHER
MARCELLO
NARDO
OTTAVIOPIZARRORAMIRO
ROCCO
ROMEO
SENECA
SILVIO
SILVANOTAMINOTONIO
TRISTAN
TYBALTVALENTIN

About the Author

Linda Rosenkrantz

Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.