Musical Baby Names
Description:Once unique to the Zappa family, now you can have your own little prima donna.
Origin:English place-name and surname
Description:Ellington is a swinging musical name, evoking the jazzy and elegant persona of the Duke (born Edward Kennedy Ellington). While that reference may seem to make Ellington a male name, it is also occasionally used for girls.
Origin:English occupational name
Meaning:"one who plays the pipes or flute"
Description:Piper's rising popularity for girls makes it an unlikely masculine choice.
Origin:French from Italian
Meaning:"impulsive change of mind"
Description:Word name with an appealing sound but a trivializing meaning.
Description:Ramon is a common Latin male name, but Ramone would clearly be in tribute to the early punk rock group--each of whose members took on the last name Ramone.
Description:Name that makes a dramatic musical statement.
Origin:French, musical term
Description:Could be seen as extravagantly ecstatic for a baby name, though feel free to rhapsodize about your little girl, whatever her name.
Description:Undiscovered musical form melodious enough to be a hit on the name charts.
Description:The name of a small yellow bird that hasn't taken off in the way that some of its avian sisters – like Robin, Wren or Lark – have.
Description:Ahuli's pleasant beat makes it a striking option for a son.
Description:If Viola is a credible girl's name, why not the mellow Cello for a boy.
Origin:French, dance term
Description:Minuet is delicate, dancey, and lacy, with a Masterpiece Theatre feel. Is Minuet a real name? Not really, though similar-sounding French names such as Minette and Manette are.
Origin:Italian, musical term
Description:Cadenza takes the popular CADENCE and gives it a more operatic flourish.
Origin:English and Scottish occupational name
Meaning:"ringer of the bell"
Description:These days, it's more likely you'd call your daughter the popular Belle or Bella.
Description:A South American dance style whose name derives from Latin tangere "touch". It's also a popular orange-flavored fizzy drink in the UK, as well as the word for the letter T in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
Description:Peaceful and melodic, but a bit pretentious.
Description:A surname that could become a first, an alternate to the already-taken REGIS.
Description:Tuneful variation on the Claire names.
Description:ALLEGRA is a delicate ballet-dancer name; ALLEGRO, which means a fast-paced movement in music, is stronger and more vibrant.
Description:Fanciful, edging toward bizarre.