Opera Names

Beautiful and unique names from operas and Opera singers. Many of these are not in the database but they should be!
  1. Adina
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "slender, delicate"
    • Description:

      Name of an Old Testament soldier that's been also used as a girls' name in modern Israel. An alternate spelling is Adinah. Some mistake Adina and Adinah to be the root of Dinah, but the Biblical name Dinah is borne by a different figure and has a different meaning. You can consider the modern short forms Dena and Dina as stemming from either Adina or Dinah.
  2. Adriano
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "man from Adria"
    • Description:

      Adriano is a dashing Italian name which gets around the possible gender confusion of Adrian.
  3. Alisa
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "great happiness"
    • Description:

      Alisa is less popular than more complicated forms of Alice like Alyssa or Alicia, perhaps because of its association with the once-overused Lisa.
  4. Alzira
    • Origin:

      Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "ornament"
    • Description:

      Alzira found its highest degree of popularity in the mid-nineteenth century after Giuseppe Verdi created an opera of the name Alzira, after its romantic heroine. Despite Verdi using the name for a Peruvian princess, Alzira is an arabic name Verdi's opera, despite the name's arabic roots, the name was given to a Peruvian princess. Alzira is also the name of a Spanish city in Valencia.
  5. Annina
    • Antonio
      • Origin:

        Spanish and Italian variation of Anthony
      • Meaning:

        "from Antium"
      • Description:

        Antonio is a Shakespearean favorite -- the Bard used it in no less than five of his plays, and has long been a ubiquitous classic in Spanish-speaking countries, where the nickname Tonio is also prevalent. Antonio is also among an elite group of perennially popular names in the US, where it has always been among the boys' Top 1000 since baby name record-keeping started in 1880.
    • Armida
      • Origin:

        Italian, literary name
      • Description:

        Torquano Tasso likely invented this name for the magical enchantress who beguiles the crusaders in his celebrated poem Jerusalem Delivered. Armida is also the eponymous heroine of a Handel opera.
    • Arminda
      • Armino
        • Atalanta
          • Origin:

            Greek mythology name
          • Description:

            Atalanta was a beautiful mythological maiden who refused to marry any man who couldn't beat her in a footrace -- quite a role model. This myth is found in Ovid's Metamorphoses and later in Swinburne's Atalantis in Calydon.
        • Abigaille
          • Acciano
            • Almaviva
              • Almirena
                • Amenaide
                  • Amneris
                    • Arindal
                      • Ariodante
                        • Arvino
                          • Azucena