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Page 1/10. 196 Opera names and what they mean, for opera, play, story, poem, musical, show, tale, movie, music, ballet, comedy, dance, soap, stories, portrait, sitcom, cartoon for baby girls, listing 1-20. Here is the list of Film names for boys.
Adalgisa .. The name of a priestess in Bellini's popular opera "Norma".
Adela .. The name died out in England in the later Middle Ages, and was revived in the 19th century, being the name of a character in Johann Strauss's opera "Die Fledermaus" ..
Adeline .. Opera soprano Adelina Patti (late 19th century) and a well-known song called "Sweet Adeline" gave the name exposure ..
Aida .. More likely though a name created for the Ethiopian princess in Giuseppe Verdi's opera Aïda.
Alcestis .. In Euripides' play of the same name, Alcestis descends to Hades instead of her husband, and is then rescued by Hercules.
Alcina .. Literary: Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto used the name Alcina for a mistress of alluring enchantments and sensual pleasures in the 16th century Orlando poems.
Alexandra .. Ballet dancer Alexandra Danilova ..
Allegra .. The musical term "allegro" means "quickly, with a happy air" ..
Amadea .. Amadeus was Mozart's middle name, given great prominence by Peter Shaffer's play and film.
Aminta .. Aminta was the heroine of a well-known pastoral play by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (16th century) of the Renaissance.
Anastasia .. The name of one of the daughters of Nicholas II, the last Russian czar, who supposedly survived the massacre of the royal family, and a film was based on this story (1956) ..
Ann .. Montogomery's story "Anne of Green Gables" (1908) ..
Annabel .. Most famous bearer was Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee, in the poem of the same name ..
Apollonia .. Mythology: Apollo was the Greek god of sunlight, music, and poetry ..
Aria .. In music, an aria is a solo performed by the leading character in an opera.
Ariadne .. Also the subject and title of a Richard Strauss play ..
Ariel .. Ariel was also made popular in modern times as the name of the mermaid in Walt Disney's cartoon feature film "The Little Mermaid" ..
Armida .. First used in the 16th century by Italian poet Torquato Tasso for a character in an epic poem "Gerusalemme Liberata", meaning "Jerusalem Liberated".
Asta .. Asta is the name of the terrier owned by Nick and Nora Charles in the famous "Thin Man" movies of the 1930s.
Aurora .. In some versions of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty", the princess's name is Aurora ..
Adela, Adeline, Aida, Alexandra, Allegra, Anastasia, Ann, Annabel, Ariel, Armida and Aurora are commonly used names, while Adalgisa, Alcestis, Alcina, Amadea, Aminta, Apollonia, Aria, Ariadne and Asta are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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