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12 Night names and what they mean, for night for baby boys, listing 1-12. Here is the list of Black names for girls.
Amal .. Familiar to Americans as the young hero of Giancarlo Menotti's often-performed opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors".
Auberon .. Better-known, though no more common for it, as Oberon, King of the Fairies in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ..
Dag .. Mythology: the son of Night who brought the daylight as he rode his horse around the earth ..
Festus .. Literary: %2 is the name of the Fool in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (16th century).
Lysander .. Also the name of a character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Moore .. Clement Clarke Moore was the author of the much-loved poem "'Twas the night before Christmas".
Nuru .. (Swahili, Arabic) "Born at night."
Oberon .. Literary: the King of the Fairies in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ..
Sebastian .. Shakespeare gave the name to the twin brother of Viola in "Twelfth Night" ..
Sinbad Literary: name of the witty and ingenious merchant adventurer in the "Arabian Nights" who came home rich from his voyages.
Theseus .. Theseus is featured in several classical Greek tragedies as well as in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" and Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream".
Waite .. Christmas carolers were known as "waits" because the custom of singing carols started with bands of watchmen who would sing tunes as the night passed ..
Sebastian is a commonly used name, while Amal, Auberon, Dag, Festus, Lysander, Moore, Nuru, Oberon, Sinbad, Theseus and Waite are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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