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(See: Literary Names, Film Names, Song Names)

13 Play names and what they mean, for play for baby boys, listing 1-13. Here is the list of Opera names for girls.


Androcles .. Shaw later used this tale for a play about Christian faith.
[Androclus]

Bardolf .. A drunken fool named Bardolph appears in four of Shakespeare's plays.
[Bardolph, Bardou, Bardoul, Bardulf, Bardulph]

Blythe .. Made famous by the opening lines of Shelley's poem "To a Skylark", "Hail to thee, blithe spirit!" and Noel Coward's play "Blithe Spirit".
[Bligh, Blithe]

Boniface .. Boniface was the name of an innkeeper in a 1707 play "The Beaux' Stratagem" by Fahrquarm ..
[Bonfecio, Boni, Bonifacio, Bonifacius, Bonifacy]

Cyrano .. His talents and his extraordinary nose provided the inspiration for Rostand's popular play "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1897) ..
[Cyran]

Hal .. In Shakespeare's plays about Henry IV, his son is affectionately known as "Prince Hal" ..

Lothar .. The character Lothario in an early 18th-century English play gave this name connotations for awhile of a libertine or a careless seducer of women.
[Lother, Lothair, Lothario, Lothur]

Malcolm .. Shakespeare's play was based on the true story ..
[Malcom, Malcolum, Malkolm]

Peter .. The play "Peter Pan" has made the name popular ..
[Boutros, Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, .. 16 more]

Piper .. (Old English) "One who plays the pipes." ..

Terence .. Terence was famous for the wit and sophistication of his plays ..
[Tarrants, Tarrance, Tarrence, Tarrenz, Terencio, .. 10 more]

Timon .. Shakespeare used the name in his play "Timon of Athens" for a misanthropic Greek of the fourth century, BC ..

Yorick .. Literary: in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet", Hamlet mutters to a skull, "Alas! Poor Yorick".


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Play names: Hal, Malcolm, Peter, Terence

Hal, Malcolm, Peter and Terence are commonly used names, while Androcles, Bardolf, Blythe, Boniface, Cyrano, Lothar, Piper, Timon and Yorick are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)

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