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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.

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) ..

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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