Names Categorized "opera singers"

This is a list of names in which the categories include opera singers.
Adelina f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Germanic (Latinized)
From a Germanic name that was derived from the element adal meaning "noble" (Proto-Germanic *aþalaz).
Ailish f Irish
Anglicized form of Ailís.
Arijana f Croatian
Croatian form of Arianna.
Armando m Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of Herman.
Augustine 2 f French
French feminine form of Augustinus (see Augustine 1).
Balbina f Spanish, Portuguese (Rare), Polish (Rare), Italian (Rare), Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Balbinus. Saint Balbina was a 2nd-century Roman woman martyred with her father Quirinus.
Benedetta f Italian
Italian feminine form of Benedict.
Blanch f English
Variant of Blanche.
Blanche f French, English
From a medieval French nickname meaning "white, fair-coloured". This word and its cognates in other languages are ultimately derived from the Germanic word *blankaz. An early bearer was the 12th-century Blanca of Navarre, the wife of Sancho III of Castile. Her granddaughter of the same name married Louis VIII of France, with the result that the name became more common in France.
Bryn m & f Welsh, English (Modern)
Means "hill, mound" in Welsh. In Wales it is almost always a masculine name, though elsewhere in the English-speaking world it can be unisex (see Brynn).
Camellia f English (Rare)
From the name of the flowering shrub, which was named for the botanist and missionary Georg Josef Kamel.
Camilla f English, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German, Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of Camillus. This was the name of a legendary warrior maiden of the Volsci, as told by Virgil in the Aeneid. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Fanny Burney's novel Camilla (1796).
Carolann f English
Combination of Carol 1 and Ann.
Celestina f Spanish, Italian
Latinate feminine form of Caelestinus.
Deborah f English, Biblical
From the Hebrew name דְּבוֹרָה (Devorah) meaning "bee". In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.... [more]
Dina 2 f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, English
Short form of names ending in dina, such as Bernardina or Ondina. As an English name, this can also be a variant of Deanna.
Edytha f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Edith.
Elvina f English
Variant of Alvina.
Ema 1 f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Croatian, Bosnian, Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Form of Emma used in various languages.
Enriqueta f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Enrique.
Eula f English
Short form of Eulalia.
Everett m English
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Everard.
Felicita f Italian
Italian form of Felicitas. It also coincides closely with Italian felicità "happiness".
Fiorenza f Italian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florencia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Geltrude f Italian
Italian form of Gertrude.
Georgine f French
French feminine form of George.
Geremia m Italian
Italian form of Jeremiah.
Gerlinde f German, Dutch
Derived from the Old German element ger meaning "spear" combined with lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender".
Giacinta f Italian
Italian feminine form of Hyacinthus.
Gilda f Italian, Portuguese
Originally an Italian short form of Ermenegilda and other names containing the Old German element gelt meaning "payment, tribute, compensation". This is the name of a character in Verdi's opera Rigoletto (1851). It is also the name of a 1946 American movie, starring Rita Hayworth in the title role.
Glenys f Welsh
Probably an elaboration of the Welsh word glân "pure, clean, holy" or glyn "valley". This name was created in the late 19th century.
Golda f Yiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir (1898-1978).
Graciela f Spanish
Elaboration of Gracia.
Grahame m Scottish, English
From a surname that was a variant of Graham.
Gwendolyn f English
Variant of Gwendolen. This is the usual spelling in the United States.
Huguette f French
Feminine form of Hugues.
Ileana f Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Possibly a Romanian variant of Elena. In Romanian folklore this is the name of a princess kidnapped by monsters and rescued by a heroic knight.
Ivy f English
From the English word for the climbing plant that has small yellow flowers. It is ultimately derived from Old English ifig.
Jami 1 f English
Variant of Jamie.
Janis f English
Variant of Janice.
José m & f Spanish, Portuguese, French
Spanish and Portuguese form of Joseph, as well as a French variant. In Spanish-speaking regions it is occasionally used as a feminine middle name (or the second part of a double name), often paired with María. This was the most popular name for boys in Spain for the first half of the 20th century.
Justino m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Iustinus (see Justin).
Karita f Swedish
Variant of Carita.
Kathleen f Irish, English
Anglicized form of Caitlín.
Laraine f English
Variant of Lorraine.
Loraine f English
Variant of Lorraine.
Lorraine f English
From the name of a region in eastern France, originally meaning "kingdom of Lothar". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France that is now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen (from Latin Lothari regnum). As a given name, it has been used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century, perhaps due to its similar sound with Laura. It became popular after World War I when the region was in the news, as it was contested between Germany and France.
Luciano m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Lucianus.
Malvina f Literature, English, Italian, French
Created by the Scottish poet James MacPherson in the 18th century for a character in his Ossian poems. He probably intended it to mean "smooth brow", from Scottish Gaelic mala "brow" and mìn "smooth, fine" (lenited to mhìn and pronounced with a v sound).
María Cristina f Spanish
Combination of María and Cristina.
Mariette f French
French diminutive of Marie.
Marilyn f English
Combination of Mary and the common name suffix lyn. It was very rare before the start of the 20th century. It was popularized in part by the American stage star Marilyn Miller (1898-1936), who was born Mary Ellen Reynolds and took her stage name from a combination of her birth name and her mother's middle name Lynn. It became popular in the United States during the 1920s, reaching a high point ranked 13th in 1936. Famous bearers include American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962; real name Norma Jeane Mortenson) and American opera singer Marilyn Horne (1934-).
Mariska f Hungarian, Dutch
Diminutive of Maria.
Marjorie f English
Medieval variant of Margery, influenced by the name of the herb marjoram. After the Middle Ages this name was rare, but it was revived at the end of the 19th century.
Marquita f African American
Feminine variant of Marquis.
Mary Beth f English
Combination of Mary and Beth.
Maurizia f Italian
Feminine form of Maurizio.
Melba f English
From the surname of the Australian opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name that she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
Nicolina f Italian
Feminine diminutive of Nicola 1.
Nymphodora f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Nymphodoros. This was the name of a 4th-century saint who was martyred with her sisters Menodora and Metrodora.
Orlanda f Italian (Rare)
Feminine form of Orlando.
Ortrun f German (Rare), Germanic
Derived from the Old German elements ort "point" and runa "secret lore, rune". In the medieval German epic Kudrun this is the name of Hartmut's sister.
Pierrette f French
Feminine diminutive of Pierre.
Plácido m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Placidus (see Placido).
Rachele f Italian
Italian form of Rachel.
Rae f English
Short form of Rachel. It can also be used as a feminine form of Ray.
Raphaëlle f French
French feminine form of Raphael.
Regula f German (Swiss), Late Roman
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.
Reinald m Germanic
Old German form of Reynold.
Robert m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Albanian, Romanian, Catalan, Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the elements hruod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the rare Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been consistently among the most common English names from the 13th to 20th century. In the United States it was the most popular name for boys between 1924 and 1939 (and again in 1953).... [more]
Romilda f Italian, Germanic (Latinized)
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hruom "fame, glory" and hilt "battle".
Rosalind f English
Derived from the Old German elements hros meaning "horse" and lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it was not common. During the Middle Ages its spelling was influenced by the Latin phrase rosa linda "beautiful rose". The name was popularized by Edmund Spencer, who used it in his poetry, and by William Shakespeare, who used it for the heroine in his comedy As You Like It (1599).
Rosine f French
French diminutive of Rose.
Rosmunda f Germanic
Old German form of Rosamund.
Roza 1 f Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "rose" in some Slavic languages. It is a cognate of Rosa 1.
Ryland m English (Modern)
From an English surname, which was originally derived from a place name meaning "rye land" in Old English.
Shirlee f English
Variant of Shirley.
Sieglinde f German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Old German elements sigu "victory" and lind "soft, flexible, tender". Sieglinde was the mother of Siegfried in the medieval German saga the Nibelungenlied.
Tecla f Italian, Spanish (Rare)
Italian and Spanish form of Thekla.
Todd m English
From an English surname meaning "fox", derived from Middle English todde. As a given name it was rare before 1930. It peaked in popularity in most parts of the English-speaking world in the 1960s or 70s, but it has since declined.
Vittoria f Italian
Italian form of Victoria.
William m English
From the Germanic name Willehelm meaning "will helmet", composed of the elements willo "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection". An early saint by this name was the 8th-century William of Gellone, a cousin of Charlemagne who became a monk. The name was common among the Normans, and it became extremely popular in England after William the Conqueror was recognized as the first Norman king of England in the 11th century. From then until the modern era it has been among the most common of English names (with John, Thomas and Robert).... [more]
Zelma f English
Variant of Selma 1.
Zona f Various
Means "girdle, belt" in Greek. This name was made popular by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Zona Gale.