Musical baby names that are off the scale!
Soothing, melodious, rousing...and just plain different! These baby names are inspired by the world of music.
Allegra meaning ‘joyous’ in Italian, Allegra is the female counterpart to Allegro
Aria a solo in an opera
Arietta a short aria.
Cadence rhythm or beat
Calypso a style of Afro-Caribbean music that originated in Trinidad and Tobago during the early to mid-20th century
Cappella actually 'A capella' the word refers to group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment
Caprice any composition that allows a relatively free play of fancy
Carol a religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas. Also the short form of Caroline. It was formerly a masculine name, derived from Carolus, the Latin form of Charles
Celesta an orchestral percussion instrument resembling a small upright piano
Demi the direct translation of the French word for 'half' and used in classical ballet, and composing
Harmony musical notes played or sung at the same time to create a pleasing sound
Harper one who plays the harp
Lyra the lyra is a Greek pear-shaped, three-stringed bowed musical instrument
Melody a sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying; a tune
Octavia from the word 'octave' which describes the interval between one musical pitch and another.
Piper one who plays the pipe
Rhapsody a musical piece free in form and inspiration
Sonata a long piece of classical music that's usually made up of several parts
Sonatina a small sonata
Treble the high notes, the counterpart of bass
Viola a stringed instrument played with a bow
Allegro a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
Banjo a circular, stringed instrument from the guitar family
Brio Italian for 'with lively energy'
Clarion a medieval horn with a clear sound. Hard to ignore, but also pure and clear in tone
Dorian a symmetric scale
Fifer a high-pitched transverse flute used commonly in military and marching musical groups
Harper the Anglicization of the German family name Härpfer, deriving from playing the musical instrument harp
Jazz a form of music that grew out of African-Americans' musical traditions at the beginning of the 20th century
Lydian a rising musical scale
Lyric the words of a song
Reed a thin strip of material which vibrates to produce a sound on a woodwind musical instrument