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Broadway-inspired baby names

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

Names from the big stage

Bright lights, big city — if you’re moved by Broadway theater, these names, taken directly from the big stage, may be exactly what you’re looking for.

baby Names from
the big stage

Bright lights, big city — if you’re moved by Broadway theater, these names, taken directly from the big stage, may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Broadway baby names

Theatrical performances at any of the 40 professional theaters with 500 seats or more along Broadway in New York City are collectively known as “Broadway,” and the legacy of the stage spans generations. Early New York theater was established in the mid 1700s, and it took hold of early America and evolved into what is now — along with London’s West End theaters — the highest level of commercial theater in the English-speaking world.

Broadway baby names

It’s no surprise, really, that Broadway productions inspire so many people. And fortunately, for those who are expecting a baby, there are loads of baby names from the productions themselves to choose from. These names don’t really sound like they come from the big stage either — unless you are a fan yourself, and what better way to pay homage to your favorite art form than by bestowing a theater name upon your baby boy or girl?

Here we’ve listed some of our favorites, and the production the name comes from. Which ones will make your baby name list?

Broadway-inspired baby names for girls


Broadway-inspired baby names for boys


  • Julian: 42nd Street
  • Kenickie: Grease
  • Lazar: Fiddler on the Roof
  • Magadli: Evita
  • Mark: RENT
  • Max: The Producers
  • Melchior: Spring Awakening
  • Oliver: Annie
  • Peron: Evita
  • Robbins: Porgy and Bess
  • Roger: RENT
  • Sky: Mamma Mia!
  • Tevye: Fiddler on the Roof
  • Ubaldo: Phantom of the Opera
  • Victor: Cats
  • William: Chicago
  • Zach: A Chorus Line

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