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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Comments on "Broadway-inspired baby names"

Deb S November 19, 2013 | 8:23 AM

I rather like the name "Elphaba" for a girl from Wicked more than Glinda (or Ga-linda). And then you can use the cute nickname "Elphie" like in the show.

Natalie November 09, 2013 | 5:50 AM

Why would ANYONE name their daughter 'Lucy' after the Avenue Q character? After other honourable Lucys - perhaps. But surely the hard-working characters of Kate, or even 'Eve' instead of the full 'Christmas Eve' are more suitable to bestow upon a little girl, rather than having to explain to your friends, family and child that they are named after, and I quote, 'Lucy the '? Whoever made this list is clearly not familiar with the musical.

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