50 beautiful baby names inspired by our most beloved musicals

When you’re expecting the arrival of your little one, picking the perfect name for them can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. 

However, if you’re a fan of musical theatre, then there is plenty of inspiration to be found amongst your favourite characters!

Below, we have set out a list of 50 gorgeous names from some of our most beloved musical theatre shows. Whether you’re looking for something more traditional or a bit more unique, this selection of names has it all.

There are 25 names for girls and 25 names for boys, meaning that there are plenty to choose from and mull over. 

From old favourites like Annie and Oliver, to recent newbies like Hamilton and Frozen, you might just find the perfect name on stage (and on the big screen, too). Happy picking!

For the girls…

1. Maria - from The Sound of Music and West Side Story

2. Anna - from Frozen

3. Sophie - from Mamma Mia

4. Gabriella - from High School Musical

5. Matilda - from Matilda The Musical

Credit: Dan Smith/Netflix

6. Gretl - from The Sound of Music

7. Anita - from West Side Story

8. Penny - from Hairspray

9. Fiona - from Shrek The Musical

10. Elsa - from Frozen

Credit: Frozen London Instagram

11. Vanessa - from In The Heights

12. Grace - from Annie

13. Donna - from Mamma Mia

14. Nina - from In The Heights

15. Taylor - from High School Musical

Credit: High School Musical Instagram

16. Nancy - from Oliver

17. Maureen - from Rent

18. Jenny - from The Greatest Showman

19. Annie - from Annie

20. Rosie - from Mamma Mia

Credit: Mamma Mia Instagram

21. Jenna - from Waitress

22. Sandy - from Grease

23. Eliza - from Hamilton

24. Tanya - from Mamma Mia

25. Nessa - from Wicked

Credit: Grease Instagram

And for the boys…

1. Danny - from Grease

2. Troy - from High School Musical

3. Sam - from Mamma Mia

4. Oliver - from Oliver and Annie

5. Phillip - from The Greatest Showman

Credit: The Greatest Showman Instagram

6. Tony - from West Side Story

7. Mark - from Rent

8. Jim - from Waitress

9. Sky - from Mamma Mia

10. Sebastian - from La La Land

Credit: La La Land Instagram

11. Ryan - from High School Musical

12. Jamie - from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

13. Harry - from Mamma Mia

14. Kurt - from The Sound of Music

15. Benny - from In The Heights

Credit: Warner Bros.

16. Jean - from Les Misérables

17. Billy - from Billy Elliot

18. Eric - from The Little Mermaid

19. Chad - from High School Musical

20. Evan - from Dear Evan Hansen

Credit: Universal

21. Sonny - from In The Heights

22. Alexander - from Hamilton

23. Dewey - from The School of Rock

24. Charlie - from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

25. Phineas - from The Greatest Showman




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