From Canto to Chord to Opus and beyond, each of the boy names that mean song found below are handsome and unique. Explore the options, complete with meaning and origin, and find the perfect name for your little boy.
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- Aubade Aubade is an unusual French name that means morning love song. It became popular in English in the 1670s as a song for when lovers part at dawn.
- Chord An English name that is part of just about every song and needs no translation. A chord is three or more musical notes played simultaneously.
- Canto First used in 1590 as part of a long poem, Dante’s Inferno, it comes from Latin for a song. It usually refers to a chant.
- Geyarajan Geyarajan, also spelled Jayarajan means the king of songs. It is of Hindu origin, especially in the Tamil language.
- Gungeet Originally from the Sikh culture in Punjab and Bengal, India, Gungeet means a song of virtues. It is a popular and ancient name for boys.
- Etude Etude is an artistic piece of music that is very technical. From French, the first use is in 1826 for music. It comes from the word study.
- Alto The name Alto relates to several parts of music including singing and musical instruments. It usually means the second-highest voice part in a four-part chorus or an instrument with a range lower than a soprano or treble.
- Major In music, it refers to the key of a musical piece that is lively and vibrant. Major is a bold name with multiple meanings in English.
- Anandgeet Originating in Hindi, Anandgeet means blissful song often related to hymns to God. A popular Sikh name, it is from Punjab.
- Kirithan Kirthan is an ancient Hindu name that means song of worship or prayer. It is still a popular name for boys today.
- Sangeet Sangeet means music in Sanskrit, but it is often used to describe a celebration, especially a wedding. The party consists of singing, dancing and musical instruments.
- ReedThe reed is the component of a woodwind instrument that creates the sound. It also has connotations relating to nature.
- Opus An opus is a piece of music that is written by a great musician. In all the arts, but especially music, it is considered something great.
- Rohn With a Hebrew origin, Rohn means a sweet song of joy. It is often considered a religious name for Hebrew-speaking people.
- DorianDorian is a musical mode that is similar to the minor scale of today. It is an ancient scale originally from the Mycenaean civilization that settled in Crete.
- Ronen In Hebrew, Ronen is derived from the word ron, which means song. In the US, it may be confused with Ronan, which is a very popular Irish name.
- Shiron Shiron is a common Hebrew name that means songfest. It denotes a gathering of people singing folk songs and ballads.
- ApolloApollo is commonly known as the name of the Greek sun god. He is also the god of music and dance.
- KaiThe Chinese origin of Kai means the music of triumph. It is a short and simple name and is often related to the ocean in some cultures.
- MorganA popular name of Welsh origin, Morgan means sea song or seaborn. In Wales, it is a boy’s name and, in the US, it is more often a girl’s name.
- LayaLaya is a boy’s name that means musical and rhythmic. It originates from Sanskrit but is present in most Indian languages. It may also be connected to other words such as Himalaya.
- Zimri Zimri is a Biblical name that means my music. It is found in Hebrew, but may even be more ancient. It’s a popular name in Israel.
- Rodion Rodion means the song of the hero. It originates from Greek and was included in the King Herod dynasty for battle victories. It became popular in Russia.
- Cadao Originating from Vietnamese, Cadao means song or ballad. It is still a popular name for a boy in Viet Nam.
- CarmineCarmine means a man who is like a song. It originated in Italy and is generally found among Christian people.
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