Baby Names Inspired by Musicians

musical familyWhen you dream of what your baby will grow up to be, do you envision him or her rocking out in front of a screaming crowd? Singing in the most angelic voice? Rapping at the speed of light? If so, how about looking to the names of these great musicians for inspiration when naming your baby? Who knows…maybe you’ve got a little Mozart on the way!

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Girl Baby Names

Musician

Genre

Instrument or Band

Aimee
Aimee Mann
Pop
Bassist / vocalist– ‘Til Tuesday
Alanis
Alanis Morissette
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Anita
Anita Baker
R&B
Vocalist
Aretha
Aretha Franklin
R&B
Vocalist
Astrid
Astrid Williamson
Pop
Guitarist – Goya Dress
Beyoncé
Beyoncé Knowles
R&B
Vocalist – Destiny’s Child
Carrie
Carrie Underwood
Country
Vocalist
Cass
Cass Elliot
Pop
Vocalist – The Mammas & the Papas
Charlotte
Charlotte Sometimes
Pop
Vocalist
Ciara
Ciara
R&B
Vocalist
Dolly
Dolly Parton
Country
Singer / songwriter
Dusty
Dusty Springfield
Pop
Vocalist – The Springfields
Édith
Édith Piaf
Vocal
Vocalist
Ella
Ella Jenkins
Children’s
Singer / songwriter
Emmylou
Emmylou Harris
Country
Vocalist
Etta
Etta James
Blues
Vocalist
Fiona
Fiona Apple
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Gabriella
Gabriella Cilmi
Pop
Vocalist
Geri
Geri Halliwell
Pop
Vocalist – The Spice Girls
Gillian
Gillian Welch
Folk
Singer / songwriter
Gwen
Gwen Stefani
Rock
Vocalist – No Doubt
Janet
Janet Jackson
R&B
Vocalist
Janis
Janis Joplin
Rock
Vocalist
Joan
Joan Jett
Rock
Guitarist / vocalist – The Runaways
Joni
Joni Mitchell
Soul
Vocalist
Judee
Judee Sill
Rock
Singer / songwriter
Kimya
Kimya Dawson
Pop
Singer / songwriter – The Moldy Peaches
Lauryn
Lauryn Hill
Rap
Vocalist – The Fugees
LaVern
Lavern Baker
R&B
Vocalist
Lenka
Lenka
Pop
Vocalist – Decoder Ring
Loretta
Loretta Lynn
Country
Vocalist
Lucinda
Lucinda Williams
Folk
Singer / songwriter
Macy
Macy Gray
R&B
Vocalist
Madonna
Madonna
Pop
Vocalist
Mariah
Mariah Carey
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Marva
Marva Whitney
R&B
Vocalist
Maybelle
Maybelle Carter
Country
Vocalist
Miley
Miley Cyrus
Pop
Vocalist
Nina
Nina Simone
Vocal
Vocalist
Norah
Norah Jones
Pop
Vocalist
Patsy
Patsy Cline
Country
Vocalist
Reba
Reba McEntire
Country
Vocalist
Rihanna
Rihanna
R&B
Vocalist
Ruth
Ruth Brown
R&B
Vocalist
Sheryl
Sheryl Crow
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Tara
Tara MacLean
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Tori
Tori Amos
Rock
Vocalist
Vashti
Vashti Bunyan
Folk
Singer / songwriter
Yoko
Yoko Ono
Rock
Vocalist
 

Boy Baby Names

Musician

Genre

Instrument or Band

Art
Art Garfunkel
Rock
Vocalist – Simon & Garfunkel
Asher
Asher Roth
Rap
Vocalist
Barry
Barry Manilow
Pop
Vocalist / pianist
Bo
Bo Diddley
Rock
Vocalist / guitarist
Booker
Booker T. Jones
R&B
Organist – Booker T. and the MG’s
Bret
Bret Michaels
Rock
Vocalist – Poison
Burt
Burt Bacharach
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Conor
Conor Oberst
Rock
Vocalist – Bright Eyes
Cyrus
Cyrus Bolooki
Rock
Drummer – New Found Glory
Deacon
John Deacon
Rock
Bassist – Queen
Delaney
Delaney Bramlett
Pop
Singer / songwriter – Delaney & Bonnie
Dizzy
Dizzy Gillespie
Jazz
Trumpeter
Django
Django Reinhardt
Jazz
Guitarist – Hot Club of France Quintet
Donovan
Donovan Leitch
Rock
Vocalist
Duke
Duke Ellington
Jazz
Pianist
Edwin
Edwin McCain
Rock
Singer / songwriter – Frogwings
Elton
Elton John
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Elvis
Elvis Presley
Rock
Singer / songwriter
Felix
Felix Mendelssohn
Classical
Composer
Garth
Garth Brooks
Country
Singer / songwriter
Graham
Graham Nash
Rock
Guitarist / vocalist / keyboardist – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Jimi
Jimi Hendrix
Rock
Guitarist / songwriter
Jorma
Jorma Kaukonen
Rock
Vocalist – Jefferson Airplane
Kanye
Kanye West
Rap
Vocalist
Kurt
Kurt Cobain
Rock
Lead singer / guitarist – Nirvana
Lars
Lars Ulrich
Rock
Drummer – Metallica
LeRoi
LeRoi Moore
Rock
Saxophone player – Dave Matthews Band
Levon
Levon Helm
Rock
Drummer – The Band
Louis
Louis Armstrong
Jazz
Trumpeter
Ludwig
Ludwig van Beethoven
Classical
Composer
Marshall
Marshall Mathers (Eminem)
Rap
Vocalist
Mick
Mick Jagger
Rock
Lead singer – The Rolling Stones
Mickey
Mickey Hart
Rock
Percussionist – Grateful Dead
Neil
Neil Diamond
Pop
Singer / songwriter
Ozzy
Ozzy Osbourne
Rock
Vocalist – Black Sabbath
Perry
Perry Como
Vocals
Vocalist
Phil
Phil Collins
Rock
Drummer / vocalist – Genesis
Ravi
Ravi Shankar
World
Sitarist
Ringo
Ringo Starr
Rock
Drummer – The Beatles
Sebastian
Johann Sebastian Bach
Classical
Composer
Stanton
Stanton Moore
Rock
Drummer – Galactic
Syd
Syd Barrett
Rock
Vocalist / guitarist – Pink Floyd
Tito
Tito Puente
Latin
Percussionist
Townes
Townes Van Zandt
Folk
Singer / songwriter
Travis
Travis Barker
Rock
Drummer – Blink 182
Tré
Tré Cool
Rock
Drummer – Green Day
Utah
Utah Phillips
Folk
Singer / songwriter
Vince
Vince Melouney
Pop
Guitarist – Bee Gees
Waylon
Waylon Jennings
Country
Vocalist / guitarist – The Highwaymen
Xan
Xan McCurdy
Rock
Guitarist – CAKE

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13 comments

  1. Profile photo of raven raven says:

    I like a few but some are weird

  2. Profile photo of JLu JLu says:

    I like Dylan (Bob), Marley (Bob), or Paige (Jimmy).

  3. Profile photo of Phammom Phammom says:

    Don’t like any of these for us.

  4. Profile photo of Tina Tina says:

    I think I’m making this a lot harder than it needs to be.

  5. Profile photo of Dario Dario says:

    i don’t know..

  6. We’re naming our daughter Halen Araya
    Halen from Van Halen
    Araya from Tom Araya of Slayer

  7. Profile photo of PrettyBoogs PrettyBoogs says:

    I do like the name Syd.

  8. I wish my wife would go along with Ringo =[

  9. Profile photo of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

    I do like the names Etta and Norah, but I think I’ll keep looking.

  10. I like the name Alyssa from Alyssa Milano.

  11. i use to like the name sebastion intill i got to thinking kids can be cruel and i imagined the teasing that he would go through a lot of them names r well a little weird

  12. I don’t want those names. LOL

  13. Profile photo of Sasoo Sasoo says:

    Not so sure about some of these 🙂

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