Baby Names Inspired by Musicians

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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!

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

Pop

Singer / songwriter

Joss

Joss Stone

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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12 comments

  1. Avatar of JLu JLu says:

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

  2. Avatar of Phammom Phammom says:

    Don’t like any of these for us.

  3. Avatar of Tina Tina says:

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

  4. Avatar of Dario Dario says:

    i don’t know..

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

  6. Avatar of MissTK MissTK says:

    I do like the name Syd.

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

  8. Avatar of Jeanetta Jeanetta says:

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

  9. I like the name Alyssa from Alyssa Milano.

  10. 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

  11. I don’t want those names. LOL

  12. Avatar of Sasoo Sasoo says:

    Not so sure about some of these :-)

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