Jazz Baby Names

The list of jazz baby names, a special subset of musician baby names for both girls and boys, is full of old-school cool.
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  • Django

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    Django — the D is silent as most everyone now knows — the nickname of the great Belgian-born jazz guitarist Django (originally Jean Baptiste) Reinhardt, makes a dynamic musical choice for any jazz ... Read More 

  • Ella

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    Following in the path of Emma and Isabella/Bella, Ella has been shooting up the charts since the millennium: it rose from Number 265 in 2000 to a high of Number 15 this past year. Ella has long be... Read More 

  • Ellington

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    Ellington is a swinging musical name, evoking the jazzy and elegant persona of the Duke (born Edward Kennedy Ellington). While that reference may seem to make Ellington a male name, it is also occa... Read More 

  • Etta

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    Etta, once a short form of Henrietta, it has long been used on its own, and we wonder if it could follow the progression of Emma to Ella to...Etta. Etta has taken the first step, having recently ... Read More 

  • Jarrett

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    Got some notice as a Jared alternative, has musical association with pianist Keith Jarrett.  Read More 

  • Jaz

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    Unisex variation of Jazz or Jasper that couldn't say it more plainly. Used for their daughter by tennis couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. Read More 

  • Jazz

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    Jazz as a full name is used slightly more often for boys than girls and has a distinctive, well, jazzy feel. Jazz is also occasionally used as a nickname for Jasper, much more often for Jasmine or... Read More 

  • Joplin

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    Joplin is a musical middle name possibility for fans of Janis...or Scott. Joplin is also the name of a Missouri city. Read More 

  • Kenton

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    Although Kenton has the trendy K beginning and on ending, and a jazz reference to Stan Kenton, it still manages to sound stiff and old-fashioned.  Read More 

  • Lionel

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    Lionel is yet another traditional boy's name entering the girls' column--at least once-- via prizewinning novelist Lionel (born Margaret Ann) Shriver. Read More 

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