Musician Baby Names

Since musicians invented the concept of cool, where better to look for baby name inspiration than to their own names? The baby names here are drawn from both the first names and last names of well-known musicians.
  • Aaliyah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Thanks to the ill-fated singer, Aaliyah's the most popular -- but complicated -- spelling of this once-obscure name. In 2015 it ranked at Number 48, given to close to 5,000 baby girls.Read More 

  • Abba

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Double exposure: 1970s rock sensation (Mamma Mia) and scholar/diplomat name in Israel. Read More 

  • Adema

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Adema is the name of a rock band that might be adapted as a girl's name -- though sounds a bit like a medical condition.Read More 

  • Aja

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sounds like and is often confused with Asia, though it has an air of retro cool via the seminal Steely Dan album. Read More 

  • Alanis

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Singer Alanis Morissette made this twist famous. She was named for her father Alan, who is said to have spotted this version in a Greek newspaper. So far it has been pretty much a one-person... Read More 

  • Alannah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though not as popular as the more traditional Alana spelling, it has consistently charted in the US since 2007. Alannah Myles is popularizing this spelling of Alana.Read More 

  • Amadeus

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an... Read More 

  • Aretha

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    There's still only one. Read More 

  • Arlo

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Arlo has many possible derivations: possibly a shortened form of Italian name Carlo, in Basque-speaking regions it is the word for area, and in English, Arlo was first used in the 16th Century by... Read More 

  • Armstrong

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Last name occasionally used as a first, can be seen as a Lance Armstrong athlete-hero name. Read More 

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