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.
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  • Prince

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    The singer once again known as Prince at one time had sole dominion over this name, but then Michael Jackson chose it for not one but two of his sons. Royal names such as King and Prince, once tho... Read More 

  • Quincy

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    Quirky in the way that all Q names are quirky, Quincy was once a buttoned-up, patrician New England name, an image countered in recent years by the talented and ultracool musician Quincy Jones (mid... Read More 

  • Ramone

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    Ramon is a common Latin male name, but Ramone would clearly be in tribute to the early punk rock group--each of whose members took on the last name Ramone. Read More 

  • Ravi

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    A title of the Hindu sun god, made cross-culturally famous by sitar player Ravi Shankar.  Read More 

  • Ray

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    Ray, still and forever, is one of the all-time hippest names, with its jazzy Ray Charles biopic overtones. It makes a cool middle name (as Rae does for girls), but works perfectly fine as a first.... Read More 

  • Rihanna

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    Rihanna, the name of the Barbados-born singer, whose birth name was Robyn Rihanna, attracted a fair number of parents for several years, but has now declined to Number 830. It has also generated se... Read More 

  • Rufus

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    Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of cool... Read More 

  • Sade

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    The one-named singer clarified the confusing pronunciation on this one, but a number of parents have looked for more phonetic spellings.  Read More 

  • Santana

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    Santana is a saintly name...or Latin rock band. Santina might work better.  Read More 

  • Shakira

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    The sexy Colombian-born singer inspired a popularity blip.  Read More 

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