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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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  • Ashanti

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    Authentic African name that blipped in popularity a few years ago when hip-hop singer Ashanti first arrived on the scene.  Read More 

  • Audra

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    Used primarily in Scotland, and represented here by singer Audra McDonald, has been overshadowed by the return of the classic AUDREY. Read More 

  • Avril

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    French Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne has put the spotlight on her name.  Read More 

  • Axl

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    Guns 'n' Roses musician Axl (born William) Rose created this name by dropping a vowel, a la Barbra Streisand. Most parents would prefer the traditional AXEL, though celebrity parents Fergie and Jo... Read More 

  • Baez

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    Plausible music hero choice with undertones of Joan Baez's social activist folkie persona.  Read More 

  • Basie

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    Basie is a fabulous jazz name to honor the Count, whose birth name was William, the influential pianist, organist, bandleader and composer who led his band for almost fifty years. There are lots o... Read More 

  • Bechet

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    Naming babies for personal heroes is the cool contemporary trend followed by Woody Allen when he honored New Orleans jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet in his daughter's name--adding the middle name Du... Read More 

  • Beck

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    The popular single-named alternative singer (born Bek) has moved this onetime shortening of Becky into male territory.  Read More 

  • Bessie

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    After a century of association with horses and cows, this name just could be ready for revival by a fearless baby namer -- after all, it did happen to Jessie and Becky. Bessie has been in use sin... Read More 

  • Beyoncé

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    The unique name of the hot young singer will not remain unique for long.  Read More 

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