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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  • Billie

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    Billie is a tomboy nickname name, part of the growing trend for using boyish nicknames for girls. To track its path from blue to pink, Billie was 100% male in 1880, was 55% female just a decade la... Read More 

  • Bing

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    When Kate Hudson named her second son Bingham and announced that she would be calling him Bing, it put this zingy nickname name out on the table. Before that, there was only one, further nicknamed... Read More 

  • Bix

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    Bix is a cool and jazzy nickname name, thanks to that final x. It's largely associated with the legendary and influential cornet player (and inspiration for the novel Young Man With a Horn ), Bix... Read More 

  • Björk

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    Destined to remain a one-person name -- in this country anyway.  Read More 

  • Bono

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    Association with the Irish singer-activist and the good things conjured up by the syllable 'bon', could inspire some parents to consider this name. Read More 

  • Bowie

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    Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn put this name in play as a first name, but David Bowie (born with the considerably less marketable moniker of David Robert Jones) dyed it blond and gave it charisma... Read More 

  • Brahms

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    A melodic choice for lullaby-lovers.  Read More 

  • Cab

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    Even for lovers of Cab (born, yes, Cabell) Calloway's music, the connection to 'Taxi!' is too strong. Read More 

  • Cale

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    This up-and-coming single-syllable name has one drawback: it sounds like the green, leafy vegetable.  Read More 

  • Callas

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    Opera lovers and fans of the great diva might make a more sensitive choice with Maria. Read More 

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