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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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  • Dinah

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    As the song says, "Dinah, is there anyone finer?" Dinah is a charming, underused Old Testament name, long shunned for its old slave-name stereotype--Dinah was the family cook in Uncle Tom's Cabin ,... Read More 

  • Dion

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    In ancient Greece, a student of Plato; in modern America, a cool guy.  Read More 

  • Dixie

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    A saucy showgirl, wisecracking waitress kind of name, Dixie can also be considered a place name, although it won't be found on any map, being a generic term for the whole American South (coming fro... Read More 

  • 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 

  • Donovan

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    One of the first of the appealing Irish surnames to take off in this country, Donovan has long outgrown its "Mellow Yellow" association, which came via the single from a sixties singer-songwriter n... Read More 

  • Duff

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    Somewhat gruff name that might be better feminized as Duffy. Read More 

  • Duran

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    The iconic rock group Duran Duran named themselves after the villain of the classic sci-fi movie "Barbarella," Dr. Durand Durand. One bit of free advice: if your last name is Duran, don't name you... Read More 

  • Dylan

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    Top 30 boys' favorite retains more of its poetic, windswept quality when used for a girl, as Robin Wright and Sean Penn did.  Read More 

  • Eartha

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    Used by the Puritans, and, three hundred years later, by Eartha Kitt's parents, it sounds dated and dry.  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 

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