60 Jazz Baby Names
Origin:English word name
Description:Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine.
Description:This familiar but never popular Welsh surname name might be a good Sean alternative-- and we're starting to hear some berrybuzz about it. Vaughn is an alternate spelling.
Meaning:"the royal settlement"
Description:Although Kenton has the trendy K beginning and on ending, and a jazz reference to Stan Kenton, it still manages to sound stiff and old-fashioned.
Meaning:"descendant of Coltarán"
Description:The great sax player John Coltrane could be a cool naming inspiration for a jazz fan.
Meaning:"servant of Nicholas"
Description:The name of three hundred saints, a mustard, and your own baby boy. Coleman was off the US Top 1000 list for much of the 1960s and 1970s, but it was a mainstay before and has been since. It makes for an easy family name due to its status as common surname and its modern nickname Cole.
Origin:English, diminutive of Jasmine or Jasper
Description:Unisex variation of Jazz or Jasper that couldn't say it more plainly. Used for their daughter by tennis couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi.
Meaning:"son of Job"
Description:Used as a first name for a handful of girls every year, Joplin could be seen as a distant cousin of other -lin names, like Caitlin, Brooklyn and Braelynn. We think it works even better as a musical middle name possibility for fans of Janis... or Scott. Both great connections — albeit very different from one another.
Origin:English variation of Garrett
Description:Got some notice as a Jared alternative, has musical association with pianist Keith Jarrett.
Description:Lionel is yet another traditional boy's name entering the girls' column--at least once-- via prizewinning novelist Lionel (born Margaret Ann) Shriver.
Description:A surname that originated as a diminutive of Hawk.
Origin:English, diminutive of Nathan or Nathaniel
Description:Just the kind of old-fashioned nickname coming back into style.
Description:Hundreds of families have adopted this Scottish name, attracted by its trendy Ty beginning and upbeat second syllable. (Tyrell and Tyrese are also increasing in popularity. ) Tyree Glenn was a great jazz trombonist.
Origin:Scottish surname, meaning unknown
Description: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.
Origin:English, combination of Mary and Lou
Meaning:"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle"
Description:Truncated form of Marylouise.
Description:This spelling of Winton has gotten considerable buzz via jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.
Description:Sometimes heard as a first name in Scotland, particularly among the Campbell clan.
Description:Woody Allen used this name for his daughter to honor jazz hero Sidney Bechet -- and it could work for a boy as well.
Origin:English surname and place name
Meaning:"white or dark"
Description:Variant of Blake, borne by the great jazz drummer Art Blakey.