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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? Musician baby names are a subset of celebrity-inspired baby names—the baby names here are drawn from both the first names and last names of well-known rockstars, crooners, and pop queens. For names inspired by the music itself, take a look at our list of musical baby names, and be sure to check out Fameberry for more celebrity baby names.

  • Aaliyah

    Aaliyah is the feminine variation of Aali, a masculine Arabic name meaning “high” or “exalted.” There are many additional spellings of the name, including Alia, Aliyah, Aleah, and Aleia. In... Read More 

  • Abba

    Double exposure: 1970s rock sensation (Mamma Mia) and scholar/diplomat name in Israel. Read More 

  • Adele

    Credit the award-winning single-named British singer for taking the girls’ name Adele from a quiet semi-retirement back into currency. Adele... Read More 

  • Adema

    Adema is the name of a rock band that might be adapted as a girl's name -- though sounds a bit like a medical condition.Read More 

  • Aja

    Sounds like and is often confused with Asia, though it has an air of retro cool via the seminal Steely Dan album. Read More 

  • Alanis

    Singer Alanis Morissette made this twist famous. She was named for her father Alan, who is said to have spotted this version in a Greek newspaper. So far it has been pretty much a one-person... Read More 

  • Alannah

    Though not as popular as the more traditional Alana spelling, it has consistently charted in the US since 2007. Alannah Myles is popularizing this spelling of Alana.Read More 

  • Alessia

    Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The... Read More 

  • Amadeus

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's middle name could make an interesting pick for music-loving parents--if only in middle place. Amadeus is the title of a Peter Shaffer play which became an... Read More 

  • Aretha

    There's still only one. Read More 

  • Ariana

    The smooth, exotic Ariana is on the rise along with the fame of pop princess Ariana Grande. Also famous is twin spelling Arianna, which is associated with Greek-born online presence Arianna... Read More 

  • Arlo

    Arlo has many possible derivations: possibly a shortened form of Italian name Carlo, and in Basque-speaking regions it is the word for area. In English, Arlo was first used by Edmund Spenser in... Read More 

  • Armstrong

    Last name occasionally used as a first, can be seen as a Lance Armstrong athlete-hero name. Read More 

  • Ashanti

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

  • Audra

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

  • Autry

    Loose, lean, and lanky cowboy-sounding names have become a recent trend, but how about the name of a real one--the Singing Cowboy Gene. Autry might be thought of as a masculine spin on the... Read More 

  • Avril

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

  • Axl

    Guns 'n' Roses musician Axl (born William) Rose created this name by dropping a vowel, a la Barbra Streisand. The traditional Axel is more popular, though celebrity parents Fergie and Josh Duhamel... Read More 

  • Baez

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

  • Basie

    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... Read More 

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