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.

  • Lennox

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    Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the... Read More 

  • Lionel

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    Lionel is one leonine name that hasn't taken off as cousins Leo and Leonardo have, though it did reenter the Top 1000 in 2010 after several years away; it was at its highest point in the 1920s and... Read More 

  • Loudon

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    Singer Wainwright is the third in his family to carry this unusual name.

    There's a county in Virginia called Loudoun, named for a colonial governor.Read More 

  • Louis

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    While this classic royal name has yet to catch on, we sense an imminent comeback. Both Louis and Lewis are in Britain's Top 100, and if they don't revive here, all the better for those—like actors... Read More 

  • Luciano

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    A vibrant, operatic Latin choice. Read More 

  • Macy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Singer Macy Gray has popularized this cute and upbeat choice—once solely associated with the department store—a modern replacement for Stacy and Tracy. Read More 

  • Madonna

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    There's only one. Okay, two.Read More 

  • Mahalia

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    An underused Biblical name, probably because it's so tightly identified with the Queen of gospel singers, Mahalia Jackson. Other variations include Mahalah, Mahayla, Mahila, Mahilia, Mehalia,... Read More 

  • Mariah

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    Thanks to Mariah Carey, everyone now knows this name -- and is aware that Mariah's pronounced with a long i--just as Maria was in the Jane Austen era. And though Mariah now sounds modern, it was... Read More 

  • Marley

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    Reggae master Bob's surname was one of the biggest risers on the popularity charts for girls in 2008, with spellings Marlee and Marely also leaping in favor--though it has since halted its slide... Read More 

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