75 Cool Music Inspired Baby Names

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Music is a global language that brings everyone together so whether you are a music fan or in search of a fun unique name for your little one, I have got a list of music-inspired baby names that will spice things up. Ranging from the popular to the rare and unique names of music celebrities, you will find one which will catch your strings.

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Popular Musical Baby Names For Boys

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  1. Bob

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This boy’s name sounds playful but with an amazing meaning. It originated from the name Robert. It is of British origin and means “bright fame”. 

  1. Lars

Lars is of Scandinavia origin, was derived from the name Laurentius, and means “crowned with laurel”. It was the name of the popular Danish drummer – Lars Ulrich. 

  1. Beck

This name is short and unique for your baby boy. It originated in Germany, it means “stream” or “brook”.

  1. Cello

Cello is an elegant musical instrument in the violin family that was derived from the end of the Italian word violoncello which means “little violone”. It is a good name option for your baby boy if you are looking out for a unique name. 

  1. Wolfgang

Wolfgang is the first name of the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the creative and influential composer of Western music.  It is a cute name option for baby boys. and it is of German origin and means “journey”. 

  1. Hendrix

Hendrix became popular due to its connection with Jimi Hendrix.- the popular guitarist. It is a variant of Henry. It is of Greek origin and it means “ruler of the home”. 

  1. Apollo

Apollo is a name common among boys. It is of Greek origin and it means “destroyer”. It was a name given to the god of the sun and it is a pleasant choice for your son if you want him to grow up with the spirit of a warrior. 

  1. Bell

This musical name is of French origin and it means “handsome”. It is so cute, pleasant to the ears, and has its feminine version as “Isobel”. It is also an occupational name of English and Scottish, referring to ‘the ringer of bells’.

  1. Banjo

Banjo is a special musical instrument that is loved by several music lovers. This name is also a common boy name of English origin that means “a stringed musical instrument”

  1. Amadeus

Amadeus is a combination of “amare”- to love and “deus”-god. This Latin name which means “love of God” is a popular musical boy name due to its connection with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- a creative and influential composer of Western music.

  1. Fife

This unique Scottish name means “place name”. You can choose it as a first name for your little one.

  1. Lyric

This is a rare English name that means ‘words of a song” It is a popular name for boys though some people choose it as a girl’s name.

  1. Brio

This musical term is usually given as a boy’s name. It is a beautiful name that is associated with lots of energy. It is an Italian word that means “life”.

  1. Alejandro

This is a soft and poetic-sounding name that is perfect for your baby boy. It is the name of the popular Mexican singer- Alejandro Femandez. It is of Spanish origin and means “warrior”. A variant of the name is Alexander. 

  1. Dorian

This elegant name is of Greek origin and means “gift”. It is used as both surnames and first names for boys. You can consider it for your little one.

  1. Elvis

This is one of the popular music-inspired baby names that originated from the English region and it means “all wise”. It is a variation of the name Alvis.

  1.  Michael

Michael is an amazing name and its association with Micheal Jackson-an American singer, songwriter and great dancer, made it timeless. It is one of my favorite music-inspired baby names that will always remain fashionable. Michael has a Hebrew origin that means ‘who is like God’.

  1. Fernando

This is a sweet name that gained its popularity through the famous Opera Singer- Fernando De Lucia. It is a name that is used to refer to a brave and romantic person. Its feminine version is Fernanda and also a variation of Ferdinand. It is of Spanish origin and it means “adventurous”.

  1. Harrison

This unique boy name became popular due to its association with George Harrison-the lead guitarist of Beatles. It is of Latin origin and means “son of Harry”. Harrisson, Harrysson, and Harryson are variations of this name. 

  1. Jazz

Jazz is a stylish musical name that originated from the word “jasm” and is also a short form of Jasper. It is of American origin with the meaning “style of music”.

  1. Lennon

This name is not just beautiful but also has a beautiful sound and meaning. It is of Gaelic origin and means “lover”. It gained popularity through the popular singer and songwriter- John Lennon. 

  1. Reed

Reed is the name given to a small and thin material used against the mouthpiece of a musical instrument. This name was initially used as a surname but is now adopted as a first name and it is used to refer to a person with red hair. It is of British origin and means “red” 

  1. Octave

An octave is the eighth note on a musical scale. It is the term that refers to a sequence of eight notes that differentiates one musical pitch from another with twice its frequency. It is of French origin and it means “Eighth”. 

  1.  Tallis

Tallis is a fashionable Greek name for boys that means ‘one who thrives’. It is the name variation of “Thales’.

  1. Ragas 

This is an unusual music-inspired baby name of Sanskrit origin that means ‘melody’.It was derived from the term “raga” -a classical music with a chain of different melodies.

  1. Cooper

This is an occupational name that is of old English origin and means “barrel maker”. It refers to the shaping of the ‘rock and roll’ sound. This unique name is popular among the names given to baby boys.

Popular Musical Baby Names For Girls

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  1. Piper

Piper was initially an occupational name often given to girls. It is of British origin and it means” someone who plays the pipes”. 

  1. Zemirah

Zemirah is a sweet girl’s name that sounds cute with a beautiful meaning. It is of Hebrew origin and means “songs of Joy”.

  1. Tarannum

This is a beautiful name that Muslim parents often love to give to their baby girls. It originated from Indian and it means “melody”.

  1. Carol

Carol is a unique name of English origin that means “joyful song”. A carol is a traditional folk song or hymn, often with religious significance.

  1. Diane

This girl-name is of French origin and it means “Divine”. It is another version of Diana – a name that is associated with actresses Diane Keaton and Diane Lane. 

  1. Adele

Adele originated from the German name “Adel” with the meaning  ‘nobility’ or “noble kind”. Every 24th of December in Italy is given to honor Adela of Pfalzel.

It is another version of Adelheid. 

  1. Alice

Alice is a cute German name for baby girls which means “noble” and “exalted.”. It became popular due to its connection with Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. 

  1. Angie

Angie is a feminine name in Greek that means “messenger of God.” It is another version of the names Angel and Angela. Other variations are  Angus, Angeline, and Angeliki offering you various options for addressing your little one. 

  1. Aretha

This is a sweet name to choose for your baby girl. It is of Greek origin and  “excellence” or “righteous.” The name is cute and soft on the tongue, very attractive to people that hear it. 

  1. Aria

Aria is another girl name whose musical term implies an elaborate vocal solo that can be found within a large piece of music. It has different meanings; in Persian it means “noble”, in Greek it means “lioness”, while in Italian, it means “song” or “melody”. 

  1. Arietta

This name originated from a musical term “arietta”. It is of both German and Italian origin which means ‘little aria’ and it is the female version of the name Ari.  

  1. Ariyah

The name Ariyah is a popular female name in Italian origin that means “solo melody”. 

  1. Etta

This English name is a female name that means “ruler of the home”. It is the short form of the name Henrietta and it is associated with the famous singer-Etta James.

  1. Caroline

This name is the feminine version of the name Charles whose roots are Scottish, French, and Italian meaning “song of happiness,” “free woman,” and “strong,”. 

  1. Alanis

Alanis is a girl’s name from Hawaiian origin and means  “precious” or “cheerful.” One of the popular personalities that bore this name was Alanis Morisette-the Canadian singer and songwriter who was named “Alan” after her father.

  1. Cadence

The Latin name Cadence means “the rhythm of sounds” and comes from the root word cadere which means “to fall.”  

  1. Indie

The name Indie is of American origin and means “Independent”. It is also the short version of other names like Indiana or India.

  1. Cantata

This Latin name is a girl’s name with the meaning “to sing”. A song lover will have “Cantata” as a good name option.  

  1. Lennon

Lennon is of Irish origin with a beautiful meaning: “lover”. It is a perfect name option if you are expecting a baby girl, although some parents have found the name suitable for their male children too. It gained its popularity through its connection with the famous star John Lennon from The Beatles.

  1. Jenny

This is a lively name that means “fair one”. It is brief, unique, attractive and a pet name for names like Jean, Janet and Jane. It is also the name variation for Joanna. 

  1. Celine

Celine is a girl’s name that has both Latin and French origins. It means  “heavenly” and has gained its popularity through the popular French-Canadian pop-star Celine Dion.

  1. Harmony

This musical inspired baby name is as sweet as its meaning. It is of Greek origin with the meaning “unity” or “concord”.  It is derived from the word “Harmonia.”  

  1. Demi

Demi is of French origin, meaning “small.”  It is the short version of “Demetria,” and gained its popularity due to its connection with the famous American actress Demi Moore-who stood up for equal pay for women in Hollywood.

  1. Diana

Diana has Latin, Greek,  and Indo-European origins with the meaning “divine”. It is a name that is associated with the Roman goddess of multiple arenas such as moon, fertility, hunting, and the forests. 

  1. Jessie

Jessie is of Hebrew origin and means “he sees”. It is a unique name option for your kid and a variant spelling of Jessy. 

  1. Enya

This Irish girl’s name has different meanings which are “fire,” “kernel”, and “little seed”. It is another version of Eithne and has gained popularity overtime. 

  1. Helena

Helena is a variant of the names Helen and Eleanor,  a Greek girl’s name which means “shining light”. 

  1. Fillira

This is a Greek name that means ”lover of music”. Fillira is a variant of Philyra and a great name option if you want your daughter to fall in love with music.

  1. Harper

Harper originated from the word “harp” which refers to a musical stringed instrument. It is a music-inspired baby name that means “someone who plays the harp.” It is of European origin. 

Baby Names Inspired By Celebrities

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For more music-inspired baby names options, you can choose from a handful of musicians’ names that sound cool.

  1. Janis 

Janis is the name of one of the greatest and popular female rock singers-Janis Joplin. It is of Hebrew origin and means “God is gracious”.

  1. Bowie 

Bowie is a unisex name that is associated with David Bowie-a legend. Giving your child this name will build in him or her the consciousness of a rock star. It is a scottish name that means “blonde” or “yellow haired”

  1. Drake

This name is of English origin though was initially used as a surname but it is now given as first name. It means “dragon” and a common boy name that is associated with the famous Canadian rapper and singer-Anbrey Drake Graham.

  1. Jagger 

Mick Jagger is a lead singer of the Rolling Stones and a popular rock frontman. It is the name that is given to a person who manages or owns a team of packhorses. This occupational name is of English origin and means “Carter”. 

  1. Elliott 

Elliott Smith was a famous indie singer that had an Oscar song nominated from the movie “Good Will Hunting”. Elliot originated from the name Elijah of Hebrew origin, which means “the Lord is my God”.

  1. Justin 

This is the anglicized version of the name Justinus which was borne by several early saints. It is of Latin origin which means “righteous”,  “just”, or  “fair” 

  1. Elton 

Elton is a popular name that is associated with Elton John – a pop singer. The name is used as both first name and surname and it originated from the Old English ‘tun’ which means ‘enclosure’, or ‘settlement’. 

  1. Bruno 

Bruno is a popular first name for boys that is associated with Bruno Mars-one of the popular male pop and R&B singers. It is of German origin that means ‘burnished”. 

  1. Hayley 

Hayley has a British origin and means “hay meadow”.This name is connected to Hayley Williams- the lead singer of the famous indie pop/punk band Paramore. This name is the derivative of Haley, often used as a girl’s name and some of its variants are Haylee, Hailey, and Haley.

  1. Tionne 

This unique name is connected to a popular singer and member of the raving girl-group back in the 90s : TLC. Although she was referred to as T-Boz, the “T” stands for “Tionne”. It is of English origin and means “Zeus”.

  1. Abel 

Abel was the name borne by R&B superstar – Abel Tesfaye. From the Hebrew origin, meaning “breath”.

  1. Kendrick 

The name is associated with Kendrick Lamar, who was the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music. 

Kendrick is a surname and also used as a first name. It is a Welsh word meaning “greatest champion”. 

  1. Aubrey 

This is the name of the popular actor and rapper-Aubrey “Drake” Graham. It is of German origin and means “ruler of elves”.  

  1. Taylor 

Taylor is an English name that is used to refer to a tailor. It is also a popular first name which means “cut”. The name is associated with Taylor Swift, a pop icon. 

  1. Harry 

Harry Styles is one of the notable male pop stars that is not only known for his music but also known to have a brilliant smile and fashion sense. The name is of German origin meaning “home ruler”. 

  1. Ariana 

Ariana is the name of one of the top female pop singers- Ariana Grande. It is from the Greek origin meaning “excellence” or “most holy”. 

  1. Grace

Grace Slick is the lead singer of the bands Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Airplane and Starship. It is of Latin origin and means “generosity” and “goodness”. 

  1. Rufus 

Rufus is a masculine name which means “red haired” from Latin origin. It is the name of Rufus Wainwright- a notable singer.

  1. Damien 

Damien Rice is a famous indie singer/songwriter from Ireland. The name is derived from Greek and it is connected to Damia- the Greek goddess of harvest. Damien is a spelling variation of Damia and means “to tame, subdue”.

  1. Vance 

Vance Joy is an Australian singer who is known for his popular radio hit, “Riptide.” Vance is of British origin with the meaning “marshland”.

Final Thoughts

Music-inspired baby names are certain to be loved by everyone including your little one when he or she grows up. The names listed here are unique and evergreen, so you won’t go wrong in choosing any of them. 

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