50 Baby Names Inspired By Rock ‘n Roll

Baby name inspiration comes from many places, but one of my favorite places to look is in things that you personally find inspiring. Lovers of literature can look to their favorite book characters and authors. Movie lovers can look to the names of their favorite movie characters, directors or actors. And those who have a passion for music? Well, look no further than the artists and songs you love! I came up with a list of baby names inspired by rock ‘n roll — singers, songs, and bands. Have any you’d like to add to the list?

  • 50 Baby Names Inspired By Rock 'n Roll

    50 Baby Names Inspired By Rock 'n Roll

    50 great names inspired by famous songs, musicians and bands – perfect for music loving parents-to-be!

  • Isley

    Isley

    This name, typically spelled Eisley, is a nice nod to The Isley Brothers – singers of one of my favorite dance songs of all time, “Shout”!

  • Maxwell

    Maxwell

    The Beatles have inspired quite a few songs on this list and the name Maxwell is inspired by their song, “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”.

  • Eddie

    Eddie

    Pearl Jam fans can take inspiration from the name of its frontman Eddie Vedder.

  • Fiona

    Fiona

    Fiona Apple’s music pretty much shaped my early teen years and I’ve always loved the name.

  • Smith

    Smith

    I love the name Smith. It’s cool and simple and a great option for lovers of The Smiths.

  • Seamus

    Seamus

    Pronounced “Shay-mus” – this is the name of a Pink Floyd song and a nice name for a boy.

  • Piper

    Piper

    I love the name Piper! And coincidentally, there is also a Run DMC song called “Peter Piper”. Not exactly rock ‘n roll, but hip hop definitely has rock roots!

  • Otis

    Otis

    Otis Redding is one of my absolute favorite singers of all time. His soulful crooning can’t be beat and his version of “My Girl” is pretty fantastic.

  • Henry

    Henry

    The name Henry has become more popular in recent years, and it’s in the name of the song “Oh Henry” by The Civil Wars – one of my favorites.

  • Johnny

    Johnny

    Johnny is a cute and classic boy’s name and reminds me of “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry.

  • Lennon

    Lennon

    The surname of John Lennon from The Beatles makes a fun and unique baby name.

  • Jude

    Jude

    Everyone knows, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles!

  • Charlie

    Charlie

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of my husband’s all time favorite bands, so maybe he’d be into a name inspired by their song “Charlie”.

  • Ray

    Ray

    Super talented musician Ray Charles is a great place to look for a name idea!

  • Meg

    Meg

    Looking for a name with ties to a strong woman? Then perhaps Meg (as in Meg White – drummer of The White Stripes) would be worth considering.

  • Mayla

    Mayla

    Perhaps you haven’t heard of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, but I love this unique name that comes from one of their songs. I’d never heard the name Mayla before!

  • Mae

    Mae

    There are two “Maggie Mae” songs that are well known – “Maggie Mae” by The Beatles and “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart. I prefer the spelling “Mae” though. Mae is also the name of one of my favorite bands from college.

  • Lyla

    Lyla

    Lyla is such a sweet name and also the name of a song by the band Oasis.

  • Lucille

    Lucille

    I’ll admit that Kenny Rogers isn’t exactly rock music, but country and rock share some similar roots, so I’m including this one on the list from Kenny Roger’s song “Lucille”.

  • Lana

    Lana

    Lana is a simple name, but not one that is heard very often and I love it! It’s also the title of a song by Roy Orbison.

  • Wren

    Wren

    The name Wren has long been a favorite of mine and also has ties to a Paul McCartney song, “Jenny Wren”.

  • Jane

    Jane

    Rock and The Rolling Stones go hand in hand, so why not take a page from them with the name Jane – used in their song “Lady Jane”.

  • Helena

    Helena

    “Helena” is a song by punk rock icons the Misfits and I think it’s lovely. Although, saying “lovely” probably isn’t very punk rock of me.

  • Molly

    Molly

    I loved the song “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard as a kid and I think the name Molly is a great pick for a little lady.

  • Frankie

    Frankie

    If the soulful sounds of Sam Cooke are up your alley, perhaps the name Frankie, inspired by his song “Frankie and Johnny” might appeal to you.

  • Emma

    Emma

    Bon Iver is on the more mellow and moody side of rock, but I’m still including their song “For Emma” as inspiration on this list.

  • Sadie

    Sadie

    Another Beatles tune, “Sexy Sadie” inspired this moniker.

  • Lola

    Lola

    We actually have a little one named Lola here at Disney Baby! I wonder if her mama knows that “Lola” is also the name of a song by The Kinks?

  • Layla

    Layla

    If you are a fan of Eric Clapton, then you probably know he has a song called “Layla”. I love this classic sounding, but still unique name.

  • Alice

    Alice

    Alice Cooper is one of rock music’s most interesting characters and just might make for some great baby name inspiration.

  • Jett

    Jett

    The last name of singer Joan Jett. Jett could be really cute for a little boy.

  • Cooper

    Cooper

    Yet another name inspired by Alice Cooper!

  • Stone

    Stone

    The name Stone is a cool nod to both nature and iconic band, The Rolling Stones.

  • Jagger

    Jagger

    Jagger is obviously inspired by the one and only Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. A cool name for your future rocker.

  • Henley

    Henley

    I actually have this name as a favorite on my personal baby names list, but never even stopped to realize that it was the last name of Eagles frontman Don Henley.

  • Penny

    Penny

    The Beatles strike again with this name inspired by their song, “Penny Lane”.

  • Annabelle

    Annabelle

    “For Annabelle” is the name of a Band of Horses song and a cute name for a little girl.

  • Eleanor

    Eleanor

    “Eleanor Rigby” was the name of a song from The Beatles 1966 album “Revolver”. Eleanor has always been one of my favorite girl names and was almost my daughter’s middle name.

  • Joplin

    Joplin

    Janis Joplin brought a new kind of strength and fierceness to rock for women and would most definitely make for great name inspiration.

  • Edie

    Edie

    I have a friend with a little girl named Edie and I’ve always loved the name. It’s also the name of a song by The Cult – “Edie (Ciao Baby)”.

  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

    I have a grandmother named Rosemary, but it’s also the name of a Foo Fighters song – “Dear Rosemary”.

  • Avery

    Avery

    Fan of The Decemberists might like this unisex name inspired by their song “Dear Avery”.

  • Rosie

    Rosie

    Neil Diamond will always remind me of childhood road trips with my dad and “Cracklin’ Rosie” is one of his many songs.

  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    “Charlotte Sometimes” is a song by The Cure and a name I’ve always been a fan of.

  • Kate

    Kate

    I’ve long been a fan of Ben Fold Five (before it was just Ben Folds) and their song “Kate” is so fun and catchy, just like the name!

  • Elise

    Elise

    Apparently The Cure like using names in their songs as in “A Letter For Elise” and it’s a great name.

  • Hendrix

    Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix, regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in history, is a musical icon to say the least. His last name would make a great first name!

  • Dylan

    Dylan

    My husband loves Bob Dylan, so I might be able to get him on board with using the name Dylan for a little one. I prefer it for a little girl, but it could be cute for a boy or girl.

  • Caroline

    Caroline

    A little girl named Caroline, would probably never be able to avoid being sung Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”, but I think it’s so sweet!

  • Cohen

    Cohen

    Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is probably one of my most favorite songs of all time and I love the idea of using his surname as a first name.

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