25 Baby Names From Hit Popular Songs

If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a sucker for music inspired baby names. But not just names taken from musical terms, there are so many great names that you can find just by listening to some of your favorite musicians. Here’s a list of 25 great baby names taken from popular songs that you probably already love. Fair warning, you may end up with some of these songs stuck in your head!


baby names inspired by popular songs

Angeline (From Bob Dylan’s “Farewell Angeline”)
Bennie (From Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets”)
Billie Jean (From Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”)
Caroline (From Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”)
Cecilia (From Simon and Garfunkel’s “Cecilia”)
Clementine (From The Decemberists’ “Clementine”)
Corrina (From Bob Dylan’s “Corrina, Corrina”)
Delilah (From The Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah”)
Eleanor (From The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”)
Jolene (From Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”)
Jude (From The Beatles “Hey Jude”)
Leroy (From Jim Croce’s “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”)
Lola (From the song “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets” from the play, “Damn Yankees”)
Lucy (From The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”)
Michelle (From The Beatles “Michelle My Belle”)
Maxwell (From The Beatles “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”)
Oliver (From Elvis Costello’s “Oliver’s Army”)
Penny (From The Beatles’ “Penny Lane”)
Prudence (From The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence”)
Roxanne (From The Police’s “Roxanne”)
Sharona (From The Knack’s “My Sherona”)
Stella (From The Grateful Dead’s “Stella Blue”)
Teddy (From Paul McCartney’s “Teddy Boy”)
Quinn (From Bob Dylan’s “Quinn the Eskimo”)
Zak (From Ben Folds’ “Zak and Sara”)

Which are your favorites? Are there any great ones that are missing from this list? Were you inspired by a song when deciding on your baby’s name? Share in the comments below!

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