Music-Inspired Baby Names

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Everyone has a favourite song, favourite artist, favourite musical. Something where the words ring so true, it’s almost as though it had been written for us. More and more people are taking inspiration from these when choosing names for their babies! Whether you want something really subtle, or a really strong nod to your favourite singer, there’s something for everyone in this list of 60 Music-Inspired Baby Names:




Names From The Shows

Girls

  • Nessa (from Wicked)
  • Dorothy (from The Wizard of Oz)
  • Belle (from Beauty and the Beast)
  • Penny (from Hairspray)
  • Cosette (from Les Miserables)
  • Bess (from Porgy and Bess)
  • Johanna (from Sweeney Todd)
  • Maria (from West Side Story)
  • Adelaide (from Guys and Dolls)
  • Elphaba (from Wicked)

Boys

    • Jet (from West Side Story)
    • Frankie (from Jersey Boys)
    • Flynn (from Chicago)
    • Tobias (from Sweeney Todd)
    • Dodger (from Oliver)
    • Hamilton (from Hamilton)
    • Luther (from South Pacific)
    • Oscar (from Sweet Charity)
    • Fiyero (from Wicked)
    • Billy (from Billy Elliot)




Musical Terms

Girls

  • Allegra
  • Cadence
  • Carol
  • Viola
  • Sonatina
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Celesta
  • Arietta
  • Melisma

Boys

  • Vesper
  • Quintus
  • Brio
  • Alto
  • Forte
  • Reed
  • Sonore
  • Harp
  • Allegro
  • Adagio




Names From Song Lyrics

Girls

  • Billie (Billie Jean – Michael Jackson)
  • Lucy (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles)
  • Cecilia (Cecelia – Simon and Garfunkel)
  • Roxanne (Roxanne – Sting)
  • Rosanna (Rosanna – Toto)
  • Layla (Layla – Eric Clapton)
  • Josie (Josie – Steely Dan)
  • Delilah (Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s)
  • Lola (Lola’s Theme – The Shapeshifters)
  • Mandy (Mandy – Barry Manilow)

Boys 

  • Bennie (Bennie and the Jets – Elton John)
  • Jude (Hey Jude – The Beatles)
  • Ben (Ben – Michael Jackson)
  • Daniel (Daniel – Elton John)
  • Alfie (Alfie – Cilla Black)
  • Jack (Jumping Jack Flash – Rolling Stones)
  • Mack (Mack the Knife – Bobby Darin)
  • Danny (Danny Boy – Trad.)
  • Johnny (Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry)
  • Stevie (Stevie Ray Blues – Stevie Wonder)

Would you name your baby after a musical word?

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