75 Baby Names Inspired by Rock Stars and Rock & Roll

Updated: May 17, 2022
A list of rock star baby names for girls and boys inspired by rock & roll and our favorite punk rockers and muscians!
75 Baby Names Inspired by Rock Stars and Rock & Roll
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If you have a baby on the way, picking a baby name is probably at the top of your never-ending to-do list. Choosing the name your child will have for the rest of their life is a monumental task, and it’s understandable if it takes a while to land on the perfect baby name. You may add a name one day and take it off the list the next before adding it back in the following week.

Most baby names are very personal, whether it’s a family name passed down for centuries or inspired by your favorite literary icon. The most important part is choosing a name that means something to you, from baby boy names to baby girl names or gender-neutral baby names. So, if you love rock n’ roll, consider the name favorite artist, song or music venue. If you need some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of 75 baby names inspired by rock stars and rock n’ roll.

Rock N' Roll Baby Names for Girls 

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The women of rock n’roll redefined the rock genre with powerful songs, sounds, and memorable images. Epic female rock singers like Stevie Nicks and Annie Lennox broke boundaries and captured crowds with their epic vocals. Female guitarists like Pixies Kim Deal and drummers like Karen Carpenter proved women could rock just as hard as the dudes! Here are some of our favorite female rock star names for inspiration. 


1. Janis - Janis Joplin was one of the most successful female rock stars in the 60s.

2. Alanis - Rolling Stone once called Alanis Morissette the “Queen of Alt-Rock Angst.”

3. Prudence - Inspired by the Beatles’ song, “Dear Prudence.”

4. Rumour - Fleetwood Mac’s successful album was named “Rumours.”

5. Billie Jean - Not many rock stars are more well-known than Michael Jackson.

6. Everly - Inspired by the duo The Everly Brothers.

7. Hayley - Hayley Williams is the frontman for Paramore.

8. Penny - Inspired by The Beatles’ song, “Penny Lane.”

9. Abbey - The Beatles made Abby Road famous.

10. Alice - After the band, Alice in Chains.

11. Bohemia - A variation of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

12. Queen - As in the band, Queen.

13. Yoko - After the wife of John Lennon.

14. Fleetwood - Named after 60s band Fleetwood Mac.

15. Lennon - Named after the Beatles’ singer, songwriter and rock n’ roll legend, John Lennon.

16. Marley - Bob Marley is recognized globally as a rock star figure.

17. Iggy - Named after rock star Iggy Pop.

18. Presley - Name your baby after Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock n’ Roll.”

19. Ramone - All of the members of the Ramones replaced their last names with Ramone.

20. Avril - Avril Lavigne has been creating top hits for decades.

21. Cher - A true rock star is recognizable even without a last name.

22. Journey - “Don’t Stop Believin” that Journey is the perfect Rock Star name for your baby girl.

23. Henley - Inspired by Don Henley, singer-songwriter, producer, and founding member of The Eagles.

24. Pearl - Named after American rock band Pearl Jam.

25. Florence - A sweet name after Florence and the Machine.

26. Helena - A song by My Chemical Romance.

27. Misty - Inspired by the Led Zepplin song, “Misty Mountain Hop.”

28. Sinead - If you have Irish roots, this name is inspired by Sinead O’Connor.

29. Chrissie - After the lead singer of The Pretenders.

Rock N' Roll Baby Names for Boys 

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From the iconic hits of The Beatles and The Stones to glam rock icons like Bowie to the subversive punk rock revolution led by bands like The Ramones and The Misfits, rock music has inspired cultural trends for decades. If you want to choose a boy name inspired by your favorite rock legend, here are some top choices. 

30. Freddie - Freddie Mercury was the famous lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.

31. Ringo - Ringo Starr was the drummer for one of the most influential bands of all time, The Beatles.

32. Billie Joe - Rock star Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer of Green Day.

33. Mick or Jagger - As lead vocalist of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger defined early Rock N’ Roll.

34. Angus - Angus Young is a founding member of AC/DC.

35. Malcolm - Malcolm Young is another founding member of rock band AC/DC.

36. Rod - Named after Rod Stewart.

37. Adam - Inspired by Blink-182’s “Adam’s Song.”

38. Buddy - After the Weezer song, “Buddy Holly.”

39. Floyd - As in, Pink Floyd.

40. Jonas - Inspired by the song “My Name is Jonas” by Weezer.

41. Gibson - A well-known maker of guitars.

42. Axl - Axl Rose is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of the band Guns N’ Roses.

43. Bono - This rock n’ roll legend has received over 20 Grammy Awards and is the frontman for Irish band U2.

44. Cobain - Inspired by Kurt Cobain, singer-songwriter,, guitarist, and frontman for Nirvana.

45. Cash - Johnny Cash fans can still imagine his deep bass-baritone voice and all-black outfits.

46. Creed - This band has been a part of rock n’ roll history since the 90s.

47. Crosby - David Crosby has been inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice.

48. Mumford - As in Mumford and Sons.

49. Elton - Rock star Elton John has seen success for over 50 years.

50. Elvis - Elvis Presley will forever be one of the most recognizable names in rock n’ roll history.

51. Fender - Fender guitars are pretty much synonymous with rock n’ roll.

52. Chet - Nashville legend Chet Atkins was known to some as “Mr. Guitar.”

53. Gunner - While it’s inspired by Gunner McGrath, it also sounds like a rock n’ roll name.

54. Jethro - After internationally known British rock band Jethro Tull.

55. Prince - Some believe Prince to be the best musician of his generation.

56. Emit - Inspired by Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song “Emit Remmus.”

Gender-Neutral Rock Star Baby Names

Rock n’ roll is about freedom of expression, breaking down walls, and embracing your true self. Many of our favorite rock star and rock music inspired baby names work equally well for boys, girls, and anyone! Check out these cool gender-neutral rock names. 


57. Stevie - Solo artist and frontman of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is a well-known rock star.

58. Jett - Joan Jett is rock n’ Roll.

59. Bowie - Inspired by internationally known rock star David Bowie.

60. Ziggy - Ziggy Marley is the son of Bob Marley and winner of eight Grammy Awards.

61. Lennox - Inspired by singer-songwriter Annie Lennox.

62. Mac - This unisex name is inspired by Fleetwood Mac.

63. Muse - Name your baby girl or baby boy after this English rock band.

64. Rivers - The lead vocalist of rock band Weezer is named Rivers Cuomo.

65. Dylan - Inspired by Bob Dylan.

66. Zeppelin - As in, Led Zeppelin.

67. Paice - Ian Paige was the drummer for Deep Purple.

68. Fray - Named after early 2000’s band The Fray.

69. Jude - Parents will want to sing “Hey Jude” by The Beatles when they say their baby’s name.

70. Crue - Inspired by heavy metal band Motley Crue.

71. Hendrix or Jimi - Rock n’ roll legend Jimi Hendrix is one of the greatest guitar players in rock history.

72. Zeppelin - Named after English rock band Led Zeppelin,

73. Lemmy - Lemmy Kilmister is the founder of Motorhead.

74. Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne was the lead vocalist in Black Sabbath and even had his own reality TV show.

75. Syd or Sid - Syd Barrett co-founded Pink Floyd, and Sid Vicious was the bassist for the rock band Sex Pistols.

If you’re looking for other baby names, check out our Baby Name Center.

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