Close Close
Mother and Baby

14 baby names inspired by pop songs

Section: Baby names
14 baby names inspired by pop songs

Pop songs are a great source of inspiration for baby names - simply turn on the radio or choose a playlist on Spotify and before long you’ll find a song seranading a girl or boy - and that could be just the idea you need for your new baby’s moniker. 

Here are some of our favourite baby names inspired by pop songs: 

  • Alfie - Lily Allen
  • Carmen - Lana Del Ray
  • Diana - One Direction (and Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson)
  • George - Oh George, Foo Fighters
  • Jolene - Dolly Parton
  • Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Maddie - Alone With You: Maddie’s Song, NeYo 
  • Mary - Scissor Sisters and Gnarls Barkley
  • Michelle - The Beatles
  • Molly - Molly’s Chambers, The Kings of Leon
  • Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs (and Ruby Tuesday by Rolling Stones)
  • Simone - Goldfrapp
  • Stephen - Hey Stephen, Taylor Swift
  • Wyatt - Lullaby for Wyatt, Sheryl Crow

You might not want to name your baby after Lady Gaga’s song Judas, however...

Alfie was 12th on the list of the most popular baby boys’ names in the UK according to the Office of National Statistics, while George was 7th; Molly was 41st on the list of the most popular baby girls’ names, while Ruby was more popular at 15th. 

And even if you don’t like any of these names for your new baby, perhaps they’ll inspire you to make your labour playlist instead. 

Choosing your baby’s name is one of the biggest decisions you have to make, and you’ll probably spend a lot of time during your pregnancy pouring through baby name books and searching on the internet for inspiration. If you need more ideas, check out our baby names generator

 
Related content:

Comments

No comments have been made yet.


Win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack
Win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack

Click here for your chance to win an award-winning aden + anais swaddle pack

Pampers Baby-Dry
Win a 1 month supply of Pampers Baby-Dry nappies

Enter now for your chance to win a 1 month supply of Pampers Baby-Dry nappies PLUS £100 John Lewis voucher.

Lemonade Money
Protect your loved ones this Valentine's Day with Lemonade Money

Valentine's Day is an opportunity to let your partner know just how much they mean to you. If you don't have the time to sort out your life cover, financial planning firm Lemonade Money is here to help.

Win an NCT antenatal course
Win an NCT antenatal course

Click here for your chance to win an antenatal course with NCT and make sure you're baby ready.

How to deal with nappy rash with Superdrug's My Little Star range
How to deal with nappy rash with Superdrug's My Little Star range

Nappy rash is painful for parents as well as for your baby. Read Dr Pixie's guide to learn how to deal with nappy rash…

Celebrating parenting's small wins
Celebrating parenting's small wins

As mums, we're constantly told to enjoy every moment; in reality, parenting can sometimes be challenging. That's where small wins come in...

Subscribe to Mother&Baby!
Subscribe to Mother&Baby

Be the best mum you can be and let Mother & Baby guide you along the way. Each issue is jam packed with REAL advice from mums just like you. Subscribe today & get a free welcome gift!

Ovulation Calculator
Ovulation calculator
Trying for a baby? Work out when you're most fertile to increase your chances of getting pregnant with our easy-to-use ovulation calculator.
Pregnant woman
Due Date Calculator

When is your baby due? If you’re having trouble remembering dates and counting up the days on your fingers and toes, don’t worry – use our due date calculator.

Get M&B in your inbox!

Sign up to Mother&Baby today and get news and advice about your body and your baby straight to your inbox every week.