What’s in a name? Well, it can be everything when you’re naming a child. It determines how they’ll be perceived throughout their lives and even their career paths. So, when people are looking to put pen to paper on what to call their baby, they often reach for music as inspiration or at least some song lyrics or artist. If you’ve been searching far and wide for the perfect baby’s name that has been influenced by music so far this decade (and perhaps beyond), then look no further than our list below!

It seems we’re always on the lookout for inspiration

It seems we’re always on the lookout for inspiration when it comes to naming bundles of joy. And with all the baby names that have been popular over the past decade, it’s not surprising that some of them were inspired by music (or at least pop culture).

The most popular names in America today are influenced by family history, which makes sense, after all, those who are named after grandparents and great-grandparents would want something more than just a short but memorable moniker to remember their relatives by. But what if you had a name that came from somewhere else? That could be interesting too! Here are some other examples:

Some parents turn to their family tree for the perfect baby’s name

While some parents turn to their family tree for the perfect baby’s name, others say that the way they were named can inspire them.

“We think of our names in terms of how they sound and how they feel,” says Rachel Sussman, a marketing consultant who gave her son Alex after his uncle Alex. “And then we look at the people around us and see what other names are popular what was popular when we were born.”

Sussman says she likes names with strong roots: She loves classic monikers like Isaac and Alexander; her husband chose Noah because it’s short.

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But others use pop culture as their inspiration

Some parents use pop culture as their inspiration. For example, one parent named their child after a character from the TV series “Sons of Anarchy,” while others used famous musicians’ names as part of their naming choice.

In addition to music and television shows, other sources of inspiration include sports figures such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James; actors like Leonardo Di Caprio or Nicholas Cage; cartoon characters like SpongeBob Square Pants

Even baby name trends

If you’re wondering about the most popular baby names in 2019, there are a few things to consider.

  • Baby names are often influenced by musicians and their music. For example, if you want to name your child after a famous singer or band member, this can be done easily—you just need to know their last name!
  • If you want more creative options for naming your child (like Kanye West’s daughter), then look no further than our list of celebrities’ kids with unusual names:
  • You can also find inspiration from albums released during the year that is now coming to an end the decade has seen some incredible releases from some of our favorite artists like Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift; however, these albums aren’t just good because they create great music but also because of how well they reflect what was happening at that period in history when each album was released. *

Turns out, so do music fans

So, what’s the deal with these names? Well, as it turns out, so do music fans.

The most well-liked baby names influenced by music so far this decade is:

  • Andréa (a variation on Andre) This French name means “warrior.” It’s popular in Canada and Australia.
  • Aubrey (from the Middle English word for elder brother) This name is popular in the US and UK. It was also #6 on our list of trending baby names from 2017!
  • Ava Rae This one’s got some country flair to it! The meaning behind this moniker is “life” or “to live.” It made our list of hot male names for 2019 because of its popularity among blue-collar workers who want their kids to grow up strong enough not only physically but also emotionally too and who wants them calling him “tiger” instead?


And there you have it: the top 20 baby names that were inspired by buses are of the last decade. As you can see, some of these names are pretty traditional, while others are newer and unique and they all have something in common: they’re all really fun! So, if your baby is due any time soon? Keep an eye out for these trends so that when (not if) the time comes to name their bundle of joys, they’ll stand out from the crowd.

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