Baby names from heavy metal and hard rock

Fans of heavy metal and hard rock might draw baby names inspiration from our list.
Fans of heavy metal and hard rock might draw baby names inspiration from our list. Photo: Getty

For the purists out there, we are most definitely not saying that heavy metal and hard rock are the same genre. We've merely bunched the two together in this list for that more extreme rocker vibe you might be after than found in our rock 'n' roll list.

From Lemmy to Lars, and Simone to Sabine, we've mined the goldfields of heavy metal and hard rock for baby names that will rock your world.

There are some rarely-used gems (especially for girls) in this list if you're after something unique; even if you're not fond of these genres of music, take a gander to see if a name gels with you.


Alexia (Alexia Rodriguez from Eyes Set To Kill)

Alissa (Alissa White-Gluz from The Agonist)

Amy (Amy Lee of Evanescence)

Anneke (Anneke Van Giersbergen from The Gentle Storm and The Gathering)

Anissa (Anissa Rodriguez from Eyes Set To Kill)

Bianca (Bianca Halestead (Betty Blowtorch)


Britta (Britta Görtz of Cripper)

Cara (Cara McCutchen from Mortillery)

Carina (Carina Hanselmann from Arven)

Charlotte (Charlotte Wessels from Delain)

Cherie (Cherie Currie of The Runaways)

Clementine (Clémentine Delauney from Serenity and Visions Of Atlantis)

Cristina (Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil)

Daisa (Daisa Munhoz from Vandroya)

Doris (Doris Yeh from Chthonic)

Doro (Doro Pesch of Warlock)

Elize (Elize Ryd from Amaranthe)

Eva (Eva Ortiz of Super Heroines and Shadow Project)

Frida (Frida Larsson from Circle of Conspiracy)

Ida (Ida Haukland from Triosphere 

Jill (Jill Janus of Huntress)

Kimberly (Kimberly Freeman from One-eyed Doll)

Lita (Lita Ford)

Liv (Liv Kristine of Leaves' Eyes)

Lousine (Lousine GevorkIan from Louna and Tracktor Bowling)

Maja (Maja Shining from Forever Still)

Maria (Maria Brink from In This Moment)

Marta (Marta Gabriel of Crystal Viper)

Miranda (Miranda Wolfe from Mortillery)

Miri (Miri Milman ofSystem Divide)

Missi (Missi Avila from Your Chance To Die)

Nina (Nina Osegueda of A Sound Of Thunder)

Priya (Priya Panda from Diemonds)

​Rosalie (Rosalie Cunningham of Purson)

​Sabrina (​Sabrina Cruz of Seven Kingdoms)

Sabine (Sabine Scherer from Deadlock)

Simone (Simone Simons from Epica)

Skye (Skye Maension from The Maension)

Tarja (Tarja Turunen)

Taylor (Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless)

Veronica (Veronica Freeman from Benedictum)



Anders (​Anders Friden of In Flames)

Andre (Andre Matos of Viper)

Apollo (Apollo Papathanasio of Spiritual Beggars)

Axl (Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses)

Austin (Austin Carlile from Of Mice & Men)

Blaze (Blaze Bayley of Wolfsbane)

Bobby (Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of Overkill)

Chester (Chester Bennington from Linkin Park)

Christian (Christian Alvestam of Scar Symmetry)

Conrad (Conrad Thomas Lant of Venom)

Corey (Corey Taylor from Slipknot)

Daniel (Daniel Gildenlow from Pain of Salvation)

Devin (Devin Townsend)

Eric (Eric Adams of Manowar)

Fred (Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit)

Ivan (Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch)

James (James Hetfield of Metallica)

Jesse (Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage)

Joel (Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction)

Joey (Joey Belladonna from Anthrax)

Jonas (Jonas Renkse from Katatonia)

Jonathan (Jonathan Davis of Korn)

Kai (Kai Hansen from Gamma Ray)

King (King Diamond of Mercyful Fate)

Kyo (Kyo of Dir En Grey)

Lars (Lars Ulrich from Metallica)

Lemmy (Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead)

Marc (Marc Hudson from DragonForce)

Martin (Martin van Drunen of Hail of Bullets)

Mathias (Mathias Blad of Falconer)

Max (Max Cavalera of Sepultura)

Maynard (Maynard James Keenan from Tool)

Myles (Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge)

Ronnie (Ronnie James Dio of Dio)

Russell (Russell Allen of Symphony X)

Sebastian (Sebastian Bach of Skid Row)

Serj (Serj Tankian of System of a Down)

Spencer (Spencer Sotelo from Periphery)

Tobias (Tobias Sammet of Edguy)

Tom (Tom Araya of Slayer)

Trent (Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails)

Vincent (Vince Neil of Motley Crue)

Waylon (Waylon Reavis - ex-Mushroomhead)