Baby names from pop music

If pop music is your passion, consult our 'Baby names from pop music' list.
If pop music is your passion, consult our 'Baby names from pop music' list. Photo: Getty/Steven_V

We're continuing our stroll across the music genres, in search of the best, most useable baby names inspired by favourite artists. 

Today pop music is having its moment in the sun, as we're looking to the at times light-hearted, sometimes broken-hearted pop artists who once ruled the airwaves, as well as newcomers on the radio right now.

Please allow for some creative interpretation of the genre - there is often lively debate surrounding whether an artist's music belong to one genre of music or another.

There are people here who genuinely traverse different music styles and deserve a mention, as do the one-person monikers like Beyoncé and Madonna (after all, what would a pop baby names list be without Bey?).

The list also includes artists from eras when pop music took a different form to today's pop. You might also find some baby name inspiration in the surnames of listed artists (like Lennox from Annie Lennox and Presley from Elvis Presley).

Make sure to check out our rock 'n' roll, hip-hop and rap and heavy metal and hard rock lists for musical baby name inspiration.



Annie (Annie Lennox)

Ariana (Ariana Grande)



Britney (Britney Spears)

Carly (Carly Rae Jepsen)

Celine (Celine Dion)

Christina (Christina Aguilera)

Demi (Demi Lovato)

Ellie (Ellie Goulding)

Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA - known as Frida)

Geri (Geri Halliwell of The Spice Girls)

Gwen (Gwen Stefani)

Janet (Janet Jackson)

Katy (Katy Perry)

Kelly (Kelly Clarkson)


​Kylie (Kylie Minogue)

Leona (Leona Lewis)


Mariah (Mariah Carey)

Martha (Martha and the Vandellas)

Miley (Miley Cyrus)

Olivia (Olivia Newton-John)


​Selena (Selena Gomez)



Stephanie (Lady Gaga)

Stevie (Stevie Nicks)

Susannah (Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles)

Taylor (Taylor Swift)

Thalia (Latin pop star)

Toni (Toni Braxton)

Victoria (Victoria Beckham of The Spice GIrls)

Whitney (Whitney Houston)


Aaron (Aaron Carter)

Adam (Adam Levine of Maroon 5)

Art (Art Garfunkel)

Bernard (Bernard Sumner of New Order)

Bowie (David Bowie)

Bruno (Bruno Mars)

Calvin (Calvin Harris)

Elton (Elton John)

Elvis (Elvis Presley)

Fred (Fred Schneider of B-52s)

Freddie (Freddie Mercury)

George (George Michael)

Harry (Harry Styles)

Jed (Jed O'Toole bass player in Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Justin (Justin Bieber & Justin Timberlake)

Lennon (John Lennon)

Liam (Liam Payne of One Direction)

Louis (Louis Tomlinson of One Direction)

Michael (Michael Jackson)

Morten (Morten Harket of A-ha)

Neil (Neil Tennant of The Pet Shop Boys)

Niall (Niall Horan of One Direction)


Robbie (Robbie Williams)

Simon (Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran)

Taio (Taio Cruz)

Tom (Tom Jones)

Zayn (Zayn Malik)