Baby names from hip hop and rap

Names with rapper cachet might hit the spot for your baby name choice.
Names with rapper cachet might hit the spot for your baby name choice. Photo: Getty

If you're looking for baby names that evoke the street cool of the rap and hip hop music genres, look no further - we have the ultimate list of names made famous by rap and hip-hop artists of the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond.

Some names are perfectly regular names and only you will know the musical link. Others are distinctly of these particular music scenes; unmistakably rap and hip-hop because of the stars everyone knows.

These music genres are famous for harbouring some of the most outlandish (or is it Ludacris?) names in the biz, but we've selected what we think are the most genuinely usable for Australian parents.


Alja (Alja Jackson)

Amethyst (Iggy Azalea)

Azalea (Iggy Azalea)

Brooke (Brooke Candy)

Cecilia (Cecy B)

Claudia (Snow Tha Product)


Coco (Coco Brown)

Dana (Queen Latifah)

Deidra (DJ Spinderella)

Ebony (Ebony Eyez)


Fatimah (Noname Gypsy)

Heather (Heather B.)

Inga (Foxy Brown)

Jean (Jean Grae & Jean Deaux)


Kim (Lil' Kim)

Lauryn (Lauryn Hill)

Layla (Layla Khepri)

Louise (Lady Sovereign)

Magnolia (Magnolia Shorty)

Melesha (Lady Leshurr)

Missy (Missy Elliott)

Nisha (Nisha Blanco)

Nola (Nola Darling)


Remy (Remy Ma)

Roxanne (Roxanne Roxanne Shanté)

Sasha (Sasha Go Hard)

Silvana (Silvana Imam)

Tiffany (Tiffany Foxx)


Trinity (Tink)



Andre (Dr. Dre, NWA)

Antoine (DJ Yella, NWA)

Antonio (Big Daddy Kane)

Calvin (Snoop Dogg's real name)

Cameron (Wiz Khalifa)

Chance (Chance the Rapper)

Christopher (The Notorious B.I.G)

Clifford (T.I.)

Curtis (50 Cent)

Denzel (Denzel Curry)


Eric (Eazy-E, NWA)


Joseph (Grandmaster Flash)

Jermaine (J. Cole)

Kanye (Kanye West)

Kendrick (Kendrick Lamar)

Lorenzo (DJ Ren, NWA)

Marshall (Eminem)

O'Shea (Ice Cube)


Rakim (A$AP Rocky)

Shawn (Jay Z)

Trey (Trey Songz)

Tyler (Tyler, The Creator)