Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Achishar

My brother sings

Hebrew

Adam

Man

Hebrew

Alejandro

Defender of man

Spanish

Alfie

Elf or magical counsel; ready for battle

German

Alto

High, elevated

Latin

Amadeus

God's love

Latin

Amergin

Born of song

Irish

Andy

Manly

English

Armstrong

Strong fighter

English

Axl

Father is peace

Hebrew

Banjo

Banjo

English

Bardo

Minstrel, singer-poet

Irish

Bennett

Blessed

English

Bing

The hollow shaped like a pot

German

Bo

Scandinavian

Bobby

Bright fame

German

Bolton

English

Bono
Bowie

Blond

Scottish

Brooks

Small stream

English

Bruce

“The man from the brushwood,” ultimately from the Latin bruscia, brush wood.

Ancient

Bruno

Brown

German

Buddy

Brother

English

Canon

Official of the church; young wolf; official of the church

French

Carman

Song

Latin

Carmine

Song

Latin

Cash

Case

English

Chantrey

Singing

French

Charles

Free man

German

Chesney

English

Chester

Camp of soldiers

Latin

Chuck

To chuck

German

Coda
Cole

Charcoal

English

Cornell

French

Crosby

At the cross

Scandinavian

Cyrus

Lord

Persian

Domino

Lord, master

Latin

Dorian

Descendant of Dorus; from Doris

Greek

Drake

Dragon

English

Drummond

Celtic

Duke

Leader

Latin

Dylan

Great tide

Welsh

Eliran

My God is song

Hebrew

Eliron

My God is song

Hebrew

Ellington

English

Elton

Ella's town

English

Elvis

Unknown

English

Ephron

Singing bird

Hebrew

Fender

From the defender

English

Fernando

Brave journey

Spanish

Fife

Scottish

Floyd

Gray-haired

Welsh

Frank

Frenchman

English

Freddie

Elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler

German

Garth

Keeper of the garden

Scandinavian

Genesis

Origin, beginning

Greek

Gibson

Son of Gilbert

English

Halen

Hero; from the hall

English

Harper

Harpist, minstrel

English

Haydn

Hedged valley

English

Hendrix

Son of Hendrick

English

Iggy
Jack

God is gracious

English

Jeremy

God will exalt

English

Jett

Black

English

Jimi
Johnny

God is gracious

Hebrew

Journey

A trip or experience from one place to another

American

Jovi

Latin

Jude

Praise

English

Julio

Jove's child

Greek

Kendrick

Bold power

English

Key

English

Kurt

A diminutive form of Konrad, the German equivalent of Conrad.

German

Lalo

To sing a lullaby

Latin

Lamar

The water; land famous

German

Lennon

Dear one

Irish

Leroy

The king

French

Liron

My song

Hebrew

Louie

Famous warrior

German

Louis

Famous warrior

French

Lyric

Words of a Song

English

Maponus

God of youth and music

Anglo-Saxon

Marley

Meadow near the lake

English

Maxwell

Mack's stream

English

Mele

Song

Polynesian

Mercury

Commerce

Latin

Mickey

Who resembles God?

Hebrew

Morrison

Son of Maurice

English

Morrissey

Choice of the sea

Irish

Nelson

“The son of Nell or Neal,” from Nell or Neal and son.

English

Octave

Eighth

Latin

Octavian

Eighth

Latin

Osbourne

Bear god

English

Otis

Wealth; son of Otto

German

Ozzy

Spear of the gods; God's power

German

Piper

One who plays the pipes

English

Presley

Priest's meadow

English

Prince

Prince

English

Ramone

Protecting hands

Spanish

Redding

Son of the red-haired

English

Rigby

Lives in the ruler

English

Ringo

Ring

English

Sade
Sam

A short form of Samson and Samuel.

American

Santana

Spanish

Shade

Singer

Arabic

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Sinatra

“The cheerful one,” from the Latin sine (without) and atra (black), i.e., figuratively, not in black, not in mourning.

Latin

Starr

Star

English

Stevie

Crown, garland

Greek

Stewart

Steward

English

Tempo

Time

Italian

Tune

A melody

English

Wayne

Wagon builder or driver

English

Willie

English

Wolfgang

Traveling wolf

German

Zamir

Song bird

Hebrew

Zeppelin

Airship

English

Ziggy

Diminutive form of Sigmund

German

Few picks have as much built-in cool factor as musical names for boys. Full of energy and charisma, these musical monikers are beloved by parents far and wide. Let’s check out some highlights together.

First up in musical boy names are the most obvious ones: word names. These options scream music at a glance. Harper and Piper are the most well-known and double as occupational names, which are super popular right now. There’s also Banjo, as in the instrument. He’s relatively rare, but we think he’s super cool as a first or middle option. Other options include Lyric, Fife, and Octave.

Many musical baby boy names are more subtle in their musical ties, like Fender and Gibson. These are merely surnames to the casual ear, but these are super special to guitarists. Dorian is a musical mode that’s often tied to literature, though he sounds like many of today’s most common names, including Julian and Damian. Alto is a term for “high” in music, though he easily fits in beside Milo and Arlo. Our other picks for subtle picks are Key and Canon.

Another great source of musical boy names are musicians themselves. Many are obvious in their ties, like Jagger and Hendrix. Lennon is a favorite amongst Beatles fans, while Bowie is seeing a modern boom in popularity. Some are understated, like Simon for Simon & Garfunkel and Bruce for Bruce Springstein. You should check out Sinatra and Santana too.

Song titles are also ripe with musical names for boys. Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” is a prime example. Beatle lovers may fall for Jude, as in “Hey Jude.” There’s also “Alejandro” from Lady Gaga’s hit song. Less obvious picks include Jeremy, Julio, and Jack.

We hope you find a few musical names for boys on our list that rock your world.