You're Going to Want to Name Your Baby After One of These Famous Songs

For most people, a good song can take you straight back to a particular time and place in your life just within the first few notes. That's why we've rounded up some of the best songs with names in the titles, because how amazing would it be if every time you heard "Bennie and the Jets" you could smile and think of the day your little Bennie was born? (Though, we do understand how this could backfire, so maybe don't listen to the inspiration tune during labor just to be safe.)

Read through for 15 girls' names and 15 boys' names from popular song titles that you're going to want to name your baby — and if you're not convinced, listen to the playlist below to see if the song, rather than the name alone, inspires something in your baby-naming process.


  1. Billie Jean — "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
  2. Caroline — "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond
  3. Cecilia — "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel
  4. Clementine — "Clementine" by The Decemberists
  5. Delilah — "Delilah" by Tom Jones
  6. Iris — "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls
  7. Jane — "Lady Jane" by The Rolling Stones
  8. Layla — "Layla" by Eric Clapton
  9. Lucy — "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" by The Beatles
  10. Lola — "Lola" by The Kinks
  11. Natalie — "Believe Me, Natalie" by The Killers
  12. Polly — "Polly" by Nirvana
  13. Ruby — "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones
  14. Sharona — "My Sharona" by The Knack
  15. Stella — "Stella Blue" by Grateful Dead


  1. Al — "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon
  2. Andy — "Andy Warhol" by David Bowie
  3. Bennie — "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John
  4. Charlie — "Charlie" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  5. Daniel — "Daniel" by Elton John
  6. Denis — "Denis" by Blondie
  7. Jeremy — "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam
  8. Jessie — "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
  9. Jude — "Hey Jude" by Beatles
  10. Mickey — "Mickey" by Toni Basil
  11. Oliver — "Oliver's Army" by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  12. Peter — "In Search of Peter Pan" by Kate Bush
  13. Teddy — "Teddy Boy" by Paul McCartney
  14. Quinn — "(Quinn the Eskimo) The Mighty Quinn" by Bob Dylan
  15. Zak — "Zak and Sara" by Ben Folds