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Band Name Ideas

Band Name Ideas
You need to ponder over several ideas while coming up with a name for a music band. While many may think it is a very easy task, this might not always be the case. There is a lot of thought and effort that goes into creating a great and unique band name.
Rashida Khilawala
Last Updated: Apr 8, 2018
The Name to Fame!
Lars Ulrich, the drummer of the popular heavy metal band Metallica, came up with this name while discussing possible names for a metal magazine. His friend decided to use 'Metal Mania' for the magazine, and Lars chose 'Metallica' for his band, which was one of the suggestions for the name of the magazine.

Band names are, without a shadow of doubt, one of the most influential factors in a band's popularity. While a band may practice for endless hours and possess the capability to produce great music, unless the band's name is one that instantly captures the attention of the audience, all its other efforts might go in vain.

In most cases, band names should be relevant to the kind of music being played and the genre in which it operates. There may be intentional exceptions to this case, but that does not work out too often. Many a time, bands use their names as a symbol or a message that they want to convey by their music.

If you are planning on starting a band, or already have one, but are yet to name it, or want a better name, here is a list of band name ideas divided into various types -

Names According to Genre

  • Rut Smash
  • Spunk
  • Slick Bay
  • Black Monday
  • Blue Autumn Tuesday
  • Overdose
  • Derailed
  • Wave Tradition
  • Rock Lawyers
  • Skinny Dream
  • Ultra Spec
  • Four Seasons
  • Subway Boys/Girls
  • Mamma's Boys/Girls
  • The 18 Flights
  • Kitten Hugs
  • Stripes Blue
  • Munchkin Parlor
  • Re-fried Pink
  • The Snuffle Bunnies
  • Cryptic Shadows
  • Apostasy
  • Death-Sword
  • Skull Dread
  • Guns and Flowers
  • Apocalypse in Hell
  • Destruction Inc.
  • Rapid Force
  • Psychic Clones
  • Mystic Tunes
Names that Convey Clear Messages or Movements
  • Racial Terminators
  • Old School Boys/Girls
  • Vengeful Feminists
  • Pro-Drunkards
  • Fury Against the System
  • Che-The-Way
  • Boy-Band-Destroyers
  • Atheist Maniacs
  • Agnostic Souls
  • Metal-Movement
Cool Band Names
  • Pearl Glow
  • Junior Sound Workshop
  • Painter Nirvana
  • The Darkside
  • Lucifer Inc.
  • Giant Pressure Junkies
  • Allstars
  • Flying Gravity
  • Outcome Input
  • Retro Mood Queens
  • Sinatra Spectrum
  • Fury Against the System
  • LayLo
  • Deathly Living
  • Entourage
  • Baby Boys
  • Duet Dodos
  • Symbian Sync
  • Raw Fire
  • Vitage Psycho Arrangement
  • Damned Connoisseurs
  • Stock Hallucination
  • Source Zero
  • Freud Project
Unorthodox and Funny Names
  • The Ass Ponys
  • Van Gogh's Ear
  • The Old Monks
  • Spiked Punch
  • Time Watchers
  • Better Than You
  • Triple D
  • PMS
  • The Douche Bags
  • Leopard Hunters
  • Sophie's Nonsense
  • Victoria's Vomit
  • 50% Off
  • Booty Calls
  • Devilishistic
  • Curtain of Pain
  • The Baby Throwers
  • Attack of the Retreating Invisible Cows
  • Congress of Spunk
  • The Nerdy Experiment
  • Hitler's Brain
  • Secret of Area 51
  • Arrogant Worms
  • Bad Housewives
  • Electric Death Chickens
  • Drunk Whales
  • Eeeeewww
  • Chainsaw Kittens
  • The Vast Void of Empty Nothingness
  • Baby Candy Snatchers
  • Devils Without a Cause
  • The Lethargic Buffoons
  • Junk Food Artillery Explosion
  • Plumbers on a Sunday
  • Sincere Jesters
  • Underpants Machine
Now that you are armed with all types of band names, go ahead and choose one that suits your group, or use these to come up with a unique band name of your own. Get rocking!!!