Musicians are probably some of the coolest people on the planet. Therefore, it is no surprise to see that parents across the globe are naming their little ones after certain rock icons or their favorite instrumentalists. Yes, calling your little one after a famous musician is all the rage right now, with parents either going for the first name of their beloved rock stars or honoring their child with the second or third name of their dearest crooner.
Thankfully, the majority of them seemingly pay off. However, some names just don't quite work out, especially with a newborn baby. We'll let you decide. Here are 10 baby names inspired by rock gods.
David Bowie was one of the most popular musicians of all time and paved the way for a number of artists that we see today. Sadly, the much-loved singer passed away in 2016, leaving a number of fans heartbroken as a result.
However, since his death, "Bowie" has become a common first name among boys and girls especially in 2016, the year that he passed away. The name originally derives from Scotland and has mostly been used as a surname over the last few centuries. Furthermore, "Bowie" actually means "victorious" and is seen as a name that represents strength and willpower.
Janis Joplin was one of the most successful artists of her era, mostly due to her distinctive voice and bluesy sound. Joplin released three albums throughout her career before ultimately succumbing to a heroin overdose at the tender age of just 27.
Since she passed away, Joplin has inspired a number of people and artists, so much so that several parents have named their kids after her. Yes, the names "Janis" as well as "Joplin" have become firm favorites for girls over the years and continue to be popular all over the world. And for those who aren't a fan of either name, shorten it to Jazz instead!
Hendrix, which was originally a surname, first stemmed from the first name of "Henry" or the old Germanic name of "Heimirich" which meant "ruler of the home." These days, the name is mostly associated with famed musician and icon, Jimi Hendrix, who inspired a generation with his talented guitar skills and iconic voice. Sadly, Hendrix passed away at just 27 years old, leaving behind him a legacy as well as big boots to fill. Nowadays, the name "Jimi," as well as "Hendrix," has become exceptionally popular over the years, with youngsters still being given the name to this day.
Joan Jett, mostly known for fronting the band Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, is one of the most famous rockers of all time. Over the years, Jett has released successful hits such as, "Cherry Bomb," "Bad Reputation," "Crimson and Clover," and "I Love Rock 'n Roll," which was also the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 for a whopping seven weeks.
As a result of her success, Jett is often referred to as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll and continues to be popular to this day. In fact, Jett is so well-loved that her name has also been used to honor the children of her biggest fans. That's right, both "Joan" and "Jett" are popular first names and only seem to be rising in popularity.
Mick Jagger is probably one of the most famous frontmen of all time and is still considered to be one of the greats even today. Yes, Mick is still rocking and rolling whenever he can, with the eternal rock band, the Rolling Stones, seemingly not getting any older.
As a result of the band's success, Jagger's name has become a somewhat popular name amongst newborns. However, it isn't "Mick" that is favored but "Jagger" instead. That's right, the name Jagger is in the top 700 names in the United States and continues to get more and more popular each year.
Stevie Nicks, real name Stephanie, is best known for being the frontwoman and songwriter for the legendary band, Fleetwood Mac. Over the years, Stevie has become famous for her sultry voice and unique stage persona.
The nickname, Stevie, first came about when she was a child due to her being unable to pronounce her full name, Stephanie. The name stuck, and Stephanie went as Stevie for the remainder of her life. However, she wasn't alone in liking the name, with fans all over the world also naming their little girls and boys after the iconic rocker, with "Stevie" now one of the most common first names in the United States.
Frank Zappa was an American multi-instrumentalist known for his unique and original sound. Throughout his career, Zappa composed a number of different tracks from several different genres and was famed for his ability to stray away from the norm. Sadly, Zappa passed away at just 53 years old, but he left behind him a whole host of inspiration for the next generation.
In fact, Zappa even left the world with a brand new name, with the name "Zappa" becoming a somewhat popular first name for newborn babies. That's right, the name, which is also a prominent surname in Italy, is now fast becoming a firm favorite first name for hardcore rock fans.
Patricia Lee Smith, otherwise known as Patti, is one of the most famous singer-songwriters of all time. However, not only is Smith a renowned vocalist, but she is also a famed author and poet. Yes, the legendary singer has many fingers in many pies and has been rocking the stage for over four decades.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise to see that the name has become popular for newborns over the years, with Patti Smith fans honoring their young on the great singer. In fact, the name has fluctuated dramatically over the last few years, first peaking during the 1950s and more recently in the last couple of decades.
Keith Moon is arguably one of the best drummers if not the best drummer to have ever graced this planet. Yes, Moon's unique style and interesting technique have won him many fans over the last few decades, which is why it is very sad that he succumbed to his death at just 32 years old. Since he passed away, Moon has become a superstar in his own right and is continuously worshipped across the globe. In fact, people are now starting to name their kids after him, with "Moon" (not "Keith") fast becoming a common first name. That's right, "Moon," as a first name, is now rather common within the United States and Western Europe, with a large number of babies named Moon in 2018.
Lita Ford is mostly known for her epic guitar playing, unique voice, and glamorous image. Yes, during the late '70s, Ford was one of the biggest names around, mostly due to her work in the rock band, The Runaways. By the mid-'80s, Ford decided to go solo, a decision that won her many more fans.
However, although Ford might not be as famous as she once was, she is still adored by hardcore supporters across the world. As a result, there are a now a number of babies named after the iconic rock god, with Lita also short for names such as "Amelita," "Elita," or "Lolita."