Pop star-inspired baby names
Mar 10, 2014
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Many pop stars are born with one name and become famous with another. Find musical baby-naming inspiration from the given and stage names of these beloved musicians.
Baby girl names inspired by female pop stars
Her given name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, but we know and love this English singer as simply "Adele." Adele —
Avril Ramona Lavigne was just 16 when she signed with Arista Records. Avril Lavigne —
Beyoncé — The superstar and wife of Jay Z has a beautiful given name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles.
Britney Jean Spears, the "Princess of Pop," is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Britney Spears —
American songstress Demetria Devonne Lovato got her start on Demi Lovato — Barney & Friends.
We know her as Ellie, but the full name of this talented English musician is Elena Jane Goulding. Ellie Goulding —
We love the names Gwen and Gwendolyn, but we're digging the idea of using Stefani (with proper inflection) as a great baby girl name, too. Gwen Stefani —
Hayley Nichole Williams is the lead vocalist of Paramore. Hayley Williams —
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson grew up in California thinking she would become a gospel singer. Use Perry for a boy's name. Katy Perry —
Kelly Brianne Clarkson soared to fame after winning the first Kelly Clarkson — American Idol. (What about Clarkson for a baby boy name?)
Kesha — For her stage persona, Kesha Rose Sebert modified her first name to Ke$ha.
Lorde — We're grateful to this New Zealand singer for modifying her professional moniker from Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor. Consider the Spanish name Lorda for a girl.
Proclaimed the "Greatest Woman in Music" by VH1, Madonna Louise Ciccone has been thrilling fans since 1982. Madonna —
Miley The former Cyrus — Hannah Montana star, aka Destiny Hope Cyrus, continues to reinvent herself. Try Cyrus for a baby boy.
Rihanna — The Barbados-born recording artist grew up as Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Selena Marie Gomez is known less for her singing than for her Disney TV career and her teenage romance with Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez —
In 2013, Shakira — Forbes listed Columbian singer Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
So far, so good for Taylor Alison Swift, who has held on to her nice-girl image and become an impressive philanthropist as well. Taylor Swift —
Baby boy names inspired by male pop stars
Aloe Blacc — This Panamanian-American musician's real name is Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III.
— The popular singer-songwriter, aka Peter Gene Hernandez, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Both his first and last stage names work for a baby boy. Bruno Mars
The given name of this Canadian recording artist is Aubrey Drake Graham. Drake —
The English singer is best known for the song "Love Me Again." John Newman —
Juicy J — You might not want to name your son Juicy, but you might find inspiration from the rapper's real name, Jordan Michael Houston.
J.T. isn't the only Justin on the Billboard charts, but he's definitely the most talented one. Justin Timberlake —
Lil Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. the rapper from New Orleans, surpassed Elvis Presley as the male with most entries on the Wayne — Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Majid This Canadian music duo is made up of Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. Jordan —
GRX, aka Martijn Garritsen, is the Dutch DJ best-known for the song "Animals." Martin Garrix —
Sadly, no matter how talented this singer-songwriter may be, he'll always be remembered as Miley's twerking partner. Robin Thicke —
The LA singer's given name is Tyrone Griffin, but he also goes by Ty Dolla $ign and Ty$. Ty Dolla Sign —
Zedd — The legal name of this Russian-German electro-house musician is Anton Zaslavski.
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