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Rock/pop stars

Names from the American icons that brought us pop music, rock and roll, and other popular music genres -- Elton, Elvis, Jagger, Janis, Beyonce, Mariah and more

Aaliyah

Ascender

Gender: Girl | Origin: Arabic, Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Alanis

Variation of Alana

Gender: Girl | Origin: Irish
Popularity: Familiar

Ashanti

Place in West Africa

Gender: Girl | Origin: African, Swahili
Popularity: Familiar

Axel

Axe, small oak tree

Gender: Boy | Origin: Hebrew, German, Latin
Popularity: Popular

Baez

Boar

Gender: Either | Origin: Welsh

Barbra

Gender: Girl | Origin: Greek

Beyoncé

Made-up name of pop singer

Gender: Girl | Origin: American
Popularity: Unusual

Bjork

Birch tree

Gender: Girl | Origin: Icelandic

Bono

Good man

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin

Celine

Form of Selene (moon)

Gender: Girl | Origin: French, Greek
Popularity: Familiar

Chapin

Scholar

Gender: Boy | Origin: French
Popularity: Unusual

Dylan

Sea

Gender: Either | Origin: Welsh
Popularity: Popular

Elton

Old town

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Elvis

Wise

Gender: Boy | Origin: Norse, Scandinavian
Popularity: Familiar

Enya

Fire, blaze

Gender: Girl | Origin: Celtic, Irish, Gaelic
Popularity: Familiar

Hendrix

Variation of Hendrik

Gender: Boy | Origin: German, Dutch
Popularity: Familiar

Jagger

Peddler

Gender: Either | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Janet

Form of Jane

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Familiar

Janis

Form of Jane

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew, English
Popularity: Unusual

Lennon

Cape, cloak

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Irish
Popularity: Familiar

Macy

From Matthew's land; weapon

Gender: Girl | Origin: English, French
Popularity: Popular

Madonna

My lady

Gender: Girl | Origin: Italian, Latin
Popularity: Unusual

Mariah

Bitter

Gender: Girl | Origin: Hebrew
Popularity: Popular

Marley

High tower

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Popular

Mick

Short for Michael

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Unusual

Miley

Short for Milo, Miles

Gender: Either | Origin: Hawaiian, Latin, American
Popularity: Familiar

Moby

From Moby Dick

Gender: Boy | Origin: American

Morrison

Son of Morris

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Morrissey

Choice of the sea

Gender: Boy | Origin: Celtic, Irish

Presley

Priest's meadow

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Prince

Son of the king

Gender: Boy | Origin: Latin
Popularity: Popular

Rihanna

Sweet basil

Gender: Girl | Origin: American, Welsh, Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Rod

Scepter

Gender: Boy | Origin: Teutonic, English
Popularity: Unusual

Santana

Saint

Gender: Boy | Origin: Spanish
Popularity: Familiar

Shakira

Thankful

Gender: Girl | Origin: Arabic
Popularity: Familiar

Sinéad

Form of Jane

Gender: Girl | Origin: Irish
Popularity: Unusual

Sting

To pierce with a sharp object

Gender: Boy | Origin: English

Usher

Escort

Gender: Boy | Origin: English
Popularity: Familiar

Whitney

White island

Gender: Either | Origin: English, Old English
Popularity: Familiar

Zappa

Farm worker

Gender: Boy | Origin: Italian