Popular Pet Names Inspired by Music

11 February 2013

A Love of Music Inspires Pet Names!

Music touches our soul and inspires our life everyday. It’s no surprise that many pet lovers find inspiration in music when choosing a name for their new pet! Here is a list of popular, fun, and creative names inspired by music to consider for your new pet.

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with A

Abba
Abbey Rose (Abbey Road Beatles song)
Adele
Aida
Aimee (song by Pure Prairie League)
Amadeus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Andrea (Andrea Bocelli)
Annie (Annie’s Song by John Denver or the Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun)
Aria (Opera climax)
Ashford (Ashford & Simpson)
Astley (Rick Astley)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with B

Babe (I Got You Babe – song by Sonny & Cher)
Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Bandy (Moe Bandy)
Banjo
Barney (the singling purple dinosaur)
Barry White
Bebo (Bebo Norman)
Bee Gee or BG (Bee Gees)
Beethoven
Beyoncé
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson song)
Billy Ray (Billy Ray Cyrus)
Bing (Bing Crosby)
Bingo (Children’s song)
Blondie (80s band)
Bo (Bo Diddly)
Boltz (Ray Boltz)
Bono (lead singer for band U2)
Boogie (Boogie Shoes by KC & Sunshine band)
Bowie (David Bowie)
Boz (Boz Scaggs)
Branson
Braxton (Toni Braxton)
Broadway
Buddy (Buddy Holly)
Bruno (Bruno Mars)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with C

Cadence
Carly Rae (Carly Rae Jepson)
Carol (type of song)
Carlos (Carlos Santana)
Carly (Carly Simon)
Carrie (Carrie Underwood)
Cash (Johnny and/or June Carter Cash)
Cassidy (David Cassidy)
Cat (Cat Stevens)
Cecilia (song by Simon & Garfunkel and another by Burden Brothers)
Cece (CeCe Winans)
Celine (Celine Dion)
Chacha
Charo
Cher
Cherish (song)
Clark (Dick Clark or Roy Clark)
Cobain
Collin (Phil Collins)
Comet (Bill Haley and the Comets)
Crosby (Bing Crosby)
Cyndi (Cyndi Lauper)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with D

Daltrey (Roger Daltrey)
Daniel (song by Elton John)
Delilah (song title and popular love song request DJ)
Devo (80s band)
Diamond (Neil Diamond)
Diana (Diana Ross)
Diddy
Dino (Instrumentalist)
Dion
Dizzy (Dizzy Gillespie)
Dolly (artist Dolly Parton or song Hello Dolly!)
Dorothy (Wizard of Oz musical)
Duke (Duke Ellington)
Duran (Duran Duran)
Dwight (Dwight Yoakam)
Dylan (Bob Dylan)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with E

Earle (Scruggs)
Ella (Ella Fitzgerald)
Elton (John)
Elvira (song by The Oakridge Boys)
Elvis (Elvia Presley or Elvis Costello)
Enya
Ernie (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Etta (Etta James)
Evita (Broadway Musical)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with F

Fernando (Abba song)
Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac band)
Fosse (Broadway Musical about Bob Fosse choreography)
Frampton (Peter Frampton)
Frank (Frank Sinatra)
Franklin (Aretha Franklin or Kirk Franklin)
Freddie (Freddie Mercury, lead singer for the band Queen)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with G

Gabriel or Gabe (Peter Gabriel)
George or Georgie (George Harrison)
Georgia (Sweet Georgia Brown)
Gershwin (George Gershwin)
Garth (Garth Brooks)
Gilley (Mickey Gilley)
Gino (Gino Vanelli)
Gloria (Gloria Estefan)
Gretl (Sound of Music)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with H

Hagar (Sammy Hagar)
Haley (Bill Haley)
Harmony
Harper
Harrison (George Harrison)
Hank (Hank Williams)
Henley (Don Henley, The Eagles band)
Henry the VIII (song by Herman and the Hermits)
Holly (Buddy Holly)
Huey (Huey Lewis and the News)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with I

Issak (Chris Issak)
Isley (Isley Brothers)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with J

Jaci (Jaci Velasquez)
Jackson (Jackson Browne, Michael Jackson)
Jagger (Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones)
Jay-Z
Jazzy Jeff
Jenny (Jenny 867-5309 by Tommy Tutone)
Jesse (Jesse’s Girl – Rick Springfield song)
Jethro (Jethro Tull)
Jett (Joan Jett)
Joe Cocker (singer – popular name for male Cocker Spaniel dogs)
Joss (Joss Stone)
Jude (song by The Beatles)
Julio (Juio Iglesias)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with K

Katy or Katie (Katy Perry)
Kiki (Kiki Dee)
King (Nat King Cole or King of Pop Michael Jackson)
Kokomo (Beach Boys’ song)
Kylie (Kylie Minogue)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with L

Lady (various songs by Styx, Kenny Rogers, etc.)
Layla (Eric Clapton song)
LeDoux (Chris LeDoux)
Lennon (John Lennon or Lennon Sisters)
Lenny (Lenny Kravitz)
Leo (Leo Sayer)
Leon (Kings of Leon)
Leroy (Leroy Brown song by Jim Croce)
Levon (song by Elton John)
Linus (classical loving pianist friend of Charlie Brown)
Louie (Louie Louie by The Kingsman)
Luciano (Luciano Pavarotti)
Lucille (several songs)
Lucy (Lucy in the Sky … Beatles song)
Luther (Luther Vandross)
Lyric
Lyrical

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with M

Mac (Fleetwood Mac or Toby Mac)
Macy (Macy Gray)
Maggie Mae (Rod Stewart)
Mahalia (Mahalia Jackson)
Mandy (song by Barry Manilow)
Maria (Maria Callas opera or Maria – Sound of Music)
Mariah (Mariah Carey)
Mary J (Mary J. Blige)
Marley (Bob Marley)
Marta (Sound of Music)
Martin (Dean Martin)
Marvin (Marvin Gaye)
Maxine (John Legend)
McLean (Don McLean)
Melody or Melodee
Memphis
Mercury (Freddie Mercury, Queen)
Mercy (Mercy Me band)
Mick (Mick Jagger)
Millie (from the Broadway Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Miles (Miles Davis)
Miley (Miley Cyrus)
Moe (Moe Bandy)
Monkee or Monkey (The Monkees band)
Montserrat (Montserrat Caballé opera)
Motown
Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with N

Nashville
Natalie (song by Bruno Mars)
Nelson (Willie Nelson)
Nirvana
Nora or Norah (inspired by Norah Jones)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with O

Oleta (Oleta Adams)
Olivia (Olivia Newton John)
Oz (Wizard of Oz musical)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with P

Pablo (Pablo Cruise)
Pandora
Paris (Twyla Paris)
Patsy (Patsy Cline)
Pavarotti (Luciano Pavarotti)
Peabo (Peabo Bryson)
Peaches (Peaches & Herb
Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly song)
Penny or Penny Lane (Beatles song)
Percy (Percy Sledge)
Perry (Steve Perry, lead singer Journey band or Katy Perry)
Petula (Petula Clark)
Phantom (Phantom of the Opera)
Presley (Elvis Presley)
Prince (Artist formerly known as or The Fresh Prince/Will Smith)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with Q

Queen or Queenie (Queen band or Queen Latifa)
Quincy (Quincy Jones)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with R

Rascal (Rascal Flatts)
Radney (Radney Faster)
Reba (Reba McEntire)
Rhapsody
Rhianna
Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
Richie (Lionel Richie)
Rigby (Beatles’ song Eleanor Rigby)
Ringo (Ringo Starr)
Rio (Duran Duran song)
Rhonda (Help Me Rhonda song by the Beach Boys)
Ronnie (Ronnie Milsap)
Rosana (song by Toto band)
Roxanne (song by The Police)
Rufus (Chakka Khan)
Rumour (Fleetwood Mac album Rumours)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with S

Sally (Long Tall Sally by Little Richard or Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett)
Salsa
Sammy (Sammy Hagar or Sammy Davis Jr.)
Santana (Carlos Santana)
Sarah (Sarah Smile by Hall & Oates)
Sawyer (band)
Sebastian (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Selah
Shakira
Sharona (My Sharona song by The Knack)
Shoji (Shoji Tabuchi)
Selena
Sherry (song by The Four Seasons)
Simon (Carly Simon or Simon & Garfunkel)
Smokey (Smokey Robinson)
Snoop Dog
Starr (Ringo Starr)
Stevie (Stevie Nicks or Stevie Ray Vaughn or Stevie Wonder)
Stewart (Rod Stewart)
Sting (lead singer The Police band)
Sunshine (You Are My Sunshine song)
Symphony

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with T

Taylor (James Taylor or Taylor Swift or Taylor Dayne)
Tito (Tito Jackson or Tito Puente)
Toby (Toby Mac or Toby Keith)
Tony (Musical Awards)
Toto (band)
Twyla (Twyla Paris)
Twitty (Conway Twitty)
Ty (Ty Herndon)
Tyler (Stephen Tyler)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with U

Usher

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with V

Van (Van Morrison)
Vivaldi (Classical music)
von Trapp (Sound of Music)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with W

Waylon (Waylon Jennings)
Whitney (Whitney Houston)
Wolfgang (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Pet Names Inspired by Music Beginning with Z

Zappa (Frank Zappa)
Ziggy (Ziggy Marley or Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie)
ZZ (ZZ Top)

Additional Names for Cats & Dogs:

If you have a favorite dog or cat name inspired by music that is not listed here, please be sure to add it to the Comments below! Find more pet names by clicking here.

Pet Adoption – The Adjustment Period:

It’s important to understand that all new pets will need a little time to acclimate to their new home, family, and other pets. This is a very good article that tells you what to expect and how to help your new pet – Pet Adoption: The Adjustment Period: http://pawsitivelytexas.com/pet-adoption-the-adjustment-period/

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Pet Names Inspired By Music

Comments

  1. My oboe lesson teacher had a Maltese puppy named “Mahler” (after Gustav Mahler, the classical composer). It’s pronounced “Mauler,” so it was pretty funny that such a tiny, frou-frou dog would have a name as tough-sounding as that. :)

  2. This is the perfect question for my household! We decided to have a naming theme with our cats where their middle names would be from musicians or bands we liked. Our cats are named Mizfit Grace (Three Days Grace), Hunter Stone (Stone Sour), Shawn Crowe (the Black Crowes), Simone Adele (Adele, plus her nickname is Mony, like Billy Idol’s Mony, Mony), Punky Lenka (Lenka), Christian West (Stabbing Westward), Zachary Clark (Kelly Clarkson), and Amy Rose (Guns ‘n Roses, plus the name Amy came from Everclear’s Amphetamine).

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