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Band Name Generator

Type a word or two you want in your band name, and get a list of band name ideas and suggestions instantly.

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Band Name Generator
Band Name Generator

Choose the best name for your band

Deciding on a name is one of the first and most vital steps in branding your band. It’s important to pick a name that shows who you are as a group, and the type of music you play. Most importantly, your band name should be memorable—so make sure that the name you choose is easy for people to spell, pronounce and remember.

Use our free Band Name Generator to brainstorm band name ideas, or take inspiration from the examples below. Once you’ve found a name you like, you can find the domain name, choose your favorite band website template, and take your brand online.

Examples from the Band Name Generator

Each of these three names has a story to tell. Think about your story when choosing your band name.

01. Band Unknown

A band name for a new up and coming group that’s taking the world by storm.

02. Hip Homage

A tribute band that covers classic rock songs at parties and events.

03. Sonic Days

An indie rock band with a smooth sound and strong vocals.

Band name ideas to spark your creativity

We’ve put together some inspiring and catchy name ideas from our Band Name Generator to help you along your journey.

What makes a good band name?

A good band name should be memorable, unique and reflect your musical style. To find one that's perfect for your music group, start by thinking about the vibe you want to create. For example, do you want your band to have an edgy, rock-and-roll feel or a more earthy, bluegrass aesthetic?

It's also a good idea to pick a band name that isn't too specific. Instead of naming your rock band "Saturday Night Rockers," you could go for "The Hard Rocks" to give you flexibility when you perform or "The Sonic Boomers" to expand the types of musical genres you can play.

Keeping the right adjectives in mind can help create the feeling you want fans to have when they hear your band name. Remember, your band name is a big part of your musical identity, so make sure it captures your personality, resonates with your audience and leaves a lasting impression.

How to come up with your band name

Use the Business Name Generator to come up with creative name ideas. Then, pick the name that’s right for your band by keeping these best practices in mind.


Decide on your band’s vibe

Choosing the right keywords to describe your music can make it easier for  potential listeners and fans to find you online and help them decide if your music is what they’re looking for.


Get to know your target audience

Take time to understand how people speak about music similar to yours. Make sure the band name you choose fits their language and that the content you’re putting out speaks to their needs.


Scope out the competition

See what your competitors are doing in order to stand out in the crowd. The name you come up with should be different, bold and unforgettable. Be sure to run a thorough search to make sure the name you want isn’t already taken.


Plan for the future

If you plan on going global, check that the name you choose has positive connotations in different languages. Mapping out future albums or merchandise can also help you decide if the name will stay relevant in the future.


Get feedback on your new name

Once you’ve chosen a name that you like, run it by potential listeners, fans or people in your industry to see what they think. Take note of their comments and reactions, and keep in mind any biases they may have.


Brand your band with a logo

Build a brand that will stay at the forefront of people’s minds with a memorable logo and strong website. Creating mockups of your logo is a great way to test if your new name will look good online and in print.

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How do you create a band name?

Coming up with a band name involves brainstorming sessions, wordplay and experimentation. Consider your musical style, vibe and what makes your band unique. Seek inspiration from books, movies or personal experiences. Try combining meaningful words, metaphors or even inside jokes that represent your music's identity. Once you have a list of ideas, gather feedback from bandmates and friends to find the perfect fit that encapsulates your musical identity and resonates with your target audience.

What is a good name for a band?

A good band name is catchy, memorable and aligns with your music's genre or themes. It should pique interest, be easy to pronounce and spell and evoke emotions or curiosity in potential listeners. Make sure it's unique to avoid legal issues and online visibility challenges that may arise with common names.

How do you start a band?

Starting your own band is an exciting venture that begins with gathering like-minded musicians who share your passion and musical interests. Once you've assembled your group and chosen your name, you’ll want to create your website using one of our many band website templates. You’ll also want to make sure you have a killer logo, which you can make using our Logo Maker. If you’re feeling stuck, check out this band logo ideas article for some creative inspiration. Next, it’s time to set up regular practice, live performances, and to start networking with other musicians as well as bookers and venues. Consider documenting your songwriting process and sharing your songs on your social media to help further build your online presence, spread the word and connect with fans.

What band names are intentionally misspelled?

Some bands intentionally misspell words for uniqueness or to avoid trademark conflicts. For example, "Korn" deliberately misspelled "corn." This creative twist can make your band name stand out in a crowded musical landscape. Just keep in mind, you still want your name to be easy for fans to find and remember.

Can I name my band after another band?

While it's technically possible to name your band after another band, it's generally best to avoid doing so to prevent confusion and potential legal issues. Instead, consider selecting a unique name that reflects your band's identity and style, allowing you to establish your own musical brand and identity.

How do I know if my band name is taken?

The fastest way would be to run a Google search. You can also look up whether the name is a registered trademark in the USA or internationally by using the USPTO and WIPO databases. Choosing an existing name may result in lawsuits, so we definitely don’t recommend it.

If it looks like your name is available, then you can claim your website domain before you start building your website.

Check out our free business tools for more ways to build your brand and run your business.

What should I name my band?

You can find tons of cool band name ideas by using the Band Name Generator. Play around with several phrases or words to see what fits your style the most. You can also try incorporating your own name into it to give it a personal touch.

Also consider choosing a name that has an available top-level domain like “.com” or “.net”. This will make it easier for your audience to find you online.

How do I come up with a band name?

Think of about 2 words that best describe your music, enter them into the Band Name Generator, and explore the names that it offers. It’s important that you use words or phrases that are popular amongst your audience, so you’ll be easier to find when you create your band website.

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