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.
Let these band name ideas help spark your creativity
We’ve put together some inspiring and catchy name ideas from our Band Name Generator to help you along your journey.
Set the tone with the right adjective
Keeping the right adjectives in mind can help create the feeling you want your fans to have when they see your band name.
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.