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Good Band Name Ideas: A Band Ain't A Band Unless You Have One

Updated on December 14, 2014

Need Awesome Band Name Ideas?

Welcome to my huge list of band name ideas.

This list was actually started several years ago when four friends and I bought some used musical instruments at a garage sale—we were convinced we were going to be the next Rolling Stones or AC/DC. Even though we sounded terrible, we spent hours trying to come up with a good name for the band and our little notebook became quite full of possibilities.

Certain things happened in our lives that derailed that dream (fate, perhaps), but I kept the notebook as a memory. Years later, I found it while digging through some things, and those memories came pouring back. Now, instead of throwing the band names back into storage, I've decided to share them with the rest of the world. I hope visitors will find this article useful and while you may not find the perfect band name, maybe the least you'll get from the list is some inspiration to come up with a good name. After all, any band knows that a band ain't a band unless it has a good name, right?

Good luck!

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Feel free to add "the" in front of any of the band names below, make them plural, or put numbers in front of or behind them. Experiment.

An Extensive List of Band Name Ideas

Band Names 0-10, A-H
Band Names H-P
Band Names Q-Z
007 Plus One
Heatstroke
Q2
1000 Frames
Hellbound
Qabalah
4 Roses
Hiding In Plain Sight
Quadrant
5 Angry Women
Holy Gamblers
Quake Covered
16 by Nine
Hot Mess
Quarter Life
90 Proof
Human Torso
Quest Forever
Action Slow Down
In Between
Queen Bees
Admin
In Debt
Quicken
Adult Insects
Insane Sardines
Quick Trilogy
After The Apocalypse
Instant Irregularity
Rag Picker
Agnostic
Invisible Lover
Random Dancing
Ahead Full
Iron Lightning
Rated R
A Is For Aftermath
Jackaroo
Reckless X
Albino Love Slaves
Jabberwocky
Re-dress
Algorithm
Jam Blackberry
Rubber Ducks
A Little Disorganized
Jar of Flies
Sandwich Kings / Queens
Area 52
Jelly Smooch
Sanitarium
Bad Dog
Just Beautiful
Santa Clause Is Dead
Bambi's Group
K-9 Cat
Sheep Eaters
Battle Sequence
Killing David
Show Off
Better Than Us
Knight's Darkness
Shutter
Black Light Dreams
Laugh Track
Six Outlaws
Blood Bath
Last Knight
Slap From A Loser
Bloodlust Angels
Lateral Move
Smoking Gun
Blooper
Leader In The Making
Soda Preachers
Blue Fairies
Leech
Soiled Doves
Born Victim
Leftovers
Something Strange
Brick City
Left Turn
Spoon!
Buzzkilled
Leviathan Unlimited
Stormtrooper's Lament
Candy Corn
Little Finger
Strawberry Lumps
Captivated
Machine Gun Villains
Sunset Patrol
Cast Iron Cornbread
Major Kronos
Tabora
Caterpillar
Martyrs Henchmen
Techno Eagle
Celtic Ozone
Mermaid Attraction
Tease
Checkmark
Miami Hitmen
The Third Coming
Citrus Extract
Mirror Racial
Think Tank Threshold
Clean Sweep
Mob Rule
Time Warp
Cold Stare
Molecular Muscle
Triage
Country Witch
Monks On Call
Twice The Action
Crimson Carnation
Mr. T's Mowhawk
Twilight Stuntwork
Crunch Dandies
Mudflap
Two Pair
Crutch Offensive
Naked Daydreams
Uneven Emotion
Daily Nightmare
Narcissus
Uniform
Dark Horse
National Anthem
Union Of Evil
Dead Skin
Nebula
Unisex
Death Trap
Necromancer
United In Cause
Devil In The Hallway
Necronomicon
Unkind Smile
Diarrhea Explosion
Needle Envy
Unprepared
Digital Divide
Negative Whiplash
Unwanted Hair Machine
Dirty Pillows
Neighbors You Know
Upper Management
Disco Confetti
Neptune Nerd
Using Sarah
Doom Lagoon
Never Mind The Damage
Vagabond
Drops Of Water
New Dawn
Vampire Vixens
Earthworm
Nuclear Nation
Vaporized
Editor Of The Game
Number Plug
Variation 5
Ego Multiplied
Object Lesson
Vaseline Fix
Electric Ham
Object Of A Verb
Vegetarian Carnivore
Eight By Eight
Oblivion
Vikings In Training
Equilibrium
Observing Mallory
Walnuts, The
Facade
Occupational Hazard
Watermelon Surprise
Fade To White
Ochre Eights
WD-41
False Alarm
Often Wrong
Wet Paint
Final Event
Old Colony
Wingers' Devils
Flush
Onto Land
X-Ray Undercover
Flying Piranha
Outbreak
Yank The Cover
Forever Clean
Out of Control
Yapper
Four O'Clock Mix
Pacified
Yard Birds
Franchise Alice
Perforated
Yawning Maniacs
Friction
Pink Barbies
Yearning For Perfection
Front Of The Line
Pitchfork
Yellow Jackets
Future Gluttons
Planet In Limbo
Young Decay
Glowing Darkly
Platonic Allegory
Youth Capable
Greek Infection
Playing Mantis
Yuppy Commanders
Groovy
Pluggers
Zealot Zodiac
Gross Anatomy 108
Pluto's Return
Zelda And The Green Hornets
Gung-Ho
Private Property
Zenith
Gypsy School Girls
Prophecy Kings
Zero Effect
Hard Times
Protoplasm
Zesty Zoo
Hazmat
Puppets For Hire
Zombie Killers
Heading For Two
Put Up Wet
 

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      Such a great lens, I love it! I think I will come back with some ideas :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How about Namaste Ninjas

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      underneath hearty

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      big dogs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The purple rose... of death or red tape

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cold feet

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Disapproving Glare

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      well actually i came here because im starting a band but oh well.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i think maroon 5 is an awesome band name!

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Taking Back Sunday is a great name (but obviously currently in use)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What do you guys think of

      Downfall??

      i came here to ask that haha that's currently our band name well the band that i created been a success

      and please someone tell me if tehre is already a band name like that

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Zero gravity

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No Evidence

      Mainstream

      Scenario 3

      Virtually There

      Backyard Rejects

      Inavailable

      Greater outlook

      Point of Youth

      Rising Dream

      Amplified Beliefs

      4seen

      Unmanageable

      Half Classy

      Vintage 39

      Which one should I use for a female pop trio?

      Feel free to use them after you tell me! :P

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i'd go with vintage 39

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      Pascal_h 4 years ago

      Sweet lens.

      Ultimate Zero

      Rock Bottom.

      Paul Atreides.

      Double-Dog Dare

      Astro Cat and the Coliseum Lovers

      The Fit Glory

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Me and my friend are starting a band and we came up with Twice the Action.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My band (in our mid 20s-early 30s) is a blend of all genres basically (mostly indie/alternative)- any ideas for us?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      masqurade

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      george williams 3 4 years ago

      no turn on red or damaged goods - i am in a band and we didn't select one of those, but somebody should. for us it was an opportunity lost lol!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Noticed you had "Yardbirds" listed,are you kidding?Surely you know The Yardbirds was Eric Claptons' old band!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      4 Roses is taken, or at least 4 Ruusua, which is their name in finnish.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The band that i am in has been called downfall since 2010

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @george williams 3: no turn on red is now my band name thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I think you should choose No Evidence

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      One Art

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It's important, but I think people make it more difficult by thinking too much about it. The thing to remember is something simple. That way it can stick out in a person's mind. Which is what a band should want, and what promoters do want. I think your ideas for brainstorming are good. It's easier to do if its fun.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Forgetting our sorrow is a good name for a punk band

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Zero Gravity is Drake's favorite band from Drake and Josh. You could use it, but then you'll have to hack your way through all that copyrighting red tape.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      beautiful nightmares AND perfect imperfections

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      October Red......midnight blue.....killer carisoul.......light leader...white dragons.......20 locked doors......moonlit mirror just made these up at the top of my head

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Tornado Puppets -

      if I had a band it would be named that, let me know if you would like to use it : )

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Tornado Puppets (if I had an indie band it would be named that)

      The Sharps

      Purulent Discharge (has to be a heavy metal band to use that one lol)

      DEATHREAT (again, heavy metal)

      kindly let me know if any of these get used

      ---todd

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Gigahertz

      Lokust Swarm

      Hit The Deck

      Martha's Revenge

      Smile Inc.

      Killing in Suits

      Punk Mafia

      The Re-Doubts

      Thy Bloodyheart

      Zodiak

      Morbiscent

      which one i should choose guys???

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      kayzzanikkole 3 years ago

      @anonymous: i really like hit the deck, smile inc., punk mafia, and the re doubts

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      Tessa 2 years ago

      What about The Crimson Curse

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      Anna 19 months ago

      im starting a one person DEATH METAL band wat do u guys think of **faith trust and pixie dust** as my bands band name :) would appresheate ur advice thnx xoxo Anna

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      kim 19 months ago

      need a name for 4 guys and a girl band

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      jael 14 months ago

      Love HOT MESS for hot girls like my band

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      Rhona 13 months ago

      Need a name for My band.. We are 6 pieces female

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      kbomb 10 months ago

      amputee cherub

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      Jake 10 months ago

      I Have New Dawn..need more ideas

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      anonymous 8 months ago

      screaming cucumbers?

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      Anonymous 8 months ago

      Uhh I don't know what to pick

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      peyton 7 months ago

      why are you putting the band name if you don't want anyone to take the band name

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      Sami 6 months ago

      Loded Diper

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      lauren jauregui 6 months ago

      lost souls or lone tragedy

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      Jeff 6 months ago

      Hello jacket

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      mackenzie 5 months ago

      4 roses is a good band name

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      Rose 4 months ago

      How about unbelievable love 009

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      anonymous 4 months ago

      this really helped me

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      jim 4 months ago

      UrbanXTREME

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      Joe rakis 3 months ago

      I need a name like constellation

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      COOKIEDIANA 3 months ago

      IN MY SCHOOL,WE ARE HAVING A TALENT SHOW BY THURSDAY AND my. Group of five are auditioning and we can seem to think of a group name,we are in 5th grade,any help please??

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      Nevaeh Mitchell 3 months ago

      I have a good name idea but i might use it it's The Fallen Moon but im gonna use it lol

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      meh 2 months ago

      sabertooth lion lady

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      smcdowell 2 months ago

      Stinky Pinky

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      emily davis 2 months ago

      secret hearts or the alchemists or vanilla static

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      Gabe 6 weeks ago

      i'm 14 and in a band with my cousin we will mainly do rock and alternative any suggestions ?

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      Brian Wurch 2 weeks ago

      Bad Dog is only half way respectable name on that list. Yard Byrds has been done. ''Out of State Billionaires." Sorry I wouldn't use any of those lame word combos in a song lyric, much less go see a band that uncreative.

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      Noah 34 minutes ago

      the skelatons

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