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

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!


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
1000 Frames
4 Roses
Hiding In Plain Sight
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
In Debt
Adult Insects
Insane Sardines
Quick Trilogy
After The Apocalypse
Instant Irregularity
Rag Picker
Invisible Lover
Random Dancing
Ahead Full
Iron Lightning
Rated R
A Is For Aftermath
Reckless X
Albino Love Slaves
Jam Blackberry
Rubber Ducks
A Little Disorganized
Jar of Flies
Sandwich Kings / Queens
Area 52
Jelly Smooch
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
Black Light Dreams
Laugh Track
Six Outlaws
Blood Bath
Last Knight
Slap From A Loser
Bloodlust Angels
Lateral Move
Smoking Gun
Leader In The Making
Soda Preachers
Blue Fairies
Soiled Doves
Born Victim
Something Strange
Brick City
Left Turn
Leviathan Unlimited
Stormtrooper's Lament
Candy Corn
Little Finger
Strawberry Lumps
Machine Gun Villains
Sunset Patrol
Cast Iron Cornbread
Major Kronos
Martyrs Henchmen
Techno Eagle
Celtic Ozone
Mermaid Attraction
Miami Hitmen
The Third Coming
Citrus Extract
Mirror Racial
Think Tank Threshold
Clean Sweep
Mob Rule
Time Warp
Cold Stare
Molecular Muscle
Country Witch
Monks On Call
Twice The Action
Crimson Carnation
Mr. T's Mowhawk
Twilight Stuntwork
Crunch Dandies
Two Pair
Crutch Offensive
Naked Daydreams
Uneven Emotion
Daily Nightmare
Dark Horse
National Anthem
Union Of Evil
Dead Skin
Death Trap
United In Cause
Devil In The Hallway
Unkind Smile
Diarrhea Explosion
Needle Envy
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
Drops Of Water
New Dawn
Vampire Vixens
Nuclear Nation
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
Vikings In Training
Observing Mallory
Walnuts, The
Occupational Hazard
Watermelon Surprise
Fade To White
Ochre Eights
False Alarm
Often Wrong
Wet Paint
Final Event
Old Colony
Wingers' Devils
Onto Land
X-Ray Undercover
Flying Piranha
Yank The Cover
Forever Clean
Out of Control
Four O'Clock Mix
Yard Birds
Franchise Alice
Yawning Maniacs
Pink Barbies
Yearning For Perfection
Front Of The Line
Yellow Jackets
Future Gluttons
Planet In Limbo
Young Decay
Glowing Darkly
Platonic Allegory
Youth Capable
Greek Infection
Playing Mantis
Yuppy Commanders
Zealot Zodiac
Gross Anatomy 108
Pluto's Return
Zelda And The Green Hornets
Private Property
Gypsy School Girls
Prophecy Kings
Zero Effect
Hard Times
Zesty Zoo
Puppets For Hire
Zombie Killers
Heading For Two
Put Up Wet

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Have any band names that you'd like to share? Please do, below! 41 comments

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Ninche 4 years ago

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

anonymous 4 years ago

How about Namaste Ninjas

anonymous 4 years ago

underneath hearty

anonymous 4 years ago

big dogs

anonymous 4 years ago

The purple rose... of death or red tape

anonymous 3 years ago

Cold feet

anonymous 3 years ago

Disapproving Glare

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago

i think maroon 5 is an awesome band name!

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leesholden 3 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

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

anonymous 3 years ago

What do you guys think of


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

anonymous 3 years ago

Zero gravity

anonymous 3 years ago

No Evidence


Scenario 3

Virtually There

Backyard Rejects


Greater outlook

Point of Youth

Rising Dream

Amplified Beliefs



Half Classy

Vintage 39

Which one should I use for a female pop trio?

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

Pascal_h 3 years ago

Sweet lens.

Ultimate Zero

Rock Bottom.

Paul Atreides.

Double-Dog Dare

Astro Cat and the Coliseum Lovers

The Fit Glory

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: i'd go with vintage 39

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago


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george williams 3 3 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!

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago

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

anonymous 3 years ago

I would choose the band name Area 52

anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: I think you should choose No Evidence

anonymous 3 years ago

One Art

anonymous 3 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.

anonymous 3 years ago

Forgetting our sorrow is a good name for a punk band

anonymous 3 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.

anonymous 3 years ago

beautiful nightmares AND perfect imperfections

anonymous 3 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

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 : )

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


anonymous 3 years ago


Lokust Swarm

Hit The Deck

Martha's Revenge

Smile Inc.

Killing in Suits

Punk Mafia

The Re-Doubts

Thy Bloodyheart



which one i should choose guys???

kayzzanikkole 2 years ago

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

Tessa 15 months ago

What about The Crimson Curse

Anna 10 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

kim 10 months ago

need a name for 4 guys and a girl band

Rhona 4 months ago

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

kbomb 8 weeks ago

amputee cherub

Jake 6 weeks ago

I Have New Dawn..need more ideas

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