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Band Name Ideas That Will Make Others Green With Envy

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

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Does Your Band Have a Cool Name?

Not everyone joins a band to become famous, but let's be honest: Being in a band is a lot more fun if you have an audience that enjoys your work. That's where a good band name comes into play. It goes without saying that the more talent your group has, the easier it will be to get fans regardless of what you name your band, but a catchy name never hurt any band on their way to stardom.

I hope the suggestions below will jump-start your process in choosing a name for your band. It will be up to you to check and see if the name is actually available or not. While it is not generally a big deal if an upstart garage band uses a name that another band has, it will grow into an issue if the group starts to gain a huge following. When this occurs, you need to seriously look at trademarking your band's name.

Simple or Complex Band Names?

Cool Band Name Ideas

 

 

 

Justice Is Served

Hot Mess

Figure Out

New Rule

Breaking News

Strawberry Lumps

Grey Fairies

Often Wrong

Hazmat

Anti-Competitive

Late Stage Negotiation

Burden of Proof

Not Only Adversaries

Corruption

Top Of The Hour

Payroll

Real Challenge

Customer Service

Where We Are Today

If And When

Repercussions

Advance On London

Pacific Comeback

Naughty Nevada

Part Time

Cyber Patriots

Blood In The Water

Epicenter

The Wolves Of Yesterday

Humble Love

Seller’s Market

Midnight Buzz

High End Rif Raf

Generation D

Wicked Lollipops

Broadway Fevers

Bermuda Dreamers

Rewind

Awesome Angels

Last Days Of December

Better Shot

The Resistance

Simple Love

Best In Class

Intrepid

Wildly Baron

Zenith

Wonderand

Vermillion

Uncanny Paradigm

Oxymoron

Incendiary

Crimson Crypt

Fallen Flame

Draconian Galactic Empire (DGE)

Plasmatic

Scarlet Oblivion

Scars For David

Vortex

On The Job

Half A Percent

Moving Into Tucson

Second Hour

Compelling Space

Quarterly Loss

Tips For Tina

Maximum Value

Faster Faster

Skinny Bundle

Chaos In Control

100 Days 5 Nights

Well Well Well

Got Hot Not

Dead Hands

Front Seven

Tech Giants

Freemium

Too Far For Gracie

The Badlands

Loophole

3 Day Rain

Savage Groove

Rug Cutter

Western Front

Agatha Is Dead!

Stitcher

Bloodline

Celestial Beings

Left Behind

Visitation

Engine Creep

Sideline

Bullish Change

Faster Than The Boys

American Hustlers

Flushing

Peace of Mind

Soul Fun

Identity Matters

Million Dollar Daze

Replacements

Fort Pass

Easter Brook

Bumps

One Foot Deep

Tiny Maneuvers

Monarch

Darwin's Best

Slug Go

Sub Now

Goldmine

Giant Palms

Over Top

Stumble

Band members have a special bond. A great band is more than just some people working together. It's like a highly specialized army unit, or a winning sports team. A unique combination of elements that becomes stronger together than apart.

— Steven Van Zandt

How to Come Up With a Great Band Name

More Cool Name Ideas For Your New Band

 

 

 

Times Squared

October Light

Astro Cat

Double B

Rapid Tragedy

Fundamentals

Screamer

Tornado Discharge

Fallen Sky

Uncertain Outcome

Leverage Point

Fairly Measured

Crackdown

Tough Time

Political Enemies

Analysis

Down By 14

Case By Case

Tax Cut

Middle Income

Task At Hand

Havana Thunder

Slow Hand Dans

The Dons Of Wyoming

Random Sass

Pittsburgh Dance Party

Red Square

Dubious Devils

Misanthrope

Benevolent Dreamers

Hypnotic

Holy Grail

Lucid Angels

Ashen Intrepid

Earthly Purge

Atomic Armor

Sworn To Secrecy

Lamprophony

Void To Nowhere

Data Market

Ratoon

Obelus

Relative Success

Fact Of The Matter

Unlucky!

Right Most Of The Time

Incredibly Upset

Who’s Smart

Judgement Call

Strange Dreams

A Little Magical

One Year Delay

Home For Joy

1-800-Wicked

Breakdown Of Tradition

Simple Transaction

Trade Off

Moxie

Crazy Daze

Match Up

A Pumpkin Looming

Frisky Bears

Going Minnesota

3rd Planet

Day For Night

Baxter!

Knockabout Girls

City On Fire

Main Event

Murder By Decree

Going Forward

South Street Irregulars

Revenge Of The Frankensteins

Left Handed

Flies Of Hell

Ministry Of Defense

Misplaced

Imminent Release

Something Different

Reform School Grad Queens

Under Invested

Dreamers Three

American Grit

Fractured

Road To Nowhere

True Taffy

The Jerome Bliss Variant

Techno Drone

Dark Matter

Eastern Sons

Double Move

Vapid Thoughts

Spotlight Works

Galapagos

Dark Spot

Nomad

Later Daze

38 Seconds

Fight or Kill

Tips and Tricks When Naming a Band

  • Use caution if you decide to include the lead singer's name in the title, even if you "know" they will never leave. Although there are several well known bands that have went this route, there are countless others where fights and arguments happened down the road, causing the group to have to re-brand their group with a new name - basically having to "start over again".
  • Adding a color, emotion, or the word "the" in front of a word can make a big difference. Just don't go too off the wall with the word; make it one that is fairly recognizable by the masses, which will optimize its effectiveness.
  • Don't choose a name too quickly. Take your time. Some would say, the longer you take to come up with a name, the better it will be. This is especially true if any alcohol is involved (I know from experience).
  • Pick a bunch of cool-sounding words and put them on a scrap of paper. Put in a hat, mix them up, and let fate take its course. Believe it or not, you can get some truly unique, interesting and different name options for your musical group using this method.
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Even More Awesome Band Names

 

 

 

Seven Days Past

Fang Domination

Money Goes

Action Jacksons

Totally Frothy

Rules Broken

The Ticks

Fair Worry

Stimulus

Oversight

Structural Remedy

Decree

Digital Leader

Immune

Corruption Crackdown

Technical Breakout

The Other Fish

Distortion

14 Ticks

One Party

Congress In Session

Odd Week

Going Back To Baltimore

Trash Challenge

Some Identity

Run First Wonders

Low Level

Five On The Backhand Side

Modern Romance

Bottoms Up

Bounceback

Tree Of Knowledge

Earthbound

The Prisoners Of Toronto

Screams Of Youth

Wise Yanks

Sense Of Freedom

The Villains Of Nevada

Dawn For Daybreak

Deep Six

Attack of the 50 ft Women

Ash Wednesday

Without Explanation

Spirited Away

Roll Over

Guard Dog

Civilian Control

Bleeding Stone

Necessarily Bad

Fink

Incite

Organic

Totally Generic

Justified

Type 2

Billion Dollar Buyer

Ready Made Success

New Band On The Block

Shadows On High

Guilty Ladies

Household Lovers

Trademark

Decades of Experience

Minimum Commitment

Untapped

Smart Aces

Trillion

Clockwork

Bonesaw

Navarro

Soundbite

Wonderful Wonder

Macro

On and On

Ice Age

Life Remote

Never Break

Showrunner

Red Alert

Career Military

Around

Butterfly Surprise

Carolina Cherry

Old English

2nd Half

Toxic Pony

High Frequency

The Curve

Mouse on Venus

Red Bison

Alabama Kings (or Queens)

Zodiac Groove

Laces Out

Mix Princess

In Troy

 

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band? You wore their shirt and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene's politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.

— Gerard Way

Band Names You've Been Mispronouncing This Whole Time

Cool Bands That Everyone Knows

 

 

 

The Eagles

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Aerosmith

Talking Heads

AC/DC

Metallica

The Shirelles

Guns n’ Roses

Sly and the Family Stone

Nirvana

Queen

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

Pink Floyd

The Supremes

Public Enemy

The Bangles

The Who

The Runaways

Isley Brothers

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Duran Duran

The Ting Tings

Garbage

Led Zeppelin

Foghat

Steve Miller Band

The Animals

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Cream

ZZ Top

The White Stripes

Fleetwood Mac

You may ask yourself why I am listing band names that I know I can't use. Well, the answer is - for inspiration. After all, a band can't be a band without a good name, and each of those famous bands listed above was once just like yours: just starting out. They had to choose a catchy name for their new band and had to make sure they made music that would people would notice and want to listen to. Don't ever think that your group can't make it, because it can. As with most things in life, hard work, determination and making smart decisions will make the difference.

One of My Favorite Bands (With a Kick-Ass Name)

Every time this song came on when I was younger, I just had to sing along. This is the feeling any singer or songwriter wants to strive for when creating songs. Good songs matter; without them it won't make a difference how good of a band name you come up with. You may even want to concentrate on making good songs before even thinking about choosing what to call your music group. If the songs come first; the pressure to name your group would definitely be non-existent because you have several kick-ass tunes.

© 2017 Don

Any Good Ideas About Naming A Band?

Don (author) from Tennessee on August 26, 2020:

Having some talent and a strong work ethic is a really good place to start. In fact, without those assets, a cool band name won't do much for you. Good luck on your singing career.

Karen the Manager (of everything) on August 25, 2020:

I hate every name you suggested. How will I ever get famous? Thanks for nothing!

Kyle on August 03, 2020:

What about "The Teenager Dream" or "Queens and a King?"

Don (author) from Tennessee on June 02, 2020:

I think "Oversight" would make a fantastic band name; it just rolls off the tongue.

Atlantis on June 02, 2020:

I like the name “oversight” but I also came up with “mist 4” I don’t know which one pick

Addie1986 on May 31, 2020:

Manufactured Outrage is a cool one too.

What about Redsky?

shelby dietz on May 08, 2020:

cool band names

markusdearkus on May 06, 2020:

I like KrossThredd.

sheldon cooper on January 14, 2020:

i cant decide between the following

Nox

Landslide

Redacted

Outtakes

Cactus

hazmat

vortex

Death Of Life on October 22, 2019:

This is for emo or hard rock bands

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 25, 2019:

My two cents: If you're going to sing songs from a particular genre of music (Country, Blues, Classic Rock, etc.), then take inspiration from that particular genre. If you're singing anything and everything, you can certainly go more generic and widespread.

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 25, 2019:

That would be a good name is your music has more of a techno-dance feel to it.

anonymous on July 22, 2019:

me and my friend want to start a two person band, and neither of us are very good with naming... we are just gonna be a cover band until we get some inspiration for our own music... I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions

Nael on July 21, 2019:

Is “The Techno Eagles” a good band name??

Johnny Vegas on July 20, 2019:

Backseat Romeo, 60 RPMs, Sound Matters, Sprung a Leak, X is the spot, the slits, mad

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 12, 2019:

I can already hear the band's introduction now, "Give a hand for The River Styx!".

Jay on July 10, 2019:

Is The River Styx’s a good band name?

Don (author) from Tennessee on July 03, 2019:

It's a great name for a band. Did you happen to come up with it after a relationship break up?

Anonymous on July 03, 2019:

Is, "Heart Trauma.", a good band name

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 24, 2019:

You can go in two directions when coming up with your band name: 1-Base the name on something that is common between you and your band members or 2-Come up with a random name based on words you find cool. Good luck on coming up with a good one.

teresa on May 23, 2019:

Hello guys can you help me and give me some band names..i cant think whats best..thank you & Godbless

ana on May 19, 2019:

i liked the in-betweens but i also came up with funky little man

Don (author) from Tennessee on May 09, 2019:

What about the "United Shoes of America" as a great band name?

David f on May 07, 2019:

Untied shoes

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 18, 2019:

I actually think the name "Mowing Daisies" sound great. Just keep in mind that the name of your band (early on anyways) will make people presume what kind of music you will make. "Mowing Daisies" makes me think music that is fun, light and airy.

Martina Lo on April 17, 2019:

Mowing Daisies? I’ve been thinking of starting up a band for fun with my friends. It’s either that or Cactus Sweater haha can’t decide which I like better.. help!

Don (author) from Tennessee on April 13, 2019:

Maybe Sunshine Spring? I say why not Sunshine Spring! The great thing about band names is that they don't necessarily have to make sense, they just have to sound a little catchy and evoke some kind of emotion.

ksenia on April 12, 2019:

maby sunshine spring?????

Kristen on March 07, 2019:

Umm not exactly what I was looking for but pretty cool my mum showed me this website

Don (author) from Tennessee on February 22, 2019:

To get a good name, why not sit down with your friends and discuss things that you all like. Every time a cool word or phrase comes up... write it down. After a while of talking you should have some ideas that will strike a chord with all of you. Good luck.

Anomous on February 21, 2019:

I was thinking for my band extraordanary firls

Don (author) from Tennessee on February 01, 2019:

Beyond Freezing is one of the coolest band names I've ever heard of. Thanks for sharing.

Djenty Narwhal on January 31, 2019:

My band is from Minnesota and it’s so cold her is beyond freezing a cool name or no?

Precious Scott on November 02, 2018:

What about Girls For Life.

no name on October 05, 2018:

I think that a band name should be ''

black swan'' or'' blue mist ''

Charleze Dickons on October 04, 2018:

Replacements? As a new band name? Seriously? What rock are you living under? Just curious.

No Name on September 11, 2018:

I think that a band name you should add to this website should be "Why Can't We" and "Why Don't We" even though Why Don't We already is a band name.