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100 Best Rock Songs With Girls’ Names in the Title

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With a name comes unique identity. Since the early days, musicians from different genres have used names in song titles and lyrics to narrate endearing stories. While every genre has its share of songs with names, rock music in particular has encompassed a diverse perspective with songs that have girls' names. Indeed, a number of rock musicians have a creatively expressed their mind and heart using a girl’s name to convey an awe-inspiring message.

What Do Girls’ Names in Songs Represent?

Girls’ names in songs represent a wide-range of attributes associated with relationships. A number of singers and songwriters bring to life different aspects of personal relationships through their songs. In certain songs, names are metaphorically represented to highlight a dark or sinister perspective. Songs that have girls’ names may also creatively describe specific characteristics and qualities, good or bad.

Musicians may also convey their feelings with an emotional state of mind, often with a confessional form of lyrical stories. In certain songs, an inspirational or philosophical message with a hidden meaning may sometimes be left for listeners to interpret. Dark times or sad moments faced in life are at times revealed with the mention of a girl’s name.


Symbolism: Girls’ Names in Rock Songs

Female names may symbolize varied aspects related to emotions. While majority of rock songs reminisce memories about love and relationships as youngsters, certain songs offer a philosophical point of view about getting wiser through the mistakes made in relationships. Musicians may sometimes include real-life experiences with fictional elements to create intriguing narratives for their songs. Certain singers and songwriters aesthetically describe varied feelings about the girl of their dreams. Fantasies about women are sometimes brought to life in a teasingly playful manner.

In certain songs, the feeling of having a crush on an older woman is portrayed in an endearing manner. Traits such as modesty, empathy, warmth, gentleness, sensitivity, modesty, humility, tenderness, affection, and expressiveness, are often showcased in songs about women. Certain songs with girls’ names are about character, determination and courage to overcome all odds. The strong personality traits of women are intensely portrayed with a sense of romanticism. Certain rock songs that have satirical lyrics tempered by humor often use irony to mock or convey contempt. Although a wide-range of sentiments are expressed with girls’ names, in music, names may symbolize or denote

  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Relationships
  • Truth
  • Dishonesty
  • Infatuation
  • Ego
  • Romance
  • Self Esteem
  • Awe
  • Passion
  • Infidelity
  • Respect
  • Attitude
  • Happiness
  • Sensitivity

The list below showcases an epic collection of rock songs with girls’ names in their titles. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Rock Songs With Female Names in the Title

  1. “Alice”—Avril Lavigne
  2. “Ruby”—Kaiser Chiefs
  3. “Polly”—Nirvana
  4. “Marjorie”—Taylor Swift
  5. “Eleanor Rigby”—The Beatles
  6. “Jane”—Barenaked Ladies
  7. “Angie”—The Rolling Stones
  8. “Roxanne”—The Police
  9. “Sara”—Starship
  10. “Carrie”—Europe


11. “Adrienne”—The Calling

12. “Whole Lotta Rosie”—AC/DC

13. “Candy”—Paolo Nutini

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14. “Geraldine”—Glasvegas

15. “Ophelia”—The Lumineers

16. “Kayleigh”—Marillion

17. “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”—Red Hot Chili Peppers

18. “Beth”—Kiss

19. “Proud Mary”—Creedence Clearwater Revival

20. “The Wind Cries Mary”—Jimi Hendrix


21. “Amanda”—Boston

22. “Diane Young”—Vampire Weekend

23. “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts”—Bob Dylan

24. “Iris”—Goo Goo Dolls

25. “Kathleen”—Catfish and the Bottlemen

26. “A Letter to Elise”—The Cure

27. “Georgia”—Vance Joy

28. “Chelsea Dagger”—The Fratellis

29. “Rikki Don't Lose That Number”—Steely Dan

30. “Helena”—My Chemical Romance

31. “Valerie”—Zutons

32. “Layla”—Derek & the Dominos

33. “Janie's Got a Gun”—Aerosmith

34. “Stacy's Mom”—Fountains of Wayne

35. “Cecilia”—Simon & Garfunkel

36. “Mary Jane's Last Dance”—Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

37. “Wynona's Big Brown Beaver”—Primus

38. “Betty”—Taylor Swift

39. “Ana's Song (Open Fire)”—Silverchair

40. “Cassie”—Flyleaf


41. “Jane”—Jefferson Starship

42. “See Emily Play”—Pink Floyd

43. “Oh Sherrie”—Steve Perry

44. “Hey There Delilah”—Plain White T's

45. “Amie”—Pure Prairie League

46. “Polythene Pam”—The Beatles

47. “Maria Maria”—Santana featuring The Product G&B

48. “Leila”—ZZ Top

49. “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”—Bruce Springsteen

50. “Donna”—10cc

51. “A Perfect Day Elise”—PJ Harvey

52. “Gloria”—Them

53. “Valleri”—The Monkees

54. “Annie's Song”—John Denver

55. “Pictures of Lily”—The Who

56. “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”—Ramones

57. “Vera”—Pink Floyd

58. “Sylvia”—Focus

59. “Angela”—The Lumineers

60. “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine”—The Killers


61. “Charlotte Sometimes”—The Cure

62. “Madalaine”—Winger

63. “Scarlet”—The Rolling Stones

64. “Angelia”—Richard Marx

65. “Cath...”—Death Cab for Cutie

66. “Sweet Caroline”—Neil Diamond

67. “The Diary of Jane”—Breaking Benjamin

68. “Breakfast at Tiffany's”—Deep Blue Something

69. “Anna Molly”—Incubus

70. “Victoria”—The Kinks

71. “Talula”—Tori Amos

72. “Cross-Eyed Mary”—Jethro Tull

73. “Daisy Jane”—America

74. “Aja”—Steely Dan

75. “Cassidy”—Grateful Dead

76. “Sweet Jane”—The Velvet Underground

77. “Visions of Johanna”—Bob Dylan

78. “Gardenia”—Iggy Pop

79. “Claudie”—Status Quo

80. “My Sharona”—The Knack


81. “What's the New Mary Jane”—The Beatles

82. “Eleanor Put Your Boots On”—Franz Ferdinand

83. “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”—Bob Dylan

84. “Charlotte”—Kittie

85. “Rough Landing, Holly”—Yellowcard

86. “Think Of Laura”—Christopher Cross

87. “Melissa”—The Allman Brothers Band

88. “Rosanna”—Toto

89. “Clementine”—Halsey

90. “Ruby Tuesday”—The Rolling Stones

91. “Veronica”—Elvis Costello

92. “Aubrey”—Bread

93. “Blue Jean”—David Bowie

94. “Sweet Lorraine”—Uriah Heep

95. “Christine”—Siouxsie and the Banshees

96. “The Downeaster Alexa”—Billy Joel

97. “Nadine”—Chuck Berry

98. “Molly's Chambers”—Kings of Leon

99. “Susie Q”—Dale Hawkins

100. “Rose of Cimarron”—Poco

Other Notable Rock Songs With Women's Names in the Title

  • “Jenny Don't Be Hasty”—Paolo Nutini
  • “Hey Rosey”—The National
  • “Lay Down Sally”—Eric Clapton
  • “Martha My Dear”—The Beatles
  • “Kate”—Ben Folds Five
  • “Dear Rosemary”—Foo Fighters
  • “Laura Palmer”—Bastille
  • “Arabella”—Arctic Monkeys
  • “I'm Mandy Fly Me”—10cc
  • “Dorothy”—Alkaline Trio
  • “Maggie May”—Rod Stewart
  • “Darlene”—Led Zeppelin
  • “Amelia”—Joni Mitchell
  • “Cracklin' Rosie”—Neil Diamond
  • “Holyanna”—Toto
  • “Shandi”—Kiss
  • “Valerie”—Steve Winwood
  • “Helena”—Misfits
  • “Rosealia”—Better Than Ezra
  • “Alison”—Elvis Costello
  • “Enid”—Barenaked Ladies
  • “Pretty Peggy”—Wolfmother
  • “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”—The Beatles
  • “Roslyn”—Bon Iver & St. Vincent
  • “Jackie Blue”—Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • “Sara”—Fleetwood Mac
  • “The Ballad of Jayne”—L.A. Guns
  • “Rhiannon”—Fleetwood Mac
  • “Where's Your Car Debbie?”—Slaves
  • “Iris (Hold Me Close)”—U2
  • “Peggy Sue”—Buddy Holly
  • “Sweet Angeline”—Mott the Hoople
  • “Gaslighting Abbie”—Steely Dan
  • “Alison Hell”—Annihilator
  • “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”—Simon & Garfunkel
  • “Patricia”—Florence and the Machine
  • “Corrine”—The Hollies
  • “Anna Lee (Sweetheart of The Sun)”—Bangles
  • “Debbie Downer”—Courtney Barnett
  • “My Michelle”—Guns N' Roses
  • “Rosalinda's Eyes”—Billy Joel
  • “What Sarah Said”—Death Cab for Cutie
  • “Bertha”—Grateful Dead
  • “Adeline”—Alt-J
  • “Tiffany Blews”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Dreamboat Annie”—Heart
  • “Pretty Polly”—Shovels & Rope
  • “Luanne”—Foreigner
  • “Runaround Sue”—Dion
  • “Carolyn”—Black Veil Brides
  • “Donna”—Ritchie Valens
  • “Ursula (The Swansea Song)”—Barclay James Harvest
  • “Gracie”—Ben Folds
  • “Blue Charlotte”—John Mellencamp
  • “Suzanne”—Journey
  • “Kristi”—Soundgarden
  • “Meet Virginia”—Train
  • “Peg”—Steely Dan
  • “Michelle”—The Beatles
  • “The Ballad of Jack and Haley”—Ike Reilly
  • “Something Like Olivia”—John Mayer
  • “Delilah”—Florence and the Machine
  • “Caroline”—Status Quo
  • “¡Viva La Gloria!”—Green Day
  • “Patricia the Stripper”—The Wombats
  • “Baby Jane”—Rod Stewart
  • “Jack & Diane”—John Mellencamp
  • “For Annabelle”—Band of Horses
  • “Goodnight Elisabeth”—Counting Crows
  • “Flowers for Zoe”—Lenny Kravitz
  • “Stephanie Says”—The Velvet Underground
  • “Charlotte the Harlot”—Iron Maiden
  • “Taylor”—Jack Johnson
  • “Sylvia's Mother”—Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
  • “Belinda”—Ben Folds
  • “Rosie”—Richie Sambora
  • “Mykel And Carli”—Weezer
  • “Welcome to the Room... Sara”—Fleetwood Mac
  • “Carin at the Liquor Store”—The National
  • “What Katy Did Next”—Babyshambles
  • “Ella Jean”—Timothy B. Schmit
  • “Stacey”—Ween
  • “Modern Day Delilah”—Kiss
  • “Wicked Annabella”—The Kinks
  • “Doreen”—Old 97's
  • “St. Marie”—Stone Sour
  • “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Tessie”—Dropkick Murphys
  • “Peggy Sue Got Married”—Buddy Holly
  • “Crack the Skye”—Mastodon
  • “Samantha”—Hole
  • “Lyla”—Oasis
  • “Candy's Going Bad”—Golden Earring
  • “Dear Hannah”—Metro Station
  • “Angelene”—PJ Harvey
  • “Persephone”—Wishbone Ash
  • “Girl Named Tennessee”—Needtobreathe
  • “Martha”—Jefferson Airplane
  • “Tomorrow Wendy”—Concrete Blonde
  • “Dear Laura”—The Loved Ones
  • “Annabel”—Goldfrapp
  • “She's My Winona”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Doris”—Suicide Silence
  • “Bloody Mary”—The Living End
  • “Unrepentant Geraldines”—Tori Amos
  • “Certified Rose”—Roger Daltrey
  • “Lovesick for Mina”—Cradle of Filth
  • “Adia”—Sarah McLachlan
  • “Monica”—The Kinks
  • “Guinnevere”—Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • “Stand Down Margaret”—The English Beat
  • “Alexis”—James Gang
  • “No Black Clouds for Dee Dee”—Crocodiles
  • “Tunic (Song for Karen)”—Sonic Youth
  • “Go Do That With Sharon”—David Haerle
  • “Evangeline”—Matthew Sweet
  • “Nancy Boy”—Placebo
  • “Carol”—Chuck Berry
  • “Oh Julie”—Shakin' Stevens
  • “Allie”—Belle & Sebastian
  • “Susie Q”—Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • “Oh Josephine”—The Black Crowes
  • “Beryl”—Mark Knopfler
  • “Suzanne and I”—Anna Calvi
  • “For Emma”—Bon Iver
  • “Dear Jill”—Blodwyn Pig
  • “Good Golly Miss Molly”—Little Richard
  • “5Rebbeccas”—The View
  • “Magdalena 318”—Pixies
  • “Chelsea Morning”—Joni Mitchell
  • “Walk Away Renee”—The Left Banke
  • “Susanne”—Weezer
  • “The Song That Jane Likes”—Dave Matthews Band
  • “Amy”—Green Day
  • “Heather”—Conan Gray
  • “Cindy, I'll Marry You One Day”—Robert Plant
  • “Gloria”—The Lumineers
  • “Sally Cinnamon”—The Stone Roses
  • “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up”—Frank Zappa
  • “Athena”—The Who
  • “Mary Long”—Deep Purple
  • “Nina Cried Power”—Hozier
  • “Rosalyn”—The Pretty Things
  • “For Martha”—Smashing Pumpkins
  • “Claudine”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Song for Juli”—Jesse Colin Young
  • “Pearl Hart”—Volbeat
  • “Lucretia”—Megadeth
  • “Philomena”—Thin Lizzy
  • “Della Brown”—Queensryche
  • “Ophelia”—The Band
  • “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pts. 1 & 2”—The Flaming Lips
  • “Caroline, Yes”—Kaiser Chiefs
  • “Maria”—Rage Against the Machine
  • “Helen Wheels”—Paul McCartney & Wings
  • “Sweet Amber”—Metallica
  • “Romeo and Juliet”—Dire Straits
  • “Stella Blue”—Grateful Dead
  • “Emily”—From First to Last
  • “Anna Lee”—Dream Theater
  • “Dorothea”—Taylor Swift
  • “Sarah”—Thin Lizzy
  • “Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor”—Eels
  • “Diane, the Skyscraper”—Jack's Mannequin
  • “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns”—Mother Love Bone
  • “Vanessa Simmons”—Barclay James Harvest
  • “Haushinka”—Green Day
  • “Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)”—Looking Glass
  • “Cleopatra”—The Lumineers
  • “Along Comes Mary”—The Association
  • “Feiticeira”—Deftones
  • “Be My Girl—Sally”—The Police
  • “Matilda Mother”—Pink Floyd
  • “Ana Ng”—They Might Be Giants
  • “Sherry Darling”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Tracy”—The Cuff Links
  • “Run Little Linda”—Ral Donner
  • “Hannah Hunt”—Vampire Weekend
  • “Delilah”—Queen
  • “Stephanie Knows Who”—Love
  • “Rosie”—John Mayer
  • “Annie”—Vanessa Carlton
  • “Living Next Door to Alice”—Smokie
  • “Gina in the Kings Road”—Al Stewart
  • “Mary Jane”—Alanis Morissette
  • “Sweet Annie”—Zac Brown Band
  • “Odetta”—Rag'n'Bone Man
  • “Suzie Hold On”—Saxon
  • “Agatha Chang”—Eels
  • “Help Me Mary”—Liz Phair
  • “Nina's Song”—Travis
  • “Eloise”—Say Anything
  • “Galadriel”—Barclay James Harvest
  • “Angelina”—Bob Dylan
  • “Cherry, Cherry”—Neil Diamond
  • “Allison”—Pixies
  • “Black Betty”—Ram Jam
  • “Shameika”—Fiona Apple
  • “Eliza”—Anna Calvi
  • “To Susan on the West Coast Waiting”—Donovan

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