10 girl’s names from songs

Choosing your baby’s name sometimes requires a bit of inspiration. Songs are a great source for this, especially girl’s names. I’ve picked out some classic songs which use gorgeous names that you’ll love.

Ruby by The Kaiser Chiefs

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Altogether now:

“Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!
And do you, do you, do you, do you?
Know what you’re doing doing to me?
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! “


I love this name and would be happy for someone to sing it at me every time they met me

Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway

Songs-girl-minnie

Super cool song, by the amazing Cab Calloway (another great name):

“She was the roughest, toughest frail
But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale”

Maggie May by Rod Stewart

Songs-girl-maggie

My Auntie Margaret loved Rod Stewart, so I’ve chosen this one in her memory. It’s also a great one:

“Wake up, Maggie, I think I got something to say to you
It’s late September and I really should be back at school”

Lucille by Little Richard

Songs-girl-Lucille

Rock around the clock with this song. It gets me dancing every time.

“Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart.
Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart.
I played for it, baby, and gave you such a wonderful start.”

Layla by Derek and the Dominos

Songs-girl-layla

This name is one of my favourites and one I would have chosen if I’d had a daughter:

“Layla, you’ve got me on my knees.
Layla, I’m begging, darling please.
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind.”

Jolene by Dolly Parton

Songs-girl-jolene

I loved the Strawberry Switchblade version of this when I was a teen. Now I think Dolly has the upper hand:

“Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you, Jolene”

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

Songs-girl-Eleanor

Well, I couldn’t write a blog about songs and not include the Beatles, it just wouldn’t feel right!

“Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice
In the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream”

Oh Mr Jones, thank you for an amazing song to sing at the top of my voice in the car:

“My my my Delilah
Why why why Delilah
So before they come to break down the door
Forgive me Delilah I just couldn’t take any more”

I’m aware that all the songs I’ve chosen are quite old now so I asked my 16 year old niece to recommend a couple. I really liked her suggestions and have a newly found love of Harry Styles now (who knew?!)

Songs-girl-emily

There’s a couple of name songs by these guys, the other one’s Kathleen

“Emily just phoned for me to smoke with her
And on her furniture
Discuss how love has been”

Songs-girl-carolina

OK, so this one’s about the place not the name, but I think it would be a lovely name so it’s going in!:

“She’s got a family in Carolina
So far away, but she says I remind her of home”

Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration here. If you choose a name on my list, I’d love to hear from you. Or, if you’ve chosen another name from a song, let me know in the comments below.

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