Band Name Generator – Quick, Easy, Fun

Looking for a new band name? Cool! Here’s a free tool that will give you a ton of band name ideas. Just add a word or phrase, pick a genre, and hit the ‘generate’ button:

How Does Our Band Name Generator Work?

When you pick a genre, our app heads on over to a huge database of band and artist names, and randomly finds words that work well with the word (or words) you added.

It does this based on genre, so if you choose the ‘rock’ genre it will find combinations of words from bands or artists in that genre. But it’s not only a rock band name generator, no siree!

You can also choose from the following genres:

  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Hip-Hop
  • Classical
  • Reggae
  • Funk/Soul
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Latin

It can also be used to create single artist names (such as ‘Puff Daddy’) as well as band names. Pretty neat, eh!

Still unsure how it works? Let’s take an example.

Let’s say you fancy a career as a hip hop artist. First, congratulations, that’s a great idea 🙂 

  • Step 1. Add your word(s). Let’s say my nickname is ‘dipper’ and I want names that go with it.
  • Step 2. Pick the genre your band is in (in this case, I picked hip hop)
  • Step 3. Hit the ‘generate’ button

Here’s a selection of what was generated (there were over 13 pages of suggestions!):

dipper example

Then it just remains for me to choose one I like. I think ‘Dipper Eightball’ is perfect 🙂

If you don’t like the names, or you want to try another seed word, hit ‘generate again’ at the top and try again. There’s no limit to the number of times you can use this band names generator.

Check the Name Isn’t Already Taken

While our random band name generator comes up with names, there’s no guarantee it won’t generate a name of a band that already exists. If you hit upon a name you love, make sure you google it to make sure a band of that name doesn’t already exist.

Can I Keep the Name?

You sure can. We’d love it if you shared this page with other musicians and give it some love. If you become the next Coldplay, and used this band name maker to find the name, then we’ll be coming knocking haha. Don’t worry, we won’t. It’s free 🙂

How is This Group Name Generator Different from Others I’ve Seen?

Our app is the best random band name generator for two reasons:

Firstly, it won’t just give you any old random band name like many others do. With ours, you select a genre and it will deliberately look for cool band names that ‘sound right’ for the genre of music you’re in.

Let’s say you’re looking for a name for your jazz band. With our tool, you choose ‘jazz’ as the genre, and it will give you band names that ‘sound’ like jazz band names, because the app has dynamically looked for words in that genre.

Secondly, we have access to one of the most comprehensive music databases where we retrieve the data, so you really do get tons of ideas. Whether you’re a solo artist, or you’re in a boy band, girl group, punk band, emo, or even into K-pop, this stage name generator will help you out.

More tools and resources for you:

  • Once your name is sorted and you have a few songs under your belt, it’s time to hit the road. Check out our guide >> How to start gigging
  • You’ll also want to get your socials in order >> Social media marketing for bands
  • Have you ever had a time when you remember a few words or a line from a song, but you don’t know the name? Good news! We’ve built an app just for that here >> What song is this?

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About Ged Richardson

Ged Richardson is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Entrepreneur, PremierGuitar, Hallmark, Wanderlust, CreativeLive, and other major publications. As an avid music fan, he spends his time researching and writing about new and old music, as well as testing and reviewing music-related products. He's played guitar in various bands, from rock to gypsy jazz. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel, where he geeks out about his favorite bands.

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