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 you added (you can add more than one word).

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

The genres you can choose from are:

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

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 

  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 name generator.

Check the Name Isn’t Already Taken

While our app randomly 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Our group name maker is the best of it’s kind for two reasons. Firstly, it won’t just give you a random band name like many others do. With ours, you select genre and it will deliberately look for good 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 ‘sounds’ 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 in a boy band, girl group, punk band, emo, or even into Kpop, there’s something for you here.

Good luck, now go be a rockstar!

Ged Richardson

Ged is editor-in-chief and founder of Zing Instruments. He's a multi-instrumentalist and loves researching, writing, and geeking out about music. He's also got an unhealthy obsession with vintage VW Campervans.