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10 Awesome Baby Girl Names Inspired By Musicians

1. Alanis

(Morissette) Best known obviously for the 90’s singer of Ironic and Jagged Little Pill; the origin of Alanis is in old English culture and is thought to be a feminised version of Alan, meaning Beautiful.
 

2. Gwen

((Stefani) A shortened version of Guinevere, this welsh name means white or holy and has been made popular in the noughties by the singer of Don’t Speak and Hella Good.
 

3. Lauryn

(Hill) This spelling is the Americanised version of the English name Lauren meaning Place of Honour and Victory. Lauryn Hill gained most of her notoriety from her time with The Fugees but went on to produce several hits as a solo artist.

4. Macy

(Gray) Macy is an old French name meaning Weapon. Although it’s popularity has diminished in the US due to the existence of the department store, it is still used to a certain extent in Europe. Macy Gray is best known for her single I Try and her unique raspy sound.

5. Mariah

(Carey) Although the name was made popular by the singer in the US, it is actually an English name. In the UK and Ireland, we tend more towards the traditional variants i.e. Mary and Maria. Mariah herself is best known for All I want for Christmas and Hero.

6. Miley

(Cyrus) Although she herself can be a controversial character at times, there is no doubt that Miley (both the person and the name) has garnered popularity in the last few years. The trend in names has been leaning towards America for quite a while and this is set to continue with names like Miley gaining momentum.

7. Rihanna

Named for a sweet basil plant, the name Rihanna has most definitely gained traction in Ireland in the last 6-7 years. More and more people are choosing this for their daughters and pulling back on the more traditional names. Rihanna herself has shot to absolute stardom since her first single was released in 2005.

8. Sheryl

(Crow) Meaning darling or charity, Sheryl or Cheryl is a more popular name in the UK than in Ireland and has been for quite a while. Sheryl Crow is best known for her 2002 hit All I wanna do.

9. Tori

(Amos) Tori is becoming much more popular in recent years. Although it used to be limited to use as a shortened version of Victoria, Tori is now widely used as a name in its own right. Cornflake Girl is one of her best known creations.

10. Courtney

(Love)  Another controversial figure, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain seemed to go through life from one disaster to another but the name Courtney, meaning beautiful, strong and intelligent is gaining popularity but is generally spelled with a “K” in honour of Ms. Kardashian.

About the Author

Jenny Sherlock is a working mom of three children, aged 9, 5 and the youngest arrived in January this year. She is a civil servant and a freelance writer. She enjoys art, reading, music and good food. She gives an honest account of the rollercoaster that is parenting, warts and all! Check out her blog seriouslymammy.wordpress.com for more!

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