Do you know why a band picked out it's name? Feel free to let us know.
I can't verify all of these stories, so do take them with a grain of salt. I try and delete the ones that I know to be bogus, but I don't know the origins of every band name (and some bands intentionally tell different stories about picking their band name).
The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 4579 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|Tedashii||His real name is Tedashii Anderson.||JeReMy|
|Leper Mesiah||They took their name from a line in David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust". However, the name attracted a large heavy metal crowd so they changed it to Deep Blue Something. (But that is another story.)||Brian Kelly|
|Black Oak Arkansas||This band formed in 1965 as the Knowbody Else. After signing to Atco Records, the members changed the name to Black Oak Arkansas in honor of their hometown.||Tommy|
|Nodvarn||This Swedish metal band known for a performance in which the lead singer vomited on stage that appeared on TruTV's World's Dumbest got its name from the Swedish word for "self-defense"||JeReMy|
|EXID||Stands for EXceed In Dreaming...||Robert D. Arndt Jr,|
|Wonder Girls||Comes from the idea of "girls that can amaze the world".||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Junsu||Frontman's name Kim Junsu. Junsu means excellent in talent and wisdom.||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Psy||Short for PSYcho!||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|BoA||Korean: her name Kwon Bo-a and also backronyms for Best of Asia and Beat of Angel||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Drake||Do Right And Kill Everything....DRAKE||Jack Mehoff|
|Dum Dum Girls||There's a Norweigian band called DumDum Boys, which took the name from an Iggy Pop song "Dum Dum Boys". Also, there are the famous Dum Dum sucker lollipops.||Satellite Of Love|
|Dandelion||Named after the 1967 Rolling Stones song.||The Skuz|
|Maroon 5||Maroon 5's favorite computer game is Minesweeper. If you have ever noticed then you know that the 5 in minesweeper is MAROON, therefore they came up with their name Maroon 5.||Smart|
|The Number 12 Looks Like You||Named after a Twilight Zone episode that takes place in the near future where young women are forced to choose between two different total makeover styles.||The Skuz|
|The She's||Self-described young, all-girl band||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Lotus Band||As we know, the lotus only blooms in dirty, impure pond water. The lotus is a symbol for awakening in Buddhism because awakening (symbolized by the beautiful lotus) is only received through our encounters with difficulties and adversity (symbolized by the dirty pond water).||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|We Have Degrees In Physics||None of them have degrees in physics. So it's ironic.||Optimus Lime|
|Elemeno P||It's how you sing the alphabet||Optimus Lime|
|Big Bang||This Korean boy band's name is based on the Big Bang theory of origin. In their case, a street-originated flamboyant style of music.||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|A Taste of Honey||This disco/R&B/funk group, which scored hits during the late 70s - early 80s, is named after the title of a pop torch standard.||Boogie Oogie Oogie|
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