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).
There are 4715 Band Name Origin entries on the site.
|HP. Lovecraft||Named after the reclusive horror writer by the same name||Bobo|
|Huge Arthur||Huge Arthur was the name of one of the freaks in the credits of the movie "Basket Case 2."||Milsna|
|Huka||From the Native American phrase meaning "I am not afraid" or simply "Fearless".||johnblues|
|Human Error||After a year of cycling through bad band names, the group decided on naming it Human Error, because one of the members' sister suggested it and they were out of ideas.||Will|
|Human League||they got there name from the uk comic 2000ad which featured Judge Dredd. In one Dredd story the human league were a band of civilians who hated robots and used to smash them up||scottian|
|Human League||After briefly considering ABCD, they chose The Human League, a name taken from a science-fiction board game called "Star Force". Martyn Ware: "There were all these scenarios in the back for various wars in the future, and one of these, for a stage 'round about 2180, where there were two main empires - The Pansantient Hegemony and The Human League. The Human League centred around Earth and the scenario was called The Rise Of The Human League. So we stole it." (source: http://blindyouth.co.uk/)||Eric Svoboda|
|Human League||The first band to go #1 on the US charts with syntho-pap took its name from a video game set of characters.||Khalil|
|Humble Pie||From the phrase, "eating humble pie", which meant either "to apologize" or "accept defeat". The band chose that moniker to escape the media tag of "supergroup".||oldschool|
|Hundred Reasons||The drummer and lead singer were meeting up to go out some where. One picked the other up from a leisure center in his car. (I forget which way round). As they were leaving they noticed a poster reading, "A thousand reasons to swim regularly". The band decided that Hundred Reasons sounded better.||John Barry|
|Huns & Dr. Beeker||Jon Hunsbusher, nickname Huns, and Eric Erickson, nicknamed Dr. Beeker from an old television adventure series. Incredibly talented duo!||Chris Impens|
|Huphter||It's the music version of Hustler Magazine.||GB|
|Husker Du||This Minneapolis band took their name from a Danish board game, name translates into "do you remember?"||Buck|
|Husker Du||Wasn't it from Swedish rather than Danish. But then these Scandinavian tongues all sound the same to me...||Dave Doughnut|
|Husker Du||It's both Danish and Norwegian for "Do you remember?", and was the name of a board game in the 70s.||rocky|
|Husker Du||Husker du is danish or norwegian. Not swedish. If they would have taken there name from Sweden they rather would have been "Minns Du" than "Husker Du".||Dingo|
|Husker Du||I happen to have a book on band name origins and Husker Du in fact is Scandinavian for "Do You Remember?" It's from a children's board game!||Alana|
|The Hype||It is prison slang from inmates and it means the leathel injection for death row.||cezar|
|Hyuna||From her name Kim Hyun-A, a former member of the Korean girl band Wonder Girls||Robert D. Arndt Jr.|
|Hüsker Dü||It was a product seen only on TV, only in the winter. It was not sold in any store: it was a snow sled with a seat attached to it.||Tim Horrigan|
|Hüsker Dü||Originally without umlaut. The name Husker Du was taken from a DANISH board game. It's translated to "Do you remember?".||Marie V.T.|
|Hüsker Dü||The band was looking for a name, and asked a Norwegian rocker about the worst expression in Norwegian. He replied "Husker du", meaning "do you remember?". It's also a name of a TV program for pensioners.||Anders Frihagen|
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