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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).

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Latest Entries

The 20 most recent entries are listed below. There are 4712 Band Name Origin entries on the site.

Name
 
Origin
 
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Alabama From their home state. A
I Am David Sparkle The band's name is a direct literal translation from the name of a famous Malaysian singing legend – M. Daud Kilau. Sarah J
Haddaway From his last name music
Machine Gun Kelly He wanted to name himself after a gangster from the Prohibitation Era because it sounded cool. TJ
Passpo The group was named "Passpo" soon after and they use the theme of travel in the group's concept. For example, the members of group are called "the crew" while the leader is called "captain" and the sub-leader is called "chief purser" with each member having their own color. Meanwhile, their live events are called "flights" while those who are attendance are usually called "the passengers". Also, their songs incorporate the travel theme and the group releases three versions of their singles, each name Business Class, First Class, and Economy Class, with different material inserted in each version. Lana
Def.Diva An abbreviation of "Definite Diva" Nina
M Three Because it's a trio and all the members' first names begin with the letter M. Lefty Lucy
Chirinuruwowaka It's from one sentence of the Japanese Iroha poem Lefty Lucy
GEM It's an acronym standing for Girls Entertainment Mixture, and its members are associated with gemstones. Lefty Lucy
Aa! The group's name was chosen by producer and writer Tsunku to represent multiple emotions such as joy and sadness multi-lingually, and so the group's CDs would be alphabetically at the start in record stores (although most Hello! Project merchandise is grouped together). The original group itself released only one single. Anne
John Wesley Harding  The Bob Dylan album titled "John Wesley Harding".  Alternafolkie 91
News An acronym of North, East, West, and South Marie
Charisma.com "Charisma" was originally a nickname Itsuka had been given by her vocalist friend. After adding more people, she added the ".com" to represent the word "company", then unaware that the domain name ".com" referred to the word "commercial". Lefty Lucy
bump.y It stands for Brilliant, Universal, Miracle, Power, the period is intended to represent "moving freely", and finally Youthful. Lefty Lucy
Sleigh Bells They came up with this name on Christmas morning, and decided to use it for a band.  Katherine
Perfume They chose it because they loved the scent of perfume, and their music is meant to be like it. Katherine
Fabulous Disaster From the Exodus album of the same name. Marcie
Pixie Lott Lott is her real surname, and she got the name "Pixie" from a nickname her mother gave her because she looked like a fairy. Lefty Lucy
Die Toten Hosen It means "the dead trousers"(I know, ridiculous) in German, Lefty Lucy
Ayumikurikamaki From the band members' names, Ayumi, Kurika, and Maki. Future Backer

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