Bands/Musicians Cool Name Ideas You Should Steal for Your New Band  

Lauren Slocum
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Have you been racking your brain for cool band name ideas? Check out this band names list for some inspiration! We've compiled dozens of awesome and untaken band names that are free for the taking. Just be sure to throw this list a shout out when you land yourself a gig on Jimmy Kimmel, thanks to these good band names.

One thing every band needs is a cool band name. Do you think music band names like The Moldy Peaches, and The Doobie Brothers were delivered to the band on a silver platter? Probably not! Proper band name brainstorming requires many grueling hours of passing joints around in dimly lit hippie dens. 

There are a few key things to consider when coming up with band name ideas. First you should decide the tone you're trying to set... are you going for a weird band name or a funny band name? Or do you want your band's name to send a political, religious, or social message? Creating a band name is totally critical to how people view the band members and the music. You should also consider naming your band something genre-appropriate.

This list is going to make you laugh and it'll probably inspire you to start creating your own silly band names. Have some sweet unused band names in your own arsenal? Add them to the list! And vote up the ones you like the most. To the best of our knowledge, the names listed are all band names not taken. So bust out the drum set, scrawl down some lyrics, and pick one of the best band names on this list to define your band's destiny.

list ordered by

1
570 624
Dark White

2
324 448
Above Average

3
215 408
The Royal We

4
201 387
Tears for Tears

5
125 279
Chemical Cosmos

6
109 272
Digital Abyss

7
112 293
Bruce Running Bear added Rabbits With Machine Guns

8
113 305
The Raspberries

9
105 285
Band Aid

10
4 11
Owen Shaun Drew added Jackberry Blam

11
84 239
Sad Boys Club

12
82 253
The Infamous They

13
67 211
The Dead Residents

14
78 245
Musical Potatoes

15
37 141
Cypress Chill

16
49 185
Puppy Style

17
43 174
Carpet Burn

18
50 203
Llama Del Ray

19
52 218
The Cunning Stunts

20
52 228
Digital Orgasm

21
46 208
The Landing Strips

22
31 152
Starfish Fantasy

23
23 120
What Razor

24
27 137
The Fish Tacos

25
26 133
Instaglamification

26
26 133
Yung Librarian

27
34 166
Pickles and the Juice

28
40 190
Dick and the Pics

29
25 130
Panty Hoes

30
38 187
Slippery D*ck and the C*nts

31
19 108
The Slippery Wombats

32
15 90
Bruce Running Bear added Bunny a Go Go

33
13 81
DolDrum Machine

34
20 114
Black Efron

35
24 132
Swiggity Swag Clan

36
26 141
Parents Are Annoying Roommates

37
14 88
The Defiance of Anthropomorphic Sea Animals

38
15 93
Seasonal Dogma

39
23 130
Nick Wang and the Salty Sea Men

40
17 103
Bruce Running Bear added Stickleback

41
24 135
Braided Taint

42
20 117
Pu-Tang

43
17 104
Trouser Snakes

44
17 104
One Can Short

45
18 109
Anna Wrecks It

46
22 129
Hole Food

47
12 81
Freddy Frantic and the Watermelons

48
11 76
Consensual Molexters

49
15 97
Pink Scalias

50
16 102
Paternity Fest