Baby girl names inspired by pop songs

First published onFriday 4 November 2016Last modified onWednesday 6 January 2021

Have you ever thought about naming your baby girl after one of your pop idol's most famous songs? After all, there are plenty of songs featuring girls' names ...

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From Delilah to Mandy, to Grace and Lyla, there's a whole array of gorgeous girl names that have been featured in some of the biggest pop songs from the last 30 years.

But perhaps you'd never thought to go through your CD collection for baby name inspo ... it's certainly different from reading through endless baby name books!

We've found our 20 favourite girl names featured in songs - keep an ear out for more when listening to the radio!

1Valerie (Valerie, Amy Winehouse)
2Lucy (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, The Beatles)
3Roxanne (Roxanne, The Police)
4Billie (Billie Jean, Michael Jackson)
5Jenny (Jenny From the Block, Jennifer Lopez)
6Lola (Lola, The Kinks)
7Delilah (Hey There Delilah, Plain White T’s)
8Mandy (Mandy, Barry Manilow)
9Laura (Laura, Bat For Lashes)
10Maggie (Maggie May, Rod Stewart)
11Jolene (Jolene, Dolly Parton)
12Ruby (Ruby, Kaiser Chiefs)
13Grace (Grace Kelly, MIKA)
14Arabella (Arabella, Arctic Monkeys)
15Matilda (Matilda, Alt-J)
16Mary (Proud Mary, Tina Turner)
17Sherry (Sherry, The Four Seasons)
18Tiffany (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Deep Blue Something)
19Angie (Angie, The Rolling Stones)
20Lyla (Lyla, Oasis)

How amazing to say your daughter was named after one of The Beatles' hits, or a Tina Turner classic.

Though you're probably going to have everyone singing their name everywhere they go ...

Can you think of any other pop song-inspired girls' names? Or are there any boy names you can think of from your favourite songs?