in

500 Music Dog Names Inspired by Rock, Country & Rap Music

Do you love music? Love dogs? Your new pup deserves a music inspired dog name! We have put together names based on gender but also by music type. You will not be disappointed.

or skip to one of these sections:

Best Dog Names Inspired by Music

  • Zappa (Frank Zappa)
  • Weezer
  • Jagger (Mick Jagger)
  • Ringo
  • Bono
  • Elton (Elton John)
  • Lacey
  • Eric
  • Melody
  • Cher
  • Jarvis
  • Joni (Joni Mitc)
  • Kawai (Piano manufacturer)
  • Tina
  • Jovi (Bon Jovi)
  • Sting
  • Chrissie
  • Lita
  • Devo
  • Gabriel (Peter Gabriel)
  • Pat
  • Axl (Axl Rose)
  • Queen
  • Broadway
  • Tyler
  • Clash
  • Lennon (John Lennon)
  • Lucy (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds)
  • Abbey (Abbey Road, The Beatles)
  • Madonna
  • Bruno (Bruno Mars)
  • Harmony
  • Morrissey
  • Elvis
  • Buddy (Buddy Holly)
  • B.B. (B.B. King)
  • Diggy Azalea (Iggy Azalea)
  • Bob
  • Chuck
  • Pink
  • Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)
  • Arietta (a short melody)
  • Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Blondie
  • Braxton (Toni Braxton)
  • Clef (Musical symbol)
  • Jerry
  • Reba (Reba McEntire)
  • Notorious D.O.G (Notorious B.I.G.)
  • Poco (Musical term for ‘a little’)
  • Prince
  • Aretha
  • Stevie
  • Courtney
  • Hayley
  • Cash (Johnny Cash)
  • Joplin (Janis Joplin)
  • George
  • Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Crosby (Bing Crosby)
  • Billie Howliday (Billie Holiday)
  • Danzig (The Misfits)
  • Abba
  • Janis
  • Iggy
  • Jeff
  • ZZ (ZZ Top)
  • Freddie (Freddie Mercury)
  • Berry (Chuck Berry)
  • MJ
  • Liam
  • Ozzy (Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Hank (Hank Williams)
  • Floyd
  • Jewel
  • Kurt
  • Presley
  • Jimmy
  • Bowie (David Bowie)
  • Denver (John Denver)

Music Dog Names for Male Dogs

Insta: @duv_tales
  • Louie
  • Swift
  • Marky Mark
  • Mozart
  • Enrique
  • Ike
  • Axel
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Kendrick
  • Jethro
  • Sir-Barks-Alot
  • Arlo
  • Quinsy
  • Iggy
  • Perry
  • Chubby Checker
  • Jerry Lee
  • Monk
  • Branson
  • King
  • Anastasio
  • Sporty
  • Herbie
  • Dre
  • Bowie
  • Boi
  • Denver
  • Morrison
  • Marley (Marly)
  • Wilson
  • Angus
  • Garcia
  • Rhett
  • T-Bone
  • Cisco
  • Wolfgang
  • Elton
  • Prince
  • Sgt Pepper
  • Jerry
  • Lennon
  • Elvis
  • Wayne
  • Ozzy (Ozzie)
  • MJ
  • Keane
  • Snoop
  • Bobby (Mcgee)
  • Coltrane
  • Banjo
  • Gibson
  • Maynard
  • Beethoven
  • Huey
  • Barrett
  • Roland
  • Bieber
  • Hendrix
  • D.J. (Deejay)
  • Clapton
  • Rigby
  • Gambino
  • Jude
  • Nirvana
  • Babe
  • Sinatra
  • Floyd
  • Ziggy
  • Gavin
  • Jimi
  • Leroy Brown

Music Dog Names for Female Dogs

Insta: @hera_doroncudo_vakis
  • Missy
  • Lucy
  • Annie
  • Mandy
  • Eartha
  • Maya
  • Alice
  • Dorothy
  • Swift
  • Anastasia
  • Dixie
  • Pandora
  • Symphony
  • Paisley
  • Layla (Laila)
  • Blondie
  • Maggie
  • Reba
  • Fiona
  • Chantilly
  • Lady
  • Jewel
  • Ella
  • Melody
  • Millie
  • Emmylou
  • Yoko
  • Nirvana
  • Quinsy
  • Rose (Rosie)
  • Marilyn
  • Cece (Cici)
  • Marley (Marly)
  • Kylie
  • Iggy
  • Sporty
  • Beyonce
  • Penny
  • Loretta
  • Jude
  • Tori
  • Gwen
  • Macy (Macie)
  • Queen
  • Dido
  • Gaga
  • Eleanor
  • Madonna
  • Cardi
  • Brandy (Brandi)
  • Joplin
  • MJ
  • Norah
  • Adele
  • Rachel
  • Mary
  • Alanis
  • Dolly
  • Carrie
  • Lyric
  • Perry
  • Harmony
  • Abby (Abigail)
  • Olivia
  • Ziggy
  • Carly
  • Roxanne
  • Tiffany
  • Sonata
  • Babe
  • Billie Jean
  • Fergie
  • Miley
  • Cindy (Cyndi)
  • Aretha
  • Kiki
  • D.J. (Deejay)
  • Nellie
  • Rigby
  • Teegan
  • Gretl

Heavy Metal and Rock Dog Names

  • Hank (Hank Williams III, Superjoint Ritual bassist)
  • Boz (Boz Burrell, Bad Company bassist)
  • Bonzo (Nickname of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham)
  • Wurzel (Motorhead guitarist)
  • Geezer (Geezer Butler, Black Sabbath bassist)
  • Izzy (Izzy Stradlin, guitarist, Guns ‘n Roses)
  • Ace (Ace Frehley, Kiss guitarist)
  • Janick (Janick Gers, Iron Maiden guitarist)
  • Duff (Duff McKagan, bassist Guns n Roses, Velvet Revolver)
  • Linkin (Linkin Park, Nu-metal band)
  • Lars (Lars Ulrich, drummer Metallica)
  • Zacky (Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold guitarist)
  • Meegs (Meegs Rascon, guitarist of Nu Metal band, Coal Chamber)
  • Travis (Scott Travis, drummer, Judas Priest)
  • Jake (Jake E Lee, guitarist Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Cooper (Alice Cooper, rock icon)
  • Pantera (American groove metal band)
  • Halford (Rob Halford, singer Judas Priest, metal god)
  • Mustaine (Dave Mustaine, guitarist, vocalist Megadeth)
  • Mel (Mel Schacher, bassist Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Motley (Motley Crue)
  • Rex (Rex Brown, Pantera bassist)
  • Cozy (Cozy Powell, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath drummer)
  • Gene (Gene Simmonds, Kiss bassist)
  • Sabbath (Black Sabbath)
  • Hetfield (James Hetfield, singer / guitarist for Metallica)
  • Blackie (Blackie Lawless, frontman of W.A.S.P.)
  • Ritchie (Ritchie Blackmore, guitarist Deep Purple, Rainbow)
  • Saxon (British metal band)
  • Maiden (Iron Maiden)
  • Rockett (Rikki Rockett, drummer of Poison)
  • Udo (Udo Dirkschneider, singer of Accept)
  • Priest (Judas Priest)
  • Bruce (Bruce Dickinson, singer Iron Maiden)
  • McBrain (Nicko McBrain, Iron Maiden drummer)
  • Jay Jay (Jay Jay French, Twisted Sister guitarist)
  • Dio (Ronnie James Dio, vocalist Rainbow, Dio, Black Sabbath)
  • Angus (Angus Young, guitarist AC/DC)
  • Raven (English heavy metal band)
  • Kirk (Kirk Hammett, Metallica guitarist)
  • Criss (Peter Criss, drummer of Kiss)
  • Sykes (John Sykes, guitarist, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy)
  • Vinnie (Vinnie Paul, drummer of Pantera)
  • Serj (System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian)
  • Jesper (Jesper Stromblad, guitarist of Swedish metal band In Flames)
  • Dickie (Dickie Peterson, bassist / vocalist of Blue Cheer)
  • Sonic (Fred “Sonic” Smith, MC5 guitarist)
  • Shenker (Michael Shenker, guitarist UFO, Michael Schenker Group)
  • Lizzy (Thin Lizzy)
  • Max (Max Cavalera, guitarist Scepultera, Soulfly)
  • Bjorn (Bjorn Gelotte, drummer of In Flames)
  • Lemmy (Motorhead front man)
  • Dee (Dee Snider, frontman of Twisted Sister)
  • Eddie (Eddie van Halen, guitar legend)
  • Alex (Alex van Halen, drummer of Van Halen)
  • OZ (Oz Fox, guitarist of Christian metal band Stryper)
  • Nikki (Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue bassist)
  • Chino (Chino Moreno, Deftones guitarist)
  • Kerry (Kerry King, Slayer guitarist)
  • Axl (Axl Rose, singer Guns n’ Roses)
  • Sarzo (Rudy Sarzo, bass player Quiet Riot and Whitesnake)
  • Zakk (Zakk Wylde, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Razzle (Hanoi Rocks drummer)
  • Biff (Biff Byford, singer for British band Saxon)
  • Duffy (Billy Duffy, guitarist of The Cult)
  • Bon (Bon Scott, former singer of AC/DC)
  • Gorky (Gorky Park, Russian Heavy Metal band)
  • Lynch (George Lynch, Dokken guitarist)
  • Stanley (Paul Stanley, Kiss frontman)
  • Uli (Uli John Roth, guitarist, The Scorpions)
  • Kai (Kai Hansen, guitarist Helloween, Gamma Ray)
  • Louie (Louie Clemente, drummer of Testament)
  • Nuno (Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist of Extreme)
  • Blaze (Blaze Bayley, vocalist Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane)
  • Ozzy (Ozzy Ozborne, rock legend)
  • KK (KK Downing, guitarist Judas Priest)
  • Mars (Mick Mars, guitarist of Motley Crue)
  • Budgie (Welsh hard rock band)

These are just a couple of our favorites from our 150 heavy metal dog names list.

Country Music Dog Names

Insta: @dlorah
  • Randy (Randy Houser)
  • Toby (Red Solo Cup artist)
  • Iris (Iris Dement)
  • Vernon (Vernon Dalhart)
  • Suzy (Suzy Bogguss)
  • George (George Strait)
  • Kenny (Kenny Chesney)
  • Perry (The Band Perry)
  • Hank (Hank Williams)
  • Jane (Calamity Jane)
  • Holly (Holly Dunn)
  • Willie (Willie Nelson)
  • Judd (country music band)
  • Earl (Earl Thomas Conley)
  • Sam Refers (Sam Hunt)
  • Kippi (A country artist)
  • Kelly (Kelly Clarkson)
  • Waylon (Waylon Jennings)
  • Dixie (The Dixie Chicks)
  • Vince (Vince Gill)
  • Alabama (country music band)
  • Kip (Kip Moore)
  • Brett (Brett Eldredge)
  • Alaina (Lauren Alaina)
  • Trace (Trace Adkins)
  • Aldean (Jason Aldean)
  • Rascal (Rascal Flatts)
  • Ronna (Ronna Reeves)
  • Cash (Singer Johnny Cash)
  • Bonnie (Bonnie Raitt)
  • Reba (Reba McEntire)
  • Linda (Linda Davis)
  • Twitty (Conway Twitty)
  • Patsy (Patsy cline)
  • June (June Carter)
  • Shania (Shania Twain)
  • Lonestar (country music band)
  • Garth (Garth Brooks)
  • Chesney (Kenny Chesney)
  • Easton (Easton Corbin)
  • Clint (Clint Black)
  • Wilma (Wilma Burgess)
  • Travis (Randy Travis)
  • Carolina (Carolina Rain)
  • Rose (The Desert Rose Band)
  • Kay (Kay Adams)
  • Dolly (Dolly Parton)
  • Kane (Kane Brown)

These country music dog names are inspired by some of the best country singers.  You might also find inspiration from country dog names that take inspiration from the countryside, cowboys and rural living.  Whether you are looking for female country dog names or male country dog names, we have you covered!

Rock & Roll Dog Names

Insta: @lebullmarcel
  • Clyde (Clyde McPhatter)
  • Hank (Hank Ballard & The Midnighters)
  • Ruth (Ruth Brown)
  • Prince
  • Big Joe (Big Joe Turner)
  • Bill (Bill Haley & The Comets)
  • Patti (Patti Smith)
  • David (David Bowie)
  • Richard (Little Richard)
  • Eric (Eric B. & Rakim)
  • Led (Led Zeppelin)
  • Neil (Neil Young)
  • Otis (Otis Redding)
  • Elvis (Elvis Presley)
  • Janis (Janis Joplin)
  • Jesse (Jesse Belvin)
  • Jimi (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Eddie (Eddie Cochran)
  • Buddy or Holly (Buddy Holly & The Crickets)
  • Smokey (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
  • Professor Longhair (Professor Longhair)
  • Stevie (Stevie Wonder)
  • Curtis (Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions)
  • Ray (Ray Charles)
  • Aretha (Aretha Franklin)
  • Black (Black Sabbath)
  • Marvin (Marvin Gaye)
  • Bob (Bob Dylan)
  • Sam (Sam Cooke)
  • Joni (Joni Mitc)
  • Johnny (Johnny Otis)
  • Carl (Carl Perkins)
  • Frankie (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
  • James (James Brown)
  • Willie (Little Willie John)
  • Kurtis (Kurtis Blow)
  • Chuck (Chuck Berry)
  • Roy (Roy Orbison)
  • Floyd (Pink Floyd)
  • Janet (Janet Jackson)
  • King (King Crimson)
  • Frank (Frank Zappa)

These are some of the popular names from our 48 rock and roll dog names.

Rap & Hip Hop Inspired Dog Names

Insta: @buzzandwoody
  • Andre
  • Freddy (Freddie Gibbs)
  • Scratch
  • Apollo (Apollo Brown)
  • Flash (Grandmaster Flash)
  • Lil’ Uzi
  • Gambino (Childish Gambino)
  • Griff (aka Professor Griff)
  • Hammer (MC Hammer)
  • Ghost (Ghostface Killah)
  • Quest (A Tribe Called Quest)
  • Rakim (Rapper, part of duo Eric B & Rakim)
  • Bow Wow
  • Badu (Erykah Badu)
  • Snoop (Snoop Dogg)
  • Guru (Member of Gang Starr)
  • Kane (Big Daddy Kane)
  • Quik (DJ Quik)
  • Herc (aka Kool Herc)
  • Gibbs (Freddie Gibbs)
  • Gucci (Gucci Mane)
  • Nas (Classic NYC rapper)
  • Missy (Missy Elliot)
  • Runner (After Run-DMC)
  • Iggy (Iggy Azalea)
  • Charli (Charli Baltimore)
  • Lex
  • CeeLo
  • Eazy-E
  • Malone (Post Malone)
  • Ice Cube
  • Wiz (Wiz Khalifa)
  • Cardi (Cardi B)
  • Akon
  • Furious
  • Diddy (Puff Daddy / P. Diddy, famous rapper)
  • Yella (member of N.W.A)
  • Flo Rida
  • Mac
  • Puff (Puff Daddy)
  • Tupac
  • Outkast
  • Sugar (The Sugarhill Gang)
  • Shaggy
  • Cole (J. Cole)
  • Yo-Yo
  • Chance (Chance the Rapper)
  • Homie
  • Boo (Gangsta Boo)
Insta: @aky_tzu
  • Eminem
  • Savage (21 Savage)
  • Cudi (Kid Cudi)
  • Flavor (aka Flavor Flav of Public Enemy)
  • Fiddy (50 Cent)
  • Jay-z
  • Queen (Queen Latifah)
  • Shorty
  • Neyo
  • Kendrick (Kendrick Lamar)
  • Bambino (Childish Bambino)
  • West (Kanye West)
  • Royce (Royce Da)
  • Rolley
  • Bronson (Action Bronson, NYC emcee)
  • Beastie (The Beastie Boys)
  • Ghostface
  • Luda (Ludacris)
  • Jeezy (Young Jeezy)
  • Bronx
  • Biggie (Notorious BIG)
  • Vince (Vince Staples)
  • Busta (Busta Rhymes)
  • Drake (Canadian rapper and singer)
  • Nicki (Nicki Minaj)
  • Russell (Russell Simmons)
  • Soul (De La Soul)
  • Prez (Dead Prez, hip hop duo)
  • Lauryn (Lauryn Hill)
  • Biggy
  • Benz
  • Yolandi (Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord)
  • Big K.I.T.
  • Lil’ Wayne
  • Kanya
  • Chopper
  • Wayne (Lil’ Wayne)
  • Logic
  • Glover (Donald Glover)
  • Flex
  • Cypress (Cypress Hill)
  • Foxy (Foxy Brown)
  • Slick (British-American rapper)
  • Dr. Dre
  • Rocky (A$AP Rocky)
  • Smalls (aka Biggy Smalls)
  • Pepper / Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa)
  • Digga / Digger (Rah Digga)
  • Azealia (Azealia Banks, rapper/singer from Harlem)
  • 50 Cent

Or get our full list of 50 rap and hip hop dog names

From this list we shortlisted our most popular names and came up with 40 popular musical dog names.