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But before you get to all the specific genres, have a flick through the biggest random band name generator around, with just under 1 billion possibilities!
Got a specific genre band to name? Get some inspiration and random group names with these genre-specific band name generators.
Or, go below for:
- Some top tips on how to come up with cool band names
- Name ownership
- Costs of trademarking a name
Plus, a little about how our band name generators work!
Top Tips: How to Come Up With a Band Name
1) Keep it Meaningful!
2) Keep it Authentic!
3) Keep it Simple!
4) Keep it Creative!
5) Keep it Original!
Who Owns These Names?
Cost to Trademark a Band Name
What Makes Our Name Generator Special
Top Tips: How to Come Up With a Good Band Name:
1) Keep it Meaningful! What is Your Purpose?
I didn’t mean to dive in at the deep end and go all philosophical on you.
I’m not asking you to define your reason for existing.
What I am asking is this – what is your band’s aim, goal, or reason for being?
Do you love jamming? Are you aiming for the big-time and getting famous? Is it fun with old friends? Do you aspire to create a hybrid genre? Is it to ride the core of an existing genre?
If your name is in tune with your intention, it will resonate.
Yes, terrible music puns. But it works, and I love them!
2) Keep it Authentic! Use Your Own Inspiration
Every band, every singer, every musician, and every button puncher; we all have something special.
What makes each one of us unique is our story.
When it comes to naming, and you feel drawn toward certain kinds of words, don’t resist. Use it!
What will make you stand out with a great name?
Words that capture the essence of the group, the twist you put on your genre, or whatever you’ve got going for you.
3) Keep it Simple! And, If Not, Be Memorable
Your band name will be the first thing that people hear about you.
It will be how one person tells their friends and what gets shared on their socials. Alongside the crazy music video your buddy put together for you, of course.
If it is too complicated, it won’t stick.
If it’s too bland, it’s forgettable.
Okay, in fairness, there are bands with semi-complicated names that are pretty well-known:
- Five Finger Death Punch
- Rage Against the Machine
- Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
- Electric Light Orchestra
However! To illustrate my point, let’s look at the simple names that rock the world:
- The Beatles
- Pink Floyd
- No Doubt
The list goes on.
So yes, you can get funky with a longer name.
But, if you can boil it down to something short and memorable, you’ve got a better chance of picking a winner.
4) Keep it Creative! Seek Inspiration
You don’t have to do it alone.
Use a tool like this band name generator, a dictionary, or your friend’s ideas.
Use an internet search for synonyms of the feeling or idea you want.
Use whatever you can think of to throw more options for words at you.
It’s precisely what I did to build this name generator.
There is zero chance I could come up with all these names myself, so why should you have to?!
5) Keep it Original! Check the Name Isn’t Taken
Finally, you wouldn’t want someone to rip your name off, so don’t do it to someone else.
Plus, it’s always good to avoid getting prosecuted for trademark infringement.
A quick internet search should tell you if there is an existing band by that name, or you can search the trademark database for your country.
Here is the United States’ trademark database.
Who Owns These Names?
Who owns the names from this band name generator? No one. They’re randomly generated!
Yet, as mentioned in the previous section, someone else may already own the trademark to one of the millions of combinations found here.
How Much Does it Cost to Trademark a Band Name?
In the USA, through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it costs anywhere from $250 to $750 to trademark a band name, depending the class of trademark you are after.
For those in the UK, you can visit the government site to get more information on the matter.
In other countries, run a quick internet search for “register trademark in country name.”
What Makes Our Cool Band Name Generator Special?
Honestly, I can’t speak to how other name generators work.
What I can do is tell you how ours does its thing.
It takes a list of carefully selected words and randomly picks an option.
This list could have as few as two options, for example, “The” or blank.
The list could also have many, many more. The most extended list for this particular generator has 760 words from which to choose.
Then it takes those selections and mashes them together how I tell it.
I admit it’s not always perfect, but I strive to make it the best it can be by removing irrelevant and duplicate words.
Or, maybe you really want to call yourselves The Zombie Zombie Zombies… only you know!
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