Name generators to name your next album or a band? Yes

Sometimes the pressure to name your next album or even single is just too high and you end up completely stuck and all out of ideas. While a soulless name generator cannot replace your creative genius while naming your projects, it can provide you with a new perspective and sparkle ideas you might not have had on your own.

We’ve explored a variety of name generators out there and are reporting back with the results.

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Name Generator

Name Generator is a UK service to generate the name of your potential band (feel free to use the suggestions to name a single or an upcoming album). To try it out, we filled out a list of questions, including fields like a group of people, color, and body parts.

Among other things, the generator asked the genre of the band which we chose to be EDM and alternative. As a result, we got a few dozens of suggestions and a bonus — a list of song names the band would be likely to produce.

Best suggestion: Rolly Eats the Tab

Band Name Maker

In Band Name Maker, you don’t even need to enter any keywords or select result options — it can generate the names just through hitting the Generate Band Names button. For more specific results, fill out the optional keyword field, choose your music genre, and the style of the results. You can also see the most recent suggestions, popular words, or browse band names by style.

To try out this service, we’ve entered a keyword Josephine, chose the genre of hip-hop, and added a category of Acronyms.

Best suggestion: I Philip

Music Gateway

Music Gateway provides you with eight name options after you enter your desired keyword. You generate again with a new keyword or the same one to get more options or get more suggestions sent to an email inbox.

While the tool is very simple to use and we kept entering more keywords to generate more band names, it’s more random than the previous two and with the limited output of eight band names each time makes it less convenient.

Best suggestion: The Forest Disease

Business Name Ideas & Generator

This tool offers industry filters (we used music and art), character count control for your output ideas, choice between one- and two-word options, and even rhyming. The service generates hundreds of ideas according to your filter settings and to check domain availability for any of the names, you only need to click on it.

Best suggestion: Databaseonus

Zing Band Name Generator

The generator provides relevant band name suggestions after you enter a keyword or several and select your desired genre out of the available options of jazz, rock, hip-hop, classical, reggae, funk/soul, pop, electronic, Latin.

Provided suggestions seemed a bit generic, although after a few tries we did get a better feel of the tool and were able to figure out what works. We did find the genre selection to not be very helpful as pop returned us kinda indie results and electronic felt more like jazz.

Best suggestion: The Nothing Red

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