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Girls Name From Song Titles


As a parent, naming your baby is one of the most important task you will ever undertake. Choosing a baby's name can be the most fun part of expecting a child but it is not an easy task. Sometimes it will take a while to decide.

The name is central to a child's sense of identity, so the worst thing you could do when choosing a name is to rush into it. Settling for a name you are not happy with, may affect you and your child for a lifetime! So never commit yourself to the first name that you'll find. Keep searching until you'll find a name that you truly like.

If you are naming a girl, you can browse on some of your CD or song books and you may find some inspiration from the names of girls that were immortalised in song titles.

The Beatles have songs about women like, Dear Prudence, Lady Madonna, Eleanor Rigby, and Julia just to mention a few. Mandy was a 1974 hit song for Barry Manilow. It was his first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. There is Hello Dolly that was popularized by Louis Armstrong. Anya is the Russian form of Anna which means "graceful", has been immortalized by Deep Purple from their 1993 album The Battle Rages.

Here are my Top 5 Girls Name From Song Titles.


1. Chelsea Morning

By: Joni Mitchell 1969.

Woke up, it was a chelsea morning,

And the first thing that I heard

Was a song outside my window

And the traffic wrote the words

It came a-reeling up like christmas bells,

And rapping up like pipes and drums

  • The inspiration came from a mobile décor of her apartment. While in Philadelphia, Joni Mitchell and her friends had made a mobile from coloured glass they had found in the street and wire coat hangers, She took hers back to New York and put them in her window on West 16th Street in the Chelsea District, NY. The sun would hit the mobile and send these moving colors all around the room and created the "rainbow on the wall".

2. Annie's Song

You fill up my senses like a night in the forest,

like the mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain,

like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean.

You fill up my senses, come fill me again.

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  • 1974 hit for John Denver. It was number one song in the USA, occupying that spot for two weeks.
  • "Annie's Song" was written as an ode to Denver's wife, Annie Denver. He wrote this song on a ski lift to the top of Bell Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, the feeling of total immersion in the beauty of the colors and sounds that filled all senses inspired him to think about his wife.
  • The song has since become a wedding standard and an expression of love for many people, due to its grand imagery and the fact it could apply to anyone (Annie is not mentioned by name in any part of the song).
  • Meaning: Annie is a variant of Ann and Hannah. It is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is "favored grace".

3. Michelle

Michelle, ma belle.

These are words that go together well,

My Michelle.

Michelle, ma belle.

  • "Michelle" is a love ballad, written by Paul McCartney, released in 1965.
  • The song departs from most of the Beatles' other recordings, because some of the lyrics are in French.
  • The song was a #1 hit in 1966. BMI named "Michelle" in 1999, as the 42nd-most performed song of the 20th century.
  • Meaning: Its source is Michael, a Hebrew name meaning "Who resembles God."

4. Aubrey

And Aubrey was her name,

A not so very ordinary girl or name.

But who's to blame?

For a love that wouldn't bloom

For the hearts that never played in tune.

Like a lovely melody that everyone can sing,

Take away the words that rhyme it doesn't mean a thing.

  • "Aubrey" by Bread, In Feb 1973, it was #15 Billboard Hot 100 Peak.
  • David Gates wrote this song after watching the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn. The song itself had nothing to do with the movie, but moodiness of the film had set him up to write it.
  • Meaning: German meaning "noble" or from the French meaning "blond ruler".



5. Julia

Half of what I say is meaningless

But I say it just to reach you, Julia

Julia, Julia, oceanchild calls me

So I sing a song of love, Julia

Julia, seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me

So I sing a song of love, Julia

Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering

In the sun

  • "Julia" was written by John Lennon in 1968 and it features John Lennon on vocals and acoustic guitar. It was written during the Beatles' 1968 visit to India,
  • "Julia" was written for John's mother Julia Lennon. It was also written for his wife Yoko Ono, whose first name,which literally means "child of the sea" in Japanese, is echoed in lyrics such as "Oceanchild, calls me."
  • Meaning: Julia is of Latin origin meaning "youthful".

Select you child's name with love - it is the best gift you can give your child, it is a lifetime gift. Good luck!


christina on January 29, 2012:

I love the song aubrey. Found it after we named our daughter and it makes a lovely lullaby to put her to sleep with.

deborah on December 06, 2011:

hi,what a wonderful sister daughter name will be selected.but we have not know the i search this really happy to know the meanig of the name.thank you for the moment.keep it D.SEMMALAR JENITHA {Aunty for theborah}

Les Trois Chenes from Videix, Limousin, South West France on July 14, 2011:

Lovely little hub. I've started listing songs with girl's names in them in my Squidoo lens My Name Song and I'll add this as a link. Nice to have the words. chuckand us6 - I've added Katara but seems to be Greek so not sure if the song is appropriate!)

Nichol marie from The Country-Side on May 04, 2011:

Interesting topic but I couldn't find my daughters name

katara Lol just kidding I know it is not mainstream

Jamie on July 05, 2010:

My mum always liked to tell my little sister that she was going to call her Danielle, until one night when she was singing her to sleep in the hospital. She started singing Michelle, Ma Belle and fell in love with the name. So she ended up calling her Michelle Danielle.

Georzetta Ratcliffe from Pennsylvania on March 27, 2010:

Very interesting. Although I doubt anyone is likely to make my name into a song (good grief, what would you rhyme it with?), I have often wondered where songwriters get those names. Just a warning to parents out there, think before you name your kid something interesting and beautiful and odd. It may sound great now but it could lead to lots of problems on the schoolyard. I'm a teacher and I see examples of that all the time.

Also, think about the nicknames that could spin off from your child's first name. Kids can be ugly.

mamahops on June 21, 2009:

Great idea for a hub - there are so many beautiful names in songs! I am inspired by yours, makes me want to look for more songs with girls names. Our 1st daughter's name is Lucy - there is about 8 songs with Lucy, Lucille, Luce in them! on January 20, 2009:

Interesting post

DJ Funktual from One Nation Under a Groove on February 23, 2008:

WWWWOOOOOOWWWW!!!!   I love this HUB!  All My HUBs are lists about entertainers!  You rock MM!


Aubree on February 22, 2008:

Do you know that Aubrey was a guys name until the song come out? ^^

helenathegreat on December 16, 2007:

Great hub! And let's not forget the Rolling Stones' "Angie" (personal favorite). :)

dudley1 from Belleville, IL on October 27, 2007:

My father named me Michelle after the song "Michelle" written by Paul McCartney. He is a huge Beatles fan. He also used to sing the song to me when I was little.

Rui on October 19, 2007:

I love the song "Aubrey" and had been wondering how that song came out. Thanks for this post now I know it.

MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on October 10, 2007:

Hi Marie,

thanks for reading this hub... do come and visit again.


Marie on October 09, 2007:

well done, enjoy reading this one

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 06, 2007:

I agree! - This Hub is very nice, giving history of songs and the names themselves.


MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on October 04, 2007:


thanks for the visit, I really appreciate your comment.



kpfingaz from ~~~ on October 04, 2007:

Great hub! I was gonna do one to this request a little like this but I don't think I could have done a better job.

MM Del Rosario (author) from NSW, Australia on October 04, 2007:

Hi Paul,

i enjoy putting this hub together and found some interesting information about songs which i personally like. I wish you and Robin all the best. thanks for dropping by.

Paul Edmondson from Burlingame, CA on October 04, 2007:

I loved this. Thank you. We named our first daughter Georgia, and our second Julia.

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