A lot of babies have been named John, Paul, George or even Ringo, but to find a truly inspired Beatles-related baby name you have look to the songs themselves. From the namesakes of hit songs to minor characters quickly mentioned in others, The Beatles’ catalog is filled with terrific potential baby names.
1. Lucy from “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” 1 of 25
John was inspired to write this Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band classic after his son, Julian, described a drawing he’d made as being of “my friend, Lucy, in the sky, with diamonds.” Lucy is a classic girl’s name that means “light.”
John wrote this song off The White Album for Prudence Farrow, the sister of actress Mia Farrow, while they were in India studying transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Yogi. Prudence was spending so much time in her room meditating that she needed coaxing to “come out to play.” Prudence means “intelligent” in Latin.
The protagonist of this Paul McCartney song from The White Album set out to exact revenge on the man who stole his girlfriend, but finds religion instead. Rocky is an English name associated with strength and resilience.
After becoming disillusioned with the Maharishi Yogi for making a pass at a woman, John wrote this song with the original title of “Maharishi.” He changed it to “Sexy Sadie,” though, at George’s request. Sadie means “princess” in Hebrew.
16. Maxwell from “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” 16 of 25
Paul wrote this piano driven ode to hard working mothers that went to the top of the charts in 1968. Madonna is of Italian origin and means “my lady.” In Catholicism it is often used to reference the virgin Mary.
Paul wrote the title track from the Beatles’ last released album after his mother, Mary, came to him in a dream and said that all would be okay. Paul’s mother died of breast cancer when he was fourteen. Mary is a biblical name that means “bitter.”
24. Vera, Chuck, and Dave from “When I’m 64” 24 of 25
Paul sang about two characters who needed to “get back to where they once belonged” on this hit from the Let It Be album. The first, Jojo, is a diminutive of Joseph, which is a biblical name that means “he will add.” The other, Loretta, is of Italian origin and associated with honor and victory.