R&B Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Music has a special place in our hearts. There is nothing more effective at changing your mood around. You might be having an awful day, but as soon as your favourite song comes on the radio, when you hear those soulful sounds, you cannot help but smile. That is the same reaction you get, when you see your beloved dog for the first time. You know you will love this animal with all your heart. So, why not combine the two things that make you smile? Give your dog an R&B inspired name, to remind you of your favourite song. 

R&B Inspired Dog Names In Pop Culture

R&B Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Now that you have a new dog to name, you are considering a wide variety of options. This is clever, because your dog will have to carry this name for the rest of their lives. Like the names we give our children, the names we give our dogs says a lot about us. Why not give them a R&B inspired name? R&B has a rich and diverse history. The music that comes from this genre has a lot of meaning. The names R&B singers give themselves and their songs have a lot of thought and expression in them. What more could you look for in a name? What better way to honor your singing idols? We will be looking at some of the names that the genre has to offer, and which ones are full of personality. Each one of these names has a link back to R&B music. Just like the genre, they are rich and diverse. The name you give your dog will reflect on your personality, so why not give your dog a name that speaks about your quest to find freedom and expression in music? That is what music is for, it is supposed to inspire. 

Male R&B Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Jimmy
James Brown is known as the "Godfather of Soul"
6
Smoky
Smoky Robinson has been accredited with the success of Motown records
5
King
King was one of the first record labels to sign R&B singers
5
Spinee
Aretha Franklin had a yellow Labrador named Spinee
5
Herb
From the minor 60's duo "Peaches & Herb"
5
Braxton
Toni Braxton is an R&B singer who dominated the 90's
4
Prince
In honor of Prince
4
Mambo
"Mambo Boogie" is an R&B hit from the 50's
4
Jazz
R&B is heavily influenced by jazz
3
Teddy
Teddy Pendergrass was a successful solo artist and member of the band "Harry Melvin And The Blue Notes"
2
Jackson
In honor of Michael Jackson
2
Luther
Luther Vandross is an unforgettable R&B singer
1
Huckle
"The Huckle-Buck" was one of the first R&B hits
1
Mo
Many R&B singers signed on to Motown Records
0
Commodore
"The Commodores" was one of the most successful R&B acts in the 70's
0
Khan
Rufus, featuring Chaka Khan recorded many legendary R&B hits
0
Quincy
Quincy Jones is one of the most sought after producers in R&B history
-1
Rhythm
R&B is short for Rhythm & Blues
-1
Raymond
Usher's full name is Usher Raymond IV
-1
Franklin
Aretha Franklin is one of the most iconic R&B singers in history
-1
Rags
Early R&B music was heavily influenced by rag-time music
-1
Domino
Fats Domino was an early R&B singer
-1
Oscar
Stevie Wonder won an Oscar award
-1
Otis
Otis Redding was known as "The King of Soul"
-1
Jagger
A lot of the Rolling Stones' music is considered to be R&B in nature
-1
Buster
"Bustin' Loose" was a massive hit for Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
-1
Marvin
Marvin Gaye is one of the most influential R&B singers of all time
-2
Wexler
Jerry Wexler is attributed with coming up with the name R&B
-2
Legend
Successful R&B singers reach legendary status
-3
Jay
"Jailhouse Rock" was the first Elvis Presley to be considered an R&B song

Female R&B Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Diamond
Inspired by Rihanna's "Diamonds" track
7
Macy
Macy Gray sang "I Try"
7
Diana
Diana Ross is one of the best-known R&B singers of all time
7
Destiny
Destiny's Child was one of the most celebrated girl groups of all time
7
Oakley
The Pointer Sisters were from Oakland
6
Sheila E.
Sheila Escovedo is the most famous female drummer of all time and has worked with a number of R&B artists
6
Joanna
This was a song sung by Kool & The Gang
6
Babyface
Babyface is one of the most iconic R&B artists of all time
5
Pippy
Derived from Mariah's Pippitt Jackson
4
Empire
After the wildly successful television show that centers around the R&B and Hip Hop industry
4
Labelle
Pattie Labelle is one of the most revered women in music
3
Bobbi
After instrumentalist Bobbi Humphrey
3
Skye
Alicia Keys played "Skye Summers" in the second season of "Empire"
2
Marva
Marva Brown is a famous R&B vocalist
1
Honey
"A Taste of Honey" was a massive hit in the 70's
1
Queenie
Aretha Franklin is known as the "Queen of Soul"
1
T-Boz
This was Tionne Watkin's nickname
1
Riri
Rihanna's nickname
1
Whitney
In honor of Whitney Houston
0
Lady
After the Soul Train Lady award
0
Deli
Sly And The Family Stone started the "psychedelic soul" movement and performed at Woodstock
0
Sade
R&B vocalist Sade has one several Grammy awards for her work
-1
Becky
Who can forget "Becky with the good hair" from Beyonce's "Lemonade" album?
-1
Marly
Marlon Jackson was a member of the "Jackson Five" a wildly successful R&B band
-1
Bailey
Philip Bailey was the lead vocalist of "Earth, Wind & Fire"
-1
Harmony
Cooleyhighharmony was the name of Boyz II Men's debut album
-2
Miracle
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles were the first Motown act to get the #1 spot on the Billboard chart
-3
Isley
The Isley Brothers is an iconic R&B band
-3
Valerie
Valerie Simpson and her husband composed some of Motown's greatest hits
-3
Songstress
Anita Baker is known as "The Songstress"

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