Girls Name Songs List of songs with girls names in lyrics only, not in the title

Girls Name Songs list of songs with girls names in the lyrics but not in the song title. The list is unique since most girls name songs have the girl's name in the lyrics and the title. These are harder to find so please send song suggestions so we can expand this special list of songs. Also see our list of top female names in songs. Note: We participate in Amazon "Associates" and Apple "Affiliate" marketing programs; I earn from qualifying purchases so if you purchase anything after clicking one of our affiliate or associate links I may receive a commission. Thank you!

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Female Names List
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  Artist Name Adult
   Year / Author /
 Composer / Notes
Alice White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane 1967, on album Surrealistic Pillow. Sung by Grace Slick who wrote the song while with The Great Society (1966?)
Alice (also Angie) Holding Things Together Merle Haggard 1974, lyrics by Merle Haggard and Bob Totten; song about Alice and Angie
Annie Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson 1987, written by Michael Jackson and released on album Bad
Annie The Becoming Nine Inch Nails    X 1994, written by Trent Reznor, on The Downward Spiral
Bessie Up On Cripple Creek The Band 1969, written by Robbie Robertson. Levon Helm sings lead vocal.
Betty You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon 1986, By Paul Simon, on album Graceland
Bobbie Sue Take The Money and Run Steve Miller Band 1973, Steve Miller
Carmela (or Carmella) Cross the Brazos at Waco Billy Walker 1963, by Kay Arnold. On album The Gun, the Gold and the Girl Cross the Brazos at Waco
Carol My Darlin' Rockin' Dave Allen 1964, by D. Stich (Rockin' Dave Allen Stich) Eric Records E-466
Caroline Pretty In Pink Psychedelic Furs 1980, on album Talk Talk Talk. Song was title track for the movie, Pretty In Pink, and the inspiration for the movie.
Carrie That's Me ABBA 1976, on album Arrival and the B-side of "Dancing Queen" single.
Casey Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold) Dan Seals 1985, written by Bob Mcdill and Dan Seals
Cassie O'Grady Choctaw County Affair Carrie Underwood 2015, lyrics by Jason White, on album Storyteller
Charlotte Swingin' John Anderson 1983,
Cheri That's My Desire Frankie Laine, also Dion and The Belmonts and others 1959, Loveday, Carroll / Kresa, Helmy. Original version published in 1931, I think, and recorded by such greats as Frankie Laine and Patsy Cline.
Daisy (also Sue) Tutti Frutti Little Richard, also Elvis Presley 1955, Dorothy LaBostrie / Little Richard/ Joe Lubin
Della Delaware Perry Como 1959, written by Irving Gordon. It's a silly song about the names of the states
Delores Slip Sliding Away Paul Simon 1977, Slip Sliding away, by Paul Simon, on his compilation album Greatest Hits, Etc.
Dinah I've Been Working On The Railroad Pete Seeger and many others - American Folk Song 1894 is the earliest known source of this song, origanally called Levee Song and the first known recording was by the Sandhills Sixteen in 1927
Dinah Take Me Back To Tulsa Bob Wills 1940, by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan, based on the traditional fiddle tune "Walkin' Georgia Rose"
Doris Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce 1972, written and performed by Jim Croce, on album Life and Times in 1973 anked US#2
Fanny The Weight The Band 1968, composed by J.R. Robertson (Robbie Robertson) and sung by drummer Levon Helm
Feleena El Paso Marty Robbins 1959, words and music by Marty Robins. He spells the name Feleena, not Felina.
Flora Lily of the West Bob Dylan 1973, copywrite 1970 by E.Davies and J.Peterson.
Gina Livin' on a Prayer Bon Jovi 1986,
Jackie Heavy Rotation Plain White T's 2015, on American Nights
Jackie Nightshift Commodores 1985, Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert, Walter Orange
Janey Spirit in the Night Bruce Springsteen 1973, on album Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
Janie Against The Wind Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band 1980,
Janie Down In the Alley Elvis Presley 1966, words and music by Jesse Stone and the Clovers
Jean Daydream Believer The Monkees 1965, John Stewart
Joan (& Rose & Valerie) Maxwell's Silver Hammer The Beatles 1969, by Paul McCartney, on Abby Road. UK
Juanita There Is A Mountain Donovan 1967, by Donovan. He sings "Oh Juanita" in the single release.
Julie Ray It's Never Easy To Say Goodbye Wynonna, and also Kenny Chesney 1992, popular hit by Wynonna Judd.
Katie She's In Love With The Boy Trisha Yearwood 1991, Jon Ims
Kitty The Boy From New York City The Ad Libs 1964, George Davis, John T. Taylor
Lenore Utah Carol Marty Robbins 1959, on Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs. Song is about a cowboy, Utah Carol, who died saving the life of Lenore.
Linda Lou Gimme Three Steps Lynyrd Skynyrd 1973, Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant
Lindsay House Of Memories Ten Shekel Shirt 2001, by Lamont Hiebert, on album, Much
Lindsay Please Please McFly 2016, on Motion In The Ocean
Lisa (and Julie) I'm Not Lisa Jessi Colter 1975, Jessi Colter, Also see entry under Julie.
Liza There's A Hole In The Bucket many fun folk song popular with youth groups such as scout camps
Lola Copacabana (At The Copa) Barry Manilow 1974, Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman
Lolene Lolene Marty Robbins 1962, by Marty Robbins, also mentions Sally, Wynona, and Sara.
Lorelei When Mermaids Cry Eagle Eye Cherry 1997, and 2009 release on album Desireless
Loretta Get Back The Beatles 1969, John Lennon, Paul McCartney 1969. Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman, but she was another man. On Let It Be. UK
Loretta Hello In There John Prine 1971, John Prine. Included on the 1990 album called John Prine.
Lucy Cut Across Shorty Eddie Cochran 1960, by M. Wilkin and W. Walker
Margaret The Dutchman Liam Clancy, Steve Goodman, Celtic Thunder, and others 1968, written by Michael Peter Smith
Margaretha Eye of the Day Frank Turner 2019, on album "No Man's Land” Frank Turner, Eye of the Day, about Mata Hari (Margaretha)
Marianne More Than A Feeling Boston 1976, Tom Scholz, on Guilty Pleasures
Marie (Is This The Way To) Amarillo Tony Christie 1971,
Marie Memphis Johnny Rivers 1964, Chuck Berry. The song charted at number 2 on the Top 40.
Marina Hollywood Marina and the Diamonds 2010, on their debut album, The Family Jewels
Marina Save It For A Rainy Day The Jayhawks 2003, written by Gary Louris / Gary Michael Louris, on album Rainy Day Music
Martha Five Years Old Loudon Wainwright III 1983, by Loudon Wainwright III about his daughter
Mary Cab Driver The Mills Brothers, and others 1967, by Carson Parks; Billboard US#23 for The Mills Brothers
Mary Devil Woman Marty Robbins 1962,
Mary Distant Drums Jim Reeves 1963, by Cindy Walker. UK No.1 hit in 1966.
Mary Jolly Holiday Dick Van Dyke as Bert in Mary Poppins 1964, composed by Richard and Robert Sherman for the Disney movie musical, Mary Poppins, staring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Mary Let It Be The Beatles - Paul McCartney 1970, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney about Paul's mother, Mary. (UK)
Mary Red Dirt Road Brooks and Dunn 2003, written by Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks, on album, Red Dirt Road
Mary The Rose Of Tralee Jim Mccann, and others 1846 poem by William Pembroke Mulchinock, and later put to music by Edward Mordaunt Spencer and Charles William Glover
Mary Hill Cherry Hill Park Billy Joe Royal 1965, Billy Gilmore, Robert Nix
Mattie and Hattie Wooly Bully Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs 1965, written by "Sam" - Domingo Samudio. Performed by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, reached #2
Melinda Slippin' And Slidin' (Peepin' And Hiden') Little Richard 1956, Little Richard Penniman
Melinda Solitary Man Neil Diamond 1966, Neil Diamond. This song also contains the girl's name Sue in it but I think Melinda is more prominent.
Michelle Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks 1974, Lyrics by Jacques Brel and Rod McKuen. Hit for Terry Jacks. The song dates back at least to 1963 when the Kingston Trio released it.
Millie Willie and the Hand Jive Johnny Otis 1959, Johnny Otis
Molly Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da The Beatles 1968, John Lennon, Paul McCartney. UK
Molly Whiskey In The Jar Thin Lizzy 1991, on Vagabonds Of The Western World
Nancy, Lil, Magill Rocky Raccoon The Beatles 1968, John Lennon, Paul McCartney. Her name was Magill and she called herself Lil but everyone knew her as Nancy. UK
Nelly Hazel Dell multiple 1852, by George F. Root (aka George Wurzel)
Noelle Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus    X 2000, on album Wheatus. No.7
Nona Girl All The Bad Guys Want Bowling For Soup    X 1999, Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker, on Drunk Enough To Dance (US no.38)
Norma Jean Candle In The Wind Elton John 1973, song written by Bernie Taupin as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortenson.
Patty Linda Lu Ray Sharpe 1959, written by Ray Sharpe. Also listed under Linda Lu
Rachael Jacob's Ladder Mark Wills 1996, on the 2002 album Greatest Hits. No.6
Rita Stay With Me Faces 1971, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood
Rose Spanish Harlem Ben E. King 1960, Phil Spector and Jerry Leiber
Rosemarie Smile A Little Smile For Me The Flying Machine 1969, Tony Macauley/ Geoff Stevens
Roslyn or “Rosyln” Roslyn or “Rosyln” Bon Iver & St. Vincent 2009, Roslyn or “Rosyln” a collaboration by Bon Iver and St. Vincent, written by Justin Vernon. The song was used in the Twilight trilogy, Twilight: New Moon.
Ruby Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) Helen Reddy 1973, by Linda Laurie, on album Long Hard Climb. USA #1
Sadie How'm I Doin', Hey, Hey The Mills Brothers 1934,
Saffron Mellow Yellow Donovan 1966, by Donovan. Features the girls name Saffron, but what sounds like Frontain (girls name?) research indicates he says fourteen, eh?
Sal, and Suzy-Anna Polly Wolly Doodle -many - 1880, first published, but likely much older American folk song.
Sally Don't Look Back In Anger Oasis 1995, by Noel Gallagher, released on (What's The Story) Morning Glory? In 1995. UK #1
Sandy 4th Of July, Asbury Park Bruce Springsteen 1973, Bruce Springsteen
Sarah Jimmy Martinez Marty Robbins 1966, on the album Saddle Tramp
Senora Jump in the Line Harry Belafonte 1946, Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora) was written by Lord Kitchener and first recorded by Woody Herman's band in 1952
Sherri Crush'd Say Anything 2009, on Say Anything
Shirley Greetings To The New Brunette Billy Bragg 1986, on Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
Susie Blood On The Dance Floor Michael Jackson 1976, Michael Jackson
Suzanne Fire And Rain James Taylor 1970, by James Taylor
Suzie Crocodile Rock Elton John 1972,
Suzy I Was Made To Love Her Stevie Wonder 1967, by Stevie Wonder - reportedly based on true events for him.
Sylvia Love Is Strange Mickey and Sylvia 1957, by Mickey Baker and Sylvia Robinson
Terry Backstreets Bruce Springsteen 1975, Bruce Springsteen
Tina, and Susan Rumors Timex Social Club 1986, Songwriters: Keith Sweat / David Macphearson / Gazner Hughes / Tanyatta Martinez
Valerie First Episode At Hienton Elton John 1970 released on album Elton John and written by Elton and Bernie Taupin
Veronica West Side Story Lyte Funkie Ones (LFO) 1999, Brad Young, Dow Brain, and Rich Cronin on album LFO. Lyrics by Richard Burton Cronin for his girlfriend
Virginia Only The Good Die Young Billy Joel 1977, by Billy Joel
Wendy Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 1975, Bruce Springsteen
Multiple Names 88 Lines About 44 Women The Nails    X 1981, Names include Amaranda, Reno, Zilla, Xylla, Seattle, Nina, Rhonda, Pauline, Sarah, Rowena, Dee Dee, Eloise, Robin, etc
Multiple Names All My Ex's Live In Texas George Strait 1987, includes names Rosanna, Eileen, Allison, Dimples
Multiple Names Butter A Tribe Called Quest 1991, Written by Q-Tip, Phife Dawg & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, on Album The Low End Theory, names include Flo, Tonya, Tamika, Sharon, Karen, Tina, Stacy, Julie, Tracy
Multiple Names Freek-A-Leek Petey Pablo    X 2004, Multiple girls names. No.7
Multiple Names Mambo No. 5 (A little Bit Of) Lou Bega 1999, Zippy, Lou Bega, Perez Prado. Multiple girls names including Monica, Angela, Pamela, Rita, Erica, Rita, Tina, Sandra, Mary, Jessica
Multiple Names Porn Star Dancing My Darkest Days    X 2010, Names include Amanda, Brandy, Cassandra, Jessica, Kelly, Mandy, Miranda, Stacy
Multiple Names Song For Whoever Beautiful South 1989, by Paul Heaton and David Rotheray, on Welcome To The Beautiful South, names include Shirley, Deborah, Julie, Jane, Jennifer, Alison, Phillipa, Sue, Annabel, Cathy
Multiple Names That's Not My Name The Ting Tings 2008, on album We Started Nothing. written by Katie White and Jules De Martino. Names include Stacy, Jane, Mary, Jo, Lisa
Multiple Names The Name Game Shirley Ellis 1964, by Shirley Ellis and Lincoln Chase. Names include Shirley, Lincoln, and Marsha
Multiple Names The Wanderer Dion and The Belmonts 1961, by Ernie Maresca. Girl's names include Flo, Mary, Janie, and Rosie
Multiple Names What's Your Name Don and Juan 1962, lyrics by Claude Johnson (aka Juan). Names include Mary and Sue
Updated 18-FEB-2024   114 songs
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