Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of Judith Moore, a nurse, and James Moore, Jr., a Vietnam veteran. Her father is Catholic and her mother is Jewish, and her ancestors immigrated from Ireland, Germany, and Lithuania. Pink grew up in Doylestown, where she attended Kutz Elementary School, Lenape Middle School, and Central Bucks West High School. Her father played guitar and sang songs for her, and from an early age she aspired to be a rock star. Pink has a brother, Jason Moore (born 1977).
In high school, Moore joined her first band, Middleground, which had an ongoing rivalry with another local band, The Jetsists. Middleground folded upon losing a battle of the bands competition to The Jetsists. According to Pink, her biggest influences are Bette Midler, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Indigo Girls, Don McLean, 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G.
Alecia Moore developed her voice early in life. Although a healthy baby at birth, she quickly developed asthma that plagued her through her early years.When she was a teenager, she wrote lyrics as an outlet for her feelings, and her mother commented, "Her initial writings were always very introspective. Some of it was very black, and very deep, almost worrisome." She began performing in Philadelphia clubs when she was 14 years old, and went through phases as a skateboarder, hip-hopper and gymnast.