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Baby Names Inspired by Artists

Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map.
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  • Sargent

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    One of the few military ranks used as a name, as in Kennedy in-law and Peace Corps creator Sargent (born Robert Sargent) Shriver. There's also a more creative, artistic association with painter Jo... Read More 

  • Serra

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    This topographical name, more suited to a girl than a boy--though it would inevitably be confused with SARAH--has some distinguished bearers: famous Spanish missionary to Mexico Father Junipero Ser... Read More 

  • Simonetta

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    An over-elaborate Italian name associated with fashion designer Simonetta Colonna, a key figure in the emergence of Italian haute couture. Stop at SIMONE or SIMONA. Read More 

  • Soutine

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    Creative choice relating to the Lithuanian-born expressionist painter known for his bold, vibrantly colored canvases.  Read More 

  • Sully

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  • Tamayo

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    Japanese name with a special crossover/creative touch via its association with the colorful paintings of acclaimed Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo.  Read More 

  • Titian

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    A creative choice, suggesting the Venetian Renaissance painter (born Tiziano), and the brownish orange red hue that was featured on his palette. But try explaining to the boys in seventh grade tha... Read More 

  • Toulouse

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    Creative choice, evoking the high-kicking can-can girls and other colorful figures in the works of Toulouse-Lautrec.  Read More 

  • Turner

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    Turner is a name that's both preppy and painterly, recalling the exquisite watercolor seascapes of British painter J. M. W. An occupational name in the Taylor-Carter mold, Turner is a more distin... Read More 

  • Valentina

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    Valentina is a more exotic and artistic ballerina-type successor to Valerie; a pretty, recommended choice. Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault named their daughter V... Read More 

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