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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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  • Eames

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    An upscale surname with a nice modern design connection to the creators of the Eames chair and other midcentury furniture classics, Charles and Ray Eames.  Read More 

  • Eero

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    Creative gem perfect for an architect's son, in tribute to modern Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.  Read More 

  • Ellis

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    Ellis, a surname used sparingly as a first in the Wallace/Morris period, sounds new now for girls, as an ambisexual alternative to Ella. Ellis Bell was the name chosen by Emily Bronte as her male p... Read More 

  • Ford

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    The long association to the Ford Motor Company doesn't stand in the way of this being a strong, independent, single-syllable name. Owen Wilson named his son Robert Ford--although the baby's name ... Read More 

  • Frida

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    The dynamic personality and paintings of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have inspired growing numbers of parents to resurrect this form of the name.  Read More 

  • Gabo

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    A nickname-sounding surname associated with Russian sculptor and architect Naum Gabo. When model/actress Milla Jovovich gave her daughter the middle name Gabo, she explained that it was a combinat... Read More 

  • Gauguin

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    We've heard artists' surnames MONET and MANET used as first names, and so, even though it's a bit of a stretch, the family name of the great post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin (go-GAN) could b... Read More 

  • Gehry

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    You might want to honor premier U.S. architect Frank Gehry--even though he was born Ephraim Goldberg. Read More 

  • Georgia

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    Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British Kin... Read More 

  • Gerrit

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    The name of several Old Master painters makes an interesting possibility, except for the possible confusion with Garrett.  Read More 

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