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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  • Kiki

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    Kiki is one of the Coco-Gigi-Fifi-Lulu bohemian-type French nickname names from the turn of the last century, which have endless energy and sparkle. Artist Kiki Smith is its most well-known contemp... Read More 

  • Klee

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    The whimsical quality of the work of Swiss artist Paul Klee is somehow reflected in his name, although many would mispronounce it to rhyme with key. Say it like clay.  Read More 

  • Krizia

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    Krizia is a stylish Italian clothing and handbag designer and manufacturer. The name is an interesting alternative to all those old Cris/Kris-starting names. Read More 

  • Leonardo

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    For centuries this name was associated primarily with the towering figure of Italian Renaissance painter-scientist-inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and was scarcely used outside the Latin culture. But ... Read More 

  • Loewy

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    Enigmatic choice of enigmatic John Malkovich.  Read More 

  • Magritte

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    Intriguing spin on Margaret or Maggie, for admirers of French surrealist Rene Magritte.  Read More 

  • Maillol

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    Aristide Maillol was a French sculptor whose last name might be translated as a first. Read More 

  • Manet

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    Manet is the accessible, attractive name of an Impressionist great; it could be the next Monet.  Read More 

  • Manolo

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    Because of shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, this has become a generic term for pricey stilettos, as in "I must have those Manolos."  Read More 

  • Manzu

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    Could make a singularly creative choice inspired by modern Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzù.  Read More 

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