Creative Baby Names

Creative baby names can be drawn from the worlds of art, music, design, or literature. Creative baby names for boys and girls include the following.
  • Ellington

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    Ellington is a swinging musical name, evoking the jazzy and elegant persona of the Duke (born Edward Kennedy Ellington). While that reference may seem to make Ellington a male name, it is also... Read More 

  • Gaia

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    The name of the Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother; actress Emma Thompson stated that she was attracted by its ecological element, so other "green" parents may want to follow... Read More 

  • Gulliver

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    Gulliver is an obscure Gaelic surname known almost solely through its literary Travels until actor Gary Oldman used it for his son, instantly transforming it into a lively option. British... Read More 

  • Hart

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    Hart could be the hero of a romantic novel, but on the other hand, it's short, straightforward, and strong sounding. The most famous bearer of the name was tragic poet Hart (born Harold) Crane,... Read More 

  • Holiday

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    Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine. Read More 

  • Homer

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    Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad -- and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as... Read More 

  • Ianthe

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    Like Violet, Lavender and Lilac, Ianthe is a purple flower name. Chosen by the poet Shelley for his daughter, Ianthe has a poetic, romantic, almost ethereal quality. In the ancient myth, she was... Read More 

  • Isadora

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    Why is Isabella megapopular while Isadora goes virtually ignored? Too close a tie with tragic modern dancer Isadora Duncan (born Angela Isadora), who was done in by her long flowing scarf,... Read More 

  • Jasper

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    Jasper has a lot going for it -- it's been rocketing up the ranks in the US, after long being considered a posh and charming name in England. Distinctly masculine, Jasper represents a variety of... Read More 

  • Joss

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    A short form that could be used independently, a la the singer Joss Stone. Read More 

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