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Artsy Baby Names: Jackson, Jasper & Julian

Artsy Baby Names: Jackson, Jasper & Julian

The surnames Monet and Manet have already been seen on contemporary birth certificates, but what about the (first) names of more modern visual artists?  With their lively diversity of ethnicities, any of these paintors and sculptors’ names –whether they be abstract or pop artists, realists or surrealists–could provide creative inspiration and an artistic role model for your child.

GIRLS

  • Alexis Smith

  • Alice Neel

  • Audrey Flack

  • Bridget Riley

  • Chryssa

  • Dora Carrington

  • Dorothea Rockburne

  • Eva Hesse

  • Florine Stettheimer

  • Frida Kahlo

  • Georgia O’Keeffe

  • Gillian Ayres

  • Gwen John

  • Isabel Bishop

  • Jay DeFeo

  • Kiki Smith

  • Leonor Fini

  • Loren MacIver

  • Magdalena Abakanowicz

  • Marisol Escobar

  • Méret Oppenheim

  • Natalia Goncharova

  • Niki de Saint-Phalle

  • Prunella Clough

  • Romaine Brooks

  • Sonia Delaunay

  • Tamara de Lempicka

  • Vija Celmins

  • BOYS

  • Amédée Ozenfant

  • Anish Kapoor

  • Anselm Kiefer

  • Arshile Gorky

  • Brice Marden

  • Christo

  • Claes Oldenburg

  • Cleve Gray

  • Cy Twombly

  • Damien Hirst

  • Derek Boshier

  • Diego Rivera

  • Eduardo Paolozzi

  • Egon Schiele

  • Francesco Clemente

  • Giacomo Balla

  • Giorgio Morandi/de Chirico

  • Jackson Pollack

  • Jasper Johns

  • Jules Olitski

  • Julian Schnabel

  • Kasimir Malevich

  • Kees van Dongen

  • Knox Martin

  • László Moholy-Nagy

  • Lucas Samaras

  • Lucien Freud

  • Lucio Fontana

  • Malcolm Morley

  • Naum Gabo

  • Oskar Kokoschka

  • Otto Dix

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Piet Mondrian

  • Roy Lichtenstein

  • Umberto Boccioni

  • Vasily Kandinsky

  • Willem de Kooning

  • Wolf Kahn

  • Yves Klein

  • About the Author

    Linda Rosenkrantz

    Linda Rosenkrantz is the co-founder of Nameberry, and co-author with Pamela Redmond of the ten baby naming books acknowledged to have revolutionized American baby naming. You can follow her personally at InstagramTwitter and Facebook. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed New York Review Books Classics novel Talk and a number of other books.