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.



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13 Responses to “Artsy Baby Names: Jackson, Jasper & Julian”

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Alex Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 12:57 am

What about Paloma, for Paloma Picasso?

linda Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 1:02 am

She’s really more of a jewelry designer than a fine artist.

yellow Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 4:29 am

Hmm, it’s very debatable whether jewelry can/should qualify as “fine art,” though I agree that even if it does, Paloma’s is not in that category.

Lola Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 9:09 am

Frida & Anselm are my favorites up there. Oh, fabulous! I also like Prunella & Romaine from the girls list, and Kasimir, Laszlo, Lucien & Vasiliy from the guys. I’ve considered Frida as a nickname for Winifred, but not as a standalone. Anselm I love, oh Merry Anselm! He gets little love when I mention him. Maybe he’ll have better luck here. I’d love to be able to use Anselm!

SadieSadie Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 10:27 am

Oh please don’t bring back Prunella. Next it will be Brunhilde. Lol. I agree that Anselm is handsom!

julia Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Great list! Just FYI, it’s Vija Celmins, not Clemens. Vija was on my list but did not meet husband approval. And I can’t believe you have Egon but not Gustav (Klimt)!

Amy3 Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Laszlo is my long-time name crush. Love. It.

linda Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Julia: Thanks–Celmins is corrected.

Emmy Jo Says:

December 16th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I’ve had a “name-crush” on Vasily ever since teaching third-graders about the artist several years back.

leffie Says:

December 18th, 2010 at 8:21 am

The name Meret is great! Good to see it mentioned finally

Betty Says:

December 19th, 2010 at 3:11 am

Great list! I think it’s Amédée Ozenfant not Amédíe, however.

linda Says:

December 19th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Betty: Worse still, Ozenfant migrated into the girls’ column! Thanks for alerting me.

L Says:

June 21st, 2011 at 10:16 pm

No Vincent for boys? I am considering that name and love that it walks that fine line between artistic and athletic. <3

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