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Artistic Baby Names

  • Sargent

    One of the few military ranks used as a name, as in Kennedy in-law and Peace Corps creator Sargent (born Robert Sargent) Shriver. There's also a more creative, artistic association with painter... Read More 

  • Serra

    This topographical name, more suited to a girl than a boy--though it would inevitably be confused with SARAH--has some distinguished bearers: famous Spanish missionary to Mexico Father Junipero... Read More 

  • Simonetta

    An over-elaborate Italian name associated with fashion designer Simonetta Colonna, a key figure in the emergence of Italian haute couture. Stop at SIMONE or SIMONA.Read More 

  • Soutine

    Creative choice relating to the Lithuanian-born expressionist painter known for his bold, vibrantly colored canvases. Read More 

  • Sully

  • Tamayo

    Japanese name with a special crossover/creative touch via its association with the colorful paintings of acclaimed Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo. Read More 

  • Titian

    A creative choice, suggesting the Venetian Renaissance painter (born Tiziano), and the brownish orange red hue that was featured on his palette. But try explaining to the boys in seventh grade... Read More 

  • Toulouse

    Creative choice, evoking the high-kicking can-can girls and other colorful figures in the works of Toulouse-Lautrec. Read More 

  • Turner

    Turner is a name that's both preppy and painterly, recalling the exquisite watercolor seascapes of British painter J.M.W. Turner. An occupational name in the Taylor-Carter mold, Turner is a more... Read More 

  • Valentina

    Valentina is a more exotic and artistic ballerina-type successor to Valerie; a pretty, recommended choice. Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek and husband Francois-Henri Pinault named their daughter... Read More 

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