Creative 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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  • Braque

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    A strikingly creative and unique surname name well worth considering, recalling the great cubist paintings of Georges Braque. Read More 

  • Calder

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    Artistic associations with the sculptor who invented the mobile make this one of the more creative surname choices. Read More 

  • Caro

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    Upper-crusty nickname occasionally used in Britain, particularly in 1930s novels featuring significant garden party scenes, but eclipsed here by Carrie et al. Read More 

  • Cellini

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    Benvenuto Cellini, the great Italian sculptor and writer -- a true Renaissance man -- could inspire this creative choice. Read More 

  • Chanel

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    Fans of the classic French designer would now more fashionably choose Coco. Read More 

  • Chirico

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    Surrealist artist, inspired creative choice. Read More 

  • Christo

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    This unusual name, which is jauntier than Chris when used as a diminutive of Christopher, is associated with the Bulgarian installation artist of that name, responsible for wrapping many public... Read More 

  • Claes

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    Pronounced klaus, this spelling of the name is associated in this country with the major Pop Art sculptor Swedish-born Claes Oldenburg, known for his colossal public sculptures of everyday objects... Read More 

  • Coco

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    Coco came to prominence as the nickname of the legendary French designer Chanel (born Gabrielle) and has lately become a starbaby favorite, initially chosen by Courteney Cox for her daughter Coco... Read More 

  • Cole

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    Cole -- a short name that embodies a lot of richness and depth -- has long been associated with the great songwriter Cole Porter. It's quite popular in Scotland.

    Old King Cole -- which... Read More 

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