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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  • Conran

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    Associated with iconic British designer and retailer Terence Conran, who had an international impact on household design. Makes a nice variation on CONRAD.Read More 

  • Cornell

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    This name has not one but two impressive cultural connections: collage artist Joseph Cornell and photographer Cornell Capa--not to mention Cornell University.Read More 

  • Cristobal

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    The first name of famed designer Balenciaga, was also the birth name of Christopher Columbus--aka Cristobal Colon. A name still well used in the Hispanic community.Read More 

  • Curran

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    Curran is a common surname in Ireland, but unusual even there as a first. With its savory feel, calling to mind curry and currants, Curran can make for an attractive update on Colin or Connor. Read More 

  • Currier

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    Has a fresh occupational name feel, combined with old-fashioned Currier & Ives charm. Read More 

  • Cy

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    Where Sam, Max, and Gus may be leading us. Read More 

  • Dix

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    Once a birth order name, now might work as a cool x-ending nickname. Read More 

  • Donatella

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    Stylish and dramatic, a la Donatella Versace. Read More 

  • Donatello

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    The name of the great Italian Renaissance sculptor known as Donatello (but born DONATO), is one that could easily emigrate to modern America, just like sister DONATELLA.Read More 

  • Duccio

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    The first name of the influential pre-Renaissance Sienese painter (pronounced DOO-chee-o) is a simple but lively modern possibility.Read More 

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