Artistic Baby Names

  1. Manzu
    • Origin:

      Italian artist name
    • Description:

      Could make a singularly creative choice inspired by modern Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzù.
  2. Rabanne
    • Origin:

      Spanish surname
    • Description:

      A plausible unisex name, inspired by Basque fashion designer Paco (actually born Francisco Cuervo)--who was known for his 1960s "Unwearables "--metal-linked plastic dresses and designs for the futuristic movie "Barbarella."
  3. Cellini
    • Origin:

      Italian surname
    • Description:

      Benvenuto Cellini, the great Italian sculptor and writer -- a true Renaissance man -- could inspire this creative choice.
  4. Braque
    • Origin:

      Artist name
    • Description:

      A strikingly creative and unique name well worth considering, recalling the great cubist paintings of Georges Braque.
  5. Picabia
    • Origin:

      Artist name
    • Description:

      A middle name idea to honor surrealist painter Francis.
  6. Soutine
    • Origin:

      French artist name
    • Description:

      Creative choice relating to the Lithuanian-born expressionist painter known for his bold, vibrantly colored canvases.
  7. Greco
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "from Greece"
    • Description:

      A name with a lot of panache, with ties to the great Spanish Mannerist painter El Greco--though his real name was DOMENICOS.
  8. Manet
    • Origin:

      French artist name
    • Description:

      Manet is the accessible, attractive name of an Impressionist great; it could be the next Monet.
  9. Ponti
    • Origin:

      Italian surname
    • Meaning:

      "bridge"
    • Description:

      A surname not particularly suitable as a first name, even though it's attached to influential architect Gio Ponti--and it is Sophia Loren's married name.
  10. Pelli
    • Origin:

      Latin surname
    • Description:

      The renowned Argentina-born architect Cesar Pelli, designer of some of the world's tallest buildings, could provide naming inspiration for an architectural family.
  11. Tadao
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "satisfied"
    • Description:

      Borne by the esteemed Japanese architect Tadao Ando.
  12. Currier
    • Origin:

      English occupational surname
    • Meaning:

      "person who dressed leather after it was tanned"
    • Description:

      Has a fresh occupational name feel, combined with old-fashioned Currier & Ives charm.
  13. O'keeffe
    • Origin:

      Irish surname
    • Description:

      If you love the venerable Southwestern painter but feel Georgia's gotten too overheated, you might want to go all the way to this Irish surname in the fashionable O' family.
  14. Gauguin
    • Origin:

      French surname
    • Description:

      We've heard artists' surnames MONET and MANET used as first names, and so, even though it's a bit of a stretch, the family name of the great post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin (go-GAN) could be a possibility.
  15. Vigee
    • Origin:

      French surname
    • Description:

      This portion of the name of the famous eighteenth century French painter Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun could make a cute and perky girl's name.
  16. Robbia
    • Origin:

      Italian surname
    • Description:

      A creative alternative to the dated Robin, and also a reference to the famed Della Robbia family of Florentine Renaissance artists.
  17. Maillol
    • Origin:

      Artist name
    • Description:

      Aristide Maillol was a French sculptor whose last name might be translated as a first.