Creative Baby Names

Creative baby names can be drawn from the worlds of art, music, design, or literature. Creative baby names for boys and girls include the following.

  • Calliope

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Calliope is the name of the muse of epic poetry -- and also the musical instrument on the merry-go-round. Bold and creative, it would not be the easiest name for a girl lacking such qualities. It... Read More 

  • Cerulean

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cerulean is just beginning to be heard as a name. Though Cerulean works as a name for both genders; the fact that it's a majestic light blue makes it particularly appropriate for a boy. Read More 

  • Chandler

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    For a generation, this name will always be linked to 1990s hit TV series Friends. Whether this is a positive or a negative will depend on your fondness for the show, and character... Read More 

  • Darius

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well... Read More 

  • Dharma

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In Buddhism, Dharma embodies the basic principles of cosmic existence--making it a fitting name for the hippyish character on the sitcom Dharma and Greg, whose middle name was Freedom. ... Read More 

  • Djuna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Novelist Djuna Barnes introduced this interesting and unusual name with an arty, Bohemian feel to the mix. She explained that it was invented by her father, saying it came about as a combination... Read More 

  • Dmitri

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Exotic, artistic and attractive Slavic version of the name of the Greek god of fertility and farming.Read More 

  • Dylan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Dylan still feels poetic and romantic after years of popularity. A Welsh name tied to the sea, Dylan was a legendary sea god who prompted all the waters of Britain and Ireland to weep when he... Read More 

  • Electra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Though the tragedies of the Greeks and Eugene O'Neill that used this name are filled with incest and murder, Electra is still a brilliant choice. Isabella Rossellini chose the gentler Italian... Read More 

  • Elia

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A multicultural appellation, found in Hebrew, Italian, and Zuni, this likable name made famous by director Elia Kazan's only problem is the feminine a ending. But then again, that never... Read More 

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