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.

  • Orion

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    Orion is a rising star, with both mythical and celestial overtones.

    The Greek mythological Orion was the legendary hunter who pursued the seven daughters of Atlas, was slain by the... Read More 

  • Picasso

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    A worthy honoree that would place a too-heavy expectation on a child, probably subjecting him to ridicule. Try Pablo instead. Read More 

  • Poe

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    An evocative unisex one-syllable name, Poe is most distinguished by its literary reference. Edgar Allan Poe was an influential American author and poet, credited with inventing the genres of... Read More 

  • Roald

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    This intriguing Scandinavian name is associated with Roald Dahl, author of the juvenile classics James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can honor an... Read More 

  • Rumer

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    Demi and Bruce made waves when they named their now-grown firstborn after novelist Rumer Godden; downside is its connection with the unpleasant word rumor. English author Godden was actually born... Read More 

  • Salinger

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    Fervent fans of The Catcher in the Rye might want to consider this as a literary tribute. More mainstream alternative: Holden.Read More 

  • Shaw

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    With the current taste for last names first, this sounds a lot cooler than Shawn; it also has creative connections to the great Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw, novelist Irwin Shaw, and Big... Read More 

  • Sonnet

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    Could there be a more poetic name than Sonnet? Actor Forest Whitaker was inspired to choose it for his daughter.

    The word sonnet derives from the Italian sonetto, meaning... Read More 

  • Story

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    An imaginative choice with an uptempo Cory/Rory/Tori sound, perfect for the child of a writer — or anyone with a good story to tell. Story has been finding some appreciation among celebs... Read More 

  • Thea

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    Thea is the Anglicized spelling of Theia, the Titan of sight and the shining light of the clear blue sky. She is the consort of Hyperion, and mother of Helios, Selene, and Eos. Whether pronounced... Read More 

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