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Baby names inspired by fine art

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Discover artistic baby names

A name inspired by fine art gives your child a fascinating namesake. Didn’t pay attention in art history class? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of beautiful names from art and artists from around the globe.
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As you peruse baby names to find the perfect name for your little one, have you considered browsing the halls of a museum? Art history provides beautiful names from the around the world and through the centuries. Draw inspiration from painters, sculptors, subjects and even the names of paintings. To save you a trip to the fine art museum (we know your feet are tired), we’ve compiled a great list of baby names inspired by fine art.

Baby names inspired by the names of paintings

These baby names for girls are names drawn from the subjects of famous paintings from around the world.

  • Adele (from Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I)
  • Dora (from Dora Maar au Chat)
  • Elizabeth (from Elizabeth Tudor as a Princess)
  • Eve (from The Creation of Eve)
  • Jane (from Portrait of Jane Seymour)
  • June (from Flaming June)
  • Maja (from Clothed Maja)
  • Marilyn (from Turquoise Marilyn)
  • Miranda (from Miranda — The Tempest)
  • Mona (from Mona Lisa)
  • Sarah (from Portrait of Sarah Siddons)
  • Venus (from The Birth of Venus)

Baby names from historical painters

These men and women are responsible for some of the most well-known paintings from history.

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Baby names from famous sculptors

Modern and classic sculptors lend their names to this list of unique baby names for boys and girls.

Baby names from modern artists

Draw inspiration for your baby boy names and baby girl names from artists from recent history and new media.

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Tips for baby names from fine art

When a name inspired by fine art catches your eye, take time to learn more about the artist or work of art behind it. You may find that you’re especially drawn to a certain painting or art piece. Your child may even grow up to take an interest in art. Imagine how special it would be to share that his or her name came from an influential artist?

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