Are you searching for the perfect artistic baby name for your future Monet or Matisse? From names of famous artists to their amazing works of art, check out our ideas for artistic baby names for boys and girls.
Artistic baby names are unique and are a great choice for parents wanting to give their child an unusual, yet beautiful name. “All children are artists,” said the great Pablo Picasso. “The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Baby names inspired by artists
From Leonardo da Vinci to Sandro Botticelli, the names of the greats are as unique as their works of art. Many of these names can be given to boys and girls — you be the judge! For some names, such as Pablo Picasso, where both the first and last name would make great names, I have included both.
Baby names inspired by works of art
If you want to find an artistic name that is not as obvious as naming your child after a famous artist, why not look to their works of art for inspiration? Check out the list of unique names inspired by the great works of art.
- Mona: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
- Venus: Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
- Madonna: Michelangelo’s Madonna of the Stairs
- Dominic: Michelangelo’s The Ark of St Dominic
- Magdalene: Donatello’s Magdalene Penitent
- Rose: Monet’s The Rose-Way in Giverny
- Virginia: Frida Kahlo’s Portrait of Virginia
Create your own artistic name
If you are the artistic type and want to create or come up with your own artistic name, search out exotic baby names that have unique meanings. Browse through our list of baby names by origins (Italian, French, Irish, etc.) to help you get started.
As with many famous artists, like Michelangelo or Monet, it is important to have a first or last name that can stand on their own — and look amazing when signed at the bottom of their artwork. If your last name seems too ordinary or common, make sure the first name has an added flair to it.
In general, longer names (such as Salvador or Raphael) sound more artistic than shorter names. However, if you want to keep the name shorter, you might want to consider modern and edgy names, such as Zander or Shadow. You could also choose a first name that starts with the same letter as your last name, such as Ansel Adams or Pablo Picasso.