75 Baby Names Inspired by Famous Artists
If you're looking for an artsy baby name, look no further than this list of 75 boy, girl, and gender-neutral names inspired by famous artists.
Updated April 22, 2022
You don't have to be an art expert to know many of the most famous artists in the world. There is art all around you if you know where to look. If you are looking to pay homage to your artsy side, why not choose one of these wonderful names for your brand new baby?
This list includes unique names that you don't hear used anymore, but the best part is that they each have significant meaning. Whether you are impressed by the work of Michelangelo or Frida Kahlo, there is something for all types of art lovers. Plus, even if you haven't heard of one of these artists but love their name, we included a little background to help you choose!
Baby Girl Artist Names
- Alma - Alma Thomas was an African-American painter and teacher during the 20th century.
- Angelica - Angelica Kauffman was a Swiss painter who is known for her landscapes and as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London.
- Anni - Anni Albers was an American textile artist who frequently experimented with abstract materials and colors.
- Artemisia - Artemisia Gentileschi was an Italian painter in the 17th century who pushed boundaries and brought forward female representation in her art.
- Barbara - Barbara Kruger is an American artist and photographer that combined her photos with text and other imagery.
- Berthe - Berthe Morisot was a French painter and impressionist who often painted domestic and intimate scenes.
- Edmonia - Edmonia Lewis was an American sculptor and one of the only recognized African American women as an artist in the 19th century.
- Elisabeth - Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun was a French painter known for her portraits and Neoclassical style.
- Eva - Eva Hesse was an American sculptor who was part of the post-minimalism art movement.
- Faith - Faith Ringgold is an American painter and mixed media sculptor in Harlem New York City.
- Frida - Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who gained fame in the United States and you can find her work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as well as The Art of This Century Gallery in New York.
- Georgia - Georgia O'Keeffe was an American artist who is known as the "Mother of American Modernism."
- Gwendolyn - Gwendolyn Knight was an American artist who has had several major exhibitions and also received the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Helen - Helen Frankenthaler was an American expressionist painter and her work has been in exhibitions worldwide since the 1950s.
- Hilma - Hilma Af Klint was a Swedish artist whose work was composed of abstract compositions based on spiritual ideals.
- Janine - Janine Antoni is an American contemporary artist that focuses on feminine ideals.
- Joan - Joan Mitchell was an American painter known for her abstract expansive works with Van Gogh and Matisse as some of her inspirations.
- Judith - Judith Scott was an American sculptor who has had many exhibitions and was one of the few famous artists with developmental disabilities.
- Kara - Kara Walker is an American contemporary artist and is the current Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
- Lavinia - Lavinia Fontana was a Bolognese Mannerist painter and is known as the first female career artist in Western Europe.
- Leonora - Leonora Carrington was a Mexican artist and one of the founding members of the 1970s women's liberation movement that took place in Mexico.
- Louise - Louise Bourgeois was a French American artist and some of her most well-known works include Femme Maison and Destruction of the Father.
- Marie - Marie Laurencin was a French painter and one of the only female Cubists.
- Mary - Mary Cassatt was an American painter who worked closely with Edgar Degas and impressionists.
- Mira - Mira Lehr is an American artist whose work has been exhibited all over the United States and especially in New York and Florida.
- Natalia - Natalia Goncharova was a Russian avant-garde artist and was a founding member of the Jack of Diamonds and Donkey's Tail.
- Rosa - Rosa Bonheur was a French artist who is exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
- Sonia - Sonia Delaunay was a French artist who co-founded the Orphism Art Movement.
- Suzanne - Suzanne Valadon was a French painter who became the first female painter admitted to the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1894.
- Tamara - Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish painter who is best known for her portraits of Aristocrats in Art Deco style.
- Toba - Toba Khedoori is an Iraqi artist who has created several mixed media paintings and has had several solo exhibitions in the United States.
- Tracey - Tracey Emin is an English artist that uses a variety of media and is also a Royal Academia.
- Yayoi - Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist and one of the most important artists to come from Japan.
Baby Boy Artist Names
- Albrecht - Albrecht Durer was a German painter and is one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.
- Ansel - Ansel Adams was an American photographer who is known for his landscapes and helped found Group f/64.
- Bob - Bob Ross was an American painter and host of the television program The Joy of Painting.
- Caravaggio - Caravaggio was an Italian painter and a major influence on Baroque painting.
- Cezanne - Paul Cezanne was a French artist who is known for connecting 19th century Impressionism with 20th century Cubism.
- Claude - Claude Monet was a French painter and founder of impressionism.
- Edouard - Edouard Manet was a French painter and an important figure during the switch to Impressionism from Realism.
- Edvard - Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter who is best known for painting The Scream.
- Degas - Edgar Degas was a French artist who is credited with being one of the founders of Impressionism.
- Diego - Diego Rivera was a Mexican painter and helped establish the mural movement in Mexican art.
- Donatello - Donatello was an Italian sculptor during the Renaissance period.
- Goya - Francisco Goya was a Spanish painter and the most important Spanish artist during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Greco - El Greco was a Greek artist during the Spanish Renaissance.
- Gustav - Gustav Klimt was an Austrian painter and member of the Vienna Secession movement.
- Henri - Henri Matisse was a French artist who was a revolutionary of visual arts and known for his intense colors.
- Jackson - Jackson Pollock was an American painter and was well-known for his drip technique.
- Johannes - Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter whose famous work is The Girl With the Pearl Earring.
- Leonardo - Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian painter who is most known for this works The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa.
- Marcel - Marcel Duchamp was a French painter and his work is associated with Cubism and Dadaism.
- Mark - Mark Rothko was an American painter who is associated with the American Abstract Expressionist movement.
- Michelangelo - Michelangelo was an Italian artist who is most famous for his painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
- Norman - Norman Rockwell was an American painter and you can find most of his work at the Norman Rockwell Museum located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
- Pablo - Pablo Picasso was a Spanish artist who co-founded the Cubist movement.>/li>
- Paul - Paul Klee was a German artist who was so unique that his work didn't fit into one particular style, and he enjoyed media such as pastel and etching.
- Pierre-Auguste - Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a French painter and one of the leaders in developing Impressionism.
- Raphael - Raphael was an Italian painter of the high Renaissance and many of his works can be found at Vatican Palace.
- Rembrandt - Rembrandt was a Dutch painter who is one of the most important figures in Dutch art history.
- Rousseau - Henri Rousseau was a French painter known for his painting The Sleeping Gypsy.
- Rubens - Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish artist and considered one of the most influential individuals in the Flemish Baroque tradition.
- Salvador - Salvador Dali was a Spanish surrealist and has a very significant place in art history, especially with his best-known work The Persistence of Memory.
- Sandro - Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter during the early Renaissance period, and his most popular works can be found in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
- Seurat - Georges Seurat is a French artist who is known for chromoluminarism and pointillism.
- Titian - Titian was a Venetian painter and recognized as "The Sun Amidst Small Stars" by his peers in the art world.
- Turner - J. M. W. Turner or William Turner, was an English romantic painter and also was a printmaker who created The Liber Studiorum.
- Vincent - Vincent van Gogh was a dutch post-impressionist painter whose fame didn't come until after his death in 1890 and his work included landscapes and self-portraits. The Starry Night is one of the most famous paintings in the world.
- Wassily - Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter and there is an exhibition set for late 2021 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Gender Neutral Artist Names
- Alex - Alex Katz is an American artist and you can find some of his paintings at the Colby College Museum of Art in the Paul J. Schupf Wing.
- Andy - Andy Warhol was an American artist known for leading the pop art movement.
- Blake - William Blake was an English poet, but he was also a painter and was known for using the technique of "relief etching."
- Camille - Camille Pissarro was a Danish-French impressionist who is known for working with Georges Seurat.
- Francis - Francis Bacon was a British painter who was known for the recurring "screaming mouths" in much of his artwork.
- Rene - Rene Magritte was a Belgian artist who influenced surrealism and pop art.
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