Do you consider yourself a fashionista? A tastemaker? A modish mama? If you enjoy great design and sport a stylish wardrobe, you know the value in looking your best. A baby’s name is an extension of your personal style that should reflect your taste and interests. Looking for a name with a je ne sais quoi is easier said than done! In old Italian baby name books, authors suggested that the name you chose impacts your child’s destiny. For instance, if you named your child Donato he would be destined for a life full of good fortune.
Now, we all know a name will not seal a child’s fate. However, the authors of those naming books had the right idea. You should put a good deal of thought into your baby’s name and make a wise decision. Choosing a fashionable, hip, and stylish name for your child will not only make them sound cool, but it will also make you look good too! Here are 25 uber-stylish baby names picked exclusively to fit chic parents.
Pierre is an effortlessly stylish name. Famed Italian designer Pierre Cardin is an accomplished and stylish figure with the name. Pierre comes from French origins and means “stone.”
Chloë has Greek origins and means “blooming.” Actor Chloë Sevigny is a style icon who bears this name and gives it some fashionista clout.
Tag is simply a cool name for a boy. The name has Irish origins and means “handsome.” Whenever we hear Tag, we think of the Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer.
Vera Wang has designed everything from evening wear to figure-skating costumes, but she’s best known for her stunning wedding gowns. Vera has origins in both Latin and Russian and means “true” or “faith.”
Jean Paul Gaultier, the French haute couture designer is famous for his own eponymous fashion label and for being the director of womenswear at French luxury house Hermès. Jean is a popular name across Europe and it has roots in Hebrew and means “the Lord is gracious.”
One of the most recognizable women on the planet, Naomi Campbell is a fashion icon. And, we love her name! Naomi has origins in Hebrew and means “pleasantness.”
Tom Ford is an accomplished fashion designer and filmmaker. While Tom is a fine name, we think his surname, Ford is a touch more interesting. It’s an Irish topographic name that refers to a passing or river crossing.
Audrey Hepburn was a chic actor and major fashion influencer particularly when she partnered with Hubert de Givenchy and Edith Head for a number of films. The name Audrey has origins in the Old English name Aethelthryth and means “noble” or “strength.”
American fashion designer Zac Posen created some of the hottest red carpet looks of all time. We love his name, Zac, and its spelling. Zac has origins in Hebrew and means “the Lord has remembered.”
Bianca Jagger had an unusual style that came to optimize 70s rock ‘n’ roll glam. She was a staple of the Studio 54 scene and really knew how to modernize a look. The name Bianca has Italian origins and means “white.”
Austrian designer Helmut Lang became world-famous in the 1980s for his severe yet minimalist designs. The name Helmut is of German origin and means “healthy spirit.”
Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis or Jackie became known as the “first lady of fashion.” Her clean, simple modern looks shaped a generation of women’s style. The name Kennedy is of Irish origin and means “misshapen head.” Don’t let the meaning sway you. Kennedy is becoming a very popular unisex given name.
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Klein is a widely used surname that has roots in German and Dutch. The name means “small.” Calvin Klein is an American fashion designer who grew into one of the biggest names in retail. While we love the name Calvin, we think Klein is a bit more stylish.
Anaïs Bordier is a London, and Paris-based fashion designer. Her fun designs push the envelope and are wholly creative and contemporary. The name Anaïs has roots in French and Hebrew and means “grace.”
The name Marc is a shortened form of the Latin name Marcus and means “mars” or “god of war.” Marc Jacobs is an eccentric American fashion designer who started two fashion lines of his own and designed for luxury brand Louis Vuitton.
Designer Inès de la Fressange became the first model to sign an exclusive contract with an haute couture house, Chanel, where she became Karl Lagerfeld’s muse. The name Inès has origins in Greek and Latin and means “chaste.”
Dante Trussardi was a Milano based fashion designer who started out as a leather gloves maker. The name Dante is Italian and means “enduring.” We love this name!
Stella McCartney was the creative director of Chloe before launching her own label, Stella. She is a fashion force to be reckoned with and a great inspiration for a baby girl’s name. Stella has origins in Latin and means “star.”
Levi Strauss immigrated to the US in 1853 and would go on to create the Levi’s brand of denim jeans that’s beloved worldwide. The name Levi has Hebrew origins and means “joined” or “attached.”
The 1958 musical rom-com Gigi features a young woman learning the ways of high society. We love the character Gigi and also the name. For a more current reference, consider Gigi Hadid who’s a very fashionable model. The name Gigi is a shortened form of Virginia and Georgina and is very common in France. The name means “earth-worker” or “God is gracious.”
The late L’Wren Scott was world-renowned for her gown designs. While Scott is a great name, we love the way Wren sounds. Alternatively spelled, Ren, Wren is a great gender-neutral name that means “bird.”
Vogue’s Anna Wintour is one of the most powerful people in fashion. She named her daughter Bee after giving birth in 1987. The name Bee was traditionally used as a nickname, but we think Wintour had it right by using it as a given name. The name means “bee” like a bumblebee or “joyful.”
Alexander McQueen was one of the most prolific fashion designers to ever live. In addition to creating his own label, McQueen also designed for Givenchy. Alexander is a name with Greek origins that means “defender of men.”
Parker is a jolly unisex name that always makes us smile when we hear it. Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the most fashionable people on the planet and would look like a goddess wearing a burlap sack. Parker is an English occupational name that means “someone who keeps the park.”
Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes was a pioneering African-American fashion designer who outfitted the biggest and brightest stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. She famously designed the playboy bunny costume, the first commercial costume to be registered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The name Zelda has roots in German and means “dark battle” and in Yiddish and means “blessing.” Zelda is an excellent, fashionable name for a little girl.
For fashion fans, these 25 baby names are exceptional choices that nod to some of the finest artists in the industry. We love these names and all that they mean. Giorgio Armani once said, “Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” We feel the same about baby names.