Top 96 Sports-Themed Names for Your Dog

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There are so many different ways to go if you want to give your dog a sports-related name. You can honor a favorite athlete or a team. Perhaps you’re a rabid fan of a particular sport. Sometimes, a dog’s appearance, talents, or personality suggest just the right name. Or maybe you just like the sound of a particular word. We’ve compiled 90 sports-themed names to get you started. We haven’t listed college mascots, because if you want to use one of those for your dog's name, you know exactly which one you like!

Male Sports Names for Dogs

(Andre) Agassi

(Muhammad) Ali

(Anton Ohno) Apolo

Babe (Ruth)

(David) Beckham

Bo (Jackson)

(Usain) Bolt

(Tom) Brady

Cobb . . . or Ty

(Jack) Dempsey

Emmitt (Smith)

(Walt or Joe) Frazier

Gordy (Howe)

(Wayne) Gretzky

(Ken) Griffey

Honus (Wagner)

Hogan . . . or Hulk

(Derek) Jeter

Kobe (Bryant)

Lionel (Messi)

Magic (Johnson)

(Peyton or Eli, depending on who you root for) Manning

(Arnold)Palmer

Pelé

Rafa (Nadal)

(Cal) Ripken

(Cristiano) Ronaldo

Satchel (Paige)

Shaq (O'Neal)

Tiger (Woods)

(Mike)Tyson

Willie (Mays or other Willies of your choice)

Yogi (Berra)

 

Female Sports Names for Dogs

Althea (Gibson)

Annika (Sörenstam)

Babe (Didrikson Zaharias)

Billie Jean (King)

Bonnie (Blair)

Brandi (Chastain)

Carli (Lloyd)

Chrissie (Evert)

Coco (Miller)

Danica (Patrick)

Flo Jo (Florence Griffith Joyner)

Gabby (Douglas)

Hope . . . or Solo, both work

Jackie (Joyner-Kersee)

Kemba (Walker)

Laila (Ali)

Lindsey (Vonn)

Lolo (Jones)

Martina (Navratilova)

Mary Lou (Retton)

Mia (Hamm)

Misty (May-Treanor)

Nadia (Comăneci)

Picabo (Street)

(Carly) Piper

(Cathy) Rigby

Ronda (Rousey)

Serena (Williams)

Sonje (Henie)

Steffi (Graf)

(Hannah) Teter

Venus (Williams)

Wilma (Rudolph)

 

Dog Names from Sports Terms

Ace

Bender

Blitz

Coach

Chip

Deuce

Divot

Frisbee

Gunner

Indy

Kayo (K.O.)

Maverick

Middie

Mulligan

Nike

Pepper

Puck

Rally

Ref

Ranger

Rookie

Rugby

Shea

Shortstop

Slugger

Wicket

Wrigley

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Thinking sport-related names might not be for you after all? Well we have just the thing for you to find the perfect name! Check out our naming tool for more suggestions, as well as our lists of top 100 boy names, top 100 girl names, most popular dog names, unique dog names, and cute dog names.

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