Gymnastics Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Gymnastics is a sport that is both males and females participate in, requiring strength and flexibility, as well as agility, coordination and endurance. For those who are fans of the sport, whether participating in or watching it, a gymnastics-inspired dog name may be of interest. Each time that you call the name of your new friend, you will be reminded of the activity that you love, bringing to mind memories that make you smile. For those considering a gymnastics-inspired name for their pup, there are plenty of places to look for ideas.

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Gymnastics Inspired Dog Name Considerations

As you think about just the right name for your new pup, the idea of a gymnastics-inspired name may come to mind. Perhaps your dog has shown some moves that make you think he has some acrobatic skill. This may remind you of a particular gymnast, a move in the sport, or one of the apparatus on which gymnasts perform.

A gymnastics-inspired name may be ideal for someone who loves the sport because calling his name will be an ongoing reminder of something that is important to you in your life. You can choose to honor your new pal with the name of a gymnast who has inspired you over the course of your life, or for an event in the sport that brings to mind positive memories. It can also be fun to name your pooch after a particular move in the sport that you were excited to have mastered.

Whatever your reasons for choosing a gymnastics-inspired name for your canine pal, you should not have difficulty finding possibilities to consider. Upon naming your pooch you will enjoy ongoing reminders of the sport that you love every time you call his name. 

Male Gymnastics Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Jahn
For Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, a German gymnastics educator considered to be the father of the sport
7
Ten
The highest score that a gymnast can earn
6
Ring
For the rings, an apparatus that male gymnasts compete on
6
Otto
As in Otto Boehnke, a member of the men’s Olympic gymnastics team in 1904
5
Bart
For Bart Connor, an American gymnast who won two gold medals in the 1984 Olympics
5
Salto
A somersault or flip; can be forward or backward
4
Kurt
An American gymnast who was a member of the 1976 Olympic team; was the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal in floor exercise in a world championship
4
Jacob
For Jacob Dalton, an American gymnast who competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games
4
George
For George Aschenbrenner, a member of the men’s Olympic gymnastics team in 1904
4
Chainey
For 1996 U.S. Olympic team member Chainey Umphrey
3
Peter
Peter Vidmar, an American gymnast who competed in the 1984 Olympics
3
Buck
A short gymnastics horse that does not have pommels; may be used for training
3
Iron
A strength pose that athletes perform on the still rings
3
Danell
Danell Leyva is a Cuban-American gymnast who competed in the Olympics for the United States in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics
3
Kip
A skill on the uneven bars that functions as a way of getting on the bar
3
Daggett
For Tim Daggett, an American gymnast who competed for the United States in the 1984 Olympics
2
Gym
For gymnastics as well as the gym, where athletes practice their sport
1
Mitch
First American gymnast to score a 10 in the Olympics (1984 games); has two gymnastics skills named for him
1
Vault
For the apparatus that both men and women perform on
1
Kolman
A release move that is performed on the bars; the gymnast will leave the bar, somersault backwards two times with one full twist, re-catching the bar
1
Flex
Flexibility, a skill that is required in the sport of gymnastics
1
Yin
For Yin Alvarez, the stepfather and coach of Danell Leyva, who shows a lot of enthusiasm when Danell performs
1
Ono
For Japanese gymnast Takashi Ono, who participated in four Olympic games
0
Horse
For the pommel horse, an apparatus that the men compete on
0
Uchimura
As in Kohei Uchimura, a gymnast from Japan who has been so dominant he has been called “Superman” and “the King”
0
Horton
Refers to Jonathan Horton, a U.S. gymnast, now currently a broadcaster
-1
Yurchenko
For Natalia Yurchenko, a Soviet gymnast
-1
Gainer
A skill in gymnastics where the athlete completes a backward flip while proceeding forward
-2
Able
For Abie Grossfeld, the coach of the U.S. men’s Olympic team in 1984 and 1988
-2
Hamm
Morgan and Paul Hamm, twins who were members of the U.S. Olympic team in 2000 and 2004

Female Gymnastics Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Manna
A strength move involving pressing with ones hands while the legs and hips are raised
7
Hoop
For the hoop, an apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics
6
Barani
A forward flip with a half twist completed in a layout position
6
Aimee
As in Aimee Boorman, coach of Olympic champion Simone Biles
5
Nadia
Refers to Nadia Comaneci, the first gymnast to be given a perfect 10 at an Olympic event (in 1976)
5
Shannon
For Shannon Miller, the 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion
5
Nastia
For Nastia Liukin, a gymnast from the United States who was the 2008 Olympic all-around champion
5
Olga
Olga Korbut, a gymnast from Belarus, a member of the Soviet team; the first gymnast inducted into the Internation Gymnastics Hall of Fame
5
Marta
Coach and team coordinator for USA Gymnastics
5
Elfi
For Elfi Schlegel, a top Canadian gymnast and gymnastics broadcaster
5
Cartwheel
A skill in gymnastics where one moves to the side, from hands to feet
5
Bo
For Chinese gymnast Yang Bo; the “Yang Bo” is also a move rated as a D element that the gymnast created
4
Sparta
Sparta, in ancient Greece where gymnastics first developed
4
Uga
For the Gym Dogs mascot, a Bulldog
3
Kerri
Kerri Strug, an American gymnast who competed in the 1996 Olympics
3
Nellie
Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim, the second woman to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics
3
Arabesque
When someone stands on one leg and raises the other 45 degrees
2
Aerial
A move in gymnastics where one rotates in the air without touching the floor or beam; also called a no-handed cartwheel or front walkover
2
Fig
The gymnastics’ governing body (FIG)
1
Mary Lou
An American gymnast who won the all-around gold in the 1984 Olympics
1
Svetlana
Svetlana Khorkina, a gymnast from Russia who competed in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics
1
Simone
Simone Biles, the 2016 Olympic all-around gold medalist
1
Dominique
For two US gymnasts by that name; Dawes and Moceanu
0
Henrietta
Henrietta Onodi is a Hungarian gymnast who competed in the Olympics in 1992 and 1996
-2
Aly
Aly Raisman, an Olympic gymnast for the United States who was the team captain in 2012 and 2016
-2
Goldie
In reference to the Olympic gold medal that competitive gymnasts aim to earn
-3
Beam
An apparatus on which female gymnasts perform
-3
Suzanne
Suzanne Yoculan, Gym Dogs coach from 1983-2009
-3
Okino
A triple turn completed on the beam; named for gymnast Betty Okino
-3
Anna
For Anna Bessonova, a rhythmic gymnast from the Ukraine who has won 24 medals in the world championships

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