Sports Inspired Dog Names

0 Stories
7 Votes

Introduction

Wherever you are in the world, it is almost guaranteed that sports is a huge part of your country’s culture. Sports have made a huge impact in both history and modern pop culture, with millions of people cheering for their respective favorites. For some, their love for sports has impacted their personal lifestyles. This is why it is no surprise that some fans who also happen to be dog owners have chosen a name for their pooch that reflects their love for sports. Whether a fan of baseball, basketball, football, and more, dog lovers can easily draw inspiration for a name based on their favorite sport. 

Book First Walk Free!

Sports Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture

Sports Inspired Dog Name Considerations

One of the many responsibilities that comes with acquiring a new pooch is the task of choosing the perfect name. While there are those who opt for simple, easy-to-remember dog names, most owners often prefer a name that is special to them or one that matches their dog’s individuality. A rule of thumb in naming your dog is to choose a name that is not too long, preferably one that contains only one or two syllables. Dogs are typically only able to recall the first two syllables of any word, which is why this general “rule” was established.

For sports aficionados who want to choose a sports-related name for their dog, the options are endless. One way to narrow down the field (no pun intended) is to relate your choice of name to your dog’s attributes. For instance, if you have a dog who runs really fast, you may choose the name “Bolt”, which means “to run quickly” and is also an homage to Olympic runner Usain Bolt. Or, if your male dog loves to play catch, you may name him after famous baseball players such as Babe Ruth or Barry Bonds.

To keep things simple, many dog owners can also settle for their personal favorites. For example, fans of the Los Angeles Lakers may name their dogs after any of the team’s most popular players. Ultimately, the decision all boils down to your personal preference.  

Male Sports Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
1
Shaq
After basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal; good for big dogs
1
Coach
An athletic trainer or instructor
1
Cricket
A bat and ball game famous in England; good for English breeds
0
Archer
Someone who excels at archery
0
Ali
After legendary boxer Muhammad Ali
0
Kobe
After basketball superstar Kobe Bryant; good name for Japanese dog breeds
0
Gretzky
After hockey player Wayne Gretzky
0
Rookie
Someone new to a sport
0
Tiger
After famous golf player Tiger Woods
0
Agassi
After tennis player Andre Agassi
0
Beckham
After football star David Beckham
0
Homer
A slang term meaning “home run”
0
Magic
After basketball hall of famer Magic Johnson
0
Jeter
After baseball star Derek Jeter
0
Brady
After football star Tom Brady
0
Racquet
A kind of bat used for sports like tennis and squash
0
Hawk
After pro skater Tony Hawk
0
Lionel
After football superstar Lionel Messi
0
Boxer
Someone who participates in boxing
0
Soccer
A sport played by getting the ball past the goalkeepers and into the net
0
Yankee
From baseball team New York Yankees
0
Maverick
From NBA team Dallas Mavericks
0
Hamilton
After Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton
0
Ronaldo
After football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo
0
Phelps
After Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps; good for dogs who love water
0
Jordan
After basketball superstar Michael Jordan
0
Bronco
After NFL team Denver Broncos
0
Mitt
Another word used for baseball glove
0
Strike
Occurs in baseball when the batter swings and misses a pitch
-1
Bolt
After Olympic runner Usain Bolt; good for speedy dogs

Female Sports Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
1
Nike
Greek goddess of victory; also a famous sports apparel brand
1
Hope
After soccer star Hope Solo
1
Derby
A sports event between teams of the same area
0
Venus
After tennis player Venus Williams
0
Billie Jean
After iconic tennis player Billie Jean King
0
Serena
After tennis player Serena Williams
0
Babe
After Olympic champion Babe Zaharias and baseball player Babe Ruth
0
Pepper
Slang baseball term referring to the exercise done pre-game
0
Jackie
After Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee
0
Mia
After soccer player Mia Hamm
0
Jazz
After NBA team Utah Jazz
0
Pova
From tennis player Maria Sharapova
0
Raven
After NFL team Baltimore Ravens; good for black dogs
0
Tracy
After Olympic swimmer and record holder Tracy Anne Caulkins
0
Bonnie
After speedskating legend Bonnie Blair
0
Spark
After WNBA team Los Angeles Sparks
0
Dorothy
After baseball fielder Dorothy Schroeder
0
Rosey
From New York Giants player Rosey Brown
0
Annie
Slang term used to refer to baseball groupies
0
Chelsea
After English football team Chelsea F.C.
0
Angel
After baseball team Los Angeles Angels
0
Knick
After basketball team New York Knicks
0
Martina
After tennis player Martina Navratilova
0
Rudolph
After Olympic track & field medalist Wilma Rudolph
0
Dara
After Olympic swimmer Dara Torres
0
Ace
Slang term in baseball used to refer to the team’s best starting pitcher
0
Blitz
A defensive attack in football
0
Lindsey
After Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn
0
Danica
After NASCAR driver Danica Patrick
0
Peggy
After American figure skater Peggy Fleming

Community Dogs With Sports Inspired Names