If you have a pupper that is full of energy and likes to play with you or with other pets in the home, then choosing a name that is eponymous to a sporting superstar is a no-brainer. For some, the mere fact that their doggy sits by their side as they get to enjoy sports on TV is enough reason to give their pooch a sport-related name.
When choosing a name for your dog based on a sport, there are several considerations that you need to keep in mind. For example, the last thing that you would want is to name your pooch after a disgraced sports persona. As such, it is best to go for the names of sporting heroes with pawrific track records and names of people that have proved their prowess over time. If this criterion is too treacherous for you, then choosing a name based on a sporting term is a safer bet. Check out these top athlete and sports inspired names that just may be pawrfect for your athletic pup.
If you are a tennis fan, then you must know Serena Williams. Twice she held all the Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously. Serena is definitely a worthy name for an active female dog with a commanding presence.
If your tail-wagger loves to play in the snow or in the cold weather, then Puck is a great name for them.
Usain Bolt is the retired, but current world record holder in the 200m, 100m and 4X100m relay races. Bolt is a name best reserved for male dogs that have a need for speed.
One of the biggest female names in the professional car racing world is Danica Patrick, who holds several records. Danica is a great name for a competitive dog with a pioneering spirit.
Muhammad Ali is considered one of the best boxers of all time. If you have a pup that loves to be active and has a personality that is larger than life, then Ali is a great name.
Frisbee is the obvious name for a pupper that loves to play frisbee or catch. Frisbee is also a great name if your pooch loves to play with toys.
Ronda Rousey is one of the most famous mixed martial arts fighters. Ronda is a great name for a high-spirited dog that loves to play rough.
Hulk Hogan is considered one of the most recognized professional wrestlers of all time. If your pooch loves to wrestle, then how about naming them after one of the greatest?
Blitz means several different things depending on the sport. If your pup has an affinity to football, soccer, or rugby then blitz is a great name for them.
Laila Ali is one of the greatest female boxers of all time who retired undefeated. If you have a pooch that is a champion in a sporting endeavor, then Laila is a great name to choose.
If you have a barker that loves to direct other dogs, pets, or animals then Coach is a great name for them.
Ever loyal to the LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant ranks third in all-time scoring during a regular season. If you have a pup that is a prolific and athletic champion, then Kobe is a woofderful catchy name.
Flo Jo or Florence Griffith Joyner is considered the fastest woman of all-time and has set records in 100m and 200m races. If you have a dog that loves to run fast, then Flo Jo is the pawfect name.
Babe Ruth also nicknamed the ‘Bambino,’ and is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. If your pooch loves to play catch, then Babe is a great name to choose.
Ref which is short for referee is a great name to choose for a dog that is lively and at the same time commands authority and respect.