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Looking for unusual baby names? You might find some of the choicest while watching a football game or a tennis match. While the legendary stars of sports history usually had regular guy names like Joe and Jimmy and Michael and Mickey (not to mention Billie Jean), some of the newer luminaries, as well as the surnames of classic athletes, offer options for baby names that go beyond the perimeters of that limited playing field.
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  • Landry

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    Landry may be redolent of laundry, but it's rising as a baby name for both sexes though more for boys over the past year. Dads may favor this as a sports hero name, after Dallas Cowboys coach Tom ... Read More 

  • Laver

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    Could be used as a hero tribute by tennis fans to honor Australian champ Rod, considered by many to be the greatest male player of all time.  Read More 

  • Lebron

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    The best-known bearer of this name by faris basketball superstar LeBron James.  Read More 

  • Lennox

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    Lennox is an aristocratic and powerful Scottish surname name made truly special by that final x. The worldwide fame of British boxer--World and Olympic champion--Lennox Claudius Lewis brought the ... Read More 

  • Lito

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    A peppy nickname name without too much substance. A modern bearer is Lito Sheppard, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback. Read More 

  • Lleyton

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    Lleyton is the novel spelling publicized by Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt. Other double 'L's are found in such Welsh names as LLOYD and LLEWELLYN. VARIATIONS: LAYTON, LEYTON Read More 

  • London

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    Popular for both sexes, replacing Paris, though as London rises into the Top 100 for girls, it's dipping a bit for boys. Read More 

  • Luther

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    Once restricted to evangelical Protestants honoring the ecclesiastical reformer and theologian Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant revolution. In more recent times it has been favored by paren... Read More 

  • Magic

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    For basketball fans. Read More 

  • Malone

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    Classic Irish surname with a lot of character and some interesting associations: the title character of a Samuel Beckett novel and basketball great Karl Malone.  Read More 

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