Athlete Baby Names

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.
  • Landry

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    St. Landry was a seventh century bishop of Paris, founder of the city's first hospital. The name is more familiar in recent years thanks to legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, an... 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, LEYTONRead More 

  • London

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    In the US, London is popular for both sexes, though as the name rises into the Top 100 for girls, it's levelled off for boys. Of course, London is far less popular in the UK and other... 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... 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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