Super Name Sunday: Names From Super Bowl XLV

Super Name Sunday: Names From Super Bowl XLV

While the country’s attention will be focused on football this Super Bowl Sunday, some of us may be more interested in another aspect of the action: The crazy names of the players, of course!  Nameberry’s new intern Robert Harclerode breaks down the most interesting names on both teams:

The Super Bowl has displayed a vast amount of talent and drama, but it has also showcased some of the most unique names on one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers both boast their own separate historic franchises, as well as their own fascinating names within the Super Bowl’s past.  In Super Bowl I & II, which both ended in Green Bay victories, Bart Starr was named the Most Valuable Player. Other great Packers in those first Super Bowls include Forrest Gregg, Boyd Dowler, Elijah Pitts, Max McGee, Lionel Aldridge, and Zeke Bratkowski.

The Steelers also had their share of unique names that have won the Super Bowl MVP in the past such as Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw and Santonio Holmes.

Here are some distinctive names to listen for in this year’s Super Bowl showdown:

Green Bay Packers

ATARI Bigby – #20 – Safety

CLAY Matthews – #52 – Linebacker

CULLEN Jenkins – #77 – Defensive End

DARYN Colledge – #73 – Guard

DESMOND Bishop – #55 – Linebacker

DIMITRI Nance – #23 – Running Back

DIYRAL Briggs – #53 – Linebacker

GRAHAM Harrell – #6 – Quarterback

JARIUS Wynn – #94 – Defensive End

JARRETT Bush – #24 – Cornerback

JORDY Nelson – #87 – Wide Receiver

KOREY Hall – #35 – Fullback

MASON Crosby – #2 – Kicker

QUINN Johnson – #45 – Fullback

TRAMON Williams – #38 – Cornerback

Pittsburgh Steelers

ANTONIO Brown – #84 – Wide Receiver and Kick Returner

ANTWAAN Randle El – #82 – Wide Receiver

ARNAZ Battle – #81 – Wide Receiver

BRYANT Mcfadden – #20 – Cornerback

BYRON Leftwich – #4 – Quarterback

CREZDON Butler – #28 – Cornerback

EMMANUEL Sanders – #88 – Wide Receiver

FLOZELL Adams – #71 – Offensive Tackle

HEATH Miller – #83 – Tight End

HINES Ward – #86 – Wide Receiver

IKE Taylor – #24 – Cornerback

ISSAC Redman – #33 – Running Back

KEENAN Lewis – #23 – Cornerback

KEYARON Fox – #57 – Linebacker

LAMARR Woodley – #56 – Linebacker

MAURKICE Pouncey – #53 – Center

MEWELDE Moore – #21 – Running Back

RAMON Foster – #73 – Offensive Tackle

RASHARD Mendenhall – #34 – Running Back

STEVENSON Sylvester – #55 – Linebacker

TRAI Essex – #79 – Guard

TROY Polamalu – #43 – Strong Safety

ZIGGY Hood – #96 – Defensive End

Nameberry intern Robert Harclerode is a student at Montclair State University where he majors in communication studies and minors in business and journalism. Robert is in the process of writing and managing his own sports blog.

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.