Category: baby names from sports
Nothing quite says summer like a hotdog at the ballpark. But next time you’re in the bleachers, America’s pastime might also give you some naming inspiration. So, grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and see if any of these names, taken from baseball greats past and present, hit any home runs for you.
This week’s news includes a wealth of names from Canada, lots of celebrity boy names, and naming stories from the worlds of rugby and baseball.
There’s a lot of online fanfare about the release of new name data, but have you ever heard of a real-life ceremony for the latest name stats?
The excitement generated by the recent Chicago Cubs World Series win – and by all the regular and post-season games leading up to it – could end up having an impact on the baby name charts in 2016. (I’m looking at you, Wrigley!)
But this shouldn’t be too surprising. Sports have been influencing baby names since the late 1800s. And I’m not just talking about the most high-profile sports like baseball, football, and basketball. I’m also talking about figure skating, gymnastics, running, skiing, rowing, boxing, car racing, horse racing, soccer, tennis, golf, the martial arts, and more.
As proof, here are a dozen sportspeople whose rise to fame can be linked to at least one baby name appearing on the U.S. baby name charts for the very first time:
By Lauren Der
Carrying their country’s flag into the Olympics opening ceremony is a great honor for any athlete. Many of the bearers have won medals in previous Olympics and are hopefuls this time around again. Most are big stars in their home countries, some internationally—representing the US this year, for example, is swimming champ Michael Phelps.
Here are some of the more interestingly named flag bearers from other countries.
Spring is here, and along with it comes the arrival of the Major League Baseball season. All thirty clubs have left spring training behind in Arizona and Florida, and now the regular season has begun. While the big names associated with large contracts garner the most attention, there are a number of talented players whose entrance into sports fame could be right around the corner.
Below are some interesting names of baseball’s top prospects. These are players who may not be in the big leagues quite yet, but their talent has them knocking at the door. It wouldn’t be surprising to see some of these players make their major league debuts this season.