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Top 50 Sports Baby Names

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Are you looking for an upbeat, athletic baby name? If you are hoping to raise the next sports star, our list of athletic and sporty baby names is sure to inspire you. Come check out our Top 50 sporty baby names for boys and girls, along with their meanings!

Sporty baby boyThe image of an athlete is one of strength, power, grace, flexibity, speed and determination.

If you admire these traits (or are an athlete yourself) you may be interested in picking a name that falls into these categories.

Whether you hope for a son or daughter who is interested in sports or you just want your child to have a strong, graceful name, browse our list of the Top 50 sport names and their meanings!

Sports Baby Boy Names

Ahmad: This Arabic name means "highly praised."

Bo: This name has a Scandinavian origin and was the name of the famous multi-sport athlete Bo Jackson.

Brant: This Old English name is a variant of the name Brent.

Darian: This modern name might have originated from the names Adrian, Darren or Marion.

Dedrick: This Danish name means "power of the tribe."

Delvin: This Irish name means "godly friend."

Donnell: A Gaelic name, this means "world mighty."

Evander: Evander Holyfield is a famous boxer, and his name means Greek name meaning "good man."

Garroway: This Old English name means "spear fighter."

George: While not commonly known by the name his parents bestowed on him, George Herman Ruth Jr. (also known as Babe) is one of the most famous baseball players ever.

Griffith: A Welsh name, this means "strong chief."

Hank: For famous baseball player Hank Aaron, this name is another form of the name Henry.

Jack/Jackie: A popular name, it is a form of the name John and was made famous by Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball.

Jesse: This Hebrew name means "the Lord exists" and was the name of famous Olympian Jesse Owens.

Jordan: From one of the most iconic basketball players in history, Michael Jordan. This name is Hebrew in origin and means "down flowing."

Keane: This Irish name means "fighter, sharp wit."

Kenway: This Old English name means "brave or loyal fighter."

Irvin: This Gaelic name meaning "green or fresh water" is the last name of famous football player Michael Irvin.

Peyton: Peyton Manning is a top-rated quarterback in the NFL. His name means "fighting-man's estate."

Roddrick: This German name means "famous power."

Satchel: This Latin name meaning "sack" was made famous by baseball player Satchel Paige.

Seger: An Old English name, this name means "sea fighter."

Tobin: A Hebrew name, this means "God is good."

Torrance: An Irish Gaelic name, this means "little hills."

Varden: A French name, this means "green knoll."

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Sports Baby Girl Names

Adira: Meaning "strong, noble, powerful," this is a Hebrew name.

Anna: One of the most famous female tennis players, Anna Kournikova's name is known worldwide.

Annika: Meaning "sweet faced," this is the name of a world-famous golfer -- Annika Sörenstam.

Beryn: This Greek name means "light green gemstone."

Brites: This Portuguese name means "power."

Danica: This Slavic name, meaning "morning star," is the name of racing star Danica Patrick.

Devi: A Hindi name, this means "goddess."

Devorah: This is a Hebrew name meaning "bee."

Doveva: This Hebrew name means "graceful."

Fortney: This Latin name means "strong."

Jerica: An American name, this means "strong, gifted ruler."

Justine: Justine Henin, a famous tennis player, has a name that means "fair, upright."

Kendra: This Welsh name means "greatest champion."

Laila: This Arabic name means "night beauty" and is the name of MuMuhammad Ali's champion boxer daughter.

Lana: This Gaelic name means "little rock."

Linden: This is the name of a tall tree with heart-shaped leaves.

Lorena: A variation of the name Laura, Lorena Ochoa is a famous golfer.

Maeve: A Gaelic name, this means "intoxicating." It comes from the name of a legendary warrior queen of 1st century Ireland.

Misty: Misty May-Treanor is an Olympic beach volleyball player, and her name is of Old English origin and means "mist."

Nadia: This Russian name means "hope" and was made famous by gymnast Nadia Comaneci.

Perrin: This is the female form of the name Peter, which means "rock."

Rochelle: This French name means "little rock."

Serena: Serena Williams, a famous tennis player, whose name means "serene, calm."

Simona: Simona Amanar is a gymnastic Olympic medalist and her name means "hear, listen."

Sonja: Meaning "wisdom," Sonja Henie was the name of a famous figure skater from Norway.

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