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There are so many different ways to go if you want to give your dog a sports-related name. You can honor a favorite athlete or a team. Perhaps you’re a rabid fan of a particular sport. Sometimes, a dog’s appearance, talents, or personality suggest just the right name. Or maybe you just like the sound of a particular word. We’ve compiled 90 sports-themed names to get you started. We haven’t listed college mascots, because if you want to use one of those for your dog’s name, you know exactly which one you like!

Male Sports Names for Dogs

(Andre) Agassi (Muhammad) Ali (Anton Ohno) Apolo
Babe (Ruth) (David) Beckham Bo (Jackson)
(Usain) Bolt (Tom) Brady Ty (Cobb)
(Jack) Dempsey Emmitt (Smith) (Walt or Joe) Frazier
Gordy (Howe) (Ken) Griffey Honus (Wagner)
(Hulk) Hogan (Derek) Jeter Kobe (Bryant)
Lionel (Messi) Magic (Johnson) (Peyton or Eli) Manning
(Arnold) Palmer Pele Rafa (Nadal)
(Cal) Ripken (Cristiano) Ronaldo Satchel (Paige)
Shaq (O’Neal) Tiger (Woods) (Mike) Tyson
Willie (Mays) Yogi (Berra) (Joe) Montana
Buster Posey Kemba (Walker)

Female Sports Names for Dogs

Althea (Gibson) Billie Jean (King) Bonnie (Blair)
Brandi (Chastain) Carli (Lloyd) Chris (Evert)
Coco (Miller) Danica (Patrick) Flo Jo (Florence Griffith Joyner)
Gabby (Douglas) Hope Solo Jackie (Joyner-Kersee)
Eugenie Bouchard Laila (Ali) Lindsey (Vonn)
Lolo (Jones) Martina (Navratilova) Mary Lou (Retton)
Mia (Hamm) Misty (May-Treanor) Nadia (Comaneci)
Picabo (Street) (Carly) Piper (Cathy) Rigby
“Rowdy” Ronda (Rousey) Serena (Williams) Venus (Williams)
Sonje (Henie) Steffi (Graf) (Hannah) Teter
Wilma (Rudolph) Maria (Sharapova) Angelique (Kerber)
Holly (Holm)

Dog Names from Sports Terms

Ace Bender Blitz
Coach Chip Deuce
Divot Frisbee Gunner
Homer Indy Maverick
Middie Mulligan Nike
Pepper Puck Rally
Ranger Rookie Rugby
Shea Shortstop Slugger
Wicket Wrigley Birdie
Tackle Runner Trophy


Thinking sport-related names might not be for you after all? Well we have just the thing for you to find the perfect name! Check out our naming tool for more suggestions, as well as our lists of top 100 boy names, top 100 girl names, most popular dog names, unique dog names, and cute dog names.