Sports Dog Names

As a sports fan it’s fun to name your dog after your favorite team, player, or field. You’ll probably want to make sure you go with a classic name as only the best players will be memorable 10 years from now. Think through the best player’s from your favorite team or sports history to see if anything works for you dog’s name. Here are a few suggestions to get you started…

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Baseball Dog Names

There are a lot of classic baseball dog names that can be found. You could go with a player or some classic ballparks, which are also great name opportunities.

  • Astro – Houston Astros
  • Babe – Babe Ruth
  • Bo – Bo Jackson
  • Comiskey – Comiskey Park
  • Cy – Cy Young
  • Dodger – team
  • Fenway – Stadium
  • Griffey – Ken Griffey
  • Harry – Harry Carey
  • Hercules – Mastiff in The Sandlot
  • Homer – Home Run
  • Jackie – Jackie Robinson
  • Jeter – Derek Jeter
  • Kirby – Kirby Puckett
  • Lou – Lou Gehrig
  • Mickey – Mickey Mantle
  • Miller – Miller Park
  • Nolan – Nolan Ryan
  • Ozzie – Ozzie Smith
  • Ranger – Texas Rangers
  • Slugger – hitter
  • Sox – White or Red Sox
  • Ted / Teddy – Ted Williams
  • Ty – Ty Cobb
  • Wrigley – Wrigley Field
  • Yogi – Yogi Berra

Check out the full sports list for more baseball dog names.

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Football Dog Names

When you’re thinking football, think classic players. You could also try out a classic coach or field for your football dog name.

  • Barry or Deion – (Sanders)
  • Bear – Chicago Bears
  • Blitz – quick rush
  • Brady – Tom Brady
  • Brett – Brett Favre
  • Bronco – Denver Broncos
  • Cam – Cam Newton
  • Charger – San Diego Chargers
  • Chief – KC Chiefs
  • Coach – leader
  • Colt – Indianapolis Colts
  • Ditka – Mike Ditka
  • Elway – John Elway
  • Emmitt – Emmitt Smith
  • Gronk – Rob Gronkowski
  • Jet – NY Jets
  • Lambeau – Lambeau Field
  • Montana – Joe Montana
  • Madden – John Madden
  • Packer – Green Bay Packers
  • Peyton – Peyton Manning
  • Raider – Oakland Raiders
  • Raven – Baltimore Ravens
  • Reggie – Reggie White
  • Soldier – Soldier Field
  • Steeler – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Titan – Tennessee Titans
  • Tom – Tom Brady
  • Unitas – Johnny Unitas
  • Walter – Walter Perry
  • Wilson – Russell Wilson

Check out this list for some more classic football dog names.

Hockey Dog Names

There’s nothing tougher than a hockey player or a hockey named dog. Hockey dog names include:

  • Bauer – Hockey brand
  • Biscuit – the puck
  • Blue – St Louis Blues / Blue Line
  • Brett – Brett Hull
  • Captain – team leader
  • Crosby – Sidney Crosby
  • Easton – Hockey brand
  • Gordie – Gordie Howe
  • Gretzky – Wayne Gretzy, the great one
  • Hattie – Hack trick
  • Hobey – Hobey Baker
  • Jagr – Jaromir Jagr
  • Kane – Patrick Kane
  • Mario – Mario Lemieux
  • Mitts – hands / gloves
  • Oshie – TJ Oshie
  • Pavel – Pavel Datsyuk
  • Puck
  • Ranger – NY team
  • Shooter
  • Stanley – the cup
  • Zamboni

Here are some more hockey dog names.

Golf Dog Names

I’m a big golfer, but never considered a golf name for my dog; after looking around there are actually a lot of good options for golf dog names. There are a bunch of golfers with interesting names, golf terms, and golf courses that could inspire your name.

  • Ace – hole in one
  • Arnold / Arnie – Arnold Palmer
  • Augusta – Home of the Masters
  • Bear – Jack Nicklaus’ nickname
  • Birdie – 1 under par
  • Bogey – 1 over par
  • Bubba – Bubba Watson
  • Bunker – in the trap
  • Byron – Byron Nelson
  • Caddie – club carrying assistant
  • Callie – Callaway
  • Chip – short shot
  • Chunk – bad shot
  • Daly – John Daly
  • Divot – spot on the ground left after a club strike
  • Eagle – 2 under
  • Flier – shot that sails further than expected
  • Freddy – Fred Couples
  • Fuzzy – Fully Zoeller
  • Happy – Happy Gilmore
  • Hogan – Ben Hogan
  • Jack – Jack Nicklaus
  • Links – golf course style
  • Mulligan – redo
  • Obie – out of bounds
  • Palmer – Arnold Palmer
  • Rory – Rory Mcilroy
  • Ryder – Ryder Cup
  • Scratch – even par
  • Shooter – Shooter Mcgavin
  • Taylor – Taylormade
  • Tiger – Tiger Woods
  • Torrey – Torrey Pines
  • Watson – Tom Watson
  • Wedge – short iron
  • Yip – swing issues

Check the full sports list to find more golf dog names.

Soccer Dog Names

Are you a big soccer fan (aka football in most places)? These soccer dog names might be a great match for your pup.

  • Becks – David Beckham
  • Brandi – Brandi Chastain
  • Captain – team leader
  • Chelsea – Premier League Club
  • Claudio – Claudio Reyna
  • Cobi – Cobi Jones
  • Diego – Diego Maradona
  • Franz – Franz Beckenbauer
  • Howard – Tim Howard
  • Jersey – team shirt
  • Landon – Landon Donovan
  • Lionel – Lionel Messi
  • Mia – Mia Hamm
  • Pablo – Pablo Zabaleta
  • Pele – Great Brazilian player
  • Ronaldo – Brazilian player
  • Rooney – Wayne Rooney
  • Solo – Hope Solo
  • Sweeper – defensive position
  • Timber – Portland Timbers
  • Umbro – soccer gear

Basketball Dog Names

Love shooting hoops or just watching the games? These basketball dog names are for you!

  • Barclay – Barclays Center
  • Barkley – Charles Barkley
  • Bird – Larry Bird
  • Curry – Stephen Curry
  • Dirk – Dirk Nowitzki
  • Ewing – Patrick Ewing
  • Hoops – Shoot some hoops
  • Hoosier – Indiana Hoosiers
  • Jackson – Phil Jackson
  • Jordan – Michael Jordan
  • Kareem – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Kidd – Jason Kidd
  • Kobe – Kobe Bryant
  • Kyrie – Kyrie Irving
  • LeBron – Lebron James
  • Magic – Orlando Magic / Magic Johnson
  • Malone – Karl Malone
  • Moses – Moses Malone
  • Reggie – Reggie Miller
  • Payton – Gary Payton
  • Penny – Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway
  • Pippen – Scottie Pippen
  • Pistol – ‘Pistol’ Pete Maravich
  • Rocket – Houston Rockets
  • Shaq – Shaquille O’Neal
  • Scottie – Scottie Pippen
  • Spalding – Brand
  • Spud – Anthony ‘Spud’ Webb
  • Wade – Dwyane Wade
  • Walton – Bill Walton
  • Wilt – Wilt Chamberlain

Female Sports Dog Names

There are also a lot of good sports names for female dogs including some listed above. Great female names include:

  • Babe
  • Blair
  • Coco
  • Dallas
  • Dottie
  • Gabby
  • Hope
  • Jackie
  • Mia
  • Nadia
  • Rousey
  • Serena
  • Steffi
  • Venus

Check out the full list of sports names for female dogs.

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