For the die-hard sports fan, consider these famous athlete names or sports company names the next time you name your dog! We give you 44 athletic names to choose from.

By Natalie McIlwain

Put down your ball glove. Take off your tennis shoes. It's time to pick a sports-inspired name for your puppy. We give you famous athlete names in all your favorite sports, including basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, and more! Browse our list, and choose one of these the next time you need a sporty name for your dog.

1. Adidas

2. (Andre) Agassi

3. (Muhammad) Ali

4. Apolo (Anton Ohno)

5. Babe Ruth

6. (David) Beckham

7. (Dick) Butkus

8. Carmelo (Anthony)

9. (Ty) Cobb

10. (Dale) Earnhardt

11. Emmett (Smith)

12. Ernie (Davis)

13. (Nick) Faldo

14. (Wayne) Gretzky

15. (Ken) Griffey (Jr.)

16. Hulk Hogan

17. (Michael) Jordan

18. Kimbo (Slice)

19. Kobe (Bryant)

20. Magic (Johnson)

21. (Peyton) Manning

22. Manny (Pacquiao)

23. Nike

24. Niles Kinnick

25. (Greg) Norman

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26. (Arnold) Palmer

27. Pele

28. (Walter) Peyton

29. (Michael) Phelps

30. (Scottie) Pippin

31. Pre (Prefontaine)

32. Reggie (Bush)

33. (Cal) Ripken (Jr.)

34. (Jackie) Robinson

35. (Dennis) Rodman

36. (Cristiano) Ronaldo

37. (Barry) Sanders

38. Shaq (O'Neal)

39. (Tim) Tebow

40. Tiger (Woods)

41. (Mike) Tyson

42. (Dwayne) Wade

43. Wrigley

44. Willie Mays


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