Hey sport fans, what is your favorite sport? If you are a super fan, then naming your dog after your favorite team only makes sense, right?
When we adopted our lab, his name was Vincent Lombardi. If you’re a football fan, then you know who that is. We didn’t keep his name as it didn’t seem to fit. Instead he became our Bear. Our big cuddly polar bear! Funny, I just put two and two together, he technically still has a football themed name!
We’ve covered a lot of sport options here, but the easiest may be to take your favorite name from your favorite team. Or find your favorite player’s nickname!
Table of contents
Sporty dog names
If you love all sports then choosing a general sporty name could be the best fit.
Ace Champ Game Gorilla Iron Jock Mate Rain Rec Rocky Sandy Sport Team Victory Wilson
Baseball dog names
Ace – best starting pitcher Albert – Albert Pujols Angel – Los Angeles Angels Ann – Ann Harnett, the first woman to sign with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Astro – Houston Astros Babe – Babe Ruth Base Bender – curve ball Berry Bonds Bigs – the Major Leagues Blue – umpire Bo – Bo Jackson Brave Brewer Brаvо Bunt Cannon – A powerful throwing arm Cardinal Caray – Harry Caray Casey – Casey Stengel Catbird – advantageous position Catch Champ Change Chipper – Chірреr Jоnеѕ Choke Chорреr – a ball hit into the dirt surrounding home plate Clark – Chicago Cubs mascot Comet Cubby Curve Ball Cuttеr Cy – Cy Young DH – designated hitter Diamond Dinger – home run Dorothy – Dorothy Kamenshek, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player Duck – runners on second and third base who are in scoring position Dоdgеr – Dodger Stаdіum Eephus – low-speed junk pitch Ernіе – Ernіе Bаnkѕ Fastball Fenway – Bosten Red Sox ball park Fredbir, Rally Squirrel– St. Louis Cardinals Fungo: A long, light baseball bat as well as a term used for a ball which has been tossed into the air and hit by the batter. Fіеldеr Gapper, Mr. Red, Mr Redlegs, Rosie Red– Cincinnati Reds Giant Griff оr Griffey – fоr Kеn Sr. аnd Jr. Hank – Hank Aaron Harry – Harry Carey Hercules Hitter Homer Hose – strong pitching arm Hаnk – Hank Aaron Ivy – ivy that grows in Wrigley field Jack – a home run or Cracker Jack Jackie – Jackie Robinson Jay – Toronto Blue Jays Joey – Joe DiMaggio Kirby – Kirby Puckett Lefty Loogy – Left-handed One Out Guy Lou – Lou Gehrig Mate – Teammate Mattie – Don Mattingly Meatball – pitch that is easy to hit Met Mia – Miami Marlins Mickey – Mickey Mantle Miller – Miller Park Monster – Grееn Mоnѕtеr Moonshot – a home run that is hit extremely high and towering into the sky Moose – Seattle Mariners mascot Nat – National Nolan – Nolan Ryan Orbit Oriole Outfielder Ozzie – Ozzie Smith Padre Paws Pea – A baseball traveling at a high velocity Peanut Penny – Pennant Pepper – game played by a baseball team, either pre-game or during practice Philly Pirate Pitcher Poppy – pop fly Pudge – Pudge Rodriguez Ranger Ray Red Ribbie – RBI Rocky Rod – Rod Carew Rookie – first year player Royal Ruth – Babe Ruth Rоѕіе – Pete Rоѕе Sandy – Sandy Koufax Satchel – Satchel Paige Scully – Vin Scully, sportscaster Shorty – Shortstop Slider Slugger Southpaw: A left-handed pitcher. Sox – White Sox or Red Sox Stomper – Oakland Athletics Tater – Slang terminology for a home run. Teddy – Ted Williams Trip – triple play Twin Ty – Ty Cobb Ump Vin – Vin Scully, sportscaster Vinny – Vince Lombardi Wade – Wade Boggs Wally – Wally the Green Monster is the official mascot for the Boston Red Sox Willie – Willie Mays Windup Woody – baseball bat Wrіglеу – Wrіglеу Field Yak or Yakker – curveball with a big break Yankee Yicketty – To hit a homerun Yogi – Yogi Berra Yаz – Cаrl Yаѕtrzеmѕkі Zinger – a hard, line-drive base hit Zip – a pitcher’s fastball
Hockey dog names
If you don’t like any of these hockey theme dog names we listed, here is a
great list of hockey player nicknames.
Apple – an assist Barn – rink Biscuit – puck Bobby – Bobby Mcgee, Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull or Bobby Clarke Boomer – Boom Boom, Bernie Geoffrion’s nickname Buck – bucket, helmet Buff – Dustin Byfuglien’s nickname Cam – Cam Atkinson or Cam Ward Captain Celly – celebration following a goal Chara – Zdeno Chara Cheese – he top shelf of the net Chiclets – teeth Chirper – when you talk trash to opposing players Clapper – slap shot Coast – Coast to coast: taking the puck all the way down the ice Crosby – Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Cujo – Curtis Joseph’s nickname, also the name of the dog in Stephen King’s Cujo Cyclone – Cyclone Taylor Dangles – a variety of moves where a player dekes – fakes out a goalie or player Dale – Dale Weise Gino – a goal Goon – a player whose only talent is fighting Gordie – when a player scores a goal, adds an assist and gets in a fight in one game Gretzky – Wayne Gretzky Grinder – a player better known for his hard work and checking than his scoring Gump – Gump Worsley Hammer – Dave “The Hammer” Schultz Hart – NHL MVP Hawk – Chicago Blackhawks Jesper – Jesper Fast Jet – Winnipeg Jets Jumbo – Joe Thornton’s nickname Kane – Patrick Kane Kesler – Ryan Kesler Lafleur – Guy Lafleur Leo – Leo Komarov Lucky – Luc Robitaille’s nickname Lumber – a hockey stick Mario – Mario Lemieux Mika – Mika Zibanejad Milan – Milan Lucic, the word milan means “beloved” Mitts – hockey gloves Moose – Mark Messier’s nickname Nash – Rick Nash Nolan – Owen Nolan Pickles – Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s Pipe – goal post Pylon – a slow defenseman that often gets skated around Roadrunner – Yvon Cournoyer’s nickname Rocket – Bottle rocket: when a goal breaks the goalie’s water bottle Shea – Shea Weber Sidney – Sidney Patrick Crosby Sniper – perfect placed shot Stripes – referee Stone – stoned, when a goalie makes a great save Teemu – Teemu Selanne Theodore – Jose Theodore, also meaning “divine gift” Tiger – Dave “Tiger” Williams Nickname Toews – Devon Toews Torrey – Torrey Mitchell or Torey Krug Turtle – player completely covers himself up as to not be involved in a fight Twig – hockey stick Zamboni – machine that cleans the ice between periods Zezel – Peter Zezel
Barry – Barry Sanders Bear – Chicago Bears Bill – Buffalo Bills or Bill Belichick Blitz – defensive play Blue – blue flag Brady – Tom Brady Brett – Brett Favre Bronco – Denver Broncos Buc – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bud – Budweiser Butkus – Dick Butkus Cam – Cam Newton Charger – San Diego Chargers Chief – Kansas City Chiefs Clip – Clipping is a foul that’s called when a player makes contact with an opponent below the waist from behind Coach – leader Colt – Indianapolis Colts Deion – Deion Sanders Ditka – Mike Ditka Elway – John Elway Emmitt – Emmitt Smith Georgia – Georgia Bulldogs Gill – Gillette stadium GOAT – acronym that stands for Greatest Of All Time Heisman – best college football player award Hike – passing ball backwards Jet – NY Jets Lambeau – Lambeau Field Lincoln – Lincoln Financial Field Madden – John Madden Manning – Eli and Peyton Manning Mary – Hail Mary Mike – middle linebacker Montana – Joe Montana Packer – Green Bay Packers Peyton – Peyton Manning Pick – pick 6 QB – Quarterback Raider – Oakland Raiders Raven – Baltimore Ravens Ray – Raymond James stadium Red – Red Zone Reggie – Reggie White Rice – Jerry Rice Rose – Rose Bowl Shotgun – offensive formation Skol – “cheers” or “in good health” Soldier – Soldier Field Steeler – Pittsburgh Steelers Ten – 1st and 10 Titan – Tennessee Titans Tom – Tom Brady Vinnie – Vince Lombardi Walter – Walter Perry Wild – wild card Wilson – Russell Wilson Zone – Defense
Soccer dog names
Becks – David Beckham Boots – boot the ball in soccer is to kick it hard and long and usually high Brandi – Brandi Chastain Captain – team leader Chelsea – Premier League Club Chip – short lofted pass or shot that gets the ball in the air Claudio – Claudio Reyna Cobi – Cobi Jones Cup – World Cup Dash – Houston Dash Diego – Diego Maradona Fifa Franz – Franz Beckenbauer GOAT – acronym that stands for Greatest Of All Time Guard Hollywood – an ambitious pass that is only seen in the movies! Howard – Tim Howard Kasey – Kasey Keller Jersey – team shirt Landon – Landon Donovan Lilly – Kristine Lilly Lionel – Lionel Messi Lotta – Lotta Schelin Messi – Lionel Messi Mia – Mia Hamm Pablo – Pablo Zabaleta Pele – Great Brazilian player Pride – Orlando Pride Ref – Referee Ronaldo – Cristiano Ronaldo Rooney – Wayne Rooney shadow play – playing without opponents Solo – Hope Solo Sweeper – defensive position Timber – Portland Timbers Umbro – soccer gear
Basketball dog names
Banana Cut – a variation of the regular cut Barkley – Charles Barkley Big Man – power forward or center Bird – Larry Bird Blaze – Portland Trail Blazers Buck – Milwaukee Bucks Bull – Chicago Bulls Buzz – Buzzer Beater is a shot that is taken in the final seconds and made before the buzzer sounds Cherry – Cherry Picking, a player who hangs back under or near their opponent’s basket Dagger – A shot that puts the game out of reach in the final seconds of the game Deny – Deny The Ball, defensive player prevents the person he’s guarding from getting the ball Dish – Assist Duncan – Tim Duncan Dunk – player puts the ball directly in the basket Granny – underhand method of shooting a basketball Grizzly – Memphis Grizzlies Gunner – player who shoots the ball often and frequently. Harden – James Harden Hawk – Atalanta Haws Hook – hook shot Jab – jab step, a move when the ball handler fakes to one direction, only to move in the opposite direction. Jazz – Utah Jazz Jordan – Michael Jordan Kareem – Kareen Abdul-Jabbar King – Sacramento Kings Kobe – Kobe Bryant Lake – Los Angeles Lakers Magic – Magic Johnson or Orlando Magic Maverick – Dallas Mavericks Nellie – Nellie Ball is an offensive strategy Nicky – New York Knicks Nugget – Denver Nuggets Oscar – Oscar Robertson Philly – Philadelphia 76ers Pippen – Scottie Pippen Princeton – Princeton offense strategy Rain – Making it rain, a player is making so many shots it seems like he can’t miss Raptor – Toronto Raptors Rim – rimshot Rocky – Houston Rockets Shaq – Shaquille O’Neal Sky – skyhook is a variation of the hook shot Spur – San Antonio Spurs Sun – Phoenix Suns Swish – ball goes into the basket without hitting the rim or backboard Thunder – Oklahoma City Thunder Tri – Trifecta Warrior – Golden State Warriors West – Jerry West Wiggle – Being able to maneuver in and out of defenders with the basketball. Wilt – Wilt Chamberlain Wolf – Minnesota Timberwolves
Golf dog names
Ace – hole in one Arnie – Arnold Palmer Augusta – Home of the Masters Balata – material of the outside of golf ball Bear – Jack Nicklaus’ nickname Ben – Ben Hogan Bertha – golf club Birdie – one under par Bogey – one over par Bolt – Tommy Bolt Bubba – Bubba Watson Bunker – in the trap Byron – Iron Byron, mechanical golfer used for testing golf clubs and balls Caddie – person carrying the clubs for a golfer Callie – Callaway Carry – the distance the ball travels through the air Chip – short shot Chunk – bad shot Condor – scoring four under par Corey – Corey Pavin Daly – John Daly Dimple – ball indentations Divot – spot on course left after a club strike Driver Duck – “Duck hook” is considered a severe hook to the left Eagle – 2 under Flier – shot that sails further than expected Freddy – Fred Couples Fuzzy – Fully Zoeller Happy – Happy Gilmore Hogan – Ben Hogan Huck – Tom Watson’s nickname Jack – Jack Nicklaus Jaws – the small area surrounding the hole Links – golf course style Master – Masters Tournament Mickey – Phil Mickelson Monty – Colin Montgomerie’s nickname Muff – missed hit Mulligan – hitting a second ball without penalty Nuke – hitting the ball to the max Obie – out of bounds Old Dog Morris – Old Tom Morris Palmer – Arnold Palmer Par Putter Rain – rainmaker, a ball hit so high seems to hit the clouds Rocket – Hosel rocket, shank shot Rory – Rory Mcilroy Ryder – Ryder Cup Sandy – sand bager Scratch – even par Shank – a shot that is contacted by the hosel of the club, rather than the club face Shooter – Shooter Mcgavin Squirrel – With-The-Squirrels, when playing either a “ Par 4 or 5” and your Tee shot does not land in the Fairway but instead ends up in the rough Taylor – Taylormade Thunderbolt – Tommy Bolt’s nickname Tiger – Tiger Woods Torrey – Torrey Pines Watson – Tom Watson Wedge – short iron Whiff – big miss Wilson – sporting good manufacture Yip – swing issues
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