Baby Names Perfect For The Sports Fan

Pay tribute to your favourite sport with these great sports-themed baby names

With the Blue Jays having a bit of a renaissance and bringing it home for Toronto at the moment, we thought we’d celebrate by rounding up all the best sports-related baby names we could find.

So grab a corndog or some Cracker Jacks and settle in for over time with these amazing baby names.


Are you a big basketball fan? Why not pick a name that celebrates the one, the only Michael Jordon, in a more subtle way? The name is of Hebrew origin and means “flowing down”. Best of all, Jordan is a great choice for a unisex name so you don’t have to have a backup if you’re leaving the gender a surprise.

Sidney (or Sydney)

Another great unisex name, Sidney has been on a steady rise since the 90s. And if the name needed a boost, it definitely got one with the rise of Sidney Crosby to NHL stardom over the past few years. Sure, He’s with the Pittsburgh Penguins now, but we Canadians know where his roots are.


Soccer fans rejoice! Over the past decade, Beckham has become a more common, mainstream first name than ever before. You can celebrate your love of the one and only David Beckham without sticking to the very traditional David and pick a name that fits in with the other kids at school!


But what if your little soccer fan turns out to be a girl? Mia is a perfect name to celebrate the sport—Mia Hamm was the most prolific scorer in international soccer history. Mia is an extremely popular choice, sitting at #6—the name is beautifully multicultural and doesn’t feel too trendy despite its popularity.


We couldn’t have a list dedicated to the Blue Jays without giving credit where credit is due, to the latest and greatest Jays pitcher David Price. While Price might not seem like a great first name, its simplicity and class have indeed made this Welsh name an acceptable and stylish first name.


While the name literally means “serene”, you might not think of serene when picturing Serena Williams tearing it up on the tennis court. Calm and tranquil as it sounds, this names packs some serious girl power!


Historically, Peyton has been seen as a girl’s name. But thanks to the one and only Peyton Manning, more and more parents have been giving this name to their little guys! We love that it is a strong name that has a softer side—probably why it makes for a great unisex name.


Representing a little Canadian hockey, Hayley Wickenheiser plays OC for Team Canada aka Olympic gold medal winners. The name originated from 1946, so it is a relatively new name and it is a very popular name with a few different spelling options (Hailey, Haley). 

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