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100+ Sports Dog Names: Ideas for Athletic & Fun Dogs

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By Nicole Cosgrove

Border Collie soccer ball

Are you a sports fan? The athletic world could be a perfect inspiration for your dog’s name.  If your new puppy is strong, agile, and fun-loving, a name inspired by your favorite sport or athlete could be just right. 

From tennis to football, Olympics to World Series’, there are so many incredible sports-inspired names to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.

To help you find a great sports-themed name for your pup, we’ve put together this list of over 100 great options. Choose from sporty names for male and female dogs, or look for your favorite teams on our list of sports team dog names.

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Female Sports Dog Names

  • Olympia
  • Hoop
  • Angelique
  • Billie
  • Kwan
  • Tiger
  • Relay
  • Aly
  • Magic
  • Bird
  • Montana
  • Kathy
  • Winner
  • Gold
  • Babe
  • Lap
  • Bo
  • Simone
  • Bronze
  • Love
  • Hop
  • Knockout
  • Point
  • Coco
  • Danica
  • Silver
  • Vonn
  • Michelle
  • Peyton
  • Sprint
  • Wynn
  • Leap
dog biting tennis ball
Image credit: Pikrepo

Male Sports Dog Names

  • Ball
  • Hawk
  • Yogi
  • Blitz
  • Jordan
  • Dempsey
  • Tony
  • Fighter
  • Bruiser
  • Basket
  • Beckham
  • Barkley
  • Astro
  • Jump
  • Archer
  • Boxer
  • Ty
  • Brady
  • Gordy
  • Michael
  • Touchdown
  • Basket
  • Apollo
  • Kobe
  • Run
  • Hurdle
  • Woods
  • Cobb
  • Battle
  • Willie
  • Goal
  • Tyson
  • Shaq
  • Hamm
Shetland Sheepdog playing with ball
Image Credit: JackieLou DL, Pixabay

Sports Team Dog Names

The list of sports team names are endless, but ones that are perfect to suit a sporty pup are few and far between. We’ve put together a list of our favorite names, and many of them are great teams to root for as well! Scroll down to see the top sports team dog names on our mind.

  • Buccaneer
  • Maple Leaf
  • Eagle
  • Warrior
  • Galaxy
  • Cardinal
  • Celtic
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Colt
  • Chelsea
  • Packer
  • Ram
  • Dolphin
  • Cowboy
  • Avalanche
  • Saint
  • Lion
  • Falcon
  • Patriot
  • Maverick
  • Giant
  • Knick
  • Sox
  • Bull
  • Raider
  • Jaguar
  • Arsenal
  • Rocket
  • Angel
  • Cub
  • Raptor
  • Bronco
  • Laker
  • Chief
  • Viking
  • Ranger
  • Bear

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Finding the Right Sports Name for Your Dog

Have you found a sports-related dog name for your furry ball of energy? There are so many awesome ones to choose from. Keep in mind, no matter what you choose, your little friend will love it and wear it with the pride of winning an Olympic medal.

Trust your instincts on this one, because ultimately, you’re the one who knows your pup the best. Say the name aloud a few times before you make the final decision as well, as things that look great on paper or a jersey, may not flow off the tongue when you’re training. You also want a name that will suit your pup’s personality. For example, a Border Collie named Patriot makes a little more sense than Giant. Unless you’re a Giant’s fan, of course.

We truly hope this list has helped you decide which athletic name is perfect. Any sporty dog will love a powerful and fun dog name! This could be your chance to honor the winning team or the underdog (no pun intended). 

If you’re still not there yet, that’s ok! Try one of our other lists of dog names:


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Nicole is the proud mom of Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway, and Baby, a Burmese cat. Originally from Canada, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. Nicole has a strong love for all animals and has experience caring for all types of dogs, from Yorkies to Great Danes. Nicole even worked as a dog sitter during her travels through South America and cared for stray pups — something she ...Read more

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