Sports Related Pet Names | Hockey, Baseball and Football

Dog wearing a baseball hat

Are you a baseball fan? A football fanatic? Do you love hockey? If you are then why not combine your love of sports with a name for your new pet? Whether you’re getting a dog or a cat, there’s no reason why your pet can’t cheer for your team, too! We have some great sports-inspired names for cats and dogs.

Football for dogs

You can always name your dog after your favorite team or player – we hear there are lots of dogs named “Brady” in the New England area. But you can also name your dog after football equipment, football plays, sports announcers, and anything else pigskin-related.

  • Blitz
  • Brady
  • Brett
  • Bronco
  • Buccaneer
  • Butkus
  • Charger
  • Chief
  • Colt
  • Heisman
  • Hike
  • Jet
  • Manning
  • Montana
  • Niner
  • Packer
  • Peyton
  • QB
  • Raider
  • Raven
  • Rice
  • Soldier
  • Steeler
  • Tackle
  • Tiger
  • Titan
  • Touchdown
  • Unitas
  • Viking

Baseball for dogs

Dogs and baseball seem to go together like, well, dogs and balls. Throw a ball and dogs will run after it. Hit a ball and a dog will run after it. It’s not surprising that dogs have been team mascots and unofficial bat “boys,” carrying a bat to the plate for a hitter. We have some fun names for dogs (and owners) that love baseball.

  • Astro
  • Chopper
  • Closer
  • Cracker Jack
  • Cy (for Cy Young)
  • Derek or Jeter
  • Diamond
  • Dodger (always a great name for a dog)
  • Fenway
  • Grounder
  • Harry (in honor of the late, great Harry Caray)
  • Homer
  • Hot Dog
  • Jackie (Robinson)
  • Lefty
  • Marlin
  • Mickey
  • Paige (Satchel)
  • Phillie/y
  • Pop up
  • Rally
  • Ranger
  • Red
  • Righty
  • Rookie
  • Sandy (Koufax)
  • Shea
  • Southpaw
  • Sox
  • Strike
  • The Babe
  • Ty (for Ty Cobb)
  • Vin or Scully
  • Wrigley
  • Yankee
  • Yogi

Basketball names for dogs

Are you a basketball fan? Your dog probably is, too! Give him a name so he can enjoy your favorite sport, too.

  • Barkley
  • Bird
  • Bull
  • Cavalier
  • Celtic
  • Dunk
  • Fast Break
  • Hoops
  • Kareem
  • Knick
  • Kobe
  • Laker
  • LeBron
  • Net
  • Paint
  • Piston
  • Rebound
  • Rocket
  • Shaq
  • Showtime
  • Spud
  • Spur

Hockey names for dogs

If you prefer the ice, we’ve got some great names for your hockey-loving dog.

  • Biscuit
  • Captain
  • Chippy
  • Deke
  • Diamond
  • Dot
  • Gretzky
  • Grinder
  • Hat Trick
  • Hawk
  • Knight
  • Mucker
  • Puck
  • Ranger
  • Slap Shot
  • Sniper
  • Trapper
  • Zamboni

There are, of course, lots of other sports. Try thinking of famous players and coaches or famous games. Think of things you love about your sport. You’re bound to come up with a fun name for your dog.



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