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Baby Names Inspired by Olympic Athletes

80 Olympic-Inspired Baby Names Worthy of Your Little Champion

It's hard not be blown away by the sheer talent and determination displayed throughout the Olympics. And as each athlete gives it their all, it can be tempting to consider them as a possible role model — and namesake — for your unborn child.

With the immense success of Simone Biles in gymnastics and Simone Manuel in swimming, it wouldn't be surprising if expectant parents-to-be fall for this beautiful name. And although Boomer Phelps wasn't there to compete but instead to watch his dad, Michael, he (and his name!) received extra attention for their medal-worthy cuteness. While Boomer was just a spectator and not an athlete, here are 80 baby names inspired by the talented contenders at the 2016 Summer Olympics that could see a major surge in popularity this year.


  1. Aries
  2. Ashton
  3. Bradley
  4. Caleleb
  5. Calin
  6. Carmelo
  7. Chad
  8. Chase
  9. Clark
  10. Connor
  11. Danell
  12. Dartanyon
  13. Daryl
  14. David
  15. Donnell
  16. Gerek
  17. Gunnar
  18. Jack
  19. Jarryd
  20. Jordon
  21. Justin
  22. Laszlo
  23. Lazaro
  24. Leo
  25. Lex
  26. Lin
  27. Madison
  28. Matthew
  29. Michael
  30. Mo
  31. Nathan
  32. Neymar
  33. Osea
  34. Ren
  35. Russell
  36. Ryan
  37. Steele
  38. Townley
  39. Trayvon
  40. Usain


  1. Abby
  2. Adeline
  3. Alev
  4. Alise
  5. Allyson
  6. Aly
  7. Ashleigh
  8. Bethanie
  9. Brenna
  10. Bronte
  11. Carli
  12. Cierra
  13. Darya
  14. Ellia
  15. English
  16. Federica
  17. Gabby
  18. Gevvie
  19. Hayley
  20. Hope
  21. Jacque
  22. Katie
  23. Kayla
  24. Kelsi
  25. Kerri
  26. Larissa
  27. Laurie
  28. Lilly
  29. Madeline
  30. Madison
  31. Mariel
  32. Maya
  33. Missy
  34. Natasha
  35. Paige
  36. Serena
  37. Shelina
  38. Simone
  39. Tori
  40. Venus

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