10 Female Athlete-Inspired Baby Names for Your Little Champion
If females are strong as hell, per the Kimmy Schmidt theme song, female athletes are strong as whatever’s stronger than hell. Whether your little girl is destined to rule the field, court or pool, make sure she has an athlete-inspired name that suits her greatness.
No big deal, Mia Hamm just inspired a generation of girls to take up soccer.
Did you know that Romanian gymnast Comaneci was the first athlete in the sport to be awarded a perfect 10 at an Olympic Games?
Williams is the greatest athlete who's ever lived, and we stand by that statement.
Her dad might’ve been The Greatest, but Laila Ali certainly made a name for herself as a badass boxer, too.
What? You wouldn’t want to be named after the legendary track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee? Please.
Brazilian soccer player Marta is so dominant, she goes by only her first name.
Now retired, Annika Sorenstam is widely regarded as one of the best female golfers in history.
Hopefully she’ll capture hearts around the world like wildly talented gymnast Biles did at the last summer Olympics.
Her birth certificate will say Melissa, but you’ll call her Missy, just like the five-time gold medalist swimmer Franklin.
Fingers crossed she’ll take to the slopes like her namesake, alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn.