The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The first modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens, and featured 280 participants from 13 nations, competing in 43 events. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games.
Take a peek at these Olympic baby names dating from the 1896 games until now. Olympic Athletes are always inspiring sports lover parents to find a baby names. These olympic baby names attract our attention.
With the 2016 Olympic games ckicked off last week, sports fans all around the world are gearing up to watch their favorite athletes from their favorite country go for the gold. For moms-to-be, this worldwide sporting event can serve as a way to find names of boy and girl for their new born baby.
Here are some great Olympic inspired baby names. If you’re enjoying Olympic games 2016 and expecting the arrival of a new baby, check out some of these awesome athlete’s names, while you cheer on your favorites.
Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
Perry Baker is an American rugby sevens player for the United States national rugby sevens team.
Carlin Isles is an American rugby union and rugby sevens player. Isles plays for the United States national rugby sevens team.
Zachary “Zack” Test is an American rugby union player who plays for the United States national rugby sevens team. Test is the U.S. career leader in tries scored in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
Garrett Bender is also on the U.S. Olympic rugby team and was recruited to play on the U.S. national team in 2012. His name, which is an variation of the Irish name Gerard, means “spear strength.”
Micah Makanamaikalani Christenson is an American volleyball player, a member of the United States men’s national volleyball team and Italian club Cucine Lube Civitanova, NORCECA Champion 2013, gold medalist of World League 2014 and 2015 World Cup.
William Reid Priddy is an Olympic veteran. Also a unisex name, Reid means “red-haired” and originates from the English language.
Erik Shoji is a volleyball player who won a gold medal in the 2015 World Cup.
Lucas Tramer is a Swiss rower. He competed in the Men’s lightweight coxless four event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Charlie Buckingham is teh professional sailer, will make his first appearance in the Olympic games this summer at Rio.
Jesse Smith is an American water polo player. He played in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics for the United States national team. He helped the team win the silver medal in 2008.
Merrill M. Moses is an American water polo player. Moses is Jewish and was born in Harbor City, California. He was a goalkeeper on the United States men’s national water polo team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Bret Bonanni, who is on the 2016 U.S. Olympic water polo team, told NBC Olympics that if he were not an athlete, he’d be spending time with his friends traveling, surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
Nicolas Nilo César de Oliveira is a Brazilian freestyle swimmer. He specializes in sprint events. Nicolas Oliveira previously attended the Olympic games in 2008 and 2012.
Connor Jaeger is an American competition swimmer who specializes in distance freestyle events. Jaeger attended the University of Michigan where he was a three-time All-American.
Timothy Wang is an American table tennis player. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Men’s singles.
Maxwell Holt is a U.S. volleyball player, a member of United States men’s national volleyball team and Italian club Modena Volley, NORCECA Champion 2013, gold medalist of the 2014 World League and 2015 World Cup.
Javere Bell is a Jamaican sprinter. He competed in the 4×400 metres relay event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, winning a silver medal
Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti is a Brazilian artistic gymnast. He won the gold medal on rings exercise at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and at the 2013 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp.
Julian Ayala is a professional fencer from Mexico. His name, which is an English variation of the Latin name Julius, means “youthful, downy.”
Daniel Sancery is a Brazilian rugby union player currently contracted to French Rugby Pro D2 team SC Albi. He mostly plays as a wing, but can also play full-back.
Professional boxer Patrick Lourenço told aibaproboxing.com that boxing saved his life due to his tough childhood. Patrick comes from a Latin origin and has a meaning of “noble, patrician.”
Jordan Silva is a professional Mexican soccer player, playing for Deportivo Toluca in the Liga MX. The unisex Hebrew name Jordan means “flowing down.”
Victor Guzman is a professional Mexican soccer player, and will make his first Olympic appearance at the 2016 games.
Mexican footballer Arturo Gonzalez will be playing alongside formerly mentioned pro players Victor Guzman and Jordan Silva in the 2016 Rio games.
Adeline Gray is a wrestler from United States, who became world champion in 2014. Three-time world champion, Adeline Gray of the United States Wrestling team is heavily favored to win the gold.
Galen Rupp is an American long-distance runner. He competed in the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012, and in the latter competition was a silver medalist in the men’s 10,000 meters.
Hope Amelia Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a World Cup gold medalist. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women’s national soccer team since 2000.