Is your baby-to-be an MVP already? Well, here’s our all-star round-up of modern, unique baby names inspired by baseball! Whether you’re looking for boys, girls, or unisex baby names, these options are sure to be a home run!
Boy Names Inspired by Baseball:
Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed “Hammer,” is a retired right fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves and current senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He holds the record for the most career RBIs.
Considered as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Barry Bonds is a former left fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Fransisco Giants of MLB. He played 22 seasons and received seven National League MVP awards and 14 All-Star selections.
Gerald Dempsey “Buster” Posey III, is the catcher for the San Francisco Giants of MLB.
Clayton Kershaw is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of MLB.
In honor of the town where the Baseball Hall of Fame is located: Cooperstown, New York!
Denton True “Cy” Young pitched for five different teams throughout his 22-season career. He holds records for most wins, most career innings pitched, most career games started, and most completed games.
David Taylor Price is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of MLB.
Derek Jeter was the infamous shortstop for the New York Yankees. Throughout his 20-season career with the team, he helped win five World Series games and was the Yankees’ best player for most hits, doubles, games played, stolen bases, times on base, plate appearances, and at bats.
Edwin Donald “Duke” Snider played center field for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and San Francisco Giants. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980.
Félix Abraham Hernández García, nicknamed “King Félix,” is the starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of MLB.
Henry “Hank” Benjamin Greenberg was a first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. He is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and a two-time MVP winner. He is also considered one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history.
Joseph Daniel Votto, who often goes by “Joey,” is the first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds of MLB.
Justin Verlander is a pitcher for the Houston Astros of MLB.
Manuel “Manny” Arístides Ramírez Onelcida is a former MLB outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays. He is a nine-time Silver Slugger.
Mickey Charles Mantel spent his entire baseball career with the New York Yankees, playing as center fielder and first baseman. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was considered the greatest switch hitter in baseball history.
Miguel Cabrera, nicknamed “Miggy,” is the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers of MLB.
Mike Trout is the center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of MLB.
Lynn Nolan Ryan’s fastball made him a force to behold on the mound. In his 27-season career, he pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.
Osborne “Ozzie” Earl Smith is a former MLB shortstop for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. He is a 13-time Gold Glove Award winner.
James “Jim” Alvin Palmer is a retired pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, where he spent 19 years. He received three Cy Young Awards and four Gold Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Pedro Jaime Martínez was a starting pitcher for five MLB teams throughout his career, most notably the Boston Red Sox. He retired with the fourth-highest percentage in history.
Outfielder Reginald “Reggie” Martinez Jackson played as a right fielder for five MLB teams in his 21-season career. He was a World Series MVP for two different teams and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1993.
Robinson José Canó Mercedes is the second baseman for the Seattle Mariners of MLB.
Ryan Braun is the left fielder and first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of MLB.
Sammy Sosa began his baseball career as a right fielder for the Texas Rangers and later joined the Chicago Cubs. He is one of only nine MLB players to hit 600 career home runs.
Ted Williams is a legendary left fielder who spent his entire 19-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox. He had the highest batting average out of all MLB players who played in the live-ball era.
Wade Anthony Boggs was a third baseman for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in his 18-year baseball career. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.
Girl Names Inspired by Baseball:
A nice girls name in honor of the Los Angeles Angels!
Willie Howard Mays Jr. spent most of his 22-season career as a center fielder for the New York and San Francisco Giants and ended his career with the New York Mets.
In honor of Red Sox Nation!
Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. is considered the greatest third baseman in MLB history. He spent his 23-year career playing for the Baltimore Orioles.
Roger Clemens was an MLB pitcher who played for four teams in his 24-season career. He won seven Cy Young Awards, which is more than any other pitcher in baseball history.
Lou Gehrig spent his entire 17-season MLB career with the New York Yankees. He was an All-Star seven times, a Triple Crown winner once, and helped his team win six World Series championships.
Melvin “Mel” Thomas Ott was a right fielder and third baseman for the New York Giants. He uniquely batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was also the first National League player to surpass 500 career home runs.
Shortstop and center fielder Robin Yount spent his entire 20-year career with the Milwaukee Brewers. Yount was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.
Peter “Pete” Rose is the all-time MLB leader in hits, games played, at-bats, singles, and outs. Among other honors, he won three World Series rings and two Gold Glove Awards.
A name fit for a legend: the one, the only — Babe Ruth. George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr. began his career as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and gained fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. He is considered to be one of the greatest sports players in American culture.
Sandy Koufax pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at age 36, making him the youngest player ever elected.
Unisex Names Inspired by Baseball:
Alex Rodriguez, nicknamed “A-Rod,” played shortstop and third baseman throughout his 22-season MLB career for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. He is a 14-time All-Star and won three American League MVP Awards, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards.
While it’s no longer a team, the Brooklyn Dodgers reigned supreme for many years in the early days of baseball.
Calvin “Cal” Edwin Ripken Jr. played as a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for his 21-season MLB career. Among other honors, Cal won two Gold Glove Awards and was a 19-time All-Star. He also holds the record for most consecutive games played.
Home of the Baltimore Orioles: Camden Yards!
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball. He was accepted by the Brooklyn Dodgers as a first baseman and played in six World Series, contributing to the Dodgers’ 1955 World Series championship. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Rickey Henderson was a left fielder who played for nine teams throughout his MLB career. He is thought to be baseball’s greatest leadoff hitter and baserunner.
In honor of the one, the only: Yogi Berra! Yogi played as a catcher for the New York Yankees for all but his last year in the MLB. He helped win 10 World Series championships, which is more than any other player in MLB history.More On