Are you ready for some football?! (Football baby names, that is.) Whether you’re a lifelong football fan, or just love getting into the sport on Super Bowl Sunday, some of our greatest NFL sports heroes can offer great baby name inspiration.
Don’t believe me? I pored through the list of Hall of Famers, and pulled 49 baby names that will be perfect for any future quarterback. From old school favorites to modern baby names, scroll on for plenty of baby name options that’ll get you inspired. (Who knows, maybe one will even have you yelling “touchdown!”)
Allen shows up a couple of times on the Hall of Fame list including: George Allen: Washington Redskins, Larry Allen: Dallas Cowboys, and Marcus Allen: LA Raiders.
Listed for Bruce Matthews: Tennessee Titans and Bruce Smith: Washington Redskins.
Listed for Cris Carter: Minnesota Vikings.
Listed for Charlie Sanders: Detroit Lions, and Charlie Joiner: San Diego Chargers.
Listed for Curtis Martin: New York Jets.
Listed for Dan Marino: Miami Dolphins and Dan Hampton: Chicago Bears.
Listed for Dante Lavelli: Cleveland Browns.
Listed for Dermontti Dawson: Pittsburg Steelers and Len Dawson: Kansas City Chiefs.
Listed for Deacon Jones: LA Rams.
Listed for Fred Dean: San Diego Chargers.
Listed for Deion Sanders: Atlanta Falcons.
Listed for Emmitt Smith: Dallas Cowboys.
Listed for Gene Hickerson: Cleveland Browns and Gene Upshaw: Oakland Raiders.
George Allen: Washington Redskins and George Blanda: Oakland Raiders.
Listed for Hank Stram: Kansas City Chiefs.
Listed for Howie Long: Oakland/LA Raiders.
Listed for Hugh McElhenny: San Francisco 49ers.
Listed for Jack Christiansen: Detroit Lions and Jack Ham: Pittsburg Steelers.
Listed for Jackie Slater: St. Louis Cardinals and Jackie Smith: St. Louis Cardinals.
Listed for James Lofton: Green Bay Packers.
A popular name on the Hall of Fame list, this has been listed for Joe Gibbs: Washington Redskins, Joe DeLamielleure: Buffalo Bills, Joe Perry: San Francisco 49ers, and Joe Namath: New York Jets.
One of the most popular names on the Hall of Fame list! Stick with this name if you want your kid to go pro!
Listed for John Madden: Oakland Raiders, John Mackey: Baltimore Colts, John Hannah: New England Patriots, and John Elway: Denver Broncos.
Listed for Kellen Winslow: San Diego Chargers.
Another potential baby girl name! Listed for Jim Kelly: Buffalo Bills and Leroy Kelly: Cleveland Browns.
Yet another possible girl name, this one is listed for Cortez Kennedy: Seattle Seahawks.
Listed for Lance Alworth: San Diego Chargers.
Listed for Lawrence Taylor: New York Giants.
Listed for Leo Nomellini: San Francisco 49ers.
A classic name for baby girls, this name is listed for Lynn Swann: Pittsburg Steelers.
Listed for Marcus Allen: LA Raiders.
Listed for Marion Motley: Cleveland Browns.
Listed for Mike Ditka: Dallas Cowboys and Mike Singletary: Chicago Bears.
A great gender-neutral name, this name is listed for Joe Montana: San Francisco 49ers.
Listed for Paul Warfield: Cleveland Browns.
Listed for Walter Payton: Chicago Bears.
Listed for Randall McDonald: Minnesota Vikings.
Listed for Raymond Berry: Baltimore Colts.
Listed for Reggie White: Philadelphia Eagles.
Listed for Ronnie Lott: San Francisco 49ers.
Even tough guys can take on this name, however it’s much sweeter for your little gal. Listed for Rosey Brown: New York Giants.
Who said you couldn’t find inspiration for your daughter on this list? Listed for Shannon Sharpe: Denver Broncos.
Listed for Sonny Jurgensen: Philadelphia Eagles.
Listed for Steve Young: San Francisco 49ers.
Listed for Derrick Thomas: Kansas City Chiefs and Thurman Thomas: Buffalo Bills
Listed for Troy Aikman: Dallas Cowboys.
Listed for Vince Lombardi: Green Bay Packers.
Listed for Warren Moon: Houston Oilers.
Listed for Wayne Millner: Boston/Washington Redskins.
Listed for Willie Oakland Raiders.More On