49 Football Inspired Baby Names Sure to Score a Touchdown!

Are you ready for some football?! Football baby names that is! Football season has kicked off and is on every fan’s mind and TV. Looking to the list of Hall of Famers for inspiration, I’ve pulled together 49 names that will be perfect for any future quarterback. Featuring old school and new favorites, click through for a name that will have you yelling “touchdown” when you find the perfect one for you.

  • Touchdown!

    Touchdown!

    Score the ultimate baby name with this list of baby names inspired by football hall of famers.

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    Allen

    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.

  • Bruce

    Bruce

    Listed for Bruce Matthews: Tennessee Titans and Bruce Smith: Washington Redskins.

  • Carter

    Carter

    Listed for Cris Carter: Minnesota Vikings.

  • Charlie

    Charlie

    Listed for Charlie Sanders: Detroit Lions, and Charlie Joiner: San Diego Chargers.

  • Curtis

    Curtis

    Listed for Curtis Martin: New York Jets.

  • Dan

    Dan

    Listed for Dan Marino: Miami Dolphins and Dan Hampton: Chicago Bears.

  • Dante

    Dante

    Listed for Dante Lavelli: Cleveland Browns.

  • Dawson

    Dawson

    Listed for Dermontti Dawson: Pittsburg Steelers and Len Dawson: Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Deacon

    Deacon

    Listed for Deacon Jones: LA Rams.

  • Dean

    Dean

    Listed for Fred Dean: San Diego Chargers.

  • Deion

    Deion

    Listed for Deion Sanders: Atlanta Falcons.

  • Emmitt

    Emmitt

    Listed for Emmitt Smith: Dallas Cowboys.

  • Gene

    Gene

    Listed for Gene Hickerson: Cleveland Browns and Gene Upshaw: Oakland Raiders.

  • George

    George

    George Allen: Washington Redskins and George Blanda: Oakland Raiders.

  • Hank

    Hank

    Listed for Hank Stram: Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Howie

    Howie

    Listed for Howie Long: Oakland/LA Raiders.

  • Hugh

    Hugh

    Listed for Hugh McElhenny: San Francisco 49ers.

  • Jack

    Jack

    Listed for Jack Christiansen: Detroit Lions and Jack Ham: Pittsburg Steelers.

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    Expecting a girl? I have you covered!

    Listed for Jackie Slater: St. Louis Cardinals and Jackie Smith: St. Louis Cardinals.

  • James

    James

    Listed for James Lofton: Green Bay Packers.

  • Joe

    Joe

    A popular name on the Hall of Fame list.

    Listed for Joe Gibbs: Washington Redskins, Joe DeLamielleure: Buffalo Bills, Joe Perry: San Francisco 49ers, and Joe Namath: New York Jets.

  • John

    John

    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.

  • Kellen

    Kellen

    Listed for Kellen Winslow: San Diego Chargers.

  • Kelly

    Kelly

    Another potential baby girl name!

    Listed for Jim Kelly: Buffalo Bills and Leroy Kelly: Cleveland Browns.

  • Kennedy

    Kennedy

    Yet another possible girl name.

    Listed for Cortez Kennedy: Seattle Seahawks.

  • Lance

    Lance

    Listed for Lance Alworth: San Diego Chargers.

  • Lawrence

    Lawrence

    Listed for Lawrence Taylor: New York Giants.

  • Leo

    Leo

    Listed for Leo Nomellini: San Francisco 49ers.

  • Lynn

    Lynn

    Here’s a good choice for your baby girl.

    Listed for Lynn Swann: Pittsburg Steelers.

  • Marcus

    Marcus

    Listed for Marcus Allen: LA Raiders.

  • Marion

    Marion

    Listed for Marion Motley: Cleveland Browns.

  • Mike

    Mike

    Listed for Mike Ditka: Dallas Cowboys and Mike Singletary: Chicago Bears.

  • Montana

    Montana

    A great gender neutral name.

    Listed for Joe Montana: San Francisco 49ers.

  • Paul

    Paul

    Listed for Paul Warfield: Cleveland Browns.

  • Payton

    Payton

    Listed for Walter Payton: Chicago Bears.

  • Randall

    Randall

    Listed for Randall McDonald: Minnesota Vikings.

  • Raymond

    Raymond

    Listed for Raymond Berry: Baltimore Colts.

  • Reggie

    Reggie

    Listed for Reggie White: Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Ronnie

    Ronnie

    Listed for Ronnie Lott: San Francisco 49ers.

  • Rosey

    Rosey

    Even tough guys can take on this name, however it’s much sweeter for your little gal.

    Listed for Rosey Brown: New York Giants.

  • Shannon

    Shannon

    Who said you couldn’t find inspiration for your daughter on this list?

    Listed for Shannon Sharpe: Denver Broncos.

  • Sonny

    Sonny

    Listed for Sonny Jurgensen: Philadelphia Eagles.

  • Steve

    Steve

    Listed for Steve Young: San Francisco 49ers.

  • Thomas

    Thomas

    Listed for Derrick Thomas: Kansas City Chiefs and Thurman Thomas: Buffalo Bills.

  • Troy

    Troy

    Listed for Troy Aikman: Dallas Cowboys.

  • Vince

    Vince

    Listed for Vince Lombardi: Green Bay Packers.

  • Warren

    Warren

    Listed for Warren Moon: Houston Oilers.

  • Wayne

    Wayne

    Listed for Wayne Millner: Boston/Washington Redskins.

  • Willie

    Willie

    Listed for Willie Oakland Raiders.

 

Which football inspired name is your favorite?

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