20 Baby names inspired by soccer players

soccer-inspired baby namesOkay, I may be a little over-inspired by soccer at the moment, but can you blame me? It's everywhere and it is exciting and fun. Being a mami I can't help but think that if I were pregnant at the moment, I might be a little more than inclined to name my baby after a soccer player. Por qué no, right?


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I'm not going to lie, the list of boy babie names inspired by soccer players is 100 percent ripped off from our 10 hot soccer players to drool over list because COME ON! Now that I've gotten that off my chest, let's proceed. 

For boys, I'm loving these soccer-star inspired names:

1. Cristiano. Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain of Portugal's national team and is a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid.
2. David. You might think I'm thinking of Beckham, but no, I'm thinking of David Villa who is currently playing for Spain's national team.
3. Gerard. This is of course after Shakira's baby daddy, Gerard Piqué who plays center-back for Spain's team.
4. Glen. Glen Johnson lends his good looks and talent to England's national team as well as Liverpool's club team.
5.Lionel. Lionel Messi is the super-guapo captain of Argentina's national team.
6. Matt. Matt Bessler is a left-sided player for Team USA.
7. Neymar. Neymar is one of those stars that is known by his first name. He plays for the Brazilian national team and Spanish club FC Barcelona.
8. Olivier. Olivier Giroud is a tattoed wonder who plays for France's national team and English club Arsenal.
9. Omar. Omar Gonzalez is another American player on Team USA.
10. Yoann. Yoann Goarcuff is all chiseled good looks and plays for France's national team.

What if you are having a girl? Does that mean you can choose a soccer-inspired name? Of course not! Girls and women play soccer too. They don't get as much attention as the males in the sport do, but who is to say that your little girl won't grow up and change all of that? 

For girls, I really like these soccer-inspired names:

1. Abby. Abby Wambach was the 2012 FIFA World Player of the year. She's a forward on the United State's national team.
2. Angela. Angela Hucles used to play for the U.S. national team and now works to fight homophobia in sports.
3.Briana. Briana Scurry is a retired U.S. national team goalie.
4. Carla. Carla Overbeck was a longtime member and captain of the U.S. women's national team.
5.Cristiane. Cristiane Rozeira is a Brazilian association player who is usually referred to by her first name only.
6. Leslie. Leslie Osborne is a retired American defensive midfielder who last played for the Chicago Red Stars.
7. Marian. Marian Dalmy last played for Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League.
8. Marta. Marta Vieira da Silva, commonly known as Marta, is a forward who plays for the Brazil women's national team.
9. Mia. Surely you've heard of Mia Hamm, who for many years was a forward for the United States women's national soccer team.
10. Tiffeney. Tiffeney Millbret was also a longtime member and forward of the United States women's national soccer team

So if you've got a little kicker in your belly, now you have some names to consider.

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