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“Sports Cat Names For Your Feline Athlete”

Cats generally fall into one of two categories. On the one side are those comfort-seeking kitties who love nothing more than curling up in your lap, fine dining, and being pampered 24 hours a day.

On the other, there are those who love climbing trees, chasing birds, and sparring with the neighbor’s tabby. The names on this list (featuring some of the world greatest athletes) are perfectly suited to these sporty cats.

Sports Female Cat Names

  • Aly – Alexandra Rose Raisman artistic gymnast
  • Althea – Althea Neale Gibson American tennis player and professional golfer
  • Angelique – Angelique Kerber German tennis player
  • Daniela – Daniela Silivas, Romanian 3x Olympic gymnastics champion
  • Danica – Danica Sue Patrick American racing driver
  • Gertrude – Gertrude Caroline Ederle American swimmer
  • Heather – Heather McKay, British squash player, the best women’s player ever
  • Joannie – Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • Justine – Justine Henin, won 7 Grand Slam tennis titles
  • Katarina – Katarina Witt, one of the greats of figure skating
  • Kimmie – Kimberly “Kimmie” Meissner, figure skating champion
  • Larisa – Larisa Latynina, Soviet gymnastics champion, (9 Olympic gold medals)
  • Margaret – Margaret Court, first woman to win 10 Grand Slam single titles
  • Martina – Martina Navratilova, 18 Grand Slam tennis single titles
  • Mia – Mariel Margaret Hamm soccer player
  • Misty – Misty Elizabeth May retired American professional beach volleyball player
  • Monica – Monica Seles, youngest women to win the French Open, (9 Grand Slams)
  • Pat – Patricia Susan Summitt American college basketball coach
  • Ronda – Ronda Jean Rousey American professional wrestler
  • Sania – Sania Mirza Indian tennis player
  • Serena – Serena Williams, tennis champion
  • Steffi – Steffi Graff, tennis great, won 22 Grand Slam single titles
  • Venus – Venus Williams, tennis champion
  • Vicki – Vicki Cardwell, leading squash player of the 70s, 80s and mid 90s

Sports Male Cat Names

  • Agassi – Andre Agassi, 8 Grand Slam tennis titles
  • Ali – Muhammad Ali, regarded as the greatest boxer of all-time
  • Babe – George “Babe” Ruth, one of baseball’s greatest players
  • Beckenbauzer – Frank Beckenbauzer, won the soccer World Cup as a player and manager
  • Best – George Best, one of the most naturally gifted soccer players of all-time
  • Big Easy – Ernie “Big Easy” Els, South African golfer, 3x major championships
  • Billy-jean – Billy-Jean King, won 8 Grand Slam single titles
  • Bjorn – Bjorn Borg, Swedish tennis great
  • Bobby Bell – Bobby Lee Bell, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Boom Boom – Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, world lightweight boxing champion
  • Boris Becker – Youngest player to win Wimbledon, 6 Grand Slams single titles
  • Botham – Ian Botham, one of England’s greatest ever cricket players
  • Carl – Carl Lewis, 9x field and track Olympic champion
  • Charlton – Bobby Charlton, One of England’s greatest ever players
  • Chi Chi – Juan Antonio “Chi Chi” Rodriguez, Puerto Rican golfer
  • Chris Evert – Chris Evert, won 18 Grand Slam single tennis titles
  • Coach – Someone who trains, and instructs a sports team or sportsperson
  • Cricket – Popular bat and ball game
  • Curtly – Curtly Ambrose, West Indies cricketer, one of the best ever bowlers
  • Danie – Danie Craven, South African rugby great
  • Dudley – Bill Dudley, NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Figo – Luis Figo, one of Portugal’s finest players
  • Fred Perry – Won three consecutive Wimbledon titles
  • Gareth – Gareth Edwards, Welsh rugby great
  • Gretzky – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice-hockey player, considered the greatest
  • Hadlee – Rickard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer, one of the great fast bowlers
  • Haile – Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian runner (2x Olympic golds 4x world champion)
  • Hockey – Two popular sports ice hockey and field hockey
  • Hurricane Higgins – Alex “Hurricane” Higgins, former snooker world champion
  • Imran – Imran Khan, Pakistan’s most successful cricket captain
  • Ivan – Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player, won 8 Grand Slam single titles
  • Jerry – Jerry Rice, regarded as the greatest NFL wide receiver
  • Jim Brown – Jim Brown, NFL great
  • Jonah – Jonah Barrington, one of the all-time best squash players
  • Jordan – Michael Jordan, considered the greatest basketball player of all-time
  • Kato – Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnastics Olympic champion (8 golds)
  • Kirsten – Gary Kirsten, one of South Africa’s great cricketers
  • Kobe – Kobe Bryant, basketball great
  • Lance – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist (7x Tour de France)
  • Lara – Brian Lara, West Indies cricketer, one of the best batsman of all-time
  • Larry – Larry Bird, one of the greatest defensive rebounders in basketball
  • Lebron – LeBron James, basketball great
  • Maradona – Argentina soccer great
  • Marcel – Marcel Descailly, French soccer player
  • Marcino – Rocky Marciano, only heavyweight champion to defended his title (6 times)
  • Maurice – Maurice Greene, 4x Olympic champion and 5x world champion sprinter
  • Messi – Lionel Andrés Messi, Argentine footballer also known as Leo Messi
  • Mcenroe – John McEnroe, won 7 Grand Slam tennis single titles
  • Miki – Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater, 2x world champion
  • Montana – Joe Montana, NFL great
  • Muggsy – Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, one of the shortest players (5ft 3in) in NBA
  • Nicklaus – Jack Nicklaus, won 18 major golf championship
  • Novak – Novak Djokovic world No. 1 tennis player
  • Neymar – Brazilian footballer
  • Palmer – Arnold Palmer, won 7 major golf championships
  • Pele – Brazilian soccer player, arguably the greatest of all-time
  • Phelps – Michael Phelps, greatest swimmer of all-time (won 14 gold medals)
  • Pie – Harold “Pie” Traynor, the greatest third baseman in Baseball history
  • Pollock – Graeme Pollock, considered South Africa’s greatest cricketer
  • Quarterback – American football position
  • Rafa – Rafael “Rafa” Nadal, Spanish tennis champion
  • Redgrave – Steve Redgrave, 5x Olympic Rowling champion
  • Roger – Roger Federer, the most successful player in mens tennis
  • Ronaldo – Brazilian soccer great
  • Sachin – Sachin Tendular, Indian cricketer, one of the best batsman
  • Sampras – Pete Sampras, won 14 Grand Slam tennis titles
  • Schumacher – Michael Schumacher, 7x Formula One world champion
  • Shane – Shane Warne, Australian cricketer, the greatest spin bowler of all-time
  • Shevchenko – Andriy Shevchenko, one of the highest goalscorers in European soccer
  • Smokin Joe – Joseph “Smokin Joe” Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion
  • Soccer – The most popular sport in the world
  • Spitz – Mark Spitz, Olympic swimming champion (9 Olympic gold medals)
  • Squash – High-speed four walled court raquet sport, played by two players
  • Striker – Soccer position, the objective of the player is to score goals
  • Sugar Ray – Walker Smith Jr. better known as Sugar Ray Robinson, boxing great
  • Sumo – Japanese sport, competitive full-contact wrestling
  • Tex – Morice “Tex” Winter, basketball coach innovator of the “triangle offense”
  • Tiger – Eldrick “Tiger” Woods, one of the best golfers of all-time
  • Tippett – Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker and Hall of Fame inductee
  • Tyson – Mike Tyson, youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles
  • Van Basten – Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer great
  • Wasim – Wasim Akram, Pakistani cricketer, one of the best fast bowlers
  • Wiggins – Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist, won 3 Olympic golds
  • Yogi – Lawrence “Yogi” Berra, one of the greatest catchers in MLB
  • Zinzan – Zinzan Brooke, New Zealand rugby great
  • Zizou – Zinedine “Zizou” Zidane, one of the greatest soccer players ever

Sports Team Cat Names

  • All Black – Nickname for the New Zealand national rugby team
  • Ajax – Amsterdam football club
  • Barça – Barcelona football club
  • Braves – Atlanta Braves baseball team
  • Browns – Cleveland Browns football team
  • Broncos – Denver Broncos football franchise
  • Brewer –  Milwaukee Brewers baseball team
  • Cardinal – Arizona Cardinals football team
  • Cowboy – Dallas Cowboys football team
  • Chelsea – English football club
  • Dodger – Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team
  • Eagles – Philadelphia Eagles football team
  • Falcon – Atlanta Falcons football team
  • Giants – New York Giants football team
  • Grizzlies – Memphis Grizzlies basketball team
  • Juve – Juventus Italy football club
  • Phillies – Philadelphia Phillies baseball team
  • Red Sox – Boston Red Sox baseball team
  • Saints – New Orleans Saints football team
  • Yankees – New York Yankees baseball team
  • Wizard – Washington Wizards professional basketball team

Ancient Greek Athletes Cat Names

  • Astylos – was an athlete from ancient Croton
  • Chionis – ancient Greek athlete from Sparta
  • Cynisca or Kyniska – Spartan princess first woman that win in chariot racing
  • Diagoras – Ancient Greek boxer from Rhodes
  • Koroibos – athlete from Elis race winner in the Ancient Olympic Games
  • Theogenes – Theagenes of Thasos ancient Greek Olympian
  • Phayllos – Phayllos of Croton ancient Greek athlete and a commander a ship at the Battle of Salamis
  • Melankomas – Greek boxer, meaning “One with the Black Hair”
  • Milo – wrestler from the Magna Graecian city of Croton
  • Leonidas – the most famous ancient Olympic runners from Rhodes

Popular Sports and Martial Art Cat Names

  • Arnis
  • Jevelin
  • Polo
  • Volleyball
  • Skeleton
  • Ragby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Karate
  • Ninjutsu
  • Bobsled
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Judo
  • Aikido
  • Kung Fu
  • Jujitsu
  • Taekwondo
  • Archery
  • Biathlon
  • Kendo
  • Hapkido
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