Which sport stars are inspiring the most baby names in the United States?
Kobe Bryant, David Beckham, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Deebo Samuel... Find out the baby name influencers in the US
Athletes are often synonymous, rightly or wrongly, as being an example for humanity. Their achievements, their quotes, their fight, their discipline, their disposition, their dedication to some cause... However, they are also often the inspiration for some parents to provide a name for their children.
Most popular baby names after sport stars
According to Betsperts, Kobe Bryant, David Beckham and Serena Williams are the three great athletes who have inspired the most names between 2000 and 2021. The legend of the LA Lakers has the most attributed to him by proud parents with a total of over 17,000, followed by the current owner of Inter Miami with more than 12,000 and Serena Williams with just short of 11,000.
In the 12 months following Kobe’s death in a helicopter crash, the name of the Lakers legend increased by 200%, since the Los Angeles idol influenced many people around the world and in the United States.
Other athletes who inspire baby names
In addition to these stars, on the same list are names such as Sidney Crosby (4,397), Carli Lloyd (4,102), Floyd Mayweather (2,144), Venus Williams (1,876), Marshawn Lynch ( 1,719), LeBron James (1,112) and Tiger Woods (810).
From the list, the names of Phelps (Michael Phelps), Kershaw (Clayton Kershaw), Durant (Kevin Durant) and Darrelle (Darrelle Revis) also appear to a lesser extent.