13 Footballer Baby Names Perfect For Your Little Kicker 7 years ago

13 Footballer Baby Names Perfect For Your Little Kicker

Surely it is every football-mad dad's dream: to be able to pay tribute to your favourite club, player or country by giving your child that same name, no?

And for the week that's in it; you're welcome, dads!

1. Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish footballer (and we're told a fairly good one at that).

2. Ronaldo

This is actually a last name, but we think it makes a fine first one too, no?

3. David

Do we even need to say it? David Beckham is possibly still the world's hottest guy, despite having hung up in football boots a couple of year's back.

4. Lionel


Messi is known (we believe) as one of the world's best football players and hails from Argentina.

5. Thierry

Thierry Henry is a French footballer (and come to think of it, both his names actually works as great first names!)

6. Cyrus

Slightly sheepishly have to admit that I had never heard of this guy until googling the phrase "great footballer baby names." But I now LOVE the name Cyrus (and also found that he actually plays for Ireland!)

7. Christiano

Such a cute change from the more (on our shores anyway) common Christian.

8. Diego


Diego Armando Maradona is a retired Argentine professional footballer.

9. Fernando

After Fernando Torres (Spain)

10. Wayne

After Rooney, obvs.

11. Xavi

Xavier Hernández Creus is a Spanish footballer. And come to think of it, Creus would work too, no?

12. Luka

Luka Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team.

13. Marco

Marco van Basten is a famous footballer (we've been told) from the Netherlands, and we actually love the name Marco.

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