Are you a baseball fan? Is your pupper a ball dog? Why not name your new puppy after America’s favorite pastime! From the food we enjoy at the ballpark—like hot dogs, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks—to our favorite teams—like Yankees, Dodgers, or Royals—there are so many fun baseball inspired-dog names to choose from.
Maybe you have a current ball player or maybe you have a favorite player from your childhood that reminds you of your furry friend like Jeter, Babe, or Hank. Those may be great baseball dog names for your pupper.
With over 160 baseball-themed names listed below, you’re sure to find the perfect American pastime name that best fits your new doggo’s personality.
160+ baseball names for dogs
First, to make your search easier, we’ve broken down the list of baseball dog names into the following categories:
- Dog names inspired by famous baseball players
- Baseball dog names for girl puppies
- Baseball dog names for boy puppies
- Baseball dog names inspired by baseball teams
- Baseball related dog names
- Dog names inspired by famous baseball parks
So let’s play ball!
Dog names inspired by famous baseball players
Everyone loves to watch the best players in the game. These current star players and players from the past are some of the best baseball players to ever play the game.
Most of these baseball player dog names are inspired by the first and last names of famous players. Will one of these be the winning names for your new puppy?
Or maybe one of these famous nicknames will be a home running name for your puppy.
Albert Pujols ~ Al, Albert, or Pujols
Babe Ruth ~ Or how about Babe’s nicknames, The Babe or Bambino?
Bob Gibson ~ Gib or Gibson
Bryce Harper ~ Harper has a nice ring to it
Cal Ripken Jr. ~ The Iron Man
Chipper Jones ~ Chipper is also a good golf name for dogs
Clayton Kershaw ~ Clay, Clayton, or Kershaw
Cy Young ~ Denton True “Cy” Young
Derek Jeter ~ The Captain
Don Mattingly ~ Donnie Baseball
Frank Thomas ~ The Big Hurt
Fred McGriff ~ Crime Dog
George Brett ~ George or Brett would make great names
Greg Maddux ~ Maddux has a great ring to it
Harmon Killebrew ~ Harmon, Harmy, or Killebrew
Ichiro Suzuki ~ Both Ichiro or Suzuki are cute names
Jackie Robinson ~ Jackie would make a great female dog name or male dog name
Jim “Catfish” Hunter
Joe Dimaggio ~ The Yankee Clipper
Johnny Bench ~ Johnny is a great name
Do you like names that start with J? Check out 123 Dog Names That Start with J.
Ken Griffey Jr. ~ “Junior”
Lou Gehrig ~ Iron Horse
Mickey Mantle ~ Mick
Miguel Cabrera ~ Miggy or Miguel
Mike Trout ~ If you like the double meaning of “Trout,” check out our list of fishing names for dogs
Ozzie Smith ~ Or Smith’s nickname, The Wizard of Oz, makes a cool baseball dog name
Pedro Martinez ~ Pedro in Spanish means “Stone” or “Rock”
Pete Rose ~ Charile Hustle
Randy Johnson ~ The Big Unit
Roberto Clemente ~ Roberto, Robby, or Clem
Rolland Fingers ~ Rollie
Roger Clemens ~ The Rocket
Roger Hornsby ~ Roger or Hornsby
Satchel Paige ~ Paige
Shoeless Joe Jackson ~ Jack, Joe, or Jackson
Ted Williams or Teddy ~ The Splendid Splinter
Tom Seaver ~ Tommy or Seaver
Ty Cobb ~ The Georgia Peach
Willie Mays ~ Say Hey Kid
Yogi Berra ~ Yogi is just a darn cute name
Baseball dog names: Female
These baseball dog names are as cute as your girl puppy. Which one will make the back of your puppy’s baseball shirt?
Angel ~ Los Angeles Angels baseball team
Astro ~ Houston Astros. Both “Houston” and “Astro” make cool baseball dog names
Bryce Harper ~ Harper has a nice ring to it for a girl’s name
Diamond ~ Is you dog a diamond in the ruff? 😉
Joe Morgan ~ Morgan would be a good female puppy name
Oriole ~ Baltimore Orioles
Rally ~ A term used to describe a team coming back to win, Rally has a cute ring to it
Royal ~ Kansas City Royals
Sandy Koufax ~ Sandy is a cute female dog name
Tony Gwynn ~ Gwynn is sweet name for a little female puppy
Baseball dog names: Male
Ace ~ Often the name for the star or best pitcher on the team. Is your new puppy a star?
David Ortiz ~ Big Papi
Dinger ~ Another name for a home run!
Henry Aaron ~ Hammering Hank
Homer ~ Ball hit over the fence for a home run
Mariano Rivera ~ Sandman
Mitt ~ Another name for the glove players use to catch the ball
Reggie Jackson ~ Mr. October
Slugger ~ Nickname for a player that can hit a lot of home runs
Stan Musial ~ Stan the Man
Baseball dog names inspired by baseball teams
Root on your hometown team! Here are dog names inspired by favorite teams.
Athletic ~ Oakland Athletics
Blue or Jay, or Blue Jay ~ Toronto Blue Jays
Brave ~ Atlanta Braves
Brewer ~ Milwaukee Brewers
Cardinal ~ St. Louis Cardinals
Cub or Cubby ~ Chicago Cubs
Diamond ~ Arizona Diamondbacks
Dodger ~ Los Angeles Dodgers
Expo ~ Montreal Expos
Giant ~ San Francisco Giants
Cleveland ~ Cleveland Guardians
Mariner ~ Seattle Mariners
Marlin ~ Miami Marlins
Met ~ New York Mets
National ~ Washington Nationals
Padre ~ San Diego Padres
Pirate ~ Pittsburg Pirates
Phillie ~ Philadelphia Phillies
Ranger ~ Texas Rangers
Ray ~ Tampa Bay Rays
Red Sox or Red ~ Boston Red Sox
Rocky ~ Colorado Rockies
Royal ~ Kansas City Royals
Tiger ~ Detroit Tigers
Twin ~ Minnesota Twins
White Sox ~ Chicago White Sox
Yankee ~ New York Yankees
Baseball related dog names
These baseball terms make winning monikers for our puppers.
Batter ~ The player up to bat
Bullpen ~ Area where the pitchers hang out during the game
Bunt ~ Type of hit where the batter just taps the ball and tries to beat the throw to first base or move a teammate already on base into scoring position
Catcher ~ The player who catches the pitches from the pitcher
Coach ~ Leader of the team. A good name for a pupper who is a natural born leader
Cracker Jack ~ Fun treat at the ballpark
Curve ~ Type of pitch that curves or breaks, making it difficult for the batter to hit
Cutter ~ Type of pitch that breaks way for the hitter
Dugout ~ Place where the team hangs out during the game
Fastball ~ A type of pitch. Maybe your new kiddo is speedster?
Fielder ~ The players in the field playing defense
Foul ~ Ball hit by the batter that goes out of play
Heater ~ Another name for a fastball
Hotdog ~ Inspired by both the food and the term that means to “show off”
Knuckler ~ Type of pitch where the ball doesn’t spin
Pitcher ~ The player on the mound throwing to the batter
Peanuts ~ Does you puppy look like Snoopy?
Pop ~ A ball hit way up in the air. Also called a pop up
Skipper ~ Sometimes the head coach is called the the “Skipper”
Slider ~ Type of pitch thrown by the pitcher
Steal ~ When a player steals a base
Strike ~ Pitch in the strike zone
Umpire ~ Referee for baseball
Dog names inspired by famous baseball parks
Wrigley ~ Wrigley Field- Home of the Chicago Cubs
Kauffman ~ Kauffman Stadium – Home of the Kansas City Royals
Rogers ~ Rogers Centre – Home of Blue Jays
Coors ~ Coors Field – Home of the Colorado Rockies
Busch ~ Busch Stadium – Home of the St. Louis Cardinals
Fenway ~ Fenway Park – Home of the Boston Red Soxs
Do you want more name ideas? Try out 140 Patriotic Dog Names.
A winning name for the newest member of your team
Thanks for stopping by our little dog-loving corner of the outfield called HappyGoDoodle.com.
We hope you found our list of dog names for baseball lovers helpful. And we hope you found a dog name that’s a winner for the newest member of your team.
No matter what name you choose for your pupper, it will be a hit with your puppy who is just happy to be a player on your family’s team.