The Best 105+ Dog Names Inspired by Baseball

If you are a soon-to-be dog owner and baseball fan, this is the post for you! Below you will find the best and most adorable names for your furry friend inspired by baseball. We have names of famous players, iconic baseball teams, and funny baseball traditions. So keep reading to find the top 105+ dog names inspired by baseball so you can give your new pup the best name ever!

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Baseball Dog Names for Males

There are many great names out there for your dog. If you happen to have a male dog, you might be inclined to name him after your favorite baseball player. Below is a list of names that would be a great way to honor your favorite baseball player through your new pup. Grab your dog some fun baseballs too!

  • Axe
  • Bambino
  • Brewer
  • Buster
  • Cal: Named after the famous Cal Ripken Jr.
  • Champ
  • Chase
  • Cooper
  • Derek
  • Duke
  • Fielder
  • Gibson
  • Griffey
  • Jax
  • Jeter: The one and only Derek Jeter
  • Kershaw
  • Kirby
  • Major
  • Nolan
  • Pedro
  • Ranger
  • Ripken
  • Scherzer: Max Scherzer 
  • Slugger
  • Sully
  • Ted
  • Trout: Mike Trout
  • Ty

Baseball Names for Female Dogs

If you have a new female puppy, don’t worry because there is a great baseball-inspired dog name for her too.

  • Allie
  • Babe: Although the famous player Babe Ruth was male, I think this makes for a great female dog name. 
  • Calie
  • Casey: Casey Stengel
  • Casey
  • Diamond
  • Dottie
  • Harper
  • Jackie
  • Lou: One of the best players who also happen to be in the Hall of Fame, Lou Gehrig
  • Maddy
  • Maris
  • Marla
  • Mia
  • Pearl
  • Pippa: A super cute name for a super cute dog named after Brad Pippa
  • Ria
  • Romy
  • Sandy
  • Simone
  • Tyra
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Baseball Dog Names for All

There are always classic names to refer to when thinking of the perfect baseball-inspired name. The dog names below can work for any dog of any breed or gender. 

  • Ace
  • Astro
  • Chipper
  • Knuckle
  • Maddux
  • Mickey: Not only does this work if you are a fan of Mickey Mantle, but also a Disney fan.
  • Mookie
  • Pudge
  • Rascal
  • Rizzo
  • Rookie
  • Slider
  • Sparky
  • Spud
  • Yaz
  • Yogi: Cutest name ever from the famous baseball player, Yogi Berra.

Baseball Team Names for Your New Pup

Maybe you have a favorite team you like to cheer for and you want your new pup to remind you of that team. If that is the case, these baseball team names that are part of big cities with big fans might be perfect names for a new pup. Don’t forget to grab your furry friend a baseball jersey here!

  • Blue Jay: Toronto Fans
  • Cardinal: St. Louis Fans
  • Cub: Good Ol Chicago Fans
  • Diamondback: Dry heat Arizona Fans
  • Dodger: City of Stars, Los Angeles Fans
  • Giant: San Francisco Fans
  • Marlin: Miami Fans
  • Met: New York Baby!
  • Oriole: Baltimore Fans
  • Padre: Fun in the sun, San Diego fans
  • Pirate: Pittsburgh Fans
  • Ray: Tampa Bay Fan
  • Red Sox: Boston Fan
  • Rocky: Mountainous Colorado Fans
  • Royal: Kansas City Blue Fans
  • Tiger: Detroit Fan
  • Twin: Minnesota 

Fun Baseball Lingo that works for a dog name too

If you are a true baseball fan, these names will all make sense. But, if you are new to your love of the game these terms might seem silly. But, rest assured, they are definitely high-quality baseball lingo names.

  • Bull Pen: A small area on the baseball field where pitchers warm up by picking catchers
  • Bunt: A type of batting technique where the bat is not swung but hits the ball
  • Cannon: Someone who has a powerful throwing arm
  • Closer: A relief pitcher that comes in to get the final outs 
  • Cutter: A type of pitch that is a version of a fastball
  • Grounder: Term used for a ground ball
  • Homer: Homerun!!! When a better scores on the play
  • Knuckleball: A type of pitch where the knuckles are either on the ball or governing just over while the fingernails dig into the service. It’s an easy pitch for many pitchers that do not put a lot of strain on their arms.
  • Loogy: Means “Left-handed One Out Guy”
  • Moonshot: Any High Home Run
  • Pea: A baseball traveling at a high velocity 
  • Ribbie: Slang for RBI (Run Batted In)
  • Shortstop: One of the positions in the infield for a baseball player 
  • Slider: A breaking pitch that is thrown faster and generally with less overall movement than a curveball, considered a pretty good pitch 
  • Snowman: When a team scores eight runes in one inning
  • Southpaw: Pitcher who throws left-handed 
  • Tater: Means a home run in slang terms Ump: The person who calls the pitches and makes sure the rules are followed 
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Baseball Stadiums that make great dog names

There are definitely some very popular baseball stadiums that are known for some really cool things. Check them out below.

  • Camden: Home to the Baltimore Orioles

Fun Fact about Camden: Commonly known as Camden Yards, was one of the first “retro” major league ballparks constructed during the 1900s and early 2000s

  • Dodger: Home to the Los Angeles Dodgers

Fun Facts about Dodger Stadium: Third oldest ballpark, built in 1962. It’s also the second largest Major League Baseball Stadium, holding 56K fans. The Oakland Coliseum is the largest and it holds a little over 56K fans.

Fun Facts about Fenway Park: It’s the oldest baseball stadium, opened in 1912. It’s also known for its Green Monster, a large wall that prevents quite a few home runs that would otherwise be home runs in other parks because it’s such a tall wall.

  • Globe: Home to the Texas Rangers

Fun Fact about the Globe: It has a 5.5-acre retractable roof.

  • Petco: Home to the San Diego Padres

Fun Facts about Petco Park: My fav since it’s sponsored by a pet company. It also is considered one of the most beautiful parks with the best sight lines in baseball and amazing views of San Diego.

  • Wrigley: Home to the Chicago Cubs

Fun Facts about Wrigley Field: The original scoreboard from 1937 is still intact. It’s the second oldest stadium, build in 1914

Fun Fact about Yankee Stadium: It took 500 workers 185 days to build the original stadium. The New York Yankees have also won the most world series of any major league baseball team.

Famous Baseball Players Who Help Dogs in Need

Athletes for Animals: Supports homeless animals. The following baseball players actively support this organization:

  • Barry Enright | Arizona Diamondbacks 
  • Brad Thompson | St. Louis Cardinals
  • David Freese | Los Angles Dodgers
  • Kyle McClellan | St. Louis Cardinals
  • Mark Buehrle | Toronto Blue Jays
  • Trevor Cahill | Oakland Athletics 

Houston Pets Alive: Promote pet adoptions, raise awareness, and continue to work towards Houston not having no-kill shelters. Houston Astros Pitcher, Lance McCullers Jr, and his wife partner with the organization to continue the important work of finding all dogs a home.

Wins for Warriors: Helps veterans find service dogs. Justin Verlander is currently a pitcher for the New York Mets.


Choosing the perfect name for your new dog is exciting and fun. If you have a passion for Baseball then it might make sense for you to choose a name for your new pup that represents that. You and your dog are going to be best friends, so why not share your love for the game of baseball with them? Maybe you plan to take your furry friend to a baseball game. Fun fact, many baseball stadiums have a dog day and will allow you to bring your dog in for a game! Here is a great post about some of the 2023 baseball games coming up that will allow your dog to tag along.

Comment below if your dog was inspired by a baseball player’s name or any other famous player’s name from any sport.


  1. OOH! Such a fun post. I love this list – it’s perfect for dog + baseball lovers. I think I like Wrigley – perfect for an active “wriggling” dog. 🙂

  2. Love the links to baseball. Spotted one error: you talk about working toward Houston “not having no-kill shelters.” Should be Houston having nothing but no-kill shelters.

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