Before Sha’Carri Richardson ran up the stairs to lay in her grandmother’s chest after winning the 400-meter race and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, most of us didn’t know her name. But moment by moment, we’ve heard new and familiar names announced as top contenders in their sport who are now headed to Tokyo to represent America in the 2020 Olympics.
Not only do these competitors inspire us to reach for everything we want and operate at our best level, but hearing their names cheered on and celebrated also drops more ideas for selecting that special name for your baby. They make you think a bit harder and even want to dig up the meaning to see if the name has any semblance to how competitive and outstanding these achievers are. You should definitely consider some Olympians’ names for your baby. And don’t for one second think this is just about running, swimming, playing soccer or golf, etc. — records are being broken and new ones are set. These athletes are pushing themselves despite their circumstances and beating the odds. History is being made.
But that is nothing new! Olympians have been wowing the world as they represented their countries since the first Olympic games in 1896. And as the world changed, so did the Olympics.
This list of diverse names reflects those changes and represents winners both past and present. Whether you want one for your baby that says they’re strong, they’re determined, or they’re chosen and special, there’s something here. And there’s something in the Olympics.
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