Olympic Gold Medal-Winner Names for Boys

Hoping your baby will grow up with gold medal abilities? Borrow a name from our list of famous Olympians from around the world throughout time.

From gymnastics to swimming, if you love sports, then this is a great baby names list for you. Since ancient times, Olympic athletes have been the best competitors from around the world. If you are looking for a name with international flair, this list is full of creative ideas. Encourage your child's athletic ability with a famous Olympic athlete's name like Mark.

Aladar

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Servant of Allah

From 1932 to 1960, Aladar Gerevich fenced for the Hungarian Olympic team. He won seven gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Boris

Origin: Russian

Meaning: To fight

Boris Shakhlin was an Olympian gymnast from the Soviet Union. From 1956 to 1964, he won seven gold, four silver, and two bronze medals.

Carl

Origin: Germanic

Meaning: Manly or free man

Carl Lewis was a track and field Olympian for the U.S., from 1984 to 1996. He won nine gold and one silver medal.

Gary

Origin: English

Meaning: Carries a spear

Gary Hall, Jr. swam for the U.S. Olympic team from 1996 to 2004. He won five gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.

Gert

Origin: Germanic

Meaning: Fighter

Sweden Gert Fredriksson canoed in the Olympics from 1948 to 1960. He won six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal.

Ian

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: God is gracious

Ian Thorpe swam for Australia's Olympic team from 2000 to 2004. He won five gold, three silver, and one bronze medal.

Mark

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Warlike

Mark Spitz swam for the U.S. Olympic team from 1968 to 1972. He won nine gold, one silver, and one bronze medal.

Matt

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Gift of God

From 1984 to 1992, Matt Biondi swam for the U.S. Olympic team. He won eight gold, two silver, and one bronze medal.

Michael

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Resembles God

Michael Phelps has swam for the U.S. Olympic team since 2004. He has won fourteen gold and two bronze medals.

Nikolai

Origin: Russian

Meaning: Victory of the people

Nikolia Andrianov was an Olympic gymnast for the Soviet Union from 1972 to 1980. He won seven gold, five silver, and three bronze medals.

More Olympic Gold Medal-Winner Names for Boys

Paavo

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: Small

Paavo Nurmi was a track Olympian from Finland from 1920 to 1928. He won nine gold and three silver medals.

Pal

Origin: Unknown

Meaning: Variation of Paul, meaning "small"

Pal Kovacs fenced for Hungary's Olympic team from 1936 to 1960. He won six gold and one bronze medal.

Ray

Origin: German

Meaning: Protecting hands

Ray Ewry was a track and field Olympian for the U.S. team from 1900 to 1908. He won eight gold medals.

Reiner

Origin: German

Meaning: Wise

Reiner Klimke was an Olympic equestrian for Germany from 1964 to 1988. He won six gold and two bronze medals.

Viktor

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Conqueror

Viktor Chukarin was an Olympic gymnast for the Soviet Union from 1952 to 1956. He won seven gold, three silver, and one bronze medal.

Vitaly

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Life-giving

Vitaly Scherbo was a gymnast for the Belarus Olympic team from 1992 to 1996. He won six gold and four bronze medals.

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