12 Serious Baby Name Contenders Inspired by the Rio Olympics

Olympic baby in the making

Gymnast Nadia Comaneci. Ski racer Bode Miller. Figure skater Katarina Witt. These three athletes from three different sports and three different countries have one big thing in common: They all parleyed Olympic gold medals into baby name immortality. The names Nadia, Bode, and Katarina enjoyed bursts of US popularity after their Olympic showcases.

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What names from the Rio games will join this unique Olympic pantheon? The recipe calls for athletic prowess, an appealing character, and above all a fresh, stylish name. Here's our short list of prospects. (The athletes are Team USA unless otherwise noted.)

 

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