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Baby boy names inspired by the Super Bowl

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Super Bowl baby names

Super Bowl XLVIII is almost here! Give your soon-to-arrive baby boy a name inspired by the culmination of every professional football season.

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Super Bowl MVPs

Each year, one Super Bowl player is named "Most Valuable Player." This honor is determined by football media (80 percent) and fan votes (20 percent). True football fans understand the significance of naming their child after one of these impressive standouts.

  • Chuck Howley: Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Super Bowl V, 1971
  • Deion Branch: New England Patriots wide receiver, Super Bowl XXXIX, 2005
  • Eli Manning: New York Giants quarterback, Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, 2008 and 2012
  • Emmitt Smith: Dallas Cowboys running back, Super Bowl XXVIII, 1994
  • Fred Biletnikoff: Oakland Raiders wide receiver, Super Bowl XI, 1977
  • Jerry Rice: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, Super Bowl XXIII, 1989
  • Jim Plunkett: Oakland Raiders quarterback, Super Bowl XV, 1981
  • Mark Rypien:  Washington Redskins quarterback, Super Bowl XXVI, 1992
  • Randy White:  Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle, Super Bowl XII, 1978
  • Phil Simms:  New York Giants quarterback, Super Bowl XXI, 1987
  • Richard Dent:  Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Super Bowl XXXV, 1986
  • Roger Staubach:  Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Super Bowl VI, 1972
  • Santonio Holmes:  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Super Bowl XLIII, 2009
  • Steve Young:  San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Super Bowl XXIX, 1995
  • Troy Aikman:  Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Super Bowl XXVII, 1993

Super Bowl MVPs with fab first and last names

So many of our favorite football stars have cool names. Feel free to use the first name and/or the surname of these football standouts.

  • Aaron Rodgers:  Green Bay Packers quarterback, Super Bowl XLV, 2011
  • Bart Starr:  Green Bay Packers quarterback, Super Bowl I and II, 1967 and 1968
  • Desmond Howard:  Green Bay Packers kick returner, Super Bowl XXXI, 1997
  • Dexter Jackson:  Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety, Super Bowl XXVII, 2003
  • Doug Williams:  Washington Redskins quarterback, Super Bowl XXII, 1988
  • Franco Harris:  Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Super Bowl IX, 1975
  • Harvey Martin: Dallas Cowboys defensive end, Super Bowl XII, 1978
  • Hines Ward:  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Super Bowl XL, 2006
  • Jake Scott:  Miami Dolphins safety, Super Bowl VII, 1973
  • Kurt Warner:  St. Louis Rams quarterback, Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000
  • Len Dawson:  Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback, Super Bowl IV, 1970
  • Marcus Allen:  Los Angeles Raiders running back, Super Bowl XVIII, 1984
  • Ottis Anderson:  New York Giants running back, Super Bowl XI, 1991
  • Ray Lewis:  Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Super Bowl XXXV, 2001
  • Terrell Davis:  Denver Broncos running back, Super Bowl XXXII, 1998
  • Tom Brady:  New England Patriots quarterback, Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII, 2002 and 2004

Super Bowl names suitable for boys and girls alike

Super Bowl baby names are not just for boys. Check out these unisex names for your baby girl-to-be.

  • Drew Brees:  New Orleans Saints quarterback, Super Bowl XLIV, 2010
  • Lynn Swann:  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Super Bowl X, 1976
  • Peyton Manning:  Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Super Bowl XLI, 2007
  • Terry Bradshaw:  Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Super Bowl XIII and XIV, 1979 and 1980

Most frequent Super Bowl MVP names

Make a really big football statement with one of these names!

  • Joe:  New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (Super Bowl III), San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (Super Bowls XVI, XIX and XXIV) and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (Super Bowl XLVII)
  • John:  Washington Redskins running back John Riggins (Super Bowl XVII) and Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (Super Bowl XXXIII)
  • Larry:  Miami Dolphins running back Larry Csonka (Super Bowl VIII) and Dallas Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown (Super Bowl XXX)

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