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Are you ready to rumble? Baby boy names from WWE

Professional wrestling is sports and entertainment wrapped up as one. The exuberant wrestlers, both villains and heroes, play their parts well — and they have really cool names, too.

12 Baby names inspired by WWE villains

Ah, the bad guys make the WWE so much fun to watch. While you might not want to give your son a name like CM Punk, you could consider the wrestler’s given name, like Phillip Jack Brooks or Mark Henry of “Monster” Mark Henry’s “Wall of Pain.”

WWE Mark Henry

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  • Brock: Brock Lesnar
  • Edge: aka Adam Joseph Copeland
  • Frederick: Freddie Blassie, the “Hollywood Fashion Plate”
  • Kane: Kane, “The Devil’s Favorite Demon,” “The Big Red Monster,” “The Prophet of Hate”
  • Kevin: Kevin “The Prince of Darkness” Sullivan
  • Nicholas: “Wicked Nick” Bockwinkel
  • Vader: Vader, “The Mastodon”

14 Baby names inspired by WWE good guys

While it’s super-entertaining to watch the villains, it’s the heroes who give fans something to believe in. Ultimately, good will triumph over evil.

WWE John Cena

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  • Dallas: “Diamond” Dallas Page
  • Daniel: Danny Hodge
  • Dwayne: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • Jay: “Chief” Jay Strongbow
  • Jeffrey: Jeff Hardy
  • John: John Cena
  • Lex: Lex Luger
  • Magnum: Magnum TA
  • Mick: Mick Foley, aka “Mankind”
  • Rey: Rey Mysterio
  • Thomas: Tommy Dreamer and Tommy Rich
  • Verne: Verne Gagne
  • William: Bill Scott, aka “Goldberg”

52 Baby names from WWE Hall-of-Famers

The best of the best — good guys and bad guys alike — are installed into the WWE Hall of Fame each year. Pay tribute to the all-time greats with a baby name like Baron (i.e., “Baron” Mikel Scicluna) or Stone (as in “Stone Cold” Steve Austin). And check out cool surnames as potential first names, like Graham (in honor of “Superstar” Billy Graham), Ladd (a nod to Ernie “Big Cat” Ladd) or Wagner (a la “Gorgeous George” Wagner).

WWE Stone Cold Steve Austin

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  • Abdullah: Abdullah the Butcher
  • André: André the Giant
  • Anthony: “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas
  • Antonino: Antonino Rocca
  • Antonio: Antonio Inoki
  • Booker: Booker T
  • Bret: Bret “Hit Man” Hart
  • Bruno: Bruno Sammartino
  • Buddy: “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers
  • Carlos: Carlos Colón
  • Donald: Don Muraco
  • Dusty: “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
  • Ernie: Ernie Roth, “The Grand Wizard”
  • Gary: “Playboy” Gary Hart
  • Gene: “Mean” Gene Okerlund
  • George: George “The Animal” Steele
  • Gordon: Gordon Solie
  • Gregory: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine
  • Harley: Harley Race
  • Harry: Harry “Mr. Fuji” Fujiwara
  • Hogan: “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan
WWE Hulk Hogan
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  • Howard: Howard Finkel
  • Ivan: Ivan Putski
  • Jacob: Jake “The Snake” Roberts
  • James: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, James Dudley, Jimmy Hart, Jim Ross and “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka
  • Jerry: Jerry “The King” Lawler
  • Jesse: Jesse “The Body” Ventura
  • Koko: Koko B. Ware
  • Louis: “Captain” Lou Albano
  • Maurice: Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon
  • Mil: Mil Máscaras
  • Nikolai: Nikolai Volkoff
  • Patrick: Pat Patterson
  • Paul: “Paul Bearer” and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff
  • Pedro: Pedro Morales
  • Peter: “High Chief” Peter Maivia
  • Ricardo: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • Robert: Bob Backlund, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, Robert “Gorilla Monsoon” Marella, “Cowboy” Bob Orton and Robert “Sergeant Slaughter” Remus
  • Rocky: “Soulman” Rocky Johnson
  • Roderick: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
  • Ronald: Ron Simmons
  • Shawn: “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels
  • Stuart: Stu Hart
  • Terrence: Terry Funk
  • Theodore: “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
  • Tito: Tito Santana
  • Walter: Wladek/Walter “Killer” Kowalski

18 Baby names inspired by wrestlers who died too young

Whether they’re faking it or fighting for real, pro wrestlers put their bodies to the test every single day. The strain sometimes takes a terrible toll, as evidenced by the early passing of these memorable superstars.

WWE Chris Benoit

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  • Andrew: Andrew “Test” Martin, age 33
  • Bradley: Brad Armstrong, age 51
  • Brian: “Flyin’ Brian” Pillman, age 35
  • Christopher: Chris Benoit, age 40
  • Curtis: “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, age 44
  • David: Davey Boy Smith, age 39
  • Edward: Eddie “Latino Heat” Guerrero, age 38
  • Matthew: Matt “Doink the Clown” Osborne, age 55
  • Michael: “Mike Awesome” Alfonso
  • Nelson: Nelson “Big Daddy V” Frazier, age 43
  • Owen: Owen Hart, age 34
  • Randy: “Macho Man” Randy Savage, age 58
  • Raymond: Ray “The Big Boss Man” Taylor, age 41
  • Richard: “Ravishing Rick Rude,” age 40
  • Rodney: Rodney “Yokozuna” Anoa’I, age 34
  • Scott: “Bam-Bam” Bigelow, age 45
  • Steven: Steve “Dr. Death” Williams, age 48
  • Sylvester: Sylvester “Junkyard Dog” Ritter, age 45

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