Baby Names Inspired By Olympic Champions
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nameberry’s Olympic baby names coverage continues, this time with a look back to Games of the past. We perused the records going back to 1896, in search of the most unusual and interesting of past Gold Medalists’ names.
With such a wide-ranging international roster, we were able to mine some pretty exotic (in our culture, anyway) nuggets.
Annegret Richter -- West Germany, track and field, 1972
Antonella Bellutti -- Italy, racing cyclist, 1996
Beezie Madden (born Elizabeth) -– US, equestrian show jumping team, 2008
Clover Maitland -– Australia, field hockey, 1996 and 2000
Ellina Zvereva -– Belarus, discus throwing, 2000
Faustine Merret -- France, windsurfing, 2004
Fernanda Ribeiro -- Portugal, 10,000 meter race (established a new record), 1996
Fleur Mellor -- Australia, track and field, 1956
Janica Kostelic -- Croatia, Alpine skiing, 2002
Jearl Miles -- US, track and field, 1996 and 2000
Liliya Nuritdinova -– Unified Team, track an
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