Let's get straight to the point, you want to give your future baby a name of champion and the balloon? Thiago, Lilian, Gaetane, Karim, Cristiano, Zlatan ... we made our "mercato" of 20 first names among the players (and players) of soccer of the whole world.
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Soccer names: champions! (22 photos)
From the Greek word "khristos", the one who is sacred ... here is a name that goes like a glove to the Portuguese striker Ballon d'Or 2013 and 2014! His birthday: November 12th.
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Now ... here is the meaning of the Slavic word "zlato" from which comes the name of the precious Swedish striker born in 1981. A name that the famous player owes to a Bosnian father and a Croatian mother. In Croatia, Serbia, the name Zlatan (or Zoltan) evokes gold, a precious metal, but also serves as a loving nickname for a highly anticipated or particularly loved child ... much like our treasure. An original choice for your future champion?
Of Arabic origin, the adjective "karîm" means generous, noble, well born ... a name that the French center-center born in 1987 owes to his Algerian parents. That of his little daughter, Melia, born in 2014 will seduce you perhaps too ...
Did you know ? In Brazil, football players are often called by their first name or nickname. This is the case of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and also Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, the Brazilian striker born in 1992. We do not know much about the name Neymar, except that it was also the name of his father.
The Belgian player, born in 1991 must his name at random? In Hebrew, it means pleasure and delight and evokes in Genesis the famous garden from which Adam and Eve will be hunted. A mixed first name with certain charm.
From Arabic Zayn ad-Din, "jewel of religion", this is a perfect name for one of the jewels of football stadiums. Almost unknown to the public, this name is definitely out of the shadows in 1998! Go Zizou!
From the germain "hug", meaning intelligence, spirit, the name of the French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, chosen as captain of the Blues in 2012 is the equivalent of Hugues in Europe ... and has since completely eclipsed. His feast: April 1st with Saint Hugues who was bishop of Grenoble.
Bixente is the Basque form of Vincent, from the Latin "vincere" which means to conquer ... a name found for this other champion of the 1998 World Cup! Today, he no longer plays, but remains one of the favorite players in the heart of the French. Bixente is celebrated on January 22 with Vincent the Deacon, Spanish saint, or on September 27 with Saint Vincent de Paul. You choose ! And if the Basque names tempt you, think of those of the children of the champion: Uhaina and Tximista.
No way to forget women! For Wendie Renard, the French player of Martinique origin, defender and captain of the team of France feminine in 2015, it is a name derived from Wendy, name invented by the author James Barry to designate the girlfriend of Peter Pan . But the football player wants to grow! His birthday: October 18th.
A strong character and a name full of sweetness for the French defender born in 1981. A name that means noble person in Latin and is an English version of Patrick. His birthday: May 19th. We also like the name of his children, Lenny and Maona!
Angel (Di Maria)
Angel (Di Maria)
It is not by chance that we call "El Angelito" or the little angel, the Argentine midfielder born in 1988, Angel Fabián Di María Hernández, known as Angel Di Maria. This sweet name means angel in Spanish, from Greek "aggelos", the messenger. Tempted for your angel to you? His birthday: May 5th.
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The World Cup 1998 saw the name of this sweet name go back ... a mixed name that is masculine in France and comes from the Latin word "lilium", meaning the lily. His birthday: July 27th.
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Thiago (da Silva)
Thiago (da Silva)
Derived from Jacques and variant of Tiago, this Portuguese name means the one who carries the flame ... a yellow flame like the shirt of the Brazilian defender born in 1984. This name ignites you? Or those of his children Iago and Isago? His birthday: July 25 with Jacques.
Name of a great Roman family, the Sergius, the name of the Argentine striker is a Latin form of our Serge. It is also found in Corsica. His birthday: October 7th.
- The feminine form of Gaétan (or Gaëtan), this name comes from the Latin "gaietanus" which meant the inhabitants of an Italian city, Gaeta. A feminine given name that goes very well to the French attacker. His birthday: August 7th.
The name Lionel comes from the Latin word "leonellus", the little lion. The Argentine striker born in 1987 is also often nicknamed Leo! As a child, he was an introvert who metamorphosed as soon as he played football. He was elected Golden Ball from 2009 to 2012, then in 2015. This is how a little lion can grow up! His birthday: November 10th with Léon.
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Here is a variant of Désiré! The name of the bayonnais today coach of the Bleus since 2012, after making us vibrate in 98, comes from the Latin "desideratus" which means desired, desired. To celebrate May 23rd.
Robin (van Persie)
Robin (van Persie)
Derived from the Germanic word "hrod", which means glory, Robin was born as a diminutive Robert in medieval times. Today it is a full name and even a mixed first name, no offense to the Dutch striker. His birthday: April 30th. And if you are looking for a more original name, think about those of her children: Shaqueel and Dina Layla.
Derived without Gerard's accent, this name comes from the Germanic terms "ger", lance, spade, and "hard", powerful. And the power on the ground, the Spanish defender knows. Companion of singer Shakira since 2010, he has two children, Milan and Sasha. His birthday: October 3rd.
We can not say that the origin of Paul, from the Latin "paulus", small, is very suitable for the French midfielder who is still measuring 1.91 cm and is especially very athletic. So, let's take "little" in the sense of "cute"! And do not hesitate for your future champion. His birthday: June 29th.
This is a surprisingly original name since it comes from the English nickname given formerly to the builders of wagons ... that is perhaps what made advance the English striker. In any case, it will transport you if you are looking for a name with Anglo-Saxon accents. You can also opt for the no less original names of his children: Kai Wayne and Klay Anthony.
Basque where he means new house, or Hispanic where he refers to the month of January ... here is a name that you might like. First name of the Argentine offensive midfielder, of Italian origin, Javier Pastore, it is also that of the Mexican footballers Javier Hernandez and Spanish Javier Manquillo. His birthday: December 3 with Xavier.