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The Most Unbelievable Athlete Names in Sports History

Coco Crisp of the Cleveland Indians paces in the dugout after striking out against the Chicago White Sox

Coco Crisp of the Cleveland Indians paces in the dugout after striking out against the Chicago White Sox Coco Crisp of the Cleveland Indians definitely qualifies as having one of the most unique athlete names in baseball. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Athletes, especially in the Olympics or in professional leagues in North America, come from all around the world to compete in their sports. That can sometimes create for interesting or unfamiliar names for the average sports fan, but often these are just ethnic or religious names that are normal in the player’s culture. Sometimes, players just have strange or funny names that will cause a double-take when reading about them. It’s not like athletes are exempt from being slightly bizarre. Here are the 40 most unique athlete names of all time.

40. Metta World Peace

Basketball player Metta World Peace defending the ball from an opposing team member

Basketball player Metta World Peace defending the ball from an opposing team member Metta World Peace AKA Ron Artest | Getty Images

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