Baby name story: Olympia Lightning

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

In May, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt — the eight-time Olympic gold medalist widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time — and his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, welcomed a baby girl.

Her name?

Olympia Lightning Bolt.

(“Lightning Bolt” is dad’s nickname.)

Update, Jun. 2021: The couple recently welcomed two more babies — twin boys! Their names are Saint Leo and Thunder. (“Saint Leo” comes from Usain Bolt’s middle name, St. Leo.)

Sources: Usain Bolt – Wikipedia, Usain Bolt – IAAF, first Usain Bolt tweet (7/7/2020), second Usain Bolt tweet (6/20/2021)

Image: Adapted from Usain Bolt, Anniversary Games, London 2013 by J. Brichto under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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