Teams are often named after animals, people or aspects of the city they represent. Naming a team after a person, such as the Kings, Patriots or Islanders, is the most popular type of team name in professional sports.
Teams are sometimes named after an industry the city is known for, such as the Steelers in Pittsburgh or the Oilers in Houston. The owner of the Chicago Bears decided on the team name by using another team name in Chicago, saying that rugged football players should be known as the Bears since the baseball players were known as the Cubs. Sometimes team names have nothing to do with the city, but are picked in contests where the most popular answer becomes the new team name.