They held a contest and the name Seahawks was selected from the submissions. Seahawks were already used by a local high school in Seattle, Chief Sealth. The submitter probably swiped it from them.
"Seahawk" is one of the nicknames for the osprey - a big raptor that almost exclusively eats fish. Seattle is thick with them.
The Fans Voted For The Name "SEAHAWKS"
There was a vote among the citizens of Seattle and Seahawk won.
I have heard that the Seattle Seahawks had been named after the actual seahawk. The Seahawks are the ONLY National Football League team in the entire nation to have a live mascot!
No. The Seattle Seahawks are based in Seattle, Washington.
The Seattle Seahawks are from Seattle, Washington.
Doug Baldwin is number 89 on the Seattle Seahawks.
There is no record of a Michael Franks playing for the Seahawks or for any team in the NFL.
Mike Morgan is number 57 on the Seattle Seahawks.
Kam Chancellor plays for the Seattle Seahawks.
Mike Holmgren was the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks in 2002.
Their clubhouse is in Renton, Washington but the stadium is in Seattle.