Bowling League & Team Names

Updated on March 7, 2017
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You have joined a bowling league and I bet you are super excited to compete with other teams on the league, but there is just one problem: your team needs a name!

And it can’t just be “John’s team” or something boring like that; it has to have a nice ring to it, something to really catch people's’ attention.

Often times, the team leader or manager will look towards the whole team when trying to decide between bowling team names, after all, everyone will be sporting the name on their team shirts, right? Right. So everyone rightfully should be included.

You can’t have a team called Pink Ladies when there is a guy or two on the team, and likewise you wouldn’t want a team name of Macho Men if there are ladies on the team. A little common sense goes a long way when brainstorming for bowling team names!


Brainstorming a Team Name

Here’s a few more tips to consider for choosing a team name:

  • Think about your teammates’ personalities: Do they strike you as funny, outgoing, gangster, reserved, or dirty?

  • Use bowling terms: Strike, spare and split are total givens. How about kegler, turkey, and blowout to get you thinking more?

  • Play on words: There is an abundance of bowling terms that are easy to twist around; I’m sure you can think of a few! With all of the balls flying around, it shouldn't be hard!

Even with all of the above considered, choosing a name can still be a difficult process. Lucky for you, we have a list of awesome bowling team names to spare just for you.

Whether you are looking for something clean, funny or raunchy, you may find just what you are looking for!

Good Bowling Team Names

Here’s some of the “cleaner” names on our list. You may have heard some of these already since some of them are pretty common amongst you bowlers.

Lickity Splits
Alley Katz
Lane Queens
The Pinups
Spare Me
Pin Busters
Split Ends
Lucky Duckies
Alley Oops
King Pins
Twinkle Toes
Elbow Grease

Funny Bowling Team Names

We hope you have a good sense of humor because you will need one before you proceed!

Dirty Birdies
Futter Guckers
Doin' the Splits
Pin Ticklers
Holy Split
Turkey Pluckers
Lane Lappers
Dolls with Balls
Bowling for Beer
The Wrecking Balls
Rear Enders
Beer N' Bowl
Silly Strikers
Gutterly Ridiculous
Gutter Mouths
Tipsy Pins
Bowling for Bacon

Dirty Bowling Team Names

Perfect names for those with the mouth of a sailor and mind in the gutter, literally!

Balls Dropped
Three Fingers
Gutter Sluts
Big Shiny Balls
Slick Balls
Glory Bowl
Split or Swallow
Dirty Balls
Heavy Balls
Blue Balls
Choked Up
Split Lickers
Ball Chasers
Love Tappers
Wax Our Balls
Double Wood
Honey Ballers

Deciding on a Team Name

Found your name? That’s great!

Didn't see one you like? We told you it isn't easy!

There are a few more ways you and your team can come up with names together. Talking about things in other settings can help to provide some inspiration. Try these few things to help the names roll off your tongue:

  • Talk about it over a game of bowling, something might just slip out, and it won’t be anyone’s balls!

  • Talk about it over dinner, it is said that the mind works more clearly when you are not hungry. Remember, everything is better with bacon. Even bowling team names.

  • Talk about it over a drink or a few. We all know interesting things come out when alcohol is involved. Bottoms up!

When all the pins have been knocked down for the night, the beer stops drippin’ and the balls return no more, and you still haven’t figured out a name for the team, sleep on it. You might even find something inspiring in a dream. The Dream Team, Sleepers, Night Prowlers, you get it. Many good things come from a good night’s sleep, even if it’s just a clearer mind for the next day to figure out that name!

The perfect name will come to you, one way or another, perhaps even in the form of one of those out-of-nowhere phenomenons. Or should we call it a “PINomenon?” Okay, bad joke, but it might make for a great team name!

What's your favorite bowling team name?

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