A Complete List of Cool, Funny, and Clever Team Names

Updated on July 10, 2020
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Sam has been in charge of coming up with team names for her first and second graders who play soccer and softball after school.

Team spirit is a part of what makes sports so fun. Good team spirit starts with a great team name.
Team spirit is a part of what makes sports so fun. Good team spirit starts with a great team name. | Source

If you're stuck on coming up with a name for your sports league or group, then look no further. This comprehensive list has the best team name ideas—from funny names to cool and clever ones. There are also some more traditional and powerful ones at the bottom if you want to go the conventional route. Steal a name from this list or let the names inspire you to create your own!

Team Name Ideas in This List

Here are the types of names we cover:

  • Funny Names
  • Clever Names
  • Cool Names
  • Powerful Names
  • Sport-Specific Names
  • Names for Girls' Teams
  • Names Based on Food Puns
  • Create-Your-Own Names
  • Unique Names

Tip: A good team name does not guarantee a win. You will still need to practice. However, if you do end up losing but you have a funny name, you'll be remembered fondly for your creative efforts. No one will remember a winning team with a boring name.

The Goal Diggers are a play on the GOLD diggers. This would be a great name for a team from a prospecting or mining town.
The Goal Diggers are a play on the GOLD diggers. This would be a great name for a team from a prospecting or mining town. | Source

Funny Team Names

The Untouchaballs
We Got the Runs
Goal Diggers
Agony of De Feet
99 Problems But a Pitch Ain’t One
Oedipus and the Motherlovers
Sons of Pitches
No Hit Sherlock
Case of the Runs
Ball of Duty
Gone With the Win
Back That Pass Up
Don't Stop Ballieving
Blood Bath and Beyond
Off in Church (because nobody beats off in church)
Win or Booze
Between a Walk and Hard Place
Staff Infection
Hoops I Did It Again
Game of Cones
Free-Range Chickens
Chafing the Dream
Fast but Not Furious
Granny Smith Apple Got Ran Over by a Reindeer
Block It Like It's Hot
Game of Throw-ins
Single Belles
Dill With It
Richard Parker Swims Again
No More Debt
Koalified Bears
Jesus Lizard
Identity Theft Is Not a Joke
Goat in a Boat
Boys That Cried Wolf
Hungry Hippos
Smells Like Team Spirit is an homage to the Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." This would be a great name for a team from Seattle, Aberdeen, or elsewhere in Washington.
Smells Like Team Spirit is an homage to the Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." This would be a great name for a team from Seattle, Aberdeen, or elsewhere in Washington. | Source

Clever Team Names

5 for Fighting
Juan on Juan
Win Diesel
Smells Like Team Spirit
Nacho Average Squad
What's in a Name?
Your Pace or Mine?
Team Redundant Team
Chicken Noodle Hoop
Furious George
We Won Ton Soup
Lord of the Rims
Won Direction
Guns N' Poses
Bengay for Years
Sore for Days
The Bleacher Boys
Proletariats and Bourgeoisie
The Dino-Sores
Here for the Exercise
Nicki Minaj's Anacondas
Twisted Blisters
Also-Rans
Running on Empty
No Love-Love
Bennie and the Nets
This Space Left Intentionally Blank
This basketball-specific name is simple and to the point.
This basketball-specific name is simple and to the point. | Source

Cool Names for Your Team

The Beastie Balls
Hell on Heels
Freakin' Awesomes
Slam Dunkers
The Dementors
Bag of Chips
Team No Spoilers
Slumdog Slingers
Team Zone
Triple By Pass
Alley Cats
Free Foulin'
Minumum Wagers
Miracle Mile
Do or Die on the Bench
The Black Widows
Spoiler Season
Homerun Hitters
Here Comes the Run
Mighty Ducks
Sink or Swim
Mudder Runners
The Turf Burns
The Win Sprints

Skip the Boring Names!

No one will remember a winning team with a boring name.

Powerful Names

Jay Hawks
Men of Steel
Bald Eagles
Black Mambas
Phantom Strikers
Black Antelopes
Hurricane Hazard
The Gator Boyz
The Dark Side
Pride of Lions
Keys to Ignition
Let Freedom Ring
Pollution Pirates
Black Anacondas
The Real Slim Shadies
Black Buffalos
Eye of the Storm
Thunder Gods
Red Demons
The Slaying Ninjas
Head Hunters
Crashing Crusaders
The Warriors
The Hunters and Gatherers
Wolf Pack
Fiery Dragons
The Pistols
The Stoney Gang
The Amazonians
The Shackled Sharks
A good team name can lead to great chants, excited fans, and even a cool mascot or logo for team apparel.
A good team name can lead to great chants, excited fans, and even a cool mascot or logo for team apparel. | Source

Team Names for Every Sport

The team names in this section are sport-specific. Find your sport, then choose a name!

Basketball

  • Swish Kebabs
  • The Hot Shots
  • Big Net Worth
  • BasketBrawlers
  • 99 Problems But a Swish Ain't One
  • Drilling Me Softly
  • Alley-Oops
  • Pippen Ain't Easy
  • Sky's the Limit
  • The Traveling Men
  • Shooting Stars

Football

  • Back That Pass Up
  • Loose Ends
  • No Punt Intended
  • Abusement Park
  • Easier Said Than Run
  • Baby Got Dak
  • Dak to the Future
  • I'll Take That Quarterback
  • Crass Interference
  • First and Download

Soccer

  • Nuer Gonna Give You Up
  • You Petr Cech Yourself
  • One Flew Over Lukaku's Nest
  • When Harry Met Alli
  • Dukes of Hazard
  • Kroos Control
  • Pique Blinders

Baseball

  • Pitch Please
  • One Hit Wonders
  • Master Batters
  • Special K's
  • Bat Attitudes
  • The Hitmen
  • The Sluggers
  • Fielder of Dreams
  • Basic Pitches
  • Can't Cutch This

Volleyball

  • Mission Unblockable
  • Planet Volleywood
  • All About That Ace
  • All Sets Are Off
  • Spiked Punch
  • Net Results
  • I'd Hit That
  • We Will Block You
  • To Kill a Rocking Serve
  • How I Set Your Mother
  • New Kids on the Block
  • The Inter-Nets
  • Block Busters
  • Some Spike It Hot
  • Pop-Up Blockers

If you're on an all-female team, consider sporting your girl power with one of these creative names.
If you're on an all-female team, consider sporting your girl power with one of these creative names. | Source

Team Names for Girls

Chicks With Kicks
Vicious and Delicious
Cunning Stunts
Final Fourgasm
Gutter Girls
Skillz That Kill
Lush Puppies
Queen of Goals
Girl Scout Dropouts
She-Unit
Elite Mankillers
Female Fatale
End Zone Divas
Madam Secretaries
Pretty in Pink
Multiple Scoregasms
Killer Cats
Anne Ballin'

Names Based on Food Puns

Avo-Cardio
Drop the Beet
Everybody Loves Raisins
Egg-cellent Team
Shawty, It's Sherbert Day
How I Met Your Melons
Ketchup If You Can
Wanna Pizza Us?
Butter Back Off
Every Day We're Brusselin'
Green Eggs and Ham
Nacho Average Squad
Darth Taters
Chips and Guac
Big Dills
Keep Calm and Curry On
Soy Milk
Too Much Mustard
Fans need an identity to rally around, and a good name serves as the foundation for your team's identity.
Fans need an identity to rally around, and a good name serves as the foundation for your team's identity.

How to Come Up With Original Names

  1. Choose an animal or strong mascot: Pick a strong wild animal or a valiant profession, such as a warrior, knight, ninja, etc.
  2. Pick an adjective: The most common adjectives are colors, but you can also use bellicose adverbs or adjectives, such as fighting, rioting, rumbling, etc.
  3. Go with a pun: If there is an inside joke you want to use, go for it. Or come up with a pun by choosing a normal name and then changing one of the words into a funny word. For example, you can choose something regular like The Soaring Eagles, and change Soaring to "soreing" because you'll be sore from practice.

Create-Your-Own Names

The table below lists descriptive words for teams. Choose one (or more) of these, then pair it with one of the words from the second table, which lists common mascots used by schools across the United States.

Descriptive Words: Choose One or Two

Gold
Brawling
Tough
Black
Fighting
Brave
Red
Charging
Mighty
Purple
Roaring
Fiery
Scarlet
Flying
Bold

Mascots: Choose One

Amazonians
Eagles
Panthers
Bulldogs
Falcons
Tigers
Chargers
Knights
Trojans
Cougars
Lions
Warriors
Coyotes
Mustangs
Wildcats

Examples

  • The Red Roaring Chargers
  • The Mighty Mustangs
  • The Fiery Amazonians
  • The Flying Gold Coyotes

Feel free to come up with your own descriptions and mascots, too!

Try a unique name to make your team stand out, whether you win or lose.
Try a unique name to make your team stand out, whether you win or lose. | Source

Unique Team Names

The Secret Ingredient
Staying Afloat
Run Like the Winded
Staying Alive
Your Humble League Champ
Chunky Monkees
South Korea Got Seoul
Burn Notice
The Pokeymoms
It’s Not Just a Team, It’s a Lifestyle
Worcestershire Sauce
The Drifters
Quartzy Muzjiks
We've Got the Cleats

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      beast boy 

      5 months ago

      I like 99 problems but a swish isn't one

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      Andrew Crowell 

      5 months ago

      I am actually a fan of the beastie boys

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      hahahaha 

      5 months ago

      game of throws

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      stop 

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      kiss my astronaut

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      nigapenis 

      5 months ago

      ha funy

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      Tharani 

      7 months ago

      You should add some funny team names for kids

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      O Powering Softball player 

      8 months ago

      You should put up Games of Throws!!!

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      Ur future self 

      8 months ago

      I’m coming for u

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