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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Comments

My name on September 04, 2020:

My team name is black tiger or red demons.

You can choose what is the best

Chris Hemsworth on September 02, 2020:

Thor

Ppppp on August 31, 2020:

Game of thoughts

beast boy on March 02, 2020:

I like 99 problems but a swish isn't one

Andrew Crowell on February 12, 2020:

I am actually a fan of the beastie boys

hahahaha on February 11, 2020:

game of throws

stop on February 11, 2020:

kiss my astronaut

nigapenis on February 10, 2020:

ha funy

Tharani on December 30, 2019:

You should add some funny team names for kids

O Powering Softball player on December 03, 2019:

You should put up Games of Throws!!!

Ur future self on November 23, 2019:

I’m coming for u