100+ Badass Roller Derby Skater Name and Team Name Ideas

Updated on July 3, 2020
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Are you ready to get tough with your pack?
Are you ready to get tough with your pack? | Source

If you're great on roller skates and comfortable taking an elbows-out approach with others, then roller derby might be the contact sport for you! If you’ve ever witnessed the sometimes brutal competition of a derby bout, then you know just how tough you need to be for the sport.

What Is Roller Derby and How Does It Work?

Roller derby is a sport that takes place in a skating rink with players wearing roller skates. Teams, known as packs, race around the rink in an effort to score against the other team. Scoring happens when a designated player on each team, known as the jammer (marked by a big star on the helmet), makes their way through the group of teammates and opponents, known as the blockers. Getting through the blockers isn't easy; the jammer faces an often-fierce phalanx of hips, butts, and shoulders! Ahead of the blockers are the pivots, who set the pace for the group of blockers.

It can get brutal, but there are rules to be followed and penalties to be issued for illegal blocking. Some illegal moves include using elbows, tripping, back blocking, and passing out of bounds. You can block the other players only by touching them on the side or front from the shoulder to the thigh, but touching anywhere else is illegal in this game.

Most players skate under pseudonyms, also known as "derby names" or "skater names."
Most players skate under pseudonyms, also known as "derby names" or "skater names." | Source

How to Come Up With a Skater Name

Most players skate under pseudonyms, also known as "derby names" or "skater names." Coming up with a name for yourself can be tricky, so unless your team can bestow one on you naturally, here are some tips for choosing your own roller derby name:

  • Personality: You roller derby name should match your personality. If you're loud and proud, "Big Mouth Bitch" or "Banshee" might be good matches. If you're a girly girl, something like "Kruisin' Kitten," or "Duchess of the Derby" could work.
  • Interests: If you have other passions apart from derby, incorporate them into your name, for example: "Bleeding Mascara" (for those Atreyu fans), or "Indominous" for Jurassic World junkies! Talk about a badass female, am I right?!
  • Appearance: If you're over 5'10", you have to play that up with a great name like "Lady Liberty" or "Amazon." If you're a redhead, try "Ginger-Neck-Snap," "Red Hot," "Cherry Choker," or "Derby Devil" on for size.

60 Roller Derby Skater Name Ideas

PowerTower
Meanhattan
Big Red
Derbbie
Stitches
RinkyDink
Tequila Sheila
Brawllipop
Miss United Skates
Spandex
Infernal Myrtle
Lord of the Rink
Deathrow Roller
Gore-ticia Addams
Nutcracker
Lady Liberty
Nine Inch Nails
Max Penalty
Lacey
Rusty Razor Blades
Jammin' & Rammin'
Blockingjay
Strawberry Jam
Niagra Falls
Indominous
The USS Bloodbath
PMSing
Big Rig
Jelly Roll
Long Arm Lolita
Mother Nature
Dollface Smasher
Internal Injury
Pepper Spray
Biohazard
Zombie
Bloodsoaked Skater
Pumpkin' Smasher
MadMummy
Contagious
Assaulted Peanut
Shock
CrazySkates
Rita Skater
Beware of Bitch
Chief of Skate
Avatar of Dispair
Hit and Run
WickedWheels
Unholy Roller
Chopbuster
One Hit Wonder
Sabotage
Miss Fortune
Skaterbrained
The Gruesome Twosome
Bitchy Butcher
Bambi Hunter
Road Rager
Cinnamon Roller
Intoxiskate
Sweet 'n Sour
Your team name should make other teams quake with fear. Think intimidating!
Your team name should make other teams quake with fear. Think intimidating! | Source

How to Come Up With a Team Name

So you’re putting together your pack? You will certainly need a good name! Here are some tips for coming up with the perfect roller derby team name:

  • Feminine: Your team name should refer to something feminine, yet still convey that you mean business!

  • Fierce: Nothing says you mean business like a fierce name. Your name should make other teams quake with fear. Think intimidating!

  • Funny: One thing we can all agree on, a funny name is better than one that isn't! Make sure to include as many rolling puns as you can; i.e., "The Rolling Pins: Baking Up Some Bruises!"

40 Roller Derby Team Name Ideas

Purple Minions
Curvy Derby
The Punishers (Mom Team)
Girls of Fury
Jawbreakers
Dark Divas
Hissin' Kittens
Crazy Daisies
Smackdown Sweethearts
Thunder Thorns
Rink Rashers
Diesel Chicks
Honey Punch
Swiss Cake Rollers
Lipstick Sliders
Cruisin' n' Bruisin'
Twisted Nippers
Derby Divas
Angels of Anger
Hot Shots
Ladies of the Fight
Fire Fliers
Furrocious Cats
Slammin' Jammin Roller Babes
We Recycle
Queen Bees
Pucker Punchers
Pinup Punks
Beautifully Brutal
The Derby Dolls of Detroit
Brutal Beauties
Barbie Beaters
Rockin' Rollers
Whip Crackers
Naughty Knockouts
Pwned
Screamin' Banshees
Slickity Splits
Dirty Birdies
Skaterina Skulls

Ready to Kick Some...

I don’t know about you, but if I were playing against any of these teams, I’d be pretty intimidated by the sound of their names! They capture everything you need in a team name for this sport.

I hope this article has given you a few good ideas to help you brainstorm the perfect derby name for yourself, your teammates, and your team as a whole. Go out there and be fierce!

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      Jesse 

      2 months ago

      I’m a roller derby kid in the juniors

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      Heather 

      4 months ago

      I'm trying out this week for a team and I always wondered if should you earn your name or pick one yourself...

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      Mount Crushmore 

      6 months ago

      I love hip checking and crushing the souls of little hearts who wanted to win WHOS WITH ME?

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      My name is Samathma the Intimadater 3 

      7 months ago

      We have a great team named bump and grind we have won alot of games we just beat the Seattle Roller Rats On New Year's Day we will play the Kansas City Rockers

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      Lil Kraken Skulls 

      8 months ago

      Im lil kraken sculls, i still play, and beleive me, i have ACTUALLY kraked skulls

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      Christopher Nowak 

      10 months ago

      I remember SKINNY MINNIE MILLER and DYNAMITE DARRYL DAVIS from the 1970s and possibly the 1980s.

      What about listing names of specific individuals like these.

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      Cassidy 

      14 months ago

      these are good names

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      doomsday addems 

      15 months ago

      hi i dont think this helped my mom

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