Good Team Names

Our Good Team Names lists below feature some strong traditional names predominantly. Nouns alone, or nouns associated with a descriptive adjective, rule on this page. But, if these are not to your liking, check out our other pages with names of all types.

We think the key to good team names comes down to appropriateness, cleverness and fit. Gather feedback from those closest to the team – players, parents, coaches, etc. – before making any decision. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Consult our lists and adapt as necessary to arrive at names that appeal to you and your team.

Great Team Names for Sports & Business

  • Dream Crushers.
  • Wasted Potential.
  • We Showed Up.
  • Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Sea Dogs.
  • Railsplitters.
  • Rainbow Warriors.
  • Rampage.
  • Rams.
  • Scarlet Raptors.
  • Scorpions.
  • Untouchaballs.
  • Screaming Eagles.
  • Sea Lions.
  • Seawolves.
  • Rangers.
  • Raptors.

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  • Shooting Stars.
  • Stampede.
  • Stars.
  • Statesmen.
  • The Granddaddy of All Teams.
  • Murder of Crows.
  • Stormy Petrels.
  • Thundering Herd.
  • ThunderWolves.
  • Tidal Wave.
  • Tigers.
  • Timberwolves.
  • Titans.
  • Tribe.
  • Tritons.
  • Trojans.


  • Strawberry Jam. After the game, make some jam.
  • Silverswords.
  • SkyForce.
  • Skyhawks.
  • Blue Skywalkers.
  • Socceroos.
  • Sooners.
  • Soul Train Riders.
  • Soul Spartans.
  • The Creeping Spiders.

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  • Red Dragons.
  • Striped Foxes.
  • Purple People Eaters.
  • Red Raiders.
  • The Violent Storms.
  • Red Wings.
  • Vandals.
  • Vikings.
  • Violets.


  • The Blossoms.
  • Vipers.
  • Volcanoes.
  • Volunteers.
  • Vulcans.
  • Warhawks.
  • Warriors.
  • Wave.
  • Zebras.
  • Zips.
  • Westerners.
  • Hoosierdaddies.
  • White Sharks.
  • Whitecaps.
  • Wild.
  • Wild Kittens.
  • Wildcats.


  • Golden Bears.
  • Golden Bulls.
  • Flyers.
  • Flying Dutchmen.
  • Flying Squirrels.
  • The Electric Force.
  • Bulls.
  • Golden Flashes.
  • Red Gophers.
  • Aztecs.
  • Boomers.
  • Dangerous Rocks.
  • Daredevils.
  • Daring Dinosaurs.
  • Dangerous Divas.
  • Dark Angels.
  • Dark Thunder.
  • Darling Angels.
  • All Whites.
  • Amigos.
  • Anteaters.

Not Bad At All

  • Horned Frogs.
  • Hornets.
  • Hoyas.
  • Jaguars.
  • Jam.
  • Jaspers.
  • Jayhawks.
  • Jazz.
  • Judges.
  • Ice Angels.
  • Ichabods.
  • Intimidators.
  • Islanders.
  • Psychodelic Hurricanes.
  • Huskers.
  • Ice Cold Huskies.
  • Hustlers.
  • Hustlin’ Owls.
  • Hustlin’ Quakers.

Team Name Generator

To generate your own team names, create two lists sorted by columns: 1.) Your favorite adjectives – these can come from this list or your own favorites. 2.) Your favorite nouns – these can also come from the ideas here or ones of your own choosing.

Then, mix and match placing items from each list. Try adjectives both before and after the nouns. Looks for different combinations. First time through, don’t try to edit, as even silly names might spark additional ideas.


So, for example, if your adjective column has these words:

  • Flying.
  • Blue.
  • Mad.

And your noun column has these words:

  • Crusaders.
  • Magicians.
  • Lizards.

You might generate team names like:

  • Mad Magicians,
  • Flying Lizards,
  • and Blue Crusaders.

This approach serves as a random team name generator. Team names generator can be a help when you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for.

Good Team Name

  • Killer Whales.
  • KingFish.
  • Lions.
  • Little Giants.
  • Lizards.
  • Llamas.
  • Lobos.
  • Magicians.
  • Majors.
  • Marauders.
  • Aqua Marlins.
  • Globetrotters.

How were the Harlem Globetrotters named?

Per Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader,

“In late 1926, Abe Saperstein took over as coach of a touring African-American team in Chicago called the Savoy Big Five (they played their games at the Savoy Ballroom). Saperstein renamed them the Harlem Globetrotters because all the players were African-American (Harlem being a predominantly African-American neighborhood).”

And, it goes without saying, that the team traveled the globe taking on basketball teams from many countries.

Read 10 Quick Facts about the Harlem Globetrotters.


  • Maroons.
  • Matadors.
  • Mavericks.
  • Mean Green.
  • Longhorns.
  • Loons.
  • Mountaineers.
  • Mud Hens. What’s a Mud Hen?
  • Mule Riders.
  • Mules.
  • Musketeers.


  • The Tater Tots.
  • Mustangs.
  • Lopers.
  • Kingsmen.
  • The Weed Whackers!
  • Knicks.
  • The Crusty Crusaders.
  • Spike Peak!
  • New Orleans Voodoo.
  • The Buffalo Wings.
  • San Diego Madres.
  • 99 Red Balloons.

Good Team Names

  • Paladins.
  • The Silly Squids.
  • The Curse.
  • Riot.
  • Gray Panthers.
  • The Real Patriots.
  • The Scuba Squad.
  • Peacocks.
  • The Fat Pirates.
  • Poets.
  • Polar Bears.
  • Prairie Wolves.
  • Sons of Preacher Men.

Tried and True

  • Predators.
  • Pride.
  • Privateers.
  • Profs.
  • Penguins.
  • Pharoahs.
  • Phoenix.
  • Pink Dragons.
  • Pink Pandas.
  • Orioles.

Why are the Baltimore Orioles so named?

Per Mental Floss:

“When the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore in 1954, the franchise was rebranded with the same nickname of the Baltimore team that dominated the old National League in the late 1890s. That team, which featured the likes of Wee Willie Keeler and John McGraw, was named after the state bird of Maryland. The orange and black colors of the male Oriole bird resembled the colors on the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore.”

Read more about the origins of all major league baseball teams at Mental Floss.

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