Our good team names listed 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 and Business
We Showed Up.
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Solid Naming Ideas
The Granddaddy of All Teams.
Murder of Crows.
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Strawberry Jam. (After the game, make some jam.)
Soul Train Riders.
The Creeping Spiders.
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Purple People Eaters.
The Violent Storms.
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The Electric Force.
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Ice Cold Huskies.
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. It looks for different combinations. The 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:
And your noun column has these words:
You might generate team names like:
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
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.
Mud Hens. What’s a Mud Hen?
The Tater Tots.
The Weed Whackers!
The Crusty Crusaders.
New Orleans Voodoo.
The Buffalo Wings.
San Diego Madres.
99 Red Balloons.
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The Silly Squids.
The Real Patriots.
The Scuba Squad.
The Fat Pirates.
Sons of Preacher Men.
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Tried and true.
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.
What will be the origin of the name of your team?
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike has coached over 20 youth sports teams and is the founder of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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