Fantasy Football League Names – Cool, Clever, & Funny Ideas for 2022

Updated on August 8th, 2022 by David Sharp
Fantasy Football League Names

The best fantasy football league names give league owners a place to start when coming up with their own team names. Here is an excellent place to start (and maybe finish) your search for the perfect fantasy football league name.

Funny Fantasy Football League Names for 2022

The truth is, funny team names are significantly better than intimidating names. If you were really that tough, you wouldn’t be playing fantasy football, would you?

The League of Extraordinary Douchebags

Fancy Football League

A Confederacy of Dunces

The Cellar Dwellers

Fantasy League Name - Cellar Dwellers

The Human League

The Trump Cabinet

This is a good league name for those with high turnover rates.

League of Legends

Coed Naked Fantasy Football

Nerd Football League (NFL)

Armchair Football League (AFL)

United States Fantasy League (USFL)

This idea is for those leagues that are nostalgic for the first failed spring football league. But good luck, XFL 2.0!

Fellowship of the Super Bowl Ring

League of Nations

Or how about a league of just guys named Nathan called the League of Nathans?

Television Show Fantasy League Names

The best league names are based on common traits of the owners, something that binds the league members. If you’re all couch potatoes, these ideas might be applicable.

The Best Friends Gang

The Council of Elders

Patty’s Pub Fantasy Football Gang

The League On FX

Who’s thinking reunion movie?

The Galactic Senate

For more far-out names, check out our list of Star Wars-inspired names.

Cheers Tavern Football Pool

The Cheers gang would have played old-school roto, with the rankings posted weekly on a corkboard in the bar.

The Others

Hopefully, your season ends better than Lost did.

Pawnee City Council

Schitt’s Creek City Council

The One League With the Friends-Themed Team Names

The Masters of Coin

If you like this league name, check out our list of 75+ Game of Thrones fantasy football names.

Comic Book Fantasy Football League Names

Once, the jocks and the nerds were bitter rivals. But now, through the magic of fantasy, perhaps they can be friends.

The Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Justice League

Or Justice Society, Justice Society of America, etc.

Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters

Though Xavier’s School for Ordinary Adults may be more accurate.

The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

Legion of Doom

Agents of Shield

The Crime Syndicate of America

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Or League of Pretty Ordinary Gentlemen, if that’s more accurate.

The Hellfire Club

The Serpent Society

You could do comic book and/or snake-themed fantasy football team names. Bonus points for the owner that can put together a combo comic book, snake, and football-themed name. 

Music-Themed Fantasy Football League Name Ideas

Rock out with your jock out.

The Wu-Tang Clan

Or you can do the Fu-Tang Clan if you don’t mind getting really punny with it.

The Travelling Wilburys

Mötley Crüe

I prefer the spelling with an umlaut. But if you want to do the basic Motley Crew spelling, then I guess that’s ok too.

Side note: is it weird that you spell umlaut without an umlaut?

The Rhythm Nation

The Polyphonic League

Movie-Themed Football League Names

Looking for a cool name idea based on your favorite movie? Here are some good league ideas based on some badass films.

Fight Club

Or Project Mayhem depending on where you are in your evolution.

The Jedi Council

Gridiron Gang

How is it that The Rock hasn’t aged since 2006?

Fantasy Quidditch League

Mark my words people: we’re not that far off from our first professional Quiddich league. How far off can fantasy Quiddich be?

Fantasy League Names for 8–Man Leagues

You must be a deep player to win a shallow league. These are some funny league names for especially small leagues.

Great Eight

Eight Men Out

Or if it’s right for the sensibility of your league: Eight Men Out of Fucks to Give.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Now you just have to pick who has/gets to be Snow White.

Funny Fantasy Football League Names for 10-Man Leagues

Here are some good league name ideas for leagues with only ten teams.

1st and Ten Team League

Intensity in Ten Cities

This league name is perfect when owners are scattered to the winds.

In10tional Grounding

10acious D/ST

X-Treme Fantasy League (XFL)

I assume that football guys get roman numeral jokes because of the Super Bowl.

League Names for 12-Man Leagues

For when you want to prove to the world that you know every team’s running backs depth chart.

Dirty Dozen

Big 12

Pack 12

Twelve Angry Men

Or Twelve Pretty Chill Men, depending on the vibe of your guys.

The Best of the Rest From Around the Web

I didn’t write these, but they’re some hilarious names floating around the Internet.

Freaks and Zekes

Weekend Warriors

Guts no Glory

Bragging Rights League

The Usual Suspects

Low Expectations League

A League of Our Own

I KNOW IT’S A BASEBALL MOVIE, LAY OFF. Also, check out our list of fantasy baseball team names.

Playing For Keepers

This league name is best if you’re, y’know, in a keeper league.

Hall of Blamers

Regular Old Football League (ROFL)

And every time you pick someone up from the waiver wire, you have to say ROFLMAO got ’em.

The Madden Curse

No Crying in Fantasy Football

Make Fantasy Great Again

If this one inspires you, then our comprehensive list of Donald Trump fantasy football team names.

More Ideas for Clever League Names?

If your league has a cool, funny, or clever league name, tell me about it in the comments below. I’ll add the funniest ideas to my list.

And check out my list of other clever group name ideas.

About the author

David Sharp

David Sharp is a writer, performer, and father living in Los Angeles, California. His work has appeared on Rox Pile, Ranker, The Whiskey Journal, Retro Set and elsewhere across the internet. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter to see fresh pictures of his handsome baby: @TheSharpDavid

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