Brainstorming a cool team name is no easy feat. You need a name that’s event-appropriate, embodies your team’s spirit, and captures the singular essence that binds you together.
Or maybe just a dumb pun that makes you chuckle?
Here’s a list of team names for just about any contest to help you and your teammates nail it in the name game. We can’t promise you’ll actually win anything, but at least people will chuckle before the MC reads your score!
Cool Team Names for 2021
Coming up with an original list of cool group names isn’t as easy as it sounds. After all, I’m a middle-aged man who might not be on the cutting-edge of coolness.
But let’s give this a shot anyway.
The Cool Kids Table
This might seem like an obvious group name if you’re going strictly for coolness. But its simplicity makes it one of the coolest team names ever.
The Chill Williams
Choose this cool team name because The Silly Willies is coming on a little strong.
The Cool Kids Club
This group name is one of my favorite cool team names for work.
The Vaporwave Aesthetics
This is a cool name for teams in the tech industry.
The Rolling Stoners
This chill name is witty on several different levels.
A cool name for a group of unscrupulous characters.
Since nothing is cooler than sunglasses, here are some shades-based, cool names for groups:
- The Ray-Bans
- The Aviators
- Shades Indoors
- The Polarized Lenses
- The Obscured Eyes
Funny Team Names for Groups of Jokesters
Life is too short to take your team name too seriously. Funny names for teams are always a good idea, especially if they’re a knee-slapper.
So here’s a funny team name list featuring low-effort, low-brow, and non-sensical names for your group.
The Buddy Pal Chum Friends
This is a silly team name for amigos, brothers, home-slices, etc.
The Goof Balls
A hilarious team name for the boomer generation.
The Donut Call List
Team Redundancy Team
The Fast and the Furries
Unique Team Name Ideas for 2021
Are you looking for a unique team name with meaning? Then these rare and uncommon group name ideas will be right up your alley.
These are names for more of a niche audience. If they don’t get it, they can Google it.
A Pleasant Assemblage of Likeminded Individuals
I like this peculiar team name because I wouldn’t know if you’re starting a bridge club or a cult.
Be the spaghetti that sticks.
The Even Weirder Al’s
This is a unique team name idea based on one of the oddest entertainers ever. You could go with Weirdest Al if you’re a one-upper.
If you have an artist on your team, this different team name makes for an adorable mascot.
You’re Pusheen It
This unique group name has a pretty cute mascot, too.
Creative Team Names for Innovative Groups
It’s ok if you think some of these awesome team names are a little weird. They’d probably think you’re weird too.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being In This Team
The March of Time
This creative team name emphasizes that no one can defeat the march of time!
Artsy-Fartsy Pizza Party
The Treachery of Words
Ceci n’est pas una nomde l’équipe.
Van Gogh’s Other Ear
Elon’s Grimey Musk
Fun Team Name Ideas for 2021
Show your competition that you mean funny business with these fun group name ideas.
The Fried Dumpling Gang
Apple Pen Pineapple Pen
Not everyone can pull off skinny dipping.
The ultimate fun team name for work, if you’re in the service.
Yes, that’s two kawaii references in the same article. No, I’m not sorry.
Clever Team Names for the Witty Among You
These clever names for a team might not get the most people to laugh, but they will get the right people to laugh.
With this brainy team name, at least we stand for something.
Team Palindrome Meat
The witty team name idea is not actually a palindrome at all.
Chafing the Dream
This is also a fantastic idea for a trivia team name.
Procrastinators Planning to Unite Sometime
The Undercover Cops
Shh! Don’t tell anyone!
Staring Contest Champs: The Abyss
When you stare into the abyss, sometimes the abyss stares back.
If your team wins, fantastic. If the other team wins, they have to say that they beat Off Constantly.
Team Names for Work
Picking a team name for the workplace is obviously a bit tricky. You want to choose a funny team name, but not too funny.
When in doubt, I always go with a work team name that won’t get me fired.
The Quarterly Retort
Monday Morning Quarterbacks
This is a clever team name for work if you’re in the sports industry.
The Office Fridge
This is the most appropriate workplace team name for the post-Covid world.
Competitive Team Names for you Cutthroats
Why play if you’re not playing to win? The best team names for competition can be a bit contentious, but that comes with the territory.
Here’s my list of ambitious and aggressive team names for those with their eye on the prize.
The Inevitable Winners
And In First Place
This competitive team name works best when you’ve got an announcer that has to read it out loud.
Your Worst Nightmares
Competition team names have to be scary if you’re going to intimidate your opponent.
Nice Flex But Ok
The Ideal Team has Never Been Assem-
Catchy Team Names to Stand-out
Good team names don’t have to make some grand statement. Sometimes, it just has to sound right.
The Meme Team
Sun’s Out, Guns Out
This catchy team name makes for a perfect team pic after you’ve won.
Team Tim-Tam Slam
If you don’t know what it is, you owe it to yourself to find out.
Badass Team Names for True Rebels
These are the 70’s muscle cars of group names for you rebels and agitators. I present the most badass team names of 2021.
Team Rolling Thunder
Team Ford Tough
Red Dawn. Classic.
Choose this renegade team name because your dissident group is a bunch of Bad-Ass Mother Funlovers.
“We’d quit kicking ass if only we could”.
Awesome Group Names Based on Number of Participants
Numbers are just the letters of math. As such, it only makes sense to choose a team name based on the number of people in your group.
So here are my favorite team names for groups of two, three, four, or more participants.
Team Names Ideas for Two People
Sometimes all you need is your bestie. Or maybe, you just had someone randomly assigned to you.
The Duality of Ham
The Odd Couple
A great team name for myself and any other person, really.
The best two person team name ever!
He-Man and Cringer
Garfunkel and Oates
Team Names for Three people
Architecturally speaking, triangles are the strongest shape. Given that, three is obviously the best number of team members too.
See? Just follow the science.
This team name idea applies to any three person club.
Tri Tri Again
Twig and the Berries
I know I had this team name in the last set too, but it’s just too good not to put out there again.
Team Names for Four People
Many of the greatest teams in history were foursomes:
- The Beatles
- The A-Team
- The Ninja Turtles.
The Fantastic Four
The Fearsome Foursome
Fours of Nature
The Tripod and Steve
(Or whoever the odd man out is)
This four player team name is a tribute, not a rip-off.
More Number-Based Team Names
The Live Five
This number-based team name is either good wholesome fun, or filthy dirty drug humor, or both.
The Starting Five
The Oceanic Six
The Sinister Six
The Magnificent Seven
Oceans Twelve, Oceans Thirteen, give it a few years and maybe Oceans’ Fourteen…
Team Names for Older Folks
These team names for elders pay homage to our older generation. Because let’s be honest, old age and skullduggery beat youth and good looks every single time.
Old Kids on the Block
The Ok Boomers
We’re not saying we’re the best. We’re just saying that we’re ok.
The Cougar Den
Confident Team Name Ideas for Bold Players
As Barry Bonds once said, “I’m not arrogant, I’m good.” And that guy told the truth about everything.
The Bold Assertions
The People’s Champs
The People’s Choice
Self-Deprecating Team Names for Modest Groups
Self-deprecating teams have the best attitude.
If they lose, then they called it. If they win, then they’re the champs and who the hell cares what their team name was!
The Practice Squad
The Gracious Losers
We Showed Up
The Kids Table
Typical Team Names for Guys
The Rat Pack
One of the most memorable five member group names ever.
The Jacks Daniel
Me and the Boys
Superhero & Comic Team Names
Hero and comic team names are perfect for your team of real-life superheroes. But is your team is somewhat less than super?
Then try adding shitty before the name (or but shitty after it). I know it’s juvenile, but it cracks me up every time.
Here, I’ll show you.
The Shitty Avengers
The X-Men, but Shitty
The New Mutants
The New Mutants, but Bad… you get the idea at this point.
The League of Evil Mutants
The Just Us League
League of Extraordinary Gentleman
Or “The League of Pretty Ordinary Gentlemen”
Kitty Pryde’s Pride of Kitties
The Uncanny Ex-Girlfriends
You can also do Uncanny Ex-Boyfriends if it’s more appropriate, or just The Uncanny Exes, Man.
Aunt-Woman and the Wasps
Birds of Prey
Thirty-teen is a totally normal and not a made-up way to describe being in your forties.
We are all Spider-Man somewhere in the multiverse.
This is the perfect comic book team name for those that have their PhD in weird.
TV Show Team Names
Maybe the only thing your team has in common is a tv show. But great friendships have been forged on much less.
And the fun part is whenever the MC reads your TV team name, you all get to shout 99!
Pretty Little Liars
The Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Players
For this TV show name, you could also go with The Altos if you’re feeling cheeky.
Freaks and Geeks
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
I think this TV show team name is funnier if you replace Monty Python with the name of your boss or team lead. I think it’s funnier still to use their first name, then replace Python with a different kind of snake. Davey Cobra’s Flying Circus.
The Walking Dead
Or The Working Dead.
Kids in the Hall
The Springfield Nuclear Plant Softball Team
Dillon High Panthers
The Wacky Racers
The Crystal Gems
The London Silly Nannies
Music-Based Team and Group Names
Why not choose a team name based on music, there forming your own Supergroup?
Bed, Bath, and Beyonce
Smells Like Team Spirit
The Funky Bunch
The Wrecking Crew
The E Street Band
The Spiders From Mars
The New Power Generation
Dr. Crow’s Medicine Show
Group Names as Team Names
Why choose a team name based on a group name? Because there are a plethora of ways to say a bunch.
Have an Idea for a Cool Team Name?
If you have a good team name idea that fits into one of these categories, tell me about it in the comments below. I’ll add the best team names to our list.