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Highly engaged business teams1https://www.gallup.com/workplace/236366/right-culture-not-employee-satisfaction.aspx are 23% more profitable! Having a team name can help with engagement and boost team morale in a corporate office. It’s also useful outside of the office–whether you want to build community identity with a local sports team or just hit trivia with your friends, having a team name matters. 

Why Create a Team Name?

Creating a team name is important to build team spirit through a sense of ownership and belonging. It can also help with retention by creating a company culture of unity and pride. 

Team names can be used in different contexts. Choose a team name for sports, corporate teams, and trivia night.

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Real-Life Examples of Team Names

Team names impact how others perceive you and how your team views themselves. To understand how names impact goals and responsibilities, check out these names and their role in history. 

Skunk Works 

This team of engineers is a division of Lockheed Martin that developed secret projects for the Pentagon during WWII. The name was inspired by a comic strip and was a tongue-in-cheek response to the smelly location where they worked. Read the fascinating history of the team, which is now called Lockheed’s Advanced Development Programs. Personally, we like Skunk Works better. 

Foundry

The name brings to mind a group of skilled artisans who are creating amazing new things and are responsible for founding the latest technological innovations. That’s exactly what AT&T’s division for developing tools for developers does. This innovative team is focused on startups and using cross-disciplinary skills. 

Doctors of Dunk

If you can imagine, there was a time when dunking was against basketball rules. When that rule was finally lifted in the 70s, the Doctors of Dunk, or the Louisville Cardinals, changed the whole aesthetic of American basketball with their white jerseys and high-flying dunking precision.  

How Do You Create a Team Name? 

To create a team name, you’ll want to consider a few things, like your team goals and a theme relevant to your project or team. Here are some more tips to make the process simple and straightforward. 

  1. Brainstorm as a team. This is a great activity at your next retreat. You can even dedicate time to brainstorm at the next team meeting. A team name should be a team project, and you can even hold a contest to vote for the best name.  
  2. Explore your goals and values. A team name should express who you are as a company. And that is largely guided by your goals and values. If you’re working on a specific project, think about how you want others to perceive you. 
  3. Think about what your team needs. Along with who you are as a company, your team will have individual needs and personality. Are you leading a team of innovators who need to feel empowered to take risks? Your team name should be powerful. Do you have any inside jokes or common interests? Right those down as you brainstorm your team name! 
  4. Use a name generator. This business name generator is an excellent tool for creating a formal-sounding team name. Plus, it even generates a logo that you can purchase. 

Pro Tip: As you develop a team name, remember to make it short, simple, fun, memorable, and professional. 

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550+ Different Team Names

This list of over 500 team names will help you find a name that fits your team’s personality and culture. 

Our Top Ten Team Names

Here’s a roundup of our top ten favorite team names based on different talents.

  1. Talk Tank
  2. Soaring Rocks
  3. Attention Force
  4. Rapid Snail Committee
  5. New Risers
  6. Blitz League
  7. Posse in Motion
  8. Gotham Giants
  9. Anticipation Room
  10. Fiscal Fighters

Inspirational Team Names

When creating an inspirational team name, list inspiring adjectives. Then add a noun to create your name. Easy peasy, right? Here are some examples. 

  1. Goal Getters
  2. Truth Barristers
  3. Determined Dogs
  4. The Challengers
  5. Freedom Table 
  6. Learning Heads 
  7. Faith Point
  8. Tenacious Teachers
  9. Resolute Rangers
  10. Enduring Engineers
  11. Brain Bombers
  12. Time Tank
  13. Novel Systems
  14. Bright Line
  15. Agile House
  16. Alert Force
  17. Centered Service
  18. Crafty Cabinet
  19. Knights Enterprise 
  20. Fit Fighters
  21. Free Group
  22. Illumination Tank
  23. Innovation Industry
  24. Intuition Systems
  25. Stoic Starters
  26. Air Strikers 
  27. Charisma Charters
  28. Electric House
  29. Bright Body

Powerful Team Names

Power words are a great starting point for a team name that boosts morale and gives your team confidence. List your favorite power words and pair them with a noun to craft the perfect team name. Here are some examples of powerful team names. 

Pro Tip: Don’t underestimate the power of alliteration.

  1. Massive Mind
  2. Ultimate Advantage Team
  3. Now Makers
  4. The Extra Effect
  5. New Capital
  6. First Influence
  7. Dark Phase
  8. Elite Sky
  9. Certified Masters
  10. Battle Secure 
  11. Focused Dreamers
  12. The Certain League
  13. Magic Angle
  14. Iron Alive
  15. Light Farmers
  16. Massive Boot
  17. Captivating Cats
  18. Champion Challengers
  19. Riveting Risers
  20. Transformers
  21. Wheel Crushers
  22. Relentless Riders
  23. The Now Force
  24. Planet Fusion 
  25. Triple Dimension
  26. Complete Pass Team
  27. Keen Clue Team
  28. Shock Drivers
  29. Clear Alarm
  30. Capable Conference
  31. Vast Attack
  32. Devastating Double
  33. Bulletproof Bears
  34. Justice Jury
  35. Top Pace

Descriptive Team Names

Adjectives, adverbs, and participles. If it sounds like a boring grammar lesson, don’t worry, we won’t be testing you later. But these are the makings of a great team name. Look for adjectives, adverbs, and participles to describe your team’s personality, and use those descriptions as the foundation for your team name. 

  1. Intrepid Explorers
  2. Practical Personnel
  3. Whimsical Winners
  4. Eager Beaver Editor Group
  5. Masterful Mind Benders
  6. Passionately Profound Club
  7. Secret Schemers Unit
  8. Dazzling Intellect League
  9. Dreaming Pioneers
  10. Driven River League
  11. Puzzling Matter Troop
  12. Adventure Company
  13. Federation of Bold Endeavors
  14. The Brightside League
  15. The Briskly Bunch
  16. Royal Confederation of Cheer
  17. The Coalition of Calm
  18. Diligently Hungry Management System
  19. Assembly of Abiding Goodness
  20. Awaking Lions 
  21. Barracuda Rising
  22. Bursting Brightness Association
  23. The Choosy Cheetahs
  24. The Digging Settlers
  25. Firefighting Commanders
  26. Flying Porcupines
  27. The Growing Giraffe Group
  28. Steady Blobfish 
  29. Spinning Plate Society
  30. Thriving Pineapples 

Team Names for a Small Company

If you have a small team or company, have a little fun with your team name. Here are some silly ideas to get you started. 

  1. Mind Benders
  2. Cash Cows
  3. Listening Lindas
  4. Welcome Detectors
  5. Team Empower
  6. Quest Promotion Enclave
  7. Anticipation Advisors
  8. Resolution Makers
  9. Target Breed
  10. Logic Logistics
  11. Wit Kingdom
  12. Strategy Masters
  13. Pixie Mob
  14. Mystic Mirage
  15. Viral Nation
  16. Communication Flowmasters
  17. The Rowdy Roosters
  18. Silent Sensations
  19. Virtual Venom
  20. Amazing Hawks 
  21. Xtreme Geckos
  22. Taco Tornado
  23. Sneaky Pilots
  24. Thunder Robots
  25. Mighty Taters
  26. Retro Nostalgia
  27. Racers and Sprouts
  28. Pause Pack 
  29. Vibrant Voltage Group
  30. The Outrageous Oranges

Team Names for Different Departments

If your team specializes in something or works in a specific department, choose a name that describes your skills or the work you regularly do. 

  1. Glowbots
  2. Stable Base
  3. Byte Capital
  4. Distilled Info Corp
  5. The Data Base
  6. Agent Information Lab
  7. Asset Kickers
  8. Smooth Coordinators
  9. The Value Team
  10. Engagement Eagles
  11. The Concept Crew
  12. New Gen Crew
  13. Talk-It Tycoons
  14. Happiness Infectors
  15. Fortune Fliers
  16. New Gen Pack
  17. Mind Dealers
  18. Cash Crushers
  19. Star Chasers
  20. Future Hungry
  21. Word Force
  22. Color Fools
  23. Corporate Dropouts
  24. Product Hustlers
  25. The People Crew
  26. Customer Satisfaction Keyholders
  27. Radiant Radars
  28. Market Burn
  29. The Lantern
  30. The Light Keepers
  31. The Gatekeepers
  32. Volt Unit
  33. Open Source
  34. Swift Sails
  35. Rapid Resource Team
  36. Executives on Demand
  37. Pro Actuators
  38. Advanced Adviser Board
  39. Clarity Sponsors
  40. Affirmation Crew
  41. New Revolution
  42. The New-New
  43. The Brain Trust

Funny Team Names For Work 

If funny matches your workplace culture, by all means, pick a team name that’s funny or tongue-in-cheek. 

  1. Control Crunchers
  2. Dough Makers
  3. Periodical Spenders
  4. Young Money
  5. The Fellowship
  6. The Way of the Market
  7. Sob Story Central
  8. Sweat Room
  9. Spin Sellers
  10. Team Cogitate
  11. Board of Smiles
  12. Hearts & Brains
  13. No Name Cats
  14. Usual Suspects
  15. Incognito Interactive
  16. Meme Team
  17. Lords of the Chords
  18. The Office Muffins
  19. The Gouda People
  20. Salt and Pepper Crew
  21. Savage and Average
  22. Tea Spillers
  23. Hey, Siri
  24. Trivia Titans
  25. Sherlock Homies
  26. So-So Hackers
  27. Promotion in Motion
  28. Red Eyes
  29. The Back End
  30. The Rabbithole
  31. CIF––The Coalition for the Implementation of Fun 
  32. Colony of Grownups
  33. Team Toppers
  34. Team Sparkle
  35. Tomorrow Stars
  36. Team Worry Not
  37. Fun Makers

One-Word Team Names

Shorter is always better for a team name. If you want to make it as short as possible, these one-word names are just for you. 

  1. Innovators 
  2. Conquerors
  3. Allies
  4. Strikers
  5. Vaporizers
  6. Vigilantes
  7. Fusion
  8. Dynamite
  9. Chargers
  10. Crushers
  11. Rockets
  12. Eagles
  13. Vanguards
  14. Rangers
  15. Accelerators
  16. Enforcers
  17. Express
  18. Cyclones
  19. Ambassadors
  20. Avalanche
  21. Fire
  22. Foxes
  23. Golden
  24. Gunners
  25. Jets
  26. Lions
  27. Meteors
  28. Outlaws
  29. Thunder
  30. Rockets
  31. Sparks
  32. Swords
  33. Starfire
  34. Stealth
  35. Strikers

Cool & Unique Team Names 

If your coworkers are the kings of cool, try out a name from this list of cool and unique team names. 

  1. The Hive
  2. Deportment Specialists
  3. Pansophism Personnel
  4. Placid Pack
  5. The Water Coolers
  6. The Scanners
  7. Desk Champions
  8. Keyboard Crackers
  9. Graveyard Goons
  10. Old School Rockers
  11. Toon Squad
  12. The Commanders
  13. Product Masters
  14. Firm Logistics
  15. Power Riot
  16. Bot Squashers
  17. Team Fliers
  18. Risk Investment Group
  19. Virtual Vagabonds
  20. The Rolling Phones
  21. Corporate Core
  22. Goal Catchers
  23. Concept Counselors
  24. Free Thinking Guides
  25. Skyline Watchdogs
  26. Innovation Directors
  27. Head Maniacs
  28. Smashing Audits Chair
  29. Vision Committee
  30. Gold Dust Executives
  31. Mind Movers
  32. Mind Agents
  33. Cyclones
  34. Fast Fanatics
  35. Venture Explosion
  36. Global Nuts

Good Team Names 

A fun way to create good team names is to start with a descriptive word and then add a word that wouldn’t normally go with it. For example, if you think of the word “howling,” you might think of dogs. Instead, choose a different animal, maybe penguins. The name “Howling Penguins” suddenly becomes interesting simply because it doesn’t match what we know. 

  1. Starcatchers
  2. Impact Code
  3. Tank Toppers
  4. Power Peak 
  5. White Lions
  6. Wave Masters
  7. Plug Pioneers
  8. Nuts & Machines
  9. Bruisers and Builders
  10. Eliminators
  11. Estate Surfers
  12. Brick Group
  13. Infinity Bunch
  14. Truth Miners
  15. Power Players
  16. Performers
  17. Pure Brains
  18. Talking Heads
  19. Firefly Squad
  20. Rampage Giants
  21. Digital Directors
  22. Rhythm Seekers
  23. Stage Riot
  24. Low Theory
  25. Underground Fixers
  26. The Sweepers
  27. Firefusers
  28. Wonderland Target
  29. Ambush Arm
  30. Mystic City Club
  31. Street Umbrella
  32. The Paper Disco Board
  33. Hot Bears
  34. Slow Drifters
  35. Honey Dreamers
  36. Skylight Stingers
  37. Black Hole Group
  38. Scarlet Strikers
  39. The Dynamic Dogs
  40. Golden Dominators
  41. Drastic Goal Getters
  42. Open Source
  43. The Chicken Tenders
  44. Firetwisters
  45. Deck of Hearts
  46. The Howling Penguins
  47. Glow Group
  48. Team Trope
  49. Compassion Club
  50. Bellow Partners
  51. Bright Ties
  52. Birds of Boulevard
  53. Derivative Makers
  54. Generative Jacks
  55. Affable Mates
  56. Discreet Anchor
  57. Red Oak 
  58. Low Country
  59. Sizzle Source
  60. The Forgotten Branch
  61. Mavis Beacon Fan Group 
  62. Venture Voyagers
  63. Toad Timers
  64. Colossal Cabbage

Trivia Team Names 

We love some trivia, and you can’t play trivia without a team name! We’ve curated a list of our favorites and added some fresh ones to help you choose the best trivia team name.

  1. Here for Beer
  2. Fellowship of the Facts
  3. Darth Taters
  4. Winning Wings
  5. Zoom Zucchinis 
  6. The Knowing Stones
  7. Herd of Nerds
  8. Smart Pints
  9. Cautious Kids
  10. Fancy Pants Winners
  11. Fierce Cookies
  12. Gleaming Onions
  13. The Happy Peanuts
  14. Jolly Chickens
  15. Lazy Champions
  16. Nutty Wallabies
  17. Shiny Dogs
  18. Flying Turkeys 
  19. Wildfire
  20. Chocolate Donkeys
  21. Thinking Rabbits
  22. Scheming Lions
  23. Talking Pandas
  24. The Clever Crew
  25. Apt Army
  26. Sharp-Witted Squad
  27. Crafty Company
  28. Expansion Brigade
  29. Acceleration Alliance
  30. The Possible Coalition
  31. Flair Partners
  32. The Able Group
  33. The Splendid Set
  34. The Bright Band
  35. Pansophism Personnel
  36. The Keen Administration
  37. Dancing Posse
  38. Brilliant Gang
  39. Team Tenacious

Sports Team Names 

Whether you’re playing on a work team or playing sports more seriously, we have team names for bowling, football, basketball, and soccer. 

Volleyball Team Names

  1. Air Traffic Control
  2. Arm & Hammer
  3. Busta Spike
  4. Chaos
  5. EZ Pass
  6. Fight Club
  7. Fighting Bumpers
  8. Hot Hitters
  9. SMASHers
  10. Sand Blasters
  11. Thrill Setters
  12. Triple Hits
  13. Clever Blockers
  14. Diggers
  15. Bump & Set
  16. Block Party
  17. Right Servers
  18. Sneak Attack
  19. Set Vetters
  20. Setting Ducks
  21. Net Results
  22. Served 
  23. Safe Sets
  24. Upperworld
  25. Shark Attack
  26. Vision Quest
  27. Spin Doctors
  28. Shockwave
  29. Hit-Faced
  30. Raider Nation

Bowling Team Names 

  1. Tipsy Pinsters
  2. Pin Dealers
  3. The Bowler Army
  4. Crazy Rollers
  5. Elbow Launchers
  6. Lucky Strikes
  7. Pin Props
  8. Split Ends
  9. Seasoned Steak
  10. Super Bowl
  11. Counter Striker
  12. Bowling Mates
  13. Double Impact
  14. Alley Splits
  15. Pinishers
  16. The Urban Achievers
  17. The Dudes
  18. Ten Pin Wizards
  19. Phantom Strikers
  20. Flaming Ballers
  21. The Glow Bowls
  22. Mortal Pins
  23. Turkey Baggers
  24. Late Night Crew
  25. Scratchers
  26. Senior Stars
  27. Hot Shots
  28. Fellowship of the Pins
  29. Turkey Quirkies
  30. Alley Masters
  31. Spare Wars
  32. Boardwalkers
  33. Alley Cats

Football Team Names 

  1. Red Badgers
  2. Biting Bison
  3. Pink Cheetahs
  4. Black Surge
  5. Red Royals
  6. Big Blues 
  7. Black Fire 
  8. Wind Warriors
  9. Fleet Foxes
  10. Flying Squirrels
  11. Raging Ravens
  12. Battling Boars
  13. Silver Bombers
  14. Gold Rebels
  15. Filthy Runners
  16. Gunners
  17. White Phantoms
  18. Cold Lightning
  19. Fighting Force
  20. Stone Blades
  21. Fire Starters
  22. Screaming Foxes
  23. The Rhinos
  24. Fierce Fighters
  25. The Interference

Basketball Team Names 

  1. Net Rippers
  2. Basket Hounds
  3. Traveling Tigers
  4. Dunkin’ Dads
  5. Net Positive
  6. Bruisers
  7. Ball Blazers
  8. Hella Hype
  9. Spring Shooters
  10. South Suns
  11. West Coast Hawks
  12. East Coast Storm
  13. High Side Lightning
  14. Rough Revolution
  15. Low River Stampede
  16. Aces
  17. Tri-County Liberty
  18. Feel the Fever
  19. Dark Dream
  20. Blue Lions
  21. Shooting Stars
  22. Basket Brawlers
  23. Storm Serge
  24. Fast Chargers
  25. Shockers
  26. Fighting Fish
  27. Rim Riders
  28. Ankle Crushers
  29. Legends
  30. Mad Ants
  31. Night Stampede
  32. Riptide

Soccer Team Names 

  1. West Coast Rangers
  2. East Coast Old Boys
  3. Midland Canaries
  4. East Bay Veterans
  5. Colossal Stars
  6. Rush Hour
  7. Hooligans FC
  8. Blue Frogs
  9. Breakers
  10. Thrashers
  11. Nemesis
  12. Mighty Thunders
  13. Hustlers
  14. Banana Slugs
  15. Dust Devils
  16. Fighting Bees
  17. Hurricane FC
  18. Firestorm
  19. Raptors
  20. Screaming Nachos
  21. Bombers United
  22. Mad Squirrels 
  23. Blue Jays
  24. Referee Beaters
  25. The Stinky Bakers
  26. Thunder Cats
  27. Wind Riders
  28. Slayers
  29. Outbreak

How to Pick an Appropriate and Inclusive Name

When choosing a team name, think about the words you’re choosing so you don’t offend or exclude any team members or stakeholders. 

  • Avoid offensive language. Swear words make for funny puns and team names, but ultimately it’s not worth offending others. 
  • Keep it clean. Chauvinistic or sexual jokes don’t deserve a place in team names. 
  • Avoid stereotypes and cultural appropriation. This is simpler than it might seem. Avoid using words or terms from a culture that isn’t yours, and don’t use groups of people in your team name.
  • Use colors, animals, and things you can see or feel. This will help you avoid using words and names that could be offensive.

Practical Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Team Name

Get buy-in from team members and leadership. The best way to do this is to get them on board early. We recommend having everyone involved in the brainstorming process. Picking a team name can be a team-building experience on its own, and if everyone is involved, the brainstorming session should naturally create a sense of ownership and interest. 

Register your team name. Once you’ve chosen a team name (or have a couple to choose from), you might want to set up an Instagram account, a private Facebook page, a Whatsapp group, or even a website. Check if the domain name or social media handles are available using a tool like namecheckr. If it’s already taken, choose one of your backup options instead. Decide as a team what communication tools you’ll want to use. 

Create team merchandise. There are few things better than good swag. Once you have a team name, t-shirts are a top priority. But you can also explore other fun swag ideas to build team spirit.

A great team name is just one way to boost morale and build unity. Get more tips to learn How to Build a Dream Team and watch our video below to learn how to build a dream team with Shane Snow:

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