Team names are common with sport teams and group and social games of all kinds. In group activities such as corporate team building, coming up with a team name is often incorporated as part of the activity.

The team name can be used to bring together different departments from multiple locations. In these types of events the teams compete each other in the in-house corporate functions and events. Getting the ‘teams for the day’ to come up with good team name promotes a sense of unity and goodwill at the workplace.

The team name helps fosters a feeling of teamwork and integrity. The team name gives your team the feeling of collaboration and of a working partnership. It further fosters a better professional environment.

Here are some tips to assist your team to come up with a team name that is appropriate for the occasion as well as considering the team members.

  • When your team is deciding upon a team name, always consider what the underlying theme of the event is or perhaps something cool, creative or quirky and considering the activity theme (such as Survivor, or scavenger hunt) or the colour that you are given if relevant.
  • Funny names are great however always consider that the proposed team name is not too idiotic or unprofessional.
  • Another option is to consider some common interests among the group and then select a name that best describes them.
  • The team name should not be too long or for that matter too short.
  • Try to avoid rhymes in the name, such as ‘no pain, no gain’.
  • Also try not and avoid including too many numbers such as ‘better24467’.
  • If the group decides to include the location in the team name, always decide whether it is appropriate.
  • If done correctly, the team name can create a feeling of oneness and equality among the team. The correctly chosen team name will contribute towards encouraging teamwork and feeling of camaraderie.

Funny team names

When a group decides upon incorporating a funny element in their team name, it does not have to be that your team name sounds hilarious in order to get the others to laugh. The more tactful way of coming up with the funniest team could well be quirky and light-hearted, however also professional and tasteful. This way of selecting a funny team name could position the team as cool and at the same time serious.

Here are a few examples that come to mind:

Funny Farm Fliers

Software Comedians

Bean Secrets

Haughty Hearts Leaders

Breakfast Bad Buddies

The Brainy Bats

Fools Paradox

Plugs for a Purpose

Grilling Garbage Developers

Black Box Blasters

A-la King Albatross

Cubicle Couch Surfers

Back Benchers

Comic Cowboys

Frantic Fanatics

Furious and Fast

Smells Like Rats

Call the Cops

Captain Crunch and the Gang

Adults Only

Better than the Rest

Fast and Serious

Masters of Bling

Awkward Turtles

Yesterday’s Incredible s

Quarter Life Crisis

The Rolling Phones

The Insomniacs

The Grapes of Math

Riders of the Storm

Silent Totters

Cool Team Names

One of the options for a group to come up with a team name is to choose a cool team name. Choosing a cool team name can certainly make the name memorable and stand out from the other team names. Deciding on a coo, name that everyone agrees on can be challenging, as the interpretation of cool is subjective and not the same for different generations. A cool team name is a great way to boost the morale of the team and certainly contributes towards positive energy and team dynamics.

To get working together to come up with a cool team name, a great starting point is getting everyone to suggest some key words and phrases. Once you have a collection of seed works add some inspiration and you are well on your way to have an awesome cool team name that everyone loves. Getting everyone to contribute this way also adds the buy in from each team member, a critical factor in building team spirit.

Here are some creative team names that we have come up with, feel free to use these as a source of inspiration or simply use them as your team name. These cool names can be used social team names, names for sports teams in different sport types, activity groups and corporate team building activities.

The Cool Nerds

Caffeine and Power Naps

All Night Long

Ultimate Nerds

Affirmative Reaction

One Hit Wonders

Straight Flush

Mistletoe Milestone

The Rat Pack

Strawberry Champagne on Ice

Parks and Wreck

Low and very Slow

Fully Clothed

Modern Horn Players

And It Was Good

The Untouchables

Play Our Way

Fully Loaded

Four of a Kind

Animal Crackers

The Best Wigs

Sliced Hot Bread

The Good Times

Maniac Messengers

Attitude Adjusters

Game Changers

Creative Team Names

The team name is an important component of displaying the team’s identity and the characteristic of the team. Choosing a creative team name is an effective way of portraying a group team name and showcasing the strengths of a team, an important aspect in gaining the momentum and psychological advantage over the competitors. A creative team name for work helps show the teams potential to the opponents.

The team name of course creates the first impression. As an example, “The Pink Panthers” tends to sound a bit cheesy, while “The Flaming Wreckers” is both fiery and intimidating. The opponents start to perceive ideas about the players in the group based on the team name. Therefore, the first impression can be the last impression for the team name.

A creative team name is useful to describe the character and vision of the team and grouped with the relevance to the activity can be extremely powerful. The creative team name will stay alive in the team’s members memories, and even if the team loses, the team will be remembered as a team that had a great name.

Here are some ideas that could be used as an inspiration for creative team names:

Mysterious Muscleman

Symbolic Sissy’s

Freak Bulls

Cosmically Alarming

Glumly Bottomless

Dumb Shotgun

The Powerhouse

The Mighty Merrymen

Appetite for Delight

Always Be Closing

Wannabe Hackers

Stealthy Stockbrokers

Data Dirt Divas

We’re Still Young and Brave

Revenue Rave Monsters

The Code Crackers

Sultans of Swingers

Limitless Grasshoppers

Bottomless Fizz

Classic Crispy Ballies

Bucket Treasure

Flux Harsh

Flash Elastics

Lightning Hasbeens

Wild VentureBeat’s

The Think Tank

Erotic Chunky Clan

Wax the Crackers

Hop Hop Conquer

Ditch the Rules

Hack Treasure Wannabees

Push the Jack-knife

Lubricant Larrys Men

Anywhere Anyhow

Blaze the Awesomeness

Thinking Fizz

The Savage Bulls