"What's your team name?" If you answer this question with "uhhh," you need to keep reading.
There's nothing harder than coming up with good team name options, except having to do it on the spot!
Don't put yourself and your teammates in that position - get some good team name ideas, here.
Volleyball Team Names Ideas
Volleyball is one of the most-played sports by both men and women, though it doesn't get the kind of credit it deserves. Not only is it fun and allows you to act like those seagulls from Finding Nemo by yelling, "Mine, Mine, Mine!" but it's a great workout too.
An average adult can burn up to 600 calories playing volleyball on a team, or even more if you're playing traditional beach rules (just two people per court). You can play volleyball outside on a nice day on a sand court or do it inside when it's wet or cold.
Some people prefer court volleyball, as they don't like how the sand flies with the ball.
No matter which kind of volleyball you're playing, you're working a large number of muscles. Specifically, you're using your
If you're playing court volleyball, we recommend you invest in some good kneepads. Your teammates will be very impressed when you can do a knee slide to get the ball!
Speaking of teammates, what are you going to name your team? Here are some good ideas.
Some Spike it Hot
A spike, in volleyball, is when you jump up and hit the ball over the net, down straight to the other side. Ideally, a hit results in a point, as it's too fast and powerful to pick up.
Some Spike it Hot is a play on the movie "Some Like it Hot," which featured Marilyn Monroe.
It fits well on the front of a jersey, and a volleyball with flames coming out of it would be a good logo.
Kiss my Ace
In volleyball, when you serve the ball and get it in immediately (scoring a point), that's called an ace.
This team name is better suited for adults, as it's a volleyball related play on "kiss my ass." A good logo for this team would be a peach emoji (which is the emoji most people use to represent a butt) or a donkey. Get it?
Other volleyball names include:
- Safe Sets
- The Blair Hits Project
- Sand Eaters
- Hits Don't Lie
Basketball Team Names Ideas
Let's say you're into another court sport (it's the same court) - basketball.
Basketball is a great workout too and involves a little more running than volleyball. Half a basketball court is approximately the same size as a volleyball court, but one volleyball team sits on each half.
When you're playing basketball, you have to run back and forth all the way across the court, every other minute or so (or less, depending on how good your defense is).
Basketball is great cardio, as well as a great leg (for jumping) and arm/chest workout (shooting). Plus, since it doesn't involve tackling, it's relatively safe where H.R. is concerned, if you're playing with coworkers.
What should you call those coworkers? Teammates - here are some basketball team ideas
If you're a Micheal Jordan fan or a Looney Toons fan, you remember the movie that combined both of those iconic characters.
Not only does is Space Jam a cool and culturally relevant team name, but it lends itself to a great logo, too.
Anything space-related, like planets or stars, works for this team name. And you can choose just about any color for uniforms, too.
Purple and blue are space-like colors, but brighter colors could make you look like aliens or shining stars.
There's pretty much no way to go wrong - unless you already know a team with that name.
Though it has since changed, The Heat was once the best basketball team in the nation. Why? Four different superstars in basketball decided to team up - literally and play for the Miami Heat together.
Some people, especially Lebron James fans, felt like those stars were dissing their original teams - but it made for some great games!
Like the heat, you could make your logo a flame or something funny like a policeman (the heat, get it)? Your uniforms should be some sort of warm color, like orange or red.
You could even use this inspiration to name four people on your team as the four superstars - and use their numbers as well.
Other basketball team name ideas include:
- The Average Joes
- Durant Durant
- Kareem Cheese
Baseball or Softball Team Names Ideas
Another common sport is either baseball or softball. Generally, baseball is for men, and women or mixed teams play softball.
Softball has approximately the same rules as baseball, but the ball is bigger (easier to hit). If you like history, it's worthwhile to look up the history of both baseball and softball.
America's favorite pastime isn't that old, and where it was founded will shock you!
Workout wise, baseball involves a lot of running and arm strength. You need arm strength and muscle control to hit the ball, as well as catch it and throw it back to base.
Hand-eye coordination is essential in baseball/softball, as catching the ball in mid-air will get someone out.
The only bad thing about baseball, workout wise, is that when you're not in the field or up to bat, you're just standing around.
But at least you're standing around with your teammates and having a good time! Speaking of - let's talk about funny baseball team names.
You want your team name to strike fear in others but also be something fun to call yourself. This team name, which easily lends itself to a bat as a logo, is a good mix of both.
You may be good sports on the field, but you have bat (bad) attitudes when it comes to losing, or vice versa.
We recommend black or while for the uniform colors here unless you want to go with orange for a Halloween-y vibe.
Other funny name ideas for your baseball team include:
- Sons of Pitches
- One Hit wonders
- The Softies
- The Bad News Bears
- The Smelly Sox (or any other color/adjective)
Football Team Names Ideas
Whether you're playing tag or tackle, there's nothing like a good old game of American football. To quote the movie Concussion, Football owns a whole day (Sunday), which used to belong to the church!
Football is a great cardio workout, and could almost be considered a HIIT workout (high-intensity interval training) with all the starting and stopping.
Plus, sometimes it's fun to get aggressive and tackle someone, or at least violently pull their flag off their belt.
Fun fact, women playing football is called "powder puff," though they use a real ball - not a powder puff that they throw back and forth.
Since there are three main types of football, we've divided up our name suggestions below.
Powder Puff Football Team Name Ideas
- Victorious Secret
- The Riveters (like Rosie)
- Black Widows
- Heels on Wheels
- Wigs and Wins
- G.I. Janes
Flag Football Team Name Ideas
- Pull my Flag
- No Punt Intended
- The Practice Squad
- The Puffins
- Scared Hitless
Tackle Football Team Names
Since you can run straight into other people in tackle football, the names can be a little more intense, like ...
- The Rabid Squirrels
- Long Snappers
- Hoosier Daddy
- Loose Ends
- Hair McNairs
When it comes to logos for football teams, you can't go wrong with any sort of football graphic, and as far as uniforms the Sport-Tek Performance Replica Jersey makes a great option for your football team.
If you're just playing in a league for fun, you can always make your team a parody of a closeby NFL or college team. The Auburn Ligers would be a good example, or the Phillidelphia Beagles (instead of Eagles).
Help, My Team Names Doesn't Lend Itself to a Logo!
If you've picked one of our funnier team names and are wondering what logo you can use, look around you for inspiration. Literally!
Use something relevant to why you're a team in the first place, like if you're coworkers at a grocery store.
If that doesn't work, what kind of regional mascots could you have? If you have water nearby, you could be any kind of fish or crustacean.
Your logo is only governed by your creativity and the options you have on the best sports logo site there is.
Sports Team Names That Make Everyone Smile
Now that you have some good inspiration for your team names, what do you do next?
Make a list of your favorite team names ideas and then whittle it down to your top two. Then ask the rest of your team to vote on it - then order your logos and uniform t-shirts!