81 Best Animal Team Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

Mascot for a team with an animal-inspired name

Animals have always made great team names and mascots.

The use of animal mascots in sports dates back to at least the 1880s, when a good-luck goat was known to follow Cincinnati’s baseball team around.[1]

Today, some of the most iconic and successful teams have animal names, including the Seahawks, Rams, Bears, Cardinals, Cubs, and Bulls.[2]

Animal-themed team names can be great for sports teams, as well as other types of groups.

Regardless of what type of team you’re naming, turn to nature for inspiration and choose a favorite or unusual animal to create your name around.

We have more than 80 ideas in our list below, plus tips to help you create your own names if you’d prefer!

Animal Team Names

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    Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies[3]

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    Lightning Tigers[4]

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    Doomsday Bunnies[5]

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    Jumping Jellyfish[5]

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    Jumping Jalapeno Jackrabbits[3]

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    The Honey Badgers[5]

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    The Mighty Penguins[4]

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    Deadly Scorpions[4]

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    Man-Eating Squirrels[4]

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    Winking Weasels[6]

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    Purple Pandas[4]

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    Kicking Kangaroos[4]

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    The Herd

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    Fire Breathing Cobras[4]

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    Kung Fu Pandas[5]

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    Walla Walla Weasel Wackers[3]

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    Super Sleuth Sloths

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    King Crawdads

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    Fabulous Peacocks

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    Spider Pigs[5]

    reference to “The Simpsons”

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    The Omnipotent Octopodes[5]

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    The Wise Owls

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    Omniscient Octopi[4]

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    The Smiling Crocodiles

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    One-Trick Ponies

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    Cold Turkeys

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    Ducks in a Row

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    Red Herrings

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    The Rowdy Roosters[4]

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    Vicious Vipers[4]

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    Bloody-Minded Tigers[6]

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    Bats Outta Hell

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    Magnificent Manatees[4]

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    Kamikaze Kangaroos[4]

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    The Heckling Hyenas

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    The Tree Frogs[4]

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    Cheeky Cheetahs[6]

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    The Bat Colony

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    Goofy Geese[4]

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    The Quirky Quokkas

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    Tenacious Turtles[4]

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    Wild Horses

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    River Rats

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    Zany Zebras[4]

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    The Anteaters[7]

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    Devil Ducks[5]

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    Electric Elephants[4]

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    Wild Rhinos

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    The Goblin Sharks

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    Sabre-Tooth Tigers[6]

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    The Flock

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    Snakes on a Field[3]

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    The Chicken Turtles[4]

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    Conspiracy of Lemurs[6]

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    The Audacious Alpacas[4]

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    The Flying Lemurs

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    The Doves of Justice[4]

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    The Husky Hedgehogs[4]

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    White Wolves

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    Regal Eagles

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    Jet Engine Firebirds[4]

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    Venomous Snakes[4]

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    The Kangaroo Court

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    Thunder Ducks[4]

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    Blobfish[5]

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    Snapping Turtles[6]

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    Mustang Sallies[4]

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    The Shoebills

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    Bearistas[5]

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    Cats In Hats[5]

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    Sly Foxes

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    Untitled Goose Team[5]

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    Eyes of the Tiger[5]

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    Pigs Might Fly[5]

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    Free as Birds

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    Dark Horses

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    Flap-Jackrabbits

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    Brave Beavers

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    Mad Hornets

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    Daring Dogs

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    Proud Polar Bears

For more ideas, see our lists of cat- and dog-themed group/team names!

Animal Team Name Generator

How to Create an Awesome Animal Team Name

If you’d like to create your own animal-related team name, use the following tips to get ideas flowing:

  • Choose an unusual animal! Animal team names don’t have to draw inspiration from common creatures like dogs and horses. For a unique and interesting team name, look for a strange or lesser-known animal. A quick search for “unusual animals” on your favorite search engine will bring up options like the okapi, poodle moth, aye-aye, and pangolin. Combine the animal’s name with other quirky words to express your creativity!
  • Combine a favorite animal with a descriptive word. For example, if you really want to name your team after horses, add a descriptor like “wild” or “unbridled” to give your team a fierce and cool vibe.
  • Combine a favorite animal and favorite color. This is a simple way to create a cool team name! Just choose an animal and a color. You can use the team leader’s favorites or have each team member submit options. Bonus points if the color and animal start with the same letter, such as our list’s example of “Purple Pandas.”
  • Choose an animal that pairs well with the name of your city or town. Many professional sports teams have animal-themed names, such as the Chicago Bulls and St. Louis Cardinals. Take inspiration from these teams by pairing the name of your city or town with an animal. You can choose an animal you like, one that’s native to the area, or one that just sounds good when paired with your city’s name!
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