69 Best Detective Team Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

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Detective stories have been around since Edgar Allan Poe published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” in 1841.[1]

From Holmes and Watson to Stabler and Benson, detective teams throughout history have proven that people can accomplish great things when working together!

Detective team names are perfect for murder mystery nights or whenever you want to add a hint of intrigue to your team name.

Inspiration is more wide-ranging than you’d expect, too; detectives in the real world cover fields ranging from classic homicide investigations to high-tech cyber sleuthing.[2]

Our list has a great range of detective team name options, or see our tips below the list to create your own.

Detective Team Names

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    The Casebusters

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    Sherlock's Circle

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    Meddling Kids

    reference to Scooby Doo

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    Spy Game

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    Sleuth Squad

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    Shadow Secrets

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    Hidden Clues

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    Secret Service Inc.

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    Death Becomes Us[3]

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    Truth Enforcers

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    The Informers

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    Sabotage

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    Mystery Masters

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    Curious Minds

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    Top Secret!

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    Fingerprint Force

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    Private Eye Posse

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    Stake-Out Squad

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    Clue Cats, Inc.

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    Arsenic & Lace

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    The Prime Suspects

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    Decoder Division

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    Never Outwitted

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    Hunting for Clues

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    Spies in Disguise

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    Espionage Experts

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    Expert Examiners

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    Double Jinx

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    Marple's Matrix

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    The Amateurs

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    Magnified

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    In the Shadows

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    Background Check

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    Mystery Solvers

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    Mystery Mavericks

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    The Truth Seekers

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    Gumshoe Co

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    The Crimefighters

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    Examiners, Inc.

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    Look Alive!

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    Active Acquisitions

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    Invisible Intruders

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    Incognito Investigators

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    Clue Crew

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    CSI [your city][3]

    for example, CSI Greenville

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    Undercover

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    Team Scotland Yard

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    The Gumshoes

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    Network of Deception

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    The Bounty Hunters

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    Cloak & Dagger

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    Interesting Investigations

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    Arms of the Law

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    Case Crackers

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    The Mystery Machine

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    Cracking Cases and Codes

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    Natural Suspicions

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    Scheming Supervillains

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    Sleuth Society

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    The Super Sleuths[3]

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    Looking for Clues

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    The Sneakers

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    Conspiring Forces

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    Suspense Sequence

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    In Disguise

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    Clue Crunchers

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    P. I. Posse

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    The Enquirers

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    Gumshoe Gang

Detective Name Generator

How to Create a Great Detective Team Name

Create a mysterious detective team name using the following tips:

  • Use your favorite detective book or TV series for inspiration. Whether your favorite sleuth is Nancy Drew, Sherlock, or Stephanie Plum, a great team name can be found by using a name, quote, or other identifying fact or feature you tend to favor. You can be as creative as you like.
  • Create a detective-related acronym. Take a short word you want to use as your team name and assign a detective-themed word to each letter to complete your acronym.
  • Think of terms and phrases that your favorite detectives use. Virtually any word or short phrase can become a great team name. Get creative with a word or short phrase that your favorite detective is known for.
  • Titles of movies and books can become great team names. You can use the original title as your team name, or change it up to suit your team by using a single word from the title and adding a different descriptive word or two.

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