When you hear the word “mercenary,” you probably think of violence and greed, but did you know that being a mercenary is actually the world’s second-oldest profession? They’ve been around since about the 22nd century BC!
For centuries, governments have hired private, for-profit soldiers to fight their battles. The word “mercenary” itself comes from the Latin word “merces,” which translates roughly to “wages.”
Mercenary group names can work for a wide range of teams, from gaming to trivia to competitions. Our list features more than 60 mercenary group names suitable for any team.
If you’d like to create a more specific name for your group, we also offer some tips below the list.
Mercenary Group Names
Daring and Deceitful
Loath To Leave
Taking a Stand
Soldiers for Hire
Daring To Rescue
Ready To Infiltrate
Motives for Justice
Contract To Slay
The Coup Attempts
Reputation for Excess
Knights of Justice
Always on Defense
Mercenary Group Name Generator
How to Create Cool Mercenary Group Names
Create a cool mercenary group name using the following tips:
- List the words and phrases that come to mind when you think of a mercenary. Word association is always a good starting point for making team names! Does “mercenary” make you think of money, greed, intimidation, or some other word? Once you have a list, browse through it to see if anything seems like the perfect fit for your team. Try changing some of the phrases and putting several single words together that you wouldn’t typically try — sometimes thinking out-of-the-box leads to the perfect name!
- If you have a favorite mercenary character from a book or film, use them in your group name. It is easy to incorporate a name or nickname into a group name. Simply adding a descriptive word to a name will create a group name. For example, you could use John Seeger from the movie Mercenary for Justice and call your team “Seeger’s Soldiers”.
- Use your first name or the first initials of your group members to create a mercenary-themed acronym. Ask each person to submit a word (or two in case you need to make changes while creating your acronym) that they would like to use for their initial. You can then arrange the letters and words to create the perfect mercenary-inspired acronym.