Sparta was the capital city of Greece’s Laconia district and ruled through military power between the 9th and 2nd centuries BCE.
Most known for its powerful army, Sparta kept its people under strict rules and morals. Even the most notable Spartans didn’t lead lives of luxury — hardship was the accepted way of life.
While the lifestyle might seem harsh, many people admire Spartans for their dedication to strength, loyalty, and battle. The word “spartan” has even taken on the meaning of disciplined, austere, and brave in the modern English language.
For those who aspire to be as strong as the Spartans, we have more than 40 team names to choose from below! Plus, scroll past the list for tips to help you brainstorm your own ideas.
Gladiators of Greece
Sparta’s youth military unit
classical term for Spartans
The Red Cloaks
inspired by the Spartan warrior’s uniform
full citizens of Sparta
Shadow of Thebes
inspired by the first female Olympic champion, a Spartan chariot racer
Spartan navy fleet commanders
The Super Soldiers
Society of Warriors
The Good Order
Spartan citizen dining group
reference to the probable founder of the first Spartan army
The Warrior Society
reference to ancient Greek citizen-soldiers
Sparta’s secret police force
The Iron Rods
reference to Spartan currency
The Spartan Shields
reference to the serf class of ancient Sparta
classical term for Spartans
admirers of Sparta
reference to the boats used by the Spartan navy
reference to the Spartan education system
Loyalty Before Everything
inspired by the most important value of Spartan society
reference to the meaning of the word “Sparta,” which is “to sow”
an assembly of Spartiates
craftsmen and traders in Spartan society
Council of Elders
Board of Ephors
Sparta’s elected officials
a lightly-armed infantry
Wall of Men
how Lycurgus referred to Sparta’s army
Need names for a Spartan Race rather than something history-inspired? See our dedicated list of Spartan Race team names.
How to Create Your Own Spartan Team Names
If you’d prefer to create your own Spartan team name, use the following tips to help you brainstorm:
- Use words that convey courage and strength. Sparta is most well-known for its warriors, as portrayed in films like “300” and “Troy.” The Spartan army was a central part of society and became one of the most formidable armies in the ancient world through its discipline and skill. Rather than choosing words directly related to Spartan culture, you can choose a generally strong and brave name for your team. For example, our list includes “The Valorous” and “The Victorious.”
- Research Spartan history and culture. If you don’t already have a comprehensive knowledge of Sparta, that’s okay! It’s easy to find facts about ancient Sparta, its notable people, and Spartan culture online. For example, our list includes Cynisca’s Chariots, which we came up with after reading a primer on Spartan history and learning of Cynisca’s Olympic victory.
- Get input from your team. Since you’re looking for a history-based team name, it can’t hurt to have more minds at work to find the perfect option! Ask each team member to provide a few suggestions based on their research. Then, the group leader can choose the best name from the bunch or take a vote.