Deciding a team name for work is more important than you may realize. Choosing an amusing team name shows you’re committed to the project, and can also give team morale a boost. It’s an opportunity to showcase your creativity. And it’s a great thing when your boss remembers your funny team name. Now let’s get to the list of funny team names for work (that are actually funny). We cover tons of areas, including sales team names, business team names, programming team names, accounting team names, and more, so you can definitely find something that will work for your team!

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Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Team Name

To make choosing a name easier, we’ve divided them into business departments (sales, programming, accounting, HR, etc.), and also names that can work cross-department.

You might want to stay away from funny team names for work that are racy, though we have included a few borderline ones (with warnings).

It’s also a good idea to stick to work team names that don’t put others down. Remember that you’re all on the same team, even if you have different team names for work groups. Using your team’s name to mock or exclude someone of a different gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity can get you in trouble in a hurry.

Team names that only make sense to someone with a specific background may not work. Naming your team ‘Wii Work Hard’ might not be found funny if your audience isn’t familiar with video games. It can be awkward when a judge/your boss is reading out loud your team name and you can tell they don’t get it. They may instead think you’re a team of mis-spellers.

Funny, Work-Appropriate Team Names, by Department

Accounting and Finance

  • Kicking Assets and Taking Names (may be inappropriate, depending on the environment)
  • Between the Spreadsheets (a play on ‘between the sheets’, so it might be a little racy for some environments. Use your best judgment.)
  • It’s Accrual World
  • Deficit Demolition Team
  • Let’s Get Fiscal (a play on ‘let’s get physical’)
  • Tax-manian Devils
  • Don’t Mess with Taxes (a play on the popular Texan recycling campaign, ‘Don’t mess with Texas.’)
  • Everything’s Bigger in Taxes (a play on the saying, ‘Everything’s bigger in Texas.’)
  • Death & Taxes
  • Mind the GAAP
  • Team CPA: Certified Public Assassins
  • The Mighty Morphin Stock Exchangers
  • Audits Smash
  • Three Balance Sheets to the Wind
  • I Can’t Keep Calm, It’s Tax Season!

Call Center

  • Dial It Up
  • Beck and Call
  • Call of Duty (reference to the extremely popular video game series)
  • Calling the Shots
  • Caller Ballers
  • Hung Up On You
  • Call Control

Marketing and Advertising

  • Marketing Maniacs
  • Live Long and Market
  • Appetite for Analytics
  • B2-Bee Keepers (a play on B2B, or ‘business-to business’)
  • B2-C You Later (a play on B2C, or ‘business-to-consumer’)
  • Don’t Lead Us On
  • Optimized to Win
  • Down with PPC? Yeah You Know Me (this is a reference to a 90’s rap song — O.P.P.)
  • The Target Markets

Human Resources and Payroll

  • Pay Rollers (or, Holy Payrollers)
  • Friends with Benefits (may be inappropriate, depending on the environment)
  • Vitamin 401K
  • Recruiting Rampage
  • Compensation Nation
  • E I – EEO (a play on Old MacDonald and EEO, or ‘equal employment opportunity’)
  • For Deposit Only

Management and Leadership

  • Anger Management
  • Who’s the Boss?
  • Follow the Leader
  • Bossypants
  • Respect Our Authori-tay (this comes from the animated TV show South Park, so consider your audience — would they know the show, and would they find the reference funny?)
  • Barely Managing
  • Managers of Mayhem
  • The Brain Trust

Sales

  • We’ve Got a Bridge to Sell You (a play on the saying ‘if you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you!’)
  • Defcon-version
  • The Mighty Morphin’ Stock Exchangers
  • Risky Business
  • Team ABC: Always Be Closing
  • On a Mission for Commission
  • Bull Market Bunch
  • Sultans of Sales
  • Commission: Possible
  • Keep Calm and Sell On

IT, Programming, and Engineering

  • IT Phone Home (a play on the line from the movie E.T. — “E.T. phone home!”)
  • Nerds of a Feather (a play on the idiom ‘birds of a feather will flock together,’ with a nod to the stereotype of IT pros as being nerdy)
  • Bandwidth of Brothers (in reference to the highly-acclaimed HBO series Band of Brothers)
  • Browser Arousers
  • Buffering…
  • SaaStars
  • Hexspeak
  • Cyberspace Cadets
  • Star Tech
  • Beta Bots
  • Internet Explorers
  • Hunt and Peckers (referencing the rapid typing that programmers do as they code; may be inappropriate, depending on the environment)
  • Keyword a la King (a play on the early 20th century dish Chicken a la King)
  • Popping (and Locking) the Stack
  • GitHub Says What?
  • White Hats
  • Did It All For the Cookies
  • Bug Squashers
  • Hash it Out
  • Reboot Rebels
  • Access Denied
  • Brewing Java

Office Staff

  • Staff Infection (a play on staph infection)
  • Full-Time Winners
  • Business as Unusual
  • Out of the Cubicle, Into the Fire
  • Labor Force of Nature
  • Business As Usual
  • Business Casual
  • Killer Instinct
  • Wii Work Hard
  • Ingenious Geniuses
  • The Three Profiteers
  • Dollars to Doughnuts
  • Out of the Cubicle, Into the Fire
  • Worker Bees
  • Vision Quest

In Summary

Choosing a team name is an opportunity to let your creativity soar. If possible, select a name that reflects the specific nature of your work, as well as the interests or personalities of the team members. Alliteration or a rhyme will take your team name to the next level. And for the right audience, a good pun will earn you brownie points.

So much about work is, well, workSo when you get the opportunity to have a little fun, you should take it. Even if your teammates seem nonplussed by the idea of choosing a killer name, encourage them to choose something funny. They’ll appreciate being on a memorable team like team Tax-manian Devils.