140 Clever Trivia Team Names for the Win

Coming up with winning trivia team names feels nearly as good as besting the competition

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Trivia night is about exactly one thing, and one thing only. Forget having fun with friends, solving puzzles and showing off all the random facts you’ve picked up over the years. Trivia night is all about correctly answering the most trivia questions. But even if your team is stumped when it comes to movie trivia questions and lost in the face of history trivia questions, you’ll go out with style if you have a clever team name. OK, so trivia night is actually about two things: winning and having one of the best trivia team names in the place.

You may already have a witty book club name, but it won’t do for this competition. And nobody likes the feeling of staring at a blank answer booklet as the quizmaster calls for team names, so you’d best choose yours now. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with a bunch of good trivia team names that will work for any type of group. In fact, it might be wise to keep a list of the best names on you just in case you’re called to come up with a fun team name for trivia on short notice.

From movie references and jokes to names based on your team’s interests, there are sure to be at least a few trivia team names on our list that will make you proud to hear it read out in the bar—maybe even in first place!

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How do you come up with a good trivia team name?

Finding the perfect trivia team name to capture the essence of your group requires some thought. There are traditional trivia team names, like punny pop-culture references or memes. Or you can use an inside joke or sports reference to name your team. You can even reuse your group chat name or funny Wi-Fi name.

A good trivia team name sums up where your team sits on the competitiveness scale: Are you proud know-it-alls, or simply there because of beer pressure? The best jokes make the best team names, but bad jokes can still kill it with the crowd.

If you’re really stumped, try a themed name on for size. Go with your group’s favorite movie, TV show or book series. Then again, we once heard of a trivia team name that focused on uplifting a single member, calling themselves “It’s All About Dave.” Really, anything goes—the weirder, funnier and more creative, the better!

Funny trivia team names

  • Trivial Pursuits
  • Houston, We Have an Answer
  • Quizanthemums
  • The Right Guess for the Job
  • Quizmas Carolers
  • Jeopardy Rejects
  • The Wise Quackers
  • Phil and the Blanks
  • Running with Quizzes
  • Bed, Bar and Beyond
  • Trivia New Roman
  • Keep Calm and Quiz On
  • Smarty Pints
  • Aiming for Second Place
  • Quizzly Bears
  • Smartinis
  • Drinking Team with a Trivia Problem
  • Dak to the Future
  • It’s a Hard Gronk Life
  • Alec Quizbec
  • The Brainy Bunch

If you come up with a really good trivia team name, you could make it a funny username as well.

Trivia team names for Harry Potter fans

  • Wingardium Quiziosa
  • You’re a Quizzard, Harry!
  • Law and Auror
  • The Golden Quiz
  • Team S.P.E.W.
  • Accio Answers
  • Taking Trivia Siriously
  • Quizzitch World Cup
  • Every Day We’re Hufflin’
  • Snapes on a Plane
  • Harry Potter and the Perfect Score
  • Defense Against the Dark Answers
  • Slytherin It to Win It
  • Gilderoy Lockhart, Trivia Champion
  • Riddikulus Team Name
  • Hoping to Score 9 3/4
  • The Remembralls
  • Fantastic Questions and Where to Find Them
  • Ten Points to Gryffindor!
  • Neville Wears Prada
  • We Heard This Quiz Would Be Weasley
  • Granger Things Have Happened

What’s more fun than reading these Harry Potter trivia team names? Testing your smarts with this Harry Potter trivia!

Trivia team names for Disney fans

  • Whistle While You Quiz
  • Tweedledee and Tweedle-Not-So-Dumb
  • Andy’s Team
  • The Minnie Van
  • Quizney Princesses
  • Colors of the Win
  • Rub Lamp for Answer
  • Monsters University Alumni
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Emperor’s New Quiz
  • Beer Necessities
  • A Whole Different Belle-Game
  • The Credible Hulk
  • The Mad Hatters
  • Walt Quizney
  • Lady and the Champs
  • Just Keep Quizzing
  • Mulan the Answers
  • The Quizristocats
  • Ariel-ly Good Team

For even more Disney trivia gold, check out this brain-busting Star Wars trivia.

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Trivia team names for movie buffs

  • We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Brain
  • Hey, We’re Quizzin’ Here!
  • Quiz Pro Quo, Clarice
  • What, Like It’s Hard?
  • The Brewsual Suspects
  • Quizpicable Team
  • Risky Quizness
  • Wookie Mistakes
  • It’s a Wonderful Quiz
  • Thornado Warning
  • A Long Quiz, Goodnight
  • Here’s Looking at You, Competitors
  • Quizzers, Assemble!
  • Crouching Question Hidden Answer
  • John Trivi-oltas
  • Walken on Sunshine
  • This Is How We Win
  • Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquizition
  • Obi Won Quiznobi
  • The Quiz Element
  • Quentin Triviatino
  • Making Fetch Happen

If movie trivia is your thing, brush up on Marvel trivia for the next time your local bar breaks out the capes.

Trivia team names for book lovers

  • Alice in Winnerland
  • One Team to Rule Them All
  • Read It and Weep
  • To Quiz a Mockingbird
  • The Quizzard of Oz
  • Sherlock Homies
  • The Fellowship of the Quiz
  • Austentatious
  • Not Great Expectations
  • In Cold Beer
  • Narnia Business
  • Tolkien About Trivia
  • Agatha Quizteam
  • All Quiet on the Winner’s Front
  • The Count of Monte Quizco
  • Forever Jung
  • We have a Hobbit of Winning
  • Don Quizote
  • A Breath of Fresh Eyre
  • The Three Quizketeers

Still looking for inspiration for fun team names for trivia? Why not repurpose one of these nicknames for boyfriends? “Smarty Pants” would fit right in on this list.

Trivia team names for music lovers

  • Taking Care of Quizness
  • E = MC Hammer
  • Born to Runner-Up
  • Trouble When We Walked In
  • Les Quizerables
  • Never Gonna Quiz You Up
  • Too Hot to Handel
  • Let’s Get Quizzical
  • Thin Quizzie
  • Trivia Newton John
  • It’s All About First Place, ‘Bout First Place, ‘Bout First Place
  • Earth, Win and Fire
  • Smells Like Team Spirit
  • Quiz or Let Die
  • Tempo Tantrums
  • New Quiz on the Block
  • Simple Minds
  • I Like the Way You Quiz
  • 99 Probs but This Quiz Ain’t One
  • Quizzing on a Prayer

Maybe one of these nicknames for girlfriends will help you land on trivia team name gold. (Lady Luck, anyone?)

Trivia team names for foodies

  • Lettuce Win!
  • Let’s Get That Bread
  • Idiot Sandwiches
  • Hopeless Ramentics
  • I Can’t Believe It’s Not Trivia
  • Natural Born Grillers
  • Pasta la Vista
  • Small Batch, Handcrafted, Artisanal Trivia Team
  • Stop, Guac and Roll
  • Another One Bites the Crust
  • Brownie Points
  • The Funghis
  • Wurst Team
  • Take the Quiz, Leave the Cannoli
  • Brew Can Do It
  • Feta Than the Rest
  • Whisk Takers
  • High Steaks
  • The Weirddoughs
  • Dazed and Cornfused

Now that you’ve found the perfect trivia team name, why not find the perfect pet name? These cat names and dog names are the best monikers for your furry friends.

Chloë Nannestad
Chloë Nannestad is a lifestyle writer covering crafts, holidays, beauty and amazing products for RD.com. When she's not scouring the internet or reading product reviews, she's planning her next backpacking trip and thinking about getting a dog.