All the funny names, A-Z! Find your favorites!


Adewalé Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt

Alert, Qiqiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer

Ever Gabo Anderson

Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley “Dido” Armstrong

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III

Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus

Iggy Azalea


Churchill Babington

Sosie Bacon

Dusty Baker

Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker

Ed Balls

Outram Bangs

Tallulah Bankhead

Biola Bankole

Sara Beth Bareilles

Felix Baumgartner

Sheamus Beaglehole

Stafford Beer

Lloyd Millard Bentsen

Christian Frederick Albert John Henry David “Bruno” Betzel

Abhay Bhushan

Akbar Gbaja Biamila

Herbert J. Biberman

Ludwig Binswanger

Clarence Birdseye II

Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó

Rik Aalbert Blijleven

Moon Bloodgood

Mr. Bojangles

Christ Bongo

Dr. Cornelis Bontekoe

Ruth Hanly Booe, Mother of the Bourbon Ball

Gutzon Borglum

Ernest Borgnine

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Raj-I Alujah “Livingstone” Bramble

Lloyd Vernet “Beau” Bridges III

Wilford Brimley

Elbert Dysart Botts

Peabo Bryson

Gesine Bullock-Prado

Fritzi Burger

Oyster Burns

Ambrose Burnside

Dick Butkus

Kind Butler III

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield


William John Cavendish Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck

Bennett Cerf (see also Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Vint Cerf

Salmon P. Chase

Jonathan Cheechoo

Chicken, Alaska

Kermit Cintron 

Richard Wagstaff “Dick” Clark

Christina and Wilbert Cock

Oberia Coffin

Paulo Constanzo

Fearne Cotton

Lesane Parish Crooks

Benedict Cumberbatch

Thomas Crapper

Pleasant Riggs Crump

Xavier Cugat and Charo

Vonteego Marfeek Cummings

Kaley Cuoco

Coco Crisp


Erasmus Darwin

Ram Dass

Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean, and the Gashouse Gang

Margarethe Blossom Dearie

Debi Derryberry

Larry Derryberry

Dick Dickey

The Brothers Dickey

Pickles Dillhoefer

Phyllis Diller

Eric Djemba-Djemba

Lord Timothy Dexter

Nonito Donaire

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Crescent Dragonwagon

Cornelius Drebbel

Olympia Dukakis

Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke


Megalyn Echikunwoke

Chiwetel “Chewie” Ejiofor

Idrissa Akuna “Idris” Elba


Philo T. Farnsworth

Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow

Orval E. Faubus

Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez

Rollie Fingers

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn

Fionnula Flanagan

Rodman Flender

Dominic ffytche

Frankenstein, Missouri

Critter Fuqua

Ashrita Furman


Giuseppe Garibaldi

Green Gartside

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve – The Great Gildersleeve!

An Evening With Crispin Hellion Glover

Aloysius Gonzaga

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin

Gilbert Gottfried

Grinch and Grinch-Related Funny Names (see also Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Bear Grylls

Johannes Gutenberg

Gary Gygax


Binyamin Shlomo Hamburger

Dashiell Hammett

Learned Hand

Willie Harcourt-Cooze

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Milton Hershey

Michael Hickenbottom, Son of Dick

Guus Hiddink

Don Ho

Huell Howser

Dummy Hoy

Gaynor Hopkins

Outerbridge Horsey

Whip Hubley

Englebert Humperdinck


Iggy Pop

Punch Imlach

Kornelis “Kees” A. Schouhamer Immink


Xzavie Jackson

Jasper Jasperse

Carly Rae Jepsen

Mungo Jerry

Jia Jiang

Goodluck Jonathan

Bumpus Jones and Bobo Holloman

Stevland Hardaway Judkins, aka Stevie Wonder


The Big Kahanamoku

Simple Kapadia

Garrison Keillor

Dimple, Rinkle, and Twinkle Khanna

Harmon Killebrew

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Waldemar Klasing and Rev. Vertrue Sharp

Diego Klattenhoff

Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo

Clyde Kluttz

Jenji Kohan

C. Everett “Chick” Koop

Julius Kruttschnitt Sr.

Orland Kurtenbach of Flin Flon, Manitoba

Swoosie Kurtz

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)


Francis Jonard Labiak

Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie

Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe aka Jelly Roll Morton

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Archibald Alexander Leach

Cloris Leachman

Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter

Sampson Lewkovicz

Judith Q. Longyear

Jubjang Lookmakarmwan

Sicnarf Loopstok

Myrna Loy a Name of Joy


Arthur MacArthur, Jr.

Magnus ver Magnusson

Yngwie Malmsteen, Guitar God

Majestic Mapp & Scientific Mapp

Firpo Marberry

Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand

Othniel Marsh & Edward Drinker Cope

Chi McBride

Cornelius McGillicuddy, Sr.

Kerry McCluggage

Scoot McNairy

Ethel Merman

Olivia Bouyssou Merilahti

Franz Anton Mesmer

Sir Maurice Micklewhite

Windell Middlebrooks

Thaumoctopus Mimicus

Marvin Minsky

Muffet McGraw & Kimberly Duane Mulkey

Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish

Return J. Meigs Jr.

Thelonious Sphere Monk

Lillian Virginia Mountweazel

Van Lingle Mungo

Elon Musk

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo


Shabazz Napier

Carrie A. Nation

Taffy Nivert

Danbert Nobacon


Okilly Dokilly (Nedal band)

Dewey “Spooner” Oldham Jr.

Graham “Bunny” Onions

Dolores O’Riordan

Mel Ott

Governor C.L “Butch” Otter

Eugenius Outerbridge

Orval Overall


Lee Grinner Pace

Mary Cheves West Perky

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso

Busy Phillips

Hipolito Pichardo

Pikotaro (PPAP)

Cappie Pondexter

Faith Popcorn

Boog Powell

Sir Manley Powerthe Manliest, Most Powerful Name in the World


Moira Quirk


Sir Stamford Raffles

Thurl Ravenscroft (see also Grinch, Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Leon Redbone (Dickran Gobalian)

Orville Redenbacher

Eppa “Jephtha” Rixey

Pepper Roach

Mo Rocca

Hardy Rodenstock aka Meinhard Görke

Anika Noni Rose

Lucretia “Crete” Rudolph

Virgil Runnels, Jr.

Amos Rusie

Nipsey Russell

Rosalind Russell


Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. 

Ossee Schreckengost

Kliph Scurlock

Ellsworth Schnebly, and the naming of Sedona, AZ

Detlef Schrempf

Tristram Shandy

Tristram Shapeero

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Stirling Silliphant

John Haley “Zoot” Sims

Fulwar Skipwith

Urban Shocker

Sir Cloudesley Shovell

Izzy Skenazy

Lenny Skutnik

George F. Smoot IIISmoot Operator

Kip Sopp

Dr. Cuthbert Hubert Egbert Soup

Brett and Rennie Sparks

Tristram E. Speaker

Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone

Konstatinos “Dino” Stamatopoulos

Lennon and Maisy Stella

Sufjan Stevens

Abbye “Pudgy” Stockton

Huston Street

Picabo Street

John Ridley Stroop

George Stroumboulopoulos

Bert Sugar

Chesley P. Sullenberger

Sun Ra (Herman Poole Blount)

Vermin Supreme

Una Stubbs

Cornelius Swartout – Wafflemania!


Piippa Tandefelt

Toots Thielemans

Archibald Hall Throckmorton

Ledell “Cannonball” Titcomb

Waldo Tobler

Leone Sextus Denys Oswolf Fraudatifilius Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana Plantagenet Tollemache-Tollemache

Elmore Rual “Rip” Torn

Guppy Troup

Truth or Consequences, NM

Ron Tugnutt

Bitsie Tulloch

Whitmell P. Tunstall

Shania Twain


Binky Urban


Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Godfried van Voorst tot Voorst, Jr.

Pappy Van Winkle

William Van Winkle “Chicken” Wolf

Ricky van Wolfswinkel


Rube Waddell

Fred Wahplus a Canada-themed poem


Bill Wambsganss

Bushrod Washington

Wallace Wattles

Apitchatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul

Judson C. Welliver

Norbert Wiener

Willard Wigan

Rebel Wilson

Wolfgang Wolf


Denton True Young

Owain Yeoman


Zarley Zalapski

Hermann Zapf and the Dingbats

Frank Zappa (albums)

Moon Unit and Dweezil Zappa

Abraham Zapruder

Renée Zellweger and Her Mom

Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

Hall of Famer

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Nine Men, 38 Navy Crosses

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Funny Names from the 2012 NHL Draft

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Soccer Punch! Funny Names in English Football

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16 Responses to A-Z

  1. kato writes says:

    Are you aware that a key figure of the political opposition in the UK, the Labour party, is called Ed Balls? It might not even be as funny if it were more apt.

    • Dave says:

      I feel like I must have come across that name before, but it definitely slipped my mind. Thanks for the heads-up. It’s much harder to have a really funny simple name (the longer ones give a lot more room for silliness), so we always really cherish funny short names like Vint Cerf.

    • Arto says:

      I used to live in England and I was always amused at how even the more respectable papers couldn’t resist playing up the name in their headlines when Balls was in the news. “Balls back at heart of Labour as Johnson quits” is one I remember seeing in the Guardian.

  2. nancyola says:

    David, did you ever about Mr. Hogg. He supposedly named his daughters Ima and Urra. I heard this many years ago and it was said to be true. I’m enjoying your funny names.

    • Arto says:

      According to Wikipedia (who’s always right), Ms. Ima Hogg was “one of the most respected women in Texas in the 20th century”. That’ll certainly qualify anyone for this blog! Thanks for the tip!

    • Dave says:

      I remember hearing about the Hogg family. Actually, come to think of it, I may have heard that when I was 8 and living up in Canada, so it might be my oldest funny names memory. What a momentous event. Thanks for jogging my memory!

  3. Tom Lucas says:

    Great website, thanks for “liking” my most recent rant. I plan to explore your list. Forgive me if you already wrote about this, but one of my favorite things to listen to when I was a teenager (totally dating myself) was the Tube Bar recordings. There have been many references in pop culture to this joy of joys. Here’s the Wikipedia link if you aren’t up on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_Bar_prank_calls

  4. Javier says:

    Or this other: Ben Dover http://www.bendover.com/

  5. Bumba says:

    Yesterday weak-hitting, but ever-popular (because of his name) Coco Crisp tripled and homered in the same game, thereby doubling his total bases for this season and boosting his batting average all the way up to .167. So, what’s the official ruling on names like Coco Crisp and Dusty Rhodes and the like, where the surname is altered for these aesthetic reasons?

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  7. Thomas says:

    I seem to remember that on a recent trip to the United States, UK Prime Minister David Cameron was met and greeted by Assistant Chief of Protocol, one “Randy Bumgardner”. The British press had a field day.

  8. I just found your site today, and would like to add a gem from my primary school days:
    Dealy Kanickle. I think it was actually spelt Knickle, but pronounced with a hard K. It just trips off the tongue!
    Before I feel too guilty about nominating him, I’ll confess right now that I had an ancestor named Gugy. There, I feel better now (and hope Dealy never reads your blog).

  9. Headandheart says:

    Glad to find Dr ffytche featured here for lacking a capital. I am keeping myself amused while studying Cognitive Psychology by spotting the silliest names. Zenon Pylyshyn is another psychologist who seems to lack something – in this case a vowel http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/faculty/pylyshyn.html

    • Dave says:

      Wow, Zenon Pylyshyn is the best name. Apparently it took me 3 years to reply to this comment, but that name is worth it! Perhaps we can profile Dr. Pylyshyn soon!

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