You need to start a project at your work, or you want a project name for a group project at school. Either way, finding the right cool, catchy project names is not easy. You need to think of a name that will be work appropriate without being too boring. While the ideal name might include some aspect of your team or their shared personality traits, the following names can also get you started on brainstorming the perfect project names.
1. Moonshine: Moonshine might not technically be legal, but it has always enjoyed a certain reputation. During the 1920s Prohibition Era, this was one of the alcohol types that bootleggers made or brought into the country illicitly.
2. Sahara: Sahara is a desert that is known for its size and unforgiving nature. What that says about your project is entirely up to you.
3. Zulu: This is how you say the letter Z when you are using the military’s code for the alphabet.
4. Cauldron: A cauldron conjures up an image of a witch and foul-smelling potions. Hopefully, your project will create something a bit sweeter in scent.
5. Bullwinkle: Bullwinkle was a popular cartoon character, but he could also be a project name as well.
6. Too Hot to Handle: This is probably not work appropriate, but you might be able to use it for a project name at school or among your friends. It would be an ironic choice if you are inventing a gadget that uses heat or if you are part of a cooking project.
7. Voyager: This was a famous spaceship, and it was also the ship in one of the Star Trek shows.
8. Liberation: Will your project be granting everyone freedom from daily life or just an escape? When you are immersed in work that you love, it seems like nothing else really matters much any more.
9. Durango: I feel like this is a choice that Durango lovers would choose.
10. Fireball: This is a cool, catchy project name to choose.
11. Dagwood: Dagwood was a famous comic strip character, but it would also be an amusing choice as a project name.
12. Cinnamon: Did you ever hear about the cinnamon challenge? For some reason, it seems like this spice is enjoying a renewed popularity in recent years.
13. Barracuda: This just sounds like an awesome name to choose.
14. Aurora: This is one of the best things to see when you are close to the Arctic Circle. The cool colors in the sky can’t be seen lower down in the hemisphere though.
15. Bordeaux: If your project members tend to prefer wine after work, then a wine-based name like this one is always a good option.
16. Monkey Kings: In ancient Chinese literature and mythology, there was once a famous story called the Journey of the Monkey King.
17. Cold Fusion: This is certainly a “cool” sounding name.
18. Firefly: Firefly could reference the insect that lights up at night. It could also be a reference to a popular science-fiction television show that should have been renewed for a second season.
19. Eagle: For some reason, names like eagle are always popular project names. This might be because the eagle is the national bird of the United States.
20. Odyssey: An odyssey is a long journey as well as a book by the Greek poet, Homer. Hopefully, you won’t have to go on a long journey and spend years getting your project completed.
21. Quadro: This comes from the root word for four.
22. Sunergy: This sounds cool.
23. Xena: This comes from the name of the warrior princess, so it sounds like a great, catchy project name if everyone on your project feels like a warrior princess.
24. Zeus: Who wouldn’t want to name their project after the king of the Greek gods?
25. Vega: This name sounds awesome.
26. Titan: Many of the best project names seem to come from Greek mythology.
27. Quicksilver: Long ago, this was another term for the element, mercury.
28. Omega: The alpha and omega are the first and last, or the beginning and the end.
29. Piglet: Winnie the Pooh characters sound like a fun name choice.
30. Mad Hatter: If your project is all about crazy, brilliant ideas, go with name options like this one.
31. Kodiak: This is a type of bear in the Pacific Northwest as well as a place name for many areas in Alaska. Also, I think it is the name of a kind of ice cream treat as well.
32. Flamingo: This project name easily lends itself to an awesome team mascot.
33. Excalibur: In Arthurian legend, Excalibur was the sword that King Arthur pulled from the stone to prove that he was the rightful king.
34. Deja Vu: This describes the feeling you have when you start a new project, and it feels remarkably similar to the last project that you did.
35. Elixir: An elixir is like a healing potion.
36. Fusion: This sounds awesome.
37. Kryptonite: This would be a great project name for all of those Superman fans out there, although it also became a song name in the early 2000s.
38. Malibu: If everyone on your team would rather be at the beach than working, this is a fun name to choose.
39. Prelude: This is a cool, catchy project name.
40. Yoda: Star Wars fans will love this project name idea.
41. Top Cat: Use this project name if your project’s team members all consider themselves to be the top cat.
42. Rampage: Everyone else had better watch out for a team that has a project name like this.
43. Sputnik: This is a good option I you love the space race era of history, Russian culture or spaceships.
44. Mr. Coffee: If your project seems to run entirely on caffeine, this is an awesome name that you can choose to represent that fact.
45. Revolution: Excellent.
46. Yosemite: This name could reference things ranging from a national park to a cartoon bear.
47. Apollo: This could reference the Greek god, a constellation or the spaceship.
48. Constantine: Emperor Constantine is one of the better known figures in history.
49. Hydra: When you cut off one head of the Hydra, it just comes back. Hopefully, this represents your tenacity and not the tendency for one problem to just keep growing.
50. Hades: The lord of the underworld might not be the most fortuitous name to choose.
51. Darwin: Because its all about the survival of the fittest.
51. Echo Lake: Cute!
52. Poseidon: The king of the ocean would be a great name.
53. Honeycomb: Adorable!
54. Indigo: This is one of the colors of the rainbow.
55. Camelot: This is the land ruled by the legendary King Arthur.
56. Astro: Awesome.
57. Atlantis: Use this for a magical, mythical project.
58. Bigfish: Nice one!
59. Casanova: He was a legendary lover, but was never know to work that hard.
60. Mango: Cute.
61. Jupiter: This could represent the god or the planet.
62. Ivory: Nice!
63. Galactica: Battlestar Galactica, anyone?
64. Firestorm: Watch out for this project!
65. Jaguar: For a sleek, cool project.
66. Liquid Sky: You mean . . . rain?
67. Pluto: They took away its status as a planet for now, but they relisted it as a dwarf planet after everyone protested.
68. Mercury: Another planetary name.
69. Colossus: Cool!
70. Barcelona: This sounds pretty.
71. Cyclone: Twister or Hurricane would also sound pretty cool.
72. Barney: This one is just okay.
73. Royal: Nice.
74. Blue Moon: For a project team that only comes along once in a blue moon.
75. Topaz: This is a type of precious stone.
76. Python: This makes me think of the snake, but it also reminds me of the coding language a lot.
77. Sirius: This cool, catchy project name comes from the name of a character in the Harry Potter series.
78. Project X: If you absolutely cannot choose a project name, pick a letter of the alphabet and put the word “project” in front of it.
79. Crusader: You are about to start your own, smaller crusade.
80. Cascade: This makes me think of waterfalls.
81. Romeo: Where is Juliet?
82. Orion: This comes from the name of a constellation.
83. Lorax: “I am the Lorax and I speak for the trees!”
84. Metro: This sounds cosmopolitan.
85. Phoenix: The phoenix was a mythological bird that was said to burn into flames every 500 years and then be reborn from the ashes of those flames. It is a popular symbol for rebirth.
86. Batman: Who doesn’t love Batman?
87. Cheerio: Cute!
88. Bigfoot: Awesome.
89. Gold Star: You don’t have an ego problem if you choose this name!
90. Einstein: For the geniuses (or wanna-be geniuses) out there.
91. Bongo: Nice!
92. Laguna: This means lake in Spanish.
93. Hercules: For those heroic project teams out there.
94. Edison: Long ago, Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.
95. Balto: Balto was the husky that guided the sled-dog team across the most dangerous part of the trek in Alaska. Because of him, desperately ill children were able to get the medicine they needed.
96. Hot Java: Nice one.
97. Arctic Freeze: This certainly sounds cool.
98. Philos: This means “love” in Greek.
99. Nautilus: Awesome.
100. Namaste: This would be a great name for any project that involves yoga.