Being a gamer is amazing, and the most exciting thing about it has to be coming up with your own unique in-game name that other players will recognize you by throughout your virtual adventures.
“Crafting” your in-game name is like a passionate swordsmith crafting a sword. You need it to match all your traits.
Unfortunately, sometimes we lack the creative energy to make the right choice, so a bit of help is more than welcome.
Well, this guide contains 250+ ideas that should inspire you to create your gaming name, or if you really like any of them, feel free to borrow…indefinitely.
Let’s jump right into it.
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1. Funny Gaming Names
Sometimes gaming is all about fun, and so you never know whose day you’ll make better by giving them a good laugh with your funny in-game name.
Here’s a list of funny gaming names that you can use online:
- Mario’s Princess
- Cereal Killer
- Suckle Nandwich
- Fit Chihuahua
- Adolescent Mutant Ninja Turtle
- Still Sleepy
- Best Milkshake But No Yard
- Generous Goblin
- Santa’s Archenemy
- No Respawn IRL
- Supersonic Sheep
- Amber Heard’s Lawyer
- Penguin (Not From Madagascar)
- Harpooning Harpy
- Keyboard Smasher
- Technically A Monkey
- Shaquille Oatmeal
- Jabbing Johnny
- Stop Camping
- Need Faster Reflexes
- Send Skins
- Tetris Hero
- Endless Deathstreak
- Plant Bomb Not Trees
- B For Bandetta
- Jack Kitchen
- Forgan Mreeman
- Rudolph The Reindeer
- Axe Ketchum
- Qoolboy Scew
- Marriah Carried
- Orianna Grande
- Ragequit Soon
- Billie Eyelash
- Justin Case
- Aydee HD
- Blurry Image
- Bread Pitt
- Nuck Chorris
- Tyrannosaurus Pecs
- John Lava
- Dobby Is An Elf
- Not An AI
- Trustworthy NPC
- Sir Screamalot
- Anne Flank
- Linus Text Tips
- Pizza Delivery
- Tokyo Thrift
- Melting Snowman
- Abnormal Recoil
- Yeetus Deletus
- Buck Naked
- Linear Burrito
- Darth Invader
- Lord Of The Dinks
- Dusty Mousepad
2. Cool Gaming Names
Sometimes showing off your style in-game is more important than your actual performance, or that’s just what we like to believe.
Here’s a list of cool gaming names that you can use online:
- Achievement Hunter
- Fragmovie Material
- Artificial Aim
- Disguised Medic
- Transparent Spy
- Mind Orb
3. Best Gaming Names
Some gaming names are just way too good, so we have to categorize them as being the very best. Good thing there are many of them in here that you can use as well.
- Cosmic Inquisitor
- Crowned Clown
Why Is Your Gaming Name Important?
Creating your gaming name is the first step to forming your “virtual persona” other online friends will know you by.
Some people use the same gaming name in every title (assuming it’s not taken), which allows them to form friendships and become recognized by other users they’ve met in the past.
If you’re willing to start playing multiplayer games and become a competitive player at one point, coming up with your nickname is even more important and, in most cases, mandatory.
E-Sport athletes, for example, have their own in-game names that their fans know them by. What’s interesting is that these names are even more popular and used than the athletes’ real names.
For example, it’s very common for someone to know who s1mple is but not know that his real name is Oleksandr Olehovych Kostyliev.
The same goes for other gaming icons, such as Shroud, Dr.Disrespect, summit1g, and many more.
Creating your gaming name is also very important if you’re playing most of your games on popular platforms such as Steam, Epic, and Origin, as the name of your account will apply and be set as your in-game name for most titles you play there.
If you ever become popular and start broadcasting your gameplay, others need to be able to recognize you as the same person, which is why streamers use the same in-game name for their Twitch channels as well.
Shortly put, your in-game name is how the rest of the world gets to know you during your virtual adventures.
But, how exactly does one come up with a creative and appealing gaming name, you might wonder? Take a look at the following section for more information on that.
How To Come Up With A Unique Gaming Name – Gamertag
Creating your own gamer tag or in-game name, as most like to call it, is a process that can take a while and usually requires trial and error. Some users change dozens of names until they come up with one that both looks and sounds good in a video game.
With that said, don’t get disappointed if you don’t like the first name you’ve come up with. And, if you’re not sure how to start, here are the key rules we recommend following when creating your gamertag.
1. Decide What You Want To Achieve With It
If you are not a hardcore, competitive gamer and you simply prefer having fun, therefore creating your gaming name is just for the sake of it, perhaps going for a funny, “lighter” name will suit your cause better.
However, if you want a name that you’ll use throughout your entire gaming career, opt for something more serious.
2. Don’t Overcomplicate
Gaming names don’t need to be very long, and they certainly don’t need to have a meaning. You don’t have to use words that are actual words when creating yours.
In fact, you can create your own word that doesn’t mean anything, but it’s catchy and looks good in-game.
Gaming names can be a combination of multiple words, they can be one long word, or they can be just a few letters, sometimes even one or two (although most games have a limit and require at least five characters).
You can use the initials of your real name with an added sign or a symbol, or maybe use the real-life nickname that you were given by your friends. Anything works as long as you make it interesting and catchy.
You can even use your real name as your in-game name, although we don’t recommend this due to privacy and security reasons. Always stay safe on the internet and be careful to who you give your identity information to.
3. Make It Unique
What makes a gaming name beautiful is the unique factor. If you have a name that you created and it’s one of a kind, using it in-game is even more enjoyable.
There are many ways to make your in-game name unique, but the most important thing is not to copy someone else’s name, no matter how uncreative you’re feeling at the moment.
Making your gamertag unique is easy if you include a combination of letters and numbers, as that drastically lowers the chances of someone else using the same combination as you.
Most platforms won’t allow users to register a username if it’s already taken.
4. Avoid Offensive Elements
Last but not least, you shouldn’t use offensive elements in your in-game name, even though it may have a funny reason behind it. We should strive to keep the gaming community friendly and pleasant to be in.
On top of that, offensive elements will get you banned from most games, sometimes automatically and sometimes as a result of a moderator’s decision.
Keep your name as friendly as possible, and don’t forget there are young members of the gaming community playing as well.
So there you have it. You now know quite a bit of gaming name examples, as well as how to come up with your own one.
Feel free to use a name from our lists or use one or multiple as an inspiration to put together your gamertag.
Don’t be afraid to change your gaming name until you find one that suits you best. It’s a process that can last a bit longer, but it’s very worth it once you get it right and feel comfortable with your new online gaming identity.