Originally, clowns were known for their theatrics at the circus. They had different clown names according to their silly stunts and acrobatics; they had different clown names, making them family favorites.
Little has changed in terms of their popularity, but nowadays people view clowns as more than just comedians in the circus. They get featured in movies, sometimes as funny characters in family-friendly shows, and in horror films where clowns are nightmarish figures you would never wish even your worst enemy to meet.
Clowns have also been featured in several games. This shows that our culture is dazzled by clowns. To find an awesome name for your favorite clown characters, especially in games, I have compiled a huge list of clown names you can pick from.
Funny clown names
Because clowns were the original comedians, we start the list with funny clown names. Do you have that extremely funny character, yet you don’t have the proper name to call them?
Well, wonder no more and pick one from below:
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Evil clown names
If you love those creepy clown characters seemingly sent straight from hell, then you can look for evil clown name from this list:
Creative clown names
This is a long creative list of clown names that will show your friends how hard you thought to come up with a clown name. You can even share with a gaming pal for their clown characters:
- Baggy Britches
- Bam Bam
- Boom Boom
- Bim Bam
- Smarty Pants
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Female clown names
If you have a female clown character or you are a gamer girl, here is a list of female clown names and their meanings:
Ah-choo: This clown name is inspired by the sound of a sneeze.
Buttercup: An English-inspired name meaning a yellow wildflower.
Binky: This is a clown name inspired by a baby’s toy or dummy.
Calamity: A disastrous clown.
Chubby: A cute name for a clown who is big and heavy.
Coco: This girly clown name is inspired by the chocolate bean.
Candy: Inspired by a candy; sweet and sticky.
Daisy: This lady clown is named after the daisy flower.
Cupcake: Sweet and happy.
Daffy: This means silly; a clown is named Daffy for her silly stunts.
Dimple: Represents joy and happiness.
Giggles: Suits a happy giggling clown.
Smeraldina: This cute clown name means bright greenstone.
Harley Quinn: Named after a character from the movie ‘Batman’.
Luna: This clown name is inspired by the Spanish name for the moon, Luna.
Sunshine: She lights up the place because her name is inspired by the sun.
Molly: Inspired by an American name for an illicit drug.
Wally: A clown name for one who acts foolishly.
Digger: A gold digging clown.
Gogo: A clown name inspired by a style of dance called gogo.
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Dumpling: A clown name inspired by the tasty dish.
Lollypop: A clown name that is given to one who is sweet in nature.
Pumpkin: Apart from the plant, the name means ‘sweetheart.’
Lala: Cute clown name meaning tulip.
Koko: The clown name comes from the word cuckoo’s figurative use, meaning crazy.
Lucky: This clown name means fortunate. Perfect for a lucky lady clown.
Jojo: This clown name is inspired by the American name for girls born on Monday.
Noodles: Apart from the dish, the name also means stupid and is a perfect clown name for one who acts silly.
Pickles: This cute clown name is inspired by’ pickles’s delicacy.
Here are some more cute female clown names:
Good clown names
- Bam Bam
- Boom Boom
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- Boom Boom
- Bim Bam
Scary clown names
This is for your scary clowns. The stuff of nightmares, if that is your cup of tea:
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Famous clown names
Below are some of the famous clowns in our culture that have hugely influenced the loving and hating of clowns. They are the main inspiration in the creation of modern clown games:
Pennywise: This is one of the scariest clown characters in history. He is the main character in the horror movie classic ‘IT’.
Ronald McDonald: You must admit that the clown character representing the fast-food chain is really scary. This clown character was created by Willard Scott.
Grock: This clown is remembered as the original clown, aka King of clowns. He performed in the circus as an acrobat since 1903.
Bozo: This was a very popular clown created to entertain young children and was featured in several television programs. The name originates from as early as the 1920s.
Lou Jacob: Performed as a clown in the circus for more than 60 years.
Krusty: This is the clown in the popular comedy show ‘the Simpsons.
The Joker: In the Batman movies, the joker was Batman’s worst nightmare and freakishly evil clown with a burst of laughter that would send chills down your spine.
- Bam Bam
Clown names for boys
Here is a list of clown names for boys with their meanings:
Alfie: The name means ‘wise.’
Auguste: This is a clown name with a German origin meaning ‘majestic.’
Badin: Inspired from an Arabic origin, this clown name means light-hearted.
Bobo: It simply means to be stupid or crazy.
Chester: This is an old English name meaning fortress or camp.
Eckles: Another word for a woodpecker.
Dumpty: Remember the nursery rhyme Humpty dumpty? The egg-shaped character inspires this clown’s name.
Glitterbug: Simply means ‘a handsome man’.
Ernie: This German clown name means serious.
Hano: This is a Japanese-inspired clown name meaning ‘leafy field.’
KnickKnack: This clown name is very popular and means a decorated object.
Loppy: Means awkward.
Jester: Clown name means someone with amusing stories.
Patches: It is an English name meaning to have huge differences from others.
Shalimar: is a clown name meaning the place of love.
Pierrot: This is the French word for a clown.
Waldo: Means having God’s power.
Shorty: Means a short person and can be given to a short clown.
Skip: This is an American sea captain.
Jimbo: Nickname for Jim and a great clown name.
Happy; Clown name given to a joyful clown.
Smarty Pants: This is a perfect clown name for someone with clever pranks.
Smiley: This is the clown name for one who can give you nightmares with their weird grin.
Toodles: Means goodbye. Perfect for an evil clown name.
Yoyo: Chinese inspired clown name meaning friendly
Evidently, clowns are here to stay with us. Whether they will be good clowns to entertain the kids or the freaky ones we run away from, we are used to their clowning, which makes clown characters in games so appealing.
Choose one or multiple names in the exclusive list above if you have multiple clown characters.