The first fraternity to use Greek letter names to distinguish itself was formed in 1776.
Phi Beta Kappa was created as a men’s society dedicated to fellowship and the pursuit of education.
Today, there are tens of thousands of fraternities and sororities in the U.S.
The vast majority have followed the example of Phi Beta Kappa in naming their organization with letters from the Greek alphabet.
While fraternities are known for serving in their communities and sharing a brotherhood that can last a lifetime, they’re also known for having a lot of fun!
Whether you’re already a frat brother, a group of guys looking to name a club, or forming your own fraternity, you might enjoy coming up with a hilarious name for your crew.
Below, we have the list of over 40 funny fraternity names, plus a few tips for creating your own.
Alpha Delta Alpha Rho and a play on “asap”
Sigma Rho Iota Kappa and an alternate spelling of “epic”
Eta Theta Tau
Kappa Alpha Gamma and an alternate spelling of “car”
Nu Omicron Eva
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Iota Theta Nu Sigma
Sigma Tau Alpha Gamma
Beta Epsilon Sigma Tau
Mu Xi Nu
Zeta Alpha Rho
Upsilon Alpha Upsilon
Kappa Theta Theta Iota and alternate spelling of “cool”
Beta Gamma Upsilon Eta, pronounced “bruh”
Alpha Omicron Kappa
Zeta Epsilon Nu
Eta Omicron Rho Epsilon
Beta Alpha Nu Kappa
Beta Alpha Mu
Rho Theta Rho
Kappa Alpha Delta Eta and an alternate spelling of “cash”
Psi Sigma Alpha Tau and a play on “yeah”
Alpha Chi Sigma
Alpha Gamma Tau and a play on “art’
Beta Gamma Beta and a play on “be right back”
Epsilon Tau Alpha
Rho Alpha Upsilon
Eta Iota Delta and a play on “his”
Tau Iota Mu Sigma
Eta Xi Alpha Tau and a play on “heat”
Omega Iota Tau and a play on “wit”
Alpha Mu Rho
Iota Theta Theta Tau and a play on “loot”
Sigma Rho Alpha Gamma and a play on “spar”
Kappa Sigma Sigma Nu
Omicron Nu Upsilon Chi
Delta Iota Upsilon and a play on “sly”
Gamma Iota Sigma Kappa and a play on “risk”
Delta Kappa Psi
Iota Kappa Theta Nu and an alternate spelling of “icon”
Sigma Rho Upsilon
Alpha Rho Rho
Nu Epsilon Omega and a play on “new”
Iota Iota Tau
Beta Theta Theta and a play on “boo”
Omega Alpha Gamma and a play on “war”
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How to Create a Funny Fraternity Name
Personalities can vary from one group to the next, like day and night, so you may want to create your own funny name.
Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you brainstorm.
- Choose an acronym that represents your group. This can be a struggle since the Greek alphabet is limited, so you may want to misspell a word to fit your needs. For example, you can use a lowercase “l” instead of “I” to represent “Iota,” or use the Theta symbol (Θ) to represent the letter “o.” Since the name is meant to be funny, you don’t necessarily need to follow the rules of spelling and grammar!
- Take inspiration from your school. This could be through the school mascot or your town/state name. Another idea is to take inspiration from a favorite school subject or an extracurricular activity you all have in common.
- Make it a group project. When deciding on a group name, it’s a lot easier if everyone’s opinions are included. That way you have maximum creativity on your side and everyone gets a say in the final decision.
- What’s your purpose? If yours is a group that focuses on a love for music or volunteers at the local animal shelter, use that as part of your funny fraternity name. Even if there isn’t a specific purpose or goal for getting together, there’s always something you can find in common that may be helpful.