109 Best Minecraft Tool Names (Listed by Tool Type)

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Minecraft has grown from a small game created in six days to one of the most popular games worldwide, with over 100 million active players.

Tools allow Minecraft players to gather materials more efficiently and complete tasks like fishing, farming, mining, and crafting within the game.

Throughout the game, you can obtain tools by crafting — mixing certain “ingredients” (like steel, planks, and iron ingots) to create new tools.

You aren’t required to name your tools in Minecraft, but creating cool names can add more fun to the game and make your experience more unique.

We list more than 100 tool name ideas below (broken down by tool type).

Scroll past the list to find our tips for choosing the best tool names!

Axes

  1. Lumberjack
  2. Earthsplitter
  3. Woodpecker
  4. Forestbane
  5. Splinter
  6. Night’s Edge
  7. Treefeller
  8. The Warden
  9. Sentinel
  10. Rusty Chopper
  11. The Oracle
  12. Knightfall
  13. Chop Chop
  14. Midnight
  15. Piece Maker
  16. Wicked Chopper

Bows

  1. Drawback
  2. Whisperwind
  3. Doomsday
  4. Longshot
  5. Air Strike
  6. Bow Exotic:
    a play on Joe Exotic from “Tiger King”
  7. Shooting Star
  8. Skyblast
  9. The Skewer
  10. Bowzerk
  11. Pew Pew
  12. Sticks and Strings
  13. Blazing Redemption
  14. Tempest
  15. David Bowie
  16. Backbiter
  17. Whirlwind
  18. Unbowlievable
  19. American Sniper

Fishing Rods

  1. Fish Stick
  2. Luck of the Sea
  3. Catcher
  4. Lady Luck
  5. Shellraiser
  6. Captain Hook
  7. Lucky Catch
  8. Reel Deal
  9. Tangled Angler
  10. BassMaster 3000
  11. Lure I
  12. Roddy
  13. Big Reel:
    a play on “big deal”
  14. Quick Catch
  15. Finding Nemo
  16. Reeler

Pickaxes

  1. Fortune
  2. Stonebreaker
  3. Fool’s Fortune
  4. Ol’ Rusty
  5. Le Pick
  6. Maxaxe
  7. Ancient Shatterer
  8. Smooth Operator
  9. Lil Digger
  10. Velvet Miner
  11. Stone Slicer
  12. Earthmover
  13. Fortunate Son
  14. Ore Obliterator
  15. Don’t Mine Me:
    a play on “don’t mind me”
  16. Miner
  17. Fakeaxe
  18. Toothpick

Shovels

  1. Scoop Dogg:
    a reference to Snoop Dogg
  2. Gravedigger
  3. Darth Spader
  4. Big Spoon
  5. Scoopie
  6. Groundbreaker
  7. Digs McGee
  8. Super Scoop
  9. Unearther
  10. Excavator
  11. Burrows
  12. Graveyard
  13. Pooper Scooper
  14. Super Spoon
  15. Ace of Spades

Swords

  1. Excalibur:
    King Arthur’s sword
  2. Reckoning
  3. Valkyrie
  4. Rather Sharp Stick
  5. Honedge:
    named after the “Pokemon” character
  6. Lament
  7. Guillotine
  8. The Stake
  9. Ragespike
  10. Demon Edge
  11. Godsend
  12. Stormbringer
  13. Firebrand
  14. Reaper
  15. Wrath
  16. The Big Knife
  17. Fate
  18. Severance
  19. Ghostwalker
  20. Darkness
  21. Limb’s End
  22. Shadowsteel
  23. The Amputator
  24. Pointy Stick
  25. Slicer

How to Choose the Best Minecraft Tool Names

Keep the following tips in mind when choosing names for your Minecraft tools:

  • Choose a theme. Sticking with one theme for all of your tools can make it easier to choose names. For example, you might select silly, literal names for all of your tools — “Pointy Stick” for a sword, “Groundbreaker” for a shovel, etc.
  • Tap into your sense of humor. Choosing light-hearted names that make you laugh can make Minecraft even more fun. Depending on what you find funny, you can choose a name that’s quirky, sarcastic, ironic, or punny.
  • Think of the tool’s features. Minecraft has various tools and upgrades, each of which serves a different purpose within the game. The tool’s use and features can give you a starting point for the perfect name. For example, different pickaxes can mine materials at different speeds, so you might want a name that reflects the speed if you have an ultra-fast pickaxe.