Top 173 Funny & Cool Walkie Talkie Code Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

Close-up of a walkie talkie, or two-way portable radio

Walkie talkie code names trace their origins to the military. Military code names go at least as far back as World War I, when the Allies used code names to reference governments, cities, meeting places, and influential figures.

They’re also inspired by CB radio handles, which emerged when the popularity of the radios skyrocketed in the 1970s.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required licenses for people to operate radios and set strict regulations for things like antenna height, transmission distance, and call signs.[1]

Radio users weren’t too fond of these rules, so they used code names in part to hide their identities and stay under the FCC’s radar.[1]

As the popularity of these radios continued to grow, movies like “Convoy” and “Smokey and the Bandit” inspired truck drivers, tinkerers, and radio enthusiasts to create handles of their own.

Whether you’re using two-way radios for work, having fun with friends/family, or staying in touch with your fellow adventurers during outdoor excursions, we have more the list of walkie talkie code name ideas to choose from below!

Plus, scroll past the list for our code name generator and tips on how to create your own code name.

Funny & Cool Walkie Talkie Code Names

  1. Up
    27
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    Blackout

  2. Up
    30
    Down
    ::

    Ghost Rider

  3. Up
    26
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    Phoenix

  4. Up
    17
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    Reaper

  5. Up
    22
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    Black Mamba

  6. Up
    13
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    Bandit

  7. Up
    18
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    Desert Fox

  8. Up
    15
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    Ace

  9. Up
    9
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    Taffy

  10. Up
    7
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    Phantom

  11. Up
    6
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    Rocky

  12. Up
    3
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    Flounder

  13. Up
    6
    Down
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    Fury

  14. Up
    14
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    Toe Jam

  15. Up
    7
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    Groot

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” reference

  16. Up
    7
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    Ghost

  17. Up
    11
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    Cobra

  18. Up
    6
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    Bengal

    as in Bengal tiger

  19. Up
    8
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    Ice Man

  20. Up
    6
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    Halo

  21. Up
    7
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    Skywalker

    “Star Wars” reference

  22. Up
    6
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    Dragon

  23. Up
    5
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    Mad Max

  24. Up
    7
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    Candy Cane

  25. Up
    4
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    Iron Man

    Marvel reference

  26. Up
    4
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    Mantis

  27. Up
    4
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    Armadillo

  28. Up
    7
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    Maverick

  29. Up
    7
    Down
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    Badger

  30. Up
    5
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    Chopper

  31. Up
    5
    Down
    ::

    Obi-Wan

    “Star Wars” reference

  32. Up
    5
    Down
    ::

    Bilbo

    “The Hobbit” reference

  33. Up
    6
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    ::

    Wolverine

  34. Up
    6
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    Optimus Prime

    “Transformers” reference

  35. Up
    4
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    ::

    Saint

  36. Up
    4
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    Chaos

  37. Up
    4
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    T-Rex

  38. Up
    4
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    Bullfrog

  39. Up
    4
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    Desert Flower

  40. Up
    4
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    Landbird

  41. Up
    4
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    Bumblebee

  42. Up
    4
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    Jaguar

  43. Up
    5
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    Daffodil

  44. Up
    3
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    Popeye

  45. Up
    3
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    Wombat

  46. Up
    3
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    Raider

  47. Up
    3
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    Saber

  48. Up
    3
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    Kraken

  49. Up
    4
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    Snakebite

  50. Up
    4
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    Spider

  51. Up
    4
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    Star-Lord

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” reference

  52. Up
    4
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    Cave Dog

  53. Up
    4
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    Warhammer

  54. Up
    4
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    Big Bird

  55. Up
    4
    Down
    ::

    Smurfette

  56. Up
    3
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    ::

    McFly

    “Back to the Future” reference

  57. Up
    3
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    Boss

  58. Up
    3
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    Potter

    “Harry Potter” reference

  59. Up
    3
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    Firecracker

  60. Up
    3
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    Mama Bear

  61. Up
    3
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    Navigator

  62. Up
    3
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    Zombie

  63. Up
    3
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    Legolas

    “Lord of the Rings” reference

  64. Up
    2
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    ::

    Professor

  65. Up
    2
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    Lunch Lady

  66. Up
    2
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    Joker

  67. Up
    2
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    Cougar

  68. Up
    2
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    Pixie

  69. Up
    2
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    Snoopy

  70. Up
    2
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    Captain

  71. Up
    2
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    ::

    Walker

  72. Up
    2
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    Panda

  73. Up
    2
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    Eagle

  74. Up
    2
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    Thunderbolt

  75. Up
    2
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    Big Bang

  76. Up
    2
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    ::

    Sharky

  77. Up
    2
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    ::

    Vulture

  78. Up
    2
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    ::

    Knock-Knock

  79. Up
    2
    Down
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    Yoda

    “Star Wars” reference

  80. Up
    2
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    ::

    Snowman

  81. Up
    2
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    ::

    Tatochip

  82. Up
    2
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    Dirtbike

  83. Up
    2
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    ::

    Cherry Bomb

  84. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Gandalf

    “Lord of the Rings” reference

  85. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Buffalo Bill

  86. Up
    1
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    ::

    Voodoo

  87. Up
    1
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    Vader

    “Star Wars” reference

  88. Up
    1
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    Ruby

  89. Up
    1
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    ::

    Howler

  90. Up
    1
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    ::

    Gorilla

  91. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Turtle

  92. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Grumble

  93. Up
    1
    Down
    ::

    Gollum

    “Lord of the Rings” reference

  94. Up
    1
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    ::

    Edna Mode

    “The Incredibles” reference

  95. Up
    1
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    ::

    Laser

  96. Up
    1
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    ::

    Sunburn

  97. Up
    1
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    ::

    Rawhide

  98. Up
    1
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    Dumpling

  99. Up
    1
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    ::

    Tweety Bird

  100. Up
    0
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    Brainiac

  101. Up
    0
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    Papa Smurf

  102. Up
    0
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    Pappy

  103. Up
    0
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    Cyclone

  104. Up
    -1
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    ::

    Booger

  105. Up
    0
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    ::

    Katniss

    “The Hunger Games” reference

  106. Up
    -1
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    ::

    Growler

  107. Up
    0
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    ::

    Ripper

  108. Up
    -1
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    ::

    Moonchild

  109. Up
    -1
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    ::

    Inbetweener

  110. Up
    -4
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    ::

    Peaches

  111. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Raptor

  112. Up
    0
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    ::

    Wingnut

  113. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Terminator

  114. Up
    0
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    ::

    Baby Bird

  115. Up
    0
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    ::

    Needlenose

  116. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Electric Eel

  117. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Hooter

  118. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Goose

  119. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Little Lucky

  120. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Banjo

  121. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Baldy

  122. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Sass

  123. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Gingerbread

  124. Up
    -4
    Down
    ::

    Blinker

  125. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Godzilla

  126. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    King Kong

  127. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Blondie

  128. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Tumbleweed

  129. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Buster

  130. Up
    0
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    ::

    Scrappy

  131. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Zig-Zag

  132. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Solo

  133. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Groundhog

  134. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Jawbone

  135. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Rabbit

  136. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Locust

  137. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Goliath

  138. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Cactus

  139. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Mammoth

  140. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Hornet

  141. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Rookie

  142. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Butcher

  143. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Porky

  144. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Tex Mex

  145. Up
    -3
    Down
    ::

    Batman

  146. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Critter

  147. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Bully

  148. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Eyesore

  149. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Ghoul

  150. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Twitch

  151. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Titan

  152. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Jupiter

  153. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Pebbles

  154. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Steam

  155. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Budget

  156. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Hubcap

  157. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Gumshoe

  158. Up
    -3
    Down
    ::

    Bingo

  159. Up
    -3
    Down
    ::

    Brawler

  160. Up
    -4
    Down
    ::

    Woody

  161. Up
    -4
    Down
    ::

    Hero

  162. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Goody

  163. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Neo

    “The Matrix” reference

  164. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    The Dude

    “The Big Lebowski” reference

  165. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Chowder

  166. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Coleslaw

  167. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Maximus

    “Gladiator” reference

  168. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Boomer

  169. Up
    -1
    Down
    ::

    Bueller

    “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” reference

  170. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Road Hog

  171. Up
    0
    Down
    ::

    Narwhal

  172. Up
    -2
    Down
    ::

    Froggy

  173. Up
    -4
    Down
    ::

    Sapphire

Walkie Talkie Code Name Generator

How to Create Your Own Walkie Talkie Code Name

Keep the following tips in mind if you’d prefer to create your own walkie talkie code name rather than choosing from our list:

  • Choose a two-syllable word or phrase. Your code name doesn’t necessarily have to be two syllables, but words and phrases of that length tend to work well. Your name will be short, catchy, and easy to remember if you limit it to two syllables.
  • Get inspiration from popular culture. Just like the Convoy-inspired CB handles of yesteryear, you can get inspiration from movies, television shows, and songs. You can borrow a code name from a fictional trucker or military service member or create a code name based on your other favorite characters and stories. Examples from our list include “Gandalf” and “Katniss.”
  • Turn to nature for ideas. Animals, in particular, can be great inspiration for code names! Choose your favorite animal, one that has fascinating symbolism, or one that just sounds cool as a code name.
  • Let your friends or colleagues decide. There’s always a risk that you won’t like your nickname if you choose this option, but the best code names are given, not chosen. You’ll see this often in the military — people will receive code names based on one of their defining features or a memorable incident. For example, someone might get the nickname “Tex” for having a thick Texas accent.

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