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Clown Name Generator & Guide

With a fanfare—and a good helping of confetti—the clown burst onto the stage. Immediately the children began cheering, crowding together to watch. “Behold! Giggles McGee is here to entertain!” bellowed the red-nosed superstar.

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Tiny Terror

Lollipop Larry

Mama Monster

Mister Tickles

Bag Headman

Billie Buttercup

Grumpy Grouch

Pierrott the Clown

Mister Funhouse

Molly Red Nose

Daisy Duke

Flower Petals

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From birthday parties to carnivals to crowded concert halls, clowns have an enduring and wide-reaching appeal. Their antics are always welcome and never fail to elicit a good laugh.

Clowns always pick a stage name, which is used both to promote their act and to set the stage for their performance, often hinting at their specialities.

Good Clown Names

The best clown names sound silly to say, using rhymes or alliteration. They will often incorporate some element of the clown’s act, like candy, juggling, or good old jokes.

  • Gogo Glitter
  • Flower Petals
  • Jingle Joe
  • Trixie Sweets
  • Lollipop Larry
  • Bongo the Clown
  • Chubby Chuckles
  • Banana Nose

Knick Knack

A carnie in a traveling summer fair, he could switch from entertaining kids to running sideshow scams to trick parents out of their money.

  • Gale Gigglesnort
  • Kermit Klutz
  • Stiches the Clown
  • Franny Frown
  • Billy Boopsie
  • Crazy Ollie

Tweety Pie

Master of birds, her magic act involving the disappearing parakeet was so popular it kept her schedule booked solid for years.

  • Boomboom Echo
  • Grumpy Grouch
  • Dinky Ditso
  • Bonbon Bob

Scary Clown Names

Coulrophobia—the fear of clowns—is very common, and so scary clowns have become a staple of horror media.

  • Cackling Jack
  • Binky Bileface
  • Mildred Maggotbone
  • Spyke Gigglez
  • Punchy McPunchface
  • Elvis Evil
  • Bernie Bloodclot
  • Rotting Ricky

Weeping Willy

After falling into a depression when he was fired from the circus, this clown went on a killing spree that lasted for a decade.

  • Fiendish Patches
  • Bag Headman
  • Scare Crow
  • Cotton Candy Killer
  • Bitter Kandy
  • Mister Funhouse
  • Bozo Bloodbath

Mama Monster

Many children who went to visit her act mysteriously vanished, chained up in her basement as she collected kids for her surrogate family.

  • Tiny Terror
  • Laughy McLaugherson
  • Franny Frown

Famous Clown Names

Many clowns have become famous for their exploits, some as renowned comedians and some for taking a twisted approach to clowning around.

  • Red Skelton
  • Krusty the Clown
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Mister Bozo
  • Slim Pickens
  • Doink the Clown
  • Pennywise
  • Buster Keaton

Jigsaw the Clown

Trying to mix vigilante justice with humor, he only succeeded in torturing the criminals he imprisoned, which he came to take pleasure in.

  • Harley Quinn
  • Pinhead
  • Mister Tumble
  • Pogo the Clown
  • The Joker
  • Soupy Sales

Pee-Wee Herman

More than just a clown, he was also an accomplished film star, musician, puppeteer, and writer, which earned him numerous accolades.

  • Wavy Gravy
  • Patch Adams
  • Mister Noodle
  • Pennypacker

Funny Clown Names

At the end of the day, clowns are meant to be funny and entertaining. Having a funny name is just one more way to make someone smile.

  • Loopy Lulu
  • Skippy the Clown
  • Heckles the Hobo
  • Daisy Doodles
  • Chocko the Clown
  • Billie Buttercup
  • Twinkles the Troubador
  • Wally Wiggles

Chuckles the Clown

The innovator of the famous “stink pellet” gag, he found his popularity dropping ever lower whenever he performed in crowded rooms.

  • Mister Dumbo
  • Delilah Dimples
  • Jumbo the Clown
  • Glitterbug Gal
  • Dazzles the Clown
  • Kranky Kaz
  • Loose Pantalones

Popcorn Dust

Employed by a movie theater, she was in charge of cheering up children who were crying during a film and being disruptive.

  • Scruffy Scotty
  • Topsy the Clown
  • Mister Tickles

Have any of these clown names tickled your funny bone? A good clown needs a good name to get their audience in a good mood. If you liked this article, let us know in the comments below and share it with your friends!

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Liam Blackley
I'm passionate about telling stories as a DM and I get a thrill from worldbuilding. Inviting players into these made up worlds that somehow still feel vibrant and alive is incredible, and Codex Nomina is a way to extend that invitation to more people.

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