Facebook Group Name Ideas

Feb 07, 2019

Are you launching or re-branding a Facebook Group? The name of the Facebook Group can make all the difference in the success of your group. And that is why I wanted to walk you through how to come up with the perfect name for your Facebook Group, plus 73 Facebook Group Name Ideas!

How long can a Facebook Group Name be?

Boohoo, a Facebook Group name can only be 75 characters long. Take this into account when brainstorming Facebook Group Name Ideas, because this is not a lot of space! And this makes it extra important to really think about your name. So let's dive into how to create the perfect name for your group:


What makes a good Facebook Group Name?

A Facebook Group name can only be short (more on that below), yet a good name does quite a few things. Here’s a checklist for your fabulous Facebook Group Name:

1. The name creates a community feeling

A Facebook Group is not only about you and your products and services. The group members make the group, it is a community! If your group is a real community, a place where people connect, your members will love hanging out in your Facebook Group. And they will come back to it over and over again. And that starts with the Facebook Group name. So I recommend you add a word that means “community” in the name. To help with that, I've listed 73 different ways to say community a bit further on in this post.

2. The name is searchable- search engine friendly

Many people search for groups on Facebook by using the search bar, so make sure to include words in the name that your ideal group members would actually use when they search for a group like yours. Many people joined my previous group for example because they found it through the Facebook search when they looked for “e-commerce”, which was part of the name.

Let's say you have  group about eco-friendly lifestyle, then it would make sense to add "eco-friendly" or "green" or "sustainable" or... to the name, so that when people actively search for eco-friendly groups, your group shows up. 

3. It weeds out the people you do NOT want in the group, and it attracts the RIGHT people.

A very general name attracts a very general crowd (believe me, I’ve been there), as well as “Group Addicts”, people who just join tons of groups on a certain topic. You don’t want that, because you want the RIGHT people in your group.

Here's why having only the right people in your group is so important: Facebook's algorithm looks at the percentage of people in your group that are actually active (liking, commenting, posting), and uses that percentage to decide to how many group members it will show your content on their wall, and to how many new potential members it will suggest your group. Having only relevant people in the group will increase this percentage and this will massively increase the engagement in the group as well as the potential growth speed of your group, and therefore in the end the success of your group! So make sure to have a Facebook Group name that attracts only your perfect people.

4. The name contains a benefit

It makes it clear why potential members should join, what will they learn / do / experience in the group, and why should they care? For example if your group is called "runners", it is not as clear why people need to join as when it's called "Your first 5k | runners community". And when your group is called "sustainable living", it is less clear what people will get out of it, then if it's called something like "Sustainable living tribe | House decorating & Eco-friendly cleaning" (Just making something up here as an example of course).

So make sure your potential group member understand what they will get from joining the group.

5. The name stands out

A good group name is different from all the other group names out there. It brings excitement! A great name will make people more excited to join, which will increase the chance that they will engage. A different name will also make people remember your group and find your group. 

So make sure to do some research on the names of similar groups and choose something that is different. You can find similar groups by going to the Facebook Search bar and then filtering for groups.


Facebook Group Name Generator

So when you put the 5 steps I explained above into a formula, you will end up with this:

  1. For whom
  2. A word that explains community (see below)
  3. Benefit of joining
  4. Keywords
  5. & all of this in an original and creative way!

If you are looking for synonyms or creative words, then the Powerthesaurus is a fabulous tool to help you find just the right word for your Facebook Group Name.


73 Facebook Group ideas for a community

Below you can find 73 Facebook Group name ideas for the first item in my little list above: the part where you make sure people understand it is a COMMUNITY.

Here are 73 creative ways to say “group” or “tribe”, woohoo!

  1. Club
  2. Member Club
  3. Membership
  4. Posse
  5. Clan
  6. Dynasty
  7. Hive
  8. Nest
  9. Union
  10. Movement
  11. Cohort
  12. Rat pack
  13. Syndicate
  14. House hold
  15. Society
  16. House
  17. Coffee bar
  18. Lounge
  19. Empire
  20. Union
  21. Nation
  22. World of…
  23. Jungle
  24. Zoo
  25. Ground
  26. Section
  27. Enclage
  28. Kingdom
  29. Domain
  30. Friends of
  31. Association
  32. Community
  33. Commune
  34. Quarter
  35. Territory
  36. Center
  37. Neighborhood
  38. District
  39. Ward
  40. Area
  41. Zone
  42. Orbit
  43. Land
  44. Home Park
  45. Neck of the woods
  46. Backyard
  47. Locality
  48. Vicinity
  49. Clique
  50. Crowd
  51. Club
  52. Troop
  53. Hood
  54. Turf
  55. Family
  56. Folk
  57. Gang
  58. Mob
  59. Squad
  60. Crew
  61. Party
  62. Fraternity
  63. Sisterhood
  64. Battalion
  65. Circle
  66. Ring
  67. Fleet
  68. Tree
  69. Brigade
  70. Platoon
  71. League
  72. Cell
  73. Assembly

That’s it, 73 name ideas for your tribe or community! Did I miss any? Feel free to add them in the comments! 

It's not easy, I know, but cracking the name can make all the difference! And that's why I offer a FREE 30 minute Facebook Group Rescue Call. During this call, we can discuss your most important questions regarding your Facebook Group, such as coming up with the perfect name for your group.


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