It can be pretty fun giving nicknames to teachers in your school – whether you like them, hate them, or enjoy pointing out just how much they obsess over one thing, like giving out homework.
While I don’t remember many nicknames being thrown around in my high school, I do remember there being a number of class clowns and funny guys who would imitate certain teachers, and this was always ridiculously amusing.
There was one teacher who never stopped coughing. She had a ridiculously prevalent smoker-like cough, although she never smoked, and so sometimes my classmates would cough obnoxiously, way more exaggerated than any of her coughs ever got to be, to mimic her at lunch time.
We had another teacher who was ridiculous in her mannerisms and did really strange things like throw chalk at students and wipe chalkboard dust on the back of her daily uniform of an always-black skirt.
It was pretty hilarious watching the class clown imitate her almost immediately after she stepped out of the room.
She also had a way of scolding one kid in our class that sounded like a mom scolding a child, and this way of saying his name stuck and eventually became a class joke.
The funny thing is, that latter teacher, I actually quite liked a lot. But that didn’t make any of the poking fun at any less amusing to me.
It might have been a coping mechanism for the class clown, or a lot of the other students who thought (and rightly so) that she was quite stern and too much of a strict type teacher, but I think this kind of poking fun made her feel less scary to everyone in the class, which is a good thing.
I think it also, oddly enough, helped the majority of us concentrate more in her class – you know, for fodder for jokes for the joke-tellers, but also so we wouldn’t miss out on anything the joke-tellers would later imitate if we were not the joke-telling types in the class. Never a dull moment.
I actually almost wish we made up nicknames for these and many of the other teachers we sat in school with, day-in, day-out. It’s possible we did have some nicknames, and I’ve just forgotten them.
I’m sure if I asked old classmates, they would know. Either way, we didn’t give out nicknames anywhere near what likely would’ve been the most fun to do.
I don’t think nicknames have to have a mean edge to them. I don’t think they have to be particularly cutting, they could just as equally be ironic or incredibly nice and pleasant and still be fun to give.
We had a favourite teacher or two over the years, and if we’d given these nicknames as well, that would’ve been pretty fun.
One history teacher who everyone loved because he was such a nice guy with such a fun style of teaching stands out in my memory as someone who was quite deserving of a nice nickname. Maybe “Teach” would’ve done or some twist on his last name – Jones – like “Indiana” – would probably have been nice.
Either way, lost opportunity that if you’re here, you’re probably not going to miss since you’re actively looking for teachers’ nicknames for your own teachers!
If you’re here and you happen to already have a teacher or two (or a slew of them!) nicknamed, please oh please share your nicknames in the comments down below!
I and everyone else who stumbles across this article would love to read your already-delved-out nicknames.
I’d also love to know if these are nicknames you’ve created or someone else in your class? Someone years back at your school?
As well as who uses these nicknames – is it your friend group? Your entire grade? Your entire high school for multiple generations? Please take a moment to share in the comments below!
And if you have any teacher nickname recommendations, whether you thought them up yourself or heard of them, please take a moment to leave them in the comments down below as well.
I’m sure everyone who comes across this article looking for naming tips will be thankful.
Nickname Ideas for a Teacher, or Multiple Teachers, at Your School
Funny Nicknames for Teachers
These are some of the funniest nicknames for teachers I’ve seen circulating around the web as nicknames kids have given to teachers.
Most of them are a little mean or a little cutting – definitely not given to your favourite teachers, but ones you think are lazy, mean, crazy, or boring.
I think there’s a lot of room for creativity in this department, and while this list is pretty good, I think there’s plenty of room for a lot of funny nicknames that are even more hilarious than the ones on this list to pop up, so please do let me know if you or your friends have thought up any funny names for teachers that belong on this list.
Chances are if you have a really good one, someone else is likely to steal it and use it as a nickname for one of their least favourite teachers.
- Monotone Jim
- Clank (the w**k)
- Mr./Mrs. Double Chin
- Mr./Mrs. AK47
- Mr./Mrs. Pepa
- The Donald
- Mr./Mrs. Danger
Nicknames for Good & Well-Liked/Loved Teachers
If you really love a particular teacher and want a good nickname for him or her, you’re looking for a completely different type of nickname than those looking for funny nicknames typically are.
There’s no doubt when you call a teacher one of the following names that this teacher is a good one – that you love their style of teaching, their classes make you happy to be in, or they’re just all-round an awesome, good person and you’d like to highlight that in a name you give to them.
Again, these names are ones others have stated they used or recommended across the web.
My personal favourite is probably “Teach,” as I love it when kids call their teachers “Teach” and if I were a teacher, I’d be super happy for a student to call me that. I think it’s short, sweet, cute, not too cheesy, and shows respect while also highlighting the specialness of that teacher.
Are there other good ones in the list? Yes, but they’re more dependent on a teacher’s personality for the most part.
Like “Mrs. Sweetie” which is cute for an adorable, affable, loving teacher. Or “Teddy” for a ridiculously warm male teacher who you think of as a teddy bear.
“Mr. Positivity” is also a super-specific name that works for teachers who are incredibly good at keeping class spirits high. And then there’s “The Favourite,” which I feel is a good name for a teacher who absolutely everyone adores.
Let me know if you have more ideas for nicknames for good teachers in the comments. I’m sure everyone looking for a good nickname for a teacher they love would be happy to hear your ideas as well!
- Mr./Mrs. Wonderful
- Mr./Mrs. Cutie Pie
- Mr./Mrs. Incredible
- Mr./Mrs. Inspiration
- Mr./Mrs. Positivity
- The Favourite
- Mr./Mrs. Sweetie
- Mr./Mrs. Favie
Nicknames for Wise Teachers
There are teachers out there who are not necessarily your favourites because they’re really cute, sweet, or just regular amazing people, but who are so wise and inspiring that they’re essentially what teachers aught to be.
A lot of times I find that if you end up with a teacher like this, if you’re bad at or hate a subject, you don’t really hate it so much and actually are a lot better at it after being in a class with them.
And if you already liked the subject they teach, they may just tip you over the edge into wanting to go into that particular field when you grow up and go to university.
They sure do make an impact, so if you’re looking for a good name for one of these wise teachers cause you have one in your life, take a moment to appreciate how lucky you are to be in their class. If only more teachers were like them.
- Mr. Keating / O captain, my captain (from the movie Dead Poet’s Society)
- Mr. Feeny (from the TV show Boy Meets World)
- Coach Carter (from the movie Coach Carter)
Nicknames for Bad, Disliked, &/or Annoying Teachers
If you really hate or are annoyed by a specific teacher and can’t even be arsed to give them a funny nickname – you just want something that explains how negatively you feel about them in a single nickname, this is the category for you.
There are teachers that are effective insofar as they can teach, but manage to suck the fun and happiness out of a class no matter what, and for these teachers I think “Mrs. Kill Joy” or “Scrooge” would do quite nicely.
A lot of people seem to have come up with nicknames that really illustrate why a specific teacher is annoying. If you have a teacher that constantly tells kids to “shut it,” for instance, “Mr. Shut It” works quite well.
If you have a teacher that literally never stops talking about things that have nothing to do with the class, “Mrs. Talk-a-Lot” or “Ms. Chit Chat” work really well.
There are surely plenty of other annoying quirks that can become inspiration for a good name for a bad/annoying/infuriating teacher. Take a moment to share these quirks in the comments below, and if you have a nickname idea that reflects them, share that as well.
- Mr./Mrs. Kill Joy
- Mr./Mrs. Cringe
- Mr./Mrs. Always Gives Homework
- Mr./Mrs. DoYourHomework
- Mr./Mrs. Blah Blah
- Mr./Mrs. Talk-a-Lot
- Mr./Mrs. Chit Chat
- Mr./Mrs. No One Cares
- Mr./Mrs. Shut It
- Mr./Mrs. Big Turd
Nicknames for Fun Teachers
Love your teacher because he or she somehow manages to be the life of the classroom, always bringing up the mood and keeping things light?
Hopefully one of the following nicknames for fun teachers will be a good fit.
Hate the idea of a fun teacher because it can just be way too much energy for someone like you to handle in a classroom? I think “Mrs. Extrovert” is the perfect nickname for someone who has a fun teacher, but can’t stand it because it’s too much.
- Mr./Mrs. Party
- Mr./Mrs. Extrovert
- Dewey Finn (from the movie School of Rock)
Nicknames for Strict & Demanding Teachers
There are teachers who are so bossy you can’t possibly overlook this about them – even if they are good at what they do.
And for those teachers, depending on how bossy, strict, demanding, and just over the top crazy they are, you might want a nickname that illustrates that in a way that’s to the point.
Hopefully, one of these nicknames will be a good fit, but if not, you might get some ideas that will lead you to the perfect nickname for your strict and demanding teacher.
If you happen to think of a name that isn’t on this list, or happen to like a particular name and think it works for your bossy teacher, take to the comments and leave those names below.
- Witchy Woman
- King Pin
- Big Enchilada
- Top Dog
Nicknames for Funny Teachers & Teachers Who Like to Make Jokes
If the class clown in your class is actually the teacher – first off, what on earth is that like?
I can’t imagine a class like this because I’ve never ended up in a class where a teacher is a pretty big jokester. No luck on my part, but that’s okay with me because I did have some good teachers, even fun teachers, albeit not ones who were funny, let alone hysterical.
It seems that some people have actually gotten lucky enough to have teachers like this, however, because otherwise I wouldn’t have found a lot of these nicknames for teachers recommended online.
Have any more ideas for teachers who crack up the class? Share them in the comments below – along with any stories you have of good times you’ve had with your funny teacher.
- Comedy King
- Comedy Central
- The Comedian
- The Joker
- The Jokester
- Mr./Mrs. Clowny
- Mr./Mrs. Giggles
- Mr./Mrs. Tickles
- The Jester
- Mr./Mrs. Quip
- Mr./Mrs. Punny
- Mr./Mrs. Cheesy
- Class Clown
- Mr./Mrs. Goof
- The Comic
Your Thought on Teacher Nicknames?
What are your favourite nicknames in the list above? Do you have anymore teacher nicknames to recommend?
Can you think of teacher nicknames for specific types of teachers (fun teachers, good teachers, strict teachers, etc.)?
What are some of the teacher nicknames going around your school? Who uses them? Is it just your friend group? Your entire grade? The entire school – maybe even for multiple generations?
Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below, and so – I’m sure – would others who stumbled across this article looking for nicknames they can use for their own teachers.