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
- 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
- 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 Bad, Disliked, &/or Annoying Teachers
- 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
- Mr./Mrs. Party
- Mr./Mrs. Extrovert
Nicknames for Strict & Demanding Teachers
- Witchy Woman
- King Pin
- Big Enchilada
- Top Dog
Nicknames for Funny Teachers & Teachers Who Like to Make Jokes
- 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
Nicknames for Wise Teachers
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.