53 Best Trickster Names For Your Mischievous Troublemaker

Georgia Stone
Mar 01, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 30, 2020
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If you are someone who loves to play the trickster, your cute angels will likely have that tendency to stir trouble and play cute little tricks.

So why not have fun by giving them fun trickster names or nicknames? It will undoubtedly make letting loose more fun to witness, as well as create that person who knows how to let go and have fun once in a while, even in adulthood.

Looking for ideas for baby names means trickster? We have a selection of the wittiest, most mischievous trickster names. We have you covered, whether it's the name of mythological trickster gods from Norse mythology, Native American belief, or its other more recent iterations.

Girl Trickster Names

Boys aren't the only ones that love to have some fun. A child is, after all, a child. And being carefree and getting into mischief is a universal thing. The girls are in on it, too, as it's good for every child to let go once in a while and have fun. Here are girl trickster names you could give your baby girl:

1. Aella (Greek origin) means 'Whirlwind.' This name evokes the chaos and childlike abandon.

2. Aleah (Arabic origin) means 'exalted.' Also used to depict wiseness which can be deployed in trickery.

3. Balbina (Italian origin) means 'stutter.' while it may not have the coolest meaning, we think it sounds lovely.

4. Blaise (Latin origin) means 'fire.'

5. Briar (English origin) means 'thorny' or 'prickly.'

6. Fox (English origin) means 'sly one.' This means downright trickery.

7. Harlow (English origin) means 'meadow of hares.'

8. Medea (Greek origin) means 'cunning.'

9. Penelope (Greek origin) means 'weaver.' For the younglings that always seem to plan another trick, weaving yet another prank.

10. Raven (Scandinavian origin)  means 'dark-haired' or 'thieving.'

11. Rebel (English origin) means 'defiant.'

12. Rhonda (Welsh origin) means 'noisy one.'

13. Roxie (Persian origin) means 'sassy.'

14. Shabina (Arabic origin) means 'center of the storm.'

15. Sophia (Greek origin) means 'wise.' Again, wisdom should be deployed in wise trickery.

16. Tempest (English origin) depicts 'a storm' or 'a lack of calm.'

17. Trixie (English origin) means 'explorer.' This is a perfect name for a trickster character who likes to search out new things, even if that sometimes gets her in trouble.

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Boy Trickster Names

Many boy names mean trickster or otherwise allude to the tricksters that every child has in them. Whether it's for the boys who are constantly breaking things or always praying pranks on their siblings or parents, there is something on the list. Below is a list of names that mean trouble in one way or another.

18. Aiden (Irish origin) means 'the fiery one.'

19. Buster (English Origin) means 'Someone who breaks things.' No wonder it's such a famous name.

20. Cameron (Scottish origin) means 'follows a crooked path.'

21. Crash (American origin) means 'Maverick' or 'Wilder.' This one is almost only used as a nickname.

22. Dagger (English origin) means 'sharp edge.'

23. Draco (Greek origin) means 'Dragon.' Also used in the widely popular Harry Potter books.

24. Fachnan (Irish origin) means 'malicious.'

25. Fogarty (Irish origin) means 'the exiled one.' Mostly reserved for the troublesome boys.

26. Foley (Irish origin) means 'plunderer.'

27. George (Greek origin) means 'someone who stirs up dirt.'

28. Gunner (Scandinavian origin) means 'bold warrior that looks for trouble.' This one is very self-explanatory.

29. Iniko (Nigerian origin) means 'Time of Trouble.' For those kids who always seem to find their way into trouble.

30. Jett (English origin) means 'fast-paced' and 'full of wit.'

31. Mac (English origin) means 'wise guy.' Once again, a skill most trickster children seem to share.

32. Maverick (American origin) means 'nonconformist' or 'unruly' or 'stubborn.'

33. Mischief (French origin) means 'naughtiness' or 'playful misbehavior.' Also a very funny that it's a prank just on its own.

34. Odysseus (Greek origin) means 'wrathful.' Odysseus is a figure in Greek mythology known for his bravery and tempestuous acts.

35. Osman (Arabic origin) means 'son of the cunning serpent.' This name is for those kids who are especially good at having you fooled.

36. Rekker (American origin) means 'wrecker' or 'destroyer.'

37. Riot (English origin) means 'riot.'

38. Rocket (American origin) means 'supercharged.' Initially a nickname, it has come to be adopted by many parents as the first name for their sons.

39. Rogue(English origin) means 'unpredictable.' We all know how kids can be unpredictable in their mischief.

40. Saxon (German origin) means 'sharp-edged.'

41. Terach (Hebrew and Latin origin) means 'wild goat' or 'silly.' This is an amusing one.

42. Thorton (English origin) means a 'place of thorns'

43. Tornado (Spanish origin) means 'whirlwind.'

44. Wilder (American origin) means ‘untamed’ or ‘untameable.’

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God Trickster Names

Over the years, many cultures have incorporated trickster gods in their mythological pantheon who are sometimes considered to trouble others for fun or to achieve their objective. Even though these names mean trouble, they have followers around the world. From ancient Greece to Scandinavia to West Africa. Here are a few trickster god names from different cultures.

45. Anansi (West African origin) is the Akan trickster God that manifests in spider form.

46. Curupira (African origin) is a naughty jungle genie protecting animals and trees.

47. Eris (Greek origin) means 'Goddess of discord.'

48. Dolos (Greek origin) is the Greek God of trickery.

49. Hermes (Greek origin) was the patron god of travelers and thieves. One of the most mischievous gods.

50. Indra (Indian origin) was the king of gods that typically used tricks and supernatural powers to preserve his kingship.

51. Loki (Norse origin), the famous Loki means 'airy', is the name of the 'God of Mischief' in Norse mythology. Loki is a trickster god, renowned for being neither totally good nor fully bad because his main goal was always to cause chaos.

52. Maximón (Mayan origin) was the God of trickery in Mayan mythology.

53. Mecury (Greek origin) was the Godof commerce, financial gain, luck, messengers, travel, borders, and trickery.

53. Heyoka (Native American origin) is considered a jester.


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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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