Newspaper Names

For a brain-storming session on a name for a new local Indianapolis paper, these were some of our ideas. Apparently, I’m the only one who thinks the name “Naptown Argus” as a Indianapolis newspaper is laugh-out-loud funny. Hmmm. Too much Greek Mythology as a child, not enough playing outside.

(edited to add suggestions from reader comments):

Beaver (Bakersfield Beaver!)
Bumble Bee
City Press
Daily Home
Daily Mail
Daily Star
The Derrick
Free Press
Pantagraph (Bloomington (IL) Daily Pantagraph)
Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio)
Zeitung (Zeitung = newspaper in German)

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132 comments on “Newspaper Names
  1. Helpful says:

    You should add ‘Weekly’ and ‘Times’. Just a suggestion.

  2. Fill says:

    Smiths Falls Citizen

  3. Steph Mineart says:

    When I was making the list, I intended to focus on unusual newspaper names, which is why I left of weekly, daily, times, news, etc. I also left out a common one – Star – because we were tossing around the names for a new Indianapolis paper, and we already have an Indy Star. We eventually settled on IndyScribe.

  4. sbs says:

    thank you this was helpful with a project i did

  5. Stefan McKenna says:

    A great list!
    How about “Guardian” (as in Manchester)

  6. amanda says:


  7. People says:

    add bumble bee……
    thanx, this was rly helpful!!!

  8. nnn says:

    How come you don’t have one that starts with a ‘V’? haha That’s the only letter i need.

  9. Anna says:

    You might want to add The Derrick to your list. It is a newspaper from Oil City, PA.

  10. Michelle says:

    Hmmm, can anybody come up with one that starts with X, Y or Z?
    Ps. This is a really cool list of newspaper names, its really helpful!

  11. Bil Browning says:

    How funny, Steph. I searched for “newspaper names” on Google and clicked the first entry without really looking. It brought me to your site – as if I don’t spend enough time floating around here the way it is! *grins*

  12. Steph Mineart says:

    I like how so many of them have some sort of “watch dog” connotation. Argus is one of those, but also Sentinel, Observer, Monitor.

    My brothers used to deliver the “Canton Repository” when we were kids. I still have one of their paper delivery bags from that paper.

  13. Alex says:

    Add republic, inquirer, journal, and today

  14. Tom says:

    Carlisle (MA) Mosquito

  15. marv says:

    and for the audacious…
    the juggernaut

  16. april says:

    you should put the meteor and the universe

  17. AfH says:

    Daily Home

  18. jordan says:

    fredericksburg standard-radio post (a small central texas weekly)

  19. Kate says:

    Thank you for doing this. Tucson, Arizona has a paper called the Arizona Daily Star and San Francisco has the Examiner.

  20. Joolz says:

    I was looking for a Y too. To name my classroom newsletter since my last name is Yonge. I decided to go with Tribune because it has the y sound in it.
    For X maybe exchange or one of the other listed ex names and for z, well, I think Gazette is all I can think of.

  21. Char says:

    What about the “Oracle”?

  22. nick says:

    highland humbug?

  23. rachel says:

    thanks this is really helpful!!! i’m glad someone thought about doing this!!!

  24. Kamil says:

    I was doing a project, and couldn’t think of a name to call my newspaper. So I googled it as a last resort, and wow, this is beyond what I was excpecting to find. Great work, and thanks a million.

  25. Taz says:

    Thankk Uu x
    Thesee Nmes Really Sveed Miie
    Butt Wiid A Newspapaar I Diid
    For Historiie x]

  26. Mitchell says:

    oh thanks it pretty good too!

  27. Ty says:

    how about Breif?

  28. Glenn says:

    Just a few I thought of: Bee (like in Sacramento, Modesto, Fresno, CA), Call (San Francisco), Mercury (San Jose), Constitution (Atlanta), Picayune (New Orleans), Record (Stockton), Pilot (several places); but, still, a good list!

  29. ZYX says:

    thnx….it really helped lotz…..u rock!!!!!

  30. bob says:

    this was so helpful while i was working on my school project! thanks a bunch. =)

  31. Andrew Kenning says:

    i used dispatch for a school project

  32. ??? says:

    Hold on, are we all coming here for our history class?!? Seriously, I think thats why we are all here! lol.

  33. MR says:

    The Comox Vally “Echo” and “Record”.
    The “Upper Islander” (as in Vancouver Island).
    The Discovery “Islander” (Quadra Island).

  34. Stephanie says:

    Haha!! Thanks for this list, im brain dead by the time i can think of a title! 8^)

  35. KLM says:

    try crossroads, lol helpful list

  36. George says:

    have any suggestions for a worldly newspaper name? mabye using globe or life?

  37. Sarah Anderson says:

    awesome sight!! really helpful with our second-year journalism term assignments (three newsroom days with a full publication) thanks so much, i think we’re going to go with the audacious juggernaut…. πŸ™‚

  38. Derek says:

    Cecil County, Maryland offers readers the “Cecil County Whig,” while the “Quincy Herald-Whig” lives on in Quincy, Ill.
    They are only apparently remaining Whigs left in America, although there’s a Kingston, Canada “Kingston Whig Standard.”

  39. DiNKy_BaBy --> ((aDRii)) says:

    haha… i needed a ‘V’ one also.
    but thank you! icombined 2 of these
    names for a porject i did!
    very helpful!

  40. Miriam says:

    awesome, thanks a toN!

  41. Shawn says:

    Shawville Equity (Quebec)

  42. Candice says:

    Awesome list! Thanks so much. Adding Recorder (S.F.)

  43. Christy says:

    Thanks a bunch ! This was really helpful!!!

  44. Paul says:

    I guess they never heard of the Rock Island Argus in Illinois.

  45. Will says:

    Hey awesome list.

  46. sheniqua says:

    i kno what ur talkin bout cuz im here also fo my socail studies project!! LOL!!
    this website was very, very helpful to me…thanx a mil.!!

  47. Katie Anderson says:

    Hello. I am 13 years old and was thinking about making a school newspaper. I needed names and subjects to write about. I already had the original ones…like horror scopes, weather, sports, and even something like Dear Abbie. Even advertisements…then there were names like: daily, times, examiner, but thats all I really came up with…I really needed this. It rreeaallllyyy helped me. thanks!!!

  48. Sharon says:

    Great List! I was looking for both E’s (Echo, Express, and Examiner) and P’s (Post) You have saved me oodles of time!

  49. rpdg says:

    V name — The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio); Liberty (Texas) Vindicator
    Z name — New Braunfels (Texas) Herald-Zeitung (Zeitung = newspaper in German)
    Nice list. Thanks.

  50. Catie says:

    you should add “the rag” too. you know, for those laid back kind of papers πŸ˜‰

  51. Kat says:

    Our local paper is called The Acorn. Get it – “in a nutshell”!? Of course I live in a town called Thousand Oaks so it makes sense.

  52. michelle says:

    thanks your ideas helped me come up with a name for a news article had to do at school!!!!!

  53. Jax says:

    thank you so Much for helping me the Sever hour sun will be a smash hit? Another name is the Bakersfield Beaver

  54. Joy says:

    Thanks so much! This saved me a lot of time. I’m actually not doing a history project, mine’s an English one. Fun fun… =]

  55. THX says:

    I am SAVED!!!!
    Thx Great list
    got first on google still for “newspaper names”

  56. BEN REASON says:

    THANK YOU JESUS THIS WEBSITE SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. vedant prasad says:

    eye might also be a good name

  58. jxbran says:

    Writing a story and need a newpaper name for the plot ..nice list….The Acorn?…get it in a nutshell…?
    I like that!

  59. John says:

    Fargo, ND has The Forum

  60. Ryan says:

    How about “call”. There used to be a newspaper in Newark, NJ named The Sunday Call. Thanks for the list!

  61. pickle. says:

    hello, my name is bobette,
    i am in a pickle…
    really, i’m in a pickle.
    i cant get out…

  62. camilla says:

    this helped a lot with my Latin porject! im sure my Roman newspaper will be the best!

  63. Maryam says:

    Thanks! It helped alot with naming our school newsletter: ‘The Manarat Messenger’

  64. Cobb says:

    Thank you, this helped a lot for a school project (like everyone else)

  65. steph says:

    I live in Seattle and the Seattle Post Intelligencer is the most ignorant name I’ve ever heard. I’ts ironic in itself.

  66. Bob says:

    Be sure to include the Bloomington (IL) Daily Pantagraph.

  67. Kraig_Partridge says:

    For V try “Vanguard.” Great list, btw. :]

  68. kate says:

    thankyou, this helped heaps for my school assignment, i couldnt think of anything!!

  69. Tom Awolly says:

    You forgot watchmen.

  70. rsp says:

    didn’t see Variety for V in these comments. or how bout Victory.
    good list.

  71. Mr. Woman says:

    that was awesome great ideas!!!!!!!

  72. Brittany says:

    Thank you soo much!!!! My life and my A+ is saved!!! Thanks for the names!!!!

  73. Karishma says:

    thx a lot this website saved my life for my english newspaper assignment!:)

  74. Hloniphani Chengeta says:

    What about the Paparazzi or the Tabloid?

  75. Steph says:

    I don’t know that Paparazzi or Tabloids are names of newspapers, are they? They’re more types.

  76. Ben Moffett says:

    Does anybody know an old newspaper joke/saying/ putting together reporter’s names with newspaper names, such as:
    “Hello, I’m Dark from the Sun,” and you are?
    “I’m Bright from the Star,” and this is my friend, Cash from the Register.”
    I can’t remember all the cute combinations, and I only heard it once, from McPherson of the Albuquerque Tribune 50 years ago. Can anyone help?

  77. sue says:

    for the ‘V’ entries there is ‘Voice’.

  78. Anonymous says:

    What about a name for a business organization called B.U.S. (beta upsilon sigma). I want to come up with something catchy that incorporates the name.. any ideas??

  79. leighanne says:

    it is a realy brilliant website i want a article beginging with t a realy good one

  80. Madiha says:

    LOVE the website! gave me great ideas for the names of a newsletter i have to publish for an upcoming event…especially ‘the acorn’! think im going to use it! thanks a tonne!

  81. Madiha says:

    LOVE the website! it was a great help! especially love ‘the acorn’! i think ima use it for my own newsletter name! thanks a lot! πŸ˜€

  82. Madiha says:

    thanku so much! love ‘the acorn’! πŸ˜€

  83. Kristen says:

    Hey person!
    Thanks for doing this page for us readers. By the way ya know how you talked about Greek Mythology at the beginning? Well my class has to do a Greek newspaper for social studies. My topic is mythology so I have to come up with a news paper name for it. PLEASE GIVE ME A NAME!!!!!!!

  84. roberto says:

    Zephir or Zephire forgot how to spell it…

  85. liam says:

    thx u saved me i needed a newspaper titlefor a project and used review antone have a idea 4 a story about a resteraunt called the red dog inn catching on fire plz tell me sooooooooooon thx

  86. Barbara says:

    For a “V” newspaper – use The Vindicator. It’s the newspaper for Youngstown, Ohio.

  87. Steph says:

    Thanks! I went through and updated the page will all the fantastic suggestions from readers. You guys are very helpful!

  88. tmn says:

    toronto has toronto sun. know a good name for an abyssinian newspaper? need one for an assignment

  89. Oriana says:

    Thanks so much for all these ideas. They are really helpful in a project in doing for school! πŸ™‚

  90. KYHLY says:

    thank you guys sooooo much!!!!! this honeslty helped tons!!! gr8t resource for projects and stuff! thanks again!!!!! from Kyhly the koolest canadian boyy ’round. someday you’ll all remember me…

  91. KYHLY says:

    thanks alot!!!! u guys r awesome!!!!!!
    Kyhly the coolest canadian boyy ’round. SOMEDAY YOU’LL ALL REMEMBER ME…

  92. Erika says:

    That list was a BIG help to me. I usually can’t decide on names for anything, but with your list I knew exactly which one to choose! U Rock. thanx.

  93. neha says:

    thank you very much it really helped me a lot !!!!!!!!!!!
    i think its very use full

  94. Heather says:

    How about “Vendetta” for a “v” name? Sounds like something for a consperacy theorist’s newspaper. Anyway, thanks for the list. I used the Guardian for this project I’m doing.

  95. Andrew says:

    Thaaaaaaaaanks this was greaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. charlie pyle says:


  97. tina says:

    this is not helpful at all.the awakening is better headline than this.

  98. Hana says:

    Ooh thnx!
    it rlly helped me
    i got” eagle eye weekly”
    sick right?? its like for a greek project thing
    thnx again !!

  99. Rhombus says:

    Thnx for all those great ideas. I’m working on a school project that required making up a newspaper name. I used a few of the ideas above but can’t decide which is better, hope someone can help me:
    Universal Chronicle
    Chronicle Tribune
    Chronicle Today
    Chronicle Reflector
    Chronicle Gazette
    Chronicle Echo
    BTW, it’s about historical stuff!
    Thnx again!

  100. Rhombus says:

    Thnx for all those great ideas. I’m working on a school project that required making up a newspaper name. I used a few of the ideas above but can’t decide which is better, hope someone can help me:
    Universal Chronicle
    Chronicle Tribune
    Chronicle Today
    Chronicle Reflector
    Chronicle Gazette
    Chronicle Echo
    BTW, it’s about historical stuff!
    Thnx again!

  101. Rhombus says:

    Thnx for all those great ideas. I’m working on a school project that required making up a newspaper name. I used a few of the ideas above but can’t decide which is better, hope someone can help me:
    Universal Chronicle
    Chronicle Tribune
    Chronicle Today
    Chronicle Reflector
    Chronicle Gazette
    Chronicle Echo
    BTW, it’s about historical stuff!
    Thnx again!

  102. Paulette says:

    thnx a mil. saved mah life. needed this for a l.a.essay aha(:

  103. krista says:

    thankks so much!!!! i wuz doing a project and wuz desperate for a title! this wuz PERFECT(:

  104. Jeff says:

    Thanks for the great list. Did you imagine this list would still be getting comments over 6 years later?
    My wife’s hometown newspaper is the Putnam County Vidette.

  105. anonymous says:

    Thank you for posting this… you really helped me with my project!

  106. Pam DISalvo says:

    We have, The Valley Breeze,

  107. Sarah says:

    I know right I am doing a school newspaper

  108. Sarah says:

    Thank you so much! I felt that there would be no place that would focus on names! They are awesome thanks!
    I especially like “Voice”
    So awesome! My friends and I are making a homeschool newspaper and this really helped! We had NO idea what to name the newspaper, and YOU ARE AWESOME. πŸ˜€ Thanks again!!! πŸ˜€

  109. anonymous says:

    How about the Democrat, the Republican, and the Independent? Great list though–saved me gobs of time in a renaming project.

  110. Abdul Ghaffar says:

    keep”horizon”and “eye in the world

  111. Patrick says:

    Try Xavier, Zing, Yodel, or Yell. Some z’s are already up there. P.S. Some people are blind. V’s are already up there ya’ll!

  112. Aireen Cherry Ordiz says:

    this page gives me an idea bout the title of our school paper
    thanks a lot…

  113. David Speakman says:

    Did a google search for newspaper names. Hard to believe my old college roomie’s list was number one. Small world!

  114. Aaron Blenkush says:

    Why not Outlook?

  115. Alexis says:

    I made up holston view ca-hoooooots for the main title(H.V.= school, owl= mascot) and bristol bulletin for a sub heading! Thanks 4 the insperation!

  116. jessica says:

    Thanks you guys, this was really helpful with my research project at school.

  117. JoAnn Stump says:

    the Pinecone in Carmel By the Sea, CA

  118. Erin says:

    Record Delta
    Exponent Telegram

  119. Suggestions says:

    Paper (as in Washington City Paper)

    Then there’s also colors, like school colors (Georgetown’s The Blue & Gray, or UGA’s The Red & Black)

  120. Sophia says:

    how about “View” just for another one in the V section

  121. Ron Newman says:

    Lexington, Massachusetts has the ‘Minuteman’

  122. mimi2k4sure says:

    What about Narrative newspaper?

  123. Some Guy says:

    the sexie grizzlys

  124. Alissa says:

    Thanks so much, id been stressing for my hisory project…which is also why everyone else is here, but you saved my tush thanks (:

  125. Jim says:

    The Good 5 Cent Cigar β€” University of Rhode Island’s student newspaper

  126. Lurk says:

    Good list. Still helping people out years later.

  127. Shayne Nee says:

    Juggernaut <3

  128. Hannah says:

    hahahahaha I get it. because Argus is the hundred eyed giant that never sleeps XD

  129. Aislin says:

    X’s!!!!! I need the x’s!!! Our school is Xi’an Int. School (XIS) and our mascot is the Terracotta Warrior. Suggestions are more than welcome. I thought of The Warrior Ledger….. ehhhhh….

  130. Dwight says:

    the highschool paper in Sultan was called the Sultan Pepper

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