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Business names are the faces you show the world. A bland name like The Okayest Bar, This Is Where You Buy Food, or We Make Your Hair Shorter isn’t going to cut it in today’s consumerist environment where small businesses have to go beyond the limits of creativity to get noticed. Sometimes, you have to be extra creative and come up with punny names for your business or product to get noticed. The funny shop signs you will find in this article are anything but ordinary!

Some people will claim that these funny shop names are a mistake. Nay! They are examples of the wittiest wits the internet and business world has to offer regarding creative branding. Which one is the funniest? Vote below for the best puns, or if you have any photos of punny store signage, share them with the rest of us in the comments!



#5

The Little Restaurant That Never Grew Up

Restaurant sign ‘PITA PAN’

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AnnullaSama
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Despite the previous comment, this restaurant isn't in Greece; it is located in Queens, NY, and their food is very good.

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Do Funny Business Names Work?

There have been numerous studies on how a brand name can affect a business’s success. Experts have come to the mutual conclusion that customers associate the brand name with credibility and trust. Moreover, the brand name is what draws consumers in and piques their interest in exploring what the brand has to offer.

Think for yourself: which shop are you more likely to enter, the one that’s called Bakery or the one that’s called Bread Pitt? Punny names tickle your curiosity and create an expectation that the customer will enjoy the product or service of the business just as much as the name itself. Of course, a further stable relationship depends on the quality, but punny names play a significant role in establishing that first bond.  

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#7

Fish And Chips Restaurant In England

Fish and chips restaurant sign ‘The Codfather’

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#10

Tequila Mockingbird

Bar sign ‘Tequila mockingbird’

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#11

Quite A Dangerous One This, When You’re Line Of Work Most Likely Entails Dressing Up Mutton

Beauty shop sign ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEACH’

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#14

They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab But I Said No No No

Drink shop sign ‘Amy’s Winehouse’

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#15

A Now Closed Down Florist In Huntington, York

Flower shop sign ‘Florist Gump’

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Can You Use Any Pun for Funny Shop Names?

While punny names make your business or brand recognizable, make sure you’re using the proper technique to create it. Any name, especially a funny one, should be associated with something positive for the customer. And it goes without saying, your funny shop name shouldn’t be offensive! Here are some often-used pun types:

  • Homophonic puns play with the phonetic similarity two or more words have while having different spellings and meanings. Example: Flour Power Bakery (play on “flower” and “flour”)
  • Homographic puns make use of identical spelling, where words are pronounced differently and mean different things. Example: Lead Zeppelin Records (play on “lead” as a heavy metal and “Led Zeppelin”)
  • Homonymic puns are probably the most difficult ones to master because they rely on both the spelling and the pronunciation being the same while differing in meaning. Example: Bare Bear Salon (play on “bare” and “bear”)
  • Visual puns work best with pictures and are often used in logos. Example: A logo of a coffee mug with a bee flying above it, called “Brew-Bee Cafe” (play on “brew” and “bee”)

So, when opting for a funny name based on a pun for your business, consider carefully if you are using the right type of pun and whether the name you come up with is truly funny. Hopefully, the funny business name ideas we collected in this article will serve as motivation for your creativity. And now, keep on scrolling for even more funny business names!

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#17

I Would Like To Order Stairway To Leaven, Please

Salad shop sign ‘BREAD ZEPPELIN’

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Jorell00
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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The shop name is genius, but the title is on another level

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#19

Seven Sea Of Riata

Restaurant sign ‘Freddy MehrCurry’

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#20

Welcome On Board!

Barber shop sign ‘BRITISH HAIRWAYS’

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#23

Looks Like Obama Got Into Fast-food

Fast food restaurant sign ‘OFC’

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#25

Dolce & Banana

Shop sign ‘D&G DOLCE AND BANANA’

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#27

By The Way, Do You Feel Like Eating Ice Cream At The Buy The Way?

Sop sign ‘Buy the way’

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#28

He Was A Skater Boi, She Said See You Later I'm Off To Try To Break Dfs's Market Dominance

Furniture shop sign ‘AVRIL LIVING’

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🎶HE WAS A SKATER BOI, SHE SAID ‘SEE YOU LATER BOI’, HE WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR HEEER…🎶

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#32

Found In Godalming

Shop sign ‘hairosmith’

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#33

Planet Of Grapes

Wines and spirits shop sign ‘PLANET OF THE GRAPES’

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#35

That Is A Place That Sells Spanish Doors

Security doors shop sign ‘mata doors’

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Louis Bencomo
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, it's a place that puts an end to the life of Spanish doors. (Mata is one of the Spanish tenses of kill. )

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#37

For The Shave Of Your Life

Shop sign ‘Jack the Clipper’

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lydiasaur
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i live in america but i thought i saw a picture of a 'jack the chipper' in britain

#40

Dinner Dinner, Dinner Dinner, Dinner Dinner, Dinner Dinner

Snacks shop sign ‘BAPMAN’

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#41

Master Beef

Meat shop sign ‘MasterBeef’

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indi lee
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

POV: you use your master card and the server is just like ??😑🤔???

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#43

It Certainly Wood

Shop sign ‘WOODEN IT BE LOVELY...’

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JeanedouardGustave
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't it be lovely if we could spend all our lives looking those?? Loll

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#45

They've Been In Stiff Competition With Their Rivals Mattple

Shop sign ‘Michaelsoft Binbows’

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#47

That’s Not Poor. Simple, Yes. But It’s Complete

Tie shop sign ‘Tiecoon’

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#49

A New Donut Shop Opened Up In Town. My Friend Didn't Get Their Name At First

Donut shop sign ‘HURTS DONUT’

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#50

Das Wok

Shop sign ‘WOKSWAGON’

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#53

Even The Glitterati Of Monaco Like A Bit Of Punny Business

Burger restaurant sign ‘Son of a Bun’

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Tom Wagner
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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With all of those customers, they'll have to rope off the entrance and admit only small parties at a time. Maybe they should drop the "a*s" from their burgers.

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#54

A No Strings Attached Pun

Shop sign ‘PINE OAKIO’

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#56

Cash22

Credit and finance centre sign ‘Cash22’

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#59

For Great Expectations

Antique shop sign ‘Grate Expectations’

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Jesi
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember eating at a place in Montreal with a similar name, it was called Great Eggspectations, and it certainly lived up to them!

#61

Cash In, Cash Out

Casino sign ‘CASHINO’

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#62

This Chip Shop At A Railway Station Near Warrington Is One Of My Favourites

Restaurant sign ‘PLAICE STATION’

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#63

Diversifying In To New Sectors, I See

Clothes shop signs: ‘Play Store’, ‘Google’, ‘WhatsAPP’

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#64

Happy Dance After Fish And Chips In Fishcotheque

Fish and chips place sign ‘FISHCOTHEQUE’

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#69

It's Not Subway, It's Shabuway

Fast food sign ‘SHABUWAY’

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#71

Sunbucks In Shanghai

Coffee shop sign ‘SUNBUCKS’

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#73

Classic In Blackpool

Shop sign ‘SLOTS OF FUN’

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#74

Well Well Well

Carpet & Flooring shop sign ‘FLOORS FOR THOUGHT’

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#75

Ah, The Piece De Resistance!

Flower shop sign ‘Stemtations’

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#76

British Lbs.

Shop sign ‘Pound Town’

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#77

Sorry If Someone Posted It Already

Shop sign ‘Louisiana Purchases’

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Anna Lessens
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now a 100% American own!! The French owners had to leave town

#78

Lynn We Need More Toner

Printer ink shop sign ‘Alan Cartridge’

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#80

Woofs A Daisy

Pet shop sign ‘Woofs a Daisy’

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#81

Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou

Clothes shop sign ‘PRAPA’

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#82

Pugs & Kisses

Shop sign ‘PUGS & KISSES’

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#84

Come Get Your Gmo, Gluten Filled Goodness

Food shop sign ‘WHOLESOME fOODS’

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#85

Will You Get This British Humour?

Restaurant sign ‘EAT AND TWO VEG’

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#86

Flat Boy Skim Plastering

Plastering service ‘Flat Boy Skim Plastering’

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