Football Team Nicknames (Women)

Many football teams from around the world have another name by which they are more well known. We have a very expensive list of the men's national team nicknames. Here are the corresponding names for the female national teams. These are not all official names, and some national teams have more than one nickname.

I have tried to find the most commonly used nickname, and included others if known. Some of the teams have listed their nickname the same as for the men's team, and many more may also go by this nickname.

If you have any corrections or additions, please let me know.

List of National Women's Teams

Team Nickname notes
Albania Kuq e Zinjtë meaning Red and Blacks
Angola Welwitschias
Antigua and Barbuda Benna Girls
Argentina Albicelestes
Armenia Ararat
Australia The Matildas The matilda is Australian slang for a swag carried by travellers, as in Waltzing Matilda, a popular Australia bush ballad.
Azerbaijan Odlar Yurdu meaning The Land of Fire
Bahrain The Reds
Belgium Belgian Red Flames
Bhutan Druk Eleven
Bolivia La Verde meaning The Green one
Botswana The Zebras
Brazil As Canarinhas meaning The Female Canaries
Bulgaria The Tricolours
Burundi Swallows
Cameroon Indomitable Lionesses  
China The Steel Roses or the Forceful Roses
Chinese Taipei Mulan from Hua Mulan, a legendary woman warrior
Colombia Las Chicas Superpoderosas The Powerpuff Girls
Congo Diablesses Rouges meaning The Red She-Devils
Ecuador La Tricolor meaning Three colors
Egypt The Pharaohs
El Salvador La Selecta also Selección Cuscatleca, Cuscatlecos, La Azul
England Three Lionesses
Equatorial Guinea Nzalang Nacional
Ethiopia Lucy
Faroe Islands Kvinnulandsliðið meaning Women's National Team
Finland Helmarit meaning the Pearl Owls
France Les Bleues meaning The Blues
Germany Die Nationalelf meaning The National Eleven
Ghana Black Queens
Guam Masakåda
Gyuana Lady Jaguars
Indonesia Putri Merah Putih Meaning the Red and White Ladies . Also Putri Garuda meaning Garuda Ladies.
Iran Team Melli Zanan meaing "The Ladies National Team"
Ireland The Girls in Green
Jamaica Reggae Girlz  
Japan Nadeshiko a flower Dianthus superbus (Large Pink)
Kenya Harambee Starlets
Lebanon The Cedars
Macedonia The Red Lions
Maldives Daughters of the waves
Martinique Les Matinino
Mauritania Mourabitounes
Mexico El Tricolor The Tricolor
Morocco Atlas Lions
Myanmar The White Angles
Nepal Nepali Cheli's
Netherlands Leeuwinnen (Lionesses) or Oranje Leeuwinnen ('Orange Lionesses')
New Zealand Football Ferns
Nicaragua La Azul y Blanco meaning the blue and whites. Also known as Los Pinoleros, Albiazules
Nigeria Super Falcons  
North Korea Chollima a mythical winged horse
Norway The Grasshoppers Gresshoppene
Papua New Guinea Lakatois a Lakatois is a Motuan sailing vessel
Paraguay Las Guaraníes/La Albirroja
Peru La Blanquirroja, La Rojiblanca variations of The White And Red
Philippines Malditas meaning Feisty Ladies
Rwanda She-Amavubi meaning The She-Wasps
Serbia Beli Orlovi meaning The White Eagles
Sierra Leone Sierra Queens
Singapore The Lionesses
South Africa Banyana Banyana 'Girls Girls'
South Korea Taegeuk Nangja Taegeuk Ladies. Taegeuk refers to the ultimate reality from which all things and values are derived. It is also the symbol that makes up the center of the South Korean Flag.
Spain las soñadoras (the dreamers) also La Roja (The Red One)
Sudan The Challenge
Swaziland Super Falcons
Sweden Blågult The Blue and yellow
Switzerland La Nati
Tajikistan The Persian Lion
Tanzania Twiga Stars
Thailand Changsuk "The War Elephants"
Trinidad and Tobago Women Soca Warriors
Turkey Ay-Yıldızlılar meaning Crescent Stars
Turkmenistan Green Girl
Uganda Crested Cranes
Ukraine Zhinky
Uruguay Las Celestes, Charrúas
USA USWNT, Team USA, The Stars and Stripes, The Yanks USWNT = US Women's National team? not very creative
Vietnam The Golden Girls 'Những cô gái vàng' in Vietnamese
Zambia The She-polopolo
Zanzibar Zanzibar Queens


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