The 100 Best New Drag Queen and Drag King Names!

BY MICHAEL MUSTO | I never get tired of coming up with drag queen names because it’s a chance to be punny and funny and a little bit incorrect. Here goes—and I’ll not only include a few actual drag queens’ names, I’ll follow that with some names for the drag kings, too.

NOTE: Want more, more, more of Musto’s drag queen and drag king names, free for the taking? To access his past columns on the topic, click here and click here.

Photo of Ivy League by Toni Mignosa.


Ada Lott

Aida Phallus

Aimee Semple McFaghag

Aleta Buffet

Alexa Stop

Alma Mater

Anita Pardon

Anne Howe

Annie Wednesday

Anya Back (an actual drag queen)

Autumn Sonata

Banana Mouskouri

Bea Altman

Bette Noire

Broccoli Florets

Brooklynn Heights

Carmel Apples

Carmen Dioxide photo by Aiden Orange photography.

Carmen Dioxide (an actual drag queen)

Carrie Dragshaw (ditto)

Charity Deduction

Chastity Belt

Chelsea Commons

Cher Sound

Clare Boothe Luce Stools

Crystal Light

Delta Flight Status

Disgrace Jones

Effi Breasts

Farrah Nuff

Garlic Nan

Hanukkah Lewinsky (another real queen)

Henrietta Hudson

Hoda Pickles

Honey Wasabi

Ida Pantswearer

Ima Bottom

Ivana Husband

Ivy League (a real queen in Provincetown)

Jen Z

Lady Remington

Luba Butthole

Madame Ovary

Madison Cleaners

Marcie Beaucoup

Maya Pologies

Mira Ball

Miriam Webster

Miss Diagnosis

Miss Gendering

Olive Loaf

Pauline Kale

Payton Place

Penny Serenade

Petty LuPone

Polly Blend

Puff the Magic Drag Queen

Raisa Sharp

Raspberry Spritzer

Rhea Lignment

Robin U. Blind

Rose Bowl

Sherry Netherland

Shirley Jism

Shirley Not

Sierra Leone

Sis Gender

Sloane Kettering

Slow School Barbie

Stella Dallas-Fort Worth

Sybil War

Tara Alert

Tawdry Hepburn

Tilda Morning

Tish Hospital

Tovah Felchyou

Tuesday Knight

Westminster Abby

Winsome Losesome

Zsa Zsa Gaboring


Arthur Avenue

Benedict Canyon

Christo Fascist

Clay Mation

Dom Top

From 2010, L to R: Dirty Martini, Michael Musto, and our favorite drag king, Mr. Showbiz himself: Murray Hill. | File photo by Andrew Werner

Frank Lloyd Wrong

Glenn-Gary Glenn Ross

Gregory Pecker

Hugh Dawg

Hugh G. Rection (someone’s actual handle on Twitter)

Jerry Duty

Juan Singular Sensation

Justin Credible (A real person’s moniker)

Marcel Waves

Mel O’Drama

Miles Away

Rico Charges

Rocco Gibraltar

Sex Ed

Sid Seizure

Yves Plumb


Photo of Michael Musto by Andrew Werner.

Michael Musto is a columnist, pop cultural and political pundit, NYC nightlife chronicler, author, and the go-to gossip responsible for the long-running (1984-2013) Village Voice column, “La Dolce Musto.” His work appears on this website as well as and, and he is writing for the new Village Voice, which made its debut in April of 2021. Follow Musto on Instagram, via @michaelmusto.


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