If you can’t tell your ‘Man Alive’ from your ‘Duck and Dive’ in your bingo numbers don’t worry. You are not the first and you certainly won’t be the last. The one thing that hits us all when we play bingo got the first time are the weird names that get shouted out each time a ball makes its magical way into selection.

Let’s be fair here bingo has been around a long time and there are ninety bingo numbers. So, that makes it hard to remember each of these names applied!

But, it is important to know these names. Let’s say the names of the bingo balls are called before the number and you don’t know it but your friend sitting next to you does. Well, this puts your friend at an advantage.

She will have marked off her number and called Bingo before you even got to hear what the darn number was. Plus, knowing these names will add much more fun to your experience.

Where Bingo Names Originated

Where did these names come from? It’s simple really, most of them are rhyming slang that matches the sound of the number. Others have some kind of historical reference.

But, basically the callers started shouting these names to add more fun and create some more involvement for the players.

You may even see new names pop up in online chat forums like “Not another Brexit Debate” for Number 48. However, you are more likely to hear the traditional names that have been used for years and are likely to be used for much longer.

Bingo Numbers Guide to Names

KELLY’S EYE
No. 1

LITTLE BOY BLUE
No. 2

DEARIE ME
No. 3

KNOCK AT THE DOOR
No. 4

MAN ALIVE
No. 5


TOM MIX
No. 6


GOD’S IN HEAVEN
No. 7


GARDEN GATE
No. 8


DOCTOR’S ORDERS
No. 9


COCK AND HEN
No. 10


LEGS ELEVEN
No. 11

MONKEY’S COUSIN
No. 12


UNLUCKY FOR SOME
No. 13


VALENTINES DAY
No. 14


RUGBY TEAM
No. 15


SWEET SIXTEEN
No. 16


DANCING QUEEN
No. 17


NOW YOU CAN VOTE
No. 18


GOODBYE TEENS
No. 19


ONE SCORE
No. 20


KEY TO THE DOOR
No. 21


TWO LITTLE DUCKS
No. 22


A DUCK AND FLEA
No. 23


DID YOU SCORE?
No. 24


DUCK AND DIVE
No. 25


BED & BREAKFAST
No. 26


GATEWAY TO HEAVEN
No. 27


IN A STATE
No. 28


YOU’RE DOING FINE
No. 29


BURLINGTON BERTIE
No. 30


GET UP AND RUN
No. 31


BUCKLE MY SHOW
No. 32


DIRTY KNEES, ALL THE THREES
No. 33


ASK FOR MORE
No. 34


JUMP AND JIVE
No. 35


THREE DOZEN
No. 36


A FLEA IN HEAVEN
No. 37


CHRISTMAS CAKE
No. 38


THOSE FAMOUS STEPS
No. 39


TWO SCORE
No. 40


LIFE’S BEGUN
No. 41


WHINNY THE POOH
No. 42


DOWN ON YOUR KNEES
No. 43


ALL THE FOURS
No. 44


HALFWAY THERE
No. 45


UP TO TRICKS
No. 46


FOUR AND SEVEN
No. 47


FOUR DOZEN
No. 48


RISE AND SHINE
No. 49


BULLS EYE
No. 50


TWEAK OF THE THUMb
No. 51


WEEKS IN A YEAR
No. 52


STUCK IN A TREE
Number 53


CLEAN THE FLOOR
No. 54


SNAKES ALIVE, ALL THE FIVES
No. 55


WAS SHE WORTH IT?
No. 56


HEINZ VARIETIES
No. 57


MAKE THEM WAIT
No. 58


BRIGHTON LINE
No. 59


THREE SCORE, BLIND 60
No. 60


BAKERS BUN
No. 61


TICKETY BOO
No. 62


TICKLE ME
No. 63


THE BEATLES
No. 64


OLD AGE PENSION
No. 65


CLICKETY CLICK
No. 66


MADE IN HEAVEN
No. 67


SAVING GRACE
No. 68


YOUR PLACE OR MINE
No. 69


THREE SCORE AND TEN
No. 70


BANG ON THE DRUM
No. 71


A CRUTCH AND A DUCK
No. 72


UNDER A TREE
No. 73


CANDY STORE
No. 74


STRIVE AND STRIVE
No. 75


TROMBONES
No. 76


ALL THE SEVENS
No. 77


HEAVENS GATE
No. 78


ONE MORE TIME
No. 79


THERE YOU GO MATEY
No. 80


STOP AND RUN
No. 81


STRAIGHT ON THROUGH
No. 82


TIME FOR TEA
No. 83


SEVEN DOZEN
No. 84


STAYING ALIVE
No. 85


BETWEEN THE STICKS
No. 86


TORQUAY IN DEVON
Number 87


TWO FAT LADIES
Number 88


ALL BUT ONE
No. 89


END OF THE LINE
No. 90

Bingo Number Callers

It’s fair to say that the art of bingo calling is serious business. If you have ever tried it yourself, then you know that it is not easy. Plus, a bad bingo caller can make the evening go really slow. Whereas a great bingo caller can have you in stitches and keep the evening bouncing along.

Let’s say that a good bingo caller is someone with the skill of an entertainer. If they are good enough they get to compete at the highest level. The competition is fierce but there can only be one National Bingo Caller of the Year winner.

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