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What's the Coolest Coding Language Name?

Coding languages receive their names from a variety of sources, such as:

  • Inventor's Name
  • Descriptive Names
  • Acronyms
  • Inspiration from Existing Languages
  • Historical or Cultural References
  • Functional Descriptions

Unravelling the stories behind coding languages is fun! It unveils the human stories, ignites curiosity, and adds an another dash of creativity and playfulness to the world of coding. In your opinion, what's the coolest coding language moniker of all time? Why?

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Matt Ellen

CHILL must be the winner 😁

In computing, CHILL is a procedural programming language designed for use in telecommunication switches. The language is still used for legacy systems in some telecommunication companies and for signal box programming.

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Ben Halpern

I always liked Rust, for whatever reason.

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Jimmy McBride

I Love Rust too! Favorite systems language for sure. I really hope to see the growth of gaming frameworks like Bevy into full fledged game engine GUI's. Until then, I'll just keep playing with Kotlin in Godot.

I'm not a part of or affiliated with the Rust development team.

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Karan Gandhi


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Eljay-Adobe • Edited

To protect my prigish sensibilities, I prefer to censor that word to B****fuck so as not to offend anyone.

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Erin Bensinger


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Karan Gandhi

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Carlos Heryhelder

Coffeescript. Because of coffee, of course

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Juan F Gonzalez

Flutter is much better name than Dart imo.

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Jean-Michel (agent double)

Ruby is a shiny and friendly name

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Jakub T. Jankiewicz

How about LIPS

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LIPS is a powerful Scheme-based, Lisp language written in JavaScript It is based on the Scheme dialect and the R5RS/R7RS specifications. It has extensions to make it easier to interact with JavaScript. It work both in the browser and with Node.js.

The name is a recursive acronym which stands for LIPS Is Pretty Simple.


Web REPL Demo


  • Literal regular expression.
  • Asynchronous execution (auto resolving of promises).
  • Possibility to add new syntax (similar to vectors and object).
  • Numerical tower and Big Integer support.
  • Powerful introspection.
  • Great integration with JavaScript.
  • Auto formatting lisp of code (pretty print)
  • Lisp and hygienic Scheme macros and macroexpand.
  • Builtin help system.


To install you can use npm (or yarn)
NOTE: The version that is on NPM is heavily outdated, use beta version:

npm install @jcubic/lips@beta

or yarn:

yarn add @jcubic/lips@beta

then include the file in the script tag. You can grab the…

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Phil Ashby

For those interested in widening their knowledge of just how many languages there are:

..which holds the archives for programs in 1500 languages that all run the same algorithm: singing the 99 bottles of beer song... try not to get lost!

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Phil Ashby personal favourite language name: Scheme (steeples fingers and grins wryly at the camera)

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Erin Bensinger

Elixir. Always reminds me of the Potion Seller 🧪

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Juan F Gonzalez

Elixir of knowledge. 🤓

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Jared Nielsen

R: Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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Perfect description 🤣

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Holy C ✝😎

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Jared Odulio

FORTRAN , short for Formula Translation

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Riccardo Bernardini

It seems to me that so far none cited Monicelli, after the director of Amici Miei. You program using the nonsense expressions used in the movie.

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The "coolest" coding language name is subjective and can vary from person to person. However, here are a few coding language names that are often considered interesting or unique:

Python: Known for its simplicity and readability, the name "Python" has a cool and intriguing association with the snake species.
Ruby: The name "Ruby" evokes a sense of elegance and beauty, making it an attractive choice for some developers.
JavaScript: With "Java" in its name, JavaScript carries a sense of familiarity and popularity. It is widely used for web development and has a vibrant community.
Go: The name "Go" suggests speed, efficiency, and a straightforward approach to programming, making it appealing to developers.
Rust: "Rust" brings to mind a sense of strength and resilience. The language is known for its memory safety and low-level control.
Remember, the "coolness" of a coding language extends beyond just its name. Factors such as its features, community support, and industry adoption are also essential considerations.

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that would be RAGE!!!