In the era of the Internet, there is no doubt that social media platforms are the most popular websites. While people are always arguing about something or the other on social media, the other thing that people keep sharing is memes. All these memes have evolved along with the social media platforms and have become much danker.

What Are Memes?

Just in case if you were living in a cave or were in hibernation then here’s what memes are for you. Jokes apart, in simple words, memes are any image, video, or text content that is humorous or funny. These memes spread rapidly through various social media platforms and they can have slight variations as people express themselves through memes.

Origin of Memes

There were memes present even long before the internet existed. But those are not similar to today’s memes. If we talk about the first meme shared through the Internet, then it goes back to a particular dancing baby video. In 1996, graphic designer Michael Girard created software that can create movements. He made a model of a dancing baby and sent it as a demo to developers. Then onwards it was shared through emails, forums and later it became a widespread viral sensation.

Another early internet meme that deserves a place in this list is the hamster dance. It was a website that included animated hamster gifs dancing on the beats of the sped-up version of the ‘Whistle Stop’ song. The song originally featured in the credits part of Walt Disney’s Robin Hood movie. The website was developed by a Canadian art student in a competition with her sister and a friend for generating most web traffic online. In the first 8 months, the website only had 600 views. However, it suddenly went viral and hit 6,00,000 views in just 4 days gaining popularity through emails and blogs.

Best Memes of All Time

Without memes, these social media platforms will never be addictive enough. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms will only contain news, arguments, self-appraising posts, some food pictures, and selfies. In short, the internet will become a very gloomy place. Luckily, that’s not going to happen and we have memes to make us all laugh.

Though there are millions and billions of memes on the Internet did you ever thought about which are the best memes of all time? No worries if you didn’t, because we are here to help you out with the top 40 best memes of all time. So, what are you waiting for? Go through the 40 best memes of all time and let us know which of these are the funniest ones.

1) Woman Yells at Confused Cat Meme

Woman Yells at Confused Cat

Well, the woman which you can see on the meme is Taylor Armstrong. While it might look as if she is yelling at a cat eating food. No, she was not. Thanks to the internet, someone cropped the image and attached it with the image of a pet cat named Smudge. Smudge does not like vegetarian food and thus the face.

2) This is Fine Dog Meme

This is Fine Dog meme

Cartoonist K.C. Green, in 2013, created a webcomic portraying a dog enjoying a cup of coffee while everything around him was burning. People took this part from the webcomic and started sharing it. Soon it became a viral meme where people used it to show how everything was falling apart but they were cool. Don’t you think the year 2020 was the perfect year for the meme?

3) Success Kid Meme

Success Kid meme

Success kid is another top meme of the 40 best memes of all time. This meme shows a baby clenching a fistful of sand with a determined facial expression. People started sharing it in 2007 and it eventually became a very popular meme. CNN even called Sammy Griner, the boy in the photo, as “likely the internet’s most famous baby”.

4) Bad Joke Eel Meme

Bad Joke Eel meme

Well, you can guess it from the name of the meme. Yes, the bad jokes eel is all about bad jokes. We can’t tell you why it is funny or so popular but it seems bad jokes might become better if a wide-eyed eel is telling it to you.

5) The Most Interesting Man in the World Meme

The Most Interesting Man in the World Meme

This one is also used for sharing bad jokes but this time more confidentially. Originally taken from the Dos Equis ad campaign this meme is still popular to this day.

6) Business Cat Meme

Business Cat meme

Business cat is another joke based on a pet. If you need to put a joke on work or your business then the business cat is here for you. Some cat pun along with this meme template makes it even better though.

7) Awkward Moment Seal Meme

Awkward Moment Seal meme

The cute little seal image is perfect for all those awkward moments that happen in our lives. If you want to create a moment regarding any awkward moments then you can choose the little seal.

8) Doge Meme

Doge Meme

If you love memes then you might already love this Doge as well. The Shiba-inu inspired dog memes are one of the most popular and viral memes in recent times.

9) Confused Nick Young Meme

Confused Nick Young meme

Nick Young aka “Swaggy P” is a professional basketball player in the NBA. This confused picture of him is perfect for all those “Wait! What?” moments.

10) Change My Mind Memes

Comedian Steven Crowder sat on a table with a banner in front that says, “change my mind”. He challenged people to change his mind and that was how a new set of memes were born.

11) Drakeposting Meme

Drakeposting Memes

We at DGS loved this meme and we are pretty sure you too did. Drake did perform some moves in his video of ‘Hotline Bling’ and unknowingly created a meme to showcase what you like between two things.

12) Shut Up and Take My Money Meme

Shut Up and Take My Money Memes

In the sixth season of ‘Futurama’, the creators mocked Apple in an episode called ‘Attack of the Killer App’. In that episode, a new ‘eyePhone’ comes out and Philip rushes to buy one of the devices. He interrupts the genius there by saying the phrase. This phrase of him and the way he was holding the money quickly became an internet meme.

13) Disaster Girl Meme

Disaster Girl meme

In 2004, this image of a little girl in front of a burning house appeared on the Internet. Later in 2008, the image became viral due to the devilish smile of the little girl, Zoe.

14) Exit 12 Meme

Exit 12 meme

The photo above shows a car aggressively drifting out of the motorway and is relatively simple. However, it became a famous meme once people started adding a caption to the road signs. People started showing their choices between two objects just like the Drakeposting meme.

15) Distracted Boyfriend Meme

Distracted Boyfriend meme

This meme came from a stock image uploaded at istock in 2015 by photographer Antonio Guillem. In 2017 though, it became a viral meme with simple captions added to the image that shows things that people are distracted by.

16) The Nokia 3310 Meme

The Nokia 3310 meme

The Nokia 3310 was a legendary phone, and it seems people still love it over some of the recent and most advanced smartphones. The phone launched in the year 2000 was a very durable device compared to today’s fragile flagships. People created various memes showing how the 3310 was indestructible.

17) If It Fits, I Sits Meme

If It Fits, I Sits meme

Another one for the cat lovers, if you love to look at cats sitting at od places that can barely contain them then these memes are for you. Oh well, this rule also applies to the biggest cats.

18) Futurama Fry Meme

futurama fry meme

Philip Fry is not only famous for “Shut up and take my money”. In another simple image of him, Fry is unsure of whether he is right or wrong.

19) Squidward Memes

Squidward Memes

We all like the SpongeBob memes, don’t we? But as it seems not only SpongeBob but Squidward the octopus is also famous for various memes like this.

20) Drunk Baby

Drunk Baby meme

This image of a baby looking drunk is hilarious and guess what? The internet used it to highlight their awkward drunk experiences.

21) Arthur’s Fist Meme

Arthur’s Fist Meme

We know how it feels when something makes you mad. Well, you can use Arthur’s first image to properly express your emotions.

22) Facepalm Meme

Facepalm Meme

This is the perfect meme to express dismay over someone’s foolish acts.

23) Be Like Bill Meme

Be Like Bill meme

Bill teaches everyone to use their common sense on social media rather than fighting about petty things. Be like bill.

24) First World Problems Meme

First World Problems Meme

Whenever you cry about how big your house is for your Wi-Fi signal another first-world meme is born.

25) Evil Kermit Meme

Evil Kermit meme

Just like everyone, Kermit also has a dark side. Be cautious about the bits of advice your inner Evil Kermit gives you.

26) Philosoraptor Meme

Philosoraptor meme

Keeping all the jokes aside, at times we find the questions asked by Philosoraptor to be very legit.

27) I Will Find You and I Will Kill You Meme

I Will Find You and I Will Kill You meme

This phrase is taken from the movie ‘Taken’ and it is often used to show frustration over things.

28) That’d Be Great Meme

That’d Be Great meme

If you want others to do something and make a meme about it then try using this meme. That’d be great I guess.

29) Michael Jackson Eating Popcorn Meme

Michael Jackson Eating Popcorn meme

This meme of the king of pop is often used in comment sections of the post where people are fighting about something and others are enjoying the fight.

30) Grumpy Cat Meme

Grumpy Cat meme

Grumpy cat was a viral cat that became a movie cat voice by Aubrey Plaza.

31) #TheDress Meme


We are sure that you have seen this on the internet at least once. There was this huge battle about if this dress is white and gold or it is blue and black. Well, what color of the dress do you see? Let us know in the comments.

32) Ceiling Cat Meme

Ceiling Cat meme

We love cat memes and here is another one for you. The Ceiling Cat meme is mostly used to show how fragile our privacy is these days.

33) That’s What She Said Meme

That’s What She Said meme

This phrase is very famous and people at times use it in serious conversations and the conversation will take a comedic turnaround when this sexual hint is used.

34) Shirtless Putin Meme

Shirtless Putin meme

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been at the center stage of countless memes. In different variants of shirtless memes of him, you can spot him in riding bears, eagles, shooting guns, etc.

35) Roll Safe Meme

Roll Safe meme

Roll Safe meme is often used to show how you can effectively use your brain.

36) Crying Michael Jordan Meme

Crying Michael Jordan meme

You can use the face of crying Michael Jordan on anything and try to lighten the mood of others.

37) Keyboard Cat Meme

Keyboard Cat meme

The Keyboard Cat became an internet ‘supawstar’ and various others pets followed.

38) Sarcastic Willy Wonka Meme

Sarcastic Willy Wonka meme

Willy Wonka memes are typically used to give a sense of sarcasm and appear condescending.

39) Bad Luck Brian Meme

bad luck brian meme

Bad Luck Brian features a guy with braces and was mostly used for embarrassing situations.

40) SpongeBob Meme

SpongeBob Meme

SpongeBob is one such meme that never gets old. There are thousands of different memes and templates on SpongeBob square pants. Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and SpongeBob were not only fun for kids but also fun for everyone who needs some amount of laughter in their lives.

With this, we have come to the end of our list of best memes of all time. So, which one of these is your favorite meme of all time? Do let us know in the comments below.