Do you own a business or are you a startup but still are struggling with bringing customers to your website? Do you want to create a Brand?
To help you with this problem, we have jotted down a few amazing FREE business name generators. Yes, you don’t need to pay them for helping you.
Let’s take a look at each one of them and check how beneficial they are for your business…
Namelix is a Business Name Generator that suggests business names for you. It asks you to enter the keywords related to your business or can describe your business. It then processes the words that you have entered and generates a unique word with limited letters.
It suggests all the possible branded words that can be made by combining the keywords that you have entered. There are other two criteria that this website asks us to enter – word length and style of the word.
For example, we entered the name “hostingpill” to generate suggestions:
Below are the results that we got from Namelix: (and many more)
It allows you to save the names that you like and you can directly purchase the domain from this website.
This is a bit different from other name generators. Unlike other name generators, here you get the creative ideas and suggestions from humans.
You need to launch a naming contest for your business. Once you start receiving answers from the participants, you can shortlist them and pick the most suitable name or the one you find is the best.
In return, you need to reward the participant whose idea is selected by you.
Here, you need to enter the words that are related to your business and BNG will generate suggestions from which you can pick the name and check the availability of that domain with GoDaddy.
We used the word “Hosting Pill” and clicked on the search to see the results. The above picture contains a list of suggested words. They also have an industry filter option where you can select the categories.
For instance, you can select categories such as “Technology”, “Sports”, “Health”, etc. and this generator will suggest the business name ideas accordingly.
NameBounce is a business name generator where you can type the keywords as well as select the extension that you want for your domain. Once you type the keywords, it will then generate a few ideas using the synonyms of the written words and combining them.
We generated a few suggestions using the words “hosting” and “pill”. It allows you to filter the words by length and the placement of the word. You can add the words you like, in the favorite bar and finalize the business name later.
This name generator tool helps you by generating the suggestions for the word that you have entered. It will generate names by adding a few letters before and after the word that you have entered.
We used the word “hostingpill” and these were the suggestions that we got. It generates random business names for you from which you can pick a name for your business website.
Namesmith uses the keywords that you have entered to generate creative words. Your entered data i.e. keywords won’t be shared with anyone and they won’t register the domain names generated by you.
We got the above suggestions from the words “hosting” and “pill”. They check the available domain names and suggest the words accordingly. You can select the names that you like and add them to favorites.
Naminum asks you to enter a base word or a keyword that you want to include in your business names.
We generated a few suggestions for the word “hostingpill”. This tool allows you to set the suggestions according to the location of the target audience. You get the suggested names with the letters added before and after the keyword.
Once you select the name that you like, you can buy and checkout with that domain name from GoDaddy.
Novanym is a tool that doesn’t use the exact keyword that you have entered. Instead of that, it will find and use similar words to it.
Here, you can set the business type and name style so that the tool can generate the names accordingly. The business names generated by this tool can be bought from here itself and are available with the “.com” extension.
The design of the logo is also available with the domain name that you select and buy. So, you don’t need to worry about getting the logo designed.
Tips for selecting a name for your Business
The above-given list was a set of tools that can help you generate ideas for your business names. You may find many tools that will help you pick a domain name but won’t help you decide which is the best or which would bring more customers on your site.
You never know whether the name that you have decided to go with, will bring the visitors or increase the conversion rate. But, you can certainly follow some tips that would at least prevent you from making bad choices of the name.
Ready? Let’s check out all the tips one by one –
1. Get Feedback from People
When you have shortlisted a few names from the Business Name generator sites, show them to your close ones i.e. friends, family members, your colleagues, etc. and get their opinion.
See how they find it, take their feedback on the names and then decide which name is to be finalized. You can also get feedback from the audience that you will be targeting.
2. Avoid having a name similar to competitors’
Check what are the names of your competitors’ business and DO NOT pick a name that is similar to theirs. Often people may confuse your business with theirs’ and you might end up losing customers.
You can’t use similar logos, similar names as well as similar fonts just like your competitors’. You want your business name to be a brand. For that, it needs to be unique.
3. Use a “.com” extension
A “.com” is a top-level-domain which is used extensively and has SEO benefits. Using this TLD gives you benefits over other domain extensions. Around 52% of the websites have “.com” as their extension.
4. Simple and easy to pronounce/remember
See this – A graphics designer has two creative names in suggestion: “Hyphenostalgic Graphonical” or “HyGraph” – which one would you pick?
A majority of people would say “HyGraph” and this is because it is short, simple and easy to remember. Plus, it conveys the meaning of the work that the designer is carrying out.
So, keep the names short, simple and easily understandable for everyone. It should also be effective and creative to become a brand.
5. Do not use hyphens or special characters
Have you noticed, top brand names like Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Cocacola, etc. have something in common. Of course, they are simple to spell and read but have something else that they don’t use.
That is correct – Special Characters. So, avoid using special characters in your brand name as well as in the domain name.
6. Be Creative but not Extra-Creative
LOL! That’s true. Be creative in choosing your name but not extra creative. Like this ice-cream brand from Kwality Swirls was called “Golden Gaytime”, and a toothpaste brand called “Oral-me” (literally your brain thinks from a different perspective).
These names could be really worst and you might end up losing customers or become a meme material. So, avoid being extra-creative or sometimes it would make your brand a DISASTER.
Choosing a name is difficult because you can never be sure whether it would help you achieve success in business or not. Having a short and simple brand name gains more traction. But, being creative (not extra-creative) is also necessary.
So, the above-listed tools are some of the best name generators in the market which you can use for suggestions. Also, do not forget to keep in mind the tips that have been mentioned here.
Tell us which tool would you choose for brand name for your business. If you have some other name generators or tips that we have not covered, do write them in the comment section and we would be happy to include it in this list.
Now go, make a Brand!