Finding the perfect name for your business is hard. It’s extremely hard. And even if you manage to find the right name, chances are, the domain for the name is already taken. What then?
We all understand how important first impressions are. Your name is the first thing potential customers see or hear. Your name helps position your brand. It determines how people see your company.
We created our business name generator to help entrepreneurs and business owners like you find good name ideas for their businesses. The last thing the world needs are more bad business names.
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One of our goals was to make the name generator the most user-friendly generator on the market. We did our best to make it as easy to use as possible. We also wanted to make it the best. We firmly believe that our company name generator provides the best names you can get out of a generator.
And the best part? The brand name generator is completely free to use. It has no limitations, and you can use it as much as you want to.
We even created specific business name generators for different niches and industries. But more on that later. Let’s look at different ways you can use our business name generator to find the perfect name for your business.
Option 1: Use Words That Describe Your Business
Descriptive names are the most common type of business names. They are simple, straightforward, and easy to understand. Entrepreneurs and business owners pick them when they want clarity and simplicity.
Examples of descriptive names include “Toys R Us”, “Bank of America”, and “General Motors”. You can immediately tell what the business does from the name alone.
Our company name generator is perfect for creating descriptive names. All you need is a list of descriptive words. We recommend you start by analyzing your closest competitors. Are there any words that keep repeating in the names of similar businesses? Write them down.
You can also add words that are common in your industry. These are words that people immediately connect to the industry. Add them to the list.
Once you have the list of words, it’s time to start working on the names. You can insert them in our business name generator, press “get started”, and watch the magic happen. The generator will provide you with thousands of name ideas for your business.
You can add multiple words in the search bar. If you do that, the generator will use all of them for inspiration.
Option 2: Search for Metaphorical Names
Metaphorical names are the exact opposite of descriptive words. They don’t describe the business. They represent what the business stands for. We often see these as more creative and original compared to descriptive names.
Examples of metaphorical names include “Amazon”, “Patagonia”, and “Apple”. As you see, it’s impossible to tell what the business does from the name alone. But all of these names represent what the brands stand for.
The first thing we need is a set of words to use for the generator. But, we won’t be using descriptive words this time. Instead, we’ll use metaphorical words.
Think of what makes your business different from other businesses in your industry. What makes you stand out? Write down these ideas. Now, start searching for words and synonyms that represent your uniqueness. For example, let’s say you’re the only brand that provides organic products in your market. You would pick words like “nature”, “green”, “honey”, “wild”, and so on.
It’s now time to insert your words into our business name generator. You already know how to do that. Insert the words in the search bar and press “get started”.
You can use our filters to eliminate the ideas you don’t want.
Option 3: Try Our Niche-Specific Generators
We understand that some names work better than others in specific industries. For example, in the B2B world, brands love using simple descriptive names. While in other industries, companies prefer brandable and metaphorical names.
Because of that, we decided that a generic name generator might not be the best. We made sure to make the ideas our generator produces as specific as possible. That’s why we added the industry filter to our name generator.
You can choose between many different industries when using your generator. You can go to specific generators we have, which you can find on the top right corner of our homepage. Or you can use the filters on the results page, which you can find in the left corner.
The names you get this way will be highly relevant to your industry. They will represent your business and connect your brand to the industry. Your customers will understand who you’re serving and what you stand for.
You can find over 50 different name generators on our page. We have specific generators for marketing companies, beauty brands, creative businesses, construction companies, blogs, podcasts, and many more. For example, we have a store name generator that we specifically created to help our readers create amazing shop names.
Option 4: Get The Perfect Domain for Your Business
We live in a time where every serious business should have a website. Even if you’re running a physical business or a brick-and-mortar shop, you still need an online presence. To have a website, you first need a domain name. Thanks to our business name generator, finding domain names has never been easier.
We have already explained how to use our generator. You insert the words and let the generator do its magic. You will get a long list of name ideas. There will be a plus sign next to each name the generator creates. If you press the plus sign, you’ll get a list of different domains you can register for the given name.
Our business name generator checks for the most popular domain extensions including .com, .org, .net, .co.uk, .co, and many more. You can instantly see which domain extensions are available for the names the generator created.
Just imagine how long it would take you to manually search for domain availability for all the names you created. Our domain name generator helps you save a ton of time.
We recommend you stick to the most popular domain extensions for your business. Having one of the .com, .co, .org, or .net domains shows you’re running a legitimate business. It also helps you appear professional and reliable.
Option 5: Pick the Length You Want
We talked about how names can be either descriptive or metaphorical. Another important attribute of names is length. We have short names, and we have long names. Which one is right for you?
If we look at some of the world’s most famous brand names, we can quickly tell that big brands use both types of names – long ones and short ones. Examples of really short names are “Nike” and “Zoom”. Examples of long names are “Outdoor Voices” and “Texas Instruments”.
As you can see, both short and long names work in different ways. It’s impossible to say one is better than the other. It’s up to you to decide which one works best for you.
We understand that length is important in brand names. That’s why we included the length filter in the search results of our generator.
Once you generate a list of names, you can filter them by length. Click on “names”, and you’ll get a new window where you can select the number of characters you want in your names. The fewer the character number, the shorter the names.
You can also filter by word count. You can select between one-word names and two-word names. This is the easiest way to control the length of suggested names in our name generator.
Have you decided how long you want your business name to be?
Option 6: Make a Shortlist And Decide Later
We understand how hard it can be to pick your business name. Especially if you want to pick one on the spot. Luckily, you can postpone the selection process for later with our “saved ideas” option.
We recommend you search for names in two phases. The first phase is the research phase, where your goal is to generate as many different name ideas as possible. You can use all the tips we shared in previous chapters. Remember, you can never have too many good options. Plus, our business name generator has no limitations. You can use it as much as you want to.
Take advantage and make sure you generate a long list of possible name ideas in the first phase. We recommend you use our “saved ideas” option. You will see a little star next to each name our generator created. If you click the star, the name will be added to the “saved ideas” list, which you can use to store all the ideas you like.
In the second step, you’ll go through the list of names and pick your winner. The ideas will be waiting for you in the “saved ideas” list.
We recommend the two-phase process because our brains operate differently when brainstorming ideas compared to when we analyze ideas. You want to make sure you’re feeling your sharpest when selecting your business name.
There you have it. We went over six different ways you can use our business name generator to create the perfect name for your business.
You understand how important it is to have the right business name. We suggest you take your time with this and take full advantage of our name generator. The last thing you want is to regret the name you pick in a few years.
Hopefully, you’re building a business that will last for years and maybe even generations. Make sure you set the right foundations with a timeless business name.
Our company name generator will ensure you’re starting the business on the right track. Use the tips we shared in this article to create a strong name for your business.