Pawn Shop Name Generator
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How to name your pawn shop
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your pawn shop. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our pawn shop name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Central Pawn
- Royal Pawn
- Pawn Fortune
- Pawn Now
- Original Pawn
- Easy Pawn
- Friendly Pawn
- Hold ’em Pawn
- Convenient Pawn
- Ready Pawn
- Perfect Pawn
- Valuable Pawn
- Little Pawn Shop
- Your Pawn Shop
- Useful Things Pawn
- Genuine Pawn
- Classic Pawn
- Family Pawn
Four steps to naming your pawn shop
This four-step process will help you name your pawn shop. In this example, I’m creating a name for a pawn shop that conveys the confidence that a customer needs to feel when dealing with a business of this type. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Genuine”, “Valuable”, “Friendly” and “Easy”, you can see that while these words can be related to a Pawn Shop, they also suggest the kind of service and overall experience that you can expect to receive. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great pawn shop names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name makes it sound like using their service isn’t going to be any hassle at all. There is no reason to be worried about using them.
This name is all about how they make life easieer for you, turning this into a simple sort of transaction at any time.
This name conveys the idea that they are waiting for the customer to get in touch, so that they can quickly spring into action and deal with the request without delay.
This name gives the business a homely, family-run feel. It sounds like a friendly pawn shop that it is a pleasure to do business with.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great pawn shop names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful pawn shop business and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
Captain Cash is a fun name that lets us view this pawn shop as being an approachable, likeable kind of business. Using cash in the name also gives the impression that they are ready to pay out the money needed instantly.
Prestige Pawnbrokers lets us imagine a classy, highly professional type of business that attracts clients who are looking for a high level of service.
24 Hours Pawn Shop lets us picture a store where they provide a fast, efficient service. If you need money urgently then this sounds like the right place to go to get it sorted out without any fuss.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused pawn terms like exchange or fast. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real pawn shop named “Captain Cash”.
Using a name that reminds us of a superhero lets us immediately consider it as a powerful, versatile option. It also adds a welcome light-hearted touch to what is really a serious sort of business.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Perfect Pawn, Power Pawn )
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (guarantee – this lets us consider that they promise to return our valuables to use once we pay back the cash)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable pawn shop names could be:
- Pow Pawn
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Speedy Pawn and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like SpeedPawn, PawnSpeedy or SpeedierPawning.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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Words Pawn often describes
You can use these words to create Pawn business names like ‘Pawn Brokers’ and ‘Pawn Concepts’.
How Pawn is often described
Example pawn shop names using these related descriptive words ‘Advanced Pawn’ and ‘Friendly Pawn’.
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Perfect Pawn‘ or ‘Power Pawn‘.
You can use a verb in your pawn shop name to create business names like ‘The Captured Pawn‘ or ‘Winning Pawn‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new pawn shop names.
Pawn in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: noun (pignus, latrunculus, arrhabonem) verb (pignero, oppignero, obligo, caveo, pignoro).
French: noun (le pion, le gage) verb (mettre en gage, laisser en gage, mettre au clou).
Italian: noun (il pegno, la pedino, il pedone, la garanzia) verb (impegnare, dare in pegno).
Spanish: noun (el peón, la prenda, la garantía, el fantoche, la columnata) verb (empeñar, pignorar, dejar en prenda, garantizar).