Tech Business name ideas
When crafting an effective and aesthetic tech business name, separating yourself from the crowd can be the hardest part. To help, our branding experts have developed a list of 20 random tech company name ideas that would suit any agency or startup.
- Space Digital
- Dev AI
- Digi AI
- Agile IT
- Glide Tech
- Digital Motion
- Eco Soft
How to name your tech business
Hey, I’m Micah (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your tech business. 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 tech company name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Cloud Solutions
- Bespoke IT
- Quantum Corp
- Giga Bits
- The Web Corporation
- Computer Elements
- Space Age IT
- Vantage Point Tech
- Digital Advantage
- B Software
- Beta Tech
- Source IT
- Integrative Choices
#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like innovation, cloud, bespoke, progress, Giga, and space. These add a new, futuristic dimension to tech developments. 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.
#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 names:
- 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?
#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great tech business 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?
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great tech business names on your list, in case 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.
Which TLD should I choose?
A TLD stands for Top Level Domain and is the last part of a domain name. A common example of this is .com. There are many options that you can choose from for your own domain, however, many Tech Companies use .io or .tech. domain names.
The reason for this is tech-driven businesses and startups are not generally reliant on geographical location and work across a range of verticals.
Also, .io and .tech look great on the end of a good tech company name.
Top tech business names 2022
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful tech companies and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
KnowBe4 has a name format that’s very typical for the It and technology sectors. With a bit of context, you can easily understand the meaning of this title. The company makes security solutions that protect clients from online and digital threats. In this context, the name is a great and meaningful choice.
Paycom is another niche technology company that has decided to highlight its area of specialization through appropriate name selection. The name refers to the fact that the company specializes in payroll and accounting technological solutions.
DocuSign a combination of two words to create a new title is a very typical approach in the tech world. This is yet another company that has opted for a niche name, indicative of its products and services. DocuSign specializes in the field of electronic signature technologies.
Adobe is a world-leading supplier of software for creatives such as photographers, designers, videographers, and the like. Unlike the above examples, Adobe is not a combination of words. It is actually the name of a creek! This creek ran behind the house of one of the founders. Revisit your own story. You never know where you might find inspiration.
eBay is a very well-known customer-to-customer online marketplace. The name came from the founders’ consulting group called Echo Bay Technology Group. Unfortunately, the domain name they wanted was taken so they shortened it and birthed ebay.com. The name is relatively random, yet it still fits perfectly. The ‘feel’ might be the defining factor in selecting your own tech business name
Oracle Corporation, the software giant went through a series of name changes before arriving at its more contemporary name Oracle. There are various stories around the origin of its name. One supposed story was that it was working with the CIA on a project called Oracle which the founders took and implemented in 1983.
5 Tips for naming your tech business
The ideal business name should be simple, memorable, and convey a meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.
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 competitor’s 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 tech terms like digital, web, internet, and intelligence. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try to name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real tech company named Paylocity.
The company develops payroll and HR management software solutions. This is obvious from the first part of the name. The rest is open to interpretation. It could be a nod to velocity, indicating fast and readily available services. It could be indicative of products for urban professionals. A great name leaves something to the imagination while also being 100 percent relevant.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customer’s mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your tech company name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give extra thought to your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Core Cut, Digi Draft, or Automation Nation)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Atlassian is an example of a tech company named after Atlas from the Greek mythology. Just like Atlas was tasked with holding the sky in place, Atlassian aims to give highly reliable software solutions that will always be functional)
- 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 tech business names could be:
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 Intelligent Innovation 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 Intellivision, InnovaIntel, and Intelinno.
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.
Tech business name Inspiration
Here’s a great list of Tech related words you could use in your own business name. These are descriptive and action words that are often related to Tech.
Words Tech often describes
You can use these words to create tech company names like ‘Cluster Tech Group’ and ‘TechPark’.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Tech company names.
- Techflux (Tech + Influx)
- NoloTech (Technology + Tech)
- Techergy (Tech + Energy)
- Techster (Tech + Cluster)
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