FREE Business Name Generator: Name Ideas For Your Company
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Business Name Generator

Create a unique, brandable business name using AI & claim a matching domain

Give your business idea a catchy name in just seconds

Business Name Generator uses artificial intelligence to create an unlimited number of creative and memorable business names for nearly every industry. Simply submit a few keywords related to your brand and our technology will not only provide you with unique and brandable business names but also website domains and custom logos to match — all within seconds.

  • Unlimited business name ideas
  • Over 20 million domain & logo pairings
  • Limitless AI generated domains
  • 100% free to use

How to generate company names

It’s simple, free, and takes only a few seconds.

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1. Generate ideas with AI

Enter a few keywords that best represent your brand and our technology will create a list of catchy and unique business names.

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2. Select your business name

Filter your personalized results and find your new business name — plus matching domain and logo options.

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3. Build your new empire

Share your business name with the world by showcasing your brand on business cards, websites, and marketing materials.

Tips to help name your business

If you’re not sure which keywords to enter into the Business Name Generator, start by doing a bit of background research.

  1. Take a look at the types of names your competitors have. You want your business name to be unique, of course, but you may find that the most successful brands in your niche follow certain trends. For example, one-word or catchy business names that grab attention could be popular in your industry. In other cases, companies might be named after a founder to add a personal, relatable feel to the brand.
  2. Consider your target audience. Create customer personas that outline what they want and need from your business. A better understanding of your audience will help you decide on a name that aligns with their interests.

One of the best strategies for how to choose a business name is to start by brainstorming words and phrases. Here are some questions to ask to get your creative juices flowing:

  • What words are associated with my business products or services?
  • What values or benefits do I want to convey through my business name?
  • How do I want customers to feel about my business?

Place all the words or phrases that you come up with into a word bank. Then, see which words stand out to you and enter those into Business Name Generator to get inspired business name ideas.

When you name your business, it’s important to make sure that it will serve your brand well for years to come and help you build a strong customer base. Here are some of the top qualities your business name should have:

  • Clear: The name should be easy to understand, pronounce, and spell.
  • Distinctive: Your name shouldn’t be confused with that of another business.
  • Catchy: Choose a name that’s both interesting and memorable.
  • Brandable: Imagine how your name will look on marketing materials, such as business cards and logos.
  • Future-proof: Your name shouldn’t limit your company’s ability to grow.

Not sure which approach to take when choosing a brandable business name? Consider these familiar business naming formulas to inspire your own ideas:

  • Descriptive: A literal name that indicates what your company does.
    • Examples: Dollar Shave Club, Toys “R” Us, The Container Store
  • Origin: A nod to the founder(s) or where the company was established.
    • Examples: Ben & Jerry’s, Hilton, New York Life, Florida’s Natural
  • Evocative: An emotion, experience, or value associated with your brand.
    • Examples: Uber, Apple, Greyhound, Target, Nike
  • Wordplay: Puns, misspellings, alliteration, portmanteaus, and more.
    • Examples: Froot Loops, Krispy Kreme, Pinterest, Dunkin’ Donuts, Instagram
  • Invented: A completely unique word or phrase created for the brand.
    • Examples: Google, Pixar, Verizon, Xerox, Nintendo Wii
  • Acronym: A combination of letters to stand in for the full business name.
    • Examples: UPS, IBM, H&M, KFC, H&R Block

  1. Once you’re finished shortlisting your business name ideas, the next step is to make sure that the name hasn’t already been taken. Find out whether any other businesses are registered under that name. If a name is already in use, cross it off your list and move on to the next option.
  2. Next, check whether your business name is available online. Perform a domain name search, and register the domain so you’ll have it when you’re ready to build a website. If the domain name you want is already registered, you may be able to make an offer to the owner to purchase it directly from them.
  3. See if any social media handles are available on the platforms you plan to use for promotional purposes. If you see that your business name hasn’t been claimed, sign up for an account with that handle even if you’re not ready to start your social media marketing efforts just yet.
  4. Finally, consider whether you want to trademark your business name. This will prevent entrepreneurs in similar industries from using your name for their own business ventures.

It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to discover that their original business name idea is already in use. There are a number of alternatives you can consider if this happens to you:

  • Use a thesaurus: Find similar words that evoke the same meaning but aren’t a copy of another business name.
  • Translate it: See how your business name sounds in other languages and consider whether there’s an option that fits your brand.
  • Try Business Name Generator: Enter your original business name or related keywords into Namecheap’s Business Name Generator to get more ideas.
  • Make an offer: Depending on the circumstances, the owner of the business with your preferred name may be open to selling you the name or trademark.
  • Start over: If you can’t find a good alternative, go back to the drawing board to come up with fresh, new ideas for your business name.

How to come up with a business name

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To create a unique business name, start by taking stock of what you want to convey to your target audience. Brainstorm some words that describe the core values and benefits that your business has to offer. Enter these keywords into the free Business Name Generator to get dozens of distinctive business name ideas customized for your brand and your industry.

Once you have a shortlist of the names you like, consult with friends, family, and potential customers to get their feedback. Note which names they’re most drawn to and select your favorite from the top picks.

Lastly, find out if your preferred business name is available. Check with business and trademark registries to find out if it’s already in use, and perform a domain name search to make sure you have a home for your business website.

Business Name Generator helps to inspire entrepreneurs by providing potential business names for any niche or industry. If you see a name you like, you can add its domain directly to your cart to make sure you snatch it up first.

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Visual is a simple and affordable collection of creative tools that helps small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers bring their brands to life. Visual makes it easy for anyone of any skill level to design all the essential elements of their brand. From creating a logo for your business, to building a basic website, and designing business cards, Visual can help bring awareness to any brand. Check out our other Visual tools, Logo Maker, Card Maker, Site Maker, and Stencil.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes! Our tool is completely free to use, and you can search for new business names as many times as you’d like. Even the logos are free to edit and download when they are saved to your account.

Matching domains may be purchased for the listed price, but you can still use the free name and logo even if you decide not to buy the domain.

It’s easy. Simply enter a few keywords that describe your business idea in the search box above. Then, click the “Generate” button. Within seconds, you’ll receive all our business name suggestions, along with domain and logo ideas.

Don’t stop there. Since Business Name Generator is free to use, have fun and see how many business names you can create with random keyword combinations!

Yep, it is absolutely free. You can even select the color, font, and icon before conducting a search if you have specific design preferences in mind.

Yes. You can save any of the auto-generated logos.

To do this, simply add the logo to your shopping cart and it will be automatically saved to your Namecheap account. If you do not wish to move forward with purchasing the domain associated with the logo, simply delete the domain from your shopping cart.

To access your saved logos, simply go to Logo Maker and click on “View my existing logos.” Click on any saved logo to edit and download it as much as you’d like!

Unfortunately at this time, the name suggestions are not saved.

The suggested business name ideas are deleted when a new search is conducted or when you close the product.

While most people use this tool to get business name ideas, feel free to get creative with other possible uses!

For example, you could use Business Name Generator to come up with a catchy name for a new product, community project, or company initiative. You can even use it to get inspired ideas for the title of a report, white paper, or article. Just input a few keywords to discover unique naming suggestions.

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