How It Works
Get business name ideas in three steps.
Start with the basics.
Take a few minutes to run down essential details of what you’re doing.
Add some creativity.
Take the basic information you collected, and then get creative with it.
Dig a little deeper.
Dig deeper into why you’re different to create an unforgettable brand.
Start with the business basics. What’s your deal?
The Business Name Generator uses some pretty cool technology, but it can’t come up with business names without a little help. For best results, feed it bits of information about who you are, what you do and where you do it. Here’s an example:
- Who are you? — Bob Smith
- What do you do? — Bicycle sales & repair
- Where do you do it? — Birmingham
You just cleared one of the hurdles that can hit entrepreneurs right away. By jotting down some basic details, you’re off to a great start finding a business name.
Add some creativity to get things cooking.
So you’ve got your three building blocks for a brand. Now it’s just a matter of dicing them up and sprinkling in a little creativity. Once you plug your ideas into the free Business Name Generator, it might yield something like:
- Bob's Birmingham Bicycles
- Birmingham Bicycles by Bob
- Bicycle Bob Birmingham
See where we’re going with this? You don’t have to be an advertising wizard to build a brand.
Dig a little deeper. Find a brand that’s unforgettable.
Today’s most memorable brands go beyond a name and location. It’s all about getting across an idea that’s irresistible to the people you hope to reach. Here’s what our friend Bob might do:
- What are some of your values? — Honesty, thoroughness, experience
- How do people describe you? — Friendly, knowledgeable, fast
- How are you unique? — Former bicycle racing champion
Now we have the beginnings of a brand that commands attention:
- Birmingham Speedy Bicycles
- Friendly Bob's Bikes
- Champion Cyclery Birmingham
When the Business Name Generator comes up with something you love, don’t hesitate. Register the domain and check with your local office to see if the business name is available.
What comes after the Business Name Generator?
I can’t decide which name I like best. Any suggestions?
That’s a good problem to have. If you’re really stuck on which business name you like best, you can always register the domain for each one while you decide – that way, no one else can swoop in and grab your name while you're still thinking about it. It’s a small price to pay to ensure you get the name you want.
But if you need to make a decision immediately, we suggest that you enlist help from people around you:
- Take a poll of friends and family
- Ask them which company name resonates the most.
- You can even give our award-winning customer support team a call.
Our customer support team can also offer feedback and help you get set up with a domain name that reflects your new business name, as well as everything else you need to get your new venture off the ground and online.
How does the Business Name Generator work?
For example, if you suggested “Theresa” and “Bicycle,” you might get back results that include words like “Bike,” “Commute,” “Transport” and more. It’s just a part of the magic of our Business Name Generator.
What if the .com version of my new business name isn’t available?
By using the results from the Business Name Generator around your domain extension, the resulting company name can help you stand out.