When you’re starting a new website, selecting a brandable, memorable domain name is indispensable.
If you’ve ever tried coming up with a domain name yourself, you’ve probably quickly realized that literally all of them have been taken.
That’s where blog and business name generators come in. These free tools help you come up with a unique and, importantly, available domain name for your blog, small business or corporation.
How They Work
They all work a little bit differently- though, generally, you’ll input some ‘seed’ keywords and the generators will supply a list of somewhat related domain name ideas.
NameMesh, Panabee and Namestation are my 3 favorites- and I’ve used them many times to come up with catchy domain names for my online businesses.
So here are 12 handy tools that can help you come up with a clever name for your website.
The 12 Best Blog Name Generators
NameMesh is much more than your typical run-of-the-mill domain name generator. In fact, it offers so many features it’s easy to get confused.
For starters, it makes it incredibly easy to check the availability of any domain name you’ve set your eyes on. Even if it’s not available, the tool will suggest other similar domain names, so finding something suitable that’s still available gets incredibly easy. This is done through prefixes, suffixes, derived words, and other suggestions.
All in all, NameMesh is a fantastic tool, but be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time combing through all the options you’re going to be presented with. Depending on your needs, this might be to your liking, but if you’d rather go with something simpler that will allow you to reach your goals faster, choosing another tool may be a better way to go about it.
Among webmasters and online entrepreneurs, Panabee is known as an all-in-one domain name generator. Using two words that best match the main concept of your business, you are encouraged to go through the ideas provided until you find something suitable.
In case you’re still not satisfied with the results, the website will generate new ideas by using prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, phonemes, as well as popular domain trends.
This tool not only generates brand name ideas you can use for your blog, but also displays which domain names are available for you to register on the spot if you so choose. Apart from that, it has another thing going for it – it also checks whether the name you’ve chosen is up for the taking on various social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Namestation is another great option- it provides an organized user interface and the ability to generate exact word, related word, business names, popular affixes, three-word names, and tweaked names.
As of this writing, you only get a couple searches before you’re prompted to ‘hold a name contest’. It’s kind of strange- but it’s apparently how they’ve chosen to monetize. Basically, you’re forced to “Get 150+ custom name suggestions from our community” and you pay for the privilege.
Immediately after arriving to the website, BustAName presents you with two options:
- Domain name search
- Domain name maker
Choosing the latter option is the recommended path to take. At this point, proceed to enter a keyword; it can be any word, as long as it’s something that’s related to your niche. After that, you can set the filters that are designed to help you come up with a suitable name for your blog or domain.
If you have a fixed idea about how many words or characters the domain name should include, the filters are a great way to make sure you only get presented with ideas that match your chosen set of criteria. As is expected from a tool of such high functionality, it also lets you check which domain names are available without breaking a sweat.
5. Shopify Business Name Generator
Shopify, the ubiquitous eCommerce CMS, provides its users with a business name generator for their eCommerce brands. In my personal experience using it, it used to be a bit better- I’ve recently found that a lot of the domains they suggest aren’t actually available to register.
But I have, at least historically, liked the names they come up with- they’re usually pretty brandable. Sometimes these domain name generator sites produce awful-sounding domain names- you can read my guide on choosing a brandable domain name if you need some guidance.
For those who are looking for a flexible domain name generator, NameStall is one of the most powerful options available.
You can have it place your chosen keyword in the beginning or the end of the name and the tool also lets you choose from a wide range of TLD’s (yes, this includes the ones that are country-specific). In order to easily find something that’s still available, you can also enhance it with numbers and other words.
Feel free to pick from a list of most popular adjectives, nouns, etc., to find the perfect domain name for your needs in a matter of minutes. People have reported they’ve been able to progress to actually building their blog or website after just a few clicks of using this tool, since it makes finding a suitable name that time-efficient and simple.
If you’re tired of seeing traditional domain name generators that don’t bring anything new to the table, DomainNameSoup is quite a breath of fresh air.
The first step is entering one or more keywords to base the search around. You may get lucky and find a suitable domain name that’s available right from the get go, but even if that’s not the case, the tool quickly generates a neat list of suggestions you can either register right away or use as a basis for an entirely new search.
To make a new search easier, the tool lets you choose from a myriad of letters, technical names, and word manipulators, all of which are neatly ordered – you can find them on the left portion of your screen.
All in all, this tool really goes above and beyond to try every possible combination of words and letters to help you find a domain name you’ll fall in love with.
Can you simply not muster the creative energy needed to come up with a name of your own? NameSmith is the perfect solution – you can either enter a keyword like all the popular domain and blog name generators allow you to do, or simply randomly generate one on the spot.
The latter option is very useful if you’re simply looking for inspiration.
If you find out the domain name you’ve gotten excited about is already taken, this tool is quite flexible when it comes to finding suitable alternatives, either via prefixes and suffixes, language, rhymes, modified spelling, and other options at your disposal.
If you want fast results, look no further than LeanDomainSearch. Although it looks pretty basic on the surface, once you start using it, you’ll quickly see that it can bring you as detailed results as you require. If you find yourself unable to make a decision, feel free to take advantage of one of its numerous filters.
In other words, you can sort the results based on popularity, word order, length, etc. As you’ve come to expect by making a comparison with all the other tools available online today, this one also allows you to check if the domain name you’ve laid your eyes on is available for you to register.
All in all, whether you need some help with brainstorming, arranging the results, or finding a suitable brand, blog, or domain name to register, LeanDomainSearch will give you all the right tools to make it happen.
Impossibility is one of the most unconventional domain name generators you will find. It starts with the basics; simply pick your keyword of choice.
Then, pick whether you’d like it to be the first or the last word in the address. Then, choose how many letters you’d like the name to have. To be even more precise in terms of functionality, you can strictly set these to be verbs, nouns, or adjectives, effectively allowing for a full control over the kind of search results you’d like to see.
If you’re unsure, simply pick the option that lets you see a mixed set of results. This is also a great one to pick if you’re after some variety you wouldn’t able to see if you picked the other options. After that, all you need to do is go through the search results until you stumble on the one that piques your interest, and you’re good to go!
Just like the other domain name generators we’ve discussed, BrainstormDomains allows you to do an online search straight from the search bar you can find on the website.
Alternatively, if you prefer to work with desktop software, you can download it from the website as well. Either way, this domain name generator gives you everything you need in order to find the perfect domain name to use for your business or personal blog needs.
Essentially, this is a database that lets you explore what’s available and find the perfect domain name by using letters and other filters. If using databases is what you’re comfortable with, this domain name generator is just the thing you need.
Finally, we have Naque, which is quite a goofy looking website; however, there is a method to its madness. Basically, you enter up to 5 seed keywords through which the tool generates unique domain name ideas. The tool mixes them up and provides you with truly unique ideas you can either modify or use in their original form.
Understandably, this may not be your main tool of choice for the task, but since this one is so noticeably different compared to the rest, it truly finds its place in the vast marketplace of domain and blog name generators. A lot of the times you’ll find it doesn’t really come up with anything that would fit inside a dictionary, but the words are unique enough to help you find some really cool, clever, and unique brand names you can use in your business.
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Since your domain name will stick around for ages, you should always take your time with it coming up with the best blog name. Running some keywords through one of these name generators comes up with tons of example ideas you can purchase straight away.
Whether you’re choosing a name for a Tumblr blog, magazine names, artist name, mom blog, book blog, a fashion site, a vlog, a food website, a photography business, a Christian blog, lifestyle nickname
As everyone knows, the brand name that you choose could help or hinder you when doing business online. Pick the right one, and you’ll be proud to have done so for as long as your business remains operational, but in the opposite scenario, you may be forced to change it, essentially bringing about a whole set of problems.
Therefore, taking your time is essential. The good news, however, is that there are a lot of tools designed to make the job easier and let you find a suitable domain name quickly and efficiently.
The tools that we’re about to present mostly function like this:
First, you enter a seed keyword and begin the search. After the tool processes your query, it returns a list of suggestions you can use with the corresponding endings.
Although the process won’t completely alleviate the workload, it will certainly make your decision easier and allow you to come up with domain and/or blog names that would otherwise be rather hard to think of on your own.