First impressions count. None more so than in the heavily populated world of blogging.
There are over 450,000,000 blogs online today, so it pays to stand out from the crowd, and there’s no better way of doing so than with a catchy, informative, and relevant name.
The problem here is that it’s hard to be original when you’re faced with so many competitors attempting to hoard your readership, and picking a unique domain name for your blog can be impossible if you’re covering a popular subject. But don’t worry, we’re here to point you in the right direction.
There are many sites online that can give you a creative helping hand when it comes to picking a blog name that works for your blog, and below is a list of the 15 best name generators on the internet to help you along.
It’s worth noting that most hosting providers offer an option to find & register your preferred blog name and domain name.
Created by Justin March, Cool Name Ideas is a simple tool that enables you to input words that describe your blog, select the primary topic of your blog and your preferred domain extension (e.g. .com or .net).
Then, the tool does the magic by listing a number of ideas based on the information provided earlier.
Probably the coolest feature is that the tool also checks whether there’s an exact match domain name available to purchase as well as the Twitter username.
If you’re looking for some out-of-the-box thinking for your blog name, then it’s worth giving Wordoid a try.
Wordoid intelligently listens to your keyword requests to mould into a unique noun that’s bound to be available as a domain name – because it doesn’t exist.
The art of Wordoids is that it creates a name for your site out by turning any phrase that you request into a made-up word that sounds great. For example, if you’re looking to start a blog about books – you can type your keyword and the desired length of your result, and Wordoid responds accordingly with potential titles like ‘Indebooks’, ‘Bookson’, and ‘Backbooks.’
It’s worth warning that finding quirky titles for your blog via this site can be extremely addictive, and you might end up spending hours typing different requests to see what Wordoid can come up with!
3. Name Mesh
What sets Name Mesh apart is the variety of their answers to your search words.
The names that Name Mesh generates are categorised into eight colour-coded themes, ‘common’, ‘new’, ‘short’, ‘extra’, ‘similar’, ‘SEO’, ‘fun’ and ‘mix.’ This feature makes finding a new blog name extremely simple because you can look directly for the type of domain that best suits your website.
To make life even easier, Name Mesh also enables users to add desired domains to a ‘favourites’ list for ease of reference – making for simple comparing and contrasting over the names you just can’t decide on.
Panabee scours the internet for existing and available domains featuring your selected website buzzwords and displays prices at the click of a button. You’re also able to run searches based on which domain extension suits you most.
The best bit about Panabee’s service is that the site explains its thought processes behind the generated names, whether it’s a popular prefix, a supplementary suffix, or swapped vowels – you’re kept abreast of how Panabee works.
If you’re looking for a simple and practical interface that displays colour coded ideas for your blog name and its domain availability, then Nameboy could be the site for you.
You’re invited to use two keywords to run a search on and are instantly returned a list of the most relevant names across the web. If a name appears green then you’re in luck – it’s an available domain name! Nameboy has you covered if your heart’s set on an occupied URL too, with a function that enables you to make a bid for a domain that’s in use.
Lean Domain Search is a speedy solution if you’re looking for an available fit for a blog name idea. Their search engine is so powerful that thousands of results can be retrieved in less than a second, and the site ranks its answers by their popularity – though also contains the options of ranking by length or alphabetical order.
A nifty feature is that Lean Domain Search also crawls Twitter for identical names that aren’t occupied, which is a great piece of business foresight.
Another potential perk is the priority that Lean Domain Search places on .com domains – which carry the most value when it comes to the business of URLs. The tool searches for domain availability on Bluehost, GoDaddy and NameCheap.
A site that predates all of the modern blogging, DomainIt has been helping find webmasters their ideal website names since 1996.
The format used by DomainIt is very straightforward. On the left is literal matches for your search word, with a range of different URLs and prices listed. While on the right you have suggested adaptations to your search terms that may pave the way for more internet prominence.
DomainIt also uses a very useful ‘Bulk Search’ function that allows users to check for a range of potential domain names at once, with the site automatically compiling the results in order or relevance and popularity.
8. Domain Hole
Powerful and meticulously detailed, Domain Hole sets itself apart with the numerous types of domain name searches that it’s capable of running.
Through Domain Hole you can look for recently expired URLs, ‘name spin’ your chosen keywords to create a unique blog name, ‘instant check’ that searches the internet for the availability of your keywords as you type, and ‘bulk search’ a range of potential keywords among many other options.
Domain Hole’s ‘Brainstorm’ function is their most useful if you’re unsure of where to start. By running a search for one or two keywords to brainstorm, the site comes back with a mass of different combinations and solutions.
There’s even an ‘alerts’ feature that allows you to monitor the availability of some particularly appealing URLs in case they become available in the near future. It’s fair to say that if you’re looking for a comprehensive service to support your search for a blog name, then Domain Hole is an ideal fit.
9. Bust A Name
Bust A Name is an intricate service that searches for your chosen keywords in real time, inviting you to add more as results filter through as a method of broadening your searches as and when you feel it’s appropriate.
The site also carries a hugely customisable control panel where you can experiment with adding certain prefixes, suffixes, hyphens, pluralisations and much more – all with your permission, so there’s no risk of seeing 100s of suggestions that won’t work for you.
10. Picky Domains
The ‘risk-free’ naming service is what Picky Domains has labelled itself as, and if you’re stuck and willing to pay to find a web identity that’s right for you, then it could be the solution to all of your problems.
The way Picky Domains works is by listening to your wants and needs for your blog or site, and then tapping into their experience and industry expertise to generate a bespoke solution that’ll get your website noticed online.
Picky Domains is easy, time-saving, and only ever asks for payment if their clients are happy with their new name. The cost of the service starts at $50 and varies depending on instructions.
Impossibility is fast, free, and very easy to use. Simplicity is the key here; the site search engine works when you add a keyword that you’d be interested in building a site around. Alongside the search bar is a menu that helps you customise the results you see. Here you can change your site name to include an adjective that’s four, five or six letters long, or a verb, or noun, or anything!
12. Domains Bot
Domains Bot offers an amazing price comparison resource for the domain names you discover, with dozens of prices on display from hosts across the web.
But the quality of this site doesn’t stop with the vast quotations it can boast, Domains Bot enables you to fully filter your results as you go along with checkboxes. Meaning you can peruse and dabble in your results as you go along – and even add your own custom prefixes and suffixes to see how they’d fit amongst your results, too.
The great thing about Namestation is that it rates the domain quality of your results in an easy-to-follow bar alongside the name. This feature allows you to make an educated decision based on how powerful your potential blog name appears to be.
Another unique quirk is the website’s community-powered name resource, where visitors can suggest keywords for other users to come up with creative solutions, because, as Namestation say themselves: ‘no algorithm can beat human creativity.’
A useful brainstorming tool, Domain Name Brain carries links to seamlessly buy its suggestions as well as an option to investigate and make an offer on a domain that’s already been snapped up by a webmaster.
Domain Name Brain’s name generation function works by intuitively adding prefixes and suffixes wherever appropriate and displays what the engine’s algorithm determines as the most effective first.
You’re also able to seamlessly shortlist your favourite potential solutions for future reference, making the process of picking your ideal name all the more easier.
Dot-o-Mator is a quirky blog naming tool that comes with its own app – so you can even carry on your search whilst on the go!
The site works by combining keyword suggestions for the beginning and ending of your potential domain name and creating a split table of available and unavailable solutions.
Dot-o-Mator’s service is very easy, and there’s no real limit to how many keywords you can suggest to throw in the mix, so there’s plenty of opportunities to get creative with your buzzwords.