Welcome to NameBounce and our free blog name generator! We're super excited that you made the decision to start a blog. It's a fantastic way to share your thoughts, ideas, and passions with the world. And it can be a great way of making money, especially with potential income streams like digital products, affiliate marketing, and display ads.
The first step to launching a blog should always be to find the right name. In this post, we will show you how to find an amazing blog name with our generator tool. Rather than spending hours coming up with a name yourself, we'll take care of it for you!
Want to hear a crazy statistic? There are over 600 million blogs in the world today, out of 1.7 billion websites! That’s more than the population of every country except China and India.
With the growing popularity of blogging, it’s important to make your website stand out amongst the crowd. Having an eye-catching blog name can be an enormous help with that!
A good blog name or business name will help people remember your website and share it with their friends. It will stand out more in search results, helping your Google rankings. It will also make your blog appear more professional and credible, which will help you drive traffic and sales.
Long story short, finding a brandable blog name is super important. And the best part is that it doesn't need to take that long.
Blog name styles are typically a little different than general business name styles.
Typically, business names are short, simple, and authoritative. Think of a name like Tesla - it's a much better fit for a car company than a car blog.
With blogs, you can still pick a short, simple, and authoritative name! But many bloggers choose to pick a longer, more emotional name. Popular blogs like Gimme Some Oven, Smart Passive Income, and The Penny Hoarder all follow this trend.
Here are two unique blog name styles, along with step-by-step instructions on creating them using our generator.
This & That names involve adding words before and after the word "and." Examples include phrases like "Up & Down" or "One & Only."
We loaded several "this & that" name templates into our generator. Simply enter a keyword you want to use in your name, and look through the results!
For example, searching a word like "Sky" returns names like "Sky & City," "Sky & Breeze," and "Sky & Castle."
All of these would make excellent names for a travel blog, and they each have an available .COM domain name!
You can also try searching a keyword plus the word "And."
For example, searching "AndPlanet" returns names like "Bio & Planet," "Joy & Planet," and "Star & Planet." (Make sure to input everything as one word, with no spaces.)
Phrase-based blog names are a great way to build a strong brand around your blog. They are easy to remember, and they make a great first impression with potential readers.
To create a phrase-based name, you'll want to plug a phrase template into our blog name generator. Here are 10 phrase templates you can try; just click on the links to see the blog name ideas.
You can also try out RhymeZone's find phrases feature to find more creative ideas. Another idea is to use some of your favorite quotes or phrases as inspiration!
Once you have a phrase template, plug it into NameBounce as one word, and watch it go to work!
If you want to get even more nuanced, check out item #2 in our FAQs page. This will help you get more targeted name ideas.
Our blog name generator is adept at helping you find names. But it will return a big list of name ideas, so you'll need to figure out how to choose the best one.
Here are five essential tips to help you choose an awesome name for your new blog website!
When you name your blog, one of the first things you'll want to do is check domain availability.
Most popular blogs use a .COM domain name. And if you pick a three-word name (like in the styles above), you'll likely see plenty of blog domain options.
But that doesn't mean an alternative domain extension won't work for you. Trusted alternative extensions like .NET can still work well for your website. And there's a lot more domain availability.
This isn't a hard-and-fast rule, but I generally recommend sticking with a .COM domain name if your name has 3+ words.
With a two-word blog name, you can be a little more flexible. .COM is obviously still the preferred option. But a .NET domain name can work well in this instance, especially if it helps you find better brand names.
If you want to explore alternative extensions, check out our domain name generator. It will help you check domain availability with alternate extensions on your first search.
For the record, just about every business should choose a name that emotionally connects with its target audience. But making an emotional connection is particularly important for blogs.
Take a look at the three blogs I mentioned above (Gimme Some Oven, The Penny Hoarder, and Financial Samurai). Don't they make more of a connection than "Recipe Lists" and "Personal Finance Advice?"
When potential readers come across your website, you want them to feel something. You want them to think "this blog is for me," and feel like you get who they are.
You can evoke different emotions with different kinds of blog names. The Penny Hoarder creates a feeling of safety and thriftiness. Gimme Some Oven signals "fun and exciting recipes."
One last note. Personal blogs can still create a strong emotional connection! People also miss genuine human connection, especially in our highly technological society. A personal blog name will still make an emotional, highly humanized connection.
In general, you'll want your blog name to fit with your overall industry.
Let's say you're starting a finance blog focused on safe, low-risk investing. If that's the case, you should look at the names of actual investment companies that align with your vision.
If you do this, you'll notice big investment funds like BlackRock, Fidelity, and Vanguard. Each of these firms uses a ton of "safety" and "trust" words in their names.
Based on those trends, it wouldn't hurt for your blog focus to mirror some of the same concepts.
I highly recommend taking a look at our list of name generators. We created many different pages with advice on naming businesses in different industries. The advice could be super-relevant to your blog.
For example, if you're starting a blog about buying a home, you'll probably benefit from reading our real estate business name generator page. If you're starting a hybrid business that focuses on blogging and services, our business name generator page could also be helpful.
It's also a great idea to look at lists of blogs in your industry. For example, if you're starting a lifestyle or food blog, it doesn't hurt to Google "lifestyle blog names" or "list of top food blog names."
If you are starting a food blog, you've probably heard of the blog "Pinch of Yum."
For the sake of this example, let's say that the founder of "Pinch of Yum" originally focused on desserts, and named the blog "A Pinch of Sugar."
A Pinch of Sugar could work just fine for a dessert-focused blog. But if you look at Pinch of Yum's home page, you'll notice that they have tons of healthy recipes.
Pinch of Yum would still fit with a dessert blog! But A Pinch of Sugar wouldn't fit with a healthy eating blog.
If you know that you won't expand beyond your initial focus, a more "niched" name can work well. But if you want to remain flexible, pick a name that will accommodate your future expansion plans.
A good blog name is simply one part of a cohesive brand.
When you're naming your blog, always make sure to consider how your name will look alongside a logo, website, and other branding materials.
Let's say you're starting a travel blog, and you are planning on traveling through forests, mountains, and lakes.
In this case, you may love deep, earthy colors like green, blue, and brown. If you're planning to use those colors on your website, a name like "Sunnyglide" wouldn't fit.
On the other hand, beachy colors like yellow and blue would be a perfect fit for "Sunnyglide." But if you're traveling through forests, the beachy tone probably wouldn't work.
Make sure you have a feel for your brand identity before you choose a blog name.
Do you want more blog naming advice? Read through our list of FAQs to get answers to some common blog naming questions!
Our blog name generator is 100% free to use. To get started, simply enter a keyword into the box above. Then, we will generate blog name ideas based on your keyword in seconds. You can also read the blog post below the search box for free blog-specific naming advice.
The best blog names typically make a strong emotional connection with their target audiences. They're also flexible for future expansion and have a strong available domain name. When you use our blog name generator, we'll return a list of domain name suggestions with every search.
Typically, the best business names are short, simple, and authoritative. Blogs can benefit from longer names that make an emotional connection with readers. Phrase-based names like Making Sense of Cents create that emotional connection, even if they wouldn't fit as well with a general financial business.
Using a custom domain name adds more legitimacy than using free domain names like yourdomain.blogspot.com. If you're set on growing your blog and ranking highly in search engines, a custom domain is the best choice.
Our blog name generator can easily create business name ideas. A pure business name can work exceptionally well if you're starting a hybrid business, where you're both blogging and providing services. To find business name ideas, simply enter a keyword into the box at the top of our page.
Using your own name as your website name is a great way to get started with blogging. It will help you grow your personal brand, and makes a humanized connection with your target audience. You can also incorporate your personal name into your blog or business name, like Matt Mullenweg did with Automattic.
You can certainly build an ecommerce store alongside your blog. If you want to do this, it's best to pick a site theme that is designed for both blogging and ecommerce. Using WordPress or a website builder will allow you to easily add ecommerce functionality alongside your blog.
After reading this post, I hope you have an idea of how to choose a great brand name for your new blog!
To get started, enter a keyword or phrase in the box above, and you'll start seeing creative blog name ideas in a few seconds!