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Use our YouTube Name Generator to Find a Name Your Audience Will Love

Welcome to NameBounce! Since you found our YouTube name generator, you’re probably ready to start an awesome YouTube channel. Now, you're trying to find a catchy YouTube name that will resonate with your future audience.

Starting a channel is super exciting, and with YouTube growing, it’s a great time to get your name out there. According to Statista, 27% of internet users worldwide access YouTube daily.

The most popular YouTube channels (like PewDiePie and 5-Minute Crafts) have all built real brands. If you are planning to take YouTube seriously, it's important that you choose a name that can grow into a real brand.

If you have a great name and branding, you will have a professional-looking brand before posting your first video. As a result, you will have a much easier time attracting viewers and subscribers. And on the flip side, bad branding will make it much harder to grow your YouTube channel.

Even YouTube mentions the importance of good branding in their Creator Academy. They state that "branding is important because it communicates what viewers can expect on your channel."

But you've probably realized this, which is why you came to NameBounce. Naming can be frustrating when you do it manually. And that's where our YouTube name generator comes in.

Our YouTube name generator uses technology to uncover the best YouTube name ideas. Just enter one or two words, and let us do the work for you. Our tool will spin up tons of creative YouTube name ideas for you in a few seconds.

5 Tips to Find a Great YouTube Channel Name

If you found our YouTube name generator and read to this point, you probably want to launch your YouTube channel soon. Maybe today! Our YouTube channel naming tips below will make it much easier to do that.

You can also check out our How to Name Your Business blog post. That post has ten tips that are important for every type of business venture (including a YouTube channel) to follow. The guide fits perfectly with these YouTube-specific naming tips!

If you're interested in a more comprehensive YouTube naming solution, check out our Naming Made Easy course. It's an extensively-tested, one-of-a-kind system that will help you choose a creative YouTube name in record time. It's the best way to find a YouTube name that can grow into a real brand.

Tip #1: Get a Name That Reflects Your Personality

You are the foundation of your YouTube channel. So it's important to find a name that reflects who you are, and likewise what your channel is about.

As an example, picture the channel Epic Meal Time. You can already sense their fun personality through their name. Imagine if they chose the name "Smart Meal Time." You'd expect that they focused on low-calorie, health-conscious recipes. And the channel personality would feel subdued.

Do you want your channel to be fun, or serious? High-energy, or quiet? Either way, your channel name should tell a story and reflect who you are.

Tip #2: Avoid Hyphens, Acronyms, Odd Spellings, and Numbers (Unless It’s Obvious)

You want to avoid confusing your viewers with your YouTube name. One good general rule for your name is to avoid hyphens, acronyms, odd spellings, and numbers in your name.

The only exception is that you can consider using a number if it’s obvious.

Some famous examples include the brands 24-Hour Fitness, 99 Designs, and the Porsche 911. When you picture their website URL, what comes to mind? I assume it's not,, or!

Tip #3: Think About What You Want to Talk About In The Future

When you name your YouTube channel, It’s important to strike a balance between too niche and too broad.

Let’s say you want to review restaurants on your YouTube channel, but you might want to expand into how-to recipe videos in the future. If that’s the case, choosing a name that is specific to restaurant reviews wouldn’t be a good idea.

Instead, it would be better to select a more general food-related name. A more general name can cover any other food-related videos you want to release in the future.

It's easy to change your channel name on YouTube. But over time, you'll likely have other brand materials (like a website and active social media accounts). On those platforms, name changes aren't as easy.

Tip #4: Consider YouTube Search Engine Optimization (“SEO”)

Google and YouTube are owned by the same parent company. Google is the web's most prominent search engine, but YouTube users access videos in the same way. It’s important to optimize a website to rank in Google searches. In the same way, it’s important to optimize your channel and videos to rank in YouTube searches!

Just like with a web page, you’ll want to optimize each video based on search keywords. Getting to the top of the rankings for a specific YouTube keyword will result in more viewers and subscribers.

It's also important for your name to fit with your channel topic.

Let's use my business as an example. If we suddenly started blogging about the best kitchen equipment on NameBounce, Google (and you) would likely get very confused. And we wouldn't rank in search results for the kitchen equipment post.

Even if we only blogged about kitchen equipment, then Google would still wonder why we chose our name.

The same logic applies to YouTube. Let's say you focus your YouTube channel on restaurant reviews. Then, you decide to create a video titled “How to Find a Name for a Freelance Design Business.” That would likely confuse YouTube (and your users) too.

Your channel name isn’t as important as the title and description of your videos. But it's important for your name to help YouTube understand your channel’s topic.

If you want additional detail on optimizing your videos for searches, check out Backlinko’s comprehensive guide to YouTube SEO.

Tip #5: Ask Yourself Why You Want to Start Your Channel

If you’re creating a YouTube channel, you’re going to be showing the world who you are. As a result, it’s vital to take a look at the reasons why you are starting your channel. Then, you can incorporate those reasons into your name to tell a story.

Do you want to showcase your authority on a specific topic? Or have a platform to share your creative passions with the world?

No matter what you want to do, look at your name through the eyes of your viewers. Think of what you want them to see and feel. Once you do this, you'll have a much easier time finding your YouTube channel name.

I started my business because manually searching for a business name, domain name, or YouTube channel name is a challenging process. I wanted to make the process fun and simple. That’s one of the reasons I chose to name this site NameBounce. The name is simple, with only two syllables. And the word bounce (plus the orange colors throughout the site) makes my brand fun.

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We created guides just like this one for several other popular types of businesses. We’re planning to add more in the future. If you have any requests, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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