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Updated by Experience Ambition on Oct 19, 2015
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Getting the right name for your startup is difficult and really important, check out these tools that can help.


The Largest Brandable Business Names Marketplace

Naming businesses since 2007, BrandBucket is the original marketplace for business names. Hand-selected by entrepreneurs and branding experts, BrandBucket sells unique, brandable domain names for companies and products.

You can use BrandBucket to search for premium names and corresponding domains (combined with a sample logo) to start your business instantly. The BrandBucket website consists of curated lists of .com names (7000+) that have been hand-selected based on quality and overall brand potential. You can already get a name for around $500, but there are also names that go for $100K+!

If you have some cool domain names in your portfolio that you’re not using and want to sell them, you can register as a seller on the BrandBucket website, earn some bucks and fund your startup.


Naminum is the leading free startup name, company name, business name and website name generator on the web.

Naminum is a company, startup and website name generator designed to make your namestorming sessions smoother. They want to be successful in providing you with THE single name idea that leads you on the right path toward naming your product or company.

Enter a word and Naminum uses prefixes, suffixes and replaces letters within your keyword to generate a (huge) list of name suggestions. Didn’t find a satisfactory name? Try with a new word, transform the current one or generate random names for additional inspiration.


Get smart domain name suggestions using synonyms, suffixes, prefixes, short url, new gtlds to find the perfect domain name. Generate ideas for social user names and check availability for #free!

NameMesh let’s you find a name for your company, app or product with just a simple search. Using ‘Mesh Intelligence’, NameMesh finds name trends and ranks names to get you the most relevant suggestions. Enter the keywords for your startup idea and NameMesh will suggest domain names available with the most common (and new) TLD’s.

NameMesh not only shows you basic suggestions, but also short domain names by overlapping the keywords with the tlds, like,, etc. Also common alternatives for your domain name are generated, together with domains where other words and popular suffixes like ly, ify are mixed with your entered keywords.


*Check to see if your desired username or vanity url is still available at dozens of popular Social Networking and Social Bookmarking websites. * was designed to instantly show you if your desired or branded username was available at the majority of the top social networking websites. By typing your username into the “chk” search box, it will query all the social sites listed on the page and display whether the username is taken or available.

NameChk enables you to promote your brand consistently by registering a username that is still available on the majority of the most popular sites.




Check username availability on over 500 social networks in social media, domain names and the USPTO Trademark database to see if your company, brand, product, or username is available or taken

KnowEm is a Social Media management system, a trademark protection service, a brand marketing platform and a social profile all rolled into one! They offer a lot of different services, ranging from their free username search, domain search and trademark search, all the way to their Enterprise Dashboard for larger social media account management needs.

Dock Name

*Dock Name is a #crowdsourced service that helps startups find a domain name, by describing their business/product and get proposals from people that have suitable domains for their needs. *

The proposals are upvoted by Dock Name's community, but the final decision is left on the client.

Domain requests can be promoted (bumped to the top) for the duration of one month with a one time payment of $4.99.


*NameRobot offers everything you need to create suitable naming ideas in a short time. *

NameRobot helps entrepreneurs and businesspeople find ideas for start-up names and then checks their availability immediately.


Business Name Generator & Domain Name Search

Use Panabee to search for and find a name for your startup. In case the perfect name is taken, Panebee presents plenty of suggestions inspired by your original idea. These are derived from phonemes, syllables, abbreviations, suffixes, prefixes, and popular domain trends. Panabee also simplifies domain name checks. Enter a domain like and quickly see availability as well as multiple alternatives.

You can also search for a different default extension like .io or .us, when you search with a domain like, Panabee sets a default for all future searches to use .io until you switch to another extension.


The largest search engine for trademarks.

Trademarkia is the largest visual search engine for more than 6 million trademarked logos, names, and slogans on the Internet. It’s Trademarkia’s vision to be the world’s largest and finest online legal technology platform, providing entrepreneurs with the tools to automate, streamline, and simplify processes related to trademarks, corporate registrations, and domain filings.

You can use Trademarkia to see of your startup’s chosen name has been trademarked and, if it’s not trademarked, to register it as yours.