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200+ Best Name Ideas for Startups and Tech Companies (and Name Generator)

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How to choose a name for your startup.

How to choose a name for your startup.

Best Startup Names and How to Choose One

I recently met with a lawyer because I was interested in trademarking a name for my media company. He gave me a great lesson about what it takes to select a name and how trademarked names are categorized and what makes them strong. These are the types of names you might consider trademarking:

  • Indicative: An indicative mark indicates what service or type of goods are being offered. Think of this type of name as a "suggestion." A good example of this is "Greyhound," because it indicates movement (Greyhound bus).
  • Fanciful: A fanciful name is a strong choice when choosing a name to trademark. This is a term, name, or logo that is easily distinguished from anything that exists. Examples of fanciful names include Kodak, Nike, Adidas, and Kleenex. This category doesn't compete with "generic" names like "bike studio."
  • Arbitrary: Arbitrary choices are also strong because arbitrary names are made of a word or term that has an adapted meaning. The most common example of this is Apple. Apple has come to be identified with the sales of electronic manufacturing but the actual meaning of the word "apple" in English has no association with that service or product.

Do Your Research

Now that you know what category of name you are learning towards, do your research. You can acquire a name that is currently being used (but not always) if your services are TOTALLY different. To be safe, and to avoid legal trouble, choose something unique.

Choose a distinct name that is difficult to reproduce.

Choose a distinct name that is difficult to reproduce.

Startup Names for Creative or Artistic Companies

 

 

 

TwistedRye

EbbnFlow

ArtSpayce

IrisCenters

FryMedia

InterLayer

Vascilayte

Brush&Palette

WeaverHedge

AstralSpec

HaloStop

FlyntWorks

Paper&Quill

LYTEriddle

FlowFreer

CloudLyte

BoulderBuild

BakersLove

Handly

RypeMake

PuzzleLink

TailorTap

StitchRite

Sun&Beam

RayVisyn

ArrowCross

InterConX

ValorSync

CloneLocker

FreshLyne

Bud&Bloom

FoodiePhilic

PryceDrop

PaperBag

SilverLynx

OctoFlyte

Tech Startup Name Ideas

This names have been created but not researched.

 

 

 

Varietex

Lanlink

Priorize

Connex

Drifly

Floria

Cantor

Barel

Blisz

Olively

Lotis

Kream

Dreem

Lincer

Lanz

Veriphy

Plann

Sooper

InterV

Humman

Palaz

Embrayce

Ajent

Acsent

Findr

Philler

Phorum

Newly

Seer

Hevin

Blosum

Bendr

FindR

Flowz

Expedyte

Limityd

Name ideas for your business.

Name ideas for your business.

Cool Startup Names (Mix and Match)

There are over 200+ name possibilities here. I used a permutations and combination calculator.

DescriptorRoot

Industry

Light

Sapien

Speed

Center

Conex (Connection)

Creative

Sphere

Drum

Ritual

Radial

Spectrum

Think

Spec

Data

Mode

Founder

Method

Cross

Vital

Alpha

Blink

Beta

Bank

Delta

Brand

Cranial

Serve

Level

Selection

Infinite

Stratus

Cloud

Flight

Geo

Drift

Inside

Treasure

Server

Standard

Simple

Craft

Sonic

Collective

Proton

Collaboration

Feed

Pool

Choose a name that communicates both intention and invention.

Choose a name that communicates both intention and invention.

Best Names for New Businesses

This names have been created but not researched.

 

 

 

ApexSite

AphidLink

MirrorSpec

MineralBow

CalciteX

FilterFlow

FloraBloom

CranialSpace

ReelLite

BendR

Epitomy

Multiplyer

FlexBrand

TowerFleet

BrilliantRev

GhostLine

ClearMode

AceLogic

KinderLot

GraySpace

GrayMatter

WhiteMatter

LenderSite

VarProject

VarsityTheory

ConceptBoom

IntoSpace

AmberField

MineralBank

CinderBloom

UnderFlow

GeminiWink

AriesPlayce

AquaVew

HandlerStrata

ShineLogic

SpeshReel

PalmPal

GoldRiver

Heartstorming is a good way to collect ideas.

Heartstorming is a good way to collect ideas.

Unique Tech Startup Names

 

 

 

Laine (Lane)

Shapez (Shapes)

Sayge (Sage)

GE0de (Geode)

Flynt (Flint)

Bl00m (Bloom)

Ryver (River)

Remedi (Remedy)

Rea1m (Realm)

Foenix (Phoenix)

SYMFONY (Symphony)

SINK (Sync)

Strateyze (Strategize)

B1END (Blend)

VariaT (Variety)

LOGYC (Logic)

Paramyter (Parameter)

EnerG (Energy)

Mobyle (Mobile)

Puzzel (Puzzle)

T00L (Tool)

Bounce opinions off others.

Bounce opinions off others.

Creative Company Name Ideas

 

 

 

Flynt

CloudForest

IntraHop

FloodPlane

Andes

ClimbRx

Fallyn

FallenAngel

ManuScrypt

BestPass

CreditCradle

BluePond

Willow&Tree

DenBloom

PrairieLogic

DimensionHack

OldRebel

RowingElectric

DNASplice

FlowzOrganic

TellTaleMedia

StoryRite

ElevateBliss

ClassicXX

ZoomHulk

SlowBud

VarietalLine

NovelWarrior

Hello9

GalaxeWayz

SpinPlanet

Holidayz

Bull&Rabbit

CounterClock

IntheLight

UnderLit

SpendSmartR

Investopede

VariableSet

SpanFreer

NewHatch

ChrysalisSpectro

Tips for Creating Startup Names

How to Hybridize Words

Hybridizing words is way easier than it seems. Simply pick two words and hack them—yep, simply divide them up. If you have consents like "K" or "C" that are easily replaceable, do it. If you have letters like "S" and "Z" that are easily replaceable, do it. If you have letters like "F" and "PH" that are easily replaceable, do it.

Cut Letters or Vowels Out of Words

You can simply remove vowels from words using leetspeak (1337—gamers and hackers know) like B33T (beet) or "finder" can read as FindR.

Letter Substitutions for Startup Names

ExampleLetter(s)Substitution

Phoenix

Ph

Foenix

Clear

C

Klear

Syndicate

S

Zyndicate

Filter

F

Philter

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Comments

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Darshan on February 20, 2020:

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