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A popular option for finding the perfect name for your startup is searching by industry. Industry-specific startup name ideas can help capture the nature of your brand and draw in your target audience. Search names by popular industries such as Fintech, Real Estate, Fashion & Clothing, or whatever industry you’re launching in.
Search startup name ideas using keywords. Aligning your startup name with overarching brand ideas is a great way to find the perfect name. Type in keywords related to your startup’s alignment and messaging, such as ‘home’, 'pure', ‘strength’, or ‘tender’, and you'll get original, personalized naming options for your startup.
Choosing a startup name using emotions is another fantastic option. Designing a startup name around an emotion you want it to be connected to is a powerful strategy. Emotions connect directly with your target audience, making them particularly memorable. Decide which emotions tell your startup brand story best, whether that’s ‘ambition’, ‘hope’, ‘joy’, or anything else.
When looking for that perfect startup name, you should begin by exploring the values, ideas, and key concepts you'd like your startup to capture. Writing down these general concepts lets you build off of them to create exceptional startup name ideas unique to what you do, whether you're using a brand name generator or not.
A startup name should be designed to appeal to your target audience and their values. Your final startup name should resonate deeply with your customer base, as they’ll decide whether you sink or swim. Our startup name generator by industry is a great tool for finding fresh name ideas that align with your audience.
If you want your startup to thrive for years to come, you need to consider the big picture. Long-term goals are an important factor when naming a startup. Don’t go for names that work for now, think about names that will work forever. A good startup is built for growth. What could yours be in ten years' time? Our startup name generator provides a selection of name ideas that are abstract, emotive, and not tied to a specific industry, making them perfect for weathering changes as your startup grows.
When coming up with a startup name, avoid ideas that are difficult to say, hard to spell, or so long they lose your audience. Unique, memorable, but simple name ideas are a great way to build your startup’s brand straight out of the starting gate. Avoid startup names that aren’t immediately arresting and clear – there might be a good story behind a name idea, but if you have to explain it then it won’t work.
When naming your startup, begin by brainstorming with your team. You can include friends and other people in your industry, too, if you really want the ideas flowing. This is your chance to become startup name innovators! Brainstorm as many catchy startup name ideas as you can before narrowing them down. For inspiration or to save a ton of time, consider exploring premium domains to find the perfect option.
Testing and validating a new startup name and URL is a key part of the process, but it’s often overlooked. Use audience testing and trademark support to avoid issues down the line. Validation provides feedback from real people within your target audience about your startup name ideas. Trademark checks help you avoid any potential legal issues, too, so you can get that startup going with confidence.
Your startup name should give your brand context. Some startup names are part of a brand story (Impossible Foods), while others set the tone and positioning of the startup (Stripe). Whatever route you choose, don’t be generic!
When selecting a startup name it’s easy to get distracted by trying to sound edgy, unique, and disruptive. But edginess without content makes a name forgettable, or worse, difficult to say or spell. Avoid leaning too hard into trends or kookiness.
A unique startup name can be the difference between a successful new business and one that just about coasts along. Your name doesn’t have to be a crazy new take on startup naming, but a it should set you apart from other startups in the same space.
Emotional, experiential, descriptive, elegant, and fun startup names are all evocative options. A startup name should inspire a strong in your target audience, creating an emotional reaction or creating a unique image they won’t forget easily.
Before settling on your startup name, make sure that it’s not tough to pronounce or spell. A name that sounds weird or is often misspelled with confuse your audience, and they’ll forget it in minutes.
Exotic or abstract startup names can be tempting. They imply exclusivity and intelligence. But if your name isn’t understood by your audience, they won’t connect with it or remember it.
Your startup name shouldn’t be too safe or boring, either. While you don’t want to choose a name that’s wildly off-piste and confusing, you also want your name to create excitement and positive feelings about your startup for consumers.
Should you take your startup name’s trademark and URL seriously? No question, yes. Checking for Trademark issues and URL availability before you decide on and announce your startup name may well save you from legal trouble in the future and help your startup’s reputation grow quickly.
A startup name generator is a powerful tool that uses a combination of AI and input from human naming and branding experts to come up with startup name ideas relevant to your brand or business. Squadhelp’s startup name generator allows you to search by industry, keywords, brand ideas, emotions, and more. Squadhelp offers the only name generator created by real branding experts -- a team that has worked with Nestle, Dell, Pepsi, Nuskin, and 35,000 other amazing entrepreneurs and innovators.
Our powerful naming-specific AI allows you to search by industry, keywords, brand ideas, and more. Select from hand-curated name suggestions to find the perfect startup name quickly. Squadhelp offers the only name generator created by real branding experts -- a team that has worked with Nestle, Dell, Pepsi, Nuskin, and 35,000 other amazing entrepreneurs and innovators.
Squadhelp’s startup name generator is completely free to use, as are basic trademark and domain checks. If you choose to purchase a name then the cost of purchasing or registering it will vary based on a variety of factors.
Squadhelp’s advanced AI technology can generate as many names as you need. Enter new prompts, emotions, or keywords into the startup name generator and you’ll keep getting names! If you don’t find the perfect startup name immediately, you will after a little experimenting. And remember, you can also head to the Squadhelp marketplace to find expert-selected startup names ready for purchase.
You can generate startup name ideas by industry. Just enter the industry into our startup name generator to start getting relevant startup ideas. You can be as specific as you like, and try out related industries to get a wide selection of relevant startup name options.
Squadhelp checks the availability of various domains for your chosen startup name so you can get the best URL possible. You can also run trademark checks through Squadhelp.
Squadhelp can direct you to a third-party registration site where you can register your chosen startup URL.
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This is the second time I have used Squadhelp and it is great. I have been blown away by the number of submissions. The hardest part is choosing the best name. I'll definitely use it again in future.
As a "non-creative" this contest truly allowed me to select something that I would not have thought of on my own.
I am always so pleased with my results when using Squadhelp for naming contests. The creatives are professional and they know their stuff. Your staff is prompt with assistance and always pleasant to work with. I will be back (again) for more projects. Thanks!
I had a really superb experience with Squadhelp. I am already at my 3rd contest and will come back whenever I will need it.
Communication with the contestants was good. The chat also helped me a lot and I didn't have to wait a long time for a response.
This was a smooth transition. Easy to use, easy to manage, and super fun to read. Thank you for all your help!
Great platform!!!!! We have tried 2 different online and offline solutions and need to mark that this was the best solution for us.
This is my second contest with Squadhelp and I am grateful for this service! As someone who doesn't have an eye for design and have no clear vision of what I'm looking for in a logo, seeing all these submissions help me to understand what I like and what I don't like. Going into this contest, I had ...
I got a lot of entries, which helped me very much. I also find the website very easy to use. Squadhelp was very helpful with providing tips on how to get the best results for my contest.
Absolutely blown away by the quality and quantity of outstanding responses. Far exceeded my incredibly high expectations.
System works very well. Creatives actively provided submissions and responded to emails and revisions to the original project brief. I will recommend Squadhelp to others.
The experience was terrific. I received too many ideas from creative minds and was able to see things from a different perspective. Eventually, we settled on a design that is beautiful, creative, balanced, and lovable at every possible sight.
An amazing experience for me. I had many options to choose from with different styles for a logo. Very easy to use and the creatives who submitted options also listened to my feedback and re-submitted a better product.
It is always a pleasure to work with SquadHelp and the talent is truly amazing with the artists that are within this group. Thank you
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