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About is a simple tool to generate names for use in designs and mockups. Made by Thom.


Numerous blogs and websites have published about the project including Codrops, Speckyboy, Smashing Magazine, Sidebar, Webdesigner Depot, CSS Author, Product Hunt, LayerVault, Oozled and The Next Web.


Feedback can be tweeted directly to @thomweerd.


This massive collection of names wouldn’t have been as complete without the help of these wonderful people. If you would like to contribute to the project too, then send a pull-request on Github!

thm+137 tranlamnhatnam+5 lottietoday+4 ClaudioAlbertin+3 rustamli+3 softwaretailoring+2 gabrielizalo+2 erikreagan+2 jaimerodas+2 juree+2 MHM5000+2 Shafir+2 edsadr+2 gfnool+2 peterhupuczi+2 HanimHank+1 nvkzNemo+1 getanwar+1 texeltexel2009+1 bensoy+1 DenisGiT+1 haamop+1 eliorivero+1 esquinas+1 fkuenzli+1 flamekaizar+1 haziqmir+1 knutsynstad+1 kriskorn+1 mityaustinov+1 PaulvdDool+1 psahalot+1 rafaelstz+1 sebastianlay+1 seyekuyinu+1 mindwork+1 thmsvhwgr+1 totocaster+1 ThatBaldUXGuy+1 yosefw+1 jmblog+1 zhaofengli+1 amghar+1 andreascyp+1 danielmorosan+1 ecez+1 fireyy+1 glenbaku+1 nelsonschutt+1 MizR+1


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All responses are returned as JSON(P). There is currently no request limit. However, please keep the amount of requests to a minimum, and cache responses whenever possible.


Basic usage:
  "region":"United States"

Optional Parameters

The amount of names to return (1-500):

The gender of names to return (male or female):

Region-specific results:

Require a minimum number of characters in a name:

Require a maximum number of characters in a name:

For JSONP, specify a callback function to wrap results in:

Exception Handling

Error messages have the following format:

{"error":"Region or language not found"}


Spacebar to generate a new name

C to highlight the current name


1 to set the gender to random

2 to set the gender to male

3 to set the gender to female


4 to change the region

5 or 0 to view the info panel

Esc to close the current panel




Available Names