Do you need to name something? A new baby? A character in your novel? Yourself? A new name is only a shake away! NAME SHAKE draws on the database to generate random names for you.

* Choose the gender and category (English, French, German, etc) of the name you want to generate
* Save names in your favorites list
* Look up the name's meaning in the database
* Get a random surname too, or just use your own
* Bonus fun categories: hippy names, witch names, fairy names, rapper names, wrestler names
* iPod, iPhone, iPad universal app

What’s New

Version 1.0.4

* support for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Bananaberryboard ,

Not compatible w/ iOS 11

I love this app and would normally give a 5-star review for it, but I've just learned it's not compatible with iOS11 and won't be able to use it if I update my phone.

Barba Streisand ,

This needs another positive review.

I love writing ethnic characters, but I struggle to remove my Eurocentric bias from the equation, and this makes the process so much easier. Video game characters are also fun to name through a randomizer, and I absolutely adore reading about all sorts of etymologies and origins. No real complaints here. Although I would like more fonts and backgrounds! :)

Albino Orks FL ,

Worth my buck - Great for gamers

Earlier reviewer, just check settings. Well worth my dollar. I would have used it for baby names and shower games too. Today I was looking for names for my Space Marines. Done. You can pick nationality, ancient, mythology, etc. supports multiple selects (thank you) so that you can mix just the types of names you want.


AKTIV Software Corporation
5.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2016 AKTIV Software Corporation


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