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

3.5 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

This needs another positive review.

Barba Streisand

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! :)

Worth my buck - Great for gamers

Albino Orks FL

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.

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.


AKTIV Software Corporation
5.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2016 AKTIV Software Corporation


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