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How to choose a blog name [+ 80 blog name ideas to inspire you]

Blog Name Ideas [+ 80 Blog Names to Inspire You]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received a record 943,928 trademark registration applications in 2021, and the number of applications has increased 70% in just five years. Even celebrities such as Hailey Bieber struggle with finding the right brand name, as understood from a recent Trademark Infringement lawsuit for her skincare line, Rhode. Unfortunately, this naming dilemma extends to the blogosphere: While there’s always ample room for new niche content, with over 600 million blogs on the web, naming your blog can be one of the most challenging steps of starting a business and making a website. A good blog name is one of the most inexpensive ways to grab attention in a crowded marketplace amongst these types of websites, but bloggers and creators need creativity and innovation to stand out.

In this article, we’ll help you create a blog that holds a name with maximum originality, both with brainstorming strategies from professional creatives and tools like Wix’s blog title generator.

Have a blog name ready to go? Get started on your blog with Wix today.

Questions to ask yourself before coming up with blog names

When you start a blog, you should first decide what it will be about and which goals you wish to achieve by blogging. Begin by asking yourself the following questions, after which you will be best equipped to come up with and sort through all your blog name ideas:

  • What type of blog will you create?

  • Who is your target market?

  • Which writing style and tone of voice will you use?

  • Who are your competitors and how are they going about their blogging strategy?

Additionally, you should think about the motivation behind your blog. Do you want to make money, educate or simply inspire? Your name should tell your blog’s purpose or niche.

Ask yourself these additional questions to identify the intention behind your blog name:

  • What do you want readers to feel after they read your blog’s name?

  • What message do you want your blog’s look and feel to communicate?

  • What will you use your blog for most?

To further help define your blogging style and message, take a peek at our blog templates for inspiration. Knowing where you’re headed can better help you come up with blog name ideas.

How to come up with a blog name

Before we jump into our 17 blog naming methods, remember that like choosing a name for a person, pet, business or domain, you want to select a blog name that can grow and evolve with you.

With this in mind, make sure the name you come up with is original and not too specific so that you can expand in your niche. This allows you to scale your readership and expand your opportunities to make money blogging.

Additionally, you’ll also want to make sure your blog name examples and ideas are catchy, short and sweet (not more than three words). You should be easy to find and effortless to remember.

According to Josh Brentan, a content creator and brand shaper who has named multiple Wix products and features, don’t stop at the first good idea you have. It’s essential to iterate, he says, because the more names you generate, the more open your mind is to inspiration, and the more paths you can explore.

“Once you’ve got a long list, only then should you start to narrow it down,” Brentan says. “Do multiple rounds if you need to.” Brentan also recommends using a naming brief.

Let’s take a look at the most effective ways to come up with blog name ideas:

01. Gather related keywords

As you do your research, you'll start noticing repeating words that are often used in your blogging category, whether it's food, fashion or travel. In this very first step, you should jot down as many of the words that come to mind that relate to your niche. In later steps, we can incorporate these phrases into our blog naming strategies and blog name generator.

To help you gather words, read articles, blog posts and books about your topic and write them down. The greater the list of words, the more blog name ideas we can come up with.

Give yourself room to expand within a niche or industry. For instance, let’s say you’re a personal finance guru and choose to name your blog with the keyword “Crypto.” A name like this may be limiting if you ever want to discuss different investment forms or even change your niche entirely. Personal blog name ideas should have an authentic, genuine feel.

02. Plug your keywords into Wix’s blog name generator

Do you have a word in mind that you want to include in your blog name? Whether you have a starting direction or are at ground zero, you can find great blog name ideas with a blog name generator.

This online tool suggests names by combining the text you enter with industry trends to come up with relevant ideas that can inspire you, or ready-made names you can use.

This platform automatically shows you the domain availability for each idea, so you can go ahead and easily secure your domain name before someone else takes it.

Before you do so, make sure the name is also still available on social media, as you'll want to promote your blog on other channels.

03. Make it a brand

Consider which blog names translate well to branding when coming up with ideas. Eventually, you might choose to sell digital marketing assets, eBooks or possibly launch a product line related to your niche.

Consider how the name will read on social media, as a professional email address, and even as a logo. For inspiration, check out these blog logos built around a memorable brand strategy. Use Wix’s free logo maker tool to create your own custom blog logo.

blog logos that show different blog name ideas

04. Experiment with blog naming formulas

Luckily, much simpler than calculus, these formulas make solving the blog name equation fun and easy. You can use the keywords you've already come up with that are related to your industry and make them sound catchy once they've been placed in the right order.

Try one of these five techniques to get the best blog names:

Blog name = [modifier] + [noun]


  • Parenting blog: Happy Mama

  • Cooking blog: The Experimental Chef

  • Travel blog: The Lonely Traveler

  • Baking blog: The Healthy Baker

  • Arts and crafts blog: The Colorful Canvas

Blog name = [audience or topic] + [end goal or transformation]


Blog name = [noun] + [noun]


  • Writing blog: Pen and Paper

  • Baking blog: Pink Cupcakes

  • Fitness blog: King of the Gym

Blog name = [adjective] + [first name]


  • Thrifty Taylor

  • Flexible Alex

  • Modest Meg

  • Adventurous Alex

Blog name = Simply + [word]


05. Invent a portmanteau

Portmanteau is the process of combining two different words to create an entirely new one. You can form many blog name ideas when joining two familiar words into one.

The benefit of portmanteau blog names is that they can clearly describe your blog niche and are original since you create a unique combination. You also don’t have to worry about blog domain names being taken when you make it up yourself. To help you develop effective keyword combinations, you can use a generator tool such as the Port Manteaux Word Maker.

Examples include:

  • Travel blog: Footrip = foot + trip

  • Food blog: Appetizertime = appetizers + time

  • Music blog: Discritic = disc + critic

  • Travel blog: Flightescapes = flight + escapes

  • Photography blog: Shutterclick = shutter + click

Blogger Joe Massaro gave his music blog a portmanteau-based name that would look great on any band tee: Paperface Zine.

portmanteau blog name idea

06. Use a thesaurus and special dictionaries

Dust off your thesaurus, or should we more accurately say bookmark a new tab, because this method can help you find just the right blog names you're searching for. How will it help you? A thesaurus lists words in groups of synonyms and finds related concepts that can spark a lot of new name ideas.

For example, if you've noticed a certain word such as travel is too often used, a thesaurus will suggest words like voyage, wanderlust and globe-trotting instead. More types of dictionaries can help you find the right blog name.

Here are some options to explore:

  • Thesaurus - Synonyms and related words.

  • RhymeZone - Rhymes, descriptive words, similar sounding words and homophones.

  • OneLook - Describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Tap into special abilities such as choosing the number of letters and the letter the word should start with.

  • OneLook Dictionary Search - Gives you words that often appear near your word.

  • Reverse Dictionary - Search for words by their definition.

  • Word Hippo - Find words ending with a specific word.

07. Adapt a popular saying

Sometimes familiar phrases just sound right to the ear. You can use this to your advantage by modifying a saying you’ve heard before and tweaking it to fit your blog name. Not only will coming up with a blog name be easier since you have a starting point, but it will also be memorable since it relates to a known phrase.

To help you think of common sayings, turn to Pinterest for quotes or even articles such as this one that list the most common English proverbs. Let’s show you what we’ve come up with:

  • Food blog: Bake the Cake and Eat It Too

  • Book blog: Been There, Read That

  • Fashion blog: [Insert name] Wears Prada

  • Finance blog: More Money, Less Problems

  • Home decor blog: Honey, I’m Home

08. Incorporate another language

Want to instantly sound more international and interesting? Consider including a foreign language in your blog name. Don’t worry, there is no need to sign up for a language course. A simple Google Translate search can help you find a blog name you agree with.

Try to choose a language that relates to your niche. For example, if you're starting a cooking blog, use a language from a country where your cuisine originates. If pizza and pasta are your specialties, using an Italian phrase in your food blog name is a no-brainer.

We've taken some general industry words and translated them into another language, so you can see the magical effect they can have. Take any of these words and plug them into your own blog name.

Fashion blog: À la Mode = The Fashion in French

  • Example: À la Mode by [your name here]

Food blog: Cucina = Kitchen in Italian

  • Example: Welcome to My Cucina

Travel blog: Adiós = Goodbye in Spanish

  • Example: Adiós I’m on the Next Flight

This food blog website template goes by the name Amuse Bouche, which is a French term that literally translates to "mouth amuser."

09. Try an alliteration

Alliteration is when the same letter or sound appears at the beginning of an adjacent or closely connected word. These word pairings tend to roll smoothly off the tongue and help with our memory, as they can be quite catchy. This can be useful for users when they want to look you up again later.

To come up with an alliteration, make a list of as many words as possible that also start with the same letter of the word you’re set on using. Remember, you can go back to strategy number 5 and get the help of one of the special dictionaries.

Here are some alliterations to get you started:

  • Lifestyle blog: My Luscious Lifestyle

  • Music blog: Music Minute

  • Fitness blog: The Weightlifting Writer

  • Arts and crafts blog: Crafting Creatively

  • Finance blog: Frugal Finance

Parenting blogger Shelby came up with a blog name that is both representative of her content as well as catchy enough to be memorable: My Modern Motherhood.

10. Use your own name or nickname

What better way to claim something yours than putting your name on it? Using your name or nickname allows people to immediately know the person behind the blog. This is very common in personal blogs. There are two main ways to include your name in your blog: using your full name or combining it with other keywords.

Using your full name will allow you to have a straightforward domain name that continuously reminds readers who you are. For example:




The other popular way is to use your name and incorporate adjectives, nouns, or blogging niche keywords before or after your name or nickname:

  • Movie blog: Katy’s Movie Addiction

  • Art and design blog: Ella the Painter

  • Poetry blog: Poetry by Andrew

  • Fitness blog: CrossFit With Chris

For a personal touch, Wix user Anika Pannu hand-lettered her self-titled blog’s logo.

Anika Pannu's website example for good name ideas

11. Simplify with abbreviations

"Less is more" can easily explain why people use abbreviations to come up with a blog name. A shortened form of a sentence or phrase can still allow you to have a longer message behind your name, but makes it short and straightforward to write and remember. This strategy is especially useful if your domain is already taken or if you’ve checked how much your domain costs and it’s too expensive.

See our examples:

  • Beauty blog: MBH = Make-up and Beauty Hacks

  • Fashion blog: DOI = Daily Outfit Inspo

  • Parenting blog: MPD = My Pregnant Diary

  • Love and relationship blog: LRA = Love and Relationship Advice

  • Fitness blog: WWM = Workout With Me

12. Combine unrelated words

We are not entirely out of our minds by suggesting you use random, unrelated words together. People use this method to come up with a blog name because it often results in some of the most memorable names.

You should have at least one word related to your blog’s function, but the others can be a color, an adjective or a noun. Let's take a look:

  • Interior design blog: The Dancing Furniture

  • Photography blog: The Laughing Camera

  • Travel blog: The Lazy Suitcase

  • Food blog: The Green Kitchen

13. Come up with puns

Time to get punny. To help explain, a pun exploits the different possible meanings of a word or combines words that sound alike but have different meanings. Consider adding a pun to your blog name to help you show your quirky and creative side. After all, people want to read a blog authored by someone with personality and using a pun can show this side of you off the bat.

If you can't think of a pun, try to use slang or humor in your blog name to achieve the same effect.

  • Photography blog: Oh Snap!

  • Book and writing blog: Never Wrong, Always Write

  • Travel blog: Love at First Flight

  • Baking blog: Baking the World a Better Place

  • Lifestyle blog: Extra Fries and Exercise

Life of Pai is a punny play on the title of the popular movie, Life of Pi, suggesting an adventurous and thought-provoking exploration of topics, akin to the movie's rich narrative and themes.

14. Include the name of a city, country or region

When blogging in a competitive industry, it can be good to differentiate yourself by becoming a regional expert in your topic. To help highlight your geographic presence, you can include a city or country name in your blog name.

Using a region in your blog name is also good because it can help your blog SEO. Suppose people are searching for travel bloggers that are experts in a specific destination they are planning to visit, that's when your blog can show up.


  • Lifestyle blog: Alice in Paris

  • Travel blog: Adventures in the Middle East

  • Personal blog: Katarina From Korea

  • Lifestyle blog: A Vegan in Portland

  • Fashion blog: Tel Aviv Fashionista

  • Food blog: Taste buds of Tokyo

15. Make up words

Let's begin by saying that we've followed our own advice when inventing the word Wix as our company name. Need more proof that random words can make a breakthrough? Ikea, Häagen-Dazs and Sony all don't mean anything but with great products, good marketing and branding, we all know who they are and what they offer.

Try to come up with some random words and ask your friends and family which sound like the best fit for a blog name.

When making up new words, do a quick check to see if they have any meanings in other languages.

16. Keep it easy to spell and pronounce

The easier to pronounce, the easier it will be for your audience to remember your domain name. For this reason, avoid using hyphens, dashes, and numbers. Also, stay away from homophones, or words pronounced the same but spelled like “board” and “bored" or “by” and “bye.”

You can test with your friends and family to see how easy your name is to pronounce it is to pronounce or spell.

Life As We Explore's blog name is simple and to the point. Readers understand that the blog will function as a travelogue.

Life As We Explore's website example with a cool blog name

17. Be purely descriptive (and remember the rule of three)

Describing the content of your blog in the name might seem obvious. However, it helps your readers instantly understand what you're all about. Being straightforward and to the point in a blog name is often appreciated by people who quickly need to find a specific type of blog.


  • Pet blog: All About Cats

  • Blogging blog: Blogging For Beginners

  • Religion blog: Daily Prayers and Passages

  • Music blog: Nashville Country Music Lovers

Haven Book Reviews aptly describes what readers can expect from their blog: To find a safe place in books. (This happens to be their tagline, as well.)

blog example of Haven Book Reviews

To simplify things further, you can list three words that describe what you’ll write about on your blog. A great example of this technique can be found in the book title Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Let’s apply this rule of three to some blog name ideas:


  • Health and wellness blog: Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Fitness blog: Gym, Sleep, Repeat

  • DIY craft blog: Sewing, Knitting and Other Crafts

  • Writing blog: Short Stories, Poems and Creative Writing

  • News blog: News, Gossip and Pop Culture

  • Lifestyle blog: Coffee, Clothes and My Camera

What makes a good blog name?

When you are coming up with a blog name, you’ll want to make sure that it’s memorable. One of the best ways to do that is to keep it short so that it’s easy to remember and type, even if someone only sees it once. With about 4.4 million new blog posts published every day across all platforms, it can be tough to stand out from the competition and make a name for yourself. Choose a blog name that is different from others in your niche so that people can easily identify you and come back.

You should also choose a blog name that reflects what you are blogging about. If you're blogging about personal finance, you won’t want to choose a name that relates the wrong message or has nothing to do with that. Choosing words that have to do with money or budgeting is the best way to communicate what your blog is about quickly.

Good blog names should also be brandable. If you have the perfect name but it’s already taken on social media, that might pose a problem for you later on down the line. Find a name that is easy to use as a domain name and social media handle so that people can find your blog. Remember that your blog name is your brand - it's what people will remember you by, so it's important to choose a name that you like and that represents your blog's content and personality.

Another potential factor to consider when choosing a blog name is that it helps if it’s search engine friendly. Try including relevant keywords that people are likely to search for if possible.

The 5 main attributes of good blog names are:

  • Relevance: Your blog name should be relevant to the topic of your blog. This will help potential readers understand what your blog is about and whether it is something they are interested in.

  • Memorable: Good blog names need to be memorable so that people will be more likely to find your blog again if they enjoy your content.

  • Unique: Your blog name should be unique and stand out from other blogs in your niche. This will help you to build a strong brand for your blog.

  • Easy to pronounce and spell: Make sure your blog name is easy to pronounce and spell. This will make it easier for people to share your blog name with others.

  • Available as a domain name: The blog name you choose needs to be available as a domain name. This will ensure that you can create a website for your blog using that name.

80 Creative blog name ideas

Let’s get less theoretical and more practical by looking at blog name examples we’ve come up with. Below, you can explore 80 blog name ideas by blog niche to spark your creativity. If you see one you like, go get ownership of the domain, choose the best blog template for your site and begin writing your first blog post.

These are some of the best blog names:

Food blog name ideas

1. Put Your Best Food Forward

2. Living the Food Life

3. The Real Happy Meal

4. Foodify

5. Delish Blog

6. Explore to See More

7. Destination Seeker

8. Travel in Color

9. Travel Hacker

10. Journey of a Thousand Miles

11. Travelful

12. Holy Travel

13. Sunset Travel

Health and fitness blogs

14. Ready, Set, Squat

15. Simply Yoga

16. Marathons Made Easy

Lifestyle blogs

17. Cookin’ and Good Lookin’

18. Food, Fashion, Fabulous

19. The Time of My Life

20. Adaptive Fitness

21. The Training Queen

Fashion blog name ideas

22. The Retail Therapist

23. A Walk in [insert name]’s Shoes

24. Oh So Stylish

25. Spacesuit

26. Fashiono

27. Attire and Aspire

Beauty blogs name ideas

28. Beauty Hacks by [insert name]

29. Glamor Girl Blog

30. The Makeover

31. Make Upy

32. Hair and Career

33. Vegan Beauty

Photography blogs

34. The Photo Spotlight

35. Over Exposure

36. Life Through a Viewfinder

37. The Darkrooms

38. The Archives

Personal blogs

39. A [description of you ] With a Blog

40. You Heard It From Me

41. Confessions of a [name of city] [ description of you ]

42. Life by [name]

43. Young Life

DIY craft blogs

44. Crafting Queen

45. Make Art Not War

46. The Sewing Wiz

47. Crafto

48. DIY Days

49. My Home Made

Parenting and mom blog name ideas

50. LFYP [Lessons From Young Parents]

51. If Only I’d Known

52. Sleepless in [your city name]

53. Westside Mom

54. Everlasting Dad

55. The Progressive Parent

Movie blogs

56. The Show Must Go On

57. Don’t Be Salty Movie Reviews

58. Spoiler Alert

59. Moviehood

60. Choosy Movie

61. Books Over Looks

62. The Secret Book Club

63. Pen, Paper and the Imagination

64. Book Days

65. Reader Legacy

Personal finance blogs name ideas

66. If Money Could Talk

67. The Savvy Saver

68. Resting and Vesting

69. Limitless Money

70. New Age Money

71. Games in Review

72. What's the Score?

73. Sports, Sports and More Sports

74. Sports Side

75. Never Ending Football

News blogs name ideas

76. News Flash

77. In the Know

78. Did You Hear?

79. New Light

80. Newsome

Questions to ask yourself before finalizing your blog name

You’ve brainstormed with your friends, you’ve used the blog name generator, you’ve compiled a list of blog name ideas and blog name examples…and now it’s time for the moment of truth. You need to finalize your blog name so you can launch your blog.

However, there are a few final questions to ask yourself before making it official:

  • Is your blog name short and memorable?

People should be able to remember and spell your blog name easily, even if they only see it once. Keeping it simple and making sure people are able to tell what your blog is about just by hearing the name can help them remember it.

  • Is the domain name and social media handle available?

You can check the availability of a domain name by using a domain name checker. Imagine your blog name written with a .com (or the relevant extension) after it to make sure it looks and feels right to you.

As for social media, simply search for it on all available social media platforms to make sure your name isn’t taken.

  • Is the name search engine friendly?

If you want people to find your blog through search engines, make sure your name includes relevant keywords.

  • Is the name trademarked?

You can check if a name is trademarked by searching for it on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website.

  • Do I like the name?

This is probably the most important question of all. Do you like the way the name sounds? Does it represent your blog's content and personality? If you don't like the name, you're not going to be happy with it in the long run.

Blog name ideas FAQ

What is a good name for a blog?

Choosing a good blog name depends on various factors, including your blog's niche, and target audience. While the "perfect" blog name is subjective and unique to each individual and blog, here are some general tips to help you come up with a good blog name - be memorable, keep it short and simple, be creative and keep your brand in mind.

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