1. Choose Your Podcast Name Keyword

Insert a keyword that describe your show or theme in the podcast name generator.

2. Get Podcast Name Ideas

Our podcast name generator creates thousands of ideas. Decide whether you prioritize a shorter or longer name.

3. Select Podcast Names

Copy the podcast names you like and select your new podcast name today!

How do I make a catchy podcast name?

1. Do a brainstorming

Start by brainstorming a list of words that are relevant to your podcast's topic or theme. For example, if your podcast is about cooking, you might include words like "food," "kitchen," "recipe," or "cooking."

2. Play with words

Consider using a play on words or a pun to make your podcast name more interesting and memorable. For example, if your podcast is about gardening, you could try something like "Green Thumbs Up" or "Sow What?"

3. Combine Words

Try combining two or more of the words on your list to create a unique and catchy name. For example, if your podcast is about finance, you might combine the words "money" and "invest" to create the name "Moneyvesting."

4. Keep it short

Keep it short and sweet. A podcast name that is too long or complicated can be difficult to remember and might not be as effective at catching people's attention.

5. Test your names

Test your potential podcast names out on friends, family, or other potential listeners to see which ones resonate the most and are the easiest to remember. This can help you narrow down your options and choose a name that will be effective for your podcast.

6. Check For Availability

The last thing you need to do before starting your podcast is to check if the name you've chosen is available. You don't want to use the same name as other podcasters. Check to see if the name hasn't already been trademarked by conducting Google searches and entering it into each podcast directory.

Why it’s important to choose a good podcast name?

1. Search Engine Optimization

Everything runs through search engines these days. People are connected to the world around them, and even themselves, through keywords. 

– Want a hotdog? Use the search engine on a food delivery site or Google Maps.

– Want a house? Use a search engine on Zillow or another real estate site.

– Want to know if you should be worried about that rash? You should go to the doctor, but let’s be honest, you are probably going to use a search engine to find the answer. 😁

That is why it is critical that your podcast name be something that is optimized for search engines. The title needs to be related to the topic your podcast covers. It needs to have at least one keyword related to the topic it covers. It needs to be a balance between being relevant and being unique. 

Bottom line: Your podcast’s name needs to be easy to find when people type their queries into search engines. 

We won’t cover every detail of SEO strategy and growth here. We have plenty of other blog posts that will guide you through that marketing tactic. All we want to emphasize here is that your podcast title needs to be very search engine friendly in order to build a solid foundation for future growth.

For example, If your show is about how to take care of pet turtles, a name like “Teenage Mutant Ninjas” might be clever, but your podcast probably wouldn’t rank very high when people search for “how to take care of my turtle.”

As you’ll see later in this post, our Podcast Names Generator creates names based on keywords you input, thus ensuring your podcast name is keyword-focused and optimized for search engines.

2. Establishing a Strong Domain and Social Handles

The second area where having a great podcast name is critical to generate future growth is domains and social handles.

Ideally, your podcast name is available in its exact form as a website domain as well as social handles.

Let’s say your podcast is about the United States presidency and you choose to name your podcast “POTUS.” Boy, do we have some bad news for you. The actual presidents of the United States already use @POTUS for their social media handles, passing it down from one to another. Our guess is he (or she, in the possible future) is not going to sell you that handle or give it to you for free.

In this example, when people try to follow your podcast, “POTUS” on social media, instead they find the actual president’s profile.

podcast-potus

They may mistakenly follow @POTUS, thinking it’s your brand. Or they may realize it isn’t your podcast profile, grow frustrated, and quit looking for your brand on social media altogether. Either way, your podcast’s potential growth would suffer.

Besides helping you pick unique names that don’t overlap with the President of the United States, Our Podcast Names Generator also helps you keep your podcast name short.

Why is this important? Again, think in terms of domains and handles. “The History and Current Events of the United States Presidency” might be a unique name, but that is way too long to directly translate to a website domain or social media handle.

You’re going to run into the same problem as before– you’ll lose potential followers as they struggle to find your podcast on social media and the web.

Overall, consistency is key. Your podcast name, domain, and social media handles all being identical greatly helps you grow your podcast listener numbers across multiple platforms, keeping them engaged and happy.

3. Branding Strategy

Speaking of consistency, let’s talk about the third way that a podcast name is critical for growth: branding. You want your podcast’s name to reflect the brand you are going to generate for the show. That means you want to choose a name that is popular and appealing to your target audience. The name needs to match the tone of the show. And, of course, the name needs to be a little bit memorable.

If your target audience is business men, ages 50+, you probably don’t want your podcast name to be “Investing Vibes.” But if your target is 18-30 year olds, that may work great!

If you don’t know your exact target audience yet, and you are still gathering data about what branding is best for your show, it is best to keep the name pretty versatile. Over time, with great cover art, social content, music, and even video, you can create meaning and concepts that people will attach to your otherwise generic podcast name.

Popular Podcast Names in 2023

Business

Rants & Gems Real Estate Podcast

The Personal Finance Podcast

Dropping Bombs

Wealthy Way Podcast

Life Kit: Money

Comedy

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart

Bigfoot Collectors Club

Sinisterhood

HypochondriActor

Fiction

Potato

The Scarecast

Tales of Christmas

If I Go Missing the Witches Did It

Mythology & Fiction Explained

Health & Fitness

Everyday Wellness

Dropping Gems with Devi Brown

Savage Lovecast

Innate Wisdom Podcast

The Intermittent Fasting Podcast

News

The Matt Walsh Show

Morning Wire

The Political Scene | The New Yorker

The Redundant Placeholders

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Society & Culture

The Joe Rogan Experience

Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Red Table Talk

The Man Enough Podcast

Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith

Sports

College Football Enquirer

Climbing Gold

The Andy Staples Show & Friends

Buckeye Talk: Ohio State podcast

The Hunting Public

Technology

Thinking Crypto News & Interviews

TED Radio Hour

Gamechangers from The Economist

Talk Python To Me

The Bitcoin Matrix

Music

Sing for Science

Master Your Mix Podcast

Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware

Rockstar Dad Show

Nothing Is Real – A Beatles Podcast

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your keywords? They should be words that your target audience would type in to search for your content. They are words that sum up what your podcast is about.

Let’s say you want to start a podcast about dinosaurs. Plan out what your content is going to be, who your target listeners are, and what kind of brand you’re going with. Then go to search engines and see what other words tend to pop up with dinosaurs. Make a list of about ten keywords and then put two or three of them in the podcast name generator.

The keyword batches might look something like: “Dinosaurs Paleontology Fossils;” “Incredible Facts Dinosaurs;” “TRex Dino Dig.”

The Generator will create a list of possible names for your podcast.

Play around with different keyword combinations. Note the names you like best. Identify around 3-5 names that you like and that fit your overall growth strategy (branding, target audience, video, etc.).

Now it is time for the next step.

Like we talked about earlier, it is really helpful for your podcast’s name to be unique and for its social media handles and domains to be available.

For this step, take your list of the top names you liked and search all around to see if any of the names are already in use.

Places to check:
- Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, etc.
YouTube
- Domain name search websites
Trademark list directories (governments offer these lists for free usually)
- Business name directories (governments offer these lists for free usually)
- Podcast directories

If you absolutely love a podcast name, but it is already taken in one medium, sometimes you can try to contact the person or business and try to buy it from them. But the Generator creates so many great options, it is probably best to just go with one that is available across the board.

Ask Your Target Audience

Once you have a list of names that work for your show and that are available, it is a good idea to poll your target audience to help you pick the best one.

But wait, how can you do that if you’re just now creating a podcast?

Try going where your target listeners might already be. For example, you may already be part of a social media group for paleontologists. If they are your target audience, ask them!

If you can’t access a target group, asking your personal network works just fine. Again, you are only presenting them with the options you already know will work well with your growth strategy, etc.

Developing a podcast name is serious business, but it also can be one of the most fun parts of creating a podcast. Take the suggestions we give here and enjoy the journey!