Random male name generator

Use the wheel spinner below to generate a random male English name.

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Popular male names

This random name wheel contains 150 popular male names in English. The names were found popular during the 2010s - which was from 2010 to 2019 - but are still popular today.

Baby boy names

Choosing a baby name you (and your partner, if any) like can feel both thrilling and daunting at the same time. You might go to the library to check out baby name books, or you might scour the 4 corners of the internet for various lists of names. It's exhausting! That's why we believe a "wheel of names" is a good alternative.

Instead of reading a lot of names at once, you can use the name generator wheel to see one name at a time. You can think about how the name sounds, how you feel when you hear the name, and you can take your time to really soak it in. When you're done, you can spin the wheel again to see the next name. It's definitely more time consuming than quickly going over a long lis of names, but it's an important decision. Naming your unborn baby boy is one of the most important tasks during pregnancy, so you should take your time without being overwhelmed. We hope this random wheel of names helps pick the right name for you!

Other use cases

Other ideas on why to use this wheel are: finding character names for your novel, masking your online identity, searching for nicknames, finding a name for your pet, or simply learning about popular US names. Can you think of other use cases?

About the data

The data used for this spinning wheel comes from the United States Social Security Administration website, which lists the most popular male names by decade. The data consists of the 150 most popular names out of 20M male births. If you want to know more, you can read more about their data source and data qualifications here.

How to use this random decision wheel?

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Configure

Before spinning, you can change the appearance, sound, and other settings of the wheel to match your style.

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Play

Click the Spin button (or the center of the wheel) and the wheel will start turning before landing on a random segment.

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Create your own

Do you want to create your own wheel based on this? Click the copy icon to copy the wheel. After that, you can add or edit slices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the meaning of a name?

Behind The Name is a good online directory to find meanings of English, French, Spanish, or even Irish names. Their database collects meanings of over 24,000 names.

What can I use this wheel for?

There are plenty of ways you can use this random spinner wheel: to find inspiration for baby boy names, to come up with character names for a book or play, or simply to learn about popular names.

Is the spinner wheel truly random?

In practice: yes. In theory: no. That sounds confusing, but let us explain! In computer programs, nothing is truly random, but it is pseudo-random because a number generated by a program (algorithm) is by definition not random. That said, for 99% of use cases, pseudo-random numbers are considered random enough.

In short: yes the random spinning wheel is truly random and unbiased. Moreover, it can't be rigged! There is no way you can influence the chances of landing on a segment sooner. Changing the timing settings on the wheel will not influence the randomness in any way.

Is it possible to cheat

No! The wheel result is completely randomized. We do not run any pre-processing steps or other decision-making algorithms. The result the wheel lands on is chosen completely random and can not be rigged.