Name picker is a tool to quickly pick a random name from a list of names. Start entering your list of names in the textarea and quickly draw names and pick a random winner. It's possible to remove a winner from the list of names after a draw with our random picker. By default, we filter out duplicate names. If you want to allow duplicate names in your online raffle, please uncheck the option below the list of names. Pick multiple names with the pick again button and remove name after the name raffle.
Enjoy our easy and free online random name picker app!
Name Picker options
Pick a random name / winner
How does Random Name Picker work?
Pick a random winner from a list of names with our random name selector in the following simple steps.
- Enter your list of names in the textarea, each on a new line or separated by comma
- You can also upload a list of names via a text file (Optional)
- Choose option to remove name from list of names after name draw which is useful when picking multiple names (Optional)
- Check or uncheck the option split names by spaces (Optional)
- Check or uncheck filtering of duplicate names (Optional)
- Start raffle and pick a random name via the "Start" button!
- Pick multiple names/winners with the "Pick Again" button that will be showed after a raffle!
- Save results and create your unique url for sharing winners
- Share the winner on your Facebook wall and like or review our Facebook page (optional)
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What is Random Name Picker?
Random Name Picker is an online tool where you can quickly pick a winner from a list of names.
By entering your list of names in the text field and clicking the start button, we are randomly selecting one name from all names as a winner. With our Pick a Winner app you can filter out duplicate entries and pick multiple winners with the pick again button.
You can use our Random Name Selector for contests, giveaways, raffles, drawings, promotions and competitions! Or just with your kids to see who has to do the dishes ;-) Or if you are a teacher you can use our name picker tool to select a random student for any activity or assignment in school classes. Use now our random name selector to draw names from a hat (a virtual hat ofcourse).
Where are you using our random name chooser app for? Let us know!
Save random name picker results
We just released a new featured where you can store the results of the name picker draw. After you click start, you get a button to save the results. We will return you a unique url which you can share on your social media. If you visit that url it will show you the winner, total names and the date of the name pick. We will store the results for a limited amount of time.
How to generate a random number or random letter?
You can use the name picker also to generate a random number or random letter. You can enter the numbers or letters that you want in the text area and click the start button. Of course you can also make use of our Random Number Generator or Random Letter Generator
Randomly Pick Contest Winners
This tool can be very useful to pick a random winner for your online contest. Get all names of the participants that entered your contest and which comply with the rules of your contest. Enter them in our tool and start the draw. Contact the winner of your raffle and share the results via Social Media. You can also make use of one of our other tools to get the names automatic. What kind of contest or giveaways did you already run with our Name Picker?
Name Picker Wheel
We are thinking about creating a random picker spinning wheel for our random name picker tool. This will be a wheel of names where you can spin the wheel and a random name from the list of names will be chosen where the wheel decide. Do you think this is a great way to online pick a random name and do a free raffle?
Random Drawing Generator
Random Drawing Generator could be 2 different tools with different purposes, because the word drawing has two different meanings. Drawing can mean: "the selection of a winner or winners in a lottery or raffle". Drawing can also mean: "a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint, especially one drawn in monochrome". Our Random Drawing Generator is used to select winners in a drawing of a raffle. We might release a Random Drawing Idea Generator soon =)
Random name picker that removes names
Are you looking for a name picker that removes names? We have an option to that the name picker will remove a name from the list of names after a draw. You can select the option "Remove name from list of names after draw". After a winner is chosen and you want to choose another name the previous winner will be removed.
Random Name Generator
Random Name Picker is sometimes confused with Random Name Generator. On our website Name Picker is the tool to select a random name from a list of names and Random Name Generator is the tool to generate a random name itself. Check out our Random Name Generator!
About Name Picker
Name Picker is the best tool to quickly pick a winner for your raffle. We are not a spinning wheel where you can have a maximum amount of names. No, you can enter almost an unlimited amount of names. This means you can use name picker for every draw or raffle that you want to do. You can select the option to remove a name from the list of names after a name is randomly chosen and choose multiple winners. This raffle tool will make your life so much easier!
Frequently asked questions
How fair is Name Picker?
How many names or entries can Name Picker handle?
Random Name Picker can handle up to 1 million names for each draw. If you are using a large amount of names the browser can become a little slow.
Do you store any results of the raffle?
We don't store any results of the raffle, unless you use the store results and create unique link button. Then we store the winner, total names and the date of the draw. We don't store all the names that you entered in the textarea.
How can I pick multiple names/winners?
It's possible to pick multiple names and winners with our Name Picker. After the raffle with the name picker a "pick again" button will be showed and you can pick a new winner. When you have selected the option "Remove name from list of names after draw" the winner will be removed from your list of names after a raffle, so that name will not be chosen twice.
What is the probability that my name is chosen with Name Picker? What is the chance to win?
You can calculate the probability with the following formula: 1 divide by the number of names and multiple it with 100% to calculate the probability in percentage. Example: when there are 15 entries, the change that your name is chosen is 1 / 15 * 100% = 6,667%
Do you remove duplicate names when I pick a winner?
You can choose if you want to remove duplicate names via the Name Picker options. By default, the option is enabled. This means that duplicate names will be removed from the raffle. It can be useful to disable this option if a name should have multiple entries in a contest and more change to win.
Can I import/upload names via a file?
Yes, we added the support for uploading names from a text file in our random name selector. Use the "choose file" upload button and select your file to import list of names.
Can I save my list of names?
Sorry, we don't support this feature to save your list of names (yet). Please let us know if this will be an interesting feature to improve our Name Picker.
Do you have Certificate of Validity for Name Picker?
We don't have any certificate of validity, because there will be always a way for an owner of a raffle to cheat with this in some way if they really want to. We believe in honesty of people who use our Name Picker tool and that's why we decided to don't build it like other website are doing.
How much does Name Picker cost?
Random Name Picker is totally FREE like all our tools and can be used as many times as you want! You can pay us by sharing this tool to your friends or adding a link on your website.
Do you have an Name Picker app as well?
No, we don't have a random name picker app, but our website is 100% mobile friendly. You can bookmark or favorite our website to quickly use it for all your raffles.
How can I give feedback on the Name Picker app?
If you have any tips, feedback or suggestions for our Name Picker. Please send us a message on Facebook.
Check also our new Name Picker app with more options!