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The wheel of names is a free online random name selector wheel. You can also add multiple wheels to increase the possibilities of how to can use this wheel of names generator. To start, replace the entries with your own list of names to instantly create a new name wheel to spin.

How to use the wheel of names

The wheel can be used for a variety of purposes, such as randomly selecting names for a drawing or game, generating ideas for a group project, or simply providing inspiration for something to be named. To use the wheel of names, you can follow these steps:

  1. Gather a list of names that you want to include on the wheel. This can be a list of people's names, place names, or any other type of names that you want to use.
  2. Create a wheel with the names on it. There are two main ways to do this, either by typing names directly into the Edit box separated by a carriage return or by pasting a copied column of names from a spreadsheet or a list of names from a text file.
  3. Spin the wheel to select a name. You can do this manually by tapping or clicking anywhere on the wheel. A random number generator is used to determine which name is selected.
  4. Use the selected name for your intended purpose. For example, if you are using the wheel to select a name for a drawing, the selected name could be the winner of the drawing. If you are using the wheel to generate ideas for a group project, the selected name could be the starting point for brainstorming ideas related to that name.

Overall, a wheel of names can be a fun and interactive way to select names or generate ideas for a variety of purposes.

What can I use a wheel of names for?

The primary purpose for creating a wheel of names is generally to choose a person at random from a group. This gives a fair chance to every person for being selected.

The selection might be for choosing a student to answer a question in the classroom, for example. You might decide on which person wins a competition or a prize giveaway with a wheel spin. If you can't agree on which person in a group will get to sit in the aisle seat on a plane or bus journey, this name wheel can be an ideal tool.

There are many other potential uses for this name decision wheel, too. Perhaps it could be used to select what to eat when you are facing a full fridge - just use the food items instead of names. Take a look at the other readymade wheel pages (link at the bottom of the page) for further ideas.

Can I create multiple wheels?

In a word, yes! While a wheel of names generator by itself can be useful for many purposes, so much more is possible when this is combined to make wheels of names

This is the first site to offer multiple-wheel spinner functionality with this depth of editable options.

How to Make Additional Name Wheels

To create more than one wheel of names, simply press the Add icon. Up to eight wheels can be used per page.

Every individual wheel can be tailored with its own custom attributes. The wheels can be spun individually or simultaneously and we think it looks best in Fullscreen mode on a desktop computer.

Of course, the additional wheels that you create don't have to contain names. They can be filled with whatever information you need. Once set up, you have a huge range of possibilities about how to use and configure each of the wheels.

How to change the look & feel of the wheel of names 

To spruce up your page that contains your wheel (or wheels) of names, check out the Design function in the main menu. From here you can choose pre-made Themes for instant satisfaction.

There is also a configuration option from this menu box to change the page background to suit the wheel of names' mood intention. This can be an image from a huge database of photographs or, if preferred, a colour.

To get an even more fine-tuned, custom touch, then explore the Edit sub-menu on each name selector wheel. The gear/cog icon allows you to alter music, sound effects, the palette (including number or colours), the time duration of spins and even images to make your name wheels come alive. The possibilities really are almost infinite when using this incredibly flexible wheel of names. Go ahead and give it a whirl.

50 name wheel theme templates

We have created 50 preconfigured name wheel themes that you can access in one click from here. Enjoy!

Wheel of Names