• Holley C Saldivar

Random Name Picker - Pick a Random Name / Winner

Updated: Sep 14

Name Picker

Pick a random name from a list of names with our name picker.

Name Picker

Name Picker is an online wheel picker tool that allows you to swiftly choose a winner for a draw from a list of names.

Teachers can use the programme to pick a random pupil, and lotteries and contests can use it to pick a random winner.

Simply enter a list of names in the programme, configure the name picker, and select a random name.

It is possible to choose multiple names at random (up to 5 random winners per draw).

After a draw, you can also delete winners from the list of names to avoid picking the same name twice.

How to pick a random name?

You can draw a name from a list of names in the following steps:

  1. A list of names can be uploaded or typed in.

  2. Decide on the number of prize winners.

  3. If you wish to remove names after they've been selected, click this option.

  4. By selecting the 'Start' button, you can start the lottery and choose a random name.

  5. Create a one-of-a-kind URL with the results and share it on social media, via WhatsApp, or by email.

What is Random Name Picker?

Random Name Picker

Random Name Picker is a free tool that allows you to easily draw a random name or choose many random winners from a list of names.

This application can be used in the classroom by teachers to choose a house for a random activity or in lotteries to choose a winner at random.

It's never been easier to come up with a random name.

For any contest, giveaway, raffle, drawing, promotion, or competition, you can utilise the random name selector.

Families can use the programme to decide who does the dishes, and teachers can use it to pick kids at random for activities or assignments in class.

The best way to draw names from a hat is to use Name Picker (a virtual hat in this case). Any suggestions or feedback on how to improve the Name Picker app?

Please contact us on Facebook or Instagram to let us know.

How to save and share results of the Name Picker?

You can save the results of the Name Picker draw and make a tiny certificate using this function.

After the draw is finished, you'll notice social share buttons and a copy link button. We'll create a unique URL with the results of your raffle if you click one of these (social) buttons.

You can post this one-of-a-kind URL on social media, and anyone who views it will see the winner, total names, and raffle date.

The results of the giveaway picker will be saved for a short time.

Randomly Pick Contest Winners

random raffle generator

This tool can let you choose winners for your online contest at random.

Obtain the names of all contestants who entered the contest and followed the terms of your contest or giveaway.

To choose a random winner for your contest, enter the names in the Name Picker tool, select raffle options, and start the draw.

Contact the raffle winner and post the results on social media.

If you use Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube, you can use one of our other programmes to acquire all names automatically.

With our online Name Picker, whose contest or giveaway do you choose a winner?

Name Picker Wheel

The Name Picker spinning wheel can be used to pick a winner for a raffle in a more visible and animated manner.

With the Wheel of Names, you can spin the wheel to pick a winner at random from a list of names.

Random Drawing Generator

Because the word drawing has two different connotations, Random Drawing Generator might be two different tools with two different objectives.

  • "The choosing of a winner or winners in a lottery or raffle," for example.

  • "A painting or diagram done with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint, especially one drawn in monochrome," says the dictionary.

Our Random Drawing Generator is used to pick winners at random in a raffle drawing. We're also considering releasing a Random Drawing (Idea) Generator.

Random Picker

For a contest, giveaway, promotion, or competition, Random Picker is a free programme that generates a random name and winner.

It can also be used to select one item at random from a list of options. Names, teams, emails, phones, music, usernames, and more are all supported by the tool.

To modify the Random Picker, we also give filter options. The possibilities are listed below.

Number of winners

You can use this option to select numerous random names at once. For each draw, you can choose up to 5 winners.

The names of the winners in a single draw must never be the same. If you wish a name to be drawn many times, use the pick again button.

Remove name from list of names after draw

If you choose this option, the name will be removed from the list of all names when it is randomly selected as the raffle winner.

This is important if you're picking many names one at a time and don't want the same name to appear twice.

Filter duplicate names

Assume you have a long list of names that you have compiled. It's possible that you'll accidentally include a name twice.

If you enable this option, the double name will be removed and counted as one. You should disable this option if you're using this for a raffle or contest and wish to give an extra entry.

Do you require more options?

If you have any amazing suggestions for the Random Name Selector, please send us a message on Facebook or Instagram and we'll see what we can do.


You can find answers about our Name Picker app in the list of frequently asked questions.

How fair is name picker?

Is Name Picker a fair? This is a frequently asked question. We're utilising the pseudorandom Javascript technique Math.random() for randomness.

Pseudorandom numbers are computer-produced random numbers that are generated using a seed and a number generating method.

We can't change the drawing's outcome because it's all generated on the client's end.

Other programmes generate random numbers on the server side, where you can't examine the code, which means they may theoretically tamper with the results.

How many names or entries i enter?

Our Name Picker application can handle nearly an infinite amount of names.

We used the Name Picker to pick a random name for a draw from a list of 1 million names, and it worked flawlessly. Isn't that sufficient?

Because it must process all of the names, the tool/browser may be a little slower than usual if you utilise a big number of names.

Do you store any result of the raffle?

We don't save any of the raffle results by default. If you use one of the share buttons or the copy unique link button, we just save the results.

The winner's name, the total number of names, and the date of the draw will then be saved.

Can i pick multiple names & winners?

In one draw, you can choose up to 5 random names and a winner. Is there anything else you require?

You can also use the "choose another name" button, which appears after a draw and allows you to choose new names.

If "Remove name from list of names after draw" is selected, prior winners will be deleted from your list of names after a raffle, ensuring that the same name is not chosen twice.

What are the odds that my name is choosen and i will win ?

The probability can be calculated using the following formula: To compute the likelihood in percentage, divide by the number of names and multiply by 100 percent.

For example, if there are 15 names submitted, your chances of being chosen are 1 / 15 * 100 percent = 6,667 percent.

The greater the amount of entries, the less likely your name will be chosen.

Some think there's a 50/50 chance of being a winner or not a winner;-)

Can i save list of my names?

We're sorry, but we don't support this option for saving your name list. This implies that when you close your browser, the list of names will vanish.

Please let us know if you think this would be a useful feature to add to the tool.

Do you provide certificate of validity?

We don't generate a certificate of validity because we believe that if a raffle owner truly wants to, they can always find a method to cheat in some way.

We believe in the integrity of those who use our Name Picker app, which is why we chose not to create it like other websites.

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