About Random Name Picker
Name Picker is an easy-to-use online tool where you can quickly and instantly pick a name from a list of names at
random as winner. You can add multiple entries and draw multiple random winners with the name selector.
For example, you can use this for:
- Who should start?
- Who should do the dishes?
- Who should clean the room?
- Who is the winner of my Facebook giveaway?
- Who is the winner of my Instagram raffle or contest?
- Which baby name should I pick?
- Which name is the winner for my Twitter competition?
It can also be used by teachers in the classroom to randomly select:
- Which student has to give the correct answer?
- Which student has to be in which group for activities?
How to pick a random winner for your online contest?
You created an Instagram, YouTube or Facebook giveaway and now it's time to pick a
random winner. How do you do that with our name selector?
- Get all names from the participants that comply with the giveaway rules.
- Fill in all names of all participants in the text area.
- Pick multiple names by changing the number of winners, 1 by default.
- Choose extra name picker options if needed for your draw.
- Pick random winners and start the draw via the "Pick random name(s)" button.
- Contact all winners and share the results via social media.
You can also use our Facebook Comment Picker, Instagram
Comment Picker or YouTube
Comment Picker to get all comments from your post or video automatically to select a random winner for
your giveaway from all comments.
How does the Random Name Picker work?
It's very easy to use our Name Picker tool:
- Enter or copy/paste your list of names in the text area by newline or comma separated. Select
option "Split names by space" to filter names by space.
- Select the number of names/winners that should be randomly chosen, up to 100, 250, 500 and 1000
- Select the option if it is allowed that a name can be chosen multiple times in one draw. This
only happens when you select multiple winners in once via the option "Select the number of
- Select the option if we should filter out duplicate names. This can happen if you copy paste a
list of names into our tool.
- Select the option if we should remove a name from the list of names after you pick a winner. You
can use this when you want to select multiple names.
- Click "Pick random name(s)" button to start the draw.
- The result is showing the winner(s) of the random name picker, the total count of all names and
the date/time of the draw. You can optional share the result with the winners via Facebook.
- When you run multiple draws you will see the previous draw information as well. It's
possible to remove the previous name picker result via the cross button.
- Tip: Pick quickly new winners with the pick again button that with be displayed below the result with
Can I add my logo to the results?
Yes, we added a new feature that you can customize the Name Picker contest results with a title, intro text and a
logo! Check the
"Add contest information to results" option inside the form and enter your custom information. The image should
be a link to an online
image which should be one of the following format: jpg, jpeg, png, svg or gif.
How much entries or names can it handle?
Our tool can handle almost unlimited amount of names. We tested our tool with more then 1 million
names and it still works fine. However the name selector can become a bit slow in some browsers with that many
How fair is the name picker?
Each raffle that you do is completely random and can't be manipulated. So please don't ask to change outcome of
the random winner generator, because we can't and will never do that.