Remember MSN’s SmarterChild? Who doesn’t?! Here you’ll find more than just a list of bot names – we teach you to pick the perfect chatbot name!
A great chatbot will save time by finding out information that requires the same 2 or 3 questions every time, and even solving queries without human help at all.
Now, while we’re all getting more accustomed to dealing with bots, nothing beats a personal experience.
That’s why choosing one of these great chatbot names can make your client forget that they aren’t talking to a human! This is core to a great user experience.
We’re here to help, not only with an amazing bot name generator and lists of our hand-picked favorites, but also a guide on how to choose or come up with an amazing and catchy name for your bot.
Generic Yet Unique Names
The How-To Guide
1. Define a Purpose
2. Is Gender Important?
3. The Inspiration of Humanity
4. Creative Flair
Bot Name Generator
Click away and let our bot help your bot! Pick the type of name you’re looking for and flick through them until you find the perfect name for your AI creation.
If you’re looking for a little bit more guidance, scroll down to the guide below before browsing the names.
Who knows? By the time you’re finished with the guide, you may be making your own name up without this here fine and dandy chatbot name generator!
Catchy Robot Names
Want to stand out and be remembered? Catchy bot names like Jabberwacky, Charlix, Cleverbot, and ELIZA don’t just happen by chance; they are carefully chosen for a reason.
Here are our top 20 suggestions for the most memorable catchy names for your chatbot.
- Hello Robot
- Anna Bot
- Glad Bot
- Cho Co
- Beta Bot
- Sophie Bot
- Gossip Bot
- Iron Bot
- Tech Buddy
- Mimi Bot
- Bot Amigo
- Alpha Tango
- Ai 2 U
- Beep Boop
- Agent Smith
Cool Bot Names
Cool bot names are going to be attractive to younger generations.
No messing about here, these are the coolest chatbot names we could find or come up with:
- Metallic Soul
- Tayto Talk
- Trivia Bot
Creative Bot Names
“Everyone said to Vincent van Gogh, “You can’t be a great painter, you only have one ear.”
And you know what he said?
“I can’t hear you.”
– Steve Carell
I guess the message here is, even if people have told you you’re not particularly gifted in the realms of creativity, you can still come up with a masterpiece. Although van Gogh definitely was rather talented. The point stands though, don’t be shy of getting creative!
Have a look at our how-to guide, particularly the section about getting creative with the naming process, or just skip that kerfuffle and pick a creative bot name from the list below.
- Cupid Bot
- Charlie Bot
- Membership Bot
- A1 Bot
- Helper Bot
- Lo Lamabot
- Hi Bot
- Miss Clever
- Here 2 Help
- Baby Bot
- Karaoke Bot
- Blue Jaybot
- Buddy Bot
- Arch Bot
- Map Pin Bot
- Bernadette Bot
- Dee Dee
- Friend Bot
- Carrie Bot
- Boba Tutu
- Tess Bot
- Pink Lady
- Model Employee
- The Monkey
- Digital Friend
- Bumper Bot
- Talking Tina
- Gossip Girl
- Axle Head
- Deep Bot
- Anne Droid
- Ambitious Ollie
- Botters Delight
- Mind Reader
- Smiles Bot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Self Emulator
- The Botfather
- The Joker
- Random Bot
- Carrot Dash
- Chatty Cathy
- Links and Joints
- Betty Bobo
- Robo George
- HR Executive Bot
- Boy Wonder
- Friendly HR Bot
Generic (Yet Unique) Names
In some cases, it might be better to avoid “tricking” the user into thinking they’re dealing with a human, not a robot.
This might be the case if the bot is rather simple and is clearly a bot from the get-go.
This doesn’t mean you should just call it “Chatbot” and be done with it unless you aim for it to fade into the forgotten memories of its users.
Pick something memorable; add an X (or a Z if you’re feeling really adventurous), smush two words together that sum up the chatbot’s purpose, stick “bot” on the end of a catchy word like Zing or Chatter, etc. See where I’m going?
- Chuck Bot
The Guide: How to Choose a Trustworthy Chatbot’s Name
A user’s experience is everything. Yes, you can have an unhappy customer and still make a quick buck, but I guarantee you that they won’t return – and they won’t tell anyone how good your service was!
The funny thing is that a few months later we fickle humans forget piffling things like the price we paid, but we sure do remember the way we were treated!
A well-chosen bot name can make your client forget that they are talking to a piece of code and buy you untold hours of time while pleasing your customers, or finding you new ones.
1. Defining Your Bot’s Purpose
What does it do? Who does it serve? How does it serve them? Does it have any quirks?
The first two questions there are arguably the most important when it comes to shaping the name. The last two play their part but aren’t central.
Younger generations would prefer clever or technical-sounding names like Wikie or BotNic, older generations would prefer not to use a bot at all but would settle for a realistically-responding David, or Michelle, and generations in the middle would be more inclined toward a witty or clever name, like Roe(bot) or Pro-to-type.
If you’ve already written your bot and are just looking for the perfect moniker, then you’ll have a clear idea of its purpose.
If this is part of the planning phase for you, then it’s vital to choosing a great name that you:
- Decide what the intent of your bot is, what it needs to do for people, and, arguably most importantly, who it will serve.
- Save the naming ceremony until after the hard work has been put in. A lot can change between the planning and the finishing stages.
2. Is Gender Important?
The short answer is yes, gender is important. However, that doesn’t mean you should use it!
Whether you choose to go down the female, male, or gender neutral route will depend entirely on your bot’s purpose.
It’s very unlike me to say this… let’s lean into gender bias and look at the perceived benefits of each gender, according to science:
Female: Ladies are seen as better listeners, plain and simple. They are also better at problem-solving in a team but, seeing as the bot is a lone-wolf, maybe stay away from that one. Women are also perceived to be more supportive when it comes to emotional or personal issues.
Male: In the majority of countries men are seen to be better problem solvers when flying solo, and simply because of the sheer numbers of men in tech (yes, sadly it is a far-from-fair system), men are seen to more tech-oriented.
Gender Neutral: The best thing about a name that has no orientation is that you avoid any of the users’ gender bias. It’s the safest bet if you’re not leaning toward either a male or a female name.
3. Bot Names Inspired By Human Names
This one is kind of self-explanatory, but let’s go down the rabbit hole anyway.
In the last section you saw that people like to be listened to, and have their problems solved for them – let’s focus on the first point. What we see is that:
People connect with people.
Example 1) Any god ever created has been some kind of being – we have never been able to connect to something we cannot personify.
Example 2) We all seek affirmation in one form or another. Receiving acceptance from another human ties into the security our brains crave. Acceptance from others relates to safety.
Wait, why is he talking about gods, human-to-human connection, and affirmation? I want to name a bot!
Okay, to the point then: You can effectively use human psychology to personify your cleverly written piece of code. Then, the more human your bot seems, the more relaxed the client will feel!
TLDR: For more complex bots, human names can work very well because they help lower the user’s defense.
4. Making Robot Names with Creative Flair
The creative approach takes inspiration from here, there, and everywhere.
This process usually starts by looking at one or some of the bot’s:
- Business. Does it need a more sincere tone, for banking or a solicitor’s office? Or is it something more like a chat moderator that can have a sense of humor to lighten its presence?
- Purpose, which could be anything from directing people to the correct department to passing “…butter…”
Brainstorm, thought shower, conjure up, or “Google-storm” a bunch of words related to any of the above. Here’s a tool I often use for wordy inspiration when my worder isn’t wording.
- Combine two or more of them.
- Take a part of one and stick it on the end of part of another.
- Look for puns to use.
- Stick them into a business name generator or AI name generator and see what magic happens.
I hope that you have been inspired by all the bot names here and found the perfect name for your virtual assistant.
If that’s not the case and you’re struggling, take a break and come back later on. Putting a rush on creative processes is a sure way to mess them up!
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