Chatbots

500+ Best Chatbot Name Ideas to Get Customers to Talk

Beata Stefanowicz
Beata Stefanowicz · Updated
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Have you ever felt that the communication was fake and unnatural when you contacted a business?

So have your website’s visitors.

How to change that? 

You can start by giving your chatbot a name that will encourage clients to start the conversation. It will also make them feel more connected with your brand.

But how to find the right chatbot name for your company? Let’s go through all you need to know.

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But first—

Why give your chatbot a name?

Your customers know they are speaking to a chatbot and not a human. They don’t expect the bots on your site or social media to replicate human interactions. Clients only want to get the answer from the chatbot or for it to fill the gap when your human agents aren’t available. So why should you bother to give your bot a name? 

Five main reasons are:

  • A name for a bot makes it clear that the user is not chatting to a human agent

It’s less confusing for the website visitor to know from the start that they are chatting to a bot and not a representative. This will show transparency of your company, and you will ensure that you’re not accidentally deceiving your customers. 

  • Name gives your chatbot a personality

Names for bots can instantly give your chatbot personality and let people know what to expect. It can also represent your brand and match the feeling of your website. This will increase the customer experience and satisfaction with your ecommerce. For example, if your brand sells dog accessories, you can name your bot “Max” or “Buddy.”

  • Names make bots seem more human

A chatbot’s role is not to replace a human agent, nor to trick your visitors into believing they’re chatting with a person. But it doesn’t hurt to make the interaction more human-like. For example, “Hi, I’m Mochi, your bot assistant. How can I help you?” sounds better than “Hi, I’m a bot assistant. How can I help you?”, don’t you think?

  • Names can create a bond or connection with the bot

Good names establish an identity, which then contributes to creating meaningful associations. Think about it, we name everything from babies to mountains and even our cars! Giving your bot a name will create a connection between the chatbot and the customer during the one-on-one conversation.

  • Bots with names are more approachable

Using a name in a conversation feels more comfortable and natural for the customer. Let’s take the Apple bot as an example here. Which one feels more natural to say: “Hey Siri!” or “Activate Apple bot 2018”? You get the point. So replicate this approachability by giving your chatbot an easy name your visitors will remember. 

A study finds that people associate a product’s attributes with the name of the product. When you give a name that sounds caring to a product, it helps to form the same impression in the client’s mind. You can use this effect to your advantage with chatbots and give them a name that sets the tone of your customer communication.

Let’s have a look at the list of bot names you can use for inspiration.

Catchy chatbot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Howdy. How can I help you?"

Are you a trendy startup or a modern business? You need your chatbot to match the vibe of your company. And to represent your brand and make people remember it, you need a catchy bot name.

Catchy chatbot names
1. Sassy
2. Hip
3. Friendly
4. Bubble
5. Groovy
6. Witty
7. Funky
8. Zap
9. Light
10. Pulse
11. Bumper
12. Proton
13. Rapid
14. Quest
15. SunShine
16. Explorer
17. Cloud
18. Bonita
19. Dalia
20. Howdy
21. Viral
22. Foxy
23. Fido
24. Nella
25. Lucky
26. Morpheus
27. Miss Clever
28. Daisy
29. Gracia
30. Bigmouth
31. Stella
32. Cyber
33. Dev
34. Aida
35. Commander
36. Connie
37. Eyebot
38. Genie
39. Chatterbot
40. Gradient

It only takes about 7 seconds for your customers to make their first impression of your brand. So, make sure it’s a good and lasting one with the help of a catchy bot name on your site. 

Good bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Lovely Bot. How can I help you?"

A name that mirrors the bot’s personality can go the extra mile for your visitors. And a friendly bot can ensure that people associate good emotions with your brand. So, what are some of the names for a good bot?

Good chatbot names
1. Achievement Bot
2. Creative Bot
3. Candy
4. Harmony
5. Amazebot
6. Helper Bot
7. The Botfather
8. Lovely Bot
9. Smiles Bot
10. Happiness Bot
11. Jokester Bot
12. Good Vibes Bot
13. Joy Bot
14. Amusing Bot
15. Hearty Bot
16. Joyous
17. Helpy
18. Happy Bot
19. Chuck
20. Russel
21. Dory
22. Olaf
23. Comfort
24. Glad bot
25. Smiley
26. Giggles
27. Buena
28. Gita
29. Lilo
30. Kota
31. Mona
32. Ventura
33. Tobias
34. Tobin Lykke
35. Agatha
36. Cody
37. Ruth
38. Levi
39. Nora
40. Robo

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Find out how to name and customize your Tidio chat widget to get a great overall user experience. 

Creative bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Crafty. How can I help you?"

Improve user experience and settle for a creative name. Creative names can have an interesting backstory and represent a great future ahead for your brand. They can also spark interest in your website visitors that will stay with them for a long time after the conversation is over.

Creative chatbot names
1. Transcendence
2. Hephaestus
3. Ava
4. Wall-e
5. Buzz
6. Hyperion
7. Crafty
8. Intra
9. Sully
10. Omon
11. Omega
12. Theta
13. Flash
14. Olympus
15. Digital Dave
16. Simon
17. Radion
18. Talk Bot
19. Proton Bot
20. Automata
21. Snap
22. Zeta
23. Hydra
24. Sparkles
25. Socket
26. Astor
27. Chappie
28. CyBot
29. Infina
30. Gemma
31. Charlie
32. Optimus
33. Elixir
34. Cyd
35. Percy
36. Obelus
37. Kronos
38. Obelus
39. Sterling
40. Garth

Keep in mind that about 72% of brand names are made-up, so get creative and don’t worry if your chatbot name doesn’t exist yet. You can always make it big and recognizable.

Cool bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Link. How can I help you?"

Just like with the catchy and creative names, a cool bot name encourages the user to click on the chat. It also starts the conversation with positive associations of your brand. Your natural language bot can represent that your company is a cool place to do business with. 

So, what are some cool bot names?

Cool chatbot names
1. Cookie
2. Eliza
3. Unimate
4. Tech
5. Link
6. Data
7. Giga
8. Byte
9. Bit
10. Pixel 
11. Macro
12. Meta
13. Swipe
14. Tag
15. Chip
16. Luna
17. Bruno
18. Radion
19. Sputnik
20. Ash
21. Ruin
22. Omon
23. Percy
24. Axle
25. Link
26. Jet
27. Gollum
28. Prima
29. Jupiter
30. Tallie
31. Amerigo
32. Micro
33. Automata
34. Trek
35. Olympus
36. Techie
37. Responder
38. Screwie
39. Eva
40. Silver

Funny bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Sweetums. How can I help you?"

Have you ever chuckled when you saw a business name? This might have been the case because it was just silly, or because it matched with the brand so cleverly that the name became humorous. Some of the use cases of the latter are cat chatbots such as Pawer or MewBot.

Funny chatbot names
1. Winnie
2. Buddy
3. Champ
4. Amigo
5. Bubba
6. Tiny
7. Buck
8. Pal
9. Mouse
10. Munchkin
11. Bee
12. Precious
13. Bug
14. Chipmunk
15. Dottie
16. Sweetums
17. Toots
18. Buttercup
19. Nugget
20. Teacup
21. Oldie
22. Smarty
23. Boomer
24. Rambo
25. Bond
26. Speedy Squirt
27. Reflector
28. Cowbot
29. Brainy
30. Snap
31. Elixir
32. Boron
33. NailHead
34. Antenna
35. Mari
36. Chip
37. Hector
38. Logan
39. Scrap
40. Sparkles

AI bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Cybernetic. How can I help you?"

Think about technology. What is the first thing on your mind when someone mentions machine learning? You could be thinking “I Robot” or “Terminator.” So if you’re a tech-savvy business, then pick a good AI name to represent your brand. But what are some cool AI bot names?

AI chatbot names
1. Cyd
2. Bracer
3. Silver
4. Tracker
5. Acdator
6. Stardust
7. Foxtail
8. Gabryel
9. Zax
10. Augus
11. Carsin
12. Tech Buddy
13. Nerdbot
14. Mira
15. Iron Bot
16. Cybernetic
17. Digital Dave
18. Volter Bot
19. Fintech Bot
20. SuchBot 
21. Neobot
22. Supersmart
23. Gadget
24. X-Talk
25. Delilah
26. Pluto
27. Franky Automator
28. Robotnik
29. Ai 2 U
30. Mr. Robot
31. Botie
32. Zeus Bots
33. AI Ninja
34. Echo
35. Agent Smith
36. AI John
37. Digital Friend
38. Avatar
39. Chipbot
40. Neo

Bot boy names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Locutus. How can I help you?"

Yes, you could call your bot Brian and have it done with, but wouldn’t it sound cooler if you added Brainy to it? Brainy Brian is just one of the ways you can play about with boy names when picking how to call your bot. What are some of the other great options?

Boy chatbot names
1. Frankbot
2. Nemo
3. Scout
4. Buster
5. Bud
6. Rico
7. Andrew
8. Jasper
9. Robbie the Robot
10. Alphius
11. Chandler the Chatbot
12. Baxi
13. Albus
14. Anthony Bot
15. Henry
16. Oscar
17. Roger
18. Bean
19. Khal
20. Edan
21. Spiky
22. Fabian
23. Steve
24. Enzo
25. Freddy
26. Locutus
27. Buffybot
28. Marvin
29. Bender
30. Bingo
31. Flash
32. Maxy
33. Teddie
34. Botnik
35. Casanova
36. Justin
37. Seth
38. John
39. Morgan
40. Explorer

Female AI names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Galaxina. How can I help you?"

A study found that 36% of consumers prefer a female over a male chatbot. And the top desired personality traits of the bot were politeness and intelligence. Human conversations with bots are based on the chatbot’s personality, so make sure your one is welcoming and has a friendly name that fits.

Female chatbot names
1. Lucy
2. Erica
3. Ask Becky
4. Abbie
5. Abi
6. Bailey
7. Balbo
8. Ballerina
9. Bambi
10. Alice
11. Daisie
12. Dandelion
13. Dane
14. Alita
15. Galaxina
16. Mia
17. Elly
18. Lisa
19. Valerie
20. Rhoda 
21. Rosie
22. Freya
23. Naomi
24. Pixie
25. Robotica
26. Tima
27. Ida
28. Jocasta
29. Tina
30. Demi
31. Petra
32. Alisa
33. Eve
34. Metropolis
35. Sorayama
36. Ruby
37. Gloria
38. Bonnie
39. Dot
40. Emma 

Virtual assistant names 

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Helper. How can I help you?"

Virtual shopping assistants can help you with customer support and customer engagement. They can also free up some time for your human agents, so the representatives can focus on more important tasks. But you need a name suggesting that the bot is there to help the clients out.

Virtual assistant chatbot names
1. Jexi
2. Marvin
3. Gir
4. Moony
5. Tidal
6. Trek
7. Aid
8. Joshua
9. Collosus
10. Samaritan
11. Zen
12. Orak
13. Staffer
14. Ninja help
15. Lightning
16. Helpey
17. Meekan
18. Luka
19. Poncho
20. Chatty Cathy
21. Rose
22. Clippy
23. Digit
24. Helper
25. Greetly
26. Meekan
27. Receptiviti
28. Pypestream
29. Motion
30. Helpr
31. Kai
32. Max
33. Neo
34. Concierge
35. Dyno
36. Echo
37. Fusion
38. Aiden
39. Sage
40. Sam

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Check out this case study on how virtual customer service decreased cart abandonment by 25% for some inspiration. 

HR chatbot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm RecruiterBot. How can I help you?"

The naming process starts from a need, goes through brainstorming, and ends with the decision. And if you need a hiring bot to help you with recruitment and administration, then its name needs to mirror that. What are some of the best bot names for an HR chatbot?

HR chatbot names
1. Johnny
2. BizBot
3. RecruiterBot
4. Ask Alice
5. HR Helper
6. Ask HR
7. Assistance
8. Dave
9. Zen
10. Lorrie
11. My Buddy
12. Sam
13. Trusty
14. Watson
15. Lolly
16. Ties
17. Felicia
18. Holy
19. Henry
20. Hank
21. Harmon
22. Babel
23. Marley
24. Planner
25. Coordinatie
26. AI Admin
27. Linker
28. Recruitie
29. Interviewie
30. Hire Bot
31. Chatty
32. Betty
33. Sophie
34. Blabbermouth
35. Hercules
36. Konversation
37. Cindy
38. Growth Bot
39. Repondeur
40. Jane

Chatbot names for banking

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Moneybag. How can I help you?"

The perfect name for a banking bot relates to money, agree? Why else would people contact the bank? So, you’ll need a trustworthy name for a banking chatbot to encourage customers to chat with your company. 

Banking chatbot names
1. Pilot
2. Robo George
3. Bob
4. Sophie Bot
5. Mr. Spock
6. Boty
7. Dinero
8. Pecunia
9. Alpha
10. BookWorm
11. Moneybag
12. Moneypenny
13. e-Banking
14. e-Wallet
15. Data
16. Clipey
17. Cortana
18. Chase
19. Wallet
20. Benjamins
21. Fortuna
22. Green
23. Synomilia
24. Cathy
25. Franklins
26. Green
27. Paper
28. Frank
29. Plutus
30. Abundantia
31. Maya
32. Banks
33. Olivia
34. Angus
35. Moolah
36. Harper
37. Badger
38. Cashy
39. Sage
40. Bucks

Cute names for chatbots

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Betty Bobo. How can I help you?"

The customer service automation needs to match your brand image. If your company focuses on, for example, baby products, then you’ll need a cute name for it. That’s the first step in warming up the customer’s heart to your business. One of the reasons for this is that mothers use cute names to express love and facilitate a bond between them and their child. So, a cute chatbot name can resonate with parents and make their connection to your brand stronger.

Cute chatbot names
1. Boo
2. Pep
3. Coco
4. Mochi
5. Flip
6. Bloom
7. Mizu
8. Sprout
9. Taz
10. Fig
11. Sunny
12. Taz
13. Mizu
14. Betsy
15. Betty Bobo
16. Genie
17. Nemo
18. Beep Boop
19. Goo Bot
20. Bumble Bot
21. Lollipop
22. Wicki
23. Peppy
24. Boba Tutu
25. Bubblegum
26. Cookiebot
27. Bleep Bloop
28. Baby Bot
29. Dee Dee
30. Bobo
31. Pookie
32. Toots
33. Nippy
34. Mimi Bot
35. Dotty
36. Blossom
37. Birdie
38. Biscuit
39. Fifi
40. Ibby

Music bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm AudioBot. How can I help you?"

Do you have a music store? Or maybe you give music classes. If it is so, then you need your chatbot’s name to give this out as well. Let’s check some creative ideas on how to call your music bot.

Music chatbot names
1. Ringer
2. Record
3. Rythm
4. Loudie
5. AudioBot
6. Muse
7. Aiode
8. Apollo
9. Musically
10. Hathor
11. Aria
12. Carol
13. Melody
14. Cadence
15. Viola
16. Dorian
17. Harmony
18. Tanbur
19. Conch
20. Ocarina
21. Whistle
22. Aida
23. Octavia
24. Lydian
25. Elvis Bot
26. TuneIn
27. Lyra
28. Lydian
29. Jukebox
30. Chopin
31. Bach
32. Sound
33. Volume
34. Bass
35. Chord
36. Funky
37. Tone
38. String
39. Jazzy
40. White Noise

Bad bot names

A robot that says "Hi, I'm Darkness. How can I help you?"

Some examples of a bad chatbot name are:

  • Demon
  • Venom
  • Darkness
  • Megatron
  • Braineater

Okay—you get the point.

A good rule of thumb is not to make the name scary or name it by something that the potential client could have bad associations with. You should also make sure that the name is not vulgar in any way and does not touch on sensitive subjects, such as politics, religious beliefs, etc. Make it fit your brand and make it helpful instead of giving visitors a bad taste that might stick long-term. 

Also, try to be more creative than calling your customer service bot a HelpDesk Bot. You can do better than that!

How to name a chatbot?

There are a few things you should keep in mind when choosing your bot name. It’s not as easy as just picking a random name and hoping for the best. So, what are the things you should consider when naming your bot?

  • Determine the chatbot’s tasks

Simply put, what do you want the bot to do? Do you need a customer service chatbot or a marketing chatbot? Once you determine the purpose of the bot, it’s going to be much easier to visualize the name for it. 

Remember that people have different expectations from a retail customer service bot than from a banking virtual assistant bot. One can be cute and playful while the other should be more serious and professional. That’s why you should understand the chatbot’s role before you decide on how to name it.

Also, remember that your chatbot is an extension of your company, so make sure its name fits in well.

  • Consider the end user

You most likely built your customer persona in the earlier stages of your business. If not, it’s time to do so and keep in close by when you’re naming your chatbot. 

First, do a thorough audience research and identify the pain points of your buyers. Then, figure out how you’re helping with their struggles. This way, you’ll know who you’re speaking to, and it will be easier to match your bot’s name to the visitor’s preferences. 

  • Express your brand’s personality with the bot

Do you remember the struggle of finding the right name or designing the logo for your business? It’s about to happen again, but this time, you can use what your company already has to help you out.

Your brand already has a personality and a name. A good chatbot name will tell your website visitors that it’s there to help, but also give them an insight into your services. Different bot names represent different characteristics, so make sure your chatbot represents your brand.

And remember to ensure that the name of your bot evokes positive emotions, so the clients associate you with something good.

  • Decide whether you want a human name

You can choose a human name for your bot, such as Rob or Ruby. But you can also choose a more robotic name, like Techy or Pixella. 

If you want to choose a human name for your bot, do it! But don’t try to fool your visitors into believing that they’re speaking to a human agent. This is because you’ll most likely fail or freak them out. When your chatbot has a name of a person, it should introduce itself as a bot when greeting the potential client. Just to stay on the safe side. 

  • Avoid names that are hard to spell or pronounce

There are different ways to play around with words to create catchy names. For instance, you can combine two words together to form a new word. This way, you can add meaning to the combination.

However, it will be very frustrating when people have trouble pronouncing it. So, stick to names that are easy to spell.

Also, avoid making your company’s chatbot name so unique that no one has ever heard of it. People should easily recognize your brand. To make your bot name catchy, think about using words that represent your core values. 

  • Take ideas from your surroundings

Whether it’s from a popular movie or a book, there are many great names that people recognize and have good feelings about already. You can use this to your advantage. But, be careful. Some names are protected by trademark law.

You can also brainstorm ideas with your friends, family members, and colleagues. This way, you’ll have a much longer list of ideas than if it was just you. It can also be more fun and inspire creative suggestions. 

After you come up with a few ideas, get feedback. Put them to vote for your social media followers, ask for opinions from your close ones, and discuss it with colleagues. Don’t rush the decision, it’s better to spend some extra time to find the perfect one than to have to redo the process in a few months.

Pro tip

Try to play around with your company name when deciding on your chatbot name. For example, if your company is called Arkalia, you can name your bot Arkalious.

Use an AI name generator

If you’re still unsure about what name to give your chatbot, don’t worry. You can use an AI name generator.

A few of the best websites with hundreds of name ideas are:

You can try a few of them and see if you like any of the suggestions. Or, you can also go through the different tabs and look through hundreds of different options to decide on your perfect one.

Key takeaway

You can easily create a chatbot name by yourself. To go through the process, you need to:

  • Decide on its role
  • Ensure it represents your brand
  • Settle for a human or robotic name
  • Make it simple yet memorable
  • Brainstorm with others

It’s important to name your bot to make it more personal and encourage visitors to click on the chat. A name can instantly make the chatbot more approachable and more human. This, in turn, can help to create a bond between your visitor and the chatbot. 

Look through the types of names in this article and pick the right one for your business. Or, go onto the AI name generator websites for more options. Every company is different and has a different target audience, so make sure your bot matches your brand and what you stand for.

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Beata Stefanowicz
Beata Stefanowicz

Content Writer at Tidio with a love for the written word. She scouts around for digital trends and ways to help small and medium businesses grow.

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