October 15, 2014

Namez – Help People Pronounce Your Name

With more than 6,500 spoken languages in existence, it’s no wonder people have so much trouble with pronunciations. Mispronounced names, products, places, and companies can result in confusion, embarrassment, and even lost revenue. Namez is a web-based application that helps decrease the confusion that mispronunciations can cause.

Whether your name is Ryan, Rory, or Rumschuessel, there’s a good chance someone has mispronounced it at some point in your life. Put an end to the issue by signing up for Namez and recording your name using the microphone on your computer. Namez turns your recorded name into an attachment, which you can embed in your email signature or add to your online social profiles and CVs. You can also embed your name recording on a website or blog, which is particularly useful for companies or products with names that are difficult to pronounce. Visitors who click on the widget will hear a recording of your name, and they’ll be much less likely to mispronounce it when they place a call or talk about your business with their friends.

In addition to its main functionality, Namez also offers a search and discovery tool that people can use to hear common pronunciations of names. Enter the name of a favorite athlete, artist, band, or celebrity into the search bar, and click the audio button to hear how that name should correctly be pronounced.

Practical Uses:

  • Give people a heads up on the correct way to pronounce your last name
  • Avoid the embarrassment of mispronouncing a colleague’s name
  • Learn how to pronounce common French names
  • Make sure people are pronouncing your company name correctly

Insider Tips:

  • Download the mobile app to create recordings via your smartphone
  • Use the widget to insert your recorded name onto a CV or website
  • Web users can record their names using the microphones on their computers

What we liked:

  • Namez helps people learn how to pronounce difficult names and places
  • People can include their recordings in email signatures or social media profiles
  • The pronunciation database is already populated with well-known celebrity names
  • People can impress their friends by looking up how to pronounce the names of international athletes in the Namez database

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


  • None

Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2014
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Israel
  • Founded by: Adam Grey and Raz Roth
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. sharon

    Thanks a lot, this is actually very useful for me.

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