Name Numerology – Figuring Out What Your Birth Name Means

Your name holds a vast book of knowledge about you. Your name isn’t just something that your parents chose for you. In fact, they didn’t choose it at all.

Two factors drive most of the things that we look at in numerology. The first is your date of birth and the second is your birth name. In this article, we’ll be looking at your name.

In name numerology, we can draw three main impressions about you. First, your destiny number (or expression number) is the sum of your entire birth name. Second, is your soul urge number (or heart’s desire number) is the sum of the vowels in your name. Third, your inner dreams number (or personality number) is the sum of the consonants in your name.

Always use your full birth name, if you don’t you’ll get results that aren’t accurate. If you’re a jr or a 3rd or III, ignore those for the purposes of working with name numerology. We’ll discuss changed names at a later date. For right now, we’re concentrating on just your FULL birth name.

How to Reduce Your Name to a Single Number

Use this chart below to determine the numbers that correspond to the letters of your name.

Name Numerology

Determining Your Destiny Number

Coming up with your destiny number. Your destiny number is the sum of your entire name as it appears on your birth certificate.

Reduce each name to a single number, then reduce the sum of those numbers to a single digit. As always, we leave the master numbers 11 and 22 whole.

As an example: Johnathan David Pierce would reduce to a destiny number of 7

Johnathan = 1 + 6 + 8 + 5 + 1 + 2 + 8 + 1 + 5 = 37 and 3 + 7 = 10 and 1 + 0 = 1

David = 4 + 1 + 4 + 9 + 4 = 22

Pierce = 7 + 9 + 5 + 9 + 3 + 5 = 38 and 3 + 8 = 11

Destiny Number = 1 + 22 + 11 = 34 and 3 + 4 = 7

Determining Your Soul Urge Numerology Number

Coming up with your soul urge number. Your soul urge number is the sum of the vowels in your full birth name.

Add the corresponding numbers together and reduce to a single digit keeping master numbers 11 and 22 as a whole.

A, E, I, O, U are always vowels. Y is a vowel when it is used in place of a traditional vowel.

Determining Inner Dreams Number

Coming up with your inner dreams number. Your inner dreams number is the sum of all of the consonants in your full birth name.

Add the corresponding numbers together and reduce to a single digit keeping master numbers 11 and 22 as a whole.

If you use Y as a vowel, then it isn’t counted as a consonant. If Y has not been used as a vowel then you would add it in when determining your inner dreams number.

Destiny Number

In numerology, the destiny number is by far the most important. It describes the actions that you must take in your lifetime to meet your full potential.

Another way of looking at it is that it shows you the opportunities that you have at your disposal in this lifetime. These opportunities may not be easy to accomplish, but they are available to you, and you should strive to achieve them.

Soul Urge Number

Some refer to this as the heart’s desire number. It represents what you love most in life. What drives you to accomplish daily tasks.

Satisfying these inner desires will make you feel content and complete, but this number is not exceptionally important in name numerology as it’s something that is normally kept secret within yourself and not shared with others.

Inner Dreams Number

The inner dreams number is sometimes called the personality number. Both names describe what this number represents.

The inner dreams number represents your greatest subconscious hopes and dreams. These are the things that you wish for so much in your subconscious that they are visible to others in the way that you interact with them when you first meet.

Ironically, the inner dream itself is never meant to be met and in itself is not an especially important number in numerology.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the name holds great power in numerology. Name numerology gives us insight into what we will become, what we enjoy, and what we desire. Those three items are very meaningful to a person.
Name numerology is one of the base aspects of numerology to master if you are looking to pursue numerology further. It can seem a little intimidating when you’re first getting into numerology. Just keep with it and it’ll all fall together!