Guide to Make a Name Numerology Chart (and Understand It)

Updated October 28, 2021
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Name numerology is a key component of the mathematically-based art of numerology. Learn how to make your own chart, which name to use, and what it will tell you.

Constructing the Name Numerology Chart

Before creating a name numerology chart, you'll need a pen or pencil and paper to do the quick arithmetic required. Each letter of your name has a corresponding numerology digit of 1-9, and each number has meaning.

Attention to Detail

A name numerology chart needs to be constructed very carefully, with close attention to detail. This is because math is involved. While most of the math is relatively simple, making careless mistakes can mean arriving at the wrong number. This will ultimately undermine the entire chart.

Single vs. Compound Numbers

In numerology, you work primarily with the single digits 1 through 9. Any digit greater than 9 that is not a twin digit compound number is reduced. The twin numbers 11, 22, and 33 are Master numbers. All other twin digit numbers are thought to be power numbers. Twin digit compound numbers are not reduced.

The "Y" Rule

In numerology, "y" has flexible power depending on whether it's pronounced like a consonant or a vowel. For example, if you're called Andy, Patty, or Stacy, the "y" has a double "e" sound and is calculated as the vowel "e," which is associated with the number 5. On the other hand, suppose you're called Yuri, Yandel, or Yoko, then "y" is counted as a consonant and associated with the number 7.

Correct Name Usage

When it comes to which name to use for the name numerology chart, use both the name on your birth certificate and your current name. The full birth name is the foundation of the chart, and any name changes reflect fundamental shifts in your identity. Most numerologists recommend using the name with which you're most familiar. However, it can be revealing to combine name numerology meanings. For example, if your birth name reduces to number 4, and your pseudonym reduces to the number 7, combining these two numbers makes 11, a Master number.

The Basic Numbers of Numerology

Write out both names, and then fill in the blanks by referring to the chart below.

Numerology's Basic Numbers
Number Corresponding Letters
1 A, J, S
2 B, K, T
3 C, L, U
4 D, M, V
5 E, N, W
6 F, O, X
7 G, P, Y
8 H, Q, Z
9 I, R

The Math

Now it's time to do the math. For example, if the name is Stacey Peterson, the math looks like this:

  • Stacey: 1+2+1+3+5+5=17 and 1+7=8
  • Peterson: 7+5+2+5+9+1+6+5=40 and 4+0=4
  • The next step is to add - 8+4=12 and 1+2=3

Briefly, as a number 3, Stacey's ambitions and achievements involve the joy of life and creating something wholly new and inspiring.

Heart's Desire Name Number

This number symbolizes what's at the very "heart" of your name. It represents where your heart lies or where it feels the happiest. First, assign each vowel in the name its corresponding number (remember, "Y" is sometimes considered a vowel). Next, add the vowels (and only the vowels); first of each name separately and then reduce. Now, add all the numbers together and reduce them to arrive at the final number. For example, Stacey Patterson's "Heart's Desire" math looks like this:

  • Stacey contains three vowels (A=1, E=5, Y=5)
  • 1+5+5=11 and 1+1=2
  • Patterson contains three vowels. a=3, e=5, o=6
  • 3+5+6=14 and 1+4=5
  • Next, add the final number of these two names together.
  • 2+5=7

Briefly, as a number 7, Stacey is happiest when in scholarly pursuits.

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Personality Name Number

The personality number symbolizes how you "appear" to the outside world. To find your personality number, assign each consonant its appropriate number. From there, add the consonants of each name separately, reduce, and then add them all together. Reduce yet again. Once these steps have been completed, you'll have your personality number. For example, Stacey Patterson's "Personality Number" math looks like this:

  • Stacey contains three consonants (S=1; T=2; C=3)
  • 1+2+3=6
  • Patterson contains six consonants (P=7; T=2; T=2; R=9; S=1; N=5)
  • 7+2+2+9+1+5=26 and 2+6= 8
  • Add final numbers together; 6+8=14 and 1+4=5

Briefly, as a number 5, Stacy is seen as adventurous, intellectual, and fiercely independent by the outside world.

Destiny Name Number

Your Destiny number symbolizes "all" your past lifetime accomplishments as well as the energy patterns you are currently working with. In short, this number represents what you are here to do. The Destiny number is always calculated by the complete name on your birth certificate.

  • Your first name's number will tell you something about your life's purpose.
  • If you have a middle name, its number speaks of concealed capabilities.
  • Your last name's number reveals some of the traits you have inherited from your family.

Next, add all numbers together and reduce. This final number is your Destiny Number. For example, Stacey Ann Patterson's "Destiny Number" math looks like this:

  • Stacey: 1+2+1+3+5+5=17 and 1+7=8 (self-mastery)
  • Ann: 1+5+5=11 (envisioning)
  • Peterson: 7+5+2+5+9+1+6+5=40 and 4+0=4 (routines, order, and discipline)
  • Add all the numbers together and reduce: 8+11+4=23 and 2+3=5

Stacey's Destiny Number is 5; briefly, this reveals that Stacey's destiny is to communicate.

The Power of Name Numerology

There are other numbers in numerology; including ones that deal with the birth date, planes of expression, and attainment numbers. However, your name numbers are the gateway into your soul. When parents decide on names for their kids, they typically choose names that are unique or have stature, elegance, or grace. Still, whatever name parents give their child, it all comes down to the power of name numerology.

Guide to Make a Name Numerology Chart (and Understand It)