Random Name Picker:
The name picker.
No spinning wheel… no hat… just quickly pick one or more names from a list.
Add prize entries into the list to draw names and find the winner(s). Add your kids and dole out a chore. In school, teachers can fairly pick students for an assignment. Open the page on your phone, paste in your student list, and tap to pick a new name each time its time to answer a question.
Similar Naming Picking Tools:
To pick multiple names, use the list randomizer and specify the amount you want.
To split everyone into pairs or teams, use the team generator .
Random Name Picker
Use this online name picker to draw a random name from a list of names, or to draw several names randomly out of a list. You can use it for a raffle, team selection, to randomly distribute prizes, etc.
- Using the random name picker
- How to draw multiple random names
- Is the name picked truly at random?
- Applications of a random name picker
Selecting prize winners at random
Picking a team at random, using the random name picker.
To generate a single random name , start by feeding the tool with a list of names, one name per row (where "one name" can consist of first and last name, etc.). Copy/paste from a spreadsheet works very well. Our random name picker can handle up to 10,000 names. Then simply press the "Pick a Random Name" button and let our randomizer do its job. It's work is equivalent to rolling a dice with as many sides as there are names - each one has an equal probability to be picked.
How to draw multiple random names
You start in similar fashion to how you would draw one random name from a list, but you need to change the default value of the "Number of names to pick" field from 1 to as many as you'd like to select from the provided list. The maximum names the name picker can pick for you in one go is 1,000.
If you picked a lot of names, don't forget that you can easily select them all (Cltr+A on a PC) and them copy and paste as you wish.
Is the name picked truly at random?
Our software name picker first assigns incremental integer IDs to each name you enter, then uses a robust random number generator to produce a number in the range from minimum to maximum. The RNG algorithm is cryptographically safe, results in an unbiased pick, and can be used instead of a coin, dice, or another more primitive randomizing device (which might actually be biased due to imperfect construction).
The random selector has been tested statistically through simulations so you can be assured it is doing its job of giving each name an equal chance of being picked on any particular draw from the virtual urn / bag of names.
Applications of a random name picker
There are obviously infinitely many situations where having a name draw generator is useful. Here is a list a few common ones.
If you run a not-for-profit lottery or a charity raffle, you can feed the names of the participants in the random name picker and draw one or more winners this way. The randomizer will ensure everyone has an equal chance to win.
Another common application is when many players need to be randomly distributed across sports teams (or board game / pc game teams, etc.). While our random team generator is the best tool for the job, if there are only two teams to distribute the players among, the picker will also do. Simply enter all names, say 22 for football (soccer), and tell the tool to select 11 names. Those eleven players will comprise one team, while the remaining will make up their opponents.
Cite this randomizer & page
If you'd like to cite this online randomizer resource and information as provided on the page, you can use the following citation: Georgiev G.Z., "Random Name Picker" , [online] Available at: https://www.gigacalculator.com/randomizers/random-name-picker.php URL [Accessed Date: 02 Sep, 2023].
Team Picker Wheel
Randomize people into groups
Quick Tool Links: Picker Wheel , Yes No Picker Wheel , Number Picker Wheel , Letter Picker Wheel , Country Picker Wheel , Date Picker Wheel , Image Picker Wheel
Team Picker Wheel - Randomize a List of Names into Group
- What Is Team Picker Wheel?
- How to Use the Random Team Generator?
- Set Team Names
- Tool Customization
- File Storage - How to Save/Open/Delete File?
- Enable Title Section
- How to Share Team Picker Wheel?
- Features Summary
- Random Group Generator Use Cases
- We Want to Hear Your Feedback
1. What Is Team Picker Wheel?
Team Picker Wheel is a random team generator developed by Picker Wheel team. It helps you to split a list of names into teams or groups. It is also known as a random group generator or can be used as a random partner generator.
By inserting the list of names into the team generator, the team generator will randomize all the names you entered into equal groups. You can set the number of groups or the number of people/group you want to create, generating equally into random groups.
There is another unique feature from this tool where you can choose to balance the gender of participants equally into groups, in the condition you have set the gender of each participant after filling in the names.
Besides, you don't need to download the groupings result manually. You can save the group's result as an image or download the group's result in a CSV file for further use.
2. How to Use the Random Team Generator?
Insert participants' names (Two methods available).
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Random sampling and random assignment made easy.
Research Randomizer is a free resource for researchers and students in need of a quick way to generate random numbers or assign participants to experimental conditions. This site can be used for a variety of purposes, including psychology experiments, medical trials, and survey research.
In some cases, you may wish to generate more than one set of numbers at a time (e.g., when randomly assigning people to experimental conditions in a "blocked" research design). If you wish to generate multiple sets of random numbers, simply enter the number of sets you want, and Research Randomizer will display all sets in the results.
Specify how many numbers you want Research Randomizer to generate in each set. For example, a request for 5 numbers might yield the following set of random numbers: 2, 17, 23, 42, 50.
Specify the lowest and highest value of the numbers you want to generate. For example, a range of 1 up to 50 would only generate random numbers between 1 and 50 (e.g., 2, 17, 23, 42, 50). Enter the lowest number you want in the "From" field and the highest number you want in the "To" field.
Selecting "Yes" means that any particular number will appear only once in a given set (e.g., 2, 17, 23, 42, 50). Selecting "No" means that numbers may repeat within a given set (e.g., 2, 17, 17, 42, 50). Please note: Numbers will remain unique only within a single set, not across multiple sets. If you request multiple sets, any particular number in Set 1 may still show up again in Set 2.
Sorting your numbers can be helpful if you are performing random sampling, but it is not desirable if you are performing random assignment. To learn more about the difference between random sampling and random assignment, please see the Research Randomizer Quick Tutorial.
Place Markers let you know where in the sequence a particular random number falls (by marking it with a small number immediately to the left). Examples: With Place Markers Off, your results will look something like this: Set #1: 2, 17, 23, 42, 50 Set #2: 5, 3, 42, 18, 20 This is the default layout Research Randomizer uses. With Place Markers Within, your results will look something like this: Set #1: p1=2, p2=17, p3=23, p4=42, p5=50 Set #2: p1=5, p2=3, p3=42, p4=18, p5=20 This layout allows you to know instantly that the number 23 is the third number in Set #1, whereas the number 18 is the fourth number in Set #2. Notice that with this option, the Place Markers begin again at p1 in each set. With Place Markers Across, your results will look something like this: Set #1: p1=2, p2=17, p3=23, p4=42, p5=50 Set #2: p6=5, p7=3, p8=42, p9=18, p10=20 This layout allows you to know that 23 is the third number in the sequence, and 18 is the ninth number over both sets. As discussed in the Quick Tutorial, this option is especially helpful for doing random assignment by blocks.
Please note: By using this service, you agree to abide by the SPN User Policy and to hold Research Randomizer and its staff harmless in the event that you experience a problem with the program or its results. Although every effort has been made to develop a useful means of generating random numbers, Research Randomizer and its staff do not guarantee the quality or randomness of numbers generated. Any use to which these numbers are put remains the sole responsibility of the user who generated them.
Note: By using Research Randomizer, you agree to its Terms of Service .