Name Numerology: What is Your Destiny Number?

You are destined for greatness.

Name numerology reveals your destiny. When you decode the letters of your name, you can reveal your soul’s intention through your destiny number. Inside of you is a knowing of your greatest potential. There’s a calling within you, always guiding you to fulfill your life’s purpose.

What is Name Numerology?

Your name is no accident. Every letter of your name shapes your reality. The vibration of your name is a reflection of your soul’s intention in this lifetime.

This vibration shapes your world and your perceptions. It is a unique representation of your presence on this planet. Name numerology reveals your Destiny Number and is truly special.

What Is Your Destiny Number?

Your Destiny Number is a special number calculated by adding the digits of the letters in your name. It can give you insight into your soul’s mission in this lifetime.

It reveals what drives you toward manifesting your fullest potential. This is what you must achieve to fulfill your mission on Earth.

How do you calculate your Destiny Number?

Every letter of your name has a numeric value. Add each letter of your full name to calculate your Destiny Number.

Whether you are called any nicknames or not, your full name at birth is always used as your Destiny Number – and will never change.

If you are a Jr, Sr, the Second, the Third, etc. leave those out. You do not calculate those suffixes.

If you were adopted, even if your name changed shortly after birth, you still use your name at birth. The only exception to using your birth name is if they didn’t yet name you, such as “Jane Doe.” In that case, you use the first actual name you were given.

If your birth certificate was lost, you could use the first name you have on record.

Calculate your Destiny Number

Numerology Chart

You can use this chart to find all the letters of your name and the related single digit number. Use your first, middle, and last name at birth to calculate your Destiny Number. Whatever is written on your birth certificate is what is used in the calculations.

Assign each letter of your name a number and add them all together. Then reduce the sum by adding each digit together. That is your Destiny Number.

The easiest way to find yours is to use the calculator below.



Your Numbers


Destiny Number Meanings

1 – The Natural leader

You’re a born leader, an amazing entrepreneur, and creative talent. 1s are meant to be an authority in any field of their choosing. You strive to achieve greater independence, trust in your creative capacities, and bring your inspired ideas into physical form. As you mature, you will gain more confidence in your abilities to bring your unique visions to life.

Challenge –  If you lack the confidence to follow your unique vision, you will find yourself constantly battling with authorities, watching other people get the status and opportunities that YOU DESERVE. Wanting to be independent, you might reject the support that others offer to you. If you remember to be a leader who listens to others and allows them to be themselves, there are no limits for you!

2 – The Partner

You have a deep psychic knowing, a finely tuned intuition. Having the heart of a healer, you’re meant to use this spiritual power to find deep love in your relationships, create a life of peace, harmony, and beauty, and have the financial well-being to afford the luxury you so desire. You’ll be driven towards partnerships with others in your romantic endeavors and your career as well. Love lights you up!

Challenge – You give too much of yourself to others and find yourself taken advantage of. Because of this, you don’t have the energy to use toward building your own dreams and find yourself feeling exhausted and unappreciated.  You are highly sensitive and psychic. Use your empathic abilities to tune into your inner voice rather than always pleasing others.

3 – The Communicator

You have a smile that lights up the world and magnetism that draws people. You are joyful, creative, and fun. Destiny number 3 is optimistic nature and can see the good in any person or situation.

Because of your sensitive nature and self-expression, you can create anything you want. You can create the life of your dreams if you desire. Words are your wheelhouse.

Challenge – Because of your sensitive nature, you can be prone to self-doubt and use your thoughts and words in judgmental ways (either toward yourself or others). When you do this, your creative powers will work against you rather than build your dreams. Avoid depression and feelings of being undervalued by expressing all that is inside you.  When you allow yourself to express your truth, your life will blossom.

4 – The Teacher

In name numerology, you are strong – both physically and mentally. A born leader you are the one people can always count on. 4s are honest and hard-working and would do anything for those they love – especially their family.

You are a born entrepreneur and can lead yourself and others toward success. You strive to be the authority of your life. They want dominion over their world and to provide a safe place for those they love. You have so much inside of you that you want to share, and you want others to benefit from your wisdom and resources.

Challenge – You can work too hard, take on too much yourself, and not delegate responsibility – or if you do, you can come across as bossy (even if you try to be helpful.) When you learn how to be the leader you were born to be, your life will become easier and more prosperous. As you let go of your judgements about power and authority, you can use your status to help the greater good.

5 – The Freedom Seeker

Freedom is what motivates you. You have multiple talents and interests. A gifted storyteller, you are magnetic and draw people’s attention to you. You are fun-loving, vivacious, and charming. You can be successful at anything.

Because your soul wishes to have various experiences, you might have more than one career. You might also want to change your geographical location to explore new cultures and opportunities. If you accept that you will never be like the status quo, you’ll understand that your definition of stability means change.

Challenge – You have so many talents and interests it can be hard to decide upon just one. This destiny number can feel scattered and confused, lacking direction. You might want to escape through sex, drugs, alcohol, or entertainment instead of committing to one person or career for fear you will lose your freedom and adventure.

It’s natural for you to want to explore different options, so remember that making a decision and committing to it, even temporarily, is better than wavering.

6 – The Nurturer

As a natural counselor, healer, and friend, you are the one everyone turns to for help. You have a strong sense of responsibility, especially to those you love (even pets), and will never let anyone down. Your innate sense of beauty and harmony is a recipe for success. Because of your perfectionist nature, everything you do is of the highest quality, especially when it comes to helping others.

Challenge You can do too much for others at your own expense. If your motto is, “if you want something done right, you must do it yourself,” you’ll find yourself doing EVERYTHING for EVERYONE. Learn to be supported or you will find yourself exhausted, without enough time to build your dreams.

7 – The Truth Finder

You’re somewhat of a mystic – able to see the truth in any situation. Your deep, insightful mind is akin to x-ray vision. With a strong intuition and deep knowledge about the Universe’s workings (even if you’re unaware), you can always find yourself in the right place at the right time.

Have a career where you can work independently. Use your sharp mind and deep intuition to live a life of peace. Surround yourself with nature. Have close spiritual connections with other people and the Divine.

Challenge – You don’t always trust yourself or others and find yourself in situations where you can feel betrayed or have the rug swept up from under you. Once you learn to TRUST your intuition, you will always know which people and situations to trust, and only then can you have the success you know is yours.

8 – The Manager

8 is THE abundance number. Your soul longs to be recognized for achievements, of which there are many. This Destiny Number is a visionary who can see the BIG PICTURE. They are the ones in charge, at the top of the heap, managing large sums of money and resources.

Your soul longs to be comfortable with money, status, and power, so you can be a good steward of these resources and benefit the greater good. Accept your destined role as the leader.

Challenge – You can experience big gains as well as big losses if subconsciously you don’t feel worthy of having wealth and power (even if it’s what you want the most). Experiences can feel like fate and that you have no control over. In fact, you do.

Success will be yours when you learn how to feel as much inner worth as you long for in the material world. As you release your beliefs that money and power are bad, you can be a benevolent steward of these resources and help others.

9 – The Wise One

You are an old soul. You were born with deep intuitive wisdom and spiritual insight to share with others. As a natural teacher and counselor, people will naturally gravitate to you. Your success will come from sharing in your profound spiritual and creative gifts. As a natural humanitarian, you will always help the underdog and those in need.

Challenge – You can find yourself either giving too much to others, or not receiving enough for your efforts. Since you were born to be of spiritual service, you can subconsciously give away your talents without materially receiving what you are worth.

Also, you can get so caught up in regret that you wind up repeating past mistakes, instead of creating your most successful future. Let go of your past with the awareness that your experiences helped you become the spiritual teacher you were born to be.

11 – The Illuminator

11 is a Master Number in name numerology which means you have enormous manifesting potential. You are a born leader and spiritual teacher who can inspire others through your words and actions. 11s are incredibly magnetic, so people will naturally gravitate to your light. Your intuitive powers are off-the-charts. Let your intuition be your guide. Be the masterful leader with this destiny number who will heal and inspire others.

Challenge – Because your intuition is so finely tuned, you can feel extra sensitive and therefore doubt yourself. As a Master Number, you have greater potential, and with that comes greater challenges. You sometimes doubt your vision for your future as a leader, fearing it will lead you into uncharted waters.

Trust your immense intuition. It will lead you to your rightful place as an inspiring leader. Meditation needs to be part of your daily spiritual practice. It will calm your mind and nervous system so you can tune into your intuition.

22 – The Master Builder

22 is a Master Number in name numerology, which means you have enormous manifesting potential. This is the destiny number of the Master Builder. Your drive to create a legacy will benefit generations to come. You have everything you need through your immense intuition and practical nature to succeed on the spiritual and material planes.

You are driven to create foundations for your family and the world because you have cultivated the skills to handle this masterful task over several lifetimes. 22s are natural teachers.

Challenge – As a Master Number in name numerology, you have greater potential, and with that comes greater challenges. You can feel responsible for so many people at once that it can be overwhelming. Allow other people to help you. Support other people through your efforts despite feeling unsupported.

Manifest grand visions by learning discipline and patience to be successful. Exercise is a vital key to staying physically and emotionally strong.

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4 thoughts on “Name Numerology: What is Your Destiny Number?

  1. Hello Kari, The information I received from you calculating my destiny from my name at birth was very resourceful . I am aware of my gifts and talents and have wondered why my nature as had people take advantage of me. I have finally put boundaries on not taking in their energy or having people use me. Sometimes, it can be hard because it’s usually my family and the people I care for. So I am putting out to the universe I only want to be at peace with myself and others. I know what I’m worth and to have clarity on my visions and gain wisdom from my experiences. I have come a long way and know now my destiny even more now. Thank you for your insight

  2. Hello, there. Lovely resources here!
    Please forgive me if I’m incorrect, but when I type the letters “R” and “I”, they give me the values of the # 9 for r and 9 for i. Conversely, I understand “r” to have the value “2” and “i’ to have the value “1”. I was just playing around with a possible name change and cross-referenced the values with the energies for Latin numbers to check my assumptions.
    Am I missing something?

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