List of the Best New York Naming Companies

Looking for top naming agency in New York?

A powerful name for your business helps outshine competitors and connect with customers. To reach your target audience, consider hiring a naming company that will provide a unique, memorable name.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top naming firms in New York. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

  • 1

    WANT Branding

    WANT Branding is a strategic agency with offices in New York City, Miami, FL, and Denver, CO. Since 1999, the firm and its team of about 4-10 employees has specialized in all things branding and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A bank was going through a merger, so they hired WANT Branding to ensure that the process ran smoothly. Throughout three-stages, WANT Branding produced over 60 potential names, and six possible branding campaigns. The client prides WANT Branding on their availability. 

    "They [WANT Branding] are truly customer-focused. They play within the rules that are dictated by the circumstance."- Founder & CMO, Bank

    Former clients
    Royal Caribbean
    MetLife
    Lumber Liquidators
    LiveNation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    67 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Awwwards Nominee

  • 2

    River + Wolf

    River + Wolf is a naming agency based in New York, N.Y. with clients around the world. Its team of 6 or more provides all services relevant to brand naming, from strategic positioning and name development to brand linguistic checks, trademark screening, and design.

    Notable Project

    River + Wolf developed a name for a chocolate company. River + Wolf conducted a preliminary trademark search and helped the client iterate on a comprehensive and thoughtful list of naming options. The client was impressed by their creativity and dedication to the project. 

    "I expected River + Wolf to be a creative wildcard, and that’s what they turned out to be. Their level of creativity and passion for what they do set them apart from other vendors." – VP of Marketing, Chocolate Company

    Former clients
    Yum China
    Burt's Bees
    Morgan Lewis
    Tutti
    UCSC
    Unilever
    Coca Cola
    KraftHeinz Co.
    Ghostery
    Bangkok Bank
    Auberge Resorts
    Stella Rising
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    41 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Tanj

    Tanj is a naming agency headquartered in New York, N.Y. It was founded in 2009 and has about 5 employees. The agency focuses on clients that are enterprises, mid-sized, and small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Tanj generated a list of potential names for an umbrella organization encompassing 3 separate companies. They performed extensive discovery into company operations and culture before making recommendations.

    "Tanj's management was excellent. I could tell that they had done this many times before and had tweaked their approach over the years to make it really successful. The whole process was very thoughtful and struck the right balance between structure and flexibility”- Marketing Director, Commercial Lender

    Former clients
    Ally
    Nintendo
    Turner Classic Movies
    NFL
    Nestle
    Lamborghini
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    38 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Applied Arts: Best Rebrand Award (2013)

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  • 4

    Ruckus

    Full-service marketing and development agency Ruckus was founded in 2005 in New York City. The team of more than 60 employees has experience with web development, web design, digital strategy, and branding.

    Notable Project

    An online retailer realized its website needed a makeover, so they hired Ruckus. The Ruckus team contracted out the backend development and built a seamless frontend that users love. They also provided marketing services to get the new site off the ground.

    "The first email blast that we did with our guys from Ruckus was the day before Thanksgiving, and it generated over $1 million in sales on day one, with zero issues on the site. The site performed beautifully. ... We averaged eight minutes per user time on our site, so we just had great metrics on our first foray with these guys." – CMO, Online Retailer

    Former clients
    Harley Davidson
    HSBC
    Porsche
    American Heart Association
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    25 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Summit International Awards for Marketing Effectiveness

  • 5

    IdeaWork Studios

    IdeaWork Studios is a full-service advertising, development, and design agency founded in 1999. Headquartered in New York City, the company also has offices in Santa Barbara, CA and Las Vegas, NV. The team of more than 20 employees offers branding, web design, web development, and other marketing and design services such as logo and packaging design and email marketing.

    Notable Project

    After a wellness resort was acquired by another company, it needed to rebrand and hired IdeaWork Studios. The project included creating a new name and logo for the resort, updating its website to reflect the new branding, and launching an advertising campaign.

    "The level of creativity they showed for a complete rebranding was impressive. We needed to take the resort in a completely different direction, and they did it very quickly. It was impressive what they understood about the brand and what they put forward from a presentation standpoint." – Director of Sales and Marketing, Wellness Resort

    Former clients
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Caesar's Entertainment
    Yahoo!
    MGM Resorts
    PBS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    28 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    American Advertising Federation Awards 2015 and 2017 , Web Marketing Association: Outstanding Website Award 2013

  • 6

    Sid Lee

    Sid Lee is a creative agency headquartered in Montreal. It has expanded to offices in Paris, Toronto, and Culver City, Calif. since its establishment in 1993. Sid Lee employs 796 professionals that provide web design, social media marketing, digital strategy, advertising, and branding to small, mid-size, and large companies alike.

    Former clients
    Honda
    Fasken
    KFC
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
    Awards

    2016 Agency of the Year - Digi Awards

  • 7

    Socialfix Media

    Socialfix Media is a digital marketing agency based in Clinton, N.J. with offices in New York. Founded in 2005, Socialfix Media provides a wide variety of different services like web design, SEO, social media marketing, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Socialfix Media redesigned a website, took over social media marketing, and provided video production services for a client. They also created a database with MailChimp, blogs, and Twitter and Facebook feeds. The client's book sales, speech bookings, and radio and TV interviews have increased.

    "They make suggestions as things change in the industry to keep me current." – Founder, Startup Social Network

    Former clients
    New York Blood Center
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Manhattan Luxury Magazine
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Van Deusen & Levitt Associates

    Van Deusen & Levitt Associates is a brand strategy and design company of less than 10 employees. Founded in 2009, their headquarters is in Westport, Conn. They offer services in branding, marketing strategy, and market research.

    Notable Project

    Van Deusen & Levitt Associates provided logo redesign for a metal recovery company. They conducted a series of interviews with key stakeholders and produced a new logo design based on that feedback. The client was pleased with their well-executed methodology.

    “They delivered on time and on budget. They produced exactly what they proposed.” – Fmr. Chief Sales Officer, Metal Recovery Company
     

    Former clients
    Bank of America
    Procter & Gamble
    Alvarez Marsal
    Allergan
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Westport, CT
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Best of Westport Award (2015, 2014)

  • 9

    Ester Digital

    Ester Digital is a web design agency based in Tallinn, Estonia. Founded in 2015, the team of 7 specializes in web design, graphic design, and logos. They work mostly with small business clients, and primarily work within the advertising and marketing, information technology, and business services industries.

    Notable Project

    Ester Digital worked with a tech startup to redesign their logo and develop its company website. The client was amazed by the graphic design skills of Ester Digital’s team and started to use the new logo for all its marketing.

    “We are proud of how the new logo represents us. We currently use the logo and guidelines to create new marketing materials.” – Head of Marketing, Tech Startup

    Former clients
    Tappi
    Adzoola
    Terve
    Clinic 77
    Mitingu
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place NEW YORK, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    AJ Ross Creative Media

    AJ Ross Creative Media is a full-service marketing and advertising agency based in Chester, NY. It was founded in 1991 and has a team of 9 that provides branding, web design, PR, advertising, social media marketing, digital strategy and media planning & buying services.

    Notable Project

    A charity organization was pivoting its focus and needed to rebrand. AJ Ross Creative Media achieved this rebrand through website changes, logo design and advertising through brochures. 

    "Overall, it was an effective process...Their [AJ Ross Creative Media's] efforts have greatly improved our visibility within the community and among our peer organizations." — Chief Advancement Officer, Charity Organization

    Former clients
    Motion Laboratories
    Active Orthopedics
    Jacoby & Meyers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Chester, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Condensed

    Condensed is a branding company founded in 2005 and located in Brooklyn, New York. The team of fewer than 10 employees primarily serves small businesses in the advertising and marketing, arts, entertainment, and music, nonprofit, and retail industries. Their services include mainly branding and web design.

    Notable Project

    Condensed provided branding and app development work for a fitness company. Additionally, they developed a landing page and routine distributor. The team was diligent, and they always delivered on time.

    “They process 90% of our company's revenue and are responsible for our 400% year-over-year subscriber growth for the past five years.” – CEO, Fitness Company

    Former clients
    Abe
    BollyX
    Boundless
    Carebit
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    1205 Marketing

    1205 Marketing is an integrated marketing agency headquartered in Seattle and founded in 2017. Their team of approximately 7–8 employees mostly serves small businesses and mid-market clients across a variety of sectors. Aside from digital marketing, their scope of service also includes branding, corporate messaging, and design. 

    Notable Project

    1205 Marketing conducted SEO and implemented a Salesforce integration for a hemp extract company. They also streamlined the client's website to boost the client's organic traffic. Their efforts have facilitated lead generation as well as the efficiency of internal processes. 

    "Based on minimal feedback and knowledge of our business, they could deliver a creative solution to achieve our goal." — VP of Marketing, Hemp Extract Company

    Former clients
    Dr. Jart+
    NurseComm
    Special Olympics Washington
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Layerframe Studios

    Layerframe Studios is a digital agency located in Brooklyn, New York. Established in 2006, Layerframe Studios employs a streamlined team of 4 resources. The agency specializes in video production, but also provides web and UX/UI design as well as web and mobile app development. Their client base includes companies of all sizes in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A music streaming service had just begun to launch its company and needed a partner to help drive awareness and engagement of their service. After coming on board, Layerframe Studios worked on their website's design, development, and background analytics. Their expert array of services markedly increased the client's degree of online engagement. 

    "They drove high engagement with our product...It was great. They met deadlines and helped us launch the microsite in time for the festival." — Consumer Marketer, Music Streaming Service

    Former clients
    Pepsi
    HBO
    Discovery Channel
    RocNation
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    Paper Tiger

    Paper Tiger is a digital design agency headquartered in Ridgewood, N.J. The company, founded in 2008, specializes in UX/UI design, web design, and web development. The 13-person company works with small, mid-market, and enterprise businesses. 
     

    Notable Project

    Paper Tiger did web development for a wine importer and wholesaler. The client wanted to revamp their image and develop content for professionals in their industry. Paper Tiger created a website and developed content, and even redesigned the client’s logo. Currently, the company still provides maintenance and support for the client. Since working with the company, the client has seen increased visibility and the ability to reach a wider audience. 

    “Information within the company is now easily accessible. But more significant is our increased search visibility. More contact with clients and consumers allows us to field inquiries, evaluate customer satisfaction, and assist consumers in finding our products.” — Digital Sales and Marketing Manager, Wine Importer and Wholesaler 
     

    Former clients
    The New York Times
    PBS
    Marketplace (APM)
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Ridgewood, NJ
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Thompson & Prince

    Thompson & Prince is a design agency founded in 2018 run by a team of fewer than 10. They are headquartered in New York, with an office in Raleigh, N.C. They offer branding, web design, and logo services to clients from industries such as business services, consumer products & services, and IT. Their branding services revolve around brand messaging, brand strategy, and naming.

    Notable Project

    Thompson & Prince built a modern website for a B2B brand marketing consultancy. Thompson & Prince based the design of the site on the specifications and style requested by the consultancy.

    "They were able to hit the design bullseye quickly and painlessly, requiring no hand-holding to get the job done. That ability is worth its weight in gold for someone like me who needs to stay focused on serving my own clients. I'd work with them again in a second." - Managing Partner, B2B Brand Marketing Consultancy

    Former clients
    Human Results
    Google
    Allied American
    AeroSafe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
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