The Best Naming Companies in DC

Looking for a top naming agency in Washington DC?

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 companies in Washington DC. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best Washington DC Naming Companies

  • 1

    Bluetext

    Bluetext is a digital marketing agency located in Washington, DC. Founded in 2011, Bluetext has around 30 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and SEO. The client appreciated Bluetext's approach to project management while completing the two microsites simultaneously.

    Notable Project

    Bluetext was hired by a software company in need of a new website. Bluetext designed two interactive microsites for the client and provided front-end development services.

    "Bluetext was very accommodating with our tight schedule and constant demands. They made sure we were delivering everything on time and they were very receptive to our back and forth as we got feedback from stakeholders." – Associate Creative Director, Software Company

    Former clients
    Google
    Lexis Nexis
    Royal Caribbean International
    Adobe
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Social Driver

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

    Former clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    42 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Teal Media

    Teal Media is a full-service creative agency that was founded in 2008. With offices in Washington, DC and Royal Oak, MI, Teal Media, and its team of 10 employees, is skilled in web and UI/UX design, branding, and web development. They primarily serve nonprofits and advocacy organizations.

    Notable Project

    Teal Media was tasked with helping a justice nonprofit revamp its website to make it more professional. Teal Media approached the website redesign by outlining 6 phases – from research and discovery to content infrastructure to user experience mapping and wireframing to content management system (CMS) setup.

    "They are incredibly easy to work with. They create clear lines of authority. Everything was delivered on time and within our budget." – Co-Founder and Co-Director, Justice Nonprofit 

    Former clients
    TaxMarch.org
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    Joyful Heart Foundation
    ICRW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Williams Whittle Associates Inc

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MarCom Award (2019)

  • 5

    ds+f / Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired ds+f for branding assistance. The client needed a new logo, web design, and printed marketing assets used during client meetings. Following the website launch, ds+f stayed on to maintain and update the website as needed. The client enjoyed working with ds+f's creative and collaborative team. 

    "They [ds+f] pack a lot of power and creativity in a world with so much choice. They always seem to have solutions to our problems." – Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Firm 

    Former clients
    National Retail Federation
    NPR
    Cushman & Wakefield
    WIDIA
    Fisher House
    US Bobsled/Skeleton Team
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Hermes Creative Awards: Bronze (2012, 2013)

  • 6

    Niftic Agency

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

    Former clients
    The North Face
    International Rescue Committee
    Lexus
    Subaru
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    11 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Contrast & Co.

    Contrast & Co. is a design agency based in Annapolis, Md. with more than 10 employees. Founded in 2015, they specialize in web design, branding, and social media marketing solutions for clients that work in the fields of business services, health care, and legal services.

    Notable Project

    Contrast & Co. provided web design and branding solutions for a nonprofit. Contrast & Co. not only helped build the nonprofit’s site but also assisted in relevant marketing efforts. The project was very successful.

    “Everything about working with Contrast & Co. was impressive.” - Head of Communication, Nonprofit

    Former clients
    Hogan Lovells
    Altum
    HealthFirst
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Annapolis, MD
    5.0
    5.0
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Borenstein Group, Inc.

    Borenstein Group, Inc. is an integrated strategic marketing communications agency based near Washington DC in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1995, Borenstein Group, Inc. has around 10 employees who specialize in branding, web design, and social media marketing.

    Notable Project

    Borenstein Group, Inc. worked with a government contracting agency seeking assistance with rebranding its online presence. In addition to providing a new branding strategy, Borenstein Group, Inc. designed a new website and oversaw the client's social media accounts. The client appreciated that Borenstein Group, Inc. brought past experience with their industry to the project.

    "We were assigned a project manager, who I spoke with either every day or every other day. We were on a tight schedule, so we were constantly engaged with each other." – Marketing Manager, Government Contracting Agency 

    Former clients
    Pixia
    ADT
    Adobe
    Boeing
    IntelliDyne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Vienna, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Grafik Marketing Communications

    Grafik Marketing Communications is a branding and marketing agency based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1978, with a team of more than 300 employees, they specialize in UX/UI design, branding, and digital strategy.

    Notable Project

    Grafik Marketing Communications completely remade and redesigned the website of a homebuilding firm to modernize its branding and to highlight their new homes division. They built a new website, incorporated unique themes for each section of the site, and used SEO best practices to drive traffic. The client appreciated the modern feel and easy navigation of the new site, and appreciated that it still showed that their company is a long standing member of the community. 

    “Everything they designed is an improvement upon the old site. People look at us differently, and recognize us as a stable company in our area. The site shows both our longevity and our local presence in the right way.” – VP of Marketing, Homebuilding Firm

    Former clients
    Carfax
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Honda
    WTOP
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Alexandria, VA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    REBRAND 100: Distinction (2018) , ADDY Award: Silver (2012)

  • 10

    Beyond Definition

    Beyond Definition is a branding agency located in Silver Spring, Md. Founded in 2003, Beyond Definition's team of around 20 specializes in mobile app development, graphic design, and web development. Beyond Definition works primarily with midmarket and small business clients in the business services, non-profit, and consumer products industries. 

    Notable Project

    Beyond Definition refreshed a non-profit's design and branding, especially in the client's print magazine. Beyond Definition provided updated branding and integrated the updated design elements into the print publication. Beyond Definition also handles uploading magazine content to the client's Adobe app and website presence. The client found Beyond Definition's new design to be clean and sophisticated.

    "They [Beyond Definition] really understand branding and design, and caught the essence of our association and the commercial space we inhabit. They bring cutting-edge creative capabilities and ideas to their work, and make us look really cool." - VP of Publishing, Non-Profit 

    Former clients
    Exxon Mobil
    Atlas Brew Works
    Sage Water
    NPR
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Silver Spring, MD
    4.7
    4.7
    11 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    W3 Awards , ADDYS (2018) , Association Media & Publishing: EXCEL Awards (2017) , Muse Creative Awards: Gold (2016)

  • 11

    Taoti Creative

    Full-service digital agency Taoti Creative is based in Washington, DC. The team of 40 has experience in web design, web development, and UX/UI design, with a special focus on small businesses and nonprofits.

    Notable Project

    Taoti created a WordPress web design for a nonprofit based in DC. The client wanted a website that was user-friendly and easy to read, which Taoti delivered. They worked on everything from the framework to the design elements.

    “We worked together. Their job was to make everything look really pretty and functional, which they did.” – Program Manager, Non-Profit

    Former clients
    The Aspen Institute
    American University
    IEG
    DC Water
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Inc 5000: List of Fast-Growing Firms

  • 12

    SENSIS

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

    Former clients
    City of Los Angeles
    Boston College
    US Department of Commerce
    Auto Club Speedway
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $250,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 Gold Award: Healthcare Marketing Impact

  • 13

    Sutter Group

    Creative design and development agency Sutter Group was founded in 1987. With headquarters in the Washington, D.C. area, it provides solutions informed by three decades of experience.The 20-30 employees on staff strategize custom digital marketing campaigns for national businesses and associations.

    Notable Project

    Sutter Group developed a brand strategy that included specific events, collateral, design assets, and overall messaging. As part of an ongoing partnership, the team has produced creative content to smooth the transition for 15 acquisitions. The team seamlessly applied the cloud networking company’s brand guidelines to a high volume of new offerings amid stark changes in the company’s size and identity.

    “I work for an incredibly fast paced and understaffed company, and Sutter Group went above and beyond to produce deliverables on an instant turnaround time." – Director of Marketing, Cloud Networking Company

    Former clients
    Merkle
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Land Rover
    Porsche
    Audi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lanham, MD
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    The International Academy of the Visual Arts 2007 W3 Awards Gold Winner in two categories, “Self Promotion” and “Games and Gaming.”

  • 14

    Forum One

    Forum One is a full-service digital design firm that was founded in 1997. The company has more than 100 employees in Alexandria, Va., Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Forum One offers web design, UX/UI design, web development, branding, and other digital services for mainly nonprofits and government agencies.

    Notable Project

    A museum was preparing for its opening and only had a simple website. Forum One built a robust Drupal 7 website that incorporated important educational and search features. Forum One continues to maintain the website and incorporates events happening at the museum.

    "We’re pleased with their work, and our audience has responded positively to the functionality, design, and usability ... They’re a very talented group and open to collaboration. We will continue our relationship with them and continue to improve upon it." - Chief Digital Officer, Museum

    Former clients
    Smithsonian Institution
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    World Wildlife Fund
    Peace Corps
    American Red Cross
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Imagine

    Imagine is a branding agency headquartered in Manassas, Va. Founded in 2004, Imagine's small team of fewer than 5 employees specializes in social media marketing, web design, and branding. Imagine works with primarily with midmarket clients in different industries such as information technology, legal, and non-profits. 

    Notable Project

    Imagine was hired by a children's education program in need of web and marketing assistance. Imagine provided assistance with online reputation management, along with website optimization and refreshed branding. Imagine's work resulted in higher enrollment for the children's education program. The client appreciated Imagine's depth of marketing expertise.

    "I have worked with several other marketing companies and found that they all had specialties, such as, optimization, website, on-line marketing, etc.  What I found with Imagine is a complete marketing package." – Founder of Children's Education Program 

    Former clients
    CenturyLink
    Rolls-Royce
    Nestlé
    Jim Beam Brands Worldwide
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Manassas, VA
    4.9
    4.9
    14 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    MARCOM Awards , Communicator Awards , Prince William Chamber Business Award Winner (2012, 2015)

  • 16

    Jake Group

    Jake Group is a full-service digital communications firm that offers web design, web development, and branding assistance to professional services and non-profit organizations across the country. Based in Washington, DC, Jake Group has a small team of around 15 employees that was founded as a web design studio, but has since expanded its capabilities to include all aspects of creative and digital marketing.

    Notable Project

    Working with an executive search firm that had a relatively modest online dynamic, Jake Group revamped the client's marketing, branding, and logo presence through its web design services. Thanks to a high level of technical expertise, combined with intuitive marketing and business minds, Jake Group created a website that was billed as clear, provocative, and representative of the client's experience.

    “[Jake Group] has a very high level of technical expertise. They know all the marketing strategies, but they also have very effective business minds. This allows them to translate our business objectives into something marketable.”  – Owner, Executive Search Firm

    Former clients
    Shakespeare Theatre Company
    The Aspen Institute
    The Kennedy Center
    Platinum Equity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Web Marketing Association WebAwards Standard of Excellence "Food Industry" (2017) , Web Marketing Association WebAwards Standard of Excellence "Arts" (2016) , Web Marketing Association WebAwards Best of Industry in Architecture (2018)

  • 17

    BlueTreeDigital

    BlueTreeDigital is a full service marketing agency located in Reston, Va. Founded in 2012, BlueTreeDigital's small team of under 5 employees specializes in SEO, web design, and digital strategy.The client appreciated BlueTreeDigital's focus on testing the new website and ability to resolve bugs.

    Notable Project

    BlueTreeDigital worked with a management consulting company seeking to garner more online traffic and strengthen its online presence. BlueTreeDigital designed and developed the client's new website, including branding assistance.

    "There was one primary developer who was phenomenal in terms of response and developing appropriate technical approaches or resolving any kind of problems that we encountered." – Senior Executive Consultant, Management Consulting Company 

    Former clients
    CHEMetrics
    Suntiva
    Hopewell House for Independent Living
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Reston, VA
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Studiio Box

    Bennett Street Media is a full service digital production agency based in Washington, DC. Founded in 2012, Bennett Street Media specializes in video production, digital strategy, and branding. Bennett Street Media works primarily midmarket businesses in a range of industries, especially healthcare, non-profit, and media. 

    Notable Project

    A charity hired Bennett Street Media to produce a promotional video. The client's goal was raise awareness about their upcoming fundraising event. Bennett Street Media used the client's script, coached staff members included in the video, and provided editing and production services. The client noted that the video helped their company break fundraising records compared to previous years. 

    "The video helped us raise over $4,000 in 3 hours. During a similar event last year, we raised $1,700 within that same period." - Team Captain, Charity

    Former clients
    National Geographic
    The Shelby
    Family Equality Council
    Nutrisystem
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 19

    GOLDMAN LAW GROUP

    GOLDMAN LAW GROUP is a law firm founded in 2006 in Washington, DC with no more than 10 experts. They provide branding, marketing strategy, and back-office services for clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services.

    Notable Project

    GOLDMAN LAW GROUP provided trademark registration assistance for an IT law firm. The firm was looking for a reliable firm to offer a quick solution after a change in the law. GOLDMAN LAW GROUP helped register the trademarks for the firm successfully.

    “The cooperation was professional and effective.” - Senior Lawyer, IT Law Firm

    Former clients
    Marriott International
    Choice Hotels
    American Express
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    Brunch Digital

    Brunch Digital is a creative agency based in Washington. Founded in 2009, the team of 12 specializes in UX/UI design, branding and web design. They work primarily with small business and midmarket clients, mainly in the consumer products and services and hospitality and leisure industries.

    Notable Project

    Brunch Digital worked on logo design, marketing, and web design for a bar. They designed the branding and logo materials for the client, and built the client’s website and developed new features. The client enjoyed working with them on this project.

    “They did everything I asked and accommodated me by conducting business over the phone. We’d communicate about every other day to go over their progress and make changes to the signage drafts as needed.” – Managing Partner, Bar

    Former clients
    Pride Fund
    Hummingbird Inn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Lee Forrest

    Lee Forrest Consulting is a branding agency founded in 2015 with fewer than 10 employees. Based in Manassas, Va., they are experts in branding, digital strategy, and marketing strategy for clients, with their branding focused on brand messaging, strategy, and naming.

    Notable Project

    Lee Forrest Consulting provided digital marketing assistance to an IT consulting firm. The firm needed to raise brand awareness online. The outcome was positive and the firm continues to work with Lee Forrest Consulting to this day for marketing needs.

    “They quickly could relate to our brand and continue to put out good content and product that correlates with our brand.” - Founder & CEO, IT Consulting Firm

    Former clients
    hatch IT
    John Deere
    eBay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Manassas, VA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Brllnt

    Founded in 2014, Brllnt is a branding, web design, and UX/UI design company based in Washington, D.C. They have a team of fewer than 10 employees that focus on brand messaging and marketing strategy, especially as it relates to design. 

    Notable Project

    Brllnt provides ongoing branding, UX design, and marketing support to a financial software company. They helped modernize the client's brand and improve the user experience of their software products. 

    "Their work is very high quality." – COO, Financial Software Company

    Former clients
    ACLU
    The George Washington University
    Washington DC Economic Partnership
    Asurity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 23

    Provoc

    Provoc is a marketing firm founded in Washington, DC in 2008 with more than 10 employees. They are experts in branding, marketing strategy, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses.

    Notable Project

    Provoc ran a messaging campaign for a nonprofit collaborative. Provoc also created associated collateral for the campaign that was run on social media, email, texts, and more. The collaborative was impressed with Provoc’s services.

    “They do a pretty deep analysis on strategy.” - Director, Nonprofit Collaborative

    Former clients
    FTD Disorders
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $100,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    W Street Design

    W Street Design is a digital branding shop based in Washington, D.C. Since 2017, the 1-person team has provided branding, digital strategy, and graphic design to their clients. They specialize in corporate identity, brand messaging, and product branding.

    Notable Project

    W Street Design created a new brand for a pet care business, modernizing the feel while retaining their local identity. The result was a new line of brand materials, including a tagline, logo, messaging, clothing design, and website redesign. The client received more traffic to their new website and compliments on the new brand.

    "Since working with W Street, we have received countless positive remarks on our new logo and brand image." – Owner, Pet Care Business

    Former clients
    Equality Chamber of Commerce
    FORMA Design
    Skincando
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 25

    DFFRNTWRLD®

    DFFRNTWRLD® is a lifestyle brand creative agency based in Washington D.C. with more than two employees. Since their founding in 2008, they have offered advertising, branding, and marketing strategy solutions for clients in the fields of advertising and arts.

    Notable Project

    DFFRNTWRLD® kickstarted a men’s grooming brand. DFFRNTWRLD® provided web and branding solutions to develop a product. The brand was impressed by DFFRNTWRLD®’s level of work.

    “I like everything that they did.” - Founder, Men's Grooming Brand

    Former clients
    CAVALHEIRO
    Nipsey Hussle
    Atlantic Records
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Dc, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 26

    The Brand Stand

    The Brand Stand is a design firm based in Washington, DC with over two employees. Founded in 2015, they specialize in branding, digital strategy, and web design services for small and medium-sized businesses across various industries.

    Notable Project

    The Brand Stand developed a brand for a beauty company. The company needed a brand that they could introduce to their local community. The company was satisfied with the branding look that The Brand Stand created.

    “The Brand Stand gave us a unique, fresh look in our industry. “ - Owner, Beauty Company

    Former clients
    CyFIR
    Clark Construction
    TopTrainer
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Washington, DC
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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