If You Can't Remember Someone's Name? This Website Could Help


How many times have you met someone and then you see them a couple days later and you completely forgot their name? For me, there's been plenty of those moments!

FlowingData.com has a tool to help you guess someone's name. All you need to know is the first letter of their name, and the decade they were born in. When you enter those two things, it spits out the 20 most common names for people born that decade. And it also tells you how likely each one is. So you're really gambling, but it helps you the next time you see them and don't have to say, "Hey pal!"

For example, if you're a man born in the '80s and your name starts with "B", there's about a 50% chance your name is Brian, Brandon, or Ben. Or if you're a woman born in the '90s, there's over a 40% chance your name is Brittany, Brianna, or Brooke. It's fun to play around with even if you don't need to remember someone's name. Just google "FlowingData name guess."