Facebook Group Name Ideas – How to Name Your Facebook Group
Are you looking for Facebook Group name ideas for your new Facebook Group?
Having a Facebook Group is one of the BEST decisions you can make as a coach, therapist or healer, if you want to find clients online.
And your Facebook Group name can make all the difference in the success of your group.
Coming up with the right name for your Facebook Group is not easy, and that is why in this blog post, I will walk you through how to come up with the perfect Facebook Group name ideas.
This blog post was updated on 2 June 2021.
The purpose of your Facebook Group
Before we dive into how to name a Facebook Group, I want to first talk about the purpose of your group. It is super important that you first get clear on the purpose of your Facebook Group first, before you give it a name!
Ask yourself these 5 questions:
- Who is the group for? (hint: the answer cannot be everyone).
- Who is the group NOT for?
- What is the group about?
- What is your goal for the group?
- What will people get out of being a member of this group? Why do they want to be in this group?
How to Name a Facebook Group
A Facebook Group name can only be short (more on that below), yet a good FB group name does quite a few things. Here’s a checklist for the best Facebook Group name:
1. The Facebook Group name creates a community feeling
A Facebook Group is not about you and your products and services. The group members make the group, it is a community! If your group is a real community, a place where people connect, your members will love hanging out in your Facebook Group. And they will come back to it over and over again. And that starts with the Facebook Group name. So I recommend you add a word that means “community” in the name. To help with that, I’ve created a list with 71 ways to include “community” in your Facebook Group name:
2. Great FB Group names are searchable – search engine friendly
Many potential group members use the Facebook search bar to search for groups, so make sure to include words in the name that your ideal group members would actually use when they search for a group like yours. If you are not sure what words people would use, then ask your audience. And if you don’t have an audience yet, ask in a Facebook Group where your ideal clients hang out! Many people joined my previous group for example because they found it through the Facebook search when they looked for “e-commerce”, which was part of the FB group name.
Let’s say you have group about confidence for teens, then it would make sense to add “confidence” and “teens” to the name, so that when people actively search for these groups, your group shows up in the search results. Make sure to do some research to found out the exact wording that your audience use when they search for a group like yours. Maybe they don’t say “teens”, but “teenagers” for example. Or “youth”. Use the word that is most common in your Facebook Group name.
The keywords you can include can describe:
- The topic of your Facebook Group (e.g. health / make-up / fashion / coaching / social media / gardening / dogs and so on)
- The audience you want to attract to the group (e.g. moms / entrepreneurs / dog lovers / women / teens and so on)
Making your Facebook Group name search engine friendly will help you so much in growing your group.
3. The perfect Facebook Group name weeds out the people you do NOT want in the group, and it attracts the RIGHT people.
A very general Facebook Group name attracts a very general crowd (believe me, I’ve been there), as well as “Group Addicts”: people who just join tons of groups on a certain topic. You don’t want that, because you want the RIGHT people in your group, and that’s exactly what the best FB Group names help you achieve.
Here’s why having only the right people in your group is so important: Facebook’s algorithm looks at the percentage of people in your group that are actually active (liking, commenting, posting), and uses that percentage to decide to how many group members it will show your content on their wall, and to how many new potential members it will suggest your group. Having only relevant people in the group will increase this percentage and this will massively increase the engagement in the group as well as the potential growth speed of your group, and therefore in the end the success of your group! So make sure to have a FB Group name that attracts only your perfect people.
4. A great Facebook Group name explains the benefit of joining
A good Facebook Group name clarifies why potential members should join. What will they learn / do / experience in the group, and why should they care? For example if your group is called “coaches”, it is not as clear why people need to join as when it’s called “Coaches Collective | Speaking & Networking Opportunities”. And when your group is called “Mindset & Mental Health”, it is less clear what people will get out of it, then if it’s called something like “Mindset & Mental Health Tribe | Overcome your Anxiety & Thrive” (Just making something up here as an example of course). So make sure your potential group members understand what they will get from joining your group.
5. The Facebook Group name stands out from similar Facebook Groups
A good group name is different from all the other group names out there. It brings excitement! A great name will make people more excited to join, which will increase the chance that they will engage. A different name will also make people remember your group and find your group when they are browsing through the list of Facebook Groups that they are a member of.
So make sure to do some research on the names of similar groups and choose something that is different. You can find similar groups by going to the Facebook Search bar and then filtering for groups.
What are the steps to find the perfect Facebook Group Name?
These steps will show you exactly how to name a Facebook Group.
Step 1: Generate ideas with this Facebook Group name generator
So how to generate your Facebook Group name? Your name should include these 3 items, put together in a creative and original way, that includes keywords:
- For whom is this group?,
- followed by a word that explains community (I give you 71 ways to do that below, so make sure to read on)
- followed by the reason people should join, what is the benefit of joining your Facebook Group?
Step 2: Combine the ideas into potential names
For example, my Facebook Group is called “Changemaker Collective | Social Media & Business Strategy for entrepreneurs“. For whom: change makers / entrepreneurs. Word that explains community: “collective”. Benefit of joining: Social Media & Business Strategy.
Step 3: Check availability and test with your audience
It’s important to also make sure your name is unique, and your ideal group members like it.
Facebook Group Name FAQ
How important is my Facebook Group name?
Quite important. But…. if you aren’t sure yet about your FB group name, then I highly recommend you to go ahead and open your group. Having the group and seeing what kind of members the group name attracts is the BEST way to test your FB group name. So don’t postpone your launch by overthinking your name…
How often can I change my FB group name?
You can change your FB group name every 28 days!
How long can a Facebook Group name be?
The name of your Facebook Group can be 75 characters in length.
How can I change my FB group name?
You can change your group name by going to the admin tools (on desktop), then settings (in the left hand menu), and then “name and description”.
71 Facebook Group name ideas for a community
Here is a written version of the 71 creative ways to say “group” or “tribe”, so you can copy paste is for your own use!
Area Assembly Association Backyard Battalion Brigade Cell Circle Center Clan Clique Club Coffee Bar Collaborative Cohort Commune Community Crew District Domain Dynasty Empire Enclave Family Fleet Folk Fraternity Friends of… Gang Ground Hive Home Park House Hood House hold Jungle Kingdom Land League Locality Lounge Member Club Membership Mob Movement Nation Neck of the Woods Nest Orbit Party Platoon Posse Quarter Rat Pack Ring Section Sisterhood Squad Society Syndicate Territory Tree Troop Turf Union Vicinity Ward World of…. Zone Zoo
That’s it! How to name your Facebook Group
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