Name Numerology

You Destiny Number is the numerical total of your full birth name reduced to a master number or a single digit. To get the full picture of your name it is necessary to calculate and look at the numerology of your first name, the surname of your parents (mother and father), the vowels total in you name, and the consonants total in your name.

Your first name is your Active Number. Your last names are your Heredity Numbers. The total of your vowels is your Soul Urge Number. And the total of your consonants is your Personality Number. The core numerological picture is made up of your Life Path Number, Destiny Number, Soul Purpose Number, Active Number, Heredity Numbers, Soul Urge Number, and Personality Number.

Name Numerology: Active Number – Your First Name

You lead into life with your first name, which is why its numerical value is your Active Number. Some people use their given first name, some take on a nickname given to them by a family member or peer, and some people choose a nickname or even an alternative name. Richard is a good example for variations, which include Rich, Rick, or Dick.

The “true” active number is the given birth name. Even if you legally change your first name, the core Active Number is the birth name given to you by your parents. A legally changed name and numerical value is more powerful than a nickname. But, any name used to identity a person in the world is an Active Number.

Consider Diana, using Pythagorean numerology:

DIANA  
49151202

Then consider Princess Di (for Princes Diana of Whales)

PRINCESSDI  
7995351149538

As Diana, her Active Number 2 is about relating; but as Princess Di, her Active number is 8, which is about Power.


Pythagorean numerology method

Name Numerology: Heredity Number – Your Last Name

Essentially, you inherit numbers from your parents. Most often, the father’s surname is the one that dominates and is known out in the world. The mother’s surname often becomes her middle name after marriage, when she assumes the surname of her husband.

Keeping with Princess Diana, her father’s last name was Spencer (John) and her mother’s last name was Kydd (Frances). So, her heredity numbers were:

SPENCER  
1755359358
KYDD  
2744178

So, as you can see, Diana inherited the number 8 from both parents, which is the number for leadership and power.

Name Numerology: Soul Urge Number – Vowels in the Name

The Soul Urge Number is the total of the vowels in a name, specifically the full birth name. The Soul Urge is like an energy charge within the numerology of a person. The number of the Soul Urge “powers” the Destiny Number. In Princess Diana’s case, it would be the vowels from Diana Frances Spencer:

IAAAEEE  
9111555279

The number 9 is the number of the Humanitarian, someone devoted to the good of all and capable of seeing the interconnectivity of all life.

Personality Number – Consonants in the Name

The Personality Number is the total of consonants in the name, specifically the full birth name. The Personality Number is how people encounter someone and interpret them. It is like the clothing you choose in public, which causes people to treat you a certain way. In Princess Diana’s full name, the consonants would be:

DNFRNCSSPNCR   
45695311753958134

The number 4 is the number of the Builder, someone who can connect people and establish relationships. Number 4 individuals engage in hard work to make sure life is stable and secure.

Numerology Number Meanings in Brief

For a comprehensive description of the numbers, visit the Discover Numerology page. Below is a quick table for each of the numbers within the Destiny Number:

Number MeaningsActiveHeredity (Inherits)Soul UrgePersonality
1AssertsStrong IdentityI wantIndividualistic
2ConnectsNetworkingI helpSupportive
3CreatesCreativityI imagineArtistic
4BuildsDutyI establishReliable
5TransformsWorldlinessI exploreInquisitive
6ServicesCompassionI solveInventive
7InvestigatesWisdomI teachMysterious
8LeadsPowerI willCommanding
9SuffersEmpathyI understandCaring
11Stands OutSpecialnessI mustRevolutionary
22EstablishesLegacyI continueConservative
33EntertainsCharismaI attractGrandiose
44LeveragesClarityI knowConfident
55DisruptsVisionI breakthroughDiscordant

Calculation Example

Let’s look at the core numerology of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Life Path Number Calculation

She was born July 1, 1971.

Her life path number calculation, using the method 1 is: 7+1+1+9+7+1 = 19 = 1

Destiny (expression) Number Calculation

DIANAFRANCESSPENCER   
491516915351175535985134

Her Destiny Number is a 4. Within her destiny number her:
• Active Number is 2
• Heredity Numbers are both 8
• Soul Urge Number is 9
• Personality Number is 4

Here Soul Purpose Number is her Life Path Number plus her Destiny Number: 1 + 4 = 5
So her complete profile is 2, 4 (2, 8 & 8, 9, 4), and 5.

Your Numerology Name Calculator

To calculate you destiny number enter your full birth name into the calculator field below. The calculator uses the Pythagorean method.

By Philip Young, PhD - a spiritual adviser located in Cary, North Carolina. He provides spiritual guidance using different tools: astrology, tarot/oracle cards, numerology, and past life regression (using muscle testing).