Whether this is the first time you’ve ever heard of this wizardry or you heard your mom’s weird friend mention it once, allow us to explain. Nameology is essentially a big math problem based on the magical power of numbers (aka numerology) and sheds some light on your very specific personality traits, skillz, and desires, says Michelle Buchanan, a numerologist based in New Zealand and the author of The Numerology Guidebook.
There are a few ways to ~nameolify~ yourself, but the process—the adding-across method—is the simplest. So give your calculator app a break from tallying tips and find out who you should date, your strengths and weaknesses, and even your life’s purpose. Intense, right?
So, what’s your numerology number? Let’s get after it.
Write the full name that’s on your birth certificate, and assign a number to each corresponding letter using the chart below. Once you’ve written it out, add those numbers together.
Here’s what it would look like if you were Kylie Jenner:
Add the final number’s digits together. So Kylie’s would be 8 9 = 17. Still got a two-digit situation on your hands? Check out step 3. If not, skip to step 4.
If your answer is higher than 9, add those two digits together again. So, 11 becomes 2 and 17 becomes 8. Your final number has to be a single digit, so repeat this step until you get one.
Meet your destiny number! She’s got a lot to tell you. Prepare yourself for tons of insights.
Best trait: Fiercedom, honey. That, and independence.
Dream job: You’d crush an industry like advertising, where your big ideas will shine.
Love match: Threes and fours are the Jughead to your Betty. They’re tough enough to put up with whatever you (and life) might throw at them.
Best trait: When everyone’s arguing about brunch plans in the group chat, you’re the peacemaker.
Dream job: Counseling or social work is the perfect outlet for your desire to help others.
Love match: Twos are relationship MVPs, which means dating a fellow two is going to make your life super easy.
Best trait: Threes are the artists and creators of the world, born entertainers.
Dream job: If singing karaoke in your favorite bar could pay your rent, you’d be living the dream. But any gig where you’re expressing yourself will work.
Love match: Try dating ones and sixes, because they’re as creative as you.
Best trait: Getting All. The. Shit. Done. is your secret power, just like fellow four Jennifer Lynn Lopez.
Dream job: Structure is important to you, so go into finance or become a CEO and get that money.
Love match: Ones and eights are extremely determined like you, so go that route.
Best trait: Adventure is your middle name. No one is more ready for anything than you are.
Dream job: Make your life the IRL #Wanderlust and become a travel guide or an Insta travel influencer.
Love match: You need someone who thinks your crazy ideas are legit. Try threes and other fives.
Best trait: Always holding your friend’s hair back when she’s had way too much tequila. You’re super responsible.
Dream job: RSVP, fashion week! Lean into your love of all things aesthetic.
Love match: You’ve hit the compatibility lottery. Seriously, go forth and date whomever.
Best trait: Level-headed and thoughtful vibes mean your BS radar is the GOAT.
Dream job: Embrace your inner nerd and become a researcher or scientist so you’re always learning.
Love match: Fives are adaptable, while nines are super supportive, and both are totally hot to you.
Best trait: Get on board or GTFO. Your ambition makes you an unstoppable force.
Dream job: Olivia Pope was her own boss, and you should be too.
Love match: Your energy is pretty intense, so fours and sixes are the people you should rely on.
Best trait: You’re giving off big humanitarian energy, girl. No one is more passionate about saving the world than you.
Dream job: Any gig in education or health will satisfy your superhero lifestyle.
Love match: Intuitive twos and contemplative sevens are your ride-or-dies.