Georgia LLC Name Requirements

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Before finalizing the name of your Georgia LLC, you will want to make sure the name meets all of the state requirements such as the correct usage of the entity designator, using a name that is distinguishable from other registered names and not exceeding the maximum length.

(a) The name of each limited liability company shall be as set forth in its articles of organization and:

Entity Designator

(1) Must contain the words “limited liability company” or “limited company” (it being permitted to abbreviate the word “limited” as “ltd.” and the word “company” as “co.”) or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”, “LLC”, “L.C.” or “LC”;


(2) Must be distinguishable on the records of the Secretary of State from the name of any corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; any foreign corporation, foreign limited liability company or foreign limited partnership having a certificate of authority to transact business in this state; any nonprofit corporation, professional corporation, or professional association, domestic or foreign, on file with the Secretary of State pursuant to this title; or any name reserved or registered under this title; and

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Name Length

(3) Shall not in any instance exceed 80 characters, including spaces and punctuation.

Reference – Georgia Code: § 14-11-207