Tips & Ideas For Naming A Laundromat

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There are more than 23,000 laundromats in the United States alone. So, it’s no surprise settling on a unique name when starting a laundromat business feels impossible. 

Picking the right name gives potential customers an idea about your business’s services, creates a good first impression, and helps you stand out from the competition.

Are all the great names already taken? How do you come up with something fresh? And which names are available to use? 

Related: How to start a laundromat

If you’re not sure how to answer those questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn my top tips for choosing the perfect business name and how to make sure your favorite choices are available across the board. 

Let’s dive in!

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Laundromat Name

If you’re struggling to choose a company name for your laundromat, one of the best things to do is just to start brainstorming. As you go through the tips outlined below, make a list of words, phrases, and terms associated with your business. 

From there, you can narrow down the list and cross off ideas you don’t like. 

Once you have several top considerations, we’ll walk through how to make sure you’re allowed to use them. This last step helps you narrow down your list even more so you can make a final decision. 

1. Consider the Services You Plan to Offer

There are several types of services a laundromat can offer, so one strategy is to consider the services you plan to offer. Maybe you plan to be a self-service laundry facility or offer wash and fold services.  Maybe you plan to operate as a dry cleaner. Perhaps you’re considering offering other specialty services. 

Add the different types of services you want to offer to your brainstorming list. 

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road. 

2. Location-Specific Terms

Most laundromats are specific to a geographic service area. So, if that’s true for your business, consider adding a location-specific term to your laundry business name. 

You can consider things like:

  • City nicknames
  • Neighborhoods
  • Regions or states
  • And descriptive terms

However, consider what happens if you expand outside your intended service area. Does the name become limiting? If so, it’s best to avoid it if you plan to expand or change directions later. 

3. Avoid Business Names That Are Hard to Pronounce, Hear, or Spell

Despite the technological advances of voice search, assistants like Siri and Alexa struggle to understand slang and other confusing words. 

This could limit how often your business shows up in voice (and text-based) search if your name is hard to spell, pronounce, or hear. Because of that, it’s important to avoid complicated words, industry jargon, and using numbers in place of letters.  While having a unique laundromat name is good, being too unique may not be so good. 

Keep your laundromat business name as simple and easy to remember as possible so your target market can easily find you. 

4. Consider Alliterations and Rhyming Words

Alliterations and rhymes are catchy and easy to remember. Because of that, they make for a catchy name. 

That said, it’s not always easy to come up with them. Start with choosing a few of your favorite words from your master brainstorm list. 

Then, you can Google “words that start with C” to come up with a name like Clean Central or S for Soap Suds or whatever letter you’re using to create an alliteration. Alternatively, you can search “words that rhyme with _____.” 

It can be time-consuming, but it’s an excellent place to start. 

And don’t forget to add any exciting finds to your brainstorm list while you’re at it. Try not to overthink the names you come up with during this stage.  Just write them all down as some of the more interesting ones may spark better ideas later.

5. Steer Clear of Initials or Obscure Acronyms

Initials and unusual acronyms are hard to remember, so they typically don’t make great business names. They can also be challenging to pronounce and confusing for voice search as well. 

Furthermore, there are 325 different two-letter combination possibilities in the English language. And the odds of your customers remembering the specific letters you chose are pretty small. 

6. Imagery Words

Another consideration when brainstorming name ideas is whether there are industry-related words that could also lend themselves to be used in a logo. For instance, a laundromat could use an image of a washing machine or a soap bubble and focus the brand name around the image.

Related: How to create a logo for your business

7. Try the Owner’s Name

If you’ve made it this far and are still struggling to find the best name, you can always consider using the business owner’s name or the name of a family member. Doing so works well if the owner also plans to be the face behind the small business. 

Something to keep in mind is that using the owner’s name as the business name can make it more challenging to sell the business in the future. 

8. Look at What Names Other Laundromats are Using

Here is a list of existing laundromat names that may help give you some creative ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure it can be used.

Tips on how to check business name availability are after the list of names!

  • 10th Ave Laundrymat
  • 113 Millsboro Laundry 
  • 13th Street Coin Laundry
  • 2 Boys Laundromat
  • 24 Hour Laundry
  • 24/7 Coin Laundry 
  • 24th St Laundromat
  • A Beach Bubble Laundromat 
  • ABC Coin Laundries 
  • All Time Coin Laundry 
  • All Washed Up Laundromat
  • Aloha Laundry
  • AM/PM Laundromat 
  • Amazing Grace Laundrymat
  • Amigo Laundromat 
  • Bay Wash Coin Laundry 
  • Bayport Laundromat
  • Beachside Laundry
  • Best Laundromat
  • Big Laundromat
  • Blue Water Laundromat 
  • Broadway Coin Laundry
  • Bubble Brothers Laundromat
  • Bubbles & Suds Laundry
  • Bubbles Laundromat
  • Bubbles R Us
  • Busy Bubbles Laundromat
  • Carolina Coin Laundry
  • City Suds Laundry
  • Clean O Rama 
  • Clear & Clean Laundromat 
  • Clothes Pin Laundromat
  • Clothesline Laundromat
  • Coin Laundry At Valley Park
  • Coin Op Laundromat
  • Coin Wash N Dry 
  • Community Coin Wash
  • Corner Giant Wash
  • Corner Laundry Mat
  • Country Clean Laundrymat
  • Countryside Laundromat
  • Crystal Clean Coin Laundry
  • Dirty Bird Laundry
  • Dodge Plaza Laundromat 
  • E Z Laundromat
  • Eastern Ave Laundry Mat
  • Express 7 Coin Laundry & Deli
  • Extremely Clean Laundromat
  • E-Z Laundromat
  • Fast Wash Coin Laundry
  • Fiesta Coin Laundry
  • Fit & Fold Laundry Mat
  • Five Star Laundromat 
  • Fold & Go 
  • Fresh ‘n Clean Laundromat
  • Fresh Suds
  • Get A Load Of This
  • Great American Laundromat
  • Green Clean Laundromats 
  • Happy Laundromat 
  • Hogwash
  • Hollywood Coin Laundry
  • Ideal Coin Laundry
  • In & Out Laundromat
  • Jackson Heights Laundromat
  • Kate’s Coin Laundry
  • Lakeside Express Laundromat
  • Launderland Coin-Op Wash
  • Laundromat Guys 
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Day
  • Laundry Depot Of Burlington
  • Laundry Express 
  • Laundry Heaven 
  • Laundry On Madison
  • Laundry Room
  • Laundry Time
  • Liberty City Wash House 
  • Loads Of Clothes
  • Lonely Sock Laundromat 
  • Lost Sock Laundromat
  • Loving Wash & Fold Service
  • Magic Bubbles Laundromat
  • Magic Hamper Laundromat
  • Master Laundromat 
  • Midtown Coin Laundry
  • Mr. Bubbles Coin Laundry
  • My Laundromat 
  • My Mom’s Laundromat
  • Neighborhood Laundromat
  • Nice N’ Clean Laundromat 
  • North Broadway Laundromat
  • Oasis Laundromat
  • Oldtown Laundrymat
  • One Stop Laundromat
  • Peanut’s Coin Laundry Corp
  • Peoples Coin Laundry
  • Plaza Coin Laundry
  • Prime Laundromat
  • Queen Wash Express Laundry Center
  • Quick Clean Laundromat
  • Rainbow Coin Laundromat
  • River Side Wash & Dry
  • Soapbox Laundromat 
  • Sparkle Brite Laundromat
  • Sparkle Clean Laundromat
  • Speed Queen Laundry
  • Speedy Wash & Laundromat 
  • Spin City
  • Spin Cycle
  • Spin Doctor Laundromat
  • Spintastic Laundromat
  • Spring Clean Laundry
  • Suds Laundry
  • Suds Your Duds Coin Laundry
  • Suds-R-Us Laundromat 
  • Sudzy’s Laundromat
  • Summer Breeze Laundromat 
  • Super Bubbles Laundromat
  • Super Kleen Launderland 
  • Surfside Laundromat
  • Tiny Bubbles 24 Hour Laundromat
  • Tiny Bubbles Coin Laundry
  • Tons Of Bubbles Laundromat
  • Top Laundromat 
  • Wash & Dry
  • Wash & Go Coin Laundry 
  • Wash N Dry 
  • Wash Stop
  • Wash Street
  • Wash Wizard Plus
  • Wash World
  • Washboard
  • Washed Up 
  • Wash-U-Doin Laundromat
  • Wash Tub
  • Wishy Wash Coin Laundry
  • Wishy Washy Laundromat
  • Wishy Washy Laundry
  • Your Neighborhood Laundromat

Checking the Availability of Your Top Considerations

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability. 

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through each one. 

Trademark Search

Trademarks are the most critical, so we’ll start here. 

If a name or phrase is trademarked, you’re not allowed to use it in a similar capacity. So, run a trademark search for each business name you’re considering and cross off those that aren’t available. 

Learn more about how to do a trademark search before choosing a business name

Local Search

Just because there isn’t a federal trademark on a name doesn’t mean the name you want is available.  That’s because there is a trademark known as a common law trademark. A common law trademark isn’t filed anywhere but provides someone who uses that name in commerce some limited rights in their geographical area to use the name.  It can be hard to define how far geographically these rights extend as each industry is different. Still, at a basic level, someone can’t open a business and name it the same or similar name as a competing business in town. If you think the name could potentially create confusion with customers, it is usually best to just find another one to use to avoid potential legal issues down the road. 

To do a local search, open up the Yellow Pages (if you still have one), and do a Google search to see if there are any local competitors with a similar business name to the one you want to use. 

Cross off any similar names from your list and take the rest and let’s keep checking.  

State Entity Search (If Applicable)

If you plan to register your laundromat as a corporation or LLC, you must register with a unique business name. Each state requires every corporation or LLC to register a unique name for their entity.  This doesn’t necessarily protect your name from anyone else using it, but nobody can register a corporation or LLC under the same name in your state.

Related: Is your business name available?

If you find the name is in use, cross it off your list and move on.

Domain Name Availability

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first three searches, but it’s still worth doing. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

It’s easiest for customers to remember, but these are hard to come by.

However, you can explore other configurations and extensions if your preferred domain name isn’t available. Just remember your customers may have a more difficult time finding you online.

You can start with NameCheap’s domain search tool. Type in the domain name you want to use to see if it’s available. The tool also returns other possibilities you may want to consider.

Social Media Profiles

Next, especially if you are stuck between a couple of names, check and see if anyone is already using your potential laundromat names on social media. Consider which platforms you plan to use and start with those. 

Keep in mind you may have to shorten your company name for some platforms. Twitter only allows 15 characters, for example. 

Start with your preferred platforms and do a quick search for your name. If nothing pops up, that likely means no one is using it, and you’re good to go. 

Example: Someone is using startingyourbusiness on Instagram, so I would have to choose a different handle, making it more difficult for customers to find me.

Hopefully, you now have some ideas to name your laundromat. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback and then pick your perfect laundromat name!