Make Your Own Random Name Picker

Quick & Easy

Edit the terms in the box below then click the generate button. You can separate terms with commas or line breaks. Bookmark the resulting page (Ctrl + D) to re-use it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to the spreadsheet version of Random Name Picker?

  • The Google Sheets version of Random Name Picker was a casualty of Google's August, 2021 security upgrade. The Quick & Easy version has all the same functionality with a fewer steps.

How do I make changes to my roster?

  • To make temporary changes, click More on the Random Name Picker page and then select Quick Edit. To make more permanent changes, use this page to generate a new link.

How can I make sure the spinner wheel doesn't pick a student twice?

  • The spinner wheel is truly random; every name has an equal chance of being picked each time you spin the wheel. Use the Single Name or Lineup tabs if you want each student to be selected once before repeating.

Can I change the size of the font on the spinner wheel?

  • Text will automatically adjust to fit the wheel, however, calculating font size based on the length of text and the number of wedges simultaneously is very difficult.
  • If you need longer blocks of text consider using the Randomizer Wheel instead.