Make Your Own Random Name Picker

Option 1: Quick & Easy

Edit the terms in the boxes 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.




Option 2: Google Sheets

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the column headings in row 2.
    • You may use up to 12 columns.
  • Create lists of names under the column headings.
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Get Your Links

  • Click on the Click here link at the top of each column to view your Flippity Random Name Pickers.
  • Please note: You do not need to publish this spreadsheet in order to use it. Data is passed through the links generated in row 1.

Step 3: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the pages to find them again quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

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, either update your spreadsheet or 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, taking into account the length of text and the number of wedges.
  • If you need longer blocks of text consider using the Randomizer Wheel instead.