Draw Names Generator

Draw names online for a gift exchange, holiday, Secret Santa, birthday, classroom activity, or any other reason.
Our free online gift exchange name generator works like this.
1. Enter names.
2. Click a button.
Easily share your draw names results with family, friends, students, classmates, and others
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Draw names for a gift exchange or to create random pairings

1️⃣ Enter an unlimited number of names, emails, or any other text.
2️⃣ Put a comma and space between the entries like this – Jane, John, Jackie, Jack.
3️⃣ Click the draw names button to see the results on the page.
Resize by dragging bottom right corner

Draw Names Preview

Preview your entries before you draw names to minimize typos and other mistakes.
As you type, each entry appears below for you to review before clicking the draw names button.
Enter at least 3 names to activate the button for the draw names generator.
Review your 0 entries to make sure they look okay.
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Draw Names Generator Results

When you are ready, click the draw names button and look for the results below from the draw names generator.
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View the results in the table below after entering names and clicking the draw names button.
Copy the entire table so that you can save the results somewhere in your personal files.
Or copy an individual row with just the entry and giving to information – but not the receiving from – for easy sharing.
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Secret Santa is a Western Christmas or Saint Nicholas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they give a gift
The identity of the gift giver is to remain a secret and should not be revealed. Deriving from the Christian tradition, the ritual is known as Secret Santa in the United States and the United Kingdom; as Kris Kringel or Kris Kindle (Christkindl) in Ireland; as Wichteln, Secret Santa, Kris Kringle, Chris Kindle (Christkindl) or Engerl-Bengerl in parts of Austria; as Secret Santa or Kris Kringle in Canada and Australia; as Secret Santa, Kris Kringle, or Monito-Monita in the Philippines; as Angelito in the Dominican Republic; and as Wichteln or Julklapp in Germany
Wichteln is what a Wichtel, a wight, does, a good deed
In Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands, the tradition is not associated with Christmas but with the feast of Saint Nicholas, on the eve of December 5 in Poland (Mikołajki) and the Netherlands and on December 6 in Belgium
In Ukraine it takes place on 19 December (Mykolay)
All of these names derive from traditional gift-bringers: the American custom is named after Santa Claus, or St Nicholas (Poland and Ukraine), while Chris Kindle and Kris Kringle are both corruptions of the original name of the Austrian gift-bringer Christkindl, which means the "Christ Child"
Exceptions are the UK (where the traditional gift-bringer is Father Christmas) and the Philippines (which has the Three Kings)
Spain, Portugal and most places in Latin America use amigo secreto ("secret friend"), amigo invisible/invisível ("invisible friend"), and also amigo oculto ("hidden friend") in parts of Brazil
In Israel, this game is called גמד וענק ("a dwarf and a giant") and is mostly played during Purim.
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A white elephant gift exchange, Yankee swap or Dirty Santa is a party game where amusing and impractical gifts are exchanged during festivities
The goal of a white elephant gift exchange is to entertain party-goers rather than to gain a genuinely valuable or highly sought-after item. The term white elephant refers to an extravagant, impractical gift that cannot be easily disposed of
The phrase is said to come from a perspective about the historic practice of the King of Siam (now Thailand) giving rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, so that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs
However, there is no actual record of the King gifting a white elephant specifically to burden the recipients, and white elephants are considered to be highly valuable and sacred in Thai culture, so much that any white elephant that is found must immediately be brought to the King according to his legal ownership
While the first use of this term remains a matter of contention among historians, one theory suggests that Ezra Cornell brought the term into the popular lexicon through his frequent social gatherings as early as 1828.
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What is a draw names generator?

Our draw names generator allows you to randomly, blindly, and assymmetrically assign items in a group to one another
You enter the items in our form, click a button to create the pairings, and then review and copy results
Sometimes it is fun to look at the definition of words describing a topic to help better understand the topic
Even if the definitions are a little off topic, at the very least you get to refresh some vocabulary and maybe get a laugh
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draw names generator: Definition of draw
The result of a contest that neither side has won; a tie.
e.g., The game ended in a draw.
The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
e.g., The draw is on Saturday.
Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.
The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out (as distinguished from a tie).
A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade.
A shot that is intended to land gently in the house (the circular target) without knocking out other stones; cf. takeout.
A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
A bag of cannabis.
In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.
The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.
The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.
To move or develop something.
To exert or experience force.
(fluidic) To remove or separate or displace.
To change in size or shape.
To attract or be attracted.
(usually as draw on or draw upon) To rely on; utilize as a source.
e.g., She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem.
To disembowel.
To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
e.g., We drew last time we played.  I drew him last time I played him.  I drew my last game against him.
To choose by means of a random selection process.
To make a shot that lands gently in the house (the circular target) without knocking out other stones.
To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
draw names generator: Definition of names
Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
e.g., I've never liked the name my parents gave me so I changed it at the age of twenty.
An abusive or insulting epithet.
e.g., Stop calling me names!
A person (or legal person).
Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
e.g., Halt in the name of the law!
(ditransitive) To give a name to.
e.g., One visitor named Hou Yugang said he was not too concerned about climate change and Baishui’s melting.
To mention, specify.
e.g., He named his demands.
To identify as relevant or important
e.g., naming the problem
To publicly implicate.
e.g., The painter was named as an accomplice.
To designate for a role.
e.g., My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
(Westminster system politics) To initiate a process to temporarily remove a member of parliament who is breaking the rules of conduct.
Any of several types of true yam (Dioscorea) used in Caribbean Spanish cooking.
draw names generator: Definition of generator
One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.
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