The Name Engine® provides audio name pronunciations of athletes, entertainers, politicians, newsmakers, and more. Confirming the correct pronunciation of names has always been a challenge, and even well-known names are often mispronounced. You'll find the right answer here. Better yet, you’ll actually hear it.
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Phonetic spellings of name pronunciations can be helpful. But there is no substitute for actually hearing them pronounced. That’s why we created The Name Engine—an audio pronunciation website that eliminates the confusion of tricky phonetics.
There are two easy ways to use this site. You can simply enter the name of a person, brand, or geograhic location in the search bar above and then click on the microphone icon to hear it. Or you can click through the categories to find the listings of entire sports teams. You'll find pronunciations for all NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB teams—and many minor league teams as well. You'll also find name pronunciations for major celebrities, including actors and actresses, musicians, and other newsmakers.
We are constantly adding to the database, but we need your help. So if you search for a name that is not currently featured on the site, please drop us a note and let us know. We’ll get it researched and added as long as we can confirm the correct pronunciation. You might also want to try your search on another one of our favorite pronunciation sites on the web: www.forvo.com. This is a great resource for pronunciations from native speakers.
We at The Name Engine will also be expanding into other categories of pronunciations, including common words that are often mispronounced. So whether you are a professional broadcaster, local reporter, or simply a curious fan, let The Name Engine help out anytime you find yourself asking, “I wonder how you say that name?”