Wyoming Business Name Search

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Before you form an LLC, register a trade name, or start a corporation, you'll need to complete a business name search with the Wyoming Business Entity Search tool to see if your name is unique.

In our Wyoming Business Name Search guide, we'll show you exactly how to check LLC name availability in Wyoming.

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Wyoming LLC Name Search

The Wyoming Secretary of State requires all business names to be distinguishable from other business entities in the state.

It's also important to search for a matching domain name (URL).

How to Search Available LLC Names

You can check your business name availability by searching the Wyoming Business Entity Search online database.

Recommended: If you don’t have a business name yet or find that yours is taken, use our LLC Name Generator.

How to Check Available Domain Names

When choosing a business name you'll need to find out whether or not a good web domain name is available. Having a URL that clearly matches your business name is important. This small step can make a big difference in how prospective customers find your business.

The best way to determine if your desired URL is available is to search for it using your preferred domain registry, such as GoDaddy.

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How to Register Your Business Name

Register Your Name

An LLC name is officially registered when you file your LLC application documents and form an LLC.

Ready to register your LLC name? Use our Wyoming LLC guide to get started.

Registering a DBA in Wyoming (also known as a trade name) is a separate process that requires filing with the Secretary of State.

Reserve Your Name

You can optionally reserve your LLC name in Wyoming for up to 120 days before you officially register it. This prevents other businesses from registering your name until you have the opportunity to register it yourself. 

Name reservations can be filed by mail with the Wyoming Secretary of State. The filing fee is $50.

Wyoming Naming Requirements

Some key guidelines for Wyoming LLC names include:

  • Your name must include the phrase “limited liability company” or “limited company” or one of their abbreviations (LLC, L.L.C., LC, L.C.). The word “limited” can be abbreviated as “ltd.,” and the word “company” can be abbreviated as “co.”
  • A low profit limited liability company must contain one of the following: L3C, l3c, low profit ltd. liability company, low profit ltd. liability co., or low profit limited liability co.
  • Your name must be distinguishable from any existing business in the state. This includes Wyoming reserved names.

Keep an eye out for restricted words. These words, such as “FBI” or “Treasury,” are often restricted to keep your LLC from sounding like an official institution.

Additionally, Wyoming has the following restrictions on LLC names:

  • Your name cannot imply that the LLC is organized for a purpose other than one outlined in its articles of organization.
  • Your name cannot contain a word or phrase that implies the LLC is organized under the Wyoming Business Corporation Act, the Wyoming Statutory Close Corporation Supplement, or the Nonprofit Corporation Act.
  • You must have approval from the state Division of Banking to include any of the following words (or words of similar meaning): bank, banker, banc, bancorp, bancorporation, banque, banquers, banco, banca, trust.
  • You must have approval from the state Department of Education to include any of the following words: academy, college, educate, education, educational, institute, institution, school, or university.
  • The Wyoming Secretary of State requires an additional review of names that begin with the letter “A” followed by a space or punctuation, contain special characters, or are in a language other than English.

For more information, check out the Wyoming business naming guide.

Distinguishability

It is important that your name be distinguishable from all other business names. In Wyoming, a distinguishable name is one that is substantively different from all other existing or reserved business names in the state.

The following differences do NOT make a name distinguishable in Wyoming:

  • Business entity type identifiers
  • Use of articles, prepositions, or conjunctions
  • Use of periods or spaces
  • Use or absence of letters that do not make the name readily distinguishable when spoken aloud
  • Geographic designations at the end of the name
  • Different order of the same words
  • Use of contractions of the same root words

Failure to use a distinguishable name could result in your formation filing being rejected.

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Wyoming LLC Name Search FAQ

How do I check if an LLC name is taken in Wyoming?

You can use the Wyoming Business Entity Search tool to see if your business name is available.

Learn more about business entity name availability in the How to Search Available LLC Names section.

Should I name my LLC after myself?

While there’s no rule against naming an LLC after yourself, most experts advise against doing this. 

One of the benefits of starting an LLC is the ability to choose a different name for your business, which can make it sound more professional.

To explore other naming options, use your free AI-powered LLC Name Generator.

What words can’t be used in a Wyoming LLC name?

Business names generally can’t include words that imply the company is a banking or financial institution or that it’s affiliated with a local, state, or federal government agency.

In Wyoming, you must have approval from the following institutions to use the following words:

  • State Division of Banking: bank, banker, banc, bancorp, bancorporation, banque, banquers, banco, banca, trust
  • State Department of Education: academy, college, educate, education, educational, institute, institution, school, or university.

Learn more about LLC naming requirements in the Wyoming Naming Requirements section.

Should I use an LLC name generator?

If you’re having trouble choosing a name for your LLC, an LLC name generator can help you come up with some ideas.

What is a brand name?

A brand name is a name a company gives to a product or line of products. It can be the same as the company’s name or something different.

Learn more about branding with your business entity name with our How to Name an LLC guide.

Do I have to include LLC in my name?

Yes. Wyoming requires that its LLCs use “Limited Liability Company” or one of its abbreviations (e.g., LLC or L.L.C.) in their legal name.

Learn more about LLC naming requirements in the Wyoming Naming Requirements section.

Do I need to renew my business name in Wyoming?

No. Wyoming does not require LLCs to renew their legal name, but trade names must be renewed every 10 years with the Secretary of State. 

You can renew by mail, and the filing fee is $50.

Learn more about trade names with our Wyoming DBA guide.

Can my business name be different from my LLC name in Wyoming?

Some companies choose to operate under a name that’s different from their legal name. This can either be called a “doing business as” (DBA) name or a trade name in Wyoming. 

In Wyoming, LLC trade names are filed with the Secretary of State.

Learn more about trade names with our Wyoming DBA guide.

Does my LLC need a DBA name?

Your LLC doesn’t need a DBA name unless it plans to do business under a name other than its legal name. Learn more about Wyoming DBAs by reading our guide to filing for a DBA and selecting Wyoming from the dropdown menu.