Expression – Destiny Number

The Expression number, often referred to as the Destiny Number, is an important core number. Derived from your full name at birth, it symbolizes the opportunities you have at your disposal, reveals your inner goal, the person you aim to be, and the talents, abilities, and shortcomings that were with you when you entered your human body. Expression(aka Destiny) Number is one of the five core numbers that include your Life Path Number, Heart's Desire(aka Soul Urge), Day Number (the day you were born on), and Personality Number.

  • I programmed the script to automatically determine whether the Y in your name (if you have one) should be a vowel or a consonant. However, if you'd like to force the Y to be used as a consonant, use the asterisk * symbol in its place; or the # symbol to use it as a vowel.
  • Enter your name and hit Submit.
How To Calculate – Expression/Destiny Number

Each letter in your name is given a single digit number, based on the chart below.
Expression Destiny Number Chart Numerology Calculator
To calculate your Expression/Destiny number, assign each letter of your name a number from the above chart. Do this separately for your First Name, Middle Name (if you have one), and Last Name (surname). For each of your names add the numbers up separately, reducing them down to a single digit value. When you have the numbers for each of your names, add these up and again reduce to a single digit to come up with your Expression/Destiny Number. If at any time in your calculations you encounter a master number (11,22, or 33) do not reduce it any further. Please note that if you have a suffix ... such as "Jr.", "Sr.", or a number such as "3rd" or "III", etc. ... do not include these in your calculations.

I have just updated the calculator to your right, to help you figure out (or double check) not only your Expression/Destiny Number, but also your Heart's Desire/Soul Urge, and Personality numbers. Please let me know if you think it's throwing incorrect results for your name : )

Example Calculation 1: John Winston Lennon
Expression Destiny Number Chart Calculation John Lennon

John Lennon's Expression Number = 2 + 33 + 11 = 46 = 10 = 1

Example Calculation 2: Oprah Gail Winfrey
Expression Destiny Number Chart Calculation Oprah Gail Winfrey
Oprah Winfreys's Expression Number = 4 + 2 + 1 = 7

You might find other charts showing different perspective numbers assigned to each letter. The methods on this website and in the readings I provide are based on Pythagorean numerology system which uses numbers 1 to 9. Chaldean numerology system follows a slightly different system using only numbers 1 to 8 (more to come on this topic at a later date)

Click on the numbers below to read a summary of both the positive and negative traits assigned to each number. Please note that the definitions below are specific to the actual numbers (1 to 9, 11, 22 and 33). If you would like to know how these numbers are interpreted within the context of your numerological chart, please visit the following page for a free numerology reading -

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 11 | 22 | 33

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexandra May 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm

My name is Alexandra Shasta lashay dyck and I think I got 5 is that correct?


seven May 14, 2017 at 10:40 am

Looks good : )


Veronica M. Castillo May 10, 2017 at 11:36 pm

Hello my expression destiny numer is 7, and ibknow how to do it, but i can calculate the heart desires number and also the personality number? Also my path life number is 4 cause my birthday is 11/11/1980 , i would like to know if 4 it’s match with 7 that is my Destiny number , thanks in advance


Ruth Phillips May 9, 2017 at 4:51 am

I calculated my expression/destiny number for Ruth Ann Phillips to be 22/11/11
Ruth 9+3+2+8 = 22
Ann 1+5+5 = 11
Phillips 7+8+9+3+3+9+7+1 = 47 = 11
Why is my calculation so different from the number I received, which was 8/4/4


seven May 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Hi Ruth, your overall expression number = 22 + 11 + 11 = 44 = 8 … not sure where the confusion is?


Lynn April 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Hello. The #1 calculation for Heart’s Desire and #1 for Personality Number both show the same text description. I assume one of those should be different.


seven April 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

Hi Lynn, that is correct. As is stated in the last paragraph on this page, the number definitions provided are for the general attributes of the NUMERIC values themselves (so both positive and negative traits of the number 1 for example). Regardless of whether you are looking at your heart’s desire or personality number, these general attributes represented by each NUMERIC value are always the same, they are just applied to a different aspect of your being depending on what number within your chart (expression, life path, heart’s desire, etc…) you are looking at. Hope that makes sense : )

If you are interested in more specifics, we do offer free numerology readings at the following page –


Corey Lee Ames April 29, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Hello this must be me, I can’t seem to simplify 27. My F=9 m=9 l=9 thanks for the help.


seven April 30, 2017 at 8:04 am

27 = 9


Melissa Osgood April 11, 2017 at 9:07 pm

Hello, I was adopted when I was six days old and I was given my name. For six days I was known as Baby Midgley. What name should I use to calculate my numbers? Baby Midgely or my adopted given name?

Thanks heaps


seven April 12, 2017 at 8:11 am

Hi Melissa, use your adopted name. Cheers : )


Kayla Wright March 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

My numbers are 9,22,5 is that good or bad


michael March 17, 2017 at 5:28 am

My life Path Number & Destiny Number turn out to be both 11. Is there any special meaning to this in Numerology ?


seven March 20, 2017 at 9:39 am
Diane February 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

Dear Seventh Life, thank you for this site BD your offerings- I’ve found them very helpful and enlightening. I am hoping to get a reading for my husband who is a 6 life path. I’m a nine. He was named at both then a few weeks later was adopted out and his adoptive parents changed his name. In learning more about him – ex. His destiny number or a reading which name should we use? He us an incredible person a true doer and would like to have an accurate reading for him- please advice. Thank you very much.


seven February 28, 2017 at 9:47 am

Hi Diane, if he was adopted early in life, I’d go with his adopted name as his birth name.


andisiwe February 22, 2017 at 7:59 am

I need my destiny numbers for me and what is planning about my future


Laura January 16, 2017 at 11:24 am

Would calculations be any different if a person has used their middle name as their first name their whole life?


seven January 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Hi Laura, in Pythagorean numerology you are supposed to use your entire full birth name for the core numbers.


Manal Alghamdi December 13, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Hello , I’m a very worried new mother , please help !
My dughter was born ( April 4th 2016 )
Her full name is : Dalia Breyani Mckinney
First and last name is : Dalia Mckinney
which one is better for her to use ?
The total number of Dalia Mckinney is : 58/ 13/4 if I’m not mistaken , please tell me number 58 good or bad for her ? And what can I do .
Thank you so much , I really appreciate your help !


Susanne Brokx December 11, 2016 at 5:35 am

Hi, I have a question about the calculation of my Expression number. When I fill my full name (Susanne Marie Brokx) out in your calculator, it tells me the number is 11. But when I do the calculation myself, I come to a 3. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for helping out!


seven December 11, 2016 at 9:22 am

Susanne = 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 21 = 3
Marie = 4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 5 = 28 = 10 = 1
Brokx = 2 + 9 + 6 + 2 + 6 = 25 = 7

3 + 1 + 7 = 11/2


Jeannette September 25, 2016 at 11:46 pm

yeah when I do it by hand with the middle name Michael it comes out 33


Real1 October 10, 2016 at 4:39 am

Change it. You do want to to 33 unless you are a 33 degree freemason.


ezcall December 9, 2016 at 4:58 am

they use this power number for a reason. don’t let them steal 33 from u


eina September 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

hi my daughers life path no is 9 and now i have to name her should i have her expression no as 7 ,4 or 3 kindly suggest what wll be better for her as i have diffrent names in mind which add up to these no . kindly suggest waiting egerly


Leslye September 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Hello, my question is: On calculation example #2 How did you reduce the 30 into a four? I’m trying to reduce my numbers but I can’t figure out how you did the reduction.


seven September 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

i believe yo misread that 30 😉

31 = 3 + 1 = 4


Megan September 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Hello, I have a question, as most people do. And it is about the expression number when it comes to a ‘birth name’. At birth my name was Megan Elizabeth Brysiak, but my last name changed when my mother adopted me, but her husband is my biological father. So do I use the 33 with my technical birth name or do I use the 4 that is now given to me from when I got my name legally changed?


seven September 9, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Unless the adoption happened very early in life, I would go with the name you were given when you entered this world.


Leave a Comment