In Pythagorean Numerology, each letter in your name is given a single digit number, based on the chart below.

The Heart's Desire/Soul Urge number is derived from the vowels (A, E, I, O, U ... and sometimes Y) of your full name at birth.
Pythagorean Numerology Numbers Alphabet Letters Chart
To calculate your Heart's Desire/Soul Urge number, assign each vowel of your name a number from the 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 Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number.

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  • Whether the Y in your name (if you have one) should be treated as a vowel or a consonant is automatically determined.

    To force the Y to be used as a consonant, use the asterisk * symbol in its place
    To force the Y to be used as a vowel use the pound # symbol in its place

Three Core Name Numbers Derived From Our Full Birth Name ...

Number Definitions

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 1

The 1 Heart's Desire number indicates you have a deeper craving to rule over your own direction in life according to what you believe is right. More than others, you desire to be independent, and a leader of whatever venture, endeavour, or area of expertise you join or are a part of.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 2

The 2 Heart's Desire number indicates you have a deeper craving for peace, comfort and security. The gentle, sensitive, intuitive, and sentimental soul this number represents yearns for harmony in all aspects of life, and you are likely to be much more diplomatic and tactful, rather than forceful, in order to accomplish your goals.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 3

The 3 Heart's Desire number indicates you have a tendency to be creative and playful, generally upbeat, friendly, happy, and outgoing. You are drawn more to the arts and crave for a creative outlet where you can be free to express yourself and showcase your imaginative mind.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 4

The 4 Heart's Desire number indicates your natural desire is for order and stability in life. You tend to prefer routine, structure and discipline over change, and are more likely to be very thorough and organized when dealing with any aspects of everything you do.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 5

The 5 Heart's Desire number hints at your deeper craving for freedom, new experiences, and change. Imaginative, creative, enthusiastic and resourceful, you are more likely to travel, seek adventure, and tend to be drawn to the less conventional, and more original ideas, opportunities, and people.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 6

The 6 Heart's Desire number indicates you tend to be more compassionate, sentimental, patient, and caring, and are able to empathize with people more so than others. As such, you are likely to focus more of your attention, and place much greater importance, on helping and caring for your family, loved ones, and those close to you.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 7

The 7 Heart's Desire number indicates you are more likely naturally introverted, and have a tendency to seek quiet, private environments. Your inquisitive, abstract, and theoretical mind draws you towards introspection, the love of knowledge, philosophy, and deeper understandings of all things in life.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 8

The 8 Heart's Desire number indicates you are more likely to be drawn to material comforts, money and even power and influence. Your ambition and determination, coupled with a creative mind and the ability to visualize the bigger picture, all combine to help you succeed where others may fail.

Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number 9

The 9 Heart's Desire number indicates your tendency toward philanthropism and idealism, and causes that help advance the human race and improve the world as a whole. You can be sensitive and emotional, are more likely to be a perfectionist, and crave approval from the masses for your good deeds and achievements.

Example Calculation 1: John Winston Lennon

Heart's Desire Soul Urge Number Chart Calculation John Lennon
John Lennon's Heart's Desire Number = 6 + 6 + 11 = 23 = 5

Example Calculation 2: Oprah Gail Winfrey

Heart's Desire Soul Urge Number Calculation Numerology Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfreys's Heart's Desire Number = 7 + 1 + 5 = 13 = 4

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  1. Michell Myers

    Hello. My name is Michell Ann Myers. I would think that the y in my name is a vowel but it is being calculated as a consonant when using the Name Numbers Calculator. Is this correct? The calculator provides the numbers 9, 11, & 7.

    • se7en

      Hi Michelle, it is up to you to decide how you pronounce your name ... normally the Y in words such as layer, canyon, beyond, etc., are considered consonants because the Y provides a soft J sound, I would think similarly to your name Myers. However if you would like to force the calculator to see the Y as a vowel, simply use the # symbol in its place ... in which case all your numbers will be 9 : )

  2. md

    My Life Path number using my birthday is 7 and my Soul Urge number using my name is also 7. I guess I'm a 7:)

    But if you calculate my life path number one way I get 16/7 - scary. Another way I get 25/7 - not so scary. Any thoughts on this?


    • Molly Dunn

      I've also read that you shouldn't use your birth year to get your life path number. If I calculate it this way, I still get. Concerned about that karma number though.
      Thanks again.

      • se7en

        If you don't use your full birth date you are not trying to find your life path number. Also I can't help you much if you don't provide your DOB : )

  3. Gabriel Petrie

    Hello there ,let me start by saying I've never attempted to read or understand numerology before, that being said I am very good with numbers and I am curious to know what the reduction factor is. I was thinking that maybe it was based off of the number of vowels divided by the number of consonents. But I don't think that's right. My first attempt left my numbers all sorts of messed up according to your chart. I recieved a 8 for Gabriel, a 8 for William, and a 9 for Petrie. I am trying to learn something new and I am very open to criticism and ideas. Thank you.

    • Gabriel Petrie

      Me again, thought it would be funny to mention my birth weight was 8lbs 8oz and I was born Aug 17, 1992.

  4. Alison Hope

    I got my destiny and urge numbers now what?


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