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.
In Pythagorean Numerology, each letter in your name is given a single digit number, based on the chart below.
To calculate your Expression/Destiny number, assign each letter 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 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.
Below are couple of example calculations, but you can also use the Name Number Calculator which will do the job for you 😉
Example Calculation 1: John Winston Lennon
John Lennon's Expression Number = 2 + 33 + 11 = 46 = 10 = 1
Example Calculation 2: Oprah Gail Winfrey
Oprah Winfreys's Expression Number = 4 + 2 + 1 = 7

Numerology Number Definitions ...

Numerology Number 1

On a more negative side the number 1 can represent a bit of a bullish and overbearing character trait, and headstrong and stubborn personality. Opinionated, self-centered, domineering, overly critical, aggressive and intimidating are other, less positive traits associated with this number.

On a more positive side, the number 1 brings in a more competitive, driven, and highly motivated energy. This energy is more directed and controlled ... it is the ambitious and pioneering force. The 1 also represents responsibility and loyalty, intelligence and wit, insightfulness, courage, innovation, confidence, independence, and unconventional individualism. Those with 1s in their chart are more likely to try new avenues, take risks, and venture out into unknown territories.

Numerology Number 2

On a more negative side the number 2 can be indecisive, and overly sensitive, making those with many 2s in their numerological chart more vulnerable to verbal abuse and negative criticism.

On a more positive side, the number 2 brings in a more sensitive, and intuitive energy. The 2 is a vibration of a peacemaker ... tactful, insightful and supportive, more understanding, flexible and willing to compromise. The 2 represents idealism, open mindedness, modesty, and gentleness. It is a warm, friendly, and unpretentious vibration, that often exudes sex appeal. Those with 2s in their charts have a greater respect for the world of emotions, feelings, and intuitions, and likely have an uncanny ability to recognize the more subtle things in life, and the often hidden motives of others.

Numerology Number 3

On a more negative side, the energy of the number 3 tends to be somewhat scattered, unfocused, and impulsive. The 3 can be undisciplined, escapist, irresponsible, cynical, and sarcastic, and those with 3s in their chart tend to be less grounded, more restless, and get bored more easily.

On a more positive side, the number 3 brings in an upbeat, expressive, creative, playful, inspiring, and uplifting energy. The 3 is a vibration of an optimist ... fun loving, and perhaps even childlike in nature. Those with 3s in their chart tend to be less conventional, more easy going, with a great sense of humor, an upbeat nature, and a go with the flow attitude.

Numerology Number 4

The number 4 stands for everything that is sturdy, reliable, honest, patient, responsible, conventional, detail-oriented, logical and organized. It is a grounded vibration, one that induces practicality, discipline and focus. Those with 4s in their charts tend to prefer routine and predictability, and are likely more dependable and practical in nature.

On a more negative side, the number 4 can be rigid and stubborn, frugal and dull, lacking tolerance and open-minded acceptance, too serious, and in more extreme cases overly controlling.

Numerology Number 5

The energy of the 5 is more dynamic and volatile, impulsive, responsive to the moment, and less controlled; however, it is not aggressive. It is a vibration of action and change. Some of the more positive traits that are representative of those with 5s in their numerological chart are; stimulating, witty, charismatic, optimistic, inspiring, daring, adventurous, energetic, sensual, tolerant, flexible, adaptable, curious, enthusiastic, easy going, and a free spirit.

On the negative side the 5 is irresponsible, gets bored easily, can be overly excitable and emotionally superficial. Those with 5s in their chart have a tendency for indulgence, often expressed in sexual promiscuity, overeating, or drug and alcohol abuse.

Numerology Number 6

The 6 is, by nature, perhaps the most harmonious of all numbers, and its vibration is one of compassion, understanding, warmth, harmony, romance, sacrifice, and love. Those with a 6 in their numerological chart, are likely to lean towards lifestyles that include teaching, healing, counseling, or any other field that deals with service to others.

Some of the more negative attributes of the number 6 relate directly to the positives. The urge to care for and protect close friends and family members, can be seen as overprotective if taken to the extreme, and terms such as interfering, smothering, and meddlesome can be used to describe an unbalanced 6.

Numerology Number 7

The number 7 has a somewhat secretive, withdrawn, and distant energy. The vibration of this number represents all that is different, mysterious, serious, independent, intelligent, wise, and spiritual. Those with a 7 in their charts, tend to be more curious, challenging everything others take for granted in their search for knowledge and spiritual understanding. Some of the more positive traits that are representative of those with 7s in their numerological charts are; Analytical, philosophical, logical, private, perfectionist, contemplative, and a bit of a dreamer.

On the negative side, the 7 can be seen as skeptical, cynical, arrogant, small minded, and even neurotic.

Numerology Number 8

On the more positive side, the number 8 vibration represents ambition, focus, and drive. The number 8 is a powerful and focused energy, and those with this number in their numerological chart tend to be in the leader role, efficient, confident, goal oriented, practical, and generally have a good business sense, which goes hand in hand with a strong drive for financial success and security.

On the negative side, the number 8 represents a somewhat authoritarian and demanding nature, which although strong and enthusiastic, can come off as overly confident, egocentric, ruthless, selfish, greedy, and even cruel.

Numerology Number 9

The number 9 represents idealism, generosity, and self-sacrifice. It is a vibration of the philanthropist, a humanitarian, a visionary, and one who is more socially conscious. Those with the number 9 in their numerological chart tend to be charismatic, compassionate, and deeply concerned about the state of the world, often sacrificing money, time, and energy for a better world.

On the negative side of the number 9, self-righteousness, narrow-minded moral values, and religious fanaticism are not uncommon, nor are arrogance, pride, and a superficial confidence.

Numerology Number 11

The number 11 is at its basic level simply a higher vibration of the number 2. What this means is that all the traits and attributes represented by the number 2 also apply to the master number 11, however, these traits, both positive and negative, are now amplified. Please review the content for the number 2. On a higher level, the number 11 is a vibration of insight and illumination. Those with 11 in their charts tend to attract powerful ideas, intuitions, and psychic information, and are extremely sensitive and aware. The downside of this, much like it is the downside of the number 2, is that those with 11s in their numerological chart tend to be much more vulnerable to all conflicts and painful situations.

Numerology Number 22

The number 22 is at its basic level simply a higher vibration of the number 4. What this means that all the traits and attributes represented by the number 4 also apply to the master number 22, however, these traits, both positive and negative, are now amplified. Please review the content for the number 4 for more information. On a higher level, the number 22 is a vibration of a Master Builder, and those with this number in their chart tend to be very inspiring, creative and great visionaries. In addition, the number 22 carries the potential of the master number 11, as 22 is 11 doubled. On the negative side, an unbalanced 22 tends to be arrogant and egocentric, and remaining humble may become a challenge.

Numerology Number 33

The number 33 is at its basic level simply a higher vibration of the number 6. What this means is that all the traits and attributes represented by the number 6 also apply to the master number 33, however, these traits, both positive and negative, are now amplified. Please review the content for the number 6 for more information. On a higher level, the number 33 is a vibration of a Master Teacher, and those with this number in their chart tend to have a strong, spiritually empowering influence on others.

Some Numerology Freebies ...


  1. Hallie Hancock

    Hi and thank you. I calculated my destiny number and it was not the same as yours.
    Name at birth was
    Harriet Ruth Heacock

    Mine said 7. Your calculations said 3

    • se7en

      Hi Hallie, I am thinking you might have to double check the way you did it ... unless I am wrong here?

      H + A + R + R + I + E + T = 8 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 2 = 43 = 7

      R + U + T + H = 9 + 3 + 2 + 8 = 22 = 22

      H + E + A + C + O + C + K = 8 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 6 + 3 + 2 = 28 = 1

      Your Expression/Destiny Number = 7 + 22 + 1 = 30/3

      • Heyoka

        Quick questions.
        ...why did you start the Numerology Number Definition of 3 with the negatives? soul urge # adds up to a 22 .. why does this calculator reduce 22 to a 4? I thought master numbers stay master numbers..

        my biggest question ..a bit sad to say as an parents got divorced when i was young..during this period of chaos, they changed my name 3 times on my birth I'm getting 3 different outcomes...if a name is your i have 3?

        Thank you so much for your great work!

        • se7en

          Hi Heyoka,

          1) No reason ... numbers 1, 2 and 3 all start with their negative attributes first : )
          2) calculator does not reduce 22. If i have your full name I could give you a proper breakdown.
          3) That's a tough one. I'd go with the last name you got, which should be the name you are currently using ... unless you associate yourself better with your other names. Really it is up to you to decide which names resonates better overall with you.

          cheers : )

    • Sao

      Can you help me find out mines ? Sao sophary y I got 1 for my number I don’t think I am doing it right or not

      • se7en

        S + A + O = 1 + 1 + 6 = 8
        S + O + P + H + A + R + Y = 1 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 1 + 9 + 7 = 12 = 3

        Your expression number = 8 + 3 = 11/2

  2. Marcus

    My expression is a 3, my heart 6 and my personality 9. I've heard there is a significance to the number 369. Does this relate. My life path is 11.

  3. Bhanu Prasad

    07 nov 2017 one boy/girl names with 100% compatibility name please suggest me

  4. kabreia redfern

    My name is kabreia shyda redfern. DOB 5/31/1996

    • se7en

      Hi Kabreia, well your life path number is 7 : ) For your name numbers ...

      Your Expression/Destiny Number = 3
      Your Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number = 7
      Your Personality Number = 5

  5. Little Markiter Marie Boyd

    my name is little markiter marie boyd my DOB is 8/14/2004 please help me figure out me destiny number.


    • se7en

      Hi, your results are ....
      Your Life Path number = 1
      Your Expression/Destiny Number = 4
      Your Heart's Desire/Soul Urge Number = 3
      Your Personality Number = 1

  6. Amber

    Hello! 1st off..LOVE the site! Your calculator isn't coming up with the same Expression/Destiny number as I KEEP getting by adding all the numbers in my name. I get 3, you...2. Is there something I'm missing here? Thank you! Love & Light. ❤

    • se7en

      Hi Amber, you will have to provide the full name you are trying to analyze for me to help you out any further.

  7. ramesh chand

    hi my name is ramesh birth date is august 19, 1996.tell me all my numbers and career aspects.

  8. oluchi

    mine is 3+3+33= 39 so waz my number

    • se7en

      39 = 12 = 3 : )

  9. India Banks

    Hello my name is India Briasia Banks DOB 09/14/1993 I am having trouble figuring out my destiny number , could you help?

    • se7en

      Hi India,

      Expression/Destiny Number: 8
      Heart’s Desire/Soul Urge Number: 4
      Personality Number: 4

      Your life path = 9 + 5 + 22 = 36 = 9

  10. Justin

    My name is Justin Michael Downes and I got a 44/8



    Downes= 8

    44 is not listed on this site so any thoughts on this.

    • se7en

      Hi Justin, You are probably wondering if 44 should be treated much like a master number 11, 22 or 33. It is not normally considered as such and so we would just reduce it like any other number ... 44 = 8

  11. Ariel Gonzales

    Hi my name is Ariel dushanna gonzales my birthday is March 19,1993 can you please do my destiny number


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