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

Pythagorean Numerology Numbers Alphabet Letters Chart
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.

Note: If at any time in your calculations you encounter a master number (11,22, or 33) do not reduce it any further.


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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, and to force the Y to be used as a vowel use the pound # symbol in its place. However, for the Expression Number it does not make a difference in the overall result.

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

Number Definitions

Expression/Destiny Number 1

The 1 Expression number indicates you are independent and individualistic. It represents the risk taker and a pioneering spirit. Self-reliant, confident, and perhaps sometimes overly opinionated, you are more likely to try the untested and new things. You like the freedom to choose your path and make your own decisions. Be wary of being overly competitive, and too self-centered and critical of others.

Expression/Destiny Number 2

The 2 Expression number indicates you are more intuitive and sensitive to the world and the people around you. You are more likely to crave balance and peaceful resolution to conflict, which makes you better equipped to work and deal with others. Be wary of being thrown off balance by negative people or situations around you.

Expression/Destiny Number 3

The 3 Expression number indicates you tend to be outgoing, with a more uplifting and optimistic energy than others. You are a creative spirit and likely more drawn to the Arts, or other similar outlets where your energy can be focused on bringing forth that which is in your imagination. Be wary of becoming too cynical, irresponsible, and undisciplined, as this will hinder progress in your creative ventures.

Expression/Destiny Number 4

The 4 Expression number is one of a builder. You are more grounded, methodical, and practical. Because you are likely more drawn to order and stability, you tend to be more reliable and responsible, and as such, are often seen as the bedrock of your family or business. Be wary of getting stuck on overly small details, and being too stubborn or rigid.

Expression/Destiny Number 5

The 5 Expression number indicates your love of freedom, excitement and new experiences. You are more of a free spirit, eager to explore and try new things. You tend to be very adaptable, hating the "routine" and not follow the social norms. Be wary of changing your mind too often, of getting bored too quickly, and leaving whatever the job or project at hand unfinished.

Expression/Destiny Number 6

The 6 Expression number indicates you are loving and honest, and as such you often play the role of healer or counselor. You have a tendency to put the need of others before yourself, and often feel the need to sacrifice your time and yourself to take care of others. Be wary of being too overprotective, meddling into other peoples' affairs, and not giving those you care about their own personal space.

Expression/Destiny Number 7

The 7 Expression number indicates you are inquisitive, intelligent, and have a yearning to attain truth, knowledge, and wisdom in all aspects of what is the very essence of existence. You are likely to be more introverted and require your own space and alone time to pursue your own projects. Be wary of becoming too secretive, cynical, and cutting yourself off from those around you.

Expression/Destiny Number 8

The 8 Expression number indicates you are ambitious, disciplined, and hard working. These qualities, along with being a good and efficient planner, and a tendency to see things the way they truly are, often result in great success in whatever field you choose to work in. Be wary of being too stubborn and intolerant of others, and try to keep the right balance in all your pursuits.

Expression/Destiny Number 9

The 9 Expression number indicates you tend to be drawn to causes and endeavours with a purpose to make the world a better place. Idealistic, a humanitarian, and a visionary, you can inspire others to help you achieve the greater good. Be wary of craving validation for your work, and being taken advantage of by those who do not see the world as you do.

Expression/Destiny Number 11

The 11 Expression number is a higher vibration of the number 2, and as such indicates you are highly intuitive and sensitive to the world and the people around you ... sometimes even to the point of seeming psychic. You tend to be idealistic and crave balance and peaceful resolution to conflict. Be wary of being too idealistic, impractical, and sharing your feelings openly with others.

Expression/Destiny Number 22

The 22 Expression number is a higher vibration of the number 4, and as such is often referred to as a master builder. You are grounded, methodical, practical and with persistence, determination, and will power you can turn dreams into reality and create, build and accomplish things that will last for lifetimes. Be wary of being inhibited by doubt, and getting stuck on overly small details.

Expression/Destiny Number 33

The 33 Expression number is a higher vibration of the number 6 and is often referred to as the master teacher. You have a tendency to put the need of others before yourself, and often feel the need to sacrifice your time and yourself to take care of others. Be wary of being too overprotective, meddling into other peoples' affairs, and not giving those you care about their own personal space.

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 Winfrey

Oprah Winfreys's Expression Number = 4 + 2 + 1 = 7

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  1. Pankaj Bector

    Hi,My DOB is 15/09/1964, please advise me which name suits me better
    Pankaj Kumar Bector or
    Pankaj Kumar or Pankaj Bector.

    • Sangita Shah

      Hi my husband's name is
      Jiten mugatlal Shah
      Now he is writing as
      Jitten SSHAH
      Which is best name for his success

      • Waqar Palmist

        Jitten shah is good name for him are U Muslim ?

        then comment back i will tell you what to do more for success

  2. Jose Antonio Rivera Sanchez

    ok i got here being a skeptic, one with a great curiosity and somewhat openness to see what i find. i am in the middle of some soul searching, significance for a better future. but is the kind of " i'll know when i find it" type of search. always searching and wanting to know more in undefined terms.
    after filling the expression/destiny number calculator and reading the description based on those numbers (7) ,now, i am intrigued. still some skepticism, it might be a coincidence but, those words are a full description and the things to be wary of, well, are happening.
    thank you guys for this experience, you have a gift that may turn skeptics into believers, but i still want to know more.

  3. Elena

    Hi. I would like to ask something about destiny number. Is this the chart that we use for any name, in any language? Regarding to those names that include others letters-symbols like in the chart. Like in French language for example or Romanian, or Polish. The alphabet of those countries contains more letters. Has the name to be transcripted?

    Thank you.

    • se7en

      Hi Elena, the Pythagorean system we use here was designed with western languages in mind, using the Roman alphabet, and catering more to English as the primary language. If we encounter any special characters such as those with accents we convert to their basic letter equivalent. For example any form of à, á, ã, ä, etc ... we treat as a standard "a". For languages where the entire alphabet is completely different, you can transcribe all their letters such as can be done for the Greek alphabet at the following page -, but it is generally recommended that in such a case you should really use the numerology system that is specific to your language and region from which your alphabet originated from.

  4. Leigh

    What does it mean to have master 22 life path and destiny with a daughter as a rainbow child born 1010/16 with 11 life path and father 33 life path?

  5. Jane

    My destiny number is 11. The description states never to round down a master number. But in the reading you provide the 11 is rounded down to a 2. And then the information is all about the 2. No mention of destiny 11. Huh??

    • se7en

      Hi Jane, the numbers 2 and 11 are both sensitive and intuitive numbers an as such are very similar in their descriptions. Our free readings do provide a different definition for the expression master number 11 then the one given for expression number 2. Please keep in mind that regardless of whether your higher double digit vibration is 11 or 20, your base number is still a 2. Master numbers are given a bit of a spotlight, but really you should always be taking note on the final single digit value. hope that makes sense : )

  6. Himanshu

    Which name to write there? Because I have two names , one is my birth name and second is my official name. I usually write my official name i all my official documents and people too know me by my official name.
    Is it necessary to mention father's name?

    • se7en

      In Pythagorean numerology we use your full birth name.

  7. HEMA

    Please find the destiny number for Mr. Prashanth 4/12/2007 , Requesting you to do the needful as it is very urgent..!

    • se7en

      Hi Hema, The expression number you are asking about is derived from your full birth name, but please do not provide that infomration on a public forum. If you are interested we do offer full free numerology readings at the following page -

      Your date of birth is used to determine your life path number ...
      4 = 4
      12 = 3
      2007 = 9
      Your life path number = 4 + 3 + 9 = 16 = 7 : ) ... hope that helps

  8. Izabella

    ... and another question about letters and numbers...
    I've seen somewere that K - is 11 and V is - 22 What do you think about it?

  9. Victoria Maria Patricia Mangion

    Hello Spiritual Darlings of Light, I'm having trouble defining my destiny number, can you please help?
    My name is Victoria Maria Patricia Mangion born 1st October 1957.......(an old woman with a young heart and a not-so-bad exterior LOL) xx

    • se7en

      Hi Victoria, below is a breakdown of your full birth name, assuming maria Patricia is your middle name ... although it doesn't effect the end result where we place it either way:

      first name (Victoria)
      = V + I + C + T + O + R + I + A = 4 + 9 + 3 + 2 + 6 + 9 + 9 + 1 = 43 = 7

      middle name (Maria Patricia)
      = M + A + R + I + A + P + A + T + R + I + C + I + A = 4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 2 + 9 + 9 + 3 + 9 + 1 = 11 (this is not reduced as it is a master number)

      last name (Mangion)
      = M + A + N + G + I + O + N = 4 + 1 + 5 + 7 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 37 = 1

      Your Expression/Destiny Number = 7 + 11 + 1 = 19/1

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Bhanu Prasad

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. ramesh chand

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

  17. oluchi

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

    • se7en

      39 = 12 = 3 : )

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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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