How to Write Your Name in Binary Code

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In this article, you will learn how to write your name in binary code.

Binary code might seem like a complex concept, but you’d be surprised how easy it to use. Binary code is used in computers, but there are different versions of binary code that you might have heard of, like Braille and Morse code.
Braille uses raised and unraised bumps to help blind people to read. The raised and unraised bumps are the two values that comprise the binary system of Braille.
Morse code works on a binary system of short and long signals to transmit a message.

Computers use binary code to store data and perform computations. 0 and 1 are the two binary digits that a computer understands. When you type any text into a computer, for example your name, the computer converts it into UTF-8 binary code.

To write your name in binary code, you will need to convert each letter in your name into binary code. Each letter in your name is going to have an 8-bit binary code sequence. That means if you have six letters in your name, you will have six sets of 8-bit code in your name.

Why you’d write your name in binary code

Learning to write your name in a foreign language is a pretty cool trick to show your friends, but writing your name in binary code is even cooler. You can have a secret language to communicate with your friends, and everyone else would be none the wiser.

You can even create your own binary code using two different values, for example the colors white and black, or a circle and a square. Convert all the letters of your name into a binary code based on your binary values, and you have your very own secret language.

For example, if your binary code is represented by ○ = 0 and ■ = 1, the first letter in your alphabet can be letter a = ○■■○○○○■ (01100001). You can convert text to binary digits using the tables in this post for reference.

How to ask “What is your name?” in binary code

What is your name?
01010111 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01101110 01100001 01101101 01100101 00111111

How to write “My name is …” in binary code

My name is
01001101 01111001 00100000 01101110 01100001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000

You can use a binary to text converter to double check the binary codes above.

Tips for writing your name in binary code

  • Each letter contains 8 binary digits
  • Capital letters always start with 010
  • Lowercase letters start with 011
  • A space is written as 00100000
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Common names written in binary code

In this section, there are two tables: one showing a list of common boys’ names and their binary representation, and the other showing a list of common girls’ names and their binary representation. If you don’t find your name in the tables, keep reading to find out how to convert your name to binary code.

Common boys’ names in binary code

NameBinary code
James01001010 01100001 01101101 01100101 01110011
John01001010 01101111 01101000 01101110
Robert01010010 01101111 01100010 01100101 01110010 01110100
Michael01001101 01101001 01100011 01101000 01100001 01100101 01101100
William01010111 01101001 01101100 01101100 01101001 01100001 01101101
David01000100 01100001 01110110 01101001 01100100
Richard01010010 01101001 01100011 01101000 01100001 01110010 01100100
Joseph01001010 01101111 01110011 01100101 01110000 01101000
Thomas01010100 01101000 01101111 01101101 01100001 01110011
Charles01000011 01101000 01100001 01110010 01101100 01100101 01110011

Common girls’ names in binary code

NameBinary code
Mary01001101 01100001 01110010 01111001
Patricia01010000 01100001 01110100 01110010 01101001 01100011 01101001 01100001
Jennifer01001010 01100101 01101110 01101110 01101001 01100110 01100101 01110010
Linda01001100 01101001 01101110 01100100 01100001
Elizabeth01000101 01101100 01101001 01111010 01100001 01100010 01100101 01110100 01101000
Barbara01000010 01100001 01110010 01100010 01100001 01110010 01100001
Susan01010011 01110101 01110011 01100001 01101110
Jessica01001010 01100101 01110011 01110011 01101001 01100011 01100001
Sarah01010011 01100001 01110010 01100001 01101000
Karen01001011 01100001 01110010 01100101 01101110

How to write your name in binary code

In order to write your name in binary code, write out your name on a piece of paper. Then, head on over to our Binary Alphabet page: there you will find a table with ASCII characters and the binary code for each letter of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase.

Match each letter of your name to its corresponding binary code. Write out the binary code for each letter, and now you have a string of binary code that represents your name!

Note: Remember that binary code varies for uppercase and lowercase letters.

Convert your name to binary code

It can be fun encoding your name to a binary number sequence. However, if you would like to convert your name into binary code at lightning speed, just enter it into a text to binary converter.

For a more in-depth tutorial on how to convert text to binary, head on over to our post: How to Convert Text to Binary.

PS: The hexadecimal system is also a fun number system to explore because it uses both numbers and letters. In fact, if you are interested in computer science, it will help to learn the ASCII code that computers use to interpret the hexadecimal system. Explore the hexadecimal to binary converter to get started.