Dream meaning of name

To dream that you forget your name or someone else’s name suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed and burdened. It may also indicate that you have forgotten your true self or your family roots.

To hear your name being called in your dream indicates that you are in touch and in tune with your spirituality. You need to be more aware of your own uniqueness and your individuality.
Alternatively, your subconscious may be trying to get your attention about an important message that you are refusing to acknowledge in your waking life.

To see a familiar name written in your dream symbolizes the way you feel about that person. Your intuition about them may turn out to be true.

To dream that you changed your name or are referred to by a different name suggests that you are undergoing some major transformation or metamorphosis in your waking life. You are experiencing a reawakening.

Name Badge

To see or wear a name badge in your dream symbolizes your identity. The dream signifies your desires to reach out to others. Alternatively, the dream represents an unfamiliar situation.

If the name on the badge is not your name, then it means that you are experiencing an identity crisis. Perhaps you are doing something that is out of character. You have lost a little bit of yourself.


In esoteric thought, names are an integrating expression of the horoscope. There has been a great deal of speculation about the symbolic elements entering into the composition of names: letters in their graphic or phonetic aspects, similes, analogies, and so on.

Popular works on occultism which suggest symbolic implications for certain proper names, as in other cases of vulgarized interpretation, have some roots in authentic symbolism but they may also fall into the trap of being too hard-and-fast about the true scope of symbolism. Language has, in the last century or two, reached such a complex stage of development that the applied symbolism of etymology is subject to innumerable errors.

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3 Definitions
  1. Forgetting one’s own name, or the names of others, is common in anxiety dreams. Being overburdened in waking life becomes so overwhelming that the dreamer feels unable to identify with his or her true self and can no longer recognize others.

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 7, 2022 at 1:48 am

    The names that appear in dreams can contain word play that leads you to their true meaning.

    It is important to pay attention to them and try to guess their hidden meaning.
    There are superstitions about different names. For example, if you dream your name is “Jorge” (“George”) you will never be hung. If the name happens to be “Ines” (Agnes), you will go mad.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 11, 2022 at 4:29 am

    The meaning depends on the circumstances. If you dreamed that you couldn’t remember your own name, or that of someone you know well, the dream is warning you against an illicit affair or a questionable deal that you would find difficult to justify.
    To be called by a wrong name in a dream portends grave difficulties on the personal side of life, but they will ultimately lead to better understanding. 

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