Learn About Georgia Business Name Availability for LLCs and Corporations

Carry out a Georgia entity search before creating your business.

If You’re Thinking of Forming a New Georgia Corporation or LLC, You Can Start by Finding the Perfect Name

We’ll help you look up your proposed business name in Georgia and see if it’s available for you to form a corporation or LLC. You can easily check for existing company names with the Georgia Corporations Division of the Secretary of State's registry of businesses.

Once you’ve found the right Georgia business name, you can quickly register your GA LLC or corporation through us for one low fee. To search for Georgia business entities, just enter your details in the box below, and we’ll take care of everything else.

Use Our Free Business Name Search Tool to Find Out If Your Company Name Is Available

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We’ll tell you if your business name is available with the Georgia Division of Corporations. Just fill in your proposed business name, and we’ll search the company registrar for you.

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Georgia Rules on Naming Your Corporation or LLC

All businesses formed in Georgia must be named following certain rules.

Your Georgia business name should not be confusable with or similar to another business in GA.

If your Georgia business is an LLC, it must contain “Limited Liability Company” or an abbreviation. If it’s a corporation, it must contain a word like “Incorporated,” “Corporation” or something similar.

Normally, you cannot imply connection with a Georgia state entity or that you will be carrying out activities your GA business is not legally able to provide.

Georgia Limited Liability Company and Corporation Naming Rules

In addition to the general rules listed above, the Georgia Secretary of State has some specific business naming rules for your LLC or Corporation. You will need to follow these rules if you want to name your GA business appropriately.

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    Use of the following terms in an entity name requires written approval from the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner: “insurance,” “assurance,” “surety,” “fidelity,” “reinsurance,” “reassurance” or “indemnity”

  • 2

    Use of the following terms or any variation of the word “bank” in an entity name requires written approval from the Department of Banking and Finance: "bank," “banc,” “banque,” “banker,” “banking company,” “banking house,” “bancorp,” “bankruptcy,” “credit union,” “savings & loan,” “trust” or “trust company”

  • 3

    Use of the following terms in an entity name requires written approval from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission: “college” or “university”

Learn More About Forming an LLC or Corporation in Georgia

We have a full guide to starting a new business in Georgia. Learn about how to start a GA LLC or a GA corporation.

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