How to Calculate Destiny and Life Path Number in Numerology

Numerology – a pseudoscientific belief based on a relationship between numbers and a person related to it. The entire study revolves around numbers from 0 to 9. These digits from one through nine have been found to have some characteristics related to your name and the day you were born. Based on these parameters they can tell a lot about the kind of person you are and how your future events would look like. To be more specific, there are a few quick calculations that can count down to two numbers that can say a lot about your personality, how your future life is going to be and etc.

If we focus on even more specific details, there are two numbers – 11 and 22 that are considered as master numbers. If you are able to calculate either of these numerology and repeating numbers from your name or birthdate, it is likely that you have a luminous personality.

If you want to know how you can calculate your destiny number and life path number from your name and birthdate, here is a detailed instruction for what each number means and entails for you.

Destiny Number: A Way to Influence Your Personality

If we dig deeper, each letter from your name is related to a number which as a whole says a lot about your personality. Based on these numbers, you can calculate your destiny number that reveals your way of life, career path, and your future. These numbers also reveal who you are as a person and what you can do to improve your livelihood by focusing on your strengths and how to pivot through your weaknesses.

Looking back at history, the art of analyzing names, or onomatology was invented in the 20th century. Here is a famous quote from The New York Times’s M. de. Rochetal, the pioneer of onomatology.

“It’s the given name that gives me the key to a man’s qualities and defects,” said the professor, stroking his beard. “A Julius is wholly unlike a Leo. A Julia always differs from a Mary. An Alice—ah, beware of an Alice, Monsieur! . . . Twenty years have I devoted myself to this great science, this science that I have discovered, onomatology.”

SO, let’s get started with the details. Here is a table explaining that every letter in your name, corresponds with a number, as displayed in the table below:

Onomatology Letter to Number Conversion Table

Corresponding Number Letters A-I Letters J-R Letters S-Z
1 A J S
2 B K T
3 C L U
4 D M V
5 E N W
6 F O X
7 G P Y
8 H Q Z
9 I R

Here is how you can use your name to calculate your destiny number with the help of this free numerology calculator. Follow the below steps with the help of the above chart to know your lucky number:

  • Take the sum of the numbers that correspond with the letters in your first name.
    g. Alex= 1+ 3 + 5 + 6= 15
  • Then add these digits together until you get a single-digit answer.
    g. 15 → 1 + 5 = 6
  • Now do the same thing with your last name:
    g. Byam = 2 + 7 + 1 + 4 = 14 → 1 + 4 = 5
  • As the final step, add the final numbers from your first and last name. If required, add together these digits in the sum until you get a single-digit answer.
    g. 6 + 5 = 11 → 1 + 1 = 2

Here the last single digit number becomes the destiny number.

Just like the destiny number, life path is another number that can be calculated from your birth date. It is quite an important number that can describe who you are based on your birth date. While the process of calculating this number is quite similar, here is the detailed process to help you out:

How to Calculate Your Life Path Number with your Birth Date:

  1. Take down your birth month, date, and year in a numeric way.
    e.g. March 20, 1960 = 03/20/1960
  2. Add together all of the numbers in your birth date.
    e.g. 03/24/1950 → 0 + 3 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 9 + 6 + 0 = 21
  3. Now, add together the digits until you get a single-digit answer or the number 11 or 22.
    e.g. 21 → 2 + 1 = 3

Here, the final number you get will become your life path number. Now when you combine this number with your destiny number, it will reveal a totally different personality of yours and will also guide you one how  your future life will look like. So, more or less you know what actions you should be taking that help you improve your life for better. Based on that, you focus more on your strengths and lead a life you always wanted to live.


When it comes to Numerology, rather than believing in it blindly, it is important to know that this theory is purely like a guide for you. It will help you understand where you should reinforce or improve your life. Each person on this planet has their own strengths and weaknesses. Numerology is the pool that gets us connected with them and then you will have your entire journey ahead of you. So, let us know how you found out your Numerology horoscope and how it has impacted your life.

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