Chaldean Numerology

chaldean numerology

Now you might know quite a bit about numerology already. Maybe you know your life path number, how to calculate it, and what it means.

Maybe you also know about angel numbers and look out for them in your daily life.

Simply put, you believe that numbers have meaning and there is more to them than we realize at first glance. Numbers have a vibration that influences us.

But did you know that there are four different systems in numerology? There is the Chaldean, Kabbalah, Vedic, and Pythagorean system.

In this article, we’ll have a closer look at the Chaldean Numerology system.

What is Chaldean Numerology?

Each genre of numerology is different. The only similarity is that the basic meaning of the numbers is the same.

What changes is the methodology, and the strategy.

Chaldean numerology is believed to be the oldest numerology system and it’s likely the origin of numerology.

In Chaldean numerology, each letter of the alphabet gets assigned to a specific number from 1 to 8. To be precise, the matching of the numbers and letters looks like this:

A, I, J, Q & Y are assigned to the number 1.

B, K & R are assigned to the number 2.

C, G, L & S are assigned to the number 3.

D, M & T are assigned to 4.

E, H, N & X stand for the number 5.

U, V & W are assigned to the number 6.

O & Z stand for number 7.

F & P for number 8.

Important numbers in Chaldean Numerology & how to calculate them

Especially important is your day of birth. This is a big difference to Pythagorean numerology, where the day of birth comes last.

In Chaldean numerology, you can also calculate your name number by adding the numeric values of the letters. But keep in mind that the values are different and there is no number 9.

It doesn’t have to be your birth name either. Use the name that you use most often in your life. So, if you are married, or changed your name, or even if you have a popular nickname – use that one to calculate your name number.

So, for example, if you are called Martha Shelly, here is how to calculate your name number. First, we look at each name individually.

Martha: 4 + 1 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 1 + 17   1 + 7 = 8

Shelly: 3 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 3 + 1 = 20   2 + 0 + 2

Now we add the numbers of each name up until we have a single-digit number.

8 + 2 = 10   1+0 = 1

So, according to Chaldean numerology, this person has the name number 1. The meaning of this number is the same as in the Pythagorean system. What’s changed is only the method of calculation.

Which method is correct?

Some people get confused when they hear that there are different ways to calculate their birth and name numbers. Which method is correct and which is wrong?

It might sound counterintuitive but both methods are correct. Maybe you resonate more with one or the other but all calculation methods can help you to gain insights about yourself, your soul, and your purpose in life.


Chaldean numerology is a different method and genre of numerology. The best-known genre is Pythagorean numerology.

The meaning of the numbers from 1 to 9, 11, and 22 are the same in the Chaldean and Pythagorean systems.

The difference is in the method of how the numbers get calculated and also in the importance of the numbers. In Chaldean numerology, the birthday number is most important.

When it comes to calculating your name number, the Chaldean system assigns numbers and letters differently which creates a different name number you can use to find out more about yourself.

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