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The Modern Hash Identification System
pip3 install name-that-hash && nth
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🤔 What is this?

Have you ever come across a hash such as 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99 and wondered what type of hash that is? 🤔

Name-that-hash will name that hash type!

🔥 Features

  • 📺 Popularity Ratings - Name that hash will show you the most popular hashes first. In older systems it would prioritise Skype Hash the same as Active Directory's NTLM! Which makes as much sense as saying that my GitHub is as popular as VSCode 📈
  • ✍ Hash Summaries - no more wondering whether it's MD5 or NTLM. Name-that-hash will summarise the main usage of each hash, allowing you to make an informed & decisive choice ⚡
  • 🌈 Colour Output - Don't worry, the colours were hand-selected with a designer to be 100% accessible and gnarly ğŸ˜Ž
  • 🤖 JSON output && API - Want to use Name-That-Hash in your project? We are API first, CLI second. Use JSON output or import us as a Python module! 💾
  • 👵 Updated! - HashID was last updated in 2015. Hash-Identifier in 2011! Name-That-Hash is a 2021 project 🦧
  • ♿ Accessible - We are 100% committed to making this an accessible hacking tool 🙏
  • ğŸŽ« Extensible - Add new hashes as quickly as you can edit this README. No, seriously -- it's that easy! ğŸŽ±

🥊 Name-That-Hash vs HashID vs Hash-Identifier

Features Name-That-Hash HashID Hash-Identifier
Last updated 2021, check commits. 17/03/2015 30/09/2011

Honestly, do you need any more convincing? 😂

But, let's look at the features more in-depth.

📈 Feature Comparison

Name-that-hash proudly displays the most likely hash types

Here HashID displays Skype before NTLM, whereas Name-That-Hash understands popularity of hashes so places NTLM before Skype.

📕 You can also see Name-That-Hash displaying a summary, whereas HashID doesn't. In the default view it also displays John + HashCat information. Because let's face it, the only reason you're using this tool is to figure out what to put into HashCat! 🐱‍🚀

Name-That-Hash is radically different from HashID, I'm not going to list all the differences -- you can physically see them yourselves ğŸ˜Ž

💌 Accessibility

Name-That-Hash is an accessible hacking tool. That means we spent time designing things, such as....

No long text or ascii art here

Removing the ASCII Art of very long "least likely" text blocks using --accessible.

Doing this means you don't get access to least likely, and if the hash is in that pile it'd suck. So we also have --no-banner.

Which removes the ASCII art banner.

🔨 Installation

Easy Mode Use our web app at

You can install using Python's Pip.

pip3 install name-that-hash


pip install name-that-hash

And then run:


To use.

Packaging status

We're also in:

💡 Documentation

Want to learn how popularity works?

What about using this in your own programs?

Or maybe even our commitment to accessibility?

Our documentation is for you!

📚 Documentation 🐦 My Twitter (@ me for questions) ğŸŽ³ Discord 🧩 Web App
Wiki Discord Web App

🙏 Contributing

The easiest way to contribute is by adding more hashes, writing descriptions, or changing their REGEX> All you have to do is go to this file and edit it.

You can read more about contributing here.

💌 Thanks

Many thanks to Jabba & Jayyy for their help :)

Thanks to HashID and Hash-Identifier for their work in this field, which heavily inspired this. 💝 The database of hashes was originally taken from them, but we've significantly modified it. Thank you so much for creating that database of 3000+ hashes 😻

Thanks to the TryHackMe Community too, and especially Oriel for her feedback on early versions.

And special thanks to Varg on his masterful understanding of colour theory 🌈

Finally, thanks too Blackout for helping write descriptions of hashes 🐱‍👤

📺 What people are saying

FalconSpy loves it!

We're in REMnux!

Contributors ✨

All Contributors

Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):

Digital Sleuth



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Swanand Mulay


This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!

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