Translating the Name is the debut EP by American post-hardcore band Saosin released on June 17, 2003 through Death Do Us Part. The album was released before Anthony Green departed from the band to form the rock band Circa Survive. It is also the band's only release to feature bass guitarist Zack Kennedy, as well as the only release to not feature drummer Alex Rodriguez. Guitarist Beau Burchell stated that Rodriguez intended to track the drums for Translating the Name but had a prior commitment with his former band Open Hand before he could join. Pat Magrath was hired as a session musician and performed with Saosin briefly before Rodriguez joined.
Translating the Name has been noted as one of the most influential and structured post-hardcore releases of the 2000s.