200+ Creative Instagram Name Ideas and Handles for Insta-Fame

Updated on May 17, 2020
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How to Choose an Instagram Name
How to Choose an Instagram Name | Source

How to Come Up With a Good Instagram Name

Looking for an instagram handle that will get you tons of followers? Look no further. Here's a list of 200+ original usernames—enjoy mixing and matching name ideas with the Instagram name generator. This article includes tips for picking a name that's original and attention-grabbing and sure to get you followers. We've included names for professionals/businesses, musicians, outdoorsy-adventurous types, activists, foodies, personal profiles, etc. Here are some pointers:

  • Who's your audience? Is your IG only for family and friends (if so, consider a nickname)? Is it for professional use—journalism, music, activism, etc. (consider a serious name).
  • What's the purpose of your IG account? In other words, what is the theme of your instagram account? Are you a foodie? Fashionista? World traveler? Pick a name that reflects this.
  • Do your research: Before confirming your name selection, make sure something similar is not taken. Let's face it—that would be a bummer.
  • Make sure it can't be misread: Say the name outloud and see if people in your circle get its meaning. If it can be misread, that may lead to problems.
  • Pick something with a good lifespan: You want a name that will last, not one that you will outgrow. So, make it special and give it a lot of thought.

Happy searching!

How to Choose a Username
How to Choose a Username | Source

Instagram Name Ideas for Musicians

 
 
 
Cycleof[Name]
PrismIris
BassClefBliss
[Favorite Instrument][Nickname]
MajorHarmony[Name]
TrebleClef[Name]
Fermata[Your Name]
Forte&Form
ToHearItIs[Name]
NextOctave_[Name]
SempreSolo[Name]
Tonic&Theme
MinorMelody_[Name]
ResolutioninMajor
ResolutioninMinor
Harmony2MyEars
WorldOMusic[Name]
OntheGuitarDaily
MyKindofMusic[Instrument]
Inspby[Favorite Musician]
[FavoriteSongName]
Metronome[Nickname]
ComposingLike[FavoriteArtist]
AllDayIPlay[Favorite Instrument]
Fun Names
Fun Names | Source

Flirty Instagram Name Ideas

 
 
 
BadBaybee
RealTalk[Your Name]
MeetMeintheM0rning
KittensnSmitten
JustBecause[Your Name]
MyWayOrHighway
Eyes4You
LikeIForgotAgain
AlwaysNum1[Your Name]
GalaxyGroove[Your Name]
TooMuchFreeTime[Your Name]
Little[Your Name] [Your State]
MusclesR[Your Name]
Fit4Days[Your Name]
EachDayIRage[Your Name]
CuzI'm___LikeThat
AlwaysBusyCall[Your Name]
ISeeItIWantIt[Your Name]
Ideas for Fashion
Ideas for Fashion | Source

Outdoorsy Instagram Names (Sortable)

SierraTreking[Your Name]
[Your Name] FindMeHiking
GreenFlashSailor_[Name]
UndertheBorealis
AdventureAroundthe[Region]
FindingtheHorizon_[Name]
ColdWater[Your Name]
Summit2SeasExplorer
PacknPackOut
WhiteOut[Nickname]
IntotheVoid[Name]
HorizonHunting[Name]
MoreTreesPlease
ShowerInTheRiver
LeaveNoTrace[Name]
CampFire&Brews
AlpineLakesXSkyscrapes
Glacier&Moose
CinnamonBear
YoYosemitePacker
DirtBag[Name]
PacNWVagabond
EveryPeakHunter
Reels&RiverGirl
MyVanIsMyLife
FindgMyWay2Nowhere
SeeYouNever[Name]
StarsforNightlights
GoodbyeCityHello
RoadRamblin[Name]
NoCellNoProblem
NoServiceNoProblem
Campfire&Fireflies
WolfSongRambler
RoadBikes&Sweat
Stop&SmelltheFlowers
Handles for Foodies
Handles for Foodies | Source

Instagram Name Generator for Foodies (Sortable)

CafeCon
Basket
Cuisine
Palette
NextLevel
Foodie
GiveALittle
Love
Recipes'n
Life
Turnip&
Raw
Charcoal&
Spice
Chefly_
Farm
Local
Table
Blend'n
Taste
Flavor
Menu
Explosive
Plate
Outdoorsy Names
Outdoorsy Names | Source

Handle Ideas for Professional Sites

 
 
 
[YourName]for[Service]
Networkingfor[Service]
Number1[Service]_[Name]
[YourName][License][City]
DataBankfor[Service]
FindYour[Service]_[Name]
GetYour[Service]_[Name]
Everything[Service]_[Name]
Discovering[Service]_Name
I'veGotYou[Name][License]
TheRightAnswers[Name][License]
YouAsked[Name][Service]
Bloom With Nina
Bloom With Nina | Source

Instagram Name Generator for World Travelers (Sortable)

(click column header to sort results)
Midnight  
Globe  
North_
Planetary
West_
Jetsetter
East
Flight
South
Compass
Flow
Flight
Skye
Inside
Intra
Rambler
Inter
Explorer
LongLost
Rebel
Vivid_
Continental
Blessed_
Life
Elegant_
Hopper
Bliss_
Culture
WithStyle
Wanderer
FindMe
Vagabond
GoWith
Adventure
Dream
Global
Homing
Light

Tips for Choosing a Username or Handle

Instagram Name Generator for Activists (Sortable)

(click column header to sort results)
Fortitude  
Learning  
Better
Lesson
One
Voice
Free
World
Awaken
Globe
Change
Vision
Integrity
Reach
HelpingHand
Community
FromtheHeart
Alliance
International
Mood
WeListen
Rescue
Forthe
Collective
Third
Space
Light
Brand
Hope
Earth
Floatn
Calling
Dream
Hero
Peace
Heart
Charity
Passion
Giving
Spirit
Singing
Inspo.
Safe
Tree
Creative Ideas
Creative Ideas | Source

Random Ideas for IG Handles

I'mAll4[Your Passion]
Lillies&Lilac
Trucks&Weights_[Nickname]
[Favorite Team]_InTha[City]
Raisedintha[Hometown]
Searching4[Passion]
Finding[Hobby]4Life
Inside[Name]'sWorld
SmilesSayItAll[Name]
FindingTruthin[Passion]
TheWorldIs[Hobby]
DiscoveringLifeas[Name]
FollowMeThrough[Hobby]
AFriend2Follow_[Name]
[Name]theColor[Favorite Color]
TimeTravelWith[Name]
FlyinginTime[Name]
YourLens2[Name]
JustSayYes[Name]
AnotherDayas[Name]
Across[Country]_[Name]
MyWorldIs[Favorite Hobby]
TruthorDare[Name]
DogDaysof[Name]
BlissfulLiving[Name]_[Town]
HomeIsHome_Mom[Name]
[Hobby]Loving[Name]
TheWorldIsFlat[Name]
LittleFishBig[Name]
Wine&Dine[Name]
[Name]_AllDayI[Your Habit]
LuckyNumber_[Name]
SacredSpace[Name]
IntotheUnknown[Nickname]
[Favorite Place]IsMyHeart
Simply[Name]DoingMe
MyDogIsMyWorld_[Nickname]
Joie_de_vivre[Name][Town]
SoIfPigsCouldFly
NightOwl[Nickname]
[Initials]_InThe[City]
CountryLyfeWith_[Name]
LivinginLight[Name]
Lost[Gender]inthe[City]
Planet[#]_[Nickname]
LifeIsButa[Hobby]
[Hobby]intheMorning
ClimbingIvy[Name]
WhenYouShine_[Name]
Luna&Luz_[Initials]
ItsRainingFlowers_[Initials]
Artistic Ideas
Artistic Ideas | Source

Whichever name you choose, be sure to do your research—don't select one that's similar to another or in use as a URL/website elsewhere. Get creative and have fun.

© 2019 Layne Holmes

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      tatiana 

      3 days ago

      hey i want a name for my prvt account please give me some ideas ( i m a girl )

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      telow 

      3 days ago

      Hey i need help for my insta profile name but for motivational and quotes purposes

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      5 days ago

      Super

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      Tara 

      2 weeks ago

      Hi I'm Tara and I'm looking for a lifestyle username for my instagram do you have any suggestions with my name or Hollywood since I love that side of entertainment.

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      Vishavjeet Singh 

      3 weeks ago

      Hye there i need help for my insta profile name.

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      PRATIK 

      5 weeks ago

      You can help me instrgram username

      Please help.....!!!

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      lil 

      6 weeks ago

      can someone help me find an instagram usarname for my account something savage

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      Dev 

      6 weeks ago

      Wanna create meme page so any username?

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      christelle 

      7 weeks ago

      pliss pqni

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      Gabe 

      2 months ago

      Hi Layne, I was wondering if you’ve come across any lists for names related to reading or books. I would like to start an Instagram account where I can share self-help books I’ve read that have impacted me. Thanks.

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      Ganapathy 

      2 months ago

      Can use give stylish name for me any attractive I'd for my name plz

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      Sian 

      2 months ago

      Can u suggest me a good username for my singing page as soon as possible please

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      Shamna 

      2 months ago

      Can I get a unique fantasy name for a girl

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      Greeshma 

      3 months ago

      Hey can you help to suggest a good name for Instagram,it's based from Poem

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      Arjun 

      3 months ago

      Hey can you help me please i want a crazy name for my private account!! Please help❤

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      Vinitha 

      3 months ago

      Can find a unique name for in Instagram a girl who wants live alone. And want to become an adventures archeologist plzzzzzz

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      Hasan 

      3 months ago

      Yes maybe

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      Akshay Dhiman 

      3 months ago

      Will you please suggest me a unique name for my instagram page ...memes and knowledge based page

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      Supana 

      4 months ago

      Hi can you help me with a eye catching name for my private

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      Luna 

      4 months ago

      Hey can you help me please i want a crazy name for my private account!! Please help❤

    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      4 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Niv, maybe YouHeardItFirst or YouHeardItF1rst

      Hi Jasmine, maybe, LifesoJazzy

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      Jasmine 

      5 months ago

      Hey i need help with instagram name ideas

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      Niv 

      5 months ago

      Pls suggest a good Instagram name for quote account

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      Layne Holmes 

      5 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Luna, maybe ContourlaLuna or InknCanvasLuna or ArtbyLuna or ArtbytheMoon

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      luna 

      5 months ago

      can u tell any name for my insta account,which would look creative i like painting and sketching.plzzz

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      Layne Holmes 

      5 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Ruhi, how about RuhiRules or RuhiSaysHi or RuhiRuhi or RuhihuR

      Hi can, how about PigmentnThread

      Hi Christopher, how about SoulCycles or ResonanceSpoke or GearLove or CycleofFifths - you can use zeros instead of O or do Cycleof5ths

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      christopher 

      6 months ago

      can u suggest a cool instagram name for me.i like cycling,music,instruments

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      can 

      6 months ago

      can i get a name for my page for paintings and craftworks??

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      Ruhi 

      6 months ago

      Plz suggest me Instagram username with my name ruhi

    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      6 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Shriya, maybe something like DreamingInColors or DreamInRainbows or DreamAbovetheClouds or AbovetheClouds or Dreamscapes or DreamBloom or BigDreamsBigThings or ColorofMyDreams

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      Shriya Chauhan 

      6 months ago

      Hey hi actually can u suggest me a insta name like something colurful and motivational along with the word 'dream'?

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      Layne Holmes 

      7 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      musicalmelody is nice too!

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      MusicalMelody15 

      7 months ago

      I scrolling through and I saw MinorMelody and I was like: "That's so close to my username! (Except it's not in instagram and mine has numbers)

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      maryolin 

      8 months ago

      i want the best username in my Instagram

    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      14 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks that's very kind of you to offer. Seems like a fun one!

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      I think it is your niche more than mine. I have a backlog of other material to write about. You go ahead if you want.

    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      14 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      I was going to suggest you write it but maybe no interest? Up to you! I'd love to as well. (:

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      I look forward to reading it!

    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      14 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      that's a great article name topic!

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      I struggled to come up with a pen name for Hub Pages, so I could have done with a similar list then.

    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      14 months ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks Liz—this was a harder one to come up with since a lot of the names can be abstract. I hope there's something for everyone!

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      This is an interesting compilation. I shall refer to it if I feel the need to set up an imstagram account.

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