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

Updated on October 7, 2019
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Layne is a writer. She enjoys staying current on trends, media, and emerging topics.

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 . . . or enjoy mixing and matching name ideas with the Instagram name generator. This article also includes tips for picking a name that's original and attention-grabbing, a name that's 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

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.

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        maryolin 

        3 weeks ago

        i want the best username in my Instagram

      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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. (:

      • Eurofile profile image

        Liz Westwood 

        6 months ago from UK

        I look forward to reading it!

      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        6 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        that's a great article name topic!

      • Eurofile profile image

        Liz Westwood 

        6 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 

        6 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 

        6 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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