Kristy Callan enjoys coming up with fun listicles on topics ranging from charades to party games to username ideas.
Cool Username Ideas
Choosing a good username for websites and social media platforms is important. It's the first thing people will notice, so choose wisely to leave a good impression. Unfortunately, coming up with a cool username can be challenging—it can seem like all the good ones are taken, especially on big social media networks like Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, where there are literally hundreds of millions (or even billions) of users.
You'll have to get a little creative to figure out a cool and unique username for these sites. Each site or app requires a slightly different approach to creating a username and requirements for the type of letter and character limits; I'll touch on that later.
This article will provide you with ideas for usernames, including cute, funny, and interesting username ideas, as well as inspiration for tweaking a name that's already taken with numbers, letters, or extra words.
Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll be able to come up with a username for any site under the sun!
If you're looking for a cute username, there are many sweet and adorable words you can use, including in combination with your first name. However, keep in mind that you'll likely outgrow this username and that it may not be appropriate for every site/app.
Use these words below either by themselves with your own name or combining a few words. For example:
See below for other cute or sweet-themed words to use in your username.
Cute Username Ideas
Use a Phobia as a Username
Phobias aren't fun to have—unless they're part of your username! There's plenty out there, including some really obscure ones. They sound awesome and can be a unique username idea.
You can choose a phobia because you like its meaning or the way it sounds. Check out a huge list of phobias for more ideas. If it strikes your fancy, you could even make up a phobia name instead of using a scientific name. For example:
Phobias as Usernames
Your Name (or Anything Else) Backward as a Username
Why not see what your name looks like backward? Chances are, it looks really cool, and you never even knew. You can use your name backward if you want a personal username where the connection to you isn't immediately obvious (unless your name is Eve).
You can also try this for words you like or hobbies—do you like yoga? I bet the username agoy is still available. The username "South Park" may not be available, but what about kraphtuos? Even stamp collecting almost sounds cool when it becomes gnitcellocpmats.
Twitch Username Ideas
Twitch is a streaming platform that's mainly used to stream people playing video games. It is simple to set up an account and start streaming your video game playthroughs to the world, but choosing a good username is extremely important.
Gamers are notoriously picky when it comes to names, so a username that has a bunch of numbers or other characters may not look good on this site. You are trying to build a certain brand identity on a site like Twitch, so you want an easily searchable name. Your username will need to be 4–25 characters in length. Usernames must only contain alphanumeric characters.
You can also change your Twitch username, but keep in mind you can only do this once every 60 days.
15 Twitch Username Ideas
Instagram Username Ideas
Instagram is the go-to app for sharing photos, and you have some options for your username. You can use your real name (if it is not taken) as many of your friends from other social media sites will want to add you on Instagram.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, has streamlined the process for connecting accounts on the two social media sites—you can browse Facebook friends to add on Instagram and even select an option to use the same profile picture on both sites. However, you can still change your Instagram username whenever you'd like.
Keep in mind your username needs to be 4–30 characters and must contain letters, periods, numbers, underscores, or abbreviations—no special characters allowed. You can change your username at any time and as often as you want, but switching your username often might be confusing for your followers.
As with Twitch, you will need to create a username that encapsulates your profile and the kind of photos you will be posting. If you're looking for a list of cool and cute username ideas you can use on Instagram, there are some great articles out there that can help you do that.
Finsta Username Ideas
Many people have second (or third) Instagram profiles known as a fake Instagram or "finsta." The reason behind this is for the person to post photos that would not fit on their regular profile. This can be because they don't want their friends seeing certain pictures, or perhaps they simply want to express themselves in ways that are not appropriate for their regular profile.
9 Cool Finsta Username Ideas
Snapchat Username Ideas
Snapchat is a social media app that lets you send videos and pictures to your friends, with the catch that they expire after a brief period. Depending on what you want to do, you can use some variation of your name or nickname to come up with a username.
Snapchat usernames must be 3–15 characters and can contain letters, numbers, and either a period, underscore, or hyphen. It is not possible to change your Snapchat username once you have set up your account.
You have control over who can add you as a friend, so you do not have to be super secretive about making up a username. Keep in mind that the username you want may be taken by someone else, so you may have to alter the spelling of it slightly.
32 Cool Snapchat Usernames
Sometimes it is easier to make a username that borrows from a famous TV show or movie. Doing so can make your username stand out and be memorable.
If you're a fan of a TV show or movie, why not let everybody know with your username? You could also include a reference to the TV show, such as a catchphrase, in-joke, or great line.
Movie and TV Show-Themed Username Ideas
yabba dabba doo!
Use the Dictionary to Help You Pick a Username
Funny Username Ideas
If you are struggling to come up with a username, an online username generator can be a great tool to use. I have found this one from Jimpix to be quite fun and useful. Just select from the wide variety of settings available and let the generator do the rest—it's so simple!
Building an Online Brand
If you are trying to build a brand for yourself online, such as through a blog or website, you might want to consider having the same (or similar) usernames across all of your social media platforms. A unique and catchy username will help you build, market, and create a buzz around your online brand.
Clever Ways to Modify Your Username (if Your Desired Username Is Taken)
If you've already got an awesome username idea, but it's taken, try altering it! For example:
So as to not forget the username, meaningful numbers are best, such as your year of birth, postcode, or favorite number. Just don't forget that if you use your year of birth, most people will recognize it as a year, guess it's your birth year, and thus know your age.
Add Underscores, Dots, or Dashes
Change the Spelling
Note: Make sure to change the spelling of the word only slightly so that its original meaning is still clear. You can also use this to be ironic by spelling a word like "intelligent" wrong.
Ways to Misspell Your Username
- Instead of the letter "O," use a "0" (a zero)
- Instead of a "C," use a "K."
- If there is an "R" in your username, add additional ones. For example, marrrrlin
Add "Decorative" Letters
Add a Word to the Start or End of Your Username
|Words to Add at the Beginning||Words to Add at the End|
My name is... on September 06, 2020:
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??? on September 06, 2020:
..sorry but these are girly no offense can you add some boy ones?
wildflowerhoney on September 01, 2020:
@Jin do something that rhymes with your name. For example my name is Clarice (cla-ris) so I usually use clarice.in.paris because Paris rhymes with Clarice. ✨
Jin on September 01, 2020:
Anyone have ideas for a minecraft username?
Someone ;D on August 25, 2020:
I’m looking for a username with either griffin, dragon, or Phoenix in it. Pls help. Thanks! :)
sapna chouhan on August 25, 2020:
what is a gud user name a girl who is simple decent nd inocent she like chochlet nd music
dab on August 24, 2020:
It helped me come op with toxic joint!!
Ur dad on August 23, 2020:
l didn't like them but l like the toxic one but still a no for it
mystic.10 on August 19, 2020:
its so long to read
e on August 17, 2020:
I also came for roblox usernames
Roblox on August 16, 2020:
I just came here for roblox usernames
hIIiiiimn on August 09, 2020:
i want names with the word"wolf" in it
Venøm Fate on August 04, 2020:
I like it
Angel_Rai on August 04, 2020:
Some of them didn’t work
Charlotte.May on August 02, 2020:
241 E Yosemite Sq
Lola on August 02, 2020:
These are boring
Glizzy eater999 on August 02, 2020:
Arxhive on August 01, 2020:
this is useless. all of this is CRINGE.
Kendra on July 31, 2020:
Need some cute girly usernames that are perfecto
Xoxo__khushii__ on July 30, 2020:
Give a sweet username of cute and innocent girl
Ijuststabbedmynan on July 29, 2020:
I think I'm winning
yoghurt cup on July 27, 2020:
Pls halp need name for discord and not to girly
Paxton on July 25, 2020:
Can u give me a username account please a boy one!
Priyanka on July 25, 2020:
Pls suggest me a name for a girl who is thin with beautiful eyes,likes violet colour,cartoonlover....
ღ Honey ღ on July 23, 2020:
Lol ur names tho XDDD
Hahaha on July 23, 2020:
I wanted username for dance page
Bitch on July 22, 2020:
I need a user name for PicsArt
Miyahnna on July 15, 2020:
Name for Instagram?
Poop on July 13, 2020:
Full of it
Andrew Choi on July 13, 2020:
I need a Roblox username.
Coco on July 09, 2020:
Plss suggest me best and unique username for bts fanpage
Ho_o_n_e_y__B_u_n on July 06, 2020:
this doesnt help
Maislie on July 06, 2020:
I wanted specifily a 6 letter CREATIVE youtube name idea. This did not help at all.
This did not F**KING help at all on July 05, 2020:
this did not help at all I hate this Website nobody should come to the website it does not help at all
Priyu on June 30, 2020:
Same new name for me
micheal jackson on June 23, 2020:
wow this really helps..
Nameless on June 20, 2020:
I am SOOO going with deluxe vegan!
suspicious about a user. on June 17, 2020:
Zubair on June 17, 2020:
I need coll name
Ayaan on June 16, 2020:
i think fire_gamer
LazerKitty365 on June 15, 2020:
I decided on LazerKitty365
That_Gyy on June 12, 2020:
this really helped decide a username this inspired me to create my own cool username idea list and if u like my username then check out my youtube video about it
Hehejhenrn on June 10, 2020:
Ned help for username 4 tiktok
Safa on June 10, 2020:
Need a cool type of user for Instagram
poopie on June 06, 2020:
well imma steal those namez lol
ph.com on May 31, 2020:
can you help me with a nitro type username and a instagram username that starts with D...!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Gracias on May 30, 2020:
Lulu on May 28, 2020:
Help with a roblox username
Baria Nileshkumar Kanjibhai on May 27, 2020:
Jaxon on May 26, 2020:
Anonymous on May 25, 2020:
I don't know how this helped, but I will say that the idea's were great. Not great enough for a picky one like me though.
Gian on May 24, 2020:
Can someone please help me with a insta username thx
Why on May 24, 2020:
Jack on May 21, 2020:
Thanks it works
Hate this on May 17, 2020:
Amna Rehman on May 17, 2020:
Please make me a username for scratch!
mayra on May 16, 2020:
add me a usename need help finding one
Isbell on May 16, 2020:
Made same cool usernames out of this, thanks for the help.
Danny on May 16, 2020:
xoxo ali xoxo on May 15, 2020:
hi sorry what about a l i c i and a what do you do with that
Temo Ayman on May 14, 2020:
Plz if u may we need roblox usernames
V ty on May 12, 2020:
These comments are so drumbeat
Fat mother on May 10, 2020:
Sushmitha on May 10, 2020:
Hey hai guys I am sushmitha.. I want good and unique insta name
Charli on May 09, 2020:
Hi guys it’s charli I’m changing my name and idk wat to do
June on May 08, 2020:
Hi i'm June i need a user for webtoon please it would really help me I cant figure one out.O////\\\\O thank you
Haikes on May 06, 2020:
Yass need user for roblox ʰᵉʰᵉ
Ariam on May 06, 2020:
Yeah me too I need help finding a nice username on roblox
roszall on May 04, 2020:
Another thing is if you have an s in the user you can put a z after or before it.
Wendy Rocha on May 02, 2020:
I need help finding a name
John on April 30, 2020:
I Like Tpo Playy Minecrat Somcetimes
spaghetteeeeee on April 29, 2020:
Hmmmm... Try combining two words together to make something cool? I dunno. I am terrible at naming things.
Omkar on April 27, 2020:
Need a youtube username very crazy and unique please help me ...
Ñyõkå kïlêma KE on April 27, 2020:
Iam comediam how will i do to gert memes
Jonah Custer on April 24, 2020:
Am a god at Fortnite
Shannel Nasir on April 24, 2020:
For Nae who is in the comment that ask titanic and her name, here's mine for you, titanaec.
Anon on April 23, 2020:
I'm sure this helped a lotta other people, but I'm looking for a feminine (not princess or sprinkles none a that!) username with "Mads" in it and I can't think of a word Dx been searching for years,,
_MaMa_TeA_ on April 23, 2020:
Jsjajja on April 22, 2020:
i dont want to sound desperate but is it ok if you give ideas for aesthetic usernames?
Random on April 22, 2020:
It got me into an argument
B0i on April 22, 2020:
Naw hell naw didn’t help at all
poop on April 21, 2020:
OK, Nobody can take me seriously with a username like this, but I couldn't find a name. My question is what about youtube channel names , And why is "cute Names" all have "Kristy in em'?
Nae on April 14, 2020:
What about movies? and HUMAN names?? I wanted something for Titanic and my name
Just looking for a name on April 08, 2020:
What about for a roblox and minecraft channel????
Orlaith Hill on April 08, 2020:
Can you do one for Minecraft cool ones like ld shadowladys
Neko-Chan on April 07, 2020:
Yourname-Chan (or kun, san, Senpai or sama)
My name’s not Neko tho it’s Sei-Mei
Rahat Aleem on April 06, 2020:
Any for Vlive?
mia on April 03, 2020:
yes for roblox
Evie on March 31, 2020:
Can you do ones for roblox and can you please do aesthetic ones??
Cameron Riley on March 29, 2020:
gaming usernames that start with Camo please.
bleugh on March 28, 2020:
uhh what about MediaMadz
Angie on March 28, 2020:
Julian on March 28, 2020:
Are any of these for roblox
No thx on March 27, 2020:
Any user names for games?
Sarah on March 26, 2020:
Akash muraleedharan on March 25, 2020:
Sarah on March 24, 2020:
Toxic_sxgur is a good one lol
Bruh on March 24, 2020:
Conax184, ScratchSoilder394, MoNEY$65, Ethonalsks, yeetdom, turbocharged272, laticeizback are great usernames
NuNu❤️ on March 16, 2020:
It helped me for my TikTok user name
Lil_Nightmare on March 12, 2020:
I'm thinking at0micc_sxgurr or tinie_dem0n