Username Ideas: Creative and Cool Usernames

Updated on April 29, 2016

Need a Good Username?

It's important to choose a good username for websites. 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 hard—it can seem like all the good ones are taken, especially on big social media sites like Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, where there are literally millions of users.

This article will provide you with ideas for username, including funny username ideas, and at the end you'll hopefully have a username for any site under the sun. Have fun!

Tips: How to Slightly Alter or Change Your Desired Username

If you've already got an awesome username idea, but it's taken, try altering it. For example:

Add numbers


So as to not forget the username, meaningful numbers are best, such as your year of birth, post code or favourite 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 and 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.

Ideas on how 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. Sounds pirate-y, eh?

Add "decorative" letters


Add a word to the start or the end of your username

Words to add at the start:

Words to add at the end:

Cute Username Ideas and Sweet Username Ideas

If you're after cute names for your username, there many words that can be used, including in combination with your first name. However, keep in mind that you'll likely outgrow this username.

Use these words below either by themselves with your own name, or combine a few of the words. For example:

  • SweetKristy
  • KristyHoney
  • BubblySnowflake
  • AngelicPrincessKristy
  • FairyPrincessKristy
  • BabyKristyButterfly

See below for other cute or sweet-themed words to use in your username.


Phobias as Usernames

Phobias aren't fun to have- except as 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 just like the way it sounds. View 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:

  • Facebookaphobia
  • Cheesecakeophobia
  • DMVphobia

Movie and TV Show-Themed Username Ideas

yabba dabba doo!
ay caramba!
If you're a fan of a television show or movie, why not let everybody know with your username? Or, you could just include a reference to the TV show, such as a catchphrase, in-joke or great line.

Your Name (Or Anything Else) Backwards as a Username

Why not see what your name looks like backwards? Chances are, it looks really cool and you never even knew. You can use that as a username to have 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.

Use the Dictionary to Help You Pick a Username

If all else fails, just pull out a dictionary and flip to a random page. Look down until you find a word that sounds interesting. The above are just some cool examples! (Also, you may need to use one of the tricks at the beginning of this article to


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      YABBADABBA DOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! 2 days ago

      but i was wanting 2 make a cool name it helped

      i made up:


      thx :)

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      Toxic 7 days ago

      @Help me, it's urgent! SnowFlakeCandy?

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      Skylar 2 weeks ago

      I need a username for an anonymous blog I am starting

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      Help Me, its urgent! 2 weeks ago

      I need an idea for my roblox username, can it be girly, if you think of one please reply to this comment urgently! o watch my you tube!

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      helppp 4 weeks ago

      i need a username for my insta slime acc hellpp

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      IvySpark2317 6 weeks ago

      I think that this site can be helpful to some1 or some ppl who r just starting a new account on SM not to every1 but most ppl in case they've can't come up with a username

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      a.waste.of.time 2 months ago

      um sorry but no one wants this! people want a "lit" username! this was a waste of time. HOLD IT. YOU JUST GAVE ME THE BEST USERNAME I DEA EVER! thx.

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      Food-A-Phobia 2 months ago

      Best username ever X3 Thanks for the help!

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      Unknown 3 months ago

      What about good username I mean we’re all looking for a good username so why not let it just be a good username

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      SUGGESTIONS 3 months ago

      ph0biabubble, paranormaa, h0riz0nss, dreaming0fyou, _falllingroses

      idk just some random suggestions?

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      Idkkkkk 4 months ago

      What would be a good username for an audio acct for like musically or insta?

      I was thinking cover•audios but I can't use any special characters..any ideas?

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      E4Envy 4 months ago

      E4Envy for me :)

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      DabbinDoll 4 months ago

      This actually helped kinda but eh want do I know anyways thx for da help

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      theUNKNOWNZ 4 months ago

      do you think this is good? i think it is :D

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      unkown 4 months ago

      im thinking of slime names for my instagram and these are the ones i came up with, OozingSlimePopz, NightLightSlimeZz, ShimmerGlimmerSlime ... gotta choose by the end of the day! AGhHGhh so hard !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jada 6 months ago

      How old are you

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      Filip 6 months ago

      I like Fidget spinner cars bikes and much more othet things

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      Alok 7 months ago

      Want cool name for profile

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      IShot.TheUber 7 months ago

      I think the username "IShot_TheUber or "IShotTheUber Is Pretty good

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      Darnell 7 months ago

      Can you help me make my own username and password

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      Lovellyyprettyyroseeyy 8 months ago

      New at this what do you think about this name?

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      Meli 10 months ago

      What could be a good slime ig username with slimey?

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      Ox_Taidai_xO 11 months ago

      Not very helpful, but i recommend this website.

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      Hopoate 12 months ago

      I need a Username that is good and people wont make fun of it and a roblox username is all i need so, can you give me some roblox username ideas and that arnt taken pls because i really need it

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      Lei 14 months ago

      Very helpful! Thanks! I was able to get a cool unique username. Steps were great! Thank you for doing this article! It helped me so much, instead of having my lame old username. My old username was HeyoKiddo (cause I didn't know what to put) but now my new username is Xx_Zarcasm_xX! Thanks for creating this article! Helped me a lot!


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      heetrono 15 months ago

      thanks for the ideas...

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      nagma 16 months ago

      Want some cool name for profile

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      Katelyn collins 17 months ago

      I think yodivasistax would work for me

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      Ydahs 18 months ago

      Thanks this helped ~ Shady.

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      Karen Escobar 23 months ago

      In between love hate and weed

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      Christy 2 years ago

      Need something to look different then plain boring Christy. Thanks!

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      brenda 2 years ago

      Want something cool

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      Fox Ockellen 2 years ago


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      Jennie 2 years ago

      i want to put a cute animal or fruit in it

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      Pinkyyy 2 years ago

      Love it ty:)x

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      irshadanduzma 2 years ago


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      H a t y y y y 2 years ago

      Princess , pooh bear , gummy bear (if they are taken change the spelling or add more letters) princessssssss,poo bere , gummie bare , something like that to make it sound cool don't just put a word at a twist to it

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      Madissyn 3 years ago

      I want something that goes with my. Name

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      Miss Priss123 3 years ago

      I'm only 10 so i didn't really understand how to do it but I think that LadyCraft3895 is a cute minecraft username

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      Joshua 3 years ago

      Be a person

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      Amber 3 years ago

      Hi this just said my comment was rather short so I'll say sup meh homies

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      T_partaaah 3 years ago

      I can make a few usernames from daz_black vines:










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      Will-I-Am II 3 years ago

      doyousitdown&wonderwhysomeusernamesaresocatchy. Use this one. Risk will be yours.

      I love to just think of some of this usernames:




      Why can't i seem to get a username i like?

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      3 years ago

      Awesome hub !

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      Molly 3 years ago

      I want a good username for Instagram x

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      trololo 3 years ago

      jellybutt is funny

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      beatrice 3 years ago

      you should try to make a username that is easy to see and to pronounce and that people will like. mines is short and simple it is @lolbeatrice_

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      Morgan 3 years ago

      Qt get it cutie

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      Jennifer 3 years ago

      I want to change some letters to numbers or something

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      Karia 3 years ago

      Can you also give website names? Im trying to start a social media like instagram or facebook or kik or twitter and I can't think of any good names

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      Vachelle318 3 years ago

      I need a popular one that can get more followers thanks

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      Zy Kierra Guice 3 years ago

      I found my name it is miss star.. you helped me, thank you.,

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      Keyeraaaaa_ 3 years ago

      I want like a cool user with my name or something in it or having to do with a sport

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      Nurse_Sydney 4 years ago

      I love sweet usernames like SweetKissy or something girly :)

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      Dorival 4 years ago

      Life is what you make of it

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      Keely Deuschle 4 years ago from Florida

      It is quite difficult to come up with a creative username! Your suggestions are great for getting the creative juices flowing. How fun is hobbledehoy?! Going with some honorific spin on it - HMSHobbledehoy lol! Spin on occupations can be fun, too! One of mine that's a remnant from a past life is webdevgal. Thanks for an inspiring hub!

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Nice suggestions and tips! It would take me a while to think for a cool and unique username, now I think your hub will help me through it. Thank you. :)

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      Swarley Charlie 4 years ago


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      Mad_HaTTer_254 4 years ago

      u can also use uppercase and lower

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      Kristy Callan 4 years ago from Australia

      Thank you, receivetipstricks. That's a very good point. I'll add it to the article now.

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      Mrinal Saha 4 years ago from Jaipur,India

      Hey thanks for the hub,,

      I would like to add this ,, After you have selected you cool username ,do make sure it's available on all social media ,, you can do this through .

      Tip : use the same username but different password on social media ,, It's really helpful.

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      kostis 4 years ago

      very good thanks

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      Kristy Callan 4 years ago from Australia

      I think "failsatrespondingtocommentsinatimelymanner" is probably a pretty appropriate username for me too.

      Honorifics? Great idea. I especially like HMSKristy! I've always wanted a boat named after me... I guess I could settle for being named after a boat instead.

      Thanks for commenting, Winsome!

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      Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Oh I think sugarbabyhoneydollKristy would please Van Halen.

      and your own take: Honorifics before your name like TheHonorable JudgeKristy, HerimperialmajestyKristy, HMSKristy, DameKristy, DuchessofAdelaideKristy....and of course there is the fashion fads, you could be HelloKristy with your own adorable stuffed Koala. =: )

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      mecheshier 5 years ago

      Great Hub with wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing