How to Find Good Screen Name Ideas?

A screen name (screenname or s/n) is a name that uniquely identifies a user within an online system, instant messaging software, platform roleplay games and other Internet-based environments.

The term started out as screen name (two words), but in recent years, the usage of the single-word form screenname has been  increasing. The abbreviation “sn” can also mean an online screen name.

Screen names are often pseudonyms or first names, many times complemented by extra numbers, letters, or other characters to disambiguate them from users with similar screen names on the same system; this practice is increasingly common as the popularity of online environments grows.

How much a screen name means in reference to its owner usually depends on number of accounts, and length of use. When a person uses the same identity for multiple services, then it probably means something to them personally, such as a nickname or a running joke. People who are not able to obtain their desired screen name on a popular service make minor typographical changes to the name by adding numbers or changing spelling, resulting in a multitude of usernames like ‘Dela54r4h5’ and ‘will0wRick’.

Substituting numbers for certain letters is called Lookalike or l00k4lik3, because the numeric characters visually resemble the alphabetic ones and the name is still readable.

If you have completely ran out of screen name ideas, there are several websites that help you generate new name ideas randomly. Some examples from an online SpinXO Screen Name Generator are the following:

4l3xTab, CaesDressy, FelBeach, InfernoEamon, MorlyDemon, R0d30Lang, SephTin, VividN0bl3, 5illyPat, CandyParke, FeliAlone, IvennGoofy, MortNyc, RacingYul3, SergeSteen, VkDamia, AbrAnnon, CheeBour, FielToxic, JandDonald, MuchDua, RamonXmc, SincGr4nt, WaldMyh3r0, AlfyBoz, ChikSkyl, FitzW4v3, JeffeIam, N3dyTao, RamoX0x0x, SlashKende,  AmirSchool, ClauLovely, ForeverFarre, JeremMo, NascarTha, RecipeHold, SlipkKais, WinnCutie

If you wish to get more personalized results, just enter some words into the three textboxes – for example your name, your favorite pet, your hobby.

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267 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nicole on May 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    My name is Nicole, i love the ocean and anything to do with it. i guess you could call me a wild child… i have long blonde hair that makes me look like a lion. any suggestions for a screen name?


  2. Posted by lena on April 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I need help with a twitter name… i want sumthin with the word ethiopia, ethiopian.. or my name lena/lenabena tied in… or mayb even africa..


  3. How would you like to be remembered?


  4. hey I need some ideas, I cant think of anything haha. Thanx.


  5. H3ySzz DhiS b Sarai AKA Sarah i need a S.N ASAP b/c im sick n tired of my s.n it (ripjos07) i need ideas iightsz


  6. Posted by catherine on February 27, 2010 at 1:59 am

    i need help findin a S.N ma name is Catherine, but i dont like it to say ma whole name. i dont want colors inclluded or watever else. i want it to be lik xCathyBebex3 but that aim got haqued so can one of you help me?
    im not a colorful person.


  7. Posted by MEOW on February 14, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I really need a screenname. My name is Alii. But people call me Kitten or muncher(cause i eat a lot)! Please help!


  8. Posted by Clauddii on February 5, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Hey um yaaaa ppz my name’s claudia aka claudii aka Cazheee

    umm people sometiems call me man flower.
    but lykk idk cuz im a woMAN..
    likk… woah man.

    sooo basically yaaaa my aim is likk woahhmannflr35

    so likk “kay” get a screename. likee yaaa



  9. Posted by janice on December 29, 2009 at 4:14 am

    since ur gurly , im totally no t, but i think it should be like pepchic or peppygurl ! smiley , or jolly . well thts it


  10. uhh hey im kay. i need a screen name riteee away. am very girlyy! am super funn ! lov to dance and cheer ! IDEAS ? (fav. number 11)


  11. hey my name is saoirse and i want to make a screen name with my name in it my screen name is really weird right now so plz help me outt!!!


  12. Posted by Noelle on November 22, 2009 at 7:01 am

    hey my name is Noelle.. anyideas? lol
    i was thinking a screen name like toxic sterotype o.o .. but idk i wanted somthing with noelle in it.. email this if u got an idea.


    • Posted by Jenna on November 30, 2009 at 12:45 am

      hey im jenna, i have two s/n’s, one is jennajuly9, and my other is xohcutiegirl97., u could do jessika (then ur birthday) another one similar to mine tht i like more than mine is xohcutiegirljesikaohx or just xohcutiegirlohx or exohcutiegirlohex, theres many tht u could pick from plz email me and tell me wht u think and if ur gnna use any of them thankss


  13. Posted by Jessika on November 13, 2009 at 1:35 am

    hey my name is Jessika im not gonna say anythinq about myself i jus want my screen to hve my name jessika & somethinq else anythinq will be fine im despret lol


  14. Posted by Sarah Rosa on November 4, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I need a qood sn mines is mad old one is mad lame.Sum thinq dhat chic nd fresh nothinq lame.Thanks.


  15. Posted by Jessie. on November 2, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I’m Jessica, nicknamed Jessie.
    I really need a SN, horribly.
    I don’t want anything with a bunch of x’s or o’s.
    Or TyPiiN LyK DiiZ, please.
    My favorite number is 12 or 69 ;D.
    I can be pretty girly, but not horribly preppy.
    I’m a writer, and i like photography.
    I’m bisexual. And, have a huge crush on hayley williams [from paramore.]
    I’m a pretty crazy person.

    I preferably want something deep or dark.
    Something punk, twisted, insane.

    I hope you guys can help me!


  16. Posted by Makenzie on October 7, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    okay my name is makenzie, my friends call me kenz or kenzie….. i love blue and green, huge audrey hepburn fan, i love one tree hill and gossip girl, my two favorite numbers are 21 and 17. im a hip hop dancer. i love channing tatum and chad michael murray. i have brown hair and blue eyes
    Any Ideas?


  17. Posted by Muyly on September 12, 2009 at 7:23 am

    i really need a sn for aim an i would like it to have k and cutie in it can somone please help me? thx alot


  18. Posted by shelby on September 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    heey x
    my nameee is shelby!! any ideas???


  19. Posted by kevin on August 12, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    eiii guys can yah help me to find a screen name…with JeFe


  20. Posted by chantal on August 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    hey my name is chantal im 18 im blond hair blue eyes, i love the coloer red and i love tattoos. my back ground is russian and i love that im russian
    help me out pleas


  21. Posted by sanah on August 5, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    alriight, so i want a name using the word escape.
    im 14, a girl, heartbroken pretty badly, && i dont get along with most ppl.
    like i said, i wanna use “escape”, or “broken”.
    oh yeah, and my favorite number is eleven [11].
    any ideas for me?


    • Posted by w*ev on September 4, 2009 at 12:47 am

      okay so i know you want something with escape
      and broken and stuff but heres a whole bunch
      i thought of that have to do with heartbreaking:








      • Posted by Andreaa :D on December 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm

        Oh woow. You seem to know pretty much about email names dont you?
        Can you help me out a bit?
        Just some ideas. Well, I want some ideas with the words:
        Something like that. Help me out pleaseee? :]


        • Posted by Andreaa :D on December 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm

          I pretty much like crazy exotic names just like you sent her.
          Short email name or something. Something you can think of?
          Please I really need an sn(name) right away.
          I would really appreciate it! :D

    • Posted by marilyn on November 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm

      omg my fave number is 11! and the whole escape and broken thing is pretty exotic!


  22. Posted by Bubbles21997 on July 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    hey im grace i like toxic, panda, soccer, graciella. i love the xox’s and not like sexy or hot things. im 11 but dont say that or 09 2009 or sumting. thanx!


  23. i want a screen name with k4yli3 in it with aheart or something i also love track club so something with that.<33 thanxx


  24. Posted by Awkward Turtle on June 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    hey i need a new screen name – something that kinda rhymes like deadend — PLEASE HELP ME!!!


  25. Posted by WTF..sickgirl..4real. on April 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    hey plzz i need a screen name my mind is blank…XD






  27. OMG I need a sn baddd….:( plz help! I want a cute sn and well my fav color is lime green i luv abercrombie and im 13


  28. Posted by mary on March 14, 2009 at 12:53 am

    I want a sn that’s not to girly & not to boyish. something simply & cute.


  29. Posted by Charlotte on March 11, 2009 at 1:04 am

    my name is charlotte and i cant think of anything!!!!!!!!!!!! I need help!


  30. Posted by Maureen on March 10, 2009 at 1:03 am


    – email me back at


  31. Posted by Soraya on March 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    yo i really need a sn my sn sucks balls ot the max.GIVE ME SOME IDEAS!


  32. Posted by rachel elizabeth on February 18, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    i really really need a new sn, ive tried sn tests to see if i could find ideas but ive got nothing. some of my nicknames are ray, rayray, raheel, rashell.


  33. Posted by Hots a Lot on February 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    okay the girl who’s in that stupid bitch click. heres one for you.


    or any number u want.

    oh and my screename is chicbitchxhott

    add me!


  34. Hi, i need a stage name, i want the stage name to start with H & end with Y. Thanks!


  35. Posted by jamie on February 5, 2009 at 12:31 am

    i love to play basketball softball n soccer
    i love to hang with my friends
    i love the celtics espically rondo


  36. Posted by nikki on January 27, 2009 at 6:59 am

    sucka for love
    green eyes
    lucky numer 9


  37. Posted by Sydney on January 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    i am i girly girl too
    i like peace
    love the beach
    my luckey numberss are 10 and 2552


  38. Posted by gahhhh---Luisa!=] on January 22, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Name’s Luísa
    I like eyeliner.x]
    Brazilian,I LOVE my eyes
    ANY screename that includes PARAMORE
    LOVEE Twilight,New Moon,Eclipse,etcc..
    I freakin luv the band Paramore and Hot Topic(store tho)
    Im not emo, but I’m not girly…im more rock i guess…
    i dont like screenames with x’s all around(ex: xxheartxx)I think it kinda makes it too confusingg u know??

    I was thinking of these one: pinkparamorepunk



  39. Posted by sarah beth on January 19, 2009 at 2:40 am

    hii my name is sarah, im a tom boy, lovee soccer, goood dancerr, and i lovee to singg.. my favorite number is 11.. love the beachhh


  40. Posted by Unzipped on January 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Hey, I really need a new screen name.
    I want one like my friends.
    such as:
    Cute boy wants it.


  41. Posted by Victoria on January 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Hi my name is Victoria
    I have brown curly hair and green eyes
    I play sports
    Lucky #13
    I love rap and hip-hop and some rock music
    I need an sn name qucik


  42. Posted by Jonsey on January 15, 2009 at 3:04 am

    brown hair and eyes


  43. Posted by eva on January 9, 2009 at 1:25 am

    o and also something with beaches 2 cuz i luuuuuuuv beaches


  44. Posted by eva on January 9, 2009 at 1:24 am

    hey im eva i want something with soccer, but not only soccer because i dont want mine to be totally like sporty cuz im also kinda girlygirl so i want something like that 2


  45. Posted by diana on January 7, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    hey i need a aim sn? help me

    i like boys
    i like 2 dance
    i like 2 havin fun
    and am good person
    and i smile and am funny 2
    pls helpp


  46. Posted by lexiii on January 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    heyyy everyone i need a s/n
    i have brown hair
    hazel eyes
    i love hollister and abercrombie
    my name is lexi
    lucky number 16 and 5
    My e-mail is please im me anytime if u have any ideas


  47. Posted by Garrett on January 4, 2009 at 5:22 am

    i a dude i love baseball foot ball and evey sport you could think of
    my favorit baseball team is the New York Yankees
    and football the patriots
    i like rock music and my friends think im funny and vear athletc and im veary popular
    if you could help that would be great thanks


  48. Posted by Pinky Purple on January 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I am a girly girl
    Blonde hair
    Blue eyes
    Love the beach
    Lucky number 7


  49. Posted by Nayy on December 29, 2008 at 8:53 am

    i Likee :
    Nayy ( 2y’s) :]
    the wrdd: amazing empathy serenity
    the #’s: 3,15, 315
    i NEED anew1 like SOON! plsz
    & umm..
    no sexy or hot . i kno im hott i dnt need a sn abt it ;]


  50. my name is nick
    i love baseball, basketball, pretty much every sport
    I’m a HUGE Giant fan
    play guitar
    my friends think I’m funny
    I love death metal. any help? thanks


  51. Posted by samantha on December 21, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I really need a screen name I want something unique my name is samantha 816 or 718


  52. Posted by vivi :)) on December 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    hey. i have an old Sn from 4 years ago and i need to make a cool new one.

    can do with :
    global warming


  53. Posted by ASHLEY on December 8, 2008 at 12:10 am

    I want a s/n but i dunno what to name it,i want it to have to do wit rock music skateboarding and my name and i am so confizzled


  54. Jesse Marie
    When you say my name fast it sounds like;;
    Jessarie :D


  55. okay say you name is jessica , you screenname could be jessica xox
    okay say you name is teresa , and you like dancing. TERESA x DANCE
    okay say you name is nicole , and you like rock musica. NiKK x Rock
    okay say you name is jaime , and you like spanish lmao. Jaim x una
    okay say you name is haley , haley xox or haley * ( :
    ^^ haha those are all retarded.


  56. Posted by Vinny on November 12, 2008 at 1:50 am

    I like basket ball and skateboarding and love the number 96


  57. Posted by jenn on November 7, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    i really need a new sn… and i can think of and names?
    my name is jenn and i would like a sn the has jenn and x’s in it
    i want it to be a cool sn


  58. Posted by Joyce King on October 23, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    some people have good screen names. I’ve never been that artistic.

    I need help.



  59. Posted by nasjah on October 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    i like
    spongebobb yellow red
    noo sexxy or hottt stuf
    things wit my name nasjah
    thngs with food
    or jus random stuf
    but cool stuf


  60. Posted by Marissa Gigante on October 11, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    need new screennam emy current one sucks big ones if u can help please doo


  61. Posted by unknown on September 28, 2008 at 11:51 pm



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  63. Posted by just me on September 10, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    k i want a new sn!

    i love music
    i love playin the guitar.
    i love skateboarding
    i love God
    and yeah
    i want it to be random kind of but not stupid cuz if i have to email someone not my age i dont want them to think im retarded… so yeh i want it to be cool and creative tho!


  64. Posted by ericka on September 2, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    my name is ericka
    i love sports


  65. Posted by Maddy on August 30, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    my name is maddy or Madd
    i love sports
    i like dance
    my favorite number is 72 or 12
    i just wqnt something fresh and cute


  66. Posted by alyssa johnson on August 19, 2008 at 1:01 am

    hey my name is alyssa i need help getting an sn idk what to do for my name!!


  67. Posted by monica weston on August 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    hey my name is monica and i want the coolest sn any1 could imagine!!! i love volleyball and i like the number 11 and pink so yaaa helpp me make 1 plzzzz


  68. Posted by alyssa on August 7, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    my name is alyssa or liss or lissy etc.
    i love sports, mostly soccer and softball
    i love music and the color orange
    and my favorite number is 14!
    i really just want something really cutee!! =)


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