How to get a good screen name

Your screen name represents you, so it's important to get a good one. It does not need to be a complicated process.

Here are all the features you need in a good screen name

  1. A positive and upbeat meaning.
  2. Not already in use by someone else.
  3. Memorable: does not contain numbers or symbols.
  4. Professional style, not too casual. Even if you would be happy with a casual screen name now, you might not like it a few years from now.
  5. Not too long - try to stick to something that is only 2 or 3 words long. Any longer and it'll be too hard for others to remember.
  6. Does not contain slang. The trendy slang words of today will sound very outdated a few years later!

How to come up with a good screen name (in any language)

Perhaps you think that it's difficult to find a screen name that fulfills all of these requirements. Or maybe you think that all the good names are already taken. Rest assured that is not the case. Here is what to do:

  • Think of words that are a little different to what most people would first think of.
  • Use an online dictionary or thesaurus to find less commonly used words that are similar to ones you already like.
  • When you combine two or three rarer words, you are likely to have created a good screen name that is not already taken.

Are you looking for an English screen name?

If so, we have a free online English screen name generator. It generates usernames that are upbeat, uncommon (therefore less likely to be already taken), professional, only two words long, and do not contain slang. Relax and let our generator pick a great name for you!


Getting a good screen name might seem challenging at first, but it's not. Here we described some ways for you to create your own screen name, and also how to automatically get a good English screen name.

This page was last updated on May 17, 2021