This Bookstagram name generator and ideas for usernames on Instagram will help you choose the Instagram name that's perfect for you.
When I started out on Bookstagram, I just used my name as my handle. While that's TOTALLY fine, I also quickly realized it would help people to immediately know my account was a Bookstagram account, so I dropped my last name and changed my handle to @jules.literarylifestyle.
As time went on, and thousands more people joined Bookstagram, I started to realize there were even better ways to make your account stand out to the people you can make the best connections with (that's what Instagram is all about after all, isn't it?!)
For example, on my @TheRoryGilmoreBookClub account, I am far more likely to click on and follow someone who has something Gilmore Girls-related in their handle. It's totally aligned with the kind of content I want to see and share on my feed for that account! And on my @jules.literarylifestyle account, I will usually follow a Bookstagrammer with "Philly" in their name because that's where I live too, so we may be able to become real-life friends!
Based on everything I learned over my years on Bookstagram, I have come up with the following Bookstagram name generator for you to come up with ideas for your own username.
Bookstagram Name Generator
This Bookstagram name generator has 3 simple steps: brainstorm a list of possible words to include; put the words together; and finalize your decision.
Step 1: Brainstorm a list of relevant words you like.
As I mentioned, Bookstagram has thousands of members, and both growing your account and finding the right people for you to make friends with may be a very intentional process.
Below are some ideas to help you brainstorm a list of words you like for your potential Instagram username: literary words; book genres; words related to your favorite genre; specific books, characters, or things in books; bookish favorites; bookish phrases; locations; and facts about yourself.
- Book Club
- Book Nerd
- Reading nook
- Reading corner
- Non Fiction
- YA / Young Adult
- Middle Grade
- Historical Fiction
- Action / Adventure
- Cook Books
- True Crime
Words Related to Your Favorite Genre:
- Fantasy: witch, wizard, etc.
- Mystery: detective, sleuth, etc.
- Cookbooks: chef, kitchen, etc.
- Historical fiction: vintage, antique, etc.
Specific Books, Characters, or Things in Books:
- Harry Potter
- Rory Gilmore
- Advanced Reader Copy (ARC)
- To Be Read (TBR)
- Currently Reading
- Self Care
- Your Enneagram number
- Where you live
- A certain location you like to read
- A fictional location from a book
Facts About Yourself:
- Hair Color
- Family Role (i.e., mom or wife)
Step 2: Put them together with this Bookstagram Name Generator.
Use these formulas as a Bookstagram name generator. They make for a great starting point and then, if you choose, you can expand on them with extra words and phrases:
- [Noun] and [Noun]
- Example: TeaAndTales
- [Adjective] [Noun/Name]
- Example: BookishJules
- Example: BestBooksOnly
- [The/A] [Adjective] [Noun]
- Example: TheLiteraryLifestyle
- Example: TheBlondeRomanceReader
- [Noun/Name] [Verb]
- Example: JulesReads
- [Noun/Name] [Verb] [Noun]
- Example: JulesReadsBooks
- Example: JulesReadsThrillerBooks
- [Noun/Verb] with/by [Name]
- Example: GetBookedWithJules
- Example: BookRecsbyJules
- [Possessive Name] [Noun]
- Example: JuliannesBookshelf
- [Noun/Name] Guide to [Noun]
- Example: IntrovertsGuideToClassics
Or, use these ideas:
- Two words put together as one word
- Example: Bookstamatic (Books + Automatic)
- A pun
- Example: PaigesPages
- An idiom
- Example: MeMyShelfAndI
- A declarative sentence
- Example: ReadMoreRomanceBooks
- A rhyme
- Example: SpinesAndWines
- Example: MarksARCs
- A theme for your content
- Example: TheBookOrTheMovie
- Example: HandwrittenBookReviews
A few more tips: Consider alliteration and rhymes to make your Bookstagram name catchy. Also consider how easy it is for others to spell and to speak so that it's really memorable.
Step 3: Finalize your decision.
Now that you have done a lot of brainstorming and name-generating, it's time to finalize your decision. Before you do so, you may want to consider these things:
First, does this name most accurately describe who you are and how you want to be perceived as a Bookstagrammer? You may want to consider a name that's more broad or specific, depending on your goals.
Next, check Instagram to see if the name idea is already taken. If it is, don't necessarily panic! Consider adding periods, articles (a, an, the), underscores and/or numbers, if you REALLY like the name and still want to use it.
Last, check other platforms to see if the name is available there too, in case you want to branch out (now or later). I love to use the free website Namecheckr to do this quickly and easily.
VOILA! Now you have a great Bookstagram name idea for your username.
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