Instagram Username Tips & Ideas from 167 Famous Brands and People

Anyone who is wondering what they should use as their Instagram username should get their answer by looking at the 167 usernames of the top brands and celebrities listed below.

The answer – just use the name you’re known as or known for. There’s no need to get creative with strange spellings, random numbers or any other way to try and make your username cooler than it needs to be.

Keep it short, keep it meaningful, and keep it simple. That’s all there is to it.

167 Famous People and Brands on Instagram

@badgalriri (Rihanna)
@bmdc27 (Matt Kemp)
@howulivinjpiven (Jeremy Piven)
@howuseeit (Usher)
@marcjacobsintl[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]@markhoppus
@popeater (AOL)
@stylelist (AOL)
@trey5 (Kevin Durant)
@zefron (Zac Efron)

Instagram Names for Businesses

If you’re choosing a name for a business or product, it’s quite obvious, just go with your brand name. Here are some points to note:

  • @lakers – Keep it simple. No ‘the’ or anything else if you can
  • @nylonmag – Add a relevant descriptive word for clarity or if your main brand name is unavailable
  • @nyrangers – You don’t have to spell out obvious words and names in full
  • @donnakarandkny – Make sure the people who you’re trying to reach can recognise your username
  • @dallasmavs – Keep it as short as possible and use an abbreviation if it makes sense

Personal Instagram Usernames for Individuals

Unless you’ve got an extremely unique name, chances are, your first and last name combination (ie @aliciakeys) won’t be available any more.

Here are 6 alternatives used by the celebs listed above:

  • @clint_dempsey – add an underscore (_) between your names
  • @ashleyrparker – add the initial for your middle name in between your first and last names
  • @jeremymcgrath2 – add a number at the end of your name
  • @thekatvond – add a ‘the’ in front of your name
  • @zefron – use the initial for your first name and combine it with your surname
  • @kevinhart4real – append something else that’s not too cheesy to the end of your name

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