If you’re looking for a really quick way to help students learn to spell their name, you’re in the right spot! These simple name songs for kids make it surprisingly easy for them to learn the letters in their name… and their classmates’ names too!

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Name Songs for Kids

There are tons of great ways to teach kids how to spell their names but I always love introducing activities by changing the lyrics to a popular tune and making a custom own name song.

You won’t believe how fast children learn their spelling!

Picking the Tune

The tune that works best for each child’s name really depends on the number of letters it has.

My oldest son has five letters in his name so we changed the words to the popular song “BINGO” and spelled his name instead.

The classic “Happy Birthday to You” tune is perfect for three letter names!

To help you get started, I recorded a video demonstrating tunes that work for names with three to nine letters.

Quickly find the version you need here:

  • (0:26) 3 Letter Name Song
  • (1:06) 4 Letter Name Song
  • (1:47) 5 Letter Name Song
  • (3:02) 6 Letter Name Song
  • (3:39) 7 Letter Name Song
  • (4:12) 8 Letter Name Song
  • (5:00) 9 Letter Name Song
  • (6:03) Bonus Tips

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    1. Very cute; thanks!

      Another 6 letter tune: 3 blind mice, 3 blind mice.

    1. Just found this page, but I do have a song in mind:

      Are you sleeping, are you sleeping? …. (Brother John…)

  1. Can you give me any other 4 letter word songs…the name I’m working with is Jack..Thank you

  2. I am like Donna Williams above. I need a n seven lettered song. My grandson’s name is Cameron

    1. Hello Marilyn,
      Thank you so much for reaching out, I am happy to help! The very last video on this page- is all about seven letter names, just click play for some awesome ideas.
      Hope this helps!

  3. Thank you so much this is a great idea to help children to spell their name. Children love to sing and learn to spell each other names.

    1. Thank you, Karen, for your kind words!
      I hope your children love singing the songs as much as we do.

    1. Hi Joanita! Yes! I like to use the “Happy Birthday” tune for 8 letter names. I spell the name four times so it sounds like this:

      (Sung to the Happy Birthday tune!)


      Just make sure to sing it really slowly so that every letter can be clearly heard. 🙂

  4. Love them!
    Any chance of a 9 letter song?

    1. My daughter’s babe is Elizabeth, so I need a 9 letter song too lol

      1. Hi Erica! “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” works really well for 9 letter names! The words would sound like this:

        (Sung to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

        A-L-E-X-A-N-D-R-A spells Alex-andra.

        Depending on the name, you may need to stretch out one of the sounds for two counts like I did in this example. 🙂

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