Name Songs for Kids

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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32 Comments

    • Malia Hollowell

      So smart, Jodie! Isn’t it amazing how music helps kids remember how to spell words?!

      Reply
    • Colleen

      Very cute; thanks!

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

      Reply
  1. Donna Williams

    Any ideas for an 8 letter name

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    • Colleen

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

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

      Reply
  2. Jeanne Mulley

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

    Reply
  3. Mac

    My son 4 year old

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  4. MarilynB

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

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    • Kimberleigh

      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!
      Warmly,
      Kimberleigh

      Reply
  5. Rahul

    That’s a fun way to learn. Excellent resources!

    Reply
    • Kimberleigh

      Thanks Rahul, enjoy!

      Reply
  6. Karen

    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.

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    • Kimberleigh

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

      Reply
  7. Joanita

    Is there a song for 8 letter names?

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    • Malia Hollowell

      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!)

      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y
      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y
      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y
      B-R-I-T-T-A-N-Y

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

      Reply
  8. Charlotte’s mum

    Love them!
    Any chance of a 9 letter song?

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    • Erica M Cunningham

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

      Reply
      • Malia Hollowell

        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. 🙂

        Reply

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