4 Ways to Create an Amazing Tumblr URL for Your Blog

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Tumblr is a really cool website to use for blogging, sharing photos and videos, social networking, and more. When you sign up for Tumblr, you will be prompted to create a name for your Tumblr page, which will be used as your individual Tumblr URL. You can create multiple blogs on one account, if you want to have separate pages for different interests you have.

Coming up with a cool, unique name for your Tumblr blog can be difficult, so we’re here to help you out! We have some great tips for creating Tumblr usernames, and we’re going to share them with you. This is what we’ll cover in the article:

First, we’ll give you a brief overview of each of the best methods for creating a Tumblr URL.


4 ways to create an awesome Tumblr name

  1. Make use of a random word generator – a great option if you have no ideas; great way to find inspiration
  2. Find synonyms with a thesaurus – if you have a certain word you want to use, but that username is already taken, try finding similar words with a thesaurus
  3. Add in numbers or misspelled words to change things up – create variation and add a unique touch
  4. See what other Tumblr users suggest – if you already have followers, ask them for suggestions

Now that we’ve told you a little about how you can come up with the best Tumblr URL ideas, let’s get into the specifics of each method you can use. First up is to use a random word website as a makeshift Tumblr name generator.


Method 1: Using a word generator

A random word generator can help you come up with ideas or give you inspiration if you’re not sure where to start when creating a URL for your Tumblr page. Websites like BestUsernameGenerator.com and WordGenerator.net are great tools for coming up with Tumblr ideas.

1. To begin, go to WordGenerator.net.

Open your preferred web browser and navigate to wordgenerator.net to get started.

Word generator example

2. Then, click Random Word Generator.

To get to the word generating tool, click the Random Word Generator button.

Random word generator websites list

3. Next, click Generate Random Words to get a new word.

To use this tool, click the Generate Random Words button. You can keep clicking this button as many times as you want to keep on generating new words. Find the definition of the words below where the word appears. Don’t worry about keeping track of the words you generate – your words will be added to a list below the generator window.

Random words generated by generator

4. If you like one of the random words generated, click on it under “Words Generated” to add it to your favorites list.

If you see a word you like and want to separate it from the long list of words you’ve generated, click on the word in the “Words Generated” list to add it to the “Favorite Words” list.

Add to favorites button

5. Create a Tumblr URL using your favorite random words.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have a large list of randomly generated words you like. Use one of these words or a combination of them to create a unique URL for your blog on Tumblr.com. You can use these exact words, or take inspiration from them. It’s a great way to find new words to use and come up with a good Tumblr username.

Another way you can come up with ideas to change your Tumblr name to is to use a Thesaurus. We’re going to tell you the steps to do this next.


Method 2: Check out a thesaurus to discover more words to use

If a username with a certain word you want to use is taken, you may want to look for other words with a similar meaning. A thesaurus can help you find synonyms for any word in the dictionary. One really great option you can access online is Thesaurus.com.

1. To start, launch your browser and go to Thesaurus.com.

Using whichever Internet browser you like to use – on your mobile device or computer – go to the Thesaurus.com website.

Thesaurus.com website

2. Click in the search bar at the top of the homepage and type in a word you want to find alternatives for.

Near the top of the Thesaurus home page, you will see a search bar. Click this text box and enter a word you’d like to find synonyms for.

Synonyms on Thesaurus.com

3. Look through the results to find possible alternative options.

You can sort them by relevance or alphabetically, or filter the words by complexity or word length. You can also check a box to see only words that are common or informal if you wish.

Look through options on Thesaurus.com

If you want to discover even more words, click on one of the synonyms that appears in your list of results to see synonyms for that word.

See more words

If you’d like to find words with the opposite meaning of the one you searched for, scroll down in the results to see a list of antonyms.

Antonyms on Thesaurus.com

4. Come up with a username using some of the synonyms you’ve found.

Search for as many words as you want to and find synonyms for words you’re considering incorporating into your Tumblr URL. Make a list of the words you find most interesting. When you’re done, use these words and others in your vocabulary to create a cool username for your Tumblr.

Our next method gives you can easy way to change your Tumblr name ideas to make them more unique. This tip is great to use if the username you desire is already taken.


Method 3: Add variations to your username to make it unique

If the Tumblr name you want to use for your blog is already being used by someone else, there are a few things you can do to switch things up and make your username unique. If your username has multiple words, you can add a period “.” or a hyphen “-“ between the words to separate them.

You can also try changing certain letters into numbers. For example, you could replace the letter O with the number 0, or the letter Z with the number 2. Another way to make slight changes to your Tumblr URL is to purposely misspell words. This may bother some people, but if you’re not bothered by a missing letter or a couple extra ones, misspelling is a good idea as well.

Our last method is to see what other Tumblr users suggest for you.


Method 4: Check out what people are suggesting on Tumblr

If you already have a bit of a following on Tumblr, you could put out a text post asking your followers to leave comments and tell you what they would suggest as a new name for your blog. Getting other people’s opinions – especially those who already know of and follow your content – can be a huge help in deciding on a new Tumblr name.

If you don’t have followers on Tumblr yet, or don’t want to ask your followers for their ideas, you may want to check out the “good URLs” and “URL ideas” tags on Tumblr. Posts with these tags may be able to give you ideas or inspiration for your next Tumblr blog name.

Lists of Tumblr URL ideas


Those are our top 4 tips for creating an awesome Tumblr URL. Any one of these methods can help you beat any online Tumblr URL generator. You could even use a combination of these methods to create your perfect URL. If you want to learn more about Tumblr in general and how to use it, check out our Tumblr course.

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