inogolo
English Pronunciation Guide to the Names of People, Places, and Stuff
Search for Names by Phonetic Pronunciation

Want to find the spelling to a name you only know the pronunciation for? (or even just part of the pronunciation). Looking for names that rhyme with another word or name? inogolo's Phonetic Search is here to help.
Enter a syllable, syllables, or any part of a phonetic pronunciation. See the phonetic key to the right for help with the phonetics used on inogolo.
The character "%" functions as a wild card. Separate syllable's by dashes.
Example search strings:
  • names that are pronounced "kan": kan
  • names that start with the syllable "kan": kan-%
  • names that end with the syllable "kan": %-kan
  • names with "kan" as a middle syllable: %-kan-%
  • names with the sound "kan" anywhere in the pronunciation: %kan%
Pronunciation Key
Syllables are separated by dashes
Stressed syllables are capitalized
Quotation marks ("xxx") enclose a whole word pronounced as in American english
Examples below assume an American english accent
Vowels
Example
UH
mother
A
cat
AY,AI
ape
AH
pot
AW
saw
OU
out
E,EH
met
EE
tree
I,IH
bit
IE,Y
tie,try
O,OH,OE
go,toe
OY,OI
toy
OO
boot,shoe
UU
foot,put
R-colored vowels
Example
UR
murder
AIR
hair,bare
EER
beer,hear
OOR
poor
OR
door,for
AR
car
Consonants
Example
B
box
CH
chip
D
dog
F
food
G
go
H
help
J
jaw
K
can
L
look, bell
M
man
N
near
NG
ring
P
poor
R
root
S,SS
sun,kiss
SH
shape
T
tin
TH
thumb,then
V
van
W
wand
Y
young
Z
zoom
ZH
vision
PY
pupil
L-endings
Example
AL
pal
ALL
ball
AIL
pail
ULL
hull
OOL
tool
OAL
coal
EEL,EAL
deal
ILL
pill
ILE
style,pile
Other
Example
IKE
bike
INE
line
ITE
light,bite
ICE
dice