Anagram: List of Common Anagrams, Functions, and Examples

Anagrams are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings and pronunciations. The word “anagram” is itself an anagram of the word “graham”. They can be fun to make and even more fun to solve. In this blog post, we will provide a list of common anagrams along with their functions and examples.

Function of Anagram

The basic function of an anagram is to rearrange the letters of a word or phrase to make a new word or phrase, using the exact same letters but in a different order. Anagrams are very popular and widely used in advertisements and business names. The whole name or phrase is unique and catchy, thus acquiring more attention from the public.

Here are some examples of anagrams: “A big mess” rearranged as “I’m a mess”, etc.

List of Common Anagram

sadder ~ dreads state ~ taste save ~ vase
night ~ thing players ~ parsley peach ~ cheap
dusty ~ study inch ~ chin elbow ~ below
bored ~ robed cider ~ cried cat ~ act
angel ~ glean brag ~ grab arc ~ car

Cool Anagram Examples

Cool anagrams are great for practicing your anagram solving skills. These examples are created by taking a word or phrase and scrambling it up to create another word or phrase. Many of these will stump you!

  • young lady ~ an old guy
  • video game ~ give a demo
  • they see ~ the eyes
  • the classroom ~ schoolmaster
  • sweep the floor ~ too few helpers
  • study ~ dusty
  • older and wiser ~ I learned words
  • night ~ thing
  • meteor ~ remote
  • meal for one ~ for me alone
  • gainly ~ laying
  • funeral ~ real fun
  • eleven plus two ~ twelve plus one
  • dessert ~ stressed
  • conversation ~ voice rants on
  • coins kept ~ in pockets
  • below ~ elbow
  • bad credit ~ debit card
  • anagram ~ nag a ram
  • act ~ cat

Simple Anagram Words

When you are learning how to anagram, one of the most basic examples is the transformation of a single word into another. This may sound easy at first glance but can be difficult once you get started.

  • Charm ~ March
  • Car ~ Arc
  • Cafe ~ Face
  • Binary ~ Brainy
  • Best ~ Bets
  • Below ~ Elbow/Bowel
  • Below ~ Elbow
  • Beak ~ Bake
  • Are ~ Ear
  • Act ~ Cat
  • Wrap ~ Warp
  • Rat ~ Tar
  • Pat ~ Tap
  • Nap ~ Pan
  • Listened ~ Enlisted
  • Limped ~ Dimple
  • Laps ~ Alps/Slap
  • Lamp ~ Palm
  • Keen ~ Knee
  • Impart ~ Armpit
  • Iced ~ Dice
  • Heater ~ Reheat
  • Grab ~ Brag
  • Glean ~ Angel
  • Wand ~ Dawn
  • Waits ~ Waist
  • Votes ~ Stove
  • Vase ~ Save
  • Top ~ Pot
  • Thing ~ Night
  • Thicken ~ Kitchen
  • Taste ~ State
  • Tan ~ Ant
  • Sue ~ Use
  • Study ~ Dusty
  • Spots ~ Posts/Stops
  • Sink ~ Skin
  • Robed ~ Bored
  • Fringe ~ Finger
  • Fired ~ Fried
  • Earth ~ Heart
  • Diary ~ Dairy
  • Desserts ~ Stressed
  • Cried ~ Cider
  • Chin ~ Inch

Names of People Anagram Words

Sometimes you need to put your anagram skills to the test. One of the best ways is by anagramming a name of a familiar person, living or dead. Can you spell out the name in front of you?

  • Vin Diesel ~ I end lives
  • Steve Perry ~ Yes, pervert
  • Patricia Arquette ~ Aquatic reaper tit
  • Meryl Streep ~ Try eel sperm
  • Lance Armstrong ~ Long arm nectars
  • Florence Nightingale ~ Flit on, cheering angel
  • Chairman Mao ~ I am on a march
  • Barack Obama ~ Arab cab amok
  • Val Kilmer ~ Kevin miller
  • Steve Irwin ~ Interviews
  • Pamela Anderson ~ Anal promenades
  • Meg Ryan ~ Germany
  • Keira Knightley ~ Gay kinky Hitler
  • Eric Clapton ~ Narcoleptic
  • Cecil B Demille ~ Ecch! millipede!
  • Avril Lavigne ~ Grave villain
  • Zora Neale Hurston ~ A zealous Northern
  • Theresa May ~ A steamy her/Shame at Rye/Share my tea
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan ~ A long ~ insane warlord
  • Narendra Modi ~ Dream and iron/Married and no/Armed and iron
  • Margaret Thatcher ~ That great charmer
  • James Gandolfini ~ Inflamed gonad
  • Christopher Walken ~ Crank the lower hips!
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy ~ Intensely huge bicycle
  • Albert Einstein ~ Liberate tennis
  • Travis Lee ~ Versatile
  • Salman Rushdie ~ Read, shun islam
  • Nicolas Cage ~ Cocaine slag
  • Martin Scorcese ~ Minor actresses
  • Jodie Foster ~ Rodeo jester
  • Diane Keaton ~ Kinda ate one
  • Brenda Lee ~ Reenabled
  • Ann Coulter ~ Unclean rot
  • Usain Bolt ~ Ablutions
  • Steve Harvey ~ Has every hat
  • Osama Bin Laden ~ A bad man (no lies)
  • Maya Angelou ~ Alumnae yoga
  • Justin Timberlake ~ I am a jerk, but listen
  • Dwayne Johnson ~ Enjoys own hand
  • Carl Mathieu ~ Rheumatical
  • Antonio Banderas ~ Bandana sorter
  • Uma Thurman ~ Mom hunter
  • Sandra Bullock ~ A round ballsack/Bad acorn skull
  • Matt Damon ~ Damn tomato
  • Julius Caesar ~ Casual juries
  • John Cusack ~ Coach’s junk
  • Disraeli ~ I lead, Sir
  • Britney Spears ~ Presbyterians
  • Anthony Kiedis ~ Stinky hen kids
  • Tim Burton ~ Minor butt
  • Rowan Sebastian Atkinson ~ I, an artist, so known as bean
  • Neil Young ~ Online guy
  • Marilyn Manson ~ Manly man? no sir!/Mom rails nanny
  • Jason Statham ~ Satan shot jam
  • Ciint Eastwood ~ Old west action
  • Billy Corgan ~ Lyrical bong
  • Alec Guinness ~ Genuine class
  • William Clinton ~ An ill clown, I’m it!
  • Tara Lipinski ~ Parasite link
  • Ray Liotta ~ Total liar
  • Monica Lewinsky ~ Nice silky woman
  • Liam Neeson ~ Insane mole
  • Hulk Hogan ~ Laugh honk
  • Charlie Brown ~ Bar clown heir
  • Bill Murray ~ Burly male
  • Adam Sandler ~ Real damn sad
  • Wes Anderson ~ Renowned ass
  • Sylvester Stallone ~ Severely lost satanist
  • President George Bush ~ He, biggest rude person
  • Michel Foucault ~ Ethical cum foul
  • Leornado Da Vinci ~ Did color in a nave/Acrid vain noodle
  • George Clooney ~ Cool glue yell
  • Charile Chaplin ~ Chinchilla pear
  • Bill Gates ~ I’ll stab leg/Get ill abs
  • Tom Cruise ~ Cum stories
  • Saddam Hussein ~ Human’s sad side
  • Nelson Mandela ~ Lean and solemn
  • Mario Batali ~ Airmail boat
  • Jennifer Aniston ~ Fine in torn jeans
  • David Schwimmer ~ Shave me radish, ma
  • Brad Rowe ~ Wardrobe
  • Amelia Earhart ~ Malaria heater
  • Vladimir Putin ~ A livid prim nut
  • Susan Orlean ~ Neuron salsa
  • President Boris Yeltsin ~ Tipsiness ~ done terribly
  • Michael Stipe ~ Emphatic lies
  • Leonardo Dicaprio ~ A periodical donor
  • George Bush ~ He bugs gore
  • Channing Tatum ~ Cunning at math
  • Beyoncé Knowles ~ Cowboys kennel
  • Verne Troyer ~ No, never try
  • Scarlett Johansson ~ John let satan cross
  • Paris Hilton ~ Harlton, i spin
  • Mel Gibson ~ Big melons
  • Kevin Federline ~ Evil knee finder
  • Ernest Hemingway ~ My thinner sewage
  • Chad Kroeger ~ Orchard geek
  • Babe Ruth ~ Bub hater
  • Yasmin Le Bon ~ Mainly bones
  • Ted Gray ~ Tragedy
  • Roman Polanski ~ Spank monorail
  • Morgan Freeman ~ A gnome farmer
  • Lionel Messi ~ Millions see
  • Indira Gandhi ~ Hi, grand india
  • Christian Bale ~ Anarchist bile
  • Brad Pitt ~ Bit part
  • Adolf Hitler ~ Hated for ill/Do real filth

List of Four Letter Anagrams

This list contains anagrams that can be made by rearranging the letters in four letter words. The list is sorted by word length and then alphabetically within that category.

  • Mora ~ Omar ~ Roma
  • Isra ~ Rais ~ Sari ~ Sira
  • Enzo ~ Zeno
  • Elroy, Wisconsin ~ Leroy
  • Arlo ~ Orla
  • Macy ~ Myca
  • Ilsa ~ Isla ~ Lisa
  • Elly ~ Lyle
  • Carol City, Florida ~ Coral
  • Anne ~ Nena
  • Paris ~ Pairs
  • Kory ~ York
  • Flor ~ Rolf
  • Egnar, Colorado ~ range
  • Chaz ~ Zach
  • Alec ~ Cale
  • Liam ~ Mila
  • Las Vegas ~ Salvages
  • Hans ~ Nash ~ Shan
  • Dave ~ Deva/Veda
  • Alli ~ Lila
  • Lula ~ Ulla
  • Ilma ~ Liam ~ Mali ~ Mila
  • Elin ~ Leni ~ Neil
  • Boncar, West Virginia ~ carbon
  • Anja ~ Jana
  • Statue of Liberty ~ Built to stay free
  • Lina ~ Nila
  • Ilka ~ Kali
  • Eino ~ Ione
  • Alma ~ Amal ~ Mala
  • San Diego ~ Diagnose
  • Lane ~ Lena ~ Neal ~ Nela
  • Gina ~ Inga
  • Ekoms, Oregon ~ smoke
  • Clay ~ Lacy
  • Alex ~ Axel ~ Lexa
  • Shallmar, Maryland ~ Marshall
  • Saul ~ Sula
  • Kami ~ Mika
  • Etta ~ Tate
  • Cary ~ Cyra
  • Aino ~ Iona
  • Reva ~ Vera
  • Jane ~ Jean ~ Jena
  • Etna ~ Nate
  • El Jobean, Florida ~ Joel Bean
  • Aviv ~ Viva
  • Leon ~ Noel
  • Hale ~ Leah
  • Denver ~ Nerved
  • Cleo ~ Cole
  • Aliz ~ Liza
  • Nita ~ Tina
  • Ivan ~ Vina
  • Garus, California ~ sugar
  • Erik ~ Keri
  • Ashe ~ Shae ~ Shea
  • Mary ~ Myra
  • Iris ~ Siri
  • Elsa ~ Sela
  • Dongola, Wisconsin ~ Gondola
  • Arik ~ Kira
  • Sita ~ Tisa
  • Karl ~ Lark
  • Evan ~ Neva ~ Vena
  • Cash ~ Chas
  • Atokad Park ~ Dakota
  • Alan ~ Lana ~ Nala

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Anagram: List of Common Anagrams, Functions, and Examples