Pronunciation Guide for Names

The following table is an easy to use pronunciation guide for the names listed in our website thenamemeaning.com. We only use characters as pronunciation symbols and examples to understand the difference in pronunciation sounds. Use the following pronunciation guide for names to find the correct pronunciation for the baby name that interest you and understand how it sounds.
Tip: Please note that in different countries the same name may have a different spelling and pronunciation.

Sound: Example:
a mad, gag
A day, fade, date
AH father, cart, not
AI – see I-
AW lawn, caught, cawed, caller
AY able, great
B book, baby
CH chew, change
D dig, did, adder
E bless, get (also EH), bet, bed, peck
EE meet, elite, beat, evenly, easy
F fun, fifty, cuff
G go, gap, go, big, gift
H hello, hat, ahead
I like, lie (also EYE), site, side, buy, tripe
IH sin, limp, tip, active
J jelly, job, gem, edge, join
K call, can, kin, cook, ache
KH -a guttural K sound, as in the Scottish “loch”, book
L land, lily, pool
M mend, murmur, dim, nymph
N no, own
NG Sing, ming, thing
O go, know (also OH), bone, know
OI boy, toy (also OY), coin, destroy
OO tool, room, (also “u”)
OW about, now
P pour, pepper, lip
R rent, red, car
S send, source, less
SH show, shy, mission, machine
T ten, tie, attack, late
TH thimble, thin, ether
U pull, wood, book
UH jump, but
V value, vivid, invite
W will, we, away
WH when, while
Y you, yard, young
Z zing, zone, raise
ZH beige, vision, azure

 

Please note that no system of indicating pronunciation is self-explanatory.