Namipedia Pronunciation Guide

Namipedia Pronunciation Guide

Namipedia uses the custom Baby Name Wizard easy-to-read pronunciation system. When there's just one option listed, you can assume that's the most standard way to pronounce the name in American English; when there's more than one, the first is generally most common.

KEY TO SOUNDS

ALL CAPS = stressed syllable

VOWEL SOUNDS

Written Sound
a a as in cat
ah a as in father or o as in on
aw aw as in dawn
ay a as in ate or é as in café
er er as in farmer
ə a neutral, unstressed vowel as in sofa or upon
ee e as in here
eh e as in pet
i i as in sit
iy i as in bite or y as in my
oh o as in tone
oo oo as boot or u as in flute
ow ow as in brown
oy oy as in boy
uh u as in fun
uw u as in put or oo as in wood

AMBIGUOUS CONSONANT SOUNDS

Written Sound
ch ch as in choose
g g as in gate
j j as in jump or g as in giant
kh unvoiced throat sounds that soften to an "h" in English, like jalapeño and Chaim
ng ng as in walking or n as in anchor
s s as in soft or c as in race
z z as in zebra or s as in jeans
th unvoiced th as in thin
dh voiced th as in there
zh s as in measure or t as in equation