5 Letter Words

Five letter words are essential in any word game. Unscrambling 5 letter words with these letters, Z, J, and Y, to find words like, JAZZY, will score you 33 points, not including a BONUS! We have a complete Wordle Word List of all 5-letter words included in the popular word games Wordle and Dordle!

We have 12,986 words in this 5 letter words list.

Filter Your Word List

Use the letter filter below, word search, or word finder to narrow down your 5 letter words. There are 12986 words in this word list, so narrowing it down might be a good idea.

Brushing Up On Five-Letter Words

Are you up-to-date on all words with five letters? Can you name a few five-letter words without using a word finder tool? If not, read on, and we will teach you everything you need to know about these GREAT words, how, and when to use them. Remember to try the viral word game Wordle using our Wordle Helper!

How Many 5-Letter Words Are There?

It depends on which word list you are looking at. Here is a breakdown:

Common Five-Letter Words

Here is a short list of the most frequently used words with five characters. You will surely see most of these words daily. These words are so popular that you will probably use a few of them at least once per day. See? Without even trying, I found these great examples in this paragraph.

  • about
  • other
  • which
  • their
  • there
  • first
  • would
  • these
  • click
  • price
  • state
  • email
  • world
  • music
  • after
  • video
  • where
  • books
  • links
  • years

What Are The Most Common Letters In Wordle?

S (15.81%), C (8.58%), B (7.49%), T (6.45%), P (6.11%), A (6.06%), F (5.85%), G (4.98%), D (4.81%), M (4.63%), R (4.55%), L (3.77%), W (3.55%), E (3.12%), H (2.99%), V (1.86%), O (1.78%), N (1.6%), I (1.47%), U (1.43%), Q (1%), J (0.87%), K (0.87%), Y (0.26%), Z (0.13%), X (0%)

What Are Good Starting Words In Wordle?

A good strategy would be to start with words with many of the most common letters, . Here is a short list of ideas: "STONE," "TRAIN," "NOTES," "RAINS," "STAIR," "STORE," "RAISE," "SAINT," "STERN," or "ROAST."  Another option is five letter words with 3 vowels, such as ", AUDIO", "QUIET," "OUNCE," "ERASE," "AISLE," or "AISLE." This isn't a complete list, but it should be enough to get you started. You can view the complete Wordle Word List for more ideas.

How To Choose Words With Five Letters That Have a High Score In Scrabble and WWF?

You can easily find the words with the most points if you make five-letter words with these letters: Z, X, Q, J.  Optionally, you can use our 5 letter word generator to find words quickly. These letters will earn you the most points in Scrabble and Words With Friends. Words with these letters are worth the most because they occur the least in the dictionary. Many 5-letter words are funny, rare, cool, or unusual, like ZABRA, OR ZHOMO.

  • Z and Q are worth 10 points 
  • X and J are worth 8 points

5 Letter Words With Z

  • zippy
  • zingy
  • zoned
  • zeros
  • zooms
  • zilch

Five-Letter Words With Q

  • quaky
  • query
  • quill
  • quilt
  • queen
  • quote

Five Letter Words With X

  • xerox
  • xenon
  • xysts
  • xebec
  • xylyl
  • xerus

5-Letter Words With J

  • jacks
  • jazzy
  • junks
  • jammy
  • jeeps
  • juror

What Are The Highest Scoring 5 Letter Words?

  • In the Scrabble Collins Word List, the word with the highest points, not including bonuses, is pzazz, and it is worth a whopping 34 points! 
  • In the Scrabble, NASPA Word List, jazzy is the highest-scoring word, punching in at 33 points!
  • The Words With Friends ENABLE word list also has the word jazzy at the head of the list, but it added a point to the score, which puts it at 34 points.

Combine Words

Bird + Duck = Bick
Apple + Honor = Aplonor
Hand + Locker = Handocker

Combine Names

Brad + Angelina = Brangelina
Robert + Katelyn = Robyn
Gregory + Janet = Granet

You can use our Word Combiner to combine anything!