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5 letter Wordle starting words

What are good Wordle starting words? The game allows every player only six tries to find the daily answer. If you want to solve every Wordle word puzzle it is important to use the perfect first starting word! Using a Wordle cheat also helps.

We analyzed all 5 letter Wordle words. Wordle letter frequency clearly shows that some letters are more common than others. Knowing the most used letters in 5-letter words we can create helpful Wordle starter words from them.

Wordle start words

The best Wordle start word for a first guess will have five unique letters. To raise the probability of success the distinct letters should be the most frequently used ones. 5 letter words in this list are statistically proven winners.
 
  • 1. Raise
  • 2. Stare
  • 3. Arose
  • 4. Aisle
  • 5. Tales
  • 6. Uraei
  • 7. Ourie
  • 8. Audio
  • 9. Based
  • 10. Naive
  • 11. Email
  • 12. Alike
  • 13. Stern
  • 14. Rants
  • 15. Rents
  • 16. Tarns
  • 17. Turns
  • 18. Snarl
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Best starting words for Wordle

What if the first starting word is not enough for solving Wordle? It helps to have a second and third word in order to cover most of the letters in the alphabet. Two words will cover 10 letters. Three words will cover 15 letters. Four words will cover 20 letters. Word tips for Wordle:

Best 2 starting words for Wordle

  • 1. Raise, 2. Doily
  • 1. Arise, 2. Ought
  • 1. Irate, 2. Cloud
  • 1. Round, 2. Shape
  • 1. Chaos, 2. Merit

Best 3 starting words for Wordle

  • 1. Stare, 2. Doily, 3. Punch
  • 1. Siren, 2. Octal, 3. Dumpy
  • 1. Slate, 2. Drown, 3. Quick
  • 1. Spite, 2. Flour, 3. Candy

Best 4 starting words for Wordle

  • 1. Brake, 2. Clots, 3. Dying, 3. Whump

Wordle strategy

This might seem like an obvious tip, but it is also the most effective strategy to win Wordle. The more starting words with unique letters a player uses the easier solving the word puzzle becomes.

5 letter starter words with most vowels for Wordle

It is possible to play all five vowels(A, E, I, O, U) by using these two vowel heavy words: 'raise' and 'tough'.
 
  • 1. Uraei
  • 2. Ourie
  • 3. Miaou
  • 4. Louie
  • 5. Aurei
  • 6. Audio
  • 7. Adieu
  • 8. Zowie
  • 9. Zonae
  • 10. Zoeas
  • 11. Zoeal
  • 12. Zaire
  • 13. Yowie
  • 14. Youse
  • 15. Waive
  • 16. Voile
  • 17. Voila
  • 18. Voice
  • 19. Vogue
  • 20. Vogie
 
A memorable example of a 5 letter word that contains the most vowels is 'adieu'.

5 letter starter words with most consonants for Wordle

Five letters long consonant heavy words will always contain at least one or two vowels. Because there are so many consonants(B, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, P, Q V, X, Z, W and Y) we need to look at letter frequencies in 5 letter words to know what words contain unique and popular consonant letters. The most frequently used consonant letters are S, R, L, T, N, D, C, P, M. Words that together cover the most consonants for Wordle are 'stern' and 'clamp'.
 
  • 1. Wynds
  • 2. Tryst
  • 3. Synth
  • 4. Synch
  • 5. Sylph
  • 6. Rynds
  • 7. Psych
  • 8. Nymph
  • 9. Myths
  • 10. Lynch
  • 11. Lymph
  • 12. Hymns
  • 13. Hwyls
  • 14. Glyph
  • 15. Crypt
  • 16. Crwth
  • 17. Byrls
  • 18. Zymes
  • 19. Zonks
  • 20. Zloty
  • 21. Wrung
  • 22. Wrong
  • 23. Wrath
  • 24. Frost
  • 25. World
  • 26. Verbs
  • 27. Vamps
  • 28. Velds
  • 29. Trust
  • 30. Truly
  • 31. Trick
  • 32. Track
  • 33. Trend
  • 34. Think

Wordle start word analysis

List of most frequent letters that 5-letter words contain

  • 46.02% of words contain S
  • 44.15% of words contain E
  • 40.53% of words contain A
  • 30.44% of words contain R
  • 29.71% of words contain O
  • 28.16% of words contain I
  • 24.68% of words contain L
  • 23.77% of words contain T
  • 21.44% of words contain N
  • 18.75% of words contain U
  • 17.82% of words contain D
  • 15.93% of words contain C

List of most frequent letters that 5-letter words start with

  • 11.95% of words start with S
  • 7.6% of words start with C
  • 6.93% of words start with B
  • 6.64% of words start with P
  • 6.46% of words start with T
  • 5.67% of words start with A
  • 5.21% of words start with M
  • 5.21% of words start with D
  • 4.88% of words start with G
  • 4.82% of words start with F
  • 4.81% of words start with R

List of most frequent letters that 5-letter words end in

  • 31.11% of words end in S
  • 10.67% of words end in Y
  • 10.45% of words end in E
  • 6.47% of words end in D
  • 5.86% of words end in R
  • 5.4% of words end in T
  • 4.58% of words end in A
  • 4.2% of words end in N
  • 3.82% of words end in L
  • 2.92% of words end in H
  • 2.81% of words end in O
  • 2.08% of words end in K

How many 5 letter words are there in Wordle?

Wordle uses 15 000 five letter words. There are two different word lists.

The first list contains 2000 common words. The second list contains 13000 words. It makes sense that because of it's size the second word list will contain more unique and rare words.
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