Last Updated on February 6, 2023 by James McAllister

By: James McAllister


Are you looking for a rare 3 or 4 letter Instagram username, and are wondering if there are any available?

Usernames like these are highly sought after, due to their aesthetic appeal as well as the rare nature of them.

So, are any still available, and how much would it be worth if you managed to find one?

In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know!

Are There Any 3 / 4 Letter Usernames Available On Instagram?

Instagram App

Unfortunately, there are not any 3 letter usernames available to register. Because there are only 17,756 possibilities (or 46,656 possibilities if you also include numbers), every single 3 letter username has already been registered.

However, 4 letter usernames are a different story.

There are 456,976 possibilities (and 1,679,616 if you include numbers) for 4 letter Instagram usernames. While it’s not feasible to manually verify all 1.6 million+ possibilities, it’s quite likely that there are still 4 letter usernames available that haven’t been registered yet.

Note however that these will likely consist of random characters, rather than anything that actually spells out a word or common acronym.

Therefore, you’re much more likely to find a username like ‘xbwq’ then ‘cats’ for example.

If you have your mind set on a quality 3-4 letter username, there is a marketplace that’s been created for these rare names. Later on, we’ll discuss what types of prices you can expect to pay for one of them.

How To Find 4 Letter Instagram Usernames

Finding a four letter Instagram username can be tough, and takes a lot of trial and error.

Unfortunately, nobody can even confirm whether or not there are any available for sure. It’s possible people may have scooped them up, even if they have no intention of using them. Rare Instagram account usernames are valuable, and some people have made a business out of selling them to others.

Still, you can check for 4 letter Instagram usernames in one of two ways.

Either you can type random letters in while making a new Instagram account (or changing your current name.)

Or, you can use Instagram’s website to search them out.

To do this, all you have to do is type in your browser, replacing the XXXX with random letters. This is done most easily on a desktop or laptop computer, as on mobile it will keep trying to pull up the Instagram app instead.

If an account is using the username, it will get pulled up when you in your browser. Keep trying different combinations until you get a page that looks like this:

Sorry This Page Isn't Available Instagram

Unfortunately, seeing the message above does not necessarily mean that the username available – however, it substantially increases the channel.

You may wish to search for a bunch of these usernames, then try them all out at once by actually going to register the account.

How Much Are 3 And 4 Letter Instagram Usernames Worth?

The exact rate for Instagram account usernames can vary, depending on the legibility and desire for the name.

As you can imagine, a username that actually spells a word out can fetch a price that’s significantly higher than a string of random characters.

For example, the username ‘lol’ could be worth hundreds of times more than ‘xcq’ for example.

Recently, we have seen a three letter username sell for $850, and a four letter username sell for $650. However, the seller did not publicly share what the username actually was.

This also appears to be lower than the normal rate. Other listings have 3 letter usernames listed between $5,000 and $6,000, consisting of random characters.

It’s likely that highly sought after usernames can fetch for hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more. These usernames are usually purchased by big companies or by celebrities, who can both afford to have the username or use it for business purposes.

This especially holds true for 3 letter usernames, which there is an extremely limited supply of.


While there are almost certainly no 3 letter Instagram usernames left, there still may be some 4 letter usernames available on Instagram.

Of course, they are likely to be ones that aren’t that actually spell a word, or something that makes sense. Still, considering there are 456,976 possibilities (and 1,679,616 if you include numbers), you may be able to find one if you search for a while.

And if you really have your heart set on something nicer, people do occasionally sell usernames from time to time.

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about Instagram, please ask them using the comment form below.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

About the author 

James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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