Best Wordle Starter Words

image via Typon Website

image via Typon Website

Sarina Nayak, staff writer


With more than 2 million players weekly, the internet game “Wordle” has taken social media by storm. In order to win the game, Wordle players get six tries to guess the daily word. When a letter appears as yellow, letters are in the word but not in the right spot. When squares turn green, it means the player guessed the correct letter in the correct spot.

As competition spurs between friends and family to guess the word in the fewest possible attempts, solving the daily Wordle has become an integral part of our daily routines. With this, comes lots of buzz regarding the best strategy to solve the puzzle in the fewest tries. So, what is the best word to start solving your Wordle with? 

The go-to answer would be to begin by guessing as many vowels as possible. Words such as “audio” and “adieu” allow players to guess four vowels at once. Since most words include at least one vowel, starting off with multiple vowels at once makes it more likely for the player to guess a few letters correctly.

However, some may prefer to take a more statistical approach to their Wordle strategy. This requires knowing the most commonly occurring letters in the English language. According to Wired, the top 12 letters, in order, are  E, A, R, I, O, T, N, S, L, C, U and D. Players might choose a five letter combination of those 12 letters. 

Some options include:

  • Crate
  • Irate
  • Crane
  • Resin
  • Notes
  • Arise 

Those words contain a substantial amount of frequently occurring letters, and if used, are most likely to yield at least a few yellow and green squares.

While there are many different ways to start your daily Wordle, at the end of the day, it simply comes down to your personal preference.