2 Letter Words

While there are only 127 words with 2 letters in the English language, some of them are among the most used words in everyday communication and writing. On this page, you can find a list of all 2-letter words you can form for any of your favorite word games.

List of 2-letter words

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2 letters (127 words)
OF​5
TO​2
IN​2
IS​2
ON​2
BY​7
IT​2
OR​2
BE​4
AT​2
AS​2
AN​2
WE​5
US​2
IF​5
MY​7
DO​3
NO​2
HE​5
UP​4
SO​2
AM​4
ME​4
RE​2
GO​3
DE​3
LA​2
AL​2
ID​3
ET​2
ST​2
EN​2
OH​5
AD​3
NY​5
OK​6
HI​5
PA​4
EL​2
MA​4
MM​6
ED​3
UN​2
MI​4
OS​2
EX​9
PO​4
DI​3
AR​2
MO​4
DA​3
EM​4
NE​2
ES​2
CH​7
OP​4
AB​4
HA​5
EA​2
KY​9
LO​2
UT​2
SI​2
AG​3
BA​4
EE​2
ER​2
LI​2
YA​5
TE​2
FE​5
AH​5
JA​9
BI​4
TA​2
GI​3
HO​5
SH​5
AE​2
PI​4
AI​2
PE​4
FY​8
EF​5
TI​2
OO​2
UM​4
YE​5
YO​5
FA​5
JO​9
OE​2
UR​2
NU​2
OU​2
XI​9
ZA​11
YU​5
OM​4
KA​6
EH​5
UH​5
BO​4
IO​2
MU​4
KO​6
AW​5
OB​4
HM​7
OD​3
KI​6
EW​5
AX​9
UG​3
GU​3
AY​5
WO​5
OI​2
OW​5
OX​9
XU​9
QI​11
OY​5
ZE​11
ZO​11
AA​2
NA​2

In Scrabble, the average 2-letter word is worth 4.1 points, with the most valuable words being QI, ZA, ZE, and ZO, all 4 worth 11 points. 45 out of 127 words with 5 letters are worth only 2 points.

Most common letters in 2-letter words

  • 33 words with 2 letters contain the word O, around 25.98% of them. This makes the letter O the most common letter in 2-letter words.
  • The letter A, the second most common letter, is found in 30 words with 2 letters. 23.62% of 2-letter words have the letter A.
  • 20.47% of 2-letter words have the letter E, making it the third most common letter in words with 2 letters.
  • 96% of 2-letter words contain at least one of the vowels.
  • Exactly half of the letters in words with 2 letters are vowels.
  • The letter V doesn’t appear in any of the 2-letter words, the only letter left out from this group of words.
Letter2-letter words containingLetter frequency in 2-letter words2-letter words containing (%)Letter frequency in 2-letter words (%)
O333425.98%13.39%
A303123.62%12.20%
E262820.47%11.02%
I192014.96%7.87%
U141411.02%5.51%
M11138.66%5.12%
H10117.87%4.33%
N9107.09%3.94%
Y9117.09%4.33%
S896.30%3.54%
T896.30%3.54%
B775.51%2.76%
D785.51%3.15%
F664.72%2.36%
P664.72%2.36%
K553.94%1.97%
G453.15%1.97%
L453.15%1.97%
R453.15%1.97%
W453.15%1.97%
X453.15%1.97%
Z332.36%1.18%
J221.57%0.79%
C110.79%0.39%
Q110.79%0.39%
V000.00%0.00%

Most common starting and ending letters in 2-letter words

  • 13.39% of the 2-letter words start with the letter O, making it the most common starting letter in 2-letter words.
  • 12.60% of words with 2 letters, 16 of them, start with the letter A.
  • 47% of the starting letters in 2-letter words are vowels.
  • The letter O is also the most common ending letter in 2-letter words, as 17 words end in this letter. 
  • It is followed by A and E with 15 words, and I with 14 words ending in this letter.
  • Almost 53% of all 2-letter words end with one of the vowels. 
  • Neither of the 2-letter words end with Z, J, C, Q, or V.
LetterStart withEnd withStart with (%)End with (%)
O171713.39%13.39%
A161512.60%11.81%
E131510.24%11.81%
I6144.72%11.02%
Y473.15%5.51%
U866.30%4.72%
M765.51%4.72%
H563.94%4.72%
N553.94%3.94%
S453.15%3.94%
T453.15%3.94%
D443.15%3.15%
R140.79%3.15%
F332.36%2.36%
W231.57%2.36%
X231.57%2.36%
B523.94%1.57%
P423.15%1.57%
G322.36%1.57%
L322.36%1.57%
K413.15%0.79%
Z302.36%0.00%
J201.57%0.00%
C100.79%0.00%
Q100.79%0.00%
V000.00%0.00%

Most common 2-letter words

Even though there are only 174 words with 2 letters in the English language, which accounts for less than 0.06% of all English words, some of them are among the most frequently used words in everyday communication and writing:

  • As a group, 2-letter words account for more than 15.26% of all words used in everyday communication.
  • The word BE is the most frequently used 2-letter word, which accounts for more than 3% of all everyday-used words.
  • The adposition OF is the second most common word with 2 letters, accounting for 2.59% of all words used during the day.
  • TO is the third most common 2-letter word used in the English language, accounting for 2.23% of all words.
WordTypeFrequency
BEAuxiliary verb3.09%
OFAdposition2.59%
TOParticle2.23%
INAdposition1.80%
ITPronoun0.65%
ONAdposition0.62%
ASAdposition0.59%
HEPronoun0.44%
BYAdposition0.43%
ATAdposition0.40%

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