5 Letter Words Starting With These Letters

There are nearly 13,000 words with five letters in the English language, 2,309 of which are regarded as potential Wordle solutions. Considering the vastness of choices, the name of the game is to narrow the list down to one word. If you have already managed to guess the starting letter, first 2 letters, or even the first 3 letters of your daily Wordle puzzle, this page is perfect for you. Here, you can find all 5 letter words grouped by the starting letter/letter combo that will help you solve that daily puzzle in no time.

If you managed to guess the last letter in today’s Wordle, check out our list of 5 letter words that end in a specific letter/letter combo to get some inspiration. Also, if your guessed letter is on the correct spot in the second, third, or fourth position, visit our page on 5 letter words that contain specific letter/group of letters. (LINKS)

Group
5 letter words starting with A
5 letter words starting with B
5 letter words starting with C
5 letter words starting with D
5 letter words starting with E
5 letter words starting with F
5 letter words starting with G
5 letter words starting with H
5 letter words starting with I
5 letter words starting with J
5 letter words starting with K
5 letter words starting with L
5 letter words starting with M
5 letter words starting with N
5 letter words starting with O
5 letter words starting with P
5 letter words starting with Q
5 letter words starting with R
5 letter words starting with S
5 letter words starting with T
5 letter words starting with U
5 letter words starting with V
5 letter words starting with W
5 letter words starting with X
5 letter words starting with Y
5 letter words starting with Z

How many 5 letter words and Wordle words start with each letter?

Whether you want to strategize your next guess in Wordle or any other word game, when it comes to 5 letter words, choosing a word that starts with S is the safest choice. 12.06% of all 5 letter words and 15.81% of all Wordle words start with the letter S, making it by far the most common starting letter in this group.

You should also try with words that start with C, B, T, P, and A. These letters, along with S, account for over 50% of all starting letters in Wordle words. On the other hand, avoid words that start with K, J, Y, Z, or X, because less than 1% of all Wordle words start with these letters.

GroupNumber of wordsShare of wordsWordle wordsShare of Wordle words
5 letter words starting with A7375.67%1406.06%
5 letter words starting with B9097.00%1737.49%
5 letter words starting with C9237.11%1988.58%
5 letter words starting with D6855.27%1114.81%
5 letter words starting with E3042.34%723.12%
5 letter words starting with F5984.60%1355.85%
5 letter words starting with G6394.92%1154.98%
5 letter words starting with H4913.78%692.99%
5 letter words starting with I1651.27%341.47%
5 letter words starting with J2021.56%200.87%
5 letter words starting with K3762.90%200.87%
5 letter words starting with L5784.45%873.77%
5 letter words starting with M6935.34%1074.63%
5 letter words starting with N3262.51%371.60%
5 letter words starting with O2632.03%411.78%
5 letter words starting with P8616.63%1416.11%
5 letter words starting with Q780.60%231.00%
5 letter words starting with R6314.86%1054.55%
5 letter words starting with S156612.06%36515.81%
5 letter words starting with T8166.28%1496.45%
5 letter words starting with U1891.46%331.43%
5 letter words starting with V2421.86%431.86%
5 letter words starting with W4133.18%823.55%
5 letter words starting with X160.12%
5 letter words starting with Y1811.39%60.26%
5 letter words starting with Z1050.81%30.13%

63 out of 365 Wordle words that start with S also contain double letters. This is important to know as words with double letters are not among the top choices of players, and very often, they fail to complete the Wordle puzzle if a word contains a double letter. For this reason, we prepared a special page dedicated just to words with double letters; feel free to explore it and get some ideas for future moves. (LINK).

How many Scrabble and WWF points can you get from words starting with each letter?

If you play one of the 105 words with 5 letters that start with Z, you can expect 16.8 points in Scrabble, on average. Words starting with Z are the most valuable Scrabble words when it comes to starting combinations, followed by 5 letter words starting with Q (15.8 points on average), words starting with X (14.9), and words starting with J (14.6). There are 401 words that fall into one of these groups, so consider memorizing as many as possible. Our pages will take care of the rest.

In the following table you can see the average number of Scrabble points you can earn by playing 5 letter word starting with each letter:

GroupAverage pointsValue per letter
5 letter words starting with Z16.83.37
5 letter words starting with Q15.83.15
5 letter words starting with X14.92.98
5 letter words starting with J14.62.93
5 letter words starting with K11.52.31
5 letter words starting with W11.02.21
5 letter words starting with Y11.02.20
5 letter words starting with H11.02.19
5 letter words starting with F10.52.09
5 letter words starting with C9.91.97
5 letter words starting with V9.81.95
5 letter words starting with B9.51.91
5 letter words starting with M9.51.89
5 letter words starting with P9.51.89
5 letter words starting with D8.71.75
5 letter words starting with G8.61.71
5 letter words starting with E8.41.68
5 letter words starting with S8.21.63
5 letter words starting with O8.11.63
5 letter words starting with A8.01.61
5 letter words starting with T7.91.58
5 letter words starting with I7.81.56
5 letter words starting with N7.81.56
5 letter words starting with L7.71.55
5 letter words starting with U7.61.53
5 letter words starting with R7.61.52