355 Best Palindromes in English – Funny, Longest, Places

palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward.

We have created a big list of palindromes and divided them into several categories such as words, sentences, funny, longest, names, places, songs, and more. Enjoy!

Funny Palindromes

  1. A nut for a jar of tuna.
  2. A Santa dog lived as a devil god at NASA.
  3. As I pee sir, I see Pisa!
  4. Borrow or rob?
  5. Dammit, I’m mad!
  6. Dennis and Edna sinned.
  7. Do geese see God?
  8. Doc, note, I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
  9. Emil peed deep lime.
  10. Eva, can I see bees in a cave?
  11. Evar, go to grave.
  12. Evil rats on no star live.
  13. Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog.
  14. Golf? No sir, prefer prison flog.
  15. Madam, in Eden, I’m Adam.
  16. Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.
  17. Murder for a jar of red rum.
  18. Never odd or even.
  19. No lemon, no melon!
  20. No pet so tragic as a cigar to step on.
  21. No sir! Away! A papaya war is on.
  22. Nurse, I spy gypsies, run!as it a bar or a bat I saw?
  23. Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
  24. Rats live on no evil star.
  25. Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas!
  26. Stressed desserts
  27. Taco cat
  28. Ten animals I slam in a net.
  29. UFO tofu
  30. Was it Eliot’s toilet I saw?
  31. Aibohphobia – a joke word meaning “fear of palindromes
  32. Ailihphilia – love of palindromes

Palindrome Words

Here are some palindrome examples (there are much more palindrome words, we have chosen the best ones):

  1. Aha
  2. Civic
  3. Dad
  4. Deed
  5. Deleveled
  6. Deified
  7. Deked
  8. DVD
  9. Esse
  10. Eye
  11. Gag
  12. Kayak
  13. Kazak
  14. Lemel
  15. Level
  16. LOL
  17. Madam
  18. Minim
  19. Mom
  20. Murdrum
  1. Non
  2. Noon
  3. Peep
  4. Poop
  5. Pop
  6. Racecar
  7. Radar
  8. Redder
  9. Refer
  10. Repaper
  11. Rotator
  12. Rotavator
  13. Rotor
  14. Sagas
  15. Solos
  16. Stats
  17. Tenet
  18. Testset
  19. Wow
  20. Yay
Palindrome examples
Historical palindrome (Photo by M Disdero, licence)

Palindrome Sentences

List of the best palindrome sentences:

  1. A dog! A panic in a pagoda.
  2. A lot not new I saw as I went on to L.A.
  3. A man, a plan, a canal – Panama
  4. A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena.
  5. A Toyota. Race fast, safe car. A Toyota.
  6. Able was I ere I saw Elba
  7. Amore, Roma.
  8. Animal loots foliated detail of stool lamina.
  9. Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna
  10. Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
  11. Barge in! Relate mere war of 1991 for a were-metal Ernie grab!
  12. Bird rib.
  13. Bombard a drab mob.
  14. But sad Eva saved a stub.
  15. Campus Motto: Bottoms up, Mac!
  16. Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
  17. Dennis sinned.
  18. Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did?
  19. Do nine men interpret? “Nine men,” I nod.
  20. Dog, as a devil deified, lived as a god.
  1. Dogma? I am God.
  2. Don’t nod.
  3. Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
  4. Draw, o coward!
  5. Drawer as a reward.
  6. Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside.
  7. Emil saw a slime.
  8. Eva can ignite virtuosos out riveting in a cave.
  9. Eva, can I see bees in a cave?
  10. Evade me, Dave.
  11. Evil, I did dwell, lewd did I live.
  12. Flee to me, remote elf.
  13. Gateman sees name, garageman sees name tag.
  14. Geronimo, no minor ego.
  15. Gert, I saw Ron avoid a radio-van, or was it Reg?
  16. Go deliver a dare, vile dog!
  17. God save Eva’s dog.
  18. God! A red nugget! A fat egg under a dog!
  19. I did, did I?
  20. If I had a Hi-Fi.
  1. Kayak salad, Alaska yak.
  2. Let O’Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel.
  3. Live on time, emit no evil.
  4. Ma is as selfless as I am.
  5. Madam, I’m Adam
  6. Marge lets Norah see Sharon’s telegram.
  7. May a moody baby doom a yam?
  8. Meet animals; laminate ’em.
  9. Must sell at tallest sum
  10. Name now one man.
  11. Naomi, did I moan?
  12. Never odd or even
  13. Niagara, O roar again.
  14. No “x” in “Nixon”.
  15. No cab, no tuna nut on bacon.
  16. No devil lived on.
  17. No sir — away! A papaya war is on.
  18. No trace; not one carton.
  19. No, I met System Ion.
  20. No, it can, as it is, it is a war. Raw as it is, it is an action.
  21. No, it is open on one position.
  1. No, it is opposed, art sees trade’s opposition
  2. No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention.
  3. No, Mel Gibson is a casino’s big lemon.
  4. No, sir, prefer prison.
  5. Now I see bees, I won.
  6. Now’s evil for evil? Ah, a liver of lives won.
  7. On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast pure evil; a fire volcano.
  8. Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo.
  9. Race fast, safe car.
  10. Red rum, sir, is murder
  11. Rise to vote, sir.
  12. Saw tide rose? So red it was.
  13. Sir, I demand, I am a maid named Iris.
  14. So many dynamos.
  15. Some men interpret nine memos.
  16. Stab nail at ill Italian bats.
  17. Star comedy by Democrats.
  18. Stella won no wallets.
  19. Step on no pets!
  20. Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus.
  21. Ten animals I slam in a net.
  22. Too bad I hid a boot
  23. Too hot to hoot
  24. 0We panic in a pew.
  25. Won’t lovers revolt now?
  26. Won’t I panic in a pit now?

Longest Palindromes

  • The longest palindromic word in the Oxford English Dictionary – “tattarrattat“.
  • World’s longest palindromic word in everyday use – Finnish 19-letter word saippuakivikauppias (a soapstone vendor). [source]
  1. Are we not pure? “No, sir!” Panama’s moody Noriega brags. “It is garbage!” Irony dooms a man—a prisoner up to new era.
  2. Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
  3. Naomi, Gianna, Ed, Nall, Robert, Allen, Red, Hon, Evan, Eden, Mel, Lola, Alol, Lemned, Enave, Noh, Der, Nella, Trebor, Llan, De, Anna, Ig & I moan.
  4. Marge, let dam dogs in. Am on satire! Vow I am Cain. Am on spot. Am a Jap sniper. Red, raw murder on GI. Ignore drum. (Warder repins pajama tops.) No maniac, Ma! Iwo veritas: no man is God – Mad telegram.
  5. Do good? I? No. Evil anon I deliver. I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I. Lo! Rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, O God.
  6. Name no side in Eden, I’m mad! A maid I am, Adam mine; denied is one man.
  7. A list of naughty people:

Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, Jo, Ira, Mara, Sara, Mario, Jan, Ina, Lily, Arne, Bette, Dan, Reba, Diane, Lynn, Ed, Eva, Dana, Lynne, Pearl, Isabel, Ada, Ned, Dee, Rena, Joel, Lora, Cecil, Aaron, Flora, Tina, Arden, Noel, and Ellen sinned.

Palindromic Novels and Poem

There are two English palindromic novels (imagine editing such a book!): 

  1. Satire: Veritas – David Stephens
  2. Dr Awkward & Olson in Oslo – Lawrence Levine

Palindromic poem (224-word long):

  1. Dammit I’m Mad – Demetri Martin

Palindromic Songs

  1. Bob – Weird Al” Yankovic
  2. I Palindrome I – They Might Be Giants
  3. Symphony No. 47 – Joseph Haydn

Palindrome Names

Given names

  1. Abeba
  2. Ada
  3. Ama
  4. Anna
  5. Anna-Susanna
  6. Anona
  7. Ardra
  8. Ava
  9. Aviva
  10. Azza
  11. Bob
  12. Davad
  13. Ece
  14. Efe
  15. Ekke
  16. Elle
  17. Eve
  18. Gereg
  19. Habibah
  20. Halah
  21. Hannah
  1. Hayah
  2. Ireri
  3. Izzi
  4. Kerek
  5. Layal
  6. Lil
  7. Maham
  8. Nan
  9. Natan
  10. Nin
  11. Nirin
  12. Nolon
  13. Odo
  14. Okko
  15. Otto
  16. Pip
  17. Reinier
  18. Rigir
  19. Rykyr
  20. Silis
  21. Yanay

Famous palindrome names

  1. ABBA – famous pop band
  2. Lon Nol – former prime Minister of Cambodia
  3. Nisio Isin – Japanese novelist
  4. Anuta Catuna – Romanian athlete
  5. Robert Trebor – actor
  6. Ola Salo – rock-vocalist
  7. Revilo P. Oliver – philologist
  8. Sara Baras – flamenco dancer
  9. Mike Kim – US-Korean author
  10. Leon Noel – France’s ambassador to Poland
  11. Mark Kram – sportswriter
  12. Nell Allen – artist
  13. Stanley Yelnats – the protagonist in the novel Holes by Louis Sachar

Palindrome Places

  1. Abiriba, Nigeria
  2. Acaiaca, Brazil
  3. Aka Aka, New Zealand
  4. Akasaka, Japan (Tokyo)
  5. Alavala, Andhra Pradesh, India
  6. Aramara, Australia
  7. Ateleta, Italy (L’Aquila)
  8. Aworowa, Ghana
  9. Burggrub, Germany
  10. Callac, Brittany, France
  11. Ebenebe, Anambra, Nigeria
  12. Eleele, Hawaii, United States
  13. Etsaste, Estonia
  14. Glenelg, Highland, Scotland
  15. Haddah, Yemen
  16. Hallah, Yemen
  17. Hammah, Lower Saxony, Germany
  18. Heddeh, Khuzestan, Iran
  19. Idappadi, Tamil Nadu, India
  20. Ikazaki, Ehime, Japan
  21. Itamati, Odisha, India
  22. Kanakanak, Alaska, United States
  23. Killik, Antalya, Turkey
  24. Kinikinik, Alberta, Canada
  25. Kinikinik, Colorado, United States
  1. Lal Lal, Victoria, Australia
  2. Margram, West Bengal, India
  3. Mussum, Bocholt, Germany
  4. Neuquén, Argentina
  5. Noagaon, Bangladesh
  6. Notton, West Yorkshire, England
  7. Okonoko, West Virginia, United States
  8. Oktahatko, Florida, United States
  9. Paraparap, Victoria, Australia
  10. Planalp, Switzerland
  11. Qaanaaq, Greenland
  12. Renner, South Dakota, United States
  13. Sarras, Ardèche, France
  14. Selles, Eure, France
  15. Semmes, Alabama, United States
  16. Sennes, South Tyrol, Italy
  17. Senones, Vosges, France
  18. Serres, Macedonia, Greece
  19. Staats, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  20. Tabbat, Urmia, West Azerbaijan, Iran
  21. Tommot, Sakha Republic, Russia
  22. Ubulubu, Delta State, Nigeria
  23. Wassamassaw, South Carolina, United States
  24. Woddow, Germany
  25. Yessey, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
  26. Yreka Bakery, Yreka, California, United States

Palindromes Symmetric by Words

  1. You can cage a swallow, can’t you, but you can’t swallow a cage, can you?
  2. Fall leaves as soon as leaves fall.
  3. King, are you glad you are king?
  4. So patient a nurse to nurse a patient so.
  5. First ladies rule the state, and state the rule: “Ladies First!”
  6. Do I, like, look like I do?
  7. Sorry, I am very awkward. Very am I sorry.
  8. Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

Other Interesting Palindromes

Palindrome Dates

Dates, which are palindromes in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format are very rare.

  • The last such date was on February 2, 2020 – 02/02/2020.
  • The previous such date was 909 years ago on 11/11/1111.
  • The next such date will occur on 12/12/2121.

Palindrome Number

The famous Charles Bridge in Prague was built on palindromic number on July 9, 1357 at 5:31 am. (1357/9/7 5:31)


Semordnilap is palindrome spelled backwards. Here are some examples:

  1. Alucard (son of Dracula) – Dracula
  2. Daraf (unit of elastance) – Farad
  3. Mho (unit of electrical conductance) – Ohm

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