Anagram Hall of Fame

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This is a collection of 1000 famous and historic anagrams. These classic anagrams are drawn from a variety of sources, including a number of books listed on the Anagrammy Resources Page. Many date from the 19th century and the early 20th century.

The Hall of Fame also includes some Anagrammy rediscoveries, but does not cover any anagrams first discovered here.

We have tried, as far as possible, to ensure the that author's name or pseudonym accompanies the anagram. Some are, as yet, unattributed and authors' names will be added as they are identified.

Following our usual protocol, the subject text is on first line, the anagram on the second line, and the author, journal/book and the year of discovery/publication are on the next line. Where the subject is a person's name, it is listed by surname.

Symbols used:
= normal anagram
~ subject and anagram together form a phrase or sentence
‡ subject and anagram have opposite meanings (known as an "antigram")

Alphabetical Index of Subjects

  A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J-K   L   M   N   O   P   Q-R   S   T   U   V   W   X-Y-Z  

Abbreviations used in the Hall of Fame

  • AG = Anagram Genius
  • AP = The Ardmore Puzzler
  • B&O = Baltimore & Ohio Magazine
  • C = Complications (aka Inter-Ocean)
  • F-SP = The Four-Star Puzzler
  • GD = Golden Days
  • NT = The National Tribune
  • NP = The Newark Puzzler
  • TE = The Enigma (National Puzzler's League)
  • TEE = The Eastern Enigma
  • WW = Word Ways


  1. Tony Augarde, Oxford Guide to Word Games, Oxford University Press, 2003.
  2. Howard W. Bergerson, Palindromes and Anagrams, Dover Publishing, 1973
  3. Michael Curl, The Anagram Dictionary, Robert Hale, London, 1996.
  4. O.V. Michaelsen, Words at Play, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., New York, 1997.
  5. William Tunstall-Pedoe & Donald L. Holmes, Anagram Genius, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1995.

More details about these books, including how to purchase them, can be found here

Updated: May 10, 2016


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