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So how did we come up with the trademarked word ANACTAGRAM?

an•a•gram [an-uh-gram]
…a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters: “angel” is an anagram of “glean.” 

Origin: 1580–90;  probably < Middle French "anagramme'" < Neo-Latin "anagramma"

ac•tor [ak-ter]
...a person who acts in stage plays, motion pictures, television broadcasts, etc. Commonly used for both actor and actress. 

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English  < Latin "āctor"

an•ACT•agram   [an-ak-ter-gram]
…a phrase formed by rearranging the letters of an actor’s name: “ET too creepy” is an anagram of “Peter Coyote” who was in the movie "ET".

Origin: 2011: American English < coined from “anagram” and “act” from actor/actress by Jacques Hopkins, creator and webmaster of this website.


There are over 11,000 actors and actresses for whom we have developed an•ACT•agrams, but our favorite to use as a prime example, not because it is particulary funny or droll, has to be the following, because it encapsulates exactly what this website and its multimedia derivatives are all about.

Merit Old Anagram is actress Margo Martindale, in Win Win (2011) with Paul Giamatti.