Phonetic Alphabet Tables

Useful for spelling words and names over the phone. I printed this page, cut out the table containing the NATO phonetic alphabet (below), and taped it to the side of my computer monitor when I was a call center help desk technician.

An alternate version, Western Union's phonetic alphabet, is presented in case the NATO version sounds too militaristic to you.

I was inspired to recreate this page and post it online when I overheard a co-worker say "L, as in Log" over the phone.

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Letterphonetic letter
AAlpha
BBravo
CCharlie
DDelta
EEcho
FFoxtrot
GGolf
HHotel
IIndia
JJuliet
KKilo
LLima
MMike
NNovember
OOscar
PPapa
QQuebec
RRomeo
SSierra
TTango
UUniform
VVictor
WWhiskey
XX-ray
YYankee
ZZulu

Western Union Phonetic Alphabet

Letterphonetic letter
AAdams
BBoston
CChicago
DDenver
EEasy
FFrank
GGeorge
HHenry
IIda
JJohn
KKing
LLincoln
MMary
NNew York
OOcean
PPeter
QQueen
RRoger
SSugar
TThomas
UUnion
VVictor
WWilliam
XX-ray
YYoung
ZZero

Make Your Own

Think you can improve upon the above? Try the new My Phonetic Alphabet tool.

Phonetic Alphabet Conversion Utility NATO Western Union Phonetic-to-Normal

Reference: Phonetic Alphabets