244 Title Ideas for Your Yearbook (and Tips for Writing Your Own)

10-30-2015_yearbook title ideas

People put a lot of thought into naming their children (and even their pets). Well, this yearbook is your baby, so you want to give it a name that lives up to its content. We’ve put together some tips for how to get the brain juices flowing when it comes to choosing your title, and also some great title ideas we’ve come across this year.

Set Some Guardrails

The number of yearbook title ideas rivals the number of fish in the sea, so it helps to narrow your sights before you cast the net. One thing that helps is to pull the yearbooks from the last five years and take note of their titles.

You should also decide on the tone. Some like yearbook titles to be inspirational, while others like to provide a nod to the overall theme. And for some, being straightforward works best. Regardless, it’s helpful to set the scene in your mind so you can measure your options against your expectations.

Different Approaches to Yearbook Titles

There are a few different routes to take when pursuing a title:

  • Tie it to your School. You can use the school’s name, colors, mascot, or location as a jumping off point.
  • Time-Specific Title. Make a reference to this current point in time, by calling out the year, referencing a sign of the times like sustainability or social media, or by using a current song lyric or movie quote.
  • Timeless Titles. These ideas capture the overall intention of a yearbook by speaking to nostalgia, memories, and the passage of time.
  • Use your Theme. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and your theme and title will be one and the same, but most often you’ll have to do some minor adjustments, using the theme as inspiration.

Whether you build on your school’s spirit or pay tribute to the collection of memories within, your yearbook’s title should capture the essence of your book and give the reader a sense of the journey to come. Select a few ideas and try them on for size. Share them with your committee and gather some feedback. After you let them marinate, you’ll find that one perfect idea, and it will practically jump onto the cover itself.

Yearbook Title Ideas

Interested in a few examples? We’ve compiled several options from the types of covers mentioned above. Feel free to poke around, and take whatever inspiration this list offers.

School-Inspired: Mascots

  •  The Year of the {School Mascot}
  • The Shine of the {School Mascot}
  • From the {School Mascot}’s Den
  • The Eye of the {School Mascot}
  • This is {School Mascot}Country
  • {School Mascot} Territory
  • {School Mascot} Pride
  • In Our Hearts | On Our Sleeves
  • Peace Love & {School Mascot}
  • Keep Calm & {School Mascot} On

School-Inspired: Colors

  • {School Color} Memories
  • Seasons of {School Color}
  • Seeing {School Color}
  • A Splash Of {School Color}
  • Better In {School Color}
  • In Color
  • Color Commentary
  • Showing Our True Colors
  • Showing Off Our Colors
  • {School Name} In Color
  • Life In {School Color}
  • These Colors Don’t Run
  • More Colorful Together
  • In Living Color

School-Inspired: Location

  • From the Heart of the Rockies
  • From the Desk of {School Name}
  • {School Name} Presents…
  • United States of {School Name}
  • {School Name} Is Buzzing
  • If These Walls Could Talk
  • The Writing On The Wall
  • Inside {School Name}

Time-Specific: The Year

  • 2016 Voices
  • We Are #2016
  • 20/16 Vision
  • The Stars of 2016
  • Reward: 2016
  • Rocking 2016

Time-Specific: Pop Culture

  • The Pensieve
  • Snapped
  • Blank Space
  • 100% Home-Grown, Farm-Fresh {School Name} Memories
  • See You Again
  • The {School Mascot}: Age of {School Name}
  • Reduce, Reuse, Remember
  • #No Filter
  • Picture This
  • Instant Reply
  • Filtered
  • Catching Fire
  • 2015-2016: A Lot To Like

Evergreen: Nostalgia

  • Encore
  • No Place Like Home
  • Total Recall
  • Sand Through the Hourglass
  • Good Times
  • Wouldn’t Change a Thing
  • Wrapped Up
  • Old Stories
  • A Time To Remember
  • As Time Goes By
  • A Picture In Time
  • A Year In Review
  • Reflections
  • Sands Of Time
  • A Point Of View
  • A Look Back
  • Always and Forever
  • Anthology

Evergreen: In the Moment

  • It’s Our Time
  • Viva la Vida
  • Time of Our Lives
  • Perspectives
  • Meanwhile
  • More Than Words
  • Side by Side, Hand in Hand
  • Nothing But the Truth
  • Scratching the Surface
  • Our Year
  • Highlights
  • Living The Dream
  • This Is It
  • Profiles
  • A Closer Look

Evergreen: The Future

  • A Future So Bright
  • New Traditions
  • A New Day
  • Bright Futures
  • Finding Our Way
  • New Takes | Old Traditions
  • Unlocking The Future
  • Endless Memories
  • Into The Future
  • The Road to Tomorrow
  • Make Your Mark
  • Chapter Infinity
  • Gateway
  • No Turning Back
  • Take a Chance
  • The Best is Yet To Come

Theme-Related: Showbiz

  • Welcome To The Show
  • Under The Big Top
  • The Main Event
  • In Lights
  • Headliners
  • Bright Lights
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Action!
  • Showstoppers
  • A Fresh Take
  • All Stars
  • Stars of {School Name}

Theme-Related: Social Media

  • Leaving Our Mark on the World
  • [Year] Notifications
  • Follow Us
  • Shareworthy
  • For the Likes
  • #NoFilter

Theme-Related: Documentary

  • Write It Down
  • For All To See
  • A Blank Slate
  • The Whole Picture
  • Our Story To Tell
  • Put It In Ink
  • Not Just Another Year
  • Take Note
  • A Year In Pictures
  • Words Aren’t Enough
  • A Look Inside
  • A Story All Our Own
  • Quoted
  • (Re)Writing History
  • Another Chapter
  • Newsworthy
  • Headlines
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Memories: Delivered
  • Noted
  • Pass It On

Theme-Related: Technology

  • A Bright Idea
  • Keyed Up
  • Wired For Success
  • Pushing Buttons
  • Always On
  • Press Play
  • Plugged In
  • What Makes Us Tick

Theme-Related: Nature

  • Rising & Shining
  • Where The Grass Is Greener
  • Life’s A Beach
  • Riding The Wave
  • On The Vine
  • In Bloom
  • Roots
  • Planting A Seed
  • Watching {School Name} Grow
  • Out of Our Shells
  • In a Nutshell
  • What’s the Buzz?

Theme-Related: Journeys

  • The Road Less Traveled
  • Off The Beaten Path
  • Over The Hills & …
  • {School Name} Marks The Spot
  • In Flight
  • Expanding Our Horizons
  • New Views
  • Out Of This World
  • Unchartered Territories
  • Horizons
  • Setting Sail
  • The Sky’s The Limit
  • Going Places
  • Have Education Will Travel
  • Beyond The Shore
  • A Bigger World
  • Headed In The Right Direction
  • Onward & Upward

Theme-Related: Adventure

  • Amazing Adventures
  • Tall Tales
  • A Wild Year
  • {School Name}’s Safari
  • The Sights We’ve Seen
  • The Amazing Adventures Of 2016
  • Super {School Mascot}
  • The Incredible Story Of {School Name}
  • Oh, the Places We’ve Been!
  • {School Name} Superheroes
  • Our Heroes

Theme-Related: Inspirational

  • Better Than Ever
  • Naturally Awesome
  • Loud & Proud
  • Dream It | Do It
  • Shooting For The Stars
  • Be Happy
  • What A Wonderful World
  • How Sweet It Is

Theme-Related: Success

  • Whatever It Takes
  • Tricks Of The Trade
  • Pulling It All Together
  • It’s How You Play
  • A Whole New Game
  • A Streak of Good Luck
  • Wired For Success
  • Coming Up Aces

Theme-Related: Building

  • Blueprints for the future
  • A Year of Building
  • Building Towards the Future
  • Planning Ahead
  • Future Plans
  • Blueprints for Life
  • Blueprints
  • Just Like We Drew It Up
  • Dreaming Big
  • Towering Memories
  • Skylines

Theme-Related: Individuality

  • Express Yourself
  • Expressing Ourselves
  • Individuals Together
  • Just Like This
  • Formalities Aside

Theme-Related: Community

  • It Takes All Of Us
  • How We’ve Grown
  • Coming Together
  • Putting It All Together
  • Pieces Of The Whole
  • Parts Of A Whole
  • Done Our Way
  • What Makes Us
  • Who We Are

Theme-Related: Creativity

  • Hand-Drawn
  • Breaking The Mold
  • Drawing It Out
  • An Artful Year
  • Painting A Picture
  • A Colorful Take
  • Paint The Town
  • Strokes of Genius
  • A Picture Of Success
  • The Fabric of Our Year
  • Tightly Knit
  • Painting Memories
  • Focus
  • A Different Perspective
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