What is the shape of the sun? A circle or sphere? Not sure? Let us find out. Learn the names of various shapes in English in this article. Furthermore, you can explore more information about different shapes.

### Table of Contents

- List of 40+ Shape Names
- Explore More about Different Shapes
- Some Examples of Objects and Their Shapes
- Frequently Asked Questions on the Names of Shapes

### List of 40+ Shape Names

Triangle | Square | Cone | Cylinder |

Rectangle | Parallelogram | Equilateral Triangle | Right Angled Triangle |

Trapezium | Pentagon | Scalene Triangle | Pyramid |

Hexagon | Heptagon | Sphere | Heart |

Octagon | Nonagon | Isosceles Triangle | Semi Circle |

Decagon | Rhombus | Diamond | Star |

Cuboid | Cube | Oval | Circle |

Semicircle | Dodecagon | Tetradecagon | Hendecagon |

Tridecagon | Pentadecagon | Hexadecagon | Heptadecagon |

Octadecagon | Enneadecagon | Icosagon | Crescent |

Prism | Octahedron | Tetrahedron | Dodecahedron |

## Explore More about Different Shapes

Name of the Shape |
About It |

Triangle | A triangle is a three-sided polygon that has three vertices and three edges. There are three types of triangles depending upon the angles they form. |

Square | A square is a four-sided polygon that has four vertices and four edges. A square has four equal sides. |

Rectangle | A rectangle is a four-sided quadrilateral. Though it has four vertices and edges, all sides of the rectangle arenâ€™t the same. The opposite sides have equal lengths. |

Sphere | A sphere is a geometrical shape that is a three-dimensional analogue to a two-dimensional circle. |

Parallelogram | A parallelogram is a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides on opposite sides. The opposite angles of the parallelogram are also equal. |

Rhombus | A rhombus is a quadrilateral whose four sides have the same length. It has four vertices and four edges. |

Pentagon | â€˜Pentaâ€™ means five, and â€˜gonâ€™ means angle. So, a pentagon refers to a geometrical shape that has five sides, vertices and edges. |

Hexagon | â€˜Hexaâ€™ means six, and â€˜gonâ€™ means angle. So, a hexagon refers to a geometrical shape that has six sides, vertices and edges. |

Octagon | â€˜Octaâ€™ means eight, and â€˜gonâ€™ means angle. So, an octagon refers to a geometrical shape that has eight sides, vertices and edges. |

Decagon | â€˜Decaâ€™ means ten, and â€˜gonâ€™ means angle. So, a decagon refers to a geometrical shape that has ten sides, vertices and edges. |

## Some Examples of Objects and Their Shapes

Here are a few examples of objects and their shapes for your reference.

Name of the Object |
Shape of the Object |

Sun | Sphere |

Moon | Sphere |

Earth | Sphere |

Triangle (musical instrument) | Triangle |

Box | Cube/Cuboid |

Television screen | Rectangle |

Ring | Circle |

Jar | Cylinder |

Ice cream cone | Cone |

Birthday hat | Cone |

## Frequently Asked Questions on the Names of Shapes

Q1

### Name some shapes starting with the letter â€˜Sâ€™.

Some shapes starting with the letter â€˜Sâ€™ are Square, Semicircle, Scalene Triangle and Sphere.

Q2

### Name two shapes starting with the letter â€˜Râ€™.

Two shapes starting with the letter â€˜Râ€™ are Rhombus and Rectangle.