How To Sign Your Name In Cursive For Free (2024)

Learn how to sign your name in cursive online. Create electronic signatures written in cursive, for free.
How To Sign Your Name In Cursive For Free (2024)
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December 29, 2023
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You're probably here because you want to create an online signature written in cursive, but you don't know where to start.

Fear not, we'll help you do it: by the end of this page, you'll actually leave with a signature written in cursive, as you can create yours on this very page.

Let's answer the #1 question that comes to mind on this subject.

Do I have to sign my name in cursive?

Shortly, no. You can write your name in cursive, but it isn't mandatory.

More on this topic: We've actually written a detailed guide on cursive signatures that you can go and read before jumping into creating a cursive signature.

For now, let's get back to making cursive signatures.

How to sign your name in cursive (for free)

  1. Open our cursive signature generator (added below);
  2. Make your signature: draw or type it;
  3. Download the cursive signature and use it further.

With SignHouse, there are two different ways you can create a cursive signature from scratch with our online signature maker: drawing and using text.

Tip: Drawing your signature is the easiest way to make a cursive signature, as you can easily draw all of the lines and get the right shapes.

How to write online signature in cursive for free

With the typed signature generator, you can use handwriting fonts to make your signature in cursive by typing your name with your favourite font.

Choose the best method for your preference!

How do you write in cursive style?

Writing in cursive is the same as normal writing, but with these extra rules:

  1. Don't stop writing until you finished an entire word;
  2. Start and finish every letter on the line (entrance & exit stroke);
  3. Don't join capital letters.

That's right about everything you need to know on writing your electronic signature in cursive.

FAQs

Can a signature be your initials?

Yes, it absolutely could be! Why: your electronic signature is not defined by how it looks. It could even be a glyph.

Your signature's validity is given by other aspects, as explained in this article of ours:

  • As per the eSignature (2000) and UETA (2000) Acts passed by the US Government, alongside other requirements (explained in-depth by us here), one of them is this: “Attribution. The signature has to be uniquely identified to the signee and only linked to them”
  • Using an electronic signature software such as SignHouse automatically handles that, as such apps easily attribute signatures with identifiable details (e.g. account information, location, IP, etc)
  • Another requirement for a digital signature to be valid: “Retention. The documents must be stored for future reference, available to be viewed, reviewed, edited, etc. by both parties”
  • SignHouse takes care of this aspect as well.

So yes, your signature can be your initials!

Does a signature have to be your full name?

That could be the case too. Remember: your signature's validity is given by the following:

  • As per the eSignature (2000) and UETA (2000) Acts passed by the US Government, alongside other requirements (explained in-depth by us here), one of them is this: “Attribution. The signature has to be uniquely identified to the signee and only linked to them”
  • Using an electronic signature software such as SignHouse automatically handles that, as such apps easily attribute signatures with identifiable details (e.g. account information, location, IP, etc)
  • Another requirement for a digital signature to be valid: “Retention. The documents must be stored for future reference, available to be viewed, reviewed, edited, etc. by both parties”
  • SignHouse takes care of this aspect as well.

So whether your signature is your full name or not, it just has to be validated through an eSignature software. That's why, for instance, signatures created through Apple Notes, through your iPhone, are not legally recognized.

Feel free to read the full analysis of why your full name is not 100% required in a signature in this article.

Can I sign with a signature that's not cursive?

Signing with a non-cursive signature is ok! If we're talking about digital documents, the signature will be validated by identifiable details that are separate from how it looks — that is taken care of by an eSignature software such as SignHouse.

If we're talking about physical documents:

  • You could sign with a signature that's not in cursive
  • You'll likely not want to do that, as it could be replicated.
  • Our advice, however, is to stick to digital signatures! 

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