Who Knew the Urban Dictionary Was Such an Excellent Source of Baby Name Definitions?Carolyn Castiglia
Who doesn’t love the Urban Dictionary? Filled with gross, vulgar and creative slang words and phrases, the Urban Dictionary is hilarious. The site boasts that it has collected 5,843,369 user-generated terms and definitions since 1999, making it probably the most exhaustive collection of colloquialisms known to man.
I’ve consulted the Urban Dictionary on several occasions when I needed a laugh, but one thing I never noticed about the site is that it’s an excellent source of baby name meanings. I’m not talking simple, polite definitions like “Carolyn means free-man.” (Eww, does it really?) No, Urban Dictionary baby name definitions offer more intense name analysis and detail perceived personality traits that go along with a name. For example, they define Carolyn as:
A girl (or guy, but trust me, they’re pretty rare) who is very funny, caring, extremely intelligent, talented, and not to mention absolutely beautiful.
In short, she is just perfect.
A Carolyn will get along with nearly anyone and always knows what to say to cheer you up. She is a great friend and would never ever betray you. She would care for you no matter what.
The name Carolyn translates to “song of happiness” (from the word “Carol”.) It is also commonly confused with the name Caroline. A Carolyn is the kind of girl who, once you meet her, she will always be in your heart.
Let’s be real – that definition is totally on point. (I swear to God I didn’t write it.) Come on, have you ever met a nasty Carolyn? No way! I looked up my daughter’s name on UD, and I’m gonna say they’re two for two in acing these definitions. When I chose my daughter’s name, Adriana, I knew she’d end up being beautiful. You can’t have such a beautiful name with so many vowels and not be a beautiful girl! The definitions of Adriana offered by the Urban Dictionary affirm that’s a common perception:
1. hott and sexin badly. she got it goin on baby
2. a beautiful, gorgeous, funny, shy, crazy, girl.
3. A sexy, classy smart girl who has a love for life and sex. She will be your best friend, a ride or die kind of girl…But beware she could be your worst enemy if you burn her, shes crazy absolutely funny and incredible. Its impossible not to love her or want her, she is a constant flirt and have an irrestible sexuality.
Alright, not that I want anyone to think of my 5-year-old as someone who has “got it goin on,” but I take your meaning, sir. Adriana is the shiznit!
So, is your child’s name listed in the Urban Dictionary? If you’re expecting and are torn between a few different name choices, definitely plug them in to the ol’ UD and see what you come up with! That way you can feel confident your child’s name has street-level approval.
For more meanings, consult Babble’s Baby Names Channel!