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A name given to a child by a parent who didn't know the traditional spelling (or chose to disregard it). For example, "Antwon" for "Antoine" or "Stefany" for "Stephanie." Most typically associated with the uneducated, but is also seen with new-agey types who decide thier kids should have a 'unique' name.

(can also be used as a verb, meaning to give a child such a name)
My dumbass cousin got knocked up at 15 and then ghetto-named her baby. She called it 'Syntheea,' because I guess she didn't know how to spell 'Cynthia.' What a ghetto name.
by PurpleNinjaGirl July 11, 2009

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An African-American sounding name like Shaniqua, Laquisha, Ebony, Latrelle, Malcolm, Jamal, Rashida, etc.

While many African-Americans with these names have succeeded, as long as racism] exists, people with ghetto names on their resumes will have an uphill battle.
Condoleeza is NOT a ghetto name (no matter how nasty she may scowl). Had she been named Dr. Laquisha Rice, the Bush crime family would have never even heard of her.
by mandingoe November 23, 2005

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Tanessa, no wonder you will never amount to anything, with a ghetto name like that.
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a stereotypical name used by mainly lower class black people.
That is such a ghetto name, you are going to seriously ruin their future.
by Tavontae December 02, 2010

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The name which you would most likely have if you were raised in a ghetto.
Ghetto name example: Shabootay Quee-Quee (Pron. Sha-boo-TAY Qwee-Qwee)
by FriendlyNeighbourhood May 09, 2010

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a female or male with a name that is hard to say SIKE a black person like me name in dar child wit balck niggas style
these are names of black people in dc no lie
denisinona kekolinqa shamrockila THESE ARE GHETTO NAMES
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Courtney.
by EsBee October 28, 2010

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