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Here's What These "Ghetto" Baby Names Actually Mean

Because "intelligent, logical" is the most ghetto thing ever, amirite?

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OK, let's first set the tone.

1. Aaliyah

Fun fact: R&B superstar Aaliyah signed her record contract at age 12.
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Fun fact: R&B superstar Aaliyah signed her record contract at age 12.

2. Aisha

Fun fact: Comedian, actress, and talk show host Aisha Tyler has over 50 credits to her name.
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Fun fact: Comedian, actress, and talk show host Aisha Tyler has over 50 credits to her name.

3. Akilah

Fun Fact: In 2006, KeKe Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, and Angela Bassett starred in Akeelah and the Bee, a film about a young girl being coached for the National Spelling Bee.
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Fun Fact: In 2006, KeKe Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, and Angela Bassett starred in Akeelah and the Bee, a film about a young girl being coached for the National Spelling Bee.

4. Amani

Fun Fact: Former football player Amani Toomer played with the New York Giants for 13 seasons, including their 2007 Super Bowl title.
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Fun Fact: Former football player Amani Toomer played with the New York Giants for 13 seasons, including their 2007 Super Bowl title.

5. Amir

Fun Fact: In 2004, boxer Amir Khan became the youngest Brit to win a medal at the Olympic games. He was 17 when he won silver.
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Fun Fact: In 2004, boxer Amir Khan became the youngest Brit to win a medal at the Olympic games. He was 17 when he won silver.

6. Antoine

Fun Fact: The classic book Le Petit Prince was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
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Fun Fact: The classic book Le Petit Prince was written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

7. Ciara

Fun Fact: Singer Ciara's (who pronounces her name like Sierra) 2004 debut album, Goodies, hit triple platinum.
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Fun Fact: Singer Ciara's (who pronounces her name like Sierra) 2004 debut album, Goodies, hit triple platinum.

8. Fatima

Fun Fact: Fatima Whitbread won silver at the 1988 Olympics for javelin.
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Fun Fact: Fatima Whitbread won silver at the 1988 Olympics for javelin.

9. Jada

Fun Fact: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has appeared in over 35 projects.
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Fun Fact: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has appeared in over 35 projects.

10. Jamal

Fun Fact: Bangladeshi scientist Jamal Islam graduated from Cambridge.
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Fun Fact: Bangladeshi scientist Jamal Islam graduated from Cambridge.

11. Jerome

Fun Fact: There's a saint named Jerome. He translated the Old Testament into Latin from Hebrew.
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Fun Fact: There's a saint named Jerome. He translated the Old Testament into Latin from Hebrew.

12. Kareem

Fun Fact: Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has six NBA titles to his name and is the all-time leading scorer.
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Fun Fact: Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has six NBA titles to his name and is the all-time leading scorer.

13. Malik

Fun Fact: Singer Zayn Malik was actually eliminated from The X Factor before being brought back for the group competition. The group he joined? One Direction.
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Fun Fact: Singer Zayn Malik was actually eliminated from The X Factor before being brought back for the group competition. The group he joined? One Direction.

14. Mercedes

Fun Fact: Actress Mercedes Ruehl won an Oscar for The Fisher King in 1991.
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Fun Fact: Actress Mercedes Ruehl won an Oscar for The Fisher King in 1991.

15. Omar

Fun Fact: Egyptian actor Omar Sharif appeared in many classic Hollywood films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Funny Girl, and The Mirror Has Two Faces.
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Fun Fact: Egyptian actor Omar Sharif appeared in many classic Hollywood films such as Lawrence of Arabia, Funny Girl, and The Mirror Has Two Faces.

16. Rashad

Fun Fact: DJ Rashad, who passed away in 2014, is known as one of the godfathers of the footwork music movement and released five albums in his lifetime.
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Fun Fact: DJ Rashad, who passed away in 2014, is known as one of the godfathers of the footwork music movement and released five albums in his lifetime.

17. Rashida

Fun Fact: Actress Rashida Jones is the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton and graduated from Harvard.
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Fun Fact: Actress Rashida Jones is the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton and graduated from Harvard.

18. Tariq

Fun Fact: Rugby player Tariq Sims represented Fiji at the World Cup in 2013.
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Fun Fact: Rugby player Tariq Sims represented Fiji at the World Cup in 2013.

19. Tiana

Fun Fact: German opera singer Tiana Lemnitz could perform German, Italian, French, and Russian operas.
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Fun Fact: German opera singer Tiana Lemnitz could perform German, Italian, French, and Russian operas.

20. Tyrone

Fun Fact: Famed actor, comedian, and pundit Stephen Colbert's middle name is Tyrone.
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Fun Fact: Famed actor, comedian, and pundit Stephen Colbert's middle name is Tyrone.

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