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You finally found the perfect baby name for your perfect little angel... it works with your last name, it honors a relative, it nods to your heritage, it doesn't rhyme with a curse word, and neither you nor your significant other has a relative, ex-lover, or enemy with that name. But before you go inking it on a certificate, you might want to check out its meaning. Some of the most beautiful and popular names have some of the most bizarre and not-so-pleasing definitions!

If your name meant “has no intelligence and is rather annoying,” would it bother you? Would you care if your baby’s name meant “smells like yak fur”? Even the prettiest-sounding names can fool you when it comes to their odd, sometimes kooky meanings. If you've got a thing for meaningful monikers, vote up the ones with the most surprising, and unfortunate, meanings.
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The Name Connor Means Hound Lover


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Please know that if you name your son Connor, just because his name means "hound-lover" does not guarantee him a place in veterinary school.
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Cassandra Means She Who Snares Men


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Cassandra is Greek and means "she who entangles men." It’s hard to associate a devious man-eater with a sweet baby girl in pink named Cassandra. But call us when she’s 16!
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The Meaning of Olivia is Elf Army


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This English name means "elf army." Does anyone remember an Olivia from Lord of the Rings? No? Maybe she works at the North Pole.
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Pippa is Greek Slang for a Sexual Act


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Princess Kate’s stunning younger sister has a name that means "lover of horses," but if you’re living in Greece, it’s also slang for a rather, ahem, lewd act. Fortunately, a lot of non-Mediterranean-types are picking it due to being a "lover of Pippa Middleton." Hey, what's not to love?