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Serendipity

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Gender: Female Meaning of Serendipity: "chance" Origin of Serendipity: Word name

The name Serendipity is a girl's name meaning "chance". Serendipity and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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It's doubtful that the child with this name will consider herself lucky to have it.

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Famous People Named Serendipity

Pop Culture References for the name Serendipity

Word coined by Horace Walpole from the "silly" Persian fairy tale of "The Three Princes of Serendip"
Serendipity Smith, character in "Finding Serendipity" by Angelica Banks
Serendipity” By BTS, intro song for the album Love Yourself: Her
Serendipity Jones, main character in the novel Gunslinger Girl

Comments

GenEric Says:

2019-03-31T00:24:07

I serendiPity anyone with this name.

cabosanmucus Says:

2016-05-22T04:31:32

For God's sake just name a girl Chance if you're gonna go this route.

clairels Says:

2016-05-22T01:15:53

Serendipity-doo-dah!

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-09T11:25:36

It's too long in my opinion & the dipity part isn't so great. I agree Serenity is better.

Swangirl Says:

2015-06-17T01:09:26

Serendipity means much more than just "chance" or "accident." Its a word used to describe the wonderful discoveries we make along our path that we could never have expected or dreamed of. Sometimes things don't go as planned, but because they didn't go as planned, something even better happens. It's a beautiful sentiment, a beautiful word, and I think it makes a beautiful name. You can easily shorten it to Sera for everyday use.

dbmermels15 Says:

2014-11-24T04:56:37

Just stick with Serena, Serene, or Serenity. Those are nice names. Serendipity is not a name.

TabiTheGreat Says:

2014-10-26T15:42:46

I actually think it sounds really pretty. I thought I was having a girl at a very young age (15) and I wanted to name her this (turned out to be a false positive, though).

Zoey_Artemisia Says:

2014-10-09T00:33:37

I am completely flummoxed to why someone would think this is a good name.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:

2014-10-04T17:01:23

I'm not a fan but Sera and Seren are cute nicknames. Maybe drop the "Dipity"?

Eva Thyssen Says:

2014-09-12T22:06:40

What about an America's next top model participant, Spontaniouse?

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2014-06-17T03:02:38

Tell me if this is worse... I was looking through my sister's yearbook and saw a girl named Surprise! Uh... what?!

Guest Says:

2014-06-15T17:55:41

Serenity would be great but this is just mean!

Myosotis Says:

2014-06-15T17:49:19

I was a happy accident. :P

CocoWhite Says:

2014-06-15T17:29:24

Serendipity is a word name that means "happy accident" ... Why would you want to name your child "accident"?