Dank Username Generator

Dank Username Generator

Generate awesome usernames from your name.

"Dank meme": A meme that is just really cool and awesome. Dank memes are words, usually used on online viral social media sites, to imply an inside joke or for other humurous value. Dank memes usually end up overused, to the point of becoming annoying and cliche. Read more.

By Kory Becker, @primaryobjects
[9-4-2016] Challenge #281 Dank usernames

How Does It Work?

Depending on your name, you may have some pretty interesting usernames that you could use for your social profile accounts! This app searches a dictionary of English words to locate matches within your name. The search tries to match every letter in each word to a consective letter in your name.

For example, "Matthew Emes" matches "memes". "Danny Kyung" matches "dank".

If you're interested in more technical details, the code finds the longest matching dictionary word that is a substring, but not necessarily consecutively (ie., a sparse substring) within your name. Only matches with the maximum length are shown in the output. The dictionary word list comes from the Enable word list.

Here are some additional examples:

Example Inputs

  • Donald Knuth
  • Alan Turing
  • Claude Shannon

Example Outputs

  • Donut
  • Alanin, Anting
  • Cannon

What does your name match? Find out!