What Does BKA Mean in a Text?

BKA means "Better Known As." The abbreviation BKA is typically used to provide clarification when someone or something is known by two names and the less familiar one has been referred to. For example:
  • Reginald Dwight, BKA Elton John, the English pop musician.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, BKA Ronaldo, the Portuguese football player.
  • The Republic of China, BKA Taiwan.
BKA can also be used in a light-hearted or sarcastic way. For example:
  • The slave of the house, BKA your mother, will tidy up. As usual.
BKA is similar in meaning to AKA (Also Known As). However, unlike AKA, BKA is not normally seen in the context of law enforcement.

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When I write BKA, I mean this:

meaning of BKA

Valeria Lukyanova, BKA Human Barbie.

Summary of Key Points

"Better Known As" is the most common definition for BKA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Better Known As
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BKA in Sentences

Here are examples of BKA being used in jokes:
  • It's that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone - BKA common sense leaving your body.
  • Im a Philadelphia Phillies fan, BKA a masochist.

An Academic Look at BKA

BKA is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Kay Eh). (Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Better Known As" in full instead of using the abbreviation BKA.

Example of BKA Used in a Text

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