IGN has 2 meanings
1. What is IGN short for in gaming?

In-game name

A gamer's IGN is their "in-game name." IGNs are screen names or aliases that players use while playing online games, especially MMORPGs, MOBAs, and FPSes.

For example, while your friend Mike Jones may go by Mike IRL, in League of Legends (LoL) his IGN may be DeathBringer3001. Typically, a player's IGN is shown above their in-game character.


What's your IGN so I can add you as a friend?

If you squint, you can see some IGNs in this GIF

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Updated December 10, 2020
2. What does IGN stand for in chat and texts?

I've got nothing

In chat and text messages, IGN stands for "I've got nothing." Typically, people send this acronym in response to questions for which they don't have a good answer.

For example, if you ask your GF why people keep moving to Florida, she may reply with "IGN, seems dumb to me, too."

People may also use IGN to state they literally have nothing (rather than no good ideas). For example, if you ask your friend Patrick what kinds of snacks he has on hand, he may use IGN to say he has zero snacks. (C'mon, Patrick.)


You have any ideas for the party?
IGN, sorry!

A man who is about to send IGN

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Updated November 28, 2023

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