What Does 831 Mean?

381 means "I Love You". The 8 represents the total number of letters in the term. The 3 represents the number of words, and the 1 tells us that the term has one meaning.

Other versions of this include:

143 = I love you (the number of letters in each word)
721 = Love you (7 letters, 2 words, 1 meaning)
381 = I love you (3 words, 8 letters, 1 meaning)

831 is a form of shorthand typically used in texts or instant messaging. It also allows the speaker to say "I love you" without suffering the embarrassment felt by some (particularly men) when saying those words.

Summary of Key Points

"I Love You (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)" is the most common definition for 831 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:I Love You (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)
Type:Cyber Term
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for 831

When I write 831, I mean this:

meaning of 831
8 (eight letters) 3 (three words) 1 (one meaning)


Examples of 831 in Sentences

Here is an example of 831 being used in a conversation:
  • Person A: Happy anniversary!
  • Person B: You too! 831.

An Academic Look at 831

831 is classified as a cyber term as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I love you" instead of 831.

Our Slide Show "Text Speak Based on Numbers"

Read more about text speak based on numbers.

Example of 831 Used in a Text


See Also

//(I love you) <2 (not in love yet) <3 (love) <333 (lots of love) <3U (love you) 1234 (1 thing 2 say 3 words 4 you (I love you)) 143 (I love you (the number of letters in each word)) 721 (love you (7 letters, 2 words, 1 meaning)) 381 (I love you (3 words, 8 letters, 1 meaning)) ILU (I love you) ILU2 (I love you too) ILY (I love you) K3U (I love you)