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noun Name
  1. The title by which any person or thing is known or designated; a distinctive specific appellation, whether of an individual or a class."Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof." [Gen. ii. 19. ]"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." [Shak.]
  2. A descriptive or qualifying appellation given to a person or thing, on account of a character or acts."His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." [Is. ix. 6.]
  3. Reputed character; reputation, good or bad; estimation; fame; especially, illustrious character or fame; honorable estimation; distinction."What men of name resort to him?" [Shak.]"Far above . . . every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come." [Eph. i. 21.]"I will get me a name and honor in the kingdom." [1 Macc. iii. 14.]"He hath brought up an evil name upon a virgin." [Deut. xxii. 19.]"The king's army . . . had left no good name behind." [Clarendon.]
  4. Those of a certain name; a race; a family."The ministers of the republic, mortal enemies of his name, came every day to pay their feigned civilities." [Motley.]
  5. A person, an individual.(Poetic)"They list with women each degenerate name." [Dryden.]
    synonyms: Appellation; title; designation; cognomen; denomination; epithet.

Usage: Name Appellation Title Denomination. Name is generic, denoting that combination of sounds or letters by which a person or thing is known and distinguished. Appellation, although sometimes put for name simply, denotes, more properly, a descriptive termcalled also agnomen or cognomen), used by way of marking some individual peculiarity or characteristic; as, Charles the Bold, Philip the Stammerer. A title is a term employed to point out one's rank, office, etc.; as, the Duke of Bedford, Paul the Apostle, etc. Denomination is to particular bodies what appellation is to individuals; thus, the church of Christ is divided into different denominations, as Congregationalists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc.

Etymology: AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. namō, L. nomenperh. influenced by noscere gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. 'o`mona, Scr. nāman. √267. Cf. Anonymous Ignominy Misnomer Nominal Noun

verb Name
  1. To give a distinctive name or appellation to; to entitle; to denominate; to style; to call."She named the child Ichabod." [1 Sam. iv. 21.]"Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work Confusion named." [Milton.]
  2. To mention by name; to utter or publish the name of; to refer to by distinctive title; to mention."None named thee but to praise." [Halleck.]"Old Yew, which graspest at the stones That name the underlying dead." [Tennyson.]
  3. To designate by name or specifically for any purpose; to nominate; to specify; to appoint; as, to name a day for the wedding; to name someone as ambassador."Whom late you have named for consul." [Shak.]
  4. [House of Commons] To designate (a member) by name, as the Speaker does by way of reprimand.
    synonyms: To denominate; style; term; call; mention; specify; designate; nominate.

Etymology: AS. namian. See Name (n.)

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  1. By the sanction or authority of ("halt in the name of the law")
  2. A language unit by which a person or thing is known ("his name really is George Washington" and "those are two names for the same thing")
  3. A defamatory or abusive word or phrase
  4. Family based on male descent ("he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name")
  5. A well-known or notable person ("they studied all the great names in the history of France")
  6. A person's reputation ("he wanted to protect his good name")
  7. Determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
  8. Identify as in botany or biology, for example
  9. Give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
  10. Mention and identify by name ("name your accomplices!")
  11. Make reference to ("His name was mentioned in connection with the invention")
  12. Give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property ("Many senators were named in connection with the scandal")
  13. Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to ("They named their son David" and "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader")
  14. Create and charge with a task or function
  15. Charge with a function; charge to be ("She was named Head of the Committee")

From Old High German namo, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (“name”). Compare Dutch naam, English name, West Frisian namme, Danish navn.

  1. name (forename, Christian name, given name)
  2. name (surname, family name)
  3. name (full name)
  4. (grammar, in compounds) noun, examples include Eigenname (proper noun), Sammelname (collective noun) and Gattungsname (appellative or common noun). Note: Compounds which aren't hyponyms of substantive are rare and obsolete, like Hauptname or Dingname (substantive noun), Beiname (adjective noun), Fürname (pronoun).

Notable Persons Named Name

name was born in 1872. He breathed his last breath in 1957.


Clarinda is a lyric poetry author. Clarinda was given the name name unknown in Viceroyalty of Peru.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Name

Man with no name is a bounty hunter/bounty killer and bounty hunter. Man is also known as The Stranger, The Hunter, The Bounty Killer, Mister Sudden Death, Señor Ninguno, Nameless, and No Name.


Billy Name is an artist in the fields of photographer, filmmaker, lighting designer, and archivist. Billy was given the name William Linich, Jr. on February 22nd, 1940 in Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.


name was born in 1872. He breathed his last breath in 1957.


Mark L. Van Name is a science fiction writer. Mark was born on March 14th, 1955 in Florida, USA.


Eja stage name is an actor, master of ceremonies, model (people), actress, mc, and model. Eja was given the name Siti Shahrizah bt Saifuddin on January 18th, 1972 in Selangor.


Carlos was born on March 21st, 1941.


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Fun Facts about the name Name

  • How Popular is the name Name? Name is the 53,195th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Name have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Name in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Name? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 24 new born babies.
  • When was Name first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Name is Wednesday, February 19th, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Name born? The highest recorded use of the first name Name was in 2010 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Name Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Name is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Name: Your name in reverse order is Eman. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnea. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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