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Synonyms for name

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  1. namenoun

    proper name

  2. namenoun

    To give a name to.

    1904: L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz — I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'

    proper name

  3. namenoun

    To mention, specify.

    proper name

  4. namenoun

    To identify as relevant or important

    naming the problem

    proper name

  5. namenoun

    A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.

    The painter was named as an accomplice.

    proper name

  6. nameverb

    To designate for a role.

    My neighbor was named to the steering committee.

    proper name

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. name

    Name in the most general sense, signifying the word by which a person or thing is called or known, includes all other words of this group; in this sense every noun is a name; in the more limited sense a name is personal, an appellation is descriptive, a title is official. In the phrase William the Conqueror, King of England, William is the man's name, which belongs to him personally, independently of any rank or achievement; Conqueror is the appellation which he won by his acquisition of England; King is the title denoting his royal rank. An epithet (Greek epitheton, something added, from epi, on, and tithemi, put) is something placed upon a person or thing; the epithet does not strictly belong to an object like a name, but is given to mark some assumed characteristic, good or bad; an epithet is always an adjective, or a word or phrase used as an adjective, and is properly used to emphasize a characteristic but not to add information, as in the phrase "the sounding sea;" the idea that an epithet is always opprobrious, and that any word used opprobriously is an epithet is a popular error. Designation may be used much in the sense of appellation, but is more distinctive or specific in meaning; a designation properly so called rests upon some inherent quality, while an appellation may be fanciful. Among the Romans the prenomen was the individual part of a man's name, the "nomen" designated the gens to which he belonged, the cognomen showed his family and was borne by all patricians, and the agnomen was added to refer to his achievements or character. When scientists name an animal or a plant, they give it a binary or binomial technical name comprising a generic and a specific appellation. In modern use, a personal name, as John or Mary, is given in infancy, and is often called the given name or Christian name, or simply the first name (rarely the prenomen); the cognomen or surname is the family name which belongs to one by right of birth or marriage. Style is the legal designation by which a person or house is known in official or business relations; as, the name and style of Baring Brothers. The term denomination is applied to a separate religious organization, without the opprobrious meaning attaching to the word "sect;" also, to designate any class of like objects collectively, especially money or notes of a certain value; as, the sum was in notes of the denomination of one thousand dollars. Compare TERM.

    agnomen, appellation, cognomen, denomination, designation, epithet, prenomen, style, surname, title

Princeton's WordNet

  1. namenoun

    a language unit by which a person or thing is known

    "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"

    gens, epithet, public figure, figure

  2. namenoun

    a person's reputation

    "he wanted to protect his good name"

    gens, epithet, public figure, figure

  3. name, gensnoun

    family based on male descent

    "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

    gens, epithet, public figure, figure

  4. name, figure, public figurenoun

    a well-known or notable person

    "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"

    number, shape, design, fig, trope, figure, physical body, epithet, figure of speech, frame, gens, build, image, chassis, anatomy, bod, form, material body, flesh, pattern, soma, digit, public figure, human body, physique

  5. namenoun

    by the sanction or authority of

    "halt in the name of the law"

    gens, epithet, public figure, figure

  6. name, epithetverb

    a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

    gens, epithet, public figure, figure

  7. name, callverb

    assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

    "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

    distinguish, forebode, prognosticate, cite, promise, phone, yell, key out, appoint, cry, call in, scream, refer, holler, make, call up, call off, key, bring up, call, list, send for, anticipate, address, visit, foretell, shout, predict, identify, nominate, telephone, mention, shout out, squall, bid, advert, ring, describe, constitute, hollo, diagnose, discover

  8. name, identifyverb

    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"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"

    discover, place, list, appoint, bring up, mention, describe, advert, key out, diagnose, call, identify, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

  9. name, nominate, makeverb

    charge with a function; charge to be

    "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

    wee-wee, take, hit, bring in, key out, refer, construct, draw, cook, have, piddle, hold, distinguish, piss, constitute, discover, do, reach, earn, make believe, get to, diagnose, shit, defecate, lay down, make water, pass water, stimulate, progress to, create, crap, bring up, take a shit, pretend, advert, gain, ready, establish, realize, list, make up, propose, give, attain, pull in, induce, form, pee, make, wee, ca-ca, get, describe, prepare, micturate, identify, take in, score, put forward, build, throw, arrive at, pee-pee, cite, relieve oneself, spend a penny, mention, puddle, take a crap, clear, appoint, produce, nominate, put up, call, take a leak, key, cause, urinate, work, fix, realise, stool, seduce

  10. appoint, name, nominate, constituteverb

    create and charge with a task or function

    "nominate a committee"

    found, form, put up, list, appoint, identify, represent, be, bring up, mention, describe, advert, plant, put forward, comprise, establish, key out, propose, institute, diagnose, call, charge, discover, make up, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

  11. nameverb

    mention and identify by name

    "name your accomplices!"

    discover, list, appoint, bring up, mention, describe, advert, key out, diagnose, call, identify, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

  12. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, referverb

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

    come to, touch, relate, give ear, concern, put forward, reference, cite, consult, pertain, adduce, summons, abduce, elevate, key out, describe, appoint, pay heed, refer, call down, have-to doe with, conjure, lift, make, observe, arouse, key, remark, bring up, call, list, quote, conjure up, nurture, reboot, boot, advert, touch on, look up, constitute, summon, raise, identify, stir, get up, nominate, bear on, call forth, invoke, attend, mention, hang, evoke, rear, denote, distinguish, parent, allude, diagnose, discover, note

  13. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

    account, detect, distinguish, chance upon, signalise, trace, let out, separate, place, secern, bring out, reveal, disclose, attain, let on, depict, cite, find, describe, get word, differentiate, fall upon, refer, strike, spot, report, nominate, make, pick out, see, find out, key, expose, bring up, give away, mark, break, appoint, severalise, tell apart, signalize, happen upon, delineate, list, divulge, identify, make out, come across, key out, observe, get a line, notice, recognize, line, pick up, call, mention, draw, discern, advert, recognise, tell, unwrap, constitute, learn, come upon, light upon, get wind, chance on, diagnose, discover, secernate, severalize, hear

  14. list, nameverb

    give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of

    "List the states west of the Mississippi"

    discover, heel, lean, list, appoint, bring up, mention, describe, number, key out, diagnose, call, advert, identify, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

  15. diagnose, nameverb

    determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

    discover, list, appoint, bring up, mention, describe, advert, key out, diagnose, call, identify, distinguish, cite, refer, nominate, key, make, constitute

Editors Contribution

  1. d'amato

    Submitted by anonymous on February 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. namenoun

    appellation, title, epithet, denomination, designation, descriptive term

  2. namenoun

    reputation, repute, credit, character

  3. namenoun

    note, distinction, fame, renown, celebrity, eminence, honor

  4. nameverb

    mention, speak of, call by name

  5. nameverb

    nominate, designate, specify

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How to use name in a sentence?

  1. James Hand:

    RSS David Attenborough is an excellent choice. As I said at the time, it’s the name I voted for, from a sea of worthy contenders, that being said, I’m really pleased to hear Boaty McBoatface will live on. The name appeals to the child in us: that’s one of the reasons it’s been so popular.

  2. Válcav Havel, parade, Times Picayune:

    Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.

  3. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  4. George Santos:

    My grandfather was born in Kyivand left in the late 20s and migrated to Belgium where he met my grandmother and then started a family, we don’t carry the Ukrainian last name, for a lot of people who are descendants of World War II refuges or survivors of the Holocaust, a lot of names or paperwork were changed in the name of survival.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Forget and forgive the pastime. Each one of us should unite in the name of humanity, love, harmony, and peace. The boundary walls execute not the problems and damage. However, if one cannot open that, one may open the lack of heart, mind, and eyes, which constitutes only the hatred and enmity, for nothing. India and Pakistan should feel and remove such evil elements from their agencies that hinder to peace and welfare of both sides people. No one will help if one cannot decide and encourage peace and love. Each one of us should realize the speed of the world; it is time to feed, educate and save the people, not to kill them for hatred or evil purposes.

Translations for name

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ахьʒAbkhaz
  • naamAfrikaans
  • ስምAmharic
  • nombreAragonese
  • أسْمَاء, اِشْتِهَار, اِسْم, عَيّنَ, اِخْتَارَ, نَصَبَ, سَمّىArabic
  • цӏарAvaric
  • adAzerbaijani
  • ат, исемBashkir
  • назо́ў, на́зва, і́мяBelarusian
  • и́ме, определям, назовавам, обвинявам, избирам, именувам, назначавамBulgarian
  • নামBengali
  • anv, anoBreton
  • reputació, nom, denominar, especificar, anomenar, escollir, precisarCatalan, Valencian
  • цӏеChechen
  • jméno, název, označit, pojmenovat, jmenovat, vyjmenovatCzech
  • ятChuvash
  • enwWelsh
  • navn, vælge, navngive, nævne, døbeDanish
  • Ruf, Name, nennen, benennen, bezeichnen, taufen, ernennenGerman
  • ނަންDivehi
  • όνομα, ονοματίζω, κατονομάζω, διορίζω, ονομάζω, καθορίζω, εκλέγωGreek
  • nomo, nomumi, nomiEsperanto
  • fama, renombre, reputación, nombre, denominar, nombrar, especificar, elegir, precisar, escogerSpanish
  • nimiEstonian
  • izenBasque
  • نامْوَر, اسم, نام, نامزدن, شناختن, نامبُردن, یادآوری, نامیدن, گماردنPersian
  • nimi, maine, nimitys, nimetä, nimittää, nimitelläFinnish
  • navnFaroese
  • nom, identifier, élire, dénommer, nommer, choisir, appeler, préciserFrench
  • nammeWestern Frisian
  • ainmIrish
  • ainm, innis, ainmichScottish Gaelic
  • નામGujarati
  • ainmManx
  • sunaHausa
  • שםHebrew
  • नाम, प्रतिष्ठाHindi
  • név, hírnév, [[vki.]] [[után]], nevez, kinevez, meghatároz, megnevez, említ, elnevezHungarian
  • անուն, անվանել, նշել, մեղադրել, կոչել, նշանակելArmenian
  • nomine, reputation, fama, specificar, seliger, nominar, identificar, eliger, denominarInterlingua
  • nama, sebutIndonesian
  • nomoIdo
  • nafn, útnefna, nefnaIcelandic
  • fama, riputazione, nome, nominare, specificare, denominare, identificareItalian
  • שםHebrew
  • 名前, 名称, 評判, 芳名, 名, 明示する, 名付ける, 命じる, 任命する, 選ぶJapanese
  • სახელიGeorgian
  • есім, атKazakh
  • ឈ្មោះKhmer
  • ಹೆಸರುKannada
  • 명칭, 이름, 세평, 평판, 명성, 名稱, 성함, 선택하다, 이름짓다, 지명하다, 임명하다, 자세히 기입하다, 고르다Korean
  • ناو, nav, ناودانKurdish
  • hanow, henwelCornish
  • атKyrgyz
  • existimatio, fama, eligere, nominare, appellare, facere, pronuntiare, denotareLatin
  • NummLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ນາມ, ຊື່Lao
  • vardasLithuanian
  • vārdsLatvian
  • ingoaMāori
  • углед, име, назив, посочува, нарекува, наименува, именува, назначува, кажуваMacedonian
  • നാമം, പേര്Malayalam
  • нэрMongolian
  • नाव, प्रतिष्ठाMarathi
  • namaMalay
  • isemMaltese
  • အမည်, နာမည်Burmese
  • navngiNorwegian
  • नामNepali
  • naam, roep, noemen, aanstellen, opnoemen, kiezen, benoemen, vermelden, zeggenDutch
  • navn, ry, nevne, navngi, kalle, utnevne, velgeNorwegian
  • yízhí, -́zhiʼNavajo, Navaho
  • nomOccitan
  • номOssetian, Ossetic
  • sława, imię, reputacja, identyfikować, określać, wybierać, wyznaczyć, mianować, nazywać, wskazać, określić, wybraćPolish
  • نومPashto, Pushto
  • fama, nome, reputação, chamar, nomear, precisar, eleger, identificar, especificar, escolher, denominarPortuguese
  • sutiQuechua
  • nom, numRomansh
  • renume, nume, faimă, reputațieRomanian
  • сла́ва, и́мя, назва́ние, реноме́, репута́ция, назнача́ть, определя́ть, выбира́ть, обвиня́ть, именова́ть, называ́ть, определи́ть, обвини́ть, наименова́ть, назна́чить, назва́ть, вы́братьRussian
  • नामन्Sanskrit
  • numene, nomini, numen, nomeneSardinian
  • نالوSindhi
  • nammaNorthern Sami
  • углед, име, ugled, ime, наденути, naditi, imenovati, nadenuti, надити, именоватиSerbo-Croatian
  • නමSinhala, Sinhalese
  • menoSlovak
  • ime, imenovatiSlovene
  • magacSomali
  • emërAlbanian
  • lebitsoSouthern Sotho
  • namn, utnämna, nämna, döpaSwedish
  • jinaSwahili
  • பெயர்Tamil
  • పేరు, కీర్తి, వడపోత, నామకరణ, రూపకల్పన చేయు, వర్గీకరణ, ఎన్నుకొను, సూచన, గుర్తించుTelugu
  • ном, исмTajik
  • นาม, ชื่อThai
  • ስምTigrinya
  • atTurkmen
  • pangalan, ngalanTagalog
  • isim, nam, ad, adlandırmakTurkish
  • исем, атTatar
  • iʻoaTahitian
  • ئىسىم, ئاتUyghur, Uighur
  • на́зва, і́м'я, репута́ціяUkrainian
  • نام, اسمUrdu
  • nom, ot, ismUzbek
  • tên, tiếng tăm, nhận, cho tên, chọn, đặt tênVietnamese
  • nem, nemönVolapük
  • ifaniXhosa
  • נאָמען, אָנרופֿןYiddish
  • 名称Chinese
  • igama, ibizo, qamba, bizaZulu

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