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Usage statistics for the noun name:

spoken English53.27%written English46.73% conversational speech55.73%task-oriented speech44.27% imaginative writing60.08%informational writing39.92%
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Name is sometimes a misspelling of named or names.

The word name is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun name

What does name mean as a name of something?

Name is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: names

  1. a language unit by which a person or thing is known
  2. a person's reputation
    • example: he wanted to protect his good name
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: reputation / repute = the state of being held in high esteem and honor
  3. family based on male descent
  4. a well-known or notable person
  5. by the sanction or authority of
    • example: halt in the name of the law
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: sanction = the act of final authorization
  6. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase

Alternative definition of the noun name


  1. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
  2. See Reputation.
  3. [computing] A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  4. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.

Definition of the verb name

What does name mean as a doing word?

Name is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: named | naming | names

  1. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    • examples: They named their son David | The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader | They name him "Bobby"
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The captain baptized the ship
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Predicate]The captain named the ship Seafarer
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] after [Predicate]They named it after Ira Cohen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate]They named it for Charlie Brown

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): anoint, baptize, brand, christen, consecrate, crown, label, nickname, style.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of name: be known as / call / know as
    • more generic word: label = assign a label to
    • more specific words:
  2. give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
  3. charge with a function; charge to be
    • examples: She was named Head of the Committee | They name her vice president
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of name: make / nominate
    • more generic words: appoint / charge = assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
    • more specific word: rename = name again or anew
  4. create and charge with a task or function
  5. mention and identify by name
  6. make reference to
  7. identify as in botany or biology, for example
  8. give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
  9. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of name: diagnose
    • more generic words: analyse / analyze / canvass / examine / study = consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    • more specific word: explore = examine minutely


Name is a fictional character from the 2012 that film My True Friend.


  1. "Name" is an alternative rock single by the American rock band Goo Goo Dolls. It was released in September 1995 as the third single from the album A Boy Named Goo. As the band's first hit, the song topped both the US Modern Rock chart and the US Album Rock chart, and reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  2. "Name" is the 1995 single by the Goo Goo Dolls.
    • also known as "Name", Name"
    • released on (19 years ago)
  3. "Name" a.k.a. "Näme" is a composition.
  4. "name" is a musical single of Salyu.
  5. "NAME" is a musical single of Rize.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  6. "Name" is a composition.
  7. "Name" is a composition.


"Name" is a book by Alan Davies.


  1. Name: A name is a word or term used for identification. Names can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context. A personal name identifies, not necessarily uniquely, a specific individual human. The name of a specific entity is sometimes called a proper name and is a proper noun. Other nouns are sometimes, more loosely, called names; an older term for them, now obsolete, is "general names". A name can be given to a person, place, or thing; for example, parents can give their child a name or scientist can give an element a name.
    • also known as Όνομα, Names
  2. name: The domain name "name" is a generic top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is intended for use by individuals for representation of their personal name, nicknames, screen names, pseudonyms, or other types of identification labels.
  3. The NAME atmospheric pollution dispersion model was first developed by the UK's Met Office in 1986 after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, which demonstrated the need for a method that could predict the spread and deposition of radioactive gases or material released into the atmosphere.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Name

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Google previewWild, Unforgettable Philosophy (2005)

In Early Works of Walter Benjamin by Monad Rrenban

Name is a writing-image of itself. Being and...

FOR SECRET NOT DOOM : HUMAN'S PROPER NAME The human's proper name is the point "where human language participates most intimately in the divine infinity of the sheer word.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Linnaean Name. Common Name. Where eaten. Character as Food. s|Camelus glama . Glama . . . East . Like mutton. vicugma . Viccunna . . . . Excellent guanaco . Guanaco . ! - - arcuanus . . Chilihucque . S. America Idem. Moschus moschiferus ...

Google previewTyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)

by Walter A. Elwell, Philip Wesley Comfort

Cod's Name, YHWH, In Ancient Hebrew Letters A manuscript called 1 QPHab; column 1 0; lines 7 and 1 4, show the ancient letters. Ancient Creek Translation of Habakkuk Manuscript from Nahal Never, ...

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Usage statistics about name

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun name:

spoken English53.27%written English46.73% conversational speech55.73%task-oriented speech44.27% imaginative writing60.08%informational writing39.92%

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Quotes about Name

I have a name
An expendable name
A name with a million meaning
My expendable name
More powerful than
Any other name
I have a life, an expendable life
A life full of uncertainties
A life I gave up for you.
My life which never shall know
No end. (Efe Benjamin)
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Scrabble value of N1A1M3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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