Origin of appellative
Examples from the Web for appellative
In the curious case of Elle Fanning, however, the appellative is entirely deserved.Elle Fanning on ‘Ginger & Rosa,’ Her Fashion Sense, Crush on Ryan Gosling, and More|Marlow Stern|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Englishman never seems to understand that the object to be named ought to bear some slight relation to its appellative.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 2/2|Ida May Hill Starr
So much for the name as an appellative; now for its appropriation as a generic.
We must remember that nearly all Grecian proper names had some meaning: being compounds or derivatives from appellative nouns.