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aptonym

[ ap-tuh-nim ]

noun

  1. a name that is particularly well suited to the nature, career, or other personal characteristics of the person so named:

    She named the baby Ángel and what an aptonym that was!



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Word History and Origins

Origin of aptonym1

First recorded in 1920–25; apt ( def ) + -onym ( def )

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