byname

or by-name

[ bahy-neym ]
/ ˈbaɪˌneɪm /

noun

a secondary name; cognomen; surname.
a nickname.

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Origin of byname

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English; by- + name
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for byname

  • It was not so; and the byname by which I went behind my back confirmed it.

    David Balfour, Second Part|Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Resurrection Man—to use a byname of the period—was not to be deterred by any of the sanctities of customary piety.

    Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson