verb (used with object), named, nam·ing.
- personally; individually: She was always careful to address every employee by name.
- not personally; by repute: I know him by name only.
- with appeal to: In the name of mercy, stop that screaming!
- by the authority of: Open, in the name of the law!
- on behalf of: to purchase something in the name of another.
- under the name or possession of: money deposited in the name of a son.
- under the designation or excuse of: murder in the name of justice.
Origin of name
Synonyms for name
Examples from the Web for renamed
Contemporary Examples of renamed
At the time, the renamed corner caused a slight international squabble and demands for its removal.The Nigerian Women Who Fight for Democracy
October 1, 2014
Last summer, a Brooklyn Heights park was renamed after the late MCA.Beastie Boys Return to Paul’s Boutique
July 29, 2014
UPSD was renamed Right Sector with Dmytro Yarosh as its head.Who Killed One of the Most Notorious Right Sector Leaders in Ukraine?
March 27, 2014
Fifteen years later, it was renamed “Exhibition House for Crimes of War and Aggression.”Going Back to Vietnam Is Sometimes Amusing, Often Fraught, and Always Surreal
March 9, 2014
Here's your afternoon culture news links: Idina Menzel Renamed Adele Dazeem in Playbill.
Historical Examples of renamed
Updated editions will replace the previous one--the old editions will be renamed.The Imaginary Invalid
The day happened to be Friday, and Bucks at once renamed him Friday.The Mountain Divide
Frank H. Spearman
It went so likewise with his brother-in-law, Salafrs, renamed Natiien.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail
He renamed it, for his ship, "Columbia's River;" but the possessive was soon dropped.Glimpses of Three Coasts
Helen Hunt Jackson
It was he who renamed it after the home of his family in Nithsdale.The Great North Road: York to Edinburgh
Charles G. Harper
- a famous person or thinga name in the advertising world
- mainly US and Canadian(as modifier)a name product
- for the sake of
- by the sanction or authority of
- anything that is essential, significant, or important
- expected or normal conditions, circumstances, etcin gambling, losing money's the name of the game
Word Origin for name
Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
He who once a good name gets,
May piss a bed, and say he sweats.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Old English namian "to name, call; nominate, appoint," from source of name (n.). Related: Named; naming.
In addition to the idioms beginning with name
- name after
- name is mud, one's
- name names
- name of the game, the
- name the day
- call names
- clear one's name
- drop names
- give a bad name
- go by (the name of)
- handle to one's name
- in name only
- in the name of
- make a name for oneself
- on a first-name basis
- take someone's name in vain
- to one's name
- worthy of the name
- you name it