Synonyms of name in English:


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1‘her name's Gemma’

title, denomination, designation, honorific, tag, epithet, label
Indian naam
informal moniker, handle
formal appellation, cognomen
rare allonym, anonym, appellative

2‘the top names in the British fashion industry’

celebrity, star, superstar, VIP, famous person, important person, leading light, celebutante, big name, luminary, mogul, person of note, dignitary, personage, worthy
expert, authority, lion
informal celeb, somebody, megastar, big noise, big shot, bigwig, big cheese, big gun, big wheel, big fish

3‘he made his name as one of the greatest steeplechase jockeys of our time’

reputation, character, repute, standing, stature, honour, esteem, prestige, cachet, kudos
fame, celebrity, renown, popularity, notability, note, distinction, eminence, prominence
Indian izzat


1‘they named the child Phoebe’

call, give a name to, dub
label, style, term, title, entitle
baptize, christen
archaic clepe
rare denominate

2‘the driver of the car was later named as Jason Penter’

identify, specify, cite, give, mention

3‘on 19th March, he named his successor’

choose, select, pick, decide on, nominate, designate, appoint, delegate, assign


    give someone or something a bad name

    ‘the gas guzzling machinery that gives the country such a bad name’

    vilify, disparage, denigrate, defame, cast aspersions on, run down, impugn, revile, belittle, abuse, insult, slight, attack, speak badly of, speak ill of, speak evil of, pour scorn on, criticize, censure, condemn, decry, denounce, pillory
    malign, slander, libel, conduct a smear campaign against, spread lies about, blacken the name of, blacken the reputation of, sully the reputation of, bring into disrepute, discredit, stigmatize, traduce, calumniate, slur
    informal bad-mouth, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, throw mud at, drag through the mud, knock, slam, pan, roast, bad-mouth, throw brickbats at
    British informal rubbish, slag off, monster, slate
    North American informal pummel, dump on
    Australian, New Zealand informal bag
    rare derogate, vituperate, asperse, vilipend