Definition of autonym in English:

autonym

noun

  • 1One's own name, a person's real name; especially the real name of an author, as distinguished from a pseudonym. Hence: a person who publishes a book under his or her own name; a book so published.

  • 2Anthropology
    Cultural Anthropol. A name by which a people or ethnic group refers to itself; a self-designation.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Manchester Times. From auto- + -onym.

Pronunciation

autonym

/ˈɔːtənɪm/