Definition of by (or of) the name of in US English:

by (or of) the name of

phrase

  • Called.

    ‘a woman by the name of Smith’
    • ‘A Jerusalem newspaper vendor, who goes by the name of Nava, immigrated to Israel from Morocco as a child.’
    • ‘But the day before, a man by the name of Ah Qiang was arrested when he set off to sell vegetables.’
    • ‘Council officials said they would inform the Councillor of the name of the worker they were dealing with so that the committee members could get in contact with him.’
    • ‘He had no family connections in the area and was thought to have lived in the Workington area of Cumbria and to have gone by the name of Stig.’
    • ‘This was followed by another lad going by the name of Thanksgiving, who wore his jumper artistically inside out.’
    • ‘I used to know a publican in Bristol by the name of George, who always built the most splendid of fires.’
    • ‘The Act of Succession of 1801 bars people by the name of Christopher from ascending the throne.’
    • ‘Finally something gave way, and a woman by the name of Brenda tackled the guy and order was restored.’
    • ‘Well, if you live in a South African city by the name of Port Elizabeth, you don't have to imagine.’
    • ‘It demands nothing of its audience and offers only a self-flattery that goes by the name of self-esteem.’
    called, by the name of, baptized, christened, known as, under the name of
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