Synonyms of name in English:


See definition of name


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 March 19th, he named his successor’


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


    give someone/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


      bad-mouth, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, throw mud at, drag through the mud, slate, knock, slam, pan, roast, throw brickbats at

      British informal

      rubbish, slag off, monster

      North American informal

      pummel, dump on

      NZ Australian informal



      derogate, vituperate, asperse, vilipend