[noun] a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
[noun] by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
[noun] a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
[noun] a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music" Synonyms:figure, public figure
[noun] family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name" Synonyms:gens
[noun] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me" Synonyms:epithet
[verb] assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader" Synonyms:call
[verb] give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months" Synonyms:identify
[verb] charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club" Synonyms:nominate, make