name sb/sth after sb/sthUS also name sb/sth for sb/sth
— phrasal verb with name uk /neɪm/ us /neɪm/ verb [ T ]
- We named our dogs after Tolkien characters.
- We named all our children after football players.
(Translation of “name sb/sth after sb/sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)