Meaning of “name sb/sth after sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"name sb/sth after sb/sth" in British English

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name sb/sth after sb/sth

US also name sb/sth for sb/sth
phrasal verb with name uk /neɪm/ us /neɪm/ verb [ T ]

to give someone or something the same name as another person or thing:

Paul was named after his grandfather.
She told us about his brother, Apollo, born in 1969 and named for the US astronauts' mission to the moon.

More examples

  • We named our dogs after Tolkien characters.
  • We named all our children after football players.

(Definition of “name sb/sth after sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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