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Old English nama, from Proto-Germanic *namon, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nḗh₃mn̥ (name).

Germanic cognates: Old High German namo (Modern German Name), Old Saxon namo (Dutch naam), Old Frisian noma, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌼𐍉, Old Norse nafn (Swedish namn).

Indo-European cognates: Latin nōmen (French nom), Greek ὄνομα (onoma), Persian نام (nâm), Old Irish ainm (Cornish hanow), Sanskrit नामन् (nā́man), Avestan nama, Old Church Slavonic имѧ (imę) (Russian имя (ímja)), Tocharian A ñom and Tocharian B ñem.

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name (plural names)

  1. Any word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
    • 1904, L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
      So good a man as this must surely have a name.
  2. Reputation.
    • 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, III-iii ,
      Good name in man and woman, dear my lord / Is the immediate jewel of their souls.[1]
    • 1952, Old Testament, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:13,
      And David won a name for himself.[2]
  3. (computing): A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  4. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.

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