Definition of name someone/thing after or North American also for in English:

name someone/thing after (or North American also for)

  • Call someone or something by the same name as: Nathaniel was named after his maternal grandfather
    More example sentences
    • The local village was named Bexar after a Spanish nobleman.
    • I've even gone so far as to reaffirm my father's life by naming my son after him.
    • Tamara says she's thinking of naming her new baby after her dead father.
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