- in ancient Rome, a name added to the cognomen, esp. as an epithet honoring some achievement
- a nickname
Origin of agnomenClassical Latin ; from ad-, to + nomen, name
An additional cognomen given to a Roman citizen, often in honor of military victories.
Origin of agnomenLatin : ad-, ad- (influenced by agn&omacron;scere, to recognize) + n&omacron;men, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots.