The name of a person, usually a historical person, assumed by a writer.
Origin of allonymFrench allonyme : Greek allos, other; see allo– + Greek onoma, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots.
- the name of another person taken by an author as a pen name. Compare pseudonym.
- a work published under a name that is not that of the author.
From French allonyme, allo- +â€Ž -nym.