- The definition of an appellation is the title or name of someone.
An example of an appellation is the name Tom.
- Appellation is defined as the act of giving a name to someone or something.
An example of an appellation is the act of two parents choosing a name for their new baby.
- the act of calling by a name
- a name or title that describes or identifies a person or thing; designation
Origin of appellationClassical Latin appellatio from past participle of appellare, appeal
- A name, title, or designation.
- A protected name under which a wine may be sold, indicating that the grapes used are of a specific kind from a specific district.
- The act of naming.
Origin of appellationMiddle English appelacion from Old French appelation from Latin appellātiō appellātiōn- from appellātus past participle of appellāre to entreat ; see appeal . Sense 2, from French appellation (d'origine contrôlée) (registered vintage) trade name from appellation trade name from Old French appelation
From the Old French apellatiun, from the Latin appellātiō (“a naming”).