- Eponym is defined as the person for whom a discovery or other thing is defined as named.
An example of an eponym is Walt Disney for whom Disneyland is named.
eponym definition by Webster's New World
- a real or mythical person from whose name the name of a nation, institution, etc. is derived: William Penn is the eponym of Pennsylvania
- a person whose name has become identified with some period, movement, theory, etc.
Origin: ; from Classical Greek epōnymos, eponymous ; from epi-, upon plush onyma, name
eponym definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A word or name derived from the name of a person. The words atlas, bowdlerize, and Turing machine are eponyms.
- A person whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something.
Origin: French éponyme, from Greek epōnumos, named after : epi-, epi- + onoma, onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.
- epˌo·nymˈic adjective
eponym - Medical Definition
- eponymic adjective