Eponym is defined as the person for whom a discovery or other thing is defined as named.(noun)
An example of an eponym is Walt Disney for whom Disneyland is named.
See eponym in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Gr epōnymos, eponymous < epi-, upon + onyma, name
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Origin: French éponyme
Origin: , from Greek epōnumos, named after
Origin: : epi-, epi-
Origin: + onoma, onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.
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