of or derived from the name of the mother or a female ancestor
Origin of matronymic; from Classical Greek m?tr?nymikos, altered by associated, association with Classical Latin mater (gen. matris), by analogy with patronymic
a matronymic name
Of, relating to, or derived from the name of one's mother or maternal ancestor.
A name so derived.
Origin of matronymicGreek matr&omacron;numikos, dialectal variant of m&emacron;tr&omacron;numikos : m&emacron;t&emacron;r, m&emacron;tr-, mother; see metro– + onuma, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin mÄter (“mother") + -nym +"Ž -ic