of or derived from the name of the mother or a female ancestor
Origin of matronymicfrom 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 mātrōnumikos dialectal variant of mētrōnumikos mētēr mētr- mother ; see metro- . onuma name ; see nō-men- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin mÄter (“mother") + -nym +"Ž -ic