An example of an eponym is Walt Disney for whom Disneyland is named.
Romulus is the eponym of Rome.
Alexander Garden is the eponym of the gardenia.
Sir William Penn, father of William Penn, is the eponym of Pennsylvania.
Origin of eponym
- French éponyme from Greek epōnumos named after epi- epi- onoma, onuma name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἐπώνυμος (epōnumos), from ἐπί (epi, “upon”) + ὄνυμα (onuma), Aeolic variant of ὄνομα (onoma, “name”). See -onym.