Middle English neke namefroma neke namealteration ofan eke nameekeaddition (from Old English ēacaaug- in Indo-European roots) namenamename
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Nickname Sentence Examples
He had never used the nickname – always before it had been Cynthia.
The nickname had been given him by three other salesmen at the office.
She picked up the nickname "Joey" when she was very young.
The name Gheg (Gege-a) is not adopted by the Ghegs themselves, being regarded as a nickname; the designation Tosk (Toske-a) is restricted by the Tosks to the inhabitants of a small region north of the lower Viossa (Toskeria).
The present bridge, the work of Antonio or Giovanni Contino, whose nickname was da Ponte, dates from 1588-91, and cost 250,000 ducats.