The Online Dictionary of Language Terminology (ODLT)


anthroponym
Definition - A human name.

Notes:
1. The study of anthroponyms is called anthroponymy.

Example -
Richard Nixon

Etymology -
The word derives from the Greek anthropos, man + onoma, name.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1958:
"Kitiak is therefore a toponym. … Others are of the form Udzado or Gbiedo, these are anthroponyms."
( D. Tait in Middleton & Tait Tribes without Rulers 170)



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