call after - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] [often passive]
present tense
I/you/we/theycall after
he/she/itcalls after
present participlecalling after
past tensecalled after
past participlecalled after
  1. call someone after someone to give a baby the same name as someone else, especially a member of your family

    She was called after her grandmother.

See also main entry: call