name after - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyname after
he/she/itnames after
present participlenaming after
past tensenamed after
past participlenamed after
  1. name someone after someone/something to give someone or something the same name as someone or something else, especially the same first name as a member of your family

    Albert was named after his grandfather.

See also main entry: name