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See also: name, NAmE, namé, nàme, ñame, näme, and .name


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From Middle High German name, from Old High German namo, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ (name). Cognate with Dutch naam, English name, West Frisian namme, Danish navn.


  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːmə/
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Name m (genitive Namens, plural Namen)

  1. name (forename, Christian name, given name)
  2. name (surname, family name)
  3. name (full name)
  4. (grammar, in compounds) noun, examples include Eigenname (proper noun), Sammelname (collective noun) and Gattungsname (appellative or common noun). Note: Compounds which aren't hyponyms of substantive are rare and obsolete, like Hauptname or Dingname (substantive noun), Beiname (adjective noun), Fürname (pronoun).


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Further reading[edit]

  • Name in Duden online
  • Name” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache