one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named
a word or name derived from the name of a person
Greek epōnymos, from epōnymos eponymous, from epi- + onyma name
First Known Use: 1846
Examples / Usage of 'eponym'
Joseph Banks was surely the eponym of eponyms. From Alaska to Indonesia, from Tierra del Fuego to Tasmania, there are capes, islands, straits, mountains, bays, points, channels, peninsulas, counties and towns named after him.