Meaning: If you name somebody after someone else, you give them the same name.Synonym: name for (American)
- name sb/sth after sb/sth When Bill and Jenny named their son after the revolutionary fighter Che Guevara, their parents thought they were crazy. But now they like the name "Che".
- sb/sth will be named after sb/sth Manchester United's new stadium will be named after their long-serving manager. It'll be called the Alex Ferguson Stadium.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Clair and Ben named their daughter after Clair's grandmother Grace, so they are both called