aptronym /ˈaptrənɪm / aptonym /ˈaptənɪm/

a

I. noun

a person’s name that is regarded as amusingly appropriate to their occupation

he began collecting aptronyms when he saw an ad for a flower shop operated by Flora Gardner.
while Maryland lacks a ‘Judge Judge’, there are many attorneys here with aptonyms.
II. derivatives

aptronymic aptonymic
adjective


– origin 1920s: from apt + -onym, probably on the pattern of patronym.

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