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Is name a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word name is a Scrabble US word. The word name is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is name a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word name is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Is name a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word name is a Words With Friends word. The word name is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Name

You can make 23 words from 'name' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'name'

AMEN 6MANE 6
MEAN 6NAME 6
NEMA 6 

3 letters words from 'name'

ANE 3EAN 3
MAE 5MAN 5
MEN 5MNA 5
NAE 3NAM 5

2 letters words from 'name'

AE 2AM 4
AN 2EA 2
EM 4EN 2
MA 4ME 4
NA 2NE 2

All 4 letters words made out of name

name anme nmae mnae amne mane naem anem neam enam aenm eanm nmea mnea nema enma mena emna amen maen aemn eamn mean eman

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word name. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in name.

Definitions and meaning of name

name

Etymology 1

From Middle English name, nome, from Old English nama, noma, from Proto-Germanic *namô, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥. Cognates include Latin nomen (Spanish nombre). Possible cognates outside of Indo-European include Finnish nimi.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: nām, IPA(key): /neɪm/
  • Rhymes: -eɪm

Noun

name (plural names)

  1. Any nounal word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
    Synonyms: proper name; see also Thesaurus:name
    • Whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
    • 1904, L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz:
      So good a man as this must surely have a name.
  2. Reputation.
    • 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, Act III, scene 3:
      Good name in man and woman, dear my lord / Is the immediate jewel of their souls.[1]
    • 1952, Old Testament, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:13:
      And David won a name for himself.[2]
  3. An abusive or insulting epithet.
  4. A person (or legal person).
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      They list with women each degenerate name.
    • p. 2002, second edition of, 2002, Graham Richards, Putting Psychology in its Place, →ISBN, page 287 [3]
      Later British psychologists interested in this topic include such major names as Cyril Burt, William McDougall, [] .
    • 2008 edition of, 1998, S. B. Budhiraja and M. B. Athreya, Cases in Strategic Management, →ISBN page 79 [4]:
      Would it be able to fight the competition from ITC Agro Tech and Liptons who were ready and able to commit large resources? With such big names as competitors, would this business be viable for Marico?
    • 2009 third edition of, 1998, Martin Mowforth and Ian Munt, Tourism and Sustainability, →ISBN, page 29 [5]:
      International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), including such household names as Amnesty International, Greenpeace and [] .
  5. Those of a certain name; a race; a family.
  6. (computing) A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  7. (Britain, finance) An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.
  8. Authority.
Hyponyms
Derived terms
Related terms
  • anonymous
  • cognomen
  • namely
  • nom de guerre
  • nom de plume
  • nominal
  • pseudonym
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: nen
  • Japanese: ネーム
Translations
References
  • name on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Old English namian, derived from the noun.

Verb

name (third-person singular simple present names, present participle naming, simple past and past participle named)

  1. (ditransitive) To give a name to.
  2. (transitive) To mention, specify.
  3. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
  4. (transitive) To publicly implicate.
  5. (transitive) To designate for a role.
  6. (transitive, Westminster system politics) To initiate a process to temporarily remove a member of parliament who is breaking the rules of conduct.
Synonyms
  • (give a name to): bename, designate, dub; see also Thesaurus:denominate
Derived terms
Translations

See also

  • christen
  • epithet
  • moniker
  • sobriquet

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Spanish ñame, substituting n for the unfamiliar Spanish letter ñ. Doublet of yam.

Noun

name (plural names)

  1. Any of several types of true yam (Dioscorea) used in Caribbean Spanish cooking.
Synonyms
  • cush-cush
Translations

Anagrams

  • -mane, -nema, Amen, Eman, Enma, MEAN, MENA, Mena, NEMA, NMEA, amen, mane, mean, mnae, neam

Afrikaans

Noun

name

  1. plural of naam

Central Malay

Etymology

Borrowed from Sanskrit नामन् (nāman). Cognate with English name.

Noun

name

  1. name

References

  • "Besemah" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

Cimbrian

Noun

name ?

  1. (Thirteen Communities) name

References

  • “name” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

name

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of nemen

Noun

name

  1. (archaic) Dative singular form of naam

Anagrams

  • amen, mane

Eastern Arrernte

Noun

name

  1. grass

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Japanese

Romanization

name

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なめ

Kurdish

Etymology

Borrowed from Persian نامه(nâme).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɑːˈmɛ/

Noun

name f

  1. letter (a document)

Lithuanian

Noun

name m

  1. locative singular of namas
  2. vocative singular of namas

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch namo, from Proto-Germanic *namô.

Noun

nāme m or f

  1. name
  2. fame, reputation
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms
  • nāmen
Descendants
  • Dutch: naam
  • Limburgish: naam, naom

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch *nāma, from Proto-Germanic *nēmō.

Noun

nâme f

  1. taking
  2. receiving
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms
  • nēmen
Descendants
  • Dutch: name (mostly in compounds)

Further reading

  • “name”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “name (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “name (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • nome

Etymology

From Old English nama.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːm(ə)/

Noun

name (plural names or namen)

  1. name

Descendants

  • English: name
  • Scots: name, naim, nem, nome

Pali

Alternative forms

Verb

name

  1. singular optative active of namati (to bend)

Volapük

Noun

name

  1. dative singular of nam

Zazaki

Etymology

Compare Middle Persian 𐫗𐫀𐫖(nʾm /nām/).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /nɔːme/

Noun

name (nam?

  1. name
  2. reputation

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to give a title to.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)