Synonyms of cognomen


1. nickname, moniker, cognomen, sobriquet, soubriquet, byname, appellation, denomination, designation, appellative

usage: a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"

2. surname, family name, cognomen, last name, name

usage: the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

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