name after

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name someone after (someone else)

 and name someone for someone else
to give someone (usually a baby) the name of another person. We named our baby after my aunt. My parents named me for my grandfather.
See also: after, name

name after

Also, name for. Give someone or something the name of another person or place. For example, They named the baby after his grandfather, or The mountain was named for President McKinley.
See also: after, name