by the name of

idiom

1
: used to indicate the name that is used for someone or something
Her name is Susan, but she goes by the name of Sue.
2
: having the name : named
Do you know a man by the name of James Smith?

Examples of by the name of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its scribe was an up-and-coming Scot by the name of Grant Morrison. Abraham Josephine Riesman, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2024 There was the year in math class when the teacher kept calling her by the name of another Black student. Collin Binkley, Annie Ma, and Noreen Nasir, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Mar. 2024 But the saying’s origin may date back roughly a century earlier, when a New York family by the name of Jones took control of Chemical Bank and began to eclipse even the other extraordinarily wealthy clans in the fast-growing city in terms of capital—or, at least, the willingness to show it off. The Editors, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2024 An Etsy seller by the name of EverydayChrisTesla is selling a 10-page Tesla Cybertruck delivery checklist for $4.99. Lawrence Hodge / Jalopnik, Quartz, 28 Mar. 2024 The trailer focused on a single protagonist, a woman by the name of Lucia. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 4 Dec. 2023 No one by the name of Mohamed al-Alawi appears to have produced any previous articles or videos, as would be expected of a journalist. Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2024 The neo-Gamergate fervor surrounding Sweet Baby started with a Brazilian Steam user by the name of Kabrutus. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 18 Mar. 2024 Gimbel and his fellow prosecutor had stopped at a restaurant in Peoria to have dinner when the maître d' walked over to their table and asked if there was someone there by the name of Frank Gimbel. Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024

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“By the name of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20name%20of. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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