eponymy

noun
epon·y·my | \i-ˈpä-nə-mē, e-\
plural eponymies

Definition of eponymy 

: the explanation of a proper name (as of a town or tribe) by supposing a fictitious eponym

First Known Use of eponymy

1865, in the meaning defined above

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