eponym

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Singular
eponym

Plural
eponyms

  1. An eponym is something that is named after a person's name.
    A spoonerism is an eponym, named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844–1930) who used to make the mistake when he spoke.
    The Turing machine is an eponym, named after its inventor, Alan Turing (1912-1954).