What does pseudonym mean?

Definitions for pseudonym
ˈsud n ɪmpseu·do·nym

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerrenoun

    a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role


  1. pseudonymnoun

    A fictitious name, often used by writers and movie stars.

    The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

  2. Etymology: From pseudonymous, from pseudonyme, from ψευδώνυμος, from ψευδής and ὄνυμα, from ὄνομα.


  1. Pseudonym

    A pseudonym (; from Ancient Greek ψευδώνυμος (pseudṓnumos) 'falsely named') or alias () is a fictitious name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which differs from their original or true name (orthonym). This also differs from a new name that entirely or legally replaces an individual's own. Many pseudonym holders use pseudonyms because they wish to remain anonymous, but anonymity is difficult to achieve and often fraught with legal issues.


  1. pseudonym

    A pseudonym is a fictitious name used by an individual, often a writer, artist, or performer, to conceal their true identity for purposes such as anonymity, to create a separate professional persona, or to present work under a different name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pseudonymnoun

    a fictitious name assumed for the time, as by an author; a pen name

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. pseudonyme. See Pseudonymous.]


  1. Pseudonym

    A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which differs from his or her original or true name. Pseudonyms include stage names, screen names, pen names, nicknames, aliases, gamer identifications, and reign names of emperors, popes and other monarchs. Historically they have often taken the form of anagrams, Graecisms, and Latinisations, although there are many other methods of choosing a pseudonym. Pseudonyms are most usually adopted to hide an individual's real identity, as with writers' pen names, graffiti artists' tags, resistance fighters' or terrorists' noms de guerre, and computer hackers' handles. Actors, musicians, and other performers sometimes use stage names, for example, to mask their ethnic backgrounds. Employers sometimes require employees to use assigned names to help sell products: for example, a company that does business mostly in one country but locates a call center in another country may require its employees to assume names common in the former country to try to draw a more positive or less negative reaction from current and/or prospective customers. In some cases, pseudonyms are adopted because they are part of a cultural or organizational tradition: for example devotional names used by members of some religious institutes, and "cadre names" used by Communist party leaders such as Trotsky and Lenin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pseudonym in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pseudonym in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pseudonym in a Sentence

  1. Jack Lyons:

    The most difficult experience we've had is a patient's family who under a pseudonym had made threats against the hospital, there was a reference to making sure the hospital was locked and we've got people that are coming for you.

  2. Anatole France:

    Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.

  3. Postreported Volitich:

    None of the statements released about my being a white nationalist or white supremacist have any truth to them, nor are my political beliefs injected into my teaching of social studies curriculum, while operating under the Russian pseudonym ‘Tiana Dalichov’ on social media and the Unapologetic Podcast, I employed political satire and exaggeration, mainly to the end of attracting listeners and followers, and generating conversation about the content discussed between myself and my guests.

  4. Sandy Hook:

    I also want to acknowledge a posting on the bio of what we believe to be the subject's Instagram account, it says underneath his pseudonym :' Saugus have fun at school tomorrow.'.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    I don’t think so, i would say in defense of Attorney General Lynch, that I have a pseudonym also.

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