What does pseudonym mean?

Definitions for pseudonymˈsud n ɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pseudonym, anonym, nom de guerre(noun)

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


  1. pseudonym(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pseudonym(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anatole France:

    The pseudonym for God when He did not want to sign.

  2. Anatole France:

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

  3. Anatole France:

    Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

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

  5. 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.

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