- n identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
- a pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun
- s inclined to or serving for the giving of names
the appellative faculty of children
the appellative function of some primitive rites
- The name comes from the appellative that was usually applied to Wilhemina ("Mina") Drucker, a Dutch 19th century suffragette.