nickname etymology

English word nickname comes from Middle English name (Name.), Middle English eke

Detailed word origin of nickname

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
name Middle English (enm) Name.
eke Middle English (enm)
ekename Middle English (enm) A nickname.
nickname English (eng) (transitive) To give a nickname to (a person or thing). A familiar, invented given name for a person or thing used instead of the actual name of the person or thing.. A kind of byname that describes a person by a characteristic of that person.