a name, title, or designation.
appellative ( def 1 ).
the act of naming.

1400–50; late Middle English appelacion < Old French < Latin appellātiōn- (stem of appellātiō) a naming, equivalent to appellāt(us) (see appellate) + -iōn- -ion

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appellation (ˌæpɪˈleɪʃən)
1.  an identifying name or title
2.  the act of naming or giving a title to

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "action of appealing" (to a higher authority), from O.Fr. appellation (13c.), from L. appellationem (nom. appellatio), noun of action from appellare (see appeal). Meaning "designation, name given to a person, thing, or class" is from mid-15c., from a sense also found in M.Fr. appeler
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Example sentences
Then not one objected to parting with the generic appellations.
He buys the wine from local winemakers, and he does the same with prized
  appellations all over the state.
Indeed, many would doubtless take particular pride in claiming either of those
  appellations for themselves.
There also were phonetic transcriptions of native appellations.
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