Some also speculate that the name could allude to Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Society of Jesuis—aka the Jesuits.
And, like Barnum, he bestowed his own name onto his product.
But why, in God's name, compete with Orthodoxy in the worship of idols?
I know the name of the old friend who betrayed him for the reward money.
A car mechanic who goes by the name “Big Perm” said he noticed a change in the neighborhood.
"My name is Morris," said that gentleman to the head steward.
I have promised and vowed some things in your name which I think you are bound to perform.
There was a man more than the master of them all, and his name was Edmund Burke; and how did they treat him?
Who can forbear to lament that this amiable woman has no name in the verses?
They had too much tact at Court to recall a man of his name.
Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").
Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.
He who once a good name gets,
May piss a bed, and say he sweats.
["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]
Old English namian "to name, call; nominate, appoint," from source of name (n.). Related: Named; naming.