Called Eponyms, many words tell interesting tales about their origins.Wittingly or unwittingly, few people and places have left their names for posterity through words that were coined after them.
These words are derived from the names of real, fictional, mythical or spurious persons, places or characters, although many of these Eponyms come from the persons surnames.
Here is The List of Eponyms beginning with Y.
Trademark, a type of lock with latch bolt and a flat key with a serrated edge
Named after the American locksmith Linus Yale Jr. (1821-68)
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