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TitleHow the "Mormons" Got Their Name
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1916
AuthorsTalmage, James E.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume78
Issue Number40
Pagination625–626
Date Published5 October 1916
KeywordsBook of Mormon; Mormon (Nickname); Onomastics
Abstract

The term “Mormon,” a nickname given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was derived from the scripture called the Book of Mormon. Members of the Church, however, are quick to point out that the proper name of their Church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.