What does appellation mean?
The definition of appellation
Ap`pel*la”tion, n.
Etym: [L. appellatio, fr. appellare: cf. F. appellation. See Appeal.]

1 The act of appealing; appeal. [Obs.] Spenser.
2 The act of calling by a name.
3 The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation. They must institute some persons under the appellation of magistrates. Hume.

Synonyms
— See Name.