Mormons are named for the Book of Mormon.
The Book of Mormon is named for the prophet/historian Mormon.
The prophet/historian Mormon was named for the land of Mormon.
The land of Mormon was named by a malevolent king.
The land of Mormon is where one of the king’s wicked priests became a prophet.
The land of Mormon had a forest-fringed fountain of pure water, called the waters of Mormon.
The waters of Mormon is where said prophet secretly baptized hundreds of believers emerging from apostasy.
So, “Mormon” signifies a place of purity surrounded by danger; a place where a fallen people were removed from evil and filled with grace; a place named by a degenerate man and hallowed by a repentant one.
Sounds just about right.
What does “Mormon” mean to you?