Namesake meaning

nāmsāk
One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
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A person with the same name as another.
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The definition of a namesake is a person named after someone.

An example of a namesake is a son given the exact same name as his father.

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A person with the same name as another.
  • A person in relation to someone he or she is named after.
  • A person in relation to someone named after him or her.
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One that is named after another.
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A ship or a building that is named after someone or something.
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Origin of namesake

  • From the phrase for the name's sake

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • name +"Ž sake. From the phrase "(one's) name's sake"; first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century.

    From Wiktionary