Namesake Definition

nāmsāk
noun
A person with the same name as another.
Webster's New World
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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Other Word Forms of Namesake

Noun

Singular:
namesake
Plural:
namesakes

Origin of Namesake

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From the phrase for the name's sake

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

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