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.
Other Word Forms of Namesake
Origin of Namesake
name +"Ž sake. From the phrase "(one's) name's sake"; first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century.
From the phrasefor the name's sake
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Namesake Sentence Examples
I hope I shall see you and my beautiful namesake some time.
The last of the direct descendants of Simon Grynaeus was his namesake Simon (1725-1799), translator into German of French and English anti-deistical works, and author of a version of the Bible in modern German (1776).
This event, among others, awoke strong suspicions as to the legitimacy of his heir and namesake, Henry, prince of Conde (1588-1646).
He was born on the 27th of December 1350, and died by a fall from his horse, like his namesake, cousin and contemporary of Castile.
The principal source for the history of this time is the biographical inscription at El Kab of a namesake of the king, Ahmosi son of Abana, a sailor and warrior whose exploits extend to the reign of TethmOsis I.