namesake

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Etymology[edit]

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

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namesake (plural namesakes)

  1. One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
  2. A person with the same name as another.
  3. A ship or a building that is named after someone or something

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