name + sake. From the phrase "(one's) name's sake"; first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century.
namesake (plural namesakes)
- One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
- A person with the same name as another.
- A ship or a building that is named after someone or something
person, place or thing named after another person, place or thing
person with the same name as another
- Kazakh: адас (adas), аттас (attas)
- Nynorsk: namne m
- Old Norse: nafni m, nafna f
- Polish: imiennik (pl) m
- Portuguese: tocaio (pt) m, homónimo (pt) m (Portugal), homônimo (pt) m (Brazil), xará (pt) m, f (Brazil)
- Romanian: tiz (ro) m
- Russian: тё́зка (ru) m, f (tjó́zka)
- Spanish: tocayo (es) m, tocaya f, homónimo (es) m, homónima f, colombroño (es) m
- Swedish: namne (sv)
- Tofa: шооза (şooza)
namesake (third-person singular simple present namesakes, present participle namesaking, simple past and past participle namesaked)
- (transitive) To name (somebody) after somebody else.