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Princeton's WordNet

  1. namesake(noun)

    a person with the same name as another


  1. namesake(Noun)

    One who is named after another or for whom another is named.

  2. namesake(Noun)

    A person with the same name as another.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Namesake(noun)

    one that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another

  2. Origin: [For name's sake; i. e., one named for the sake of another's name.]


  1. Namesake

    Namesake is a term used to characterize a person, place, thing, quality, action, state, or idea that has the same, or a similar, name to another. In the United States, the term is often used for a person or thing actually named after, rather than merely sharing the name of another. For example, if a person, place, or thing is named after another person, place, or thing, then the name target is said to be the namesake of the name source. The earliest use reported in the Oxford English Dictionary was in 1635. Dictionaries suggest that the word probably comes from "name's sake", "for one's name sake", for "name sake".


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of namesake in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of namesake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of namesake in a Sentence

  1. Ali Shah:

    It didn't seem too much to spend a couple days travel to pay respects for a lifetime of inspiration by my hero, Muhammad Ali, my namesake and hero, he's just been a positive inspiration for me for as long as I've had memories.

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