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Princeton's WordNet

  1. namesakenoun

    a person with the same name as another


  1. namesakenoun

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

  2. namesakenoun

    A person with the same name as another.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Namesakenoun

    One that has the same name with another.

    Nor does the dog fish at sea, much more make out the dog of land, than that his cognominal, or namesake in the heavens. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iii.

    One author is a mole to another: it is impossible for them to discover beauties; they have eyes only for blemishes: they can indeed see the light, as is said of their namesakes; but immediately shut their eyes. Joseph Addison, Spectator.


  1. Namesake

    A namesake is a person, geographic location, or other entity bearing the name of another.


  1. namesake

    A namesake is a person or thing that has the same name as another, or is named after another person or thing. It often refers to someone who is named after a relative, friend or respected person in the past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Namesakenoun

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

  2. Etymology: [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. Baltimore Police Officer Jaslyn Koger:

    I'm not gon na lie, it was scary, but it also makes you want to go harder for her namesake because she was out there doing something that she wanted to do as well. She loved her job.

  2. 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.

  3. Thomas Zurbuchen:

    The field of heliophysics exists in large part because of Dr. Astrophysicist Eugene Parker, honoring Astrophysicist Eugene Parker work by giving Parker Solar Probe Astrophysicist Eugene Parker name is one of the proudest accomplishments of my career. My work, my passion for science, and my drive to keep exploring is strongly influenced by this great man. Parker Solar Probe' touching the Sun,' is a fitting accomplishment for his namesake mission.

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