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namesake

[neym-seyk] /ˈneɪmˌseɪk/
noun
1.
a person named after another.
2.
a person having the same name as another.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; alteration of name's (name + 's1) sake1
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namesake

/ˈneɪmˌseɪk/
noun
1.
a person or thing named after another
2.
a person or thing with the same name as another
Word Origin
C17: probably a shortening of the phrase describing people connected for the name's sake
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Word Origin and History for name-sake's

namesake

n.

"person named for the sake of someone," 1640s, probably originally (for the) name's sake.

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