Name-sake

namesake

[neym-seyk]
noun
1.
a person named after another.
2.
a person having the same name as another.

Origin:
1640–50; alteration of name's (name + 's1) sake1

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namesake (ˈneɪmˌseɪk)
 
n
1.  a person or thing named after another
2.  a person or thing with the same name as another
 
[C17: probably a shortening of the phrase describing people connected for the name's sake]

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namesake
1646, "person named for the sake of someone" is probably originally (for the) name's sake.
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