namesake

[ neym-seyk ]
/ ˈneɪmˌseɪk /

noun

a person named after another.
a person having the same name as another.

Origin of namesake

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

/ (ˈneɪmˌseɪk) /

noun

a person or thing named after another
a person or thing with the same name as another

Word Origin for namesake

C17: probably a shortening of the phrase describing people connected for the name's sake
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