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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that is named after another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who is named after another or for whom another is named.
  • n. A person with the same name as another.
  • n. A ship or a building that is named after someone or something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is named after or for the sake of another; hence, one who has the same name as another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person with the same name as another

Etymologies

From the phrase for the name's sake.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
name +‎ sake. From the phrase "(one's) name's sake"; first recorded in the mid-seventeenth century. (Wiktionary)

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