Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that is named after another.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a person with the same name as another

Etymologies

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

[From the phrase for the name's sake.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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