A namesake is a person named after another,[1][2][3] or more broadly, a thing (such as a company, place, ship, building, or concept) named after a person.[2][4] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a namesake is also defined as "a person or thing having the same name as another".[5]


The word is first recorded in the mid-17th century, and probably comes from the phrase "for [the, my, his, her] name's sake".[5][2][3][6]

Other Languages
chiShona: Sazita
Deutsch: Namensvetter
español: Tocayo
Bahasa Indonesia: Penyematan nama
Bahasa Melayu: Senama
Nederlands: Naamgenoot
саха тыла: Амыдай
svenska: Namne
українська: Тезко
اردو: ہم نام