A namesake is a person who is named after someone else. This means that the person's name is based on the name of the person who is the namesake.

  • His daughter was born just a few days after his wife's namesake died.

  • The company is selling products named after the famous actor.

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Example Sentences for namesake

  • 1

    It is the namesake of the Maria asteroid family.

  • 2

    In the center of the high altar is the namesake Marian stature.

  • 3

    It is a court panegyric and highly praiseworthy of its namesake.

  • 4

    The namesake plant blooms in great profusion in May.

  • 5

    The primary feature of the park is its namesake cavern.

  • 6

    It has the same namesake as the crater, the German astronomer Walter Baade.

  • 7

    It is the namesake of the garden.

  • 8

    Grandson of the first namesake and eldest nephew of the second namesake.

  • 9

    It is the namesake of the Explorer Ridge.

  • 10

    Clearly it is not the namesake in Argentina.