Hamilton Name Meaning & Origin

Hamilton

Pronunciation: HA-məl-tuhn (key)

Origin of the name Hamilton:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname taken from the name of a no-longer-existing English town. The name is derived from the Old English elements hamel (blunt) and dun (hill).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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We are naming our 2nd son Hamilton, which is a family name (brother is Alexander). We are planning to call him Hale for short, which means 'Hero.'

Nicknames for Hamilton

Ham
Hammy
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Hamp

Meanings and history of the name Hamilton
Famous real-life people named Hamilton

Hamilton Nash Grier (Nash), famous internet teenager
Alexander Hamilton (founding father and face of the $10)
Hamilton Camp, the original voice of Gizmoduck in the 1987 Ducktales and Darkwing Duck cartoons

Hamilton in song, story & screen

Hamilton the Broadway Musical

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