Meaning and name origin
Hamilton \ha-mil-ton, ham(i)-lton\ as a boy's name is pronounced HAM-ul-tun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Hamilton is "flat-topped hill". May also possibly mean "home-lover's estate" or "hill with grass". Place name and surname of one of the great noble families in Scotland. American statesman Alexander Hamilton; figure skater Scott Hamilton.
Hamilton is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#103 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hamilton for boys. Hamilton reached its highest rank of #479 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).