What does Hamilton mean?
Hamilton [hamil-ton] as a boys' name is pronounced HAM-ul-tun. It is of Scottish and Old English origin, and the meaning of Hamilton is "flat-topped hill". From Old English hamel dûn. May also possibly mean "home-lover's estate" or "hill with grass". Surname of one of the great noble families in Scotland, for which the town in Glasgow was named. American statesman Alexander Hamilton; figure skater Scott Hamilton.
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How popular is Hamilton?
Hamilton is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#107 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Hamilton for boys. Hamilton entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #479 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1785. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Suggested similar names are Camillo, Camilo▲, Carlton▼, Chilton, Dallton, Dalton▼, Damion▼, Daulton, Earlton, Emilion, Gallton (see Galton), Galton, Haimon, Hallton (see Halton), Halten (see Halton), Halton, Hamblin, Hamelin, Hamilcar, Hamlen, Hamlet, Hamlin, Hamlyn, Hampten, Hampton, Hazleton, Hilton▼, Hylton, Jailon, Jamieson, Jamison▲, Karlton, Milton▼, Salton, Tilton, Walton▼ and Wilton▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hamilton.See names in meaning and etymology.