What does Hamilton mean?
Hamilton /ha-mil-ton/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
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 popularity of Hamilton for boys. Hamilton entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #479 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)