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What does Hamilton mean?

Hamilton Pronunciation of 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 dn. 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.

Associated with: scottish, old english, hill (mountain), old, surname, great, noble.


Hamilton has 4 variants: Hamel, Hamelton, Hamil and Hamill.

Creative forms:
(male) Hammilton, Hymilton, ..

(female) Hamiley, Hamille, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hamilton Richard (H.R.), ..

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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hamilton name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamilton outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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