What does Hamish mean?
Hamish /ham-ish/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Scottish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hamish is "he who supplants". Anglicized spelling of the vocative case Sheumais, the Gaelic form of James.
Hamish has 27 different relations via James: Diego▲, Diogo, Giacomo, Iago, Jacob▲, Jacques▼, Jago, Jagu, Jaime▲, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson▲, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamison▲, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim▼, Jimbo, Jimmie▼, Jimmy▲ and Seamus.Kreatif forms: Hamishha, Hamishho, Homish. [more]
How popular is Hamish?
Hamish is a rare first name for men and a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Hamish for boys. Hamish reached its top rank of #51 in Australia in 2003, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 100 Birth Names Records, 2013)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Hamish and associated names. Jacob (#4 a year ago), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jame, Jim, Jayme, Jacques and Jamey are the popular varying forms of Hamish. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4756%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.3489%, down 26.6%), with the forms Jamie, Jamey, Jacques, Jim and Jimmie falling out of style. The trendier names for newborns in this compilation are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jacob (#4), Diego (#129) and Jaime (#468), with Diego and Jacob going through a rekindling in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Hamish is pronounced similarly to Himesh. Like Hamish, this name is not commonly used.