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What does Hamlet mean?

Hamlet Pronunciation of Hamlet as a boys' name is of Old German and French origin, and the meaning of Hamlet is "village, home". Derives from a German root that means "home". Literary: Hamlet is the Danish prince in Shakespeare's book. Author Dashiell Hammett.


ASSOCIATED WITH home, prince (king)


VARIANTS Hammet, Hammett, Hammond, Hamnet, Hamnett



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How popular is Hamlet?

Hamlet is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#9641 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent related form of Hamlet (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000 is Hammond. This relation of Hamlet reached the peak of its popularity in the 1910s (#1914). (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hammond in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hamlet and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Hacket, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadlee, Hadley, Haglea (see Hagley), Haglee, Hagley, Hailey, Hale, Halen, Haley, Halle, Hallem, Hallen, Halley, Hameed, Hamel, Hamlen, Hamlin, Hamlyn, Hammer, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Harlea, Harlee, Harlen, Harley, Haslett, Haslit, Hawley, Hayle, Hayley and Hazlett. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hamlet.

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