Name: Hamilton

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hamilton

  • Meaning:
    Scarred or crooked hill
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (HAM il tun)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Hamilton)
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Miscellaneous Info for Hamilton

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Coming from a placename in Leicester, England. The name derives from the Old English hamel meaning scarred or crooked and dun meaning hill. Other towns are also named after the surname.

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