Hamish

Pronunciation: ha-hme-e-sh
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: North West Europe

Hamish is a boy's name of Scottish origin, derived from the Gaelic name Seamus or Sheumais, and is also a variant of the Irish name Séamus. The name has been anglicized from the vocative case of the Gaelic name, making it equivalent to James. Hamish has a few famous connections, such as Scottish actor Hamish Clark and American actor Hamish Linklater. The meaning of Hamish is "supplanter" or "holder of the heel". This name has a Hebrew origin and is also related to the name Jacob. The name Hamish is associated with the Highlanders of Old Scotland and was commonly used by the Lairds or Lords of Scotland before gaining popularity as a first name. The name has regained popularity over the years, and while not directly mentioned in the Bible, it is derived from the name James, which is indirectly associated with biblical origins through "James the Just," referenced as the brother of Jesus in the Bible.

Hamish Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Hamish is currently #119 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Hamish is currently #119 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Hamish is currently #46 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Hamish is currently #46 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Hamish is currently #116 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Hamish is currently #116 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Hamish

  • Hamish Blake: Hamish Blake is an Australian comedian, actor, and author known for his work on the radio show "Hamish & Andy" and the television series "Hamish and Andy's Gap Year."
  • Hamish Bond: Hamish Bond is a New Zealand rower and cyclist who has won multiple Olympic gold medals in rowing.