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Meaning of the Name Hamlet

The first name Hamlet is of German, English, Shakespearean origin. It is often a boy name. It has the following meaning(s):

German: A Variant of Hamo Derived from the Old German Word for House or Home. Also Used As a Surname. Associated With Shakespeare's Tragedy by the Same Name
English: Home
English: Variant of Hamo: House or Home. Introduced from Germany During the Norman Conquest. Also Used As a Surname
Shakespearean: 'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Son to the Former King, Whose Ghost Appears to Hamlet Demanding He Avenge His Father's Death by Killing Claudius, the Present King and Brother of the Former

Similar Names

Hamlett | Hamoelet |

Related Names

Bernardo  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' an Officer
Claudius  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' King of Denmark
Cornelius  (Shakespearean)
'Cymbeline' a Physician. 'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' a Courtier
Fortinbras  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Prince of Norway
Francisco  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' a Soldier. 'The Tempest' a Lord
Gertrude  (German)
From the Old German Name, Meaning Strong Spear. Famous Bearers: Hamlet's Mother in the Shakespearian Tragedy 'Hamlet', and the Seventh Century Abbess St Gertrude of Nivelles, British Actress Gertrude
Getrude  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' the Queen of Denmark, Mother to Hamlet
Guildenstern  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' a Courtier. Osric
Hamlett  (German)
From the Little Home
Horace  (Italian)
Variant of Horatio: Timekeeper. Derived from the Roman Clan Name Horatius. The Close Friend of Hamlet in Shakespeare's Tragedy
Horatio  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Friend to Hamlet
Horatio  (Italian)
Timekeeper. Derived from the Roman Clan Name Horatius. The Close Friend of Hamlet in Shakespeare's Tragedy
Horry  (Italian)
Diminutive of Horatio: Timekeeper. Derived from the Roman Clan Name Horatius. The Close Friend of Hamlet in Shakespeare's Tragedy
Laertes  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Son to Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain
Marcellus  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' an Officer
Norway  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Fortinbras, Prince of Norway
Ophelia  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Daughter to Polonius
Ophelia  (Greek)
Help. Serpentine. in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Ophelia Was the Lover of Hamlet Who Went Insane As a Result of His Irrational Behavior
Polonius  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' Lord Chamberlain
Reynaldo  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' a Servant to Polonius
Thorpe  (Teutonic)
From the Hamlet
Voltemand  (Shakespearean)
'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark' a Courtier
Wyndham  (English)
Hamlet Near a Path

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