Name Hamish Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Hamish


Hamish is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Hamish?

Hamish is the Scottish variant of James, which derived from the Hebrew name Jacob.

What does the name Hamish mean?

Hamish originally means “may God protect”. Besides, Hamish means”holder of the heel” (from Hebrew “‘akév/עָקֵב” = heel) or “supplanter” (from Hebrew “‘akáv/עָקַב” = to follow/to supplant), because he was born grasping the heel of his first born twin brother Esau and he bought his birthright to supplant him.

Pronunciation of Hamish

Popularity of the name Hamish

The name Hamish is ranked #7077 overall.

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