Other Origin(s):French, German, Scandinavian
Meaning:Trickster; Little village
Die-hard Shakespeare fans may love Hamlet, a masculine name immortalized in literature. Hamlet has Old Danish and Scandinavian origins, deriving from Amleth, meaning “trickster.” Amleth is the name of a figure in a medieval Scandinavian legend who was the direct inspiration for the titular character in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Hamlet also has roots in Old German and was introduced to the English language through Old French, meaning “little village.” Hamlet boasts a wealth of fame for its ties to the vengeful Danish Prince, so take some time to consider if this name is “To be, or not to be.”
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