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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hamlin

"Hamlin" is a name of English origin, and it means "Home". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A surname​.
  2. Any of various towns
  3. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Hamlin

Hamlin Andrus was a football player. Hamlin was born on March 30th, 1885 in Yonkers, New York. Hamlin is also known as Andrus and Hamilton. He left this life on July 9th, 1957.


Hamlin Rand Harding is a Member of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Board of Aldermen, Mayor of Cambridge, President of the Cambridge, Common Council, Member of the, MayorofCambridge, and Massachusetts House of Representatives.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hamlin

Harry Hamlin is an actor. He was most prominent from 1976 to present. Harry was given the name Harry Robinson Hamlin on October 30th, 1951 in Pasadena, California, U.S.


Hannibal Hamlin was an office holder. Hannibal was born on August 27th, 1809 in Paris, Maine. He breathed his last breath on July 4th, 1891.


Denny Hamlin is a nascar driver.


He holds the title Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Chair of the Federal Reserve. Charles was born on August 30th, 1861 in Boston. He passed away on April 24th, 1938.


Catherine Hamlin is an obstetrician and obstetrics. Catherine was given the name Elinor Catherine Nicholson on January 24th, 1924 in Sydney.


Ken Hamlin is a football player. His career lasted from 2003 to 2010. Ken was born on January 20th, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee.


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Popularity of Hamlin as a last name

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Common last names for Hamlin

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hamlin U.S.
  White 79.22% 64.26%
  African American 15.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.81% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.28% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hamlin

People with the last name Hamlin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Hamlin

  • How Popular is the name Hamlin? Hamlin is the 43,048th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hamlin was the 2,150th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hamlin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63 babies born with the first name Hamlin in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hamlin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hamlin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hamlin is Thursday, September 16th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Hamlin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hamlin was in 1916 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hamlin: Your name in reverse order is Nilmah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Imalnh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hamlin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,871 people with the last name Hamlin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hamlin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Hamlin as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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