Given Name HAMLET

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Համլետ (Armenian)
PRONOUNCED: HAM-lət (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Danish name Amleth. Shakespeare used this name for the Prince of Denmark in his play 'Hamlet' (1600), which he based upon earlier Danish tales.

Categories

place names, Shakespearian characters