Given Name HAMNET

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Diminutive of HAMO. This was the name of a son of Shakespeare who died in childhood. His death may have provided the inspiration for his father's play 'Hamlet'.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Haimo (Ancient Germanic), Hama (Anglo-Saxon Mythology), Heino (Danish), Heino (Dutch), Heino (Estonian), Heino (Finnish), Heino (German), Heimir (Icelandic), Hamo, Hamon (Medieval English), Heimir (Norse Mythology)
Entry updated July 2, 2008