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Gender: Male Origin of Hamlet: Anglicized form of Danish, Amleth

The name Hamlet is a boy's name of Danish origin. Hamlet and is often added to user-created lists like Bohemian Boy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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The "To Be or Not to Be" jokes, via Shakespeare's tortured prince, will get old by Month Two.

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Famous People Named Hamlet

Hamlet Isakhanli, Azerbaijani mathematician, poet and writer
Hamlet Apetnakovich Mkhitaryan, Armenian and Soviet footballer
Hamlet Mkhitaryan, Armenian footballer
Hamlet Winstanley, English painter

Pop Culture References for the name Hamlet

"Hamlet," play by Shakespeare and its main character
Hamlet, female character in "The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet"
Hamlet, Patti Mayonnaise's hamster on animated series "Doug"

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