H names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Hammett

Hammett comes from an English surname which seems to be combined of Norman personal name Hamo/Hamon (the Norman form of Germanic haim meaning “home”) with the diminutive suffix coupled with the French diminutive -ette from French petite “small, little”, meaning “son of Hamo/Hamon”. The prefix ham- could also be from Anglo-Saxon ham referring to the flat wetlands, referring to someone who lived by or near a low-lying meadow.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Hammet (English)
  • Hamon (Medieval English)
  • Hamo (Medieval English)
  • Haimo (Ancient Germanic)
  • Hamnet (English diminutive of Hamo)

 

 

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