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Not to be confused with Amish, an Anabaptist Christian denomination.
Also not to be confused with either Haimish or Heimish, two English phrases of Yiddish origin.

Gender Masculine
Language(s) English
Language(s) Scottish Gaelic
Word/name Seumas (voc. Sheumais)
Other names
See also James

Hamish is a masculine given name in English. It is the Anglicised form of the vocative case of the Scottish Gaelic Seumas: Sheumais. The Scottish Gaelic Seumas is the equivalent to the English James.[1]


Fictional characters[edit]

-Hamish from Cecelia Ahearns book 'The Marble Collector'


  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hardcastle, Kate; Hodges, Flavia (2006), A Dictionary of First Names, Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 118, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1