Hamish is the scottish form of James but it is a name you see quite often here in Australia. It is the name of popular comedian Hamish Blake who’s part of the comedic duo Hamish and Andy. Hamish is a top 100 name in Australia at number 72 in Australia and 57 in Victoria. Hamish is currently declining in the Uk at 450 down from 230 in 1996. Hamish seems to be staying in the top 100 for a while in Australia. The pronunciation may be problematic in America but it is simply Hay-mish.