There are multiple origins and translations for the name:
1. Arabic name (همسة) means - "hiss; whisper; sizzle; breeze"
2. Arabic name (خمسة), Hebrew (חמסה) means - "five". Hamsa - palm-shaped amulet popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In Islam Hamsa also known as the hand of Fatima. Jews refer to it as the hand of Miriam.