Herman: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Herman

Herman

Pronunciation: HER-min (key)

Origin of the name Herman:

From the German Hermann, which is from the Old High German Hariman (army man, soldier), a compound name composed of the elements hari (army) and man (man).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Armand, Armando, Armin, Herm, Hermann, Manny

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A girl I went to school with used to talk about when she was little she would lie in bed and watch 2 spiders on the ceiling. She named them Gertrude and Herman. She said Gertrude ate Herman.

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Herm, Manny

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Famous real-life people named Herman: | Edit

Herman Melville, American Renaissance author (Moby-Dick)
Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate

Herman in song, story & screen: | Edit

Herman Munster
Pee-Wee Herman
Herman's Hermits
Herman Smuckers, the town bum in the internet comic blog, The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. Father of Alex, Max, and Orchid Smuckers and several other children. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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