Hermione Name Meaning & Origin

Hermione

Pronunciation: her-MIY-ə-nee (key)

Origin of the name Hermione:

Feminie form of Hermes, a name of uncertain etymology borne by the messenger god. The name Hermione is borne in Greek legend by the daughter of King Menelaus of Sparta and his wife, Helene of Troy.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Hermione: | Edit

It is pronounced as in Greek: Her-MY-o-nee. Due to regional accents, the 3rd syllable may be pronounced as a schaw (the -uh like "a" in about) or skipped altogether.

Was heard in the late 20th century in the Deep South of the U.S. pronounced HER-me-un.

Personal experiences with the name Hermione: | Edit

My name is Hermione and I was born in 1996 so, no, my parents didn't name me after Hermione Granger because 'Harry Potter' wasn't published in the U.S untill 2 years later. (but yes, I am a 'Harry Potter' fan) People only tease me by calling me 'Hermione Granger' but I don't mind it. Personally I love my name and I think people would be more open to naming their daughters "Hermione" if 'Harry Potter' wasn't published. I think it's a shame because it's a really pretty name. Both my sisters and I have Greek names; Caitryn (b. 1993), Hermione (me, b.1996), Abbeline (b. 1999).

When I was a teen I used to read Mad Magazines; quite often in the Mad magazine the name Hermione Zitzlaff appeared.

Nicknames for Hermione: | Edit

Mione, Hermie, Miney/Minie/Mine(pronounced like mine-ee),Minnie, My My, Honey, Ionee,

Meanings and history of the name Hermione: | Edit

In Greek mythology, Hermione was the beautiful daughter of Helen of Troy and her husband Menelaus. She married her cousin Orestes, son of the Greek general Agamemnon and Helen's sister Clytemnestra.

Famous real-life people named Hermione: | Edit

Hermione Baddeley, English actress
Hermione Gingold, English actress
Hermione Kitson, b. 1985 Australian newsreader
Hermione Norris b. 1967, English actress

Hermione in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hermione Jean Weasley (neé Granger), wife of Ronald "Ron" Bilius Weasley and mother of Rose and Hugo Weasley from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Hermione, character in "The Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare
Hermione Fogel, a character in John Updike's novel "Terrorist"
Hermione Lodge, Veronica Lodge's mother in Archie comics

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