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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Nicknames for Hermione

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

Meanings and history of the name Hermione

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

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

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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