HERMAN
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: HUR-mən (English), HER-mahn (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by a 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church. Another famous bearer was Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of 'Moby-Dick'.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Hermanus (Dutch), Hariman, Hermanus (Ancient Germanic)
DIMINUTIVES: Harm, Mannes (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hermanni (Finnish), Armand (French), Hermann (German), Armando, Ermanno (Italian), Maan (Limburgish), Armando (Portuguese), German (Russian), Armando (Spanish)
Popularity
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