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Scripts‘Ερμης Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.HER-MES Classical Greek
HUR-meez English

Meaning & History

Probably from Greek ‘ερμα (herma) meaning "cairn, pile of stones, boundary marker". Hermes was a Greek god associated with speed and good luck, who served as a messenger to Zeus and the other gods. He was also the patron of travellers, writers, athletes, merchants, thieves and orators.

This was also used as personal name, being borne for example by a 1st-century saint and martyr.
Feminine FormHermione Greek Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesErmis Greek Ermes, Ermete Italian


Statue of HermesStatue of Hermes


biblical, children of Zeus, earth, gods, Greek mythology, luck, martyrs, messengers, mythology, Olympians, Orthodox Saints, saints, tricksters
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute