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Can also be pronounced Hur-MEHZ or Err-Mez.
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Accurately, Hermes is the Roman God of messages and communication.
-- audreyhubley  8/29/2006
Hermes is the Greek god of messengers, travelers and thieves, not the Roman one. Hermes Roman counterpart is Mercury.
-- Cuss10  2/12/2012
Hermes is Percy Weasley's owl in Harry Potter.
-- xKatiex  11/3/2006
Coming to think of this name a lot since I know this man named Hermes. He is a very nice man and so helpful. For us it's pronounced HUR-MUHS (no not like her-MESS though) which is the Spanish pronunciation. The name Hermes may in fact have Biblical origins, (ok it might sound ironic due to it being the name of a Greek god but that's also all part of the game here) and the characteristics of Hermes the messenger have may have been loosely upon from one of Noah's sons (whose names I can't remember now but when I take another look into this I'll be back with some 'clear information' I guess). I just find this name interesting for some reason and even more some of its origins and even more that Hermes may have even been inspired from the Old Testament. Hmm, but in some sources, it says it simply means "messenger." It fits in a way, but I'm still curious.
-- Loni_maryrose  6/8/2007
I think Hermes looks like a nice name, COOL!

By the way, I also think the pronunciation Hur-MEHS sounds much better! I'd use this name, it's nice and sounds like a nice, friendly and generous person!
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2007
I like this name a lot because Hermes is my favorite Greek God, and I also think that this name is nice enough to work even today. However if anyone is especially concerned about teasing, it does sound something like Herpes. I think however that by the time Herpes becomes common knowledge kids will have gotten over teasing people because of their names.
-- YMPvt  8/8/2008
Hermes is a nice name. And he is my favourite Greek god as well - unique! By the way, in a story I read, namely The Harlequin Tea Set, there is a dog named Hermes who, in fact, served as his master's messenger!
-- La Reina  12/3/2008
I love this name. Mind you, only when it's pronounced ayr-MEZ. That way sounds lovely.
-- Golden Phoenix  4/8/2009
Firstly, it is indeed Greek: theoi.com/Olympios/Hermes.html

Hermes: (doric. Hermeas, Hermeias), for Sermes (Sermeas, Sermeias) [1] that corresponds to sanskrit Sarameyas. She is the Bitch of the Gods, who drives the herds of souls, conducting them to their last dwelling.
Hermes also inherited his tasks of The messenger of the Gods, the God of Commerce (shared with Mercurius, his Roman counterpart), his main duty of guiding travelers, and as the God of Thieves, from the Vedic entities Sarama, Panis and Pusan, which he embodied along with his son Pan [2].

1. Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana, Ottorino Pianigiani.
2. The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis, Shrikant G. Talageri, C. 10 App. 3.
-- Mingan  12/27/2010
My brother's name is Hermes, and it's really not as weird as it sounds (we live in the US). I think it's really a strong and intellectual name, like the inventor of logic and invention, Hermes Trismegistus. I feel like Hermes can also be associated with the Greek God of messengers, thieves, and mischief. I think the two personalities of the famous bearers are literally exactly like my brother's so it suits him well. Just about anyone will either have a good sense of humor or be extremely intellectual, and by association I think this name can really suit anyone. I like it! It's also classic and modern at the same time. It's a great name.
-- avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
Pronounced HUR-meez.
-- avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
●Hiermies is Belarusian
●Hermès is French
●Ermís is Modern Greek
●Hermész is Hungarian
●Germes is Russian.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2014

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