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It is also the name for J. K. Rowling's lead female character in the hit series "Harry Potter".
-- oliviba  12/23/2004
Hermione Granger's middle name is Jean.
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2011
I think this is a beautiful name. Both because of its modern use in Harry Potter and because of its use in Shakespeare, both very influential literature pieces.
-- Gianna  6/6/2005
I strongly agree that it's smart to use something Shakespearean. Although I wouldn't name my child Hermione. I'd feel so sorry for her and her teachers to try and spell that!
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2005
Not only is this name a Shakespearean character, it is also a great, dark main belt asteroid. It was discovered 5/12/1872 by J. C. Watson. He named it Hermione after the daughter of Helen and Melelaus in Greek mythology. So think about this before naming your girl "great dark main belt."
-- Tbird  6/24/2005
I love this name. Not only is it in Harry Potter and the book that I am writing, it is from Shakespeare, and through that story the name means "rebirth". The character hid from her husband, and then was reunited with him when a statue of her "came alive" in the garden. In Harry Potter it means "Girl Power" and "Intellect" as Hermione Granger is a butt-kicking girl who is smarter than some of her professors.
-- author  8/15/2005
Heavenly name! I love it!
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2005
It is an adorable name. Very feminine. But it doesn't just roll off my tongue as easy as Bonnie, or Tabitha, or Danielle does.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2005
I like Hermione Granger: Intelligent, quick, hard-working, book-smart, cool. Names related or relating to Hermione are:
Hermesind
Hermia
Hermion
Hermione
Hermionee
Shakespeare, like Scott and Milton, liked the accent on the second syllable on the name: Her-MI-o-nee. :)
-- Tbird  9/22/2005
Same as Hermiona; daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, wife of Cadmus, mother of Semele and Ino.
-- 0pticon  11/6/2005
This is a very unusual name; I LOVE the emphasis on the last syllable, nEE. I like it better in literature than for a real person, though.
-- Anonymous User  11/30/2005
I first saw this name in the title of a David Bowie song - Letter to Hermione - (he never actually sings it, so for years I mispronounced it). Then along came Harry Potter (which I'm a fan of, but still).
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
In Archie comics, heiress Veronica Lodge's mother is named Hermione.
-- Labonne  1/9/2006
I like this name, I used to like the character in the HP movies. Anyway, Shakespeare has good taste in, and I mean this in a good-natured way, odd, unusual, and interesting names for characters.:) I'm almost envious!
-- Anonymous User  3/22/2006
It's a good name with a wonderful background, but I personally would abstain from naming my child this. People would make Harry Potter jokes about that child all her life, but if you want to put your little girl through that then be my guest.

Although it really is a lovely name.
-- Anonymous User  4/8/2006
Hermione Norris is a well known British actress (played Karen Marsden in TV series "Cold Feet" and Carol Jordan in "Wire in the Blood").
-- Ylva  6/10/2006
Hermione is perhaps the female name for Hermes. It's difficult to pronounce and unpopular, but a good and very rare name. Famous bearers are the main character in Shakespeare's 'Winter's Tale' and of course a female leading character in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series.
-- bean  6/11/2006
I love this name. It's so pretty and rare. I'm glad it's got some fame; the last piece of literature it was in was "The Winter's Tale" and now, of course, in "Harry Potter.
-- redhed491  6/25/2006
A very pretty name, but I would NEVER use it because of Harry Potter. (I'm sorry, I have a problem with those books.)
-- nelirosala  7/22/2006
J.K. Rowling cleverly led fans mispronouncing Hermione to know the truth. Viktor Krum (you Harry Potter fanatics like me know who I'm talking about) always pronounces it Hermy-own. It is actually her-MY-oh-knee.
-- ekatz7  8/1/2006
I think it's such a shame that the beautiful unusual name of Hermione has become so over-used due to the Harry Potter books. At least the popularity has stopped people from pronouncing it as "Hermy-own".
-- seethisworld  8/9/2006
In Spain it is pronounced "Er-mee-ON".
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2006
I like this name, but I feel inhibited in using it in my stories because of Harry Potter.
-- Anonymous User  9/19/2006
Several characters in various Agatha Christie novels are named Hermione.
-- black_lace  1/3/2007
A lot of people have left opinions about how they like the name Hermione, but it comes from the name Hermes, which means "cairn, pile of stones". I don't get it. But on the othe hand I do love the way it sounds!
-- victoire  1/4/2007
Cute name and kind of sad because it has only been recognized because of the Harry Potter fandom, or at least it seems like that.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2007
Hermione is a very original name and it is very beautiful. I think it just kind of fits with Hermione Granger in Harry Potter.
-- melinda1  1/25/2007
The only thing that comes to mind when you hear this name is to me: HERMIONE GRANGER.
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2007
I had never heard this name before Harry Potter but think that it is beautiful. I like names that you can make cuter nicknames out of though. What could you call a girl named Hermione? Hermy? Sorry, but ew!
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2007
I admit I like the character of Hermione Granger more than her name. I don't have very strong feelings about it. I like it, but I wouldn't consider naming a child Hermione.
-- Anonymous User  4/1/2007
I think this is a lovely name. I however would not name a child this.
-- LittleLilly  4/3/2007
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's youngest daughter is called Hermione.
-- .Megan.Shaelyn.  5/20/2007
Hermione is a used in a story written by William Shakespeare. In the story she dies when she faints when her husband Leonates accuses her of loving another man. I read the twenty tales of Shakespeare and it is very good. I hope you read it.
-- letsgopens  5/29/2007
Harry Potter ruined this name for me. I like those books, but hate the character. Anyway, the name is beautiful.
-- Yippal  6/1/2007
British actresses Hermione Gingold and Hermione Baddeley (who, unfortunately, detested each other).
-- Kosta  6/1/2007
I read that Hermione means 'maiden of high degree'.
-- Arie1207  6/4/2007
This is my grandmother's name. She's always hated it. Mostly because, despite the popularity of the Harry Potter books, many people still mistakenly call her Herman.
-- Anonymous User  6/10/2007
Hermione is also the title of an autobiographical novel written by H.D. or Hilda Doolittle, it is actually written like HERmione. The main character is named Hermione Gart.
-- Vraiment  6/16/2007
I love this name. I also love the Harry Potter usage and I would use it as a similar character in a flash.
-- spaz123  6/22/2007
This name will be forever associated with Emma Watson.
-- Hushpuppy  8/21/2007
Name of the day on Tuesday, August 21st, 2007.
-- ArielleirA  8/21/2007
In the poem "La pioggia nel pineto" the famous Italian poet Gabriele D'annunzio speaks with a fictitious woman named Ermione (Italian version of the name), pronounciated er-MEEO-neh.
-- dori89  8/29/2007
I think it's a lovely name. I just recently read 'Goddess of Yesterday' abot a girl who ends up in the kingdom of Troy, taking care of Helen's daughter Hermione. When I saw the name, I was life, 'OMFG HERMONE!'
-- stormy_lovegood  8/30/2007
I love this name! I think it is so beautiful, cute, and unusual (though very well known thanks to Harry Potter). I also love Hermione Granger! If I ever have a daughter, I will name her Willow Hermione. I think it goes together so well! Great name, I encourage people to use it!
-- harry_sent_me  9/8/2007
JK Rowling has heard several different ponounciations of this name, which she finds amusing: Hermy-own, her-my-nee, Her-mee-oh-knee, and her personal favorite, Hermy-one (XD, Star Wars flashback).

The proper pronunciation is Her-my-oh-knee.
-- stormy_lovegood  10/8/2007
I knew a little girl who had been given this name before the Harry Potter books came out, and I can't help but think that she's going to be accosted about it for the rest of her youth. It's a fine name, but parents should probably wait for the Harry Potter craze to die down before naming a child this.
-- Hart  1/2/2008
I love, love the name Hermione. It's such a classy, elegant, intelligent, and uncommon name. I would use it as a middle name, though, due to teasing because of Harry Potter. As a nickname, I think Mione (MY-oh-nee) is really cute. Hermy is horrible, though.
-- Skittsie13  1/28/2008
The daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus was called Hermione. When Helen was kidnapped by/ran off with Prince Paris of Troy, she took Hermione's baby brother, Nicostratus, with her, but left Hermione behind. Interesting to wonder what Hermione was doing for ten years while the rest of her family was in Troy.
-- Luanna  1/29/2008
In 1945's film "Brief Encounter", actress Nuna Davey has a brief role (pun not intended) as Mary's cousin "Hermione". This is an example of one of the few usages of this name in the media.
-- tu_es_faux  3/7/2008
I hope this name doesn't become popular, as it will get old fast. It's not a terrible name, but I don't get the appeal it has to many people. I like neither the beginning nor the end part of this name. The only decent nickname would be Mya.
-- slight night shiver  4/23/2008
Since I don't read or watch Harry Potter, I'm not influenced by any Harry Potter pronunciations of this name. I like to pronounce it her-MY-uh-NEE, although I know most people would say it her-MY-nee.
-- Pippin  4/26/2008
I think Hermione is a perfectly lovely name. I wouldn't name my kid this, but a character in a story, definitely! (In fact, I have used this name several times.) The only things that I dislike about this name are its associations with Harry Potter (which I dislike), and the fact that it is not easily spelled by some. It also doesn't seem to have many nicknames, but I think that Mina (or Myna, depending on how you would like to spell it) would be a nice nickname from Hermione. This is one of my favorite names.
-- Pippin  6/29/2008
Jean Racine wrote a play called "Andromaque" (French for Andromache) in which Hermione (daughter of Menelaus and Helene) is a main character. Orestes is in love with her but she's in love with Pyrrhus who's in love with Andromache who still loves her late husband. In the end, Hermione asks Orestes to kill Pyrrhus and when he does, she rejects him (because he killed the man she loved), and Orestes becomes insane. Hermione has quite a temper in this play.

Before Harry Potter, Hermione was in France an example of a furious lover who becomes murderous when her love is rejected. People who know the name by this play aren't likely to name their daughter Hermione!
-- Marie-Amelie  7/7/2008
This was one of my middle names long before Hermione Granger came along, and I loved the name before I read Harry Potter, but after, I sort of refused to tell people that my middle name was Hermione because they made fun of me. I think it's a really unique name that people associate too much with Harry Potter and not enough with Shakespeare.
-- randomlyKeira  9/10/2008
Myna (or Mina) is a creative nickname for Hermione, but it just makes me think of myna birds. I much prefer Mione.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2008
Personally I wish this was my middle name or something; it is very pretty and different. Although it is only popular because of Harry Potter.
Shakespeare is a very interesting writer with an even more interesting taste in names. Two thumbs up for Shakespeare!
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2008
I hadn't been exposed to this name until the Harry Potter books. (And for years I mispronounced it as her-mee-OWN!) Anyway, I think this name is absolutely stunning, but it definitely takes charisma to carry it off.
-- erb816  11/24/2008
It's a pretty name. I like it. I don't think I'd like it as a little girl's name, though. But it sounds gorgeous for like a grandma or something haha. :) If I could rename a grandma Hermione, I would. ;) hehe
-- annamarie941408  12/1/2008
A girl at my daughter's old pre-school was Harmione (with an 'a'). So if you like Hermione but don't want the stigma attached to Harry Potter, Harmione with an 'a' might be a better alternative.
-- she_assassin  1/12/2009
What's funny is I know someone named Hermione and she hates the Harry Potter series and school, and is very pretty with straight blond hair. People are always making Harry Potter jokes, so she has us call her Hilary, her favorite name.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  2/1/2009
Hermione Granger is absolutely my hero! I would love to name my child this but it's terrible that there's really no good nickname. I suppose Hera is possible though. Hermy would be horrible though haha. Maybe Maya could be a possible nickname as well.
-- willarose93  3/14/2009
I've seen that some of you, because of the Harry Potter character, wouldn't use this name on a child. I really think that it doesn't matter much, at least to me, especially since Hermione wasn't a bad character. She was very wise, and kind really, not a bad namesake at all. I would name my daughter Hermione, and intend on it. I find it beautiful, mythical, rare and sweet.
-- willarose93  3/26/2009
Hermione is usually associated with the book and movie series 'Harry Potter', but actually, what comes to mind when I think of the name is one of the minor characters from my favourite cartoon, 'Mike, Lu, & Og'. Hermione is a Cuzzlewit girl. (The Cuzzlewits are the people who live on the other side of the island that the show takes place on.) In the episode, 'The Three Amigas', Lu gets jealous when Mike and Hermione become friends.
-- LittleMissWeekender  5/3/2009
I love this name; I had never heard of it before Harry Potter (although I am now reading The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, so two places now) and JKR's character is wonderful. It's beautiful and rare, and perhaps unusually having spoken to many people about it, I never had any trouble pronouncing it.
-- xkimlyx  7/1/2009
When I first started reading Harry Potter, I detested the name Hermione, but since I read a Winter's Tale- which is, by the way, a beautiful play- I've started liking it. It's not that I don't like Harry Potter- which I do- but it's Shakespeare's poetry that brings it to life.
-- tetty  7/8/2009
Pronounced HER-ME-O-KNEE in Italian.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2009
I don't care what anyone who happens to have something against this name either because of Harry Potter or because they hate this name, thinks. I love this name. It is definitely one of my favorites and I would name my daughter this. It's not strange or weird, it's just unique and beautiful in its own way. It might be long but it rolls off your tongue. Despite the fact that probably one of the reasons why I love this name is because I love the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling's character Hermione. But how bad can it be? Hermione is an intelligent, witty, beautiful, funny, and adorable character. Almost everything I would want my daughter to be like. I mean, of course there might be a couple of jokes here and there, but it is up to her on how she can handle them. Hermione means "messenger" in Greek, and I absolutely adore this name!
-- IceQueen6Chibby  7/19/2009
This beautiful name, was the name of the day on 8-21-09 (August twenty-first two thousand-nine)! :)
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2009
In Czech Republic it is pronounced "Hehr-mee-awn-ah" (shortly).
-- MaggieSimpson  8/21/2009
It's a very interesting name for sure. There have been people by this name (i.e. Hermione Gingold) and there was a woman in one of the Batman series episode named Hermione.

As far as nicknames are concerned, I think Mimi would be cute, too. Or Hero, but everyone might say "heroin" instead, unfortunately.
-- _0TophasNails_1  8/21/2009
Great name and great character (Hermione Granger).

Unlike many others, Harry Potter has made this name awesome for me. When I hear the name Hermione, I think: intelligent, witty, courageous, loyal, cute, and heroic.
-- phoenixtears89  10/5/2009
Me and my sister give this as nickname to our little sister who really acts and looks like Hermione Granger! I don't always think of Hermione Granger when I hear this name even though I am a fan of Harry Potter as I know a little girl called Hermione as well.
-- starz26  4/1/2010
A famous bearer of this name is British television and radio presenter Hermione Cockburn (b. 1973, Sussex, England). I also think this is a wonderfully lovely name. :)
-- walesgal92  4/3/2010
This is probably one of the hardest names to pronounce unless you hear it spoken (thanks, Harry Potter). But after I heard the correct pronunciation, it became one of my favorite names.
-- sobriquet87  4/13/2010
It's a lovely name and I would definitely use it for a child. I think it's cute and unique. Plus all the literary Hermiones (I've never heard of a real one) are absolutely brilliant.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2010
It's a pretty name, but I'd advise against using it on a child.
-- Black_X  6/27/2010
Even though I'm normally not a fan of girls' names that begin with H, this name just stands out and sounds incredibly lovely to me. No, I am not a Harry Potter freak, but I don't think the connection really hurts the name. I also love the connection to Hermes, one of my favorite Greek Gods. I find it hard to believe a girl with this name would be teased, especially in the "unique" world we live in today. And, with Hermione, It's a little refreshing to stand out.
-- EchoSketcher  7/23/2010
Such a pretty and graceful sounding name! No doubt I think so because of Emma Watson, though. :)
-- Liesl  10/23/2010
Hermione is also mentioned in John Milton's Paradise Lost (Book 9). He is referring to the mythical Hermione, Cadmus's wife, founders of Thebes, who were turned into serpents when they went to Illyria.
-- Author-in-Training  11/4/2010
It is quite unfortunate that it is so closely thought of as "the girl from Harry Potter". Very unfortunate, indeed. And because of that sad turn of events, it really is not suitable for reality. Many names have come to be ruined by modern books, this is one.

The Harry Potter character is well-enough in the role-model category (considering she has a good head on her fictional shoulders, and decent morals if you ignore the wizard/witch part of it). Once again, I do not support the naming of real human children "Hermione".
Perhaps if the hype ever goes down... a possibility.
-- Francesca  11/29/2010
Excuse me, but just what, exactly, is wrong with someone being a witch? You mentioned that you think the charcter Hermione Granger has good morals "if you ignore the witch/wizard part". I know many witches, thank you, and they are wonderful people with very strong morals-stronger than many Christians I know!
-- alicia_renee  10/6/2011
When I was six and my little sister was born, I really wanted my mom to name her Hermione. Partly because I was really into Harry Potter, even then, haha. I still think it's a really pretty name.
-- Nina.Matau  2/8/2011
It seems that today most people associate this name with the character Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, and while I admit to being a fan of the series and I had never heard of this name before that, I must also stress that, honestly, I don't care that this name is only associated with that series. I personally think this name is beautiful. Once you hear it pronounced, its really not all that awkward. Sure, people may have trouble with it when they have never heard it before, but once you hear its proper pronunciation it really makes sense. I think the name sounds soft, elegant, smart, and beautiful. And really, Hermione Granger is an excellent role model, one that I would be proud to be associated with. There are plenty of names associated with much worse things. I would definitely name my daughter Hermione, and if she gets teased, well I hope she realizes that the name is a good name, and has been a name before Harry Potter came out, and that Hermione Granger is a great character and there is nothing to be ashamed of for being named after her.
-- Anonymous User  3/31/2011
In a couple of years, when the Harry Potter craze subsides, it might be usable again. But even the insufferable HP character put aside, I wouldn't like this name very much. Though easy to pronounce it's still quite the mouthful, and it doesn't have a very nice sound to it. (No offense to any bearers intended, of course.)
-- that one  5/12/2011
Blech! I think this name is long, ungainly, and ugly. Seriously, combine the words- homley, germ, hermaphrodite- you get Hermione. (I was never liked this name for the HP book character either- JK Rowling was trying way, way too hard on that one).
-- JW41926  5/31/2011
JK Rowling has stated that she named her character Hermione because she imagined that her parents, both Muggle dentists, to be the type of people who enjoy outsmarting others by naming their daughter something long and hard to pronounce. (So no she was not "trying to hard," there was method in this madness. See I know Harry Potter and Shakespeare! :D) I think Hermione is a pretty name but obviously anyone that names their child this now is just asking for her to be teased. Maybe in twenty years when people still read Harry Potter but the movies are no longer current it will be cool. Hermione as a middle name or a pet's name would be great though.
-- Namedork  7/6/2011
It's a terrible name. I doubt anyone would like it if it weren't for Harry Potter.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
Hermoine just reminds me of Hermoine off Harry Potter which is not a good thing.
-- Anonymous User  1/31/2012
Hermione is a name that brings feelings of nostalgia for me. It embodies almost everything I love, from Greek mythology to Harry Potter (yes, I am a Harry Potter fan!). I also adore that it has roots in Shakespearean literature.

Overall, this is a great name and it is on my list for future daughters. I prefer Hair-my-oh-knee/Hair-my-knee in terms of pronunciation.
-- UniqueNameLover  5/4/2012
This is a good literature name so I would definitely use it.
-- 555jazzy  7/27/2012
People should just forget about the character who happens to be named this in a series of rather childish books and even forget about the Shakespeare character, and use the name because they like it. I like it and I'll use it in one of my stories because I like the sound of it, not because of a famous bearer, fictional or otherwise.
I've heard it pronounced a lot of ways, but my personal favourite is HER-mi-own-ay. And if people don't know how to spell it, I can think of several nicknames: Maya, Mia, Mione, and May, to name a few.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2012
To the latest poster: I actually have the same nickname thoughts as you! Hermione is absolutely gorgeous with the nicknames Maia and Mione (MY-oh-nee)! And I love Hermione Granger the character :)
-- Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
I don't really have an opinion on this name. However, you should just keep in mind that any girl with this name might be bullied and she might end up hating her name once she finds out where you came up with it.
-- Icycoldhot  8/2/2013
I really like this name, but please, oh please, do not name your kid this only because you like it on harry potter lol.
-- Gio123  8/21/2013
My name is Hermione, I'm a teen and in highschool. I don't get bullied at all, all I get is comments like 'what a beautiful name' and things like that. No, I do not hate my name, a name is what makes someone unique and I literally would NEVER change my name. My mum doesn't relate my name to Harry Potter as she found my name in the Shakespears Winters Tale and nor do I relate my name to Harry Potter since it's the same name, not the same identity. I do get asked if my mum named me after Harry Potter but I say no and say where my mum got it from. It's actually kind of cool being the only one in my old primary school and the highschool I go to now called Hermione out of 1000 and something people. Though some people may relate my name to Harry Potter it's not like the character Hermione was a bad character, come on, the most she's ever done is turn someone into a frog. Go ahead and name your child the name you want it to be. I personally wouldn't like to have a common name, and having a unique name just makes me want to be me even more. Don't be afraid to leave the flock of sheep. I don't really like following the crowd and stuff like that, hence I don't backcomb my hair to a nest, smoke and run riots in the streets like every other 13 year old I know does, and I think what gave me that extra bit of push to be myself is my unique name. A name can do a lot, especially for the good. Though this is coming from a 13 year old teens head, I do hope this has encouraged a lot of people. :)
-- hermione_c  4/21/2014
I loved reading the last poster's message. My daughter is named Hermione and my husband and I have often had people comment on what a beautiful name it is. She is only 7 but she has never been teased at school about it and she suits her name perfectly.

To those wondering about a shortening, she gets called Mione (just the 'Her' bit dropped).
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2014
Love the Harry Potter series and would use this as a middle name along with Sapphira. Still like Leyla Palmira Zainab better.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
I know a German woman of this name, so it's German too. She goes by Hermy for short, but I don't know if she went by that before she came to America.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2014
Who cares if this is from Harry Potter? This is an awesome beautiful name!
-- BuyBeerOrPayTheRent  8/22/2014
Hermione is a name that is too closely associated to Harry Potter. I love the character Hermione! However, I would not name a child Hermione because that kid would be picked on for having a name from Harry Potter.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2014
Her MY o NEE.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2014
I really like this name, but I'm not sure I'd ever use it due to pronunciation issues. I'd probably save it for a middle name.
BTW, in Greek it is pronounced er-mee-oh-NEE. Of course, I'd use the English pronunciation, but I do like how it is pronounced in Greek, too.
-- HarderToBreathe  10/29/2014

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