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 an 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, though in his case the name is an alternate transcription of GERMAN. Another famous bearer was the American writer Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of Moby-Dick.
Other Languages & CulturesHermanni(Finnish) Armand(French) Hermann(German) Ármann(Icelandic) Armando, Ermanno(Italian) Maan(Limburgish) Armando(Portuguese) German(Russian) Armando(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsHermansen(Danish) Herman, Hermans(Dutch) Harman, Harmon, Herman, Hermanson(English) Hermansen(Norwegian) Hermansson(Swedish)
People think this name is
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Sources & References
- Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 774.
Entry updated February 4, 2020