Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἑρμῆς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. HEHR-MEHS(Classical Greek)
HUR-meez(English)
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Meaning & History

Probably from Greek ἕρμα (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 a personal name, being borne for example by a 1st-century saint and martyr.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesErmis(Greek) Ermes, Ermete(Italian)

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Statue of HermesStatue of Hermes

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Entry updated May 29, 2020